Yeah, it's in Nashville. Memphis has the SD! tapings. As for Lawler losses since Bret: Ultimate Warrior KOTR 96, Mankind KOTR 97, Tazz Unforgiven 2000, Steven Richards No Way Out 2001. I'm sure there's more (probably Mark Henry Mind Games 96, for starters) but that's all I can think of off the top of my head.
I think the whole format has to change. It's been this way since 1998. This whole "so tonight...In this very ring...you will face ________ and if you lose you will never ___________ in this company again!" and cue lame music. It's tired.