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Encyclopedia > Jerry Lawler
Jerry Lawler Flag of United States
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Ring name(s) Jerry "The King" Lawler
Billed height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Billed weight 243 lb (110 kg)[1]
Born November 29, 1949 (1949-11-29) (age 57)
Memphis, Tennessee
Resides Memphis, Tennessee
Billed from Memphis, Tennessee[1]
Trained by Jackie Fargo
Debut 1970

Jerry O'Neil Lawler (born November 29, 1949) is an American professional wrestler and wrestling commentator, known throughout the wrestling world as "The King". He is currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment working and wrestling on its RAW brand as the color commentator. He also wrestles and occasionally commentates for the Memphis Wrestling promotion. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... An inch (plural: inches; symbol or abbreviation: in or, sometimes, ″ - a double prime) is the name of a unit of length in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... The metre (American English:meter) is a measure of length. ... The pound (abbreviations: lb or, sometimes in the United States, #) is a unit of mass (called weight in everyday parlance) in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... The U.S. National Prototype Kilogram, which currently serves as the primary standard for measuring mass in the U.S. It was assigned to the United States in 1889 and is periodically recertified and traceable to the primary international standard, The Kilogram, held at the Bureau International des Poids et... November 29 is the 333rd day of the year (334th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1949 calendar). ... For other uses, see Memphis (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Memphis (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Memphis (disambiguation). ... Henry Faggart, known by his ringname Jackie Fargo, is a retired American professional wrestler who competed in Southeastern regional promotions and the National Wrestling Alliance during the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... November 29 is the 333rd day of the year (334th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1949 calendar). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Continuity announcer. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... A color commentator (colour commentator in Canada), sometimes known as a color analyst, is a member of the broadcasting team for a sporting event who assists the play-by-play announcer by filling in any time when play is not in progress. ... Memphis Wrestling is an American professional wrestling promotion based in Memphis, Tennessee. ...

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Career

As a wrestler

Jerry Lawler has made history as being the wrestler with the most championship reigns of all time. He has won a total of 126 titles in his career; 30 of which were the AWA Southern Heavyweight Championship. Lawler held the championship another 12 times when the National Wrestling Alliance controlled the title. The AWA Southern Heavyweight Championship was a major title in the Tennessee area during the 1970s and 1980s. ... National Wrestling Alliance logo The National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) is the largest governing body for a group of independent professional wrestling promotions and sanctions various NWA championships. ...


Lawler was initially set to wrestle Hulk Hogan at the PMG Clash of Legends, a Memphis Wrestling event, on April 27, 2007. WWE took exception to the match with the reasoning that WWE stars are NBC Universal talent and since footage of the events surrounding the match was being filmed for Hogan Knows Best, which airs on VH1, there was a conflict. WWE tried to force cancellation of the event. The event took place on April 27, 2007, with Paul Wight replacing Lawler. In response, WWE has pulled all its talent from Memphis Wrestling shows.[2] Terrence Gene Bollea (born on August 11, 1953) is an American actor and semi-retired professional wrestler better known by his ring name Hulk Hogan. ... The PMG Clash of Legends is a forthcoming American professional wrestling show promoted by Memphis Wrestling owner Corey Macklin in conjunction with Hulk Hogan, scheduled to take place on April 27, 2007 in the FedExForum. ... Memphis Wrestling is an American professional wrestling promotion based in Memphis, Tennessee. ... April 27 is the 117th day of the year (118th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 248 days remaining. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is now the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... NBC Universal is a media and entertainment conglomerate formed in May 2004 by the combination of General Electrics NBC with Vivendi Universal Entertainment, part of Vivendi Universal. ... Hogan Knows Best is an American reality television show, centered around the family life of professional wrestling legend Hulk Hogan (Terry Bollea), and often focusing on the Hogans raising of their children, and on Hulk Hogans attempts to manage and assist in his childrens burgeoning careers. ... VH1 (VH-1: Video Hits One until 1994) is an American cable television channel that was created in January 1985 by Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment, at the time a division of Warner Communications and owners of MTV. VH1 and sister channel MTV are currently part of the MTV Networks division... April 27 is the 117th day of the year (118th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 248 days remaining. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is now the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... Paul Randall Wight, Jr. ...


As a singer

Lawler has recorded some material. Among these are two late-70s recordings: "Cadillac Man/Memphis", and "Bad News". During his feud with manager Jimmy Hart (Jerry Lawler is a factor for "The Mouth of the South" Jimmy Hart entering professional wrestling. Lawler wanted to record a wrestling album with him singing and, since they had gone to school together, he called Hart and asked him to be a part of it) in the mid-80s, Hart became known as "The Wimp", a nickname given to him by Lawler and chanted by fans, and was the subject of the song "Wimpbusters", which was sung by Lawler to the tune of the popular hit Ghostbusters by Ray Parker Jr.. A music video was also made featuring Lawler, legendary announcer Lance Russell, and wrestlers such as Randy Savage, Jimmy Valiant, Dutch Mantel, Tommy Rich, and Rufus R. Jones, along with footage of "The King" beating Hart and his "First Family" (a very young Brian Christopher also made an appearance as a young child being bullied, and another child is seen wearing a replica of Tully Blanchard's West Texas State jersey). He also recorded a CD called, "Memphis' Other King".[3] Ghostbusters is a 1984 sci-fi comedy film about three eccentric New York City parapsychologists. ... Ray Erskine Parker Jr. ... Lance Russell; legendary professional wrestling announcer in the Memphis region from the 1970s through the early 1990s. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... James Valen was a professional wrestler better known as Jimmy Valiant. ... Wayne Cowan (born November 29, 1949) is an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, Dutch Mantel. ... Thomas Richardson (born July 26, 1956 in Hendersonville, Tennessee), better known by his ring name, Wildfire Tommy Rich, is a American retired professional wrestler. ... Carey Lloyd (July 4, 1933-November 13, 1993), also known by his ringname Rufus R. Freight Train Jones, was an American professional wrestler who competed in the Central States and Mid-Atlantic regional promotions as well as the American Wrestling Association and the National Wrestling Alliance during the 1970s and... Brian Christopher Lawler (born January 10, 1972 in Memphis, Tennessee) is a professional wrestler currently performing for Memphis Wrestling and other independent promotions, and the son of professional wrestling legend Jerry The King Lawler. ... Tully Blanchard (born January 22, 1954) is a second generation American professional wrestler, best known as one of the Four Horsemen. ... West Texas A&M University (also known as WTAMU, or WT), part of the Texas A&M University System, is a public university located in Canyon, Texas, a small city south of Amarillo, Texas. ...


Personal life

Lawler has been married three times. He has two children from his first marriage. His son Brian, who has previously wrestled in WWE (as "Brian Christopher" and "Grandmaster Sexay"), is now performing in independent promotions. His other son, Kevin, has dabbled in professional wrestling as both a referee and wrestler. In his book "It's Good To Be The King… Sometimes", Lawler says he believes Kevin's short physical stature has prevented him from reaching success similar to Brian. Brian Christopher Lawler (born January 10, 1972 in Memphis, Tennessee) is a professional wrestler currently performing for Memphis Wrestling and other independent promotions, and the son of professional wrestling legend Jerry The King Lawler. ...


He met his third wife, Stacy "The Kat" Carter, at a charity softball game in Memphis, Tennessee on July 23, 1989.[4] In mid-February 2001, Carter (who was a valet and has also made in-ring appearances) was released by the World Wrestling Federation.[5] He left the company in protest.[5] Carter decided to leave Lawler in July 2001, and they separated not long after.[6] He rejoined the WWE in November 2001.[7] Stacy Carter (born September 29, 1971 in Memphis, Tennessee), better known as Miss Kitty or The Kat, is an American former professional wrestler and valet. ... A charitable organization (also known as a charity) is a trust, company or unincorporated association established for charitable purposes only. ... Softball is a team sport, in which a ball, eleven to twelve inches (or rarely, 16 inches) (28 to 30. ... For other uses, see Memphis (disambiguation). ... is the 204th day of the year (205th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... 2001 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December Deaths: July 3 - Mordecai Richler July 23 - Eudora Welty July 31 - Poul Anderson Films: July 4 - Cats and Dogs July 6 - Kiss of the Dragon starring Jet Li July 18 - Jurassic Park III July 27 - Planet of... November 2001 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December November - The Doha Declaration slightly relaxes the grip of international intellectual property. ...


In wrestling

  • Finishing and signature moves
  • Dirty attacks
Lawler was known for his myriad of illegal attacks during his career. The most notable were:
  • Throwing fire
  • Foreign objects (including "phantom foreign objects" removed from either his tights or a hidden area in the ring which an opponent would sell as if they had been attacked by brass knuckles, or cause a referee to "reprimand" Lawler allowing him to set up yet another dirty move)

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Championships and accomplishments

  • Gulf Coast Championship Wrestling
  • Maryland Championship Wrestling
  • NWA Mid-America
  • NWA Polynesian Wrestling
  • NWA Polynesian Pacific Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • NWA Virginia
  • NWA All-Star Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • Power Pro Wrestling
  • PPW Tag Team Championship (1 time) - with Bill Dundee

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References

  1. ^ a b WWE Profile. WWE.com. Retrieved on 2007-05-28.
  2. ^ WWE Pulls Jerry Lawler From Hogan Match, Big Show Replaces The King, Details Inside
  3. ^ Lawler's Album. KingLawler.com. Retrieved on 2007-05-28.
  4. ^ Jerry Lawler. It's Good to Be the King...Sometimes (p.333)
  5. ^ a b Jerry Lawler. It's Good to Be the King...Sometimes (p.403)
  6. ^ Jerry Lawler. It's Good to Be the King...Sometimes (p.415)
  7. ^ Jerry Lawler. It's Good to Be the King...Sometimes (p.372-373)

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Further reading

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