History Wrestling / JerryLawler

25th Aug '17 6:27:32 AM JamesAustin
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-->''"It takes a king to know a king!"''
-->--Jerry "The King" Lawler



[[caption-width-right:287:The King Of Memphis.]]

Jerry "[[RedBaron The King]]" Lawler is an American {{Professional Wrestl|ing}}er, promoter, illustrator, almost-politician and color commentator from Memphis, TN.

Starting in 1970, Lawler wrestled for numerous promotions including [[Wrestling/AmericanWrestlingAssociation the AWA]] and various promotions based in the Memphis area. He gained the title "King of Wrestling" after winning the Southern (Memphis) Heavyweight Championship. He worked as both a {{Face}} and {{Heel}}, and had a famous feud with Creator/AndyKaufman. He's also managed a few wrestling promotions, such as Pro Wrestling USA and the United States Wrestling Association.

Lawler would eventually join the Wrestling/WorldWrestlingFederation in 1992, originally as a heel color commentator and part-time wrestler. Lawler was noted for his humorous digs at popular wrestlers and, once the Wrestling/AttitudeEra was in full swing, his... um... appreciation of certain aspects of the female anatomy, which he gleefully called "[[CatchPhrase Puppies!]]" at every opportunity.

In spite of the WWF's often 300 day a year schedule, Lawler has still found time to wrestle for independent promotions from time to time and even some major ones outside of the continental United States every once and while.

Wiki/ThatOtherWiki has more information on him. Read it [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerry_Lawler here]].

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[[caption-width-right:287:The King Of of Memphis.]]

->''"It takes a king to know a king!"''

Jerry "[[RedBaron The King]]" O'Neil Lawler (born November 29, 1949), better known as Jerry "The King" Lawler, is an American {{Professional Wrestl|ing}}er, {{professional wrestl|ing}}er, promoter, illustrator, almost-politician and color commentator from Memphis, TN.

Starting in 1970, Lawler wrestled for numerous promotions including [[Wrestling/AmericanWrestlingAssociation the AWA]] and various promotions based in the Memphis area. He gained the title "King of Wrestling" after winning the Southern (Memphis) Heavyweight Championship. He worked as both a {{Face}} and {{Heel}}, and had a famous feud with Creator/AndyKaufman. Lawler is a former AWA World Heavyweight Champion and WCWA World Heavyweight Champion, having unified the titles by defeating [[Wrestling/VonErichFamily Kerry Von Erich]] at ''AWA [=SuperClash=] III'' in December 1988. He's also managed a few wrestling promotions, such as Pro Wrestling USA and the United States Wrestling Association.

Lawler would eventually join the Wrestling/WorldWrestlingFederation [[Wrestling/{{WWE}} World Wrestling Federation]] in 1992, originally as a heel color commentator and part-time wrestler. Lawler was noted for his humorous digs at popular wrestlers and, once the Wrestling/AttitudeEra was in full swing, his... um... appreciation of certain aspects of the female anatomy, which he gleefully called "[[CatchPhrase Puppies!]]" at every opportunity.

In spite of the WWF's WWE's often 300 day a year schedule, Lawler has still found time to wrestle for independent promotions from time to time and even some major ones outside of the continental United States every once and while.

Wiki/ThatOtherWiki [[Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} That Other Wiki]] has more information on him. Read it [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerry_Lawler here]].



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25th Aug '17 6:16:18 AM JamesAustin
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** Has been creeping into his commentary as of late. During the WWE World Heavyweight Championship match on the [[Wrestling/NoWayOut No Way Out 2012]] PPV, Jerry said the crowd was chanting let's go Sheamus when they were clearly cheering for Wrestling/DolphZiggler.

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** Has been creeping into his commentary as of late. During the WWE World Heavyweight Championship match on the [[Wrestling/NoWayOut [[Wrestling/NoWayOutWrestling No Way Out 2012]] PPV, Jerry said the crowd was chanting let's go Sheamus when they were clearly cheering for Wrestling/DolphZiggler.



* {{Cameo}}: Present in 2009 for All American Wrestling and Wrestling/DragonGate's joint show in Chicago for autograph signings.

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* {{Cameo}}: TheCameo: Present in 2009 for All American Wrestling and Wrestling/DragonGate's joint show in Chicago for autograph signings.



* TheCastShowOff: Lawler is a decent cartoonist, which was put into an angle with him and the Wrestling/UltimateWarrior in the mid-90's when Warrior's comic series came out. He also did the illustrations for Mick Foley's WWE Christmas-themed children's book.

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* TheCastShowOff: TheCastShowoff: Lawler is a decent cartoonist, which was put into an angle with him and the Wrestling/UltimateWarrior in the mid-90's when Warrior's comic series came out. He also did the illustrations for Mick Foley's WWE Christmas-themed children's book.



* ConspiracyTheorist: During the "Death" Of Mr. [=McMahon=] angle, Jerry Lawler kept accusing [[Wrestling/LondonAndKendrick Paul London]] of having something to do with it. He's also the one who lead the walkout vote of no confidence on Raw against Triple H for (correctly) pointing out someone behind the scenes was messing things up to make Triple H look bad.

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* ConspiracyTheorist: During the "Death" Of "Death of Mr. [=McMahon=] [=McMahon=]" angle, Jerry Lawler kept accusing [[Wrestling/LondonAndKendrick Paul London]] of having something to do with it. He's also the one who lead the walkout vote of no confidence on Raw against Triple H for (correctly) pointing out someone behind the scenes was messing things up to make Triple H look bad.
23rd Jul '17 12:22:35 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: He won more championships than anyone else in the WWF (though most of them are not recognized by WWE) and sold out a long string of shows than anyone else in his city. And he does commentary. He'd like to train some younger wrestlers too.

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* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: He won more championships than anyone else in the WWF (though most of them are not recognized by WWE) and sold out a long longer string of shows than anyone else in his city. And he does commentary. He'd like to train some younger wrestlers too.
23rd Jul '17 9:11:23 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* LetsYouAndHimFight: He sent Shinja, [[Wrestling/Jinsei Shinzaki Hakushi]] and Wrestling/BullNakano against Bret Hart by spreading rumors that Hart was a liar and racist against Japanese people. What's worse, they never got back at [[KarmaHoudini Lawler]] for using them though Hart would ultimately get the King.

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* LetsYouAndHimFight: He sent Shinja, [[Wrestling/Jinsei Shinzaki [[Wrestling/JinseiShinzaki Hakushi]] and Wrestling/BullNakano against Bret Hart by spreading rumors that Hart was a liar and racist against Japanese people. What's worse, they never got back at [[KarmaHoudini Lawler]] for using them though Hart would ultimately get the King.
23rd Jul '17 9:10:16 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* {{Expy}}: Of his trainer, Wrestling/JackieFargo, as Lawler took a lot of mannerisms, particularly his big comeback, from Fargo.

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Of his trainer, Wrestling/JackieFargo, as Lawler took a lot of mannerisms, particularly his big comeback, from Fargo.Fargo.
** Heel Lawler in WWF was eerily similar to Andy Kaufman, especially with him walking out when fans would boo while he was on the microphone and his making multiple appearances a night with many of them being fake outs. Was in that Lawler eventually became a lustful commentator instead.



* [[YiddishAsASecondLanguage Gratuitous Hebrew]]: After Wrestling/BarryHorowitz and Hakushi defeated [[Wrestling/ChrisCandido Skip]] and Rad Radford (Louie Spicolli) (w[=/=][[Characters/WWEDivas Sunny]]) [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipWVcR99Y5Q on the September 30, 1995]] ''WWF Superstars,'' in re Horowitz's efforts to "Americanize" Hakushi, Lawler said that Horowitz's next move was going to be to get Hakushi to "take that lampshade off his head and put a ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kippah yarmulke]]'' on."

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* [[YiddishAsASecondLanguage Gratuitous Hebrew]]: After Wrestling/BarryHorowitz and Hakushi defeated [[Wrestling/ChrisCandido Skip]] and Rad Radford (Louie Spicolli) (w[=/=][[Characters/WWEDivas (w[=/=][[Wrestling/TammyLynnSytch Sunny]]) [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipWVcR99Y5Q on the September 30, 1995]] ''WWF Superstars,'' in re Horowitz's efforts to "Americanize" Hakushi, Lawler said that Horowitz's next move was going to be to get Hakushi to "take that lampshade off his head and put a ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kippah yarmulke]]'' on."


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* LetsYouAndHimFight: He sent Shinja, [[Wrestling/Jinsei Shinzaki Hakushi]] and Wrestling/BullNakano against Bret Hart by spreading rumors that Hart was a liar and racist against Japanese people. What's worse, they never got back at [[KarmaHoudini Lawler]] for using them though Hart would ultimately get the King.
18th Jun '17 2:09:17 PM nombretomado
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ThatOtherWiki has more information on him. Read it [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerry_Lawler here]].

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ThatOtherWiki Wiki/ThatOtherWiki has more information on him. Read it [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerry_Lawler here]].
21st Mar '17 5:52:58 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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* BadassGrandpa: At the ripe old age of 61, Lawler took on Wrestling/TheMiz, thirty years younger than him, for the WWE Championship. How did he earn this title shot? By winning a battle royale that also included the likes of Wrestling/JohnCena, Wrestling/RandyOrton, Wrestling/CMPunk and King Wrestling/{{Sheamus}}.

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* BadassGrandpa: At the ripe old age of 61, Lawler took on Wrestling/TheMiz, thirty years younger than him, for the WWE Championship. In a ''ladder match.'' How did he earn this title shot? By winning a battle royale that also included the likes of Wrestling/JohnCena, Wrestling/RandyOrton, Wrestling/CMPunk and King Wrestling/{{Sheamus}}.
23rd Feb '17 3:07:44 PM Xtifr
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'''Jerry "[[RedBaron The King]]" Lawler''' is an American {{Professional Wrestl|ing}}er, promoter, illustrator, almost-politician and color commentator from Memphis, TN.

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'''Jerry Jerry "[[RedBaron The King]]" Lawler''' Lawler is an American {{Professional Wrestl|ing}}er, promoter, illustrator, almost-politician and color commentator from Memphis, TN.
17th Jan '17 5:19:44 PM nombretomado
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** Despite his current face leaning commentary style on ''WWE Raw'' and live pay-per-view events, Lawler always reverts to his classic heel-style commentary for the WWE's video game releases, playing the antagonizer to whomever is the face commentator (usually JimRoss or Michael Cole), and when he and another lead commentator are asked to re-create (word-for-word) the commentary for classic WWE matches. For instance, in ''WWE [=2K14=]'', HulkHogan vs. KingKongBundy in a steel cage at [[{{WrestleMania}} WrestleMania 2]], Lawler read the heelish JesseVentura's commentary's lines while Ross took on Lord Alfred Hayes' commentary.

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** Despite his current face leaning commentary style on ''WWE Raw'' and live pay-per-view events, Lawler always reverts to his classic heel-style commentary for the WWE's video game releases, playing the antagonizer to whomever is the face commentator (usually JimRoss or Michael Cole), and when he and another lead commentator are asked to re-create (word-for-word) the commentary for classic WWE matches. For instance, in ''WWE [=2K14=]'', HulkHogan vs. KingKongBundy in a steel cage at [[{{WrestleMania}} WrestleMania 2]], Lawler read the heelish JesseVentura's Wrestling/JesseVentura's commentary's lines while Ross took on Lord Alfred Hayes' commentary.
5th Nov '16 6:44:45 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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** As it turned out, his heart attack was not due to a blocked artery, but was instead a sudden unexplained arrest. He has been medically cleared to continue wrestling, and still works indie shows that don't conflict with his WWE schedule (he is only under contract to appear on ''Raw'' and PPV events).

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** As it turned out, his heart attack was not due to a blocked artery, but was instead a sudden unexplained arrest. He has been medically cleared to continue wrestling, and still works indie shows that don't conflict with his WWE schedule (he is only under contract to appear on ''Raw'' and PPV events). Presumably he has also been medically cleared to continue eating fried chicken.
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