Trivia / Jerry Lawler

  • Actor Allusion: As with most wrestlers turned announcers, things from his career are referred to at times. For example, during the Bret Hart vs. Shawn Michaels match at WrestleMania XII, Lawler asked "How'd he kick out of a piledriver?!" The piledriver, of course, is his finisher.
  • Fan Nickname: His detractors call him the "The Burger King".
  • Money, Dear Boy: Lawler has admitted in a 2011 interview that he hasn't been interested in calling matches for years and the only reason he still does announcing these days is for the paycheck. That hasn't stopped him from crying to Vince and arranging to have Matt Stryker downsized for mocking his ignorance.
  • One of Us: Lawler is a collector of Coca-Cola and Superman merchandise, and owns a replica of the Batmobile from the 1960s Batman series.
  • What Could Have Been: According to Jerry's book, It's Good To Be The King... Sometimes, Jerry almost managed to get Elvis Presley (yes, that Elvis Presley) involved with Memphis Wrestling in some capacity, and even got to speak with his father, Vernon Presley, on the phone to iron out some details about it. Unfortunately, this was 1977, and we all know what kind of condition Elvis was in by then - in fact, a few weeks after that phone call, Memphis was down a King.