One of the most entertaining territories of the 1970’s thru the 90’s was Memphis. It went through many names (CWA, USWA, Power Pro Wrestling and Memphis Wrestling), but the formula always remained the same: excellent mic work, fast paced matches, and the unbelievable drawing power of the main star and co-owner Jerry “The King” Lawler.
My favorite pro wrestling territory of all-time was Memphis wrestling. Jerry Lawler captivated fans with his emotional interviews and gritty battles. Sadly none of this will be captured on an upcoming WWE home video on the King.
Legendary pro wrestling journalist Bill Apter talked with former wrestling great (and one of my personal favorites) Austin Idol. Idol and Apter talk about the 40-year anniversary of one of the worst plane crashes in wrestling history in a fascinating interview.
Former WWE Superstar Brian Christopher, son of Jerry Lawler, has a new hip-hop CD out on iTunes. “Bringin’ Sexay Back” is also available on Amazon and Spotify. A press release described the CD like this:
“This CD consists of several hilarious song parodies plus some great original music. Included on his CD are the songs ‘Going Down’ which Brian uses as he makes his grand...
You know what makes me angry? When a wrestling company puts something else above the industry.
I get that there are stockholders to answer to, and WWE Network subscription numbers to explain away. I’m well aware that WWE Raw is getting ready to face it biggest competition in the coming weeks with Monday Night Football
But no excuse justifies WWE hitching a ride on the Michael Sam...
-WWE Hall of Famer Jerry Lawler has been lending his voice to WWE programming in the announce booth for over 20 years. While the memories that most WWE fans have been left with of Lawler are in the commentary booth, he’s left behind a legendary wrestling career as well.
Jerry “The King” Lawler earned his nickname as the King of Memphis Wrestling for over 20 years before he...