Jerry Lawler

Professional Wrestler
Born Nov 29, 1949

Jerry O'Neil Lawler is an American semi-retired professional wrestler, wrestling commentator, musician, businessman, commercial artist and film actor, known throughout the wrestling world as Jerry "The King" Lawler. He is currently signed to WWE, working on its Raw brand as the color commentator and occasional wrestler. He also wrestles and occasionally commentates for the Memphis Wrestling promotion. Lawler has held 164 championships throughout his career.… Read More

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1949 Birth Born on November 29, 1949.


1970 20 Years Old Lawler debuted as a wrestler in 1970 and won his first championship in September 1971 by winning a battle royal. … Read More
In 1974, Lawler began feuding with Jackie Fargo, who had been his trainer and mentor. … Read More
1979 29 Years Old On November 12, 1979, while working in the Continental Wrestling Association (CWA), Lawler defeated Superstar Billy Graham to become the CWA World Champion.


1980 30 Years Old In 1980, his career was put on hold due to a broken leg, but he returned to the ring after several months.
1982 32 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1982, Lawler began a notorious feud with comedian Andy Kaufman. … Read More
1983 - 1986 4 More Events
1987 37 Years Old Lawler feuded with Tommy Rich, Austin Idol, and Paul E. Dangerously throughout early 1987. … Read More
1988 38 Years Old 1 More Event
Lawler won the AWA World Heavyweight Championship from Curt Hennig on May 9, 1988. … Read More


1991 41 Years Old In 1991 and 1992, while working in the United States Wrestling Association (USWA), Lawler teamed with Jeff Jarrett in a match against The Moondogs over the USWA World Tag Team Championship.
1992 42 Years Old 1 More Event
Prior to joining WWE in 1992 (then known as the World Wrestling Federation), Lawler wrestled in numerous territories, winning 168 championships throughout his career. … Read More
From 1993 to 1995, he feuded with Bret Hart and the rest of the Hart family. … Read More
This ultimately led to a match between the two at King of the Ring 1994 which Lawler lost.
1995 45 Years Old He defeated Tony Anthony for the promotion's top title in January 1995.
1996 46 Years Old 1 More Event
By 1996, Lawler wrestled occasionally on WWF Superstars where he would take on jobbers while holding a microphone in the ring to, essentially, "do the commentary on (his) very own matches" while occasionally serving as the official cornerman for Isaac Yankem D.D.S. After a brief feud with The Ultimate Warrior, Lawler began feuding with Jake Roberts after making fun of Roberts' drug and alcohol problems.
In 1997, Lawler became heavily involved in the working relationship between the WWF and Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW). … Read More
1998 48 Years Old By 1998, Lawler rarely wrestled in the WWF and focused on commentary. … Read More
1999 49 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1999, Lawler ran for mayor of Memphis, Tennessee. … Read More


With the creation of the XFL in 2001, Lawler was given the job as an announcer for the new football league. … Read More
2003 53 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2003, Raw's announce team of Lawler and Jim Ross feuded with Sunday Night Heats team of Jonathan Coachman and Al Snow. … Read More
2006 - 2008 3 More Events
2009 59 Years Old 1 More Event
On the March 23, 2009 edition of Raw, Lawler challenged Chris Jericho to a match because of his disrespect and erratic behavior to WWE Hall of Famers, which Jericho accepted. … Read More


On June 7, 2010, during a Viewer's Choice edition of Raw, Lawler lost his crown to IRS because he had apparently not paid his taxes, but it was regained by Quinton Jackson later on. … Read More
2011 61 Years Old Lawler teamed with Orton again on the January 10, 2011 Raw, facing on Miz and Riley, which Lawler won by pinning Riley. … Read More
Lawler competed in the 2012 Royal Rumble match as the number 12 entrant, but was eliminated by Cody Rhodes after 43 seconds. … Read More
2014 - 2015 3 More Events
In early 2016, Lawler became a tweener once again (for the first time since 2006) when he began agreeing with heel tactics as well as degrading the faces, though not a full fledged heel.
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