Jerry Lawler

American professional wrestler Jerry Lawler

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.
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WWE commentator says Trump's CNN tweet is 'pretty cool' - Raw Story
Google News - 8 months
Raw Story WWE commentator says Trump's CNN tweet is 'pretty cool' Raw Story President Donald Trump's wrestling tweet directed at CNN provoked worldwide outrage Sunday and accusations of inciting violence against the media. But at least one person found it “pretty cool”—part-time WWE commentator Jerry Lawler. The veteran ... Outrage Over the Trump-CNN VideoNew York Times all 832 news articles »
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Wrestler Jerry Lawler, girlfriend arrested in Memphis
Yahoo News - over 1 year
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Police in Tennessee say wrestler Jerry "The King" Lawler and his girlfriend have been arrested on charges of domestic violence.
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Royal Rumble Rankings: 11-7
Cageside Seats - about 4 years
There have been 26 Royal Rumble matches in WWE history. Let's rank each one, shall we? Up next: Numbers 11-7. Professional wrestling is all about gimmicks and no gimmick has been as successful, at least as a match type, as the annual Royal Rumble. It takes place in January of every year and features 30 (one time 40) wrestlers competing in an over-the-top-rope battle royal. Initially, it was just a fun match WWE would put on that featured the best of the best. Eventually, it became a showcase match that would see the winner rewarded with a shot at the WWE championship at that year'sWrestleMania event. In anticipation of the 27th Royal Rumble match taking place this Sunday night (Jan. 26, 2014) at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, we're going to rank each of the first 26 from worst to first. Today we tackle numbers 11-7. _________________________________ 11. Royal Rumble 1997 Why it was good: This one benefits greatly from hindsight. Stone Cold S...
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Andy Kaufman alive? Jerry Lawler hopes so
Chicago Times - over 4 years
Yes, it's probably a great prank being played by his brother, but the Internet was in turmoil Thursday over reports comedian Andy Kaufman, who died in 1984, is actually alive and well.     
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WWE Night of Champions match card preview: Fatal Fourway for the Divas Championship
Cageside Seats - over 4 years
Divas Championship AJ Lee (c) vs. Brie Bella vs. Naomi vs. Natalya Throughout 2012, AJ Lee cemented herself as the obvious face of the Divas division. She held a major spotlight in top storylines and main events involving superstars such as CM Punk, Daniel Bryan, and John Cena. Vince McMahon even appointed her as the general manager of Raw during an extremely hyped wedding segment on the 1000th episode of Monday Night Raw. AJ Lee was indisputably the untouchable diva. This year, AJ finally put the cherry on top of her great run of success when she won the Divas Championship on June 16th at Payback. All you have to do is look at the tattoo on the back of her neck to see for yourself how much this moment personally meant to her. But ever since then, AJ has slowly taken a back seat to a new phenomenon: Total Divas. The Road to Night of Champions E! Network's hit reality show provided a showcase for several other divas on the WWE roster, including The Bella Twins, N...
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WWE NXT results and reactions from July 31: We're only dancing
Cageside Seats - over 4 years
Bada-Boom...realest guys in the room! Enzo Amore, who shaved off his tickler for this appearance, and Big Cas stroll down the ramp to kick us off this week. Without too much lead in, Colin Cassady gets the microphone to do his version of the NY/NJ schtick. He does okay, but isn't as smooth or natural as the Certified G. Things get awkward when Cas sings while Enzo sort of dances. That's when Tons of Funk show up, and I check to make sure I'm watching the right HuluPlus WWE show. Amore and Colin try to bail, but William Regal and Tony Dawson insist that Sweet T and Brodus Clay are here for a dance party. The heels' feud-mate Mason Ryan shows up and shepherds them back to the ring, where Big Cas gets a tandem Call My Momma splash and his partner runs into an unimpressive-looking suplex facebuster thing from the Welshman. Ryan dances (poorly) with the Funkasaurus and his teammate. In what counts as a long time without a match for a NXT open, our next segment takes...
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Carlos Cabrera: Jokesters, Villains and Belts: Wrestling's Mass Appeal
The Huffington Post - over 4 years
My dad started working for the World Wrestling Federation (better known today as WWE) when I was about six years old. He was, and still is, the Spanish commentator for all of their events, which means that I got to spend a little time backstage in the 90s when wrestling really blew up. I was able meet a lot of the WWF's biggest stars -- which was cool and all -- but I had nothing to say at the time. Not only was I not that into wrestling, I was a "Holy Grail"-reciting comedy nerd who couldn't be bothered with a pageant of men in spandex beating the Christ out of each other. I'd tell the other kids at school about my dad and give away T-shirts and toys as proof (ironically, to keep from getting my ass kicked on occasion). Wrestling didn't strike a chord with me... Until I met Jerry Lawler. Jerry "The King" Lawler, a wrestling mega-star and crown enthusiast, was a good friend of legendary comedian Andy Kaufman. Back in the day, Lawler was nice enough to play the good guy to ...
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WWE 'Money in the Bank' Preview: AJ vs. Kaitlyn
Cageside Seats - over 4 years
Divas Championship AJ Lee (c) vs. Kaitlyn A Payback rematch for the butterfly belt. Whose schemes will reign supreme when the former friends face off again for the greatest prize a female pro wrestler can attain? The Road to Money in the Bank A feud that has always been personal, with roots in a busted friendship, has become even more dramatically puerile in the weeks since the last scheduled match between current champ AJ and former titleholder Kaitlyn. The top Diva has looked to build on her psychological tactics (such as posing as a secret admirer who sent text messages to Kaitlyn, only to humiliate her on national television when she revealed her ruse) by wearing a padded body suit to impersonate the Hybrid Diva and calling her "man arms". Kaitlyn proved that she could do a pretty good impersonation of the pint-sized powder keg, even costing AJ a match against Natalya when she used her signature "skipping around the ring" distraction against her. The form...
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WWE Raw results and reactions from last night (June 10): Payback go home show
Cageside Seats - over 4 years
WWE returned to the USA network for Monday Night Raw last night (June 10, 2013) from the Richmond, Coliseum in Richmond, Virginia, featuring the go home show to the Payback pay-per-view (PPV) set for this Sunday night at the Allstate Arena in Chicago, Illinois. And it was a goodie. Click here for full results and the live blog from the show if you missed it. Let's get right to reactions. Remember, these were written as the show moved along with real time reactions to everything that occurred hour-by-hour. HOUR ONE They're actually going ahead with this match? That seems odd. Yep, they're really going along with it. Wait, here comes Vince McMahon, strutting and all. Oh, this is phenomenal. Vince tells him to ring the bell and Justin Roberts tell us it's a disqualification in favor of Curtis Axel. Triple H is pissed and this is awesome. Axel and Paul Heyman are literally pointing and laughing at Triple H. He's still undefeated. Oh god, it's gotten better. Trips tries ...
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WWE Raw results and reactions from last night (Feb. 4): I'm a wronged man!
Cageside Seats - about 5 years
WWE returned to the USA network for Monday Night Raw last night (Feb. 4, 2013) from Atlanta, Georgia, featuring Brock Lesnar making another appearance to tear shit up, CM Punk raging against the machine, and a couple big returns. The Hall of Pain is back open for business, folks. Click here for full results and the live blog from the show if you missed it. Let's get right to reactions: Brock Lesnar is a rabid beast with a seemingly neverending trail of blood dripping from his exposed teeth as he fights as hard as he can to get to his prey while Paul Heyman tries desparately to maintain his already light grasp on the leash holding him back. In back-to-back weeks, Lesnar has broke free of that leash just long enough to completely devour the meal in front of him -- Vince McMahon first, The Miz second -- while Heyman was left profusely apologizing before once again attempting to tame the beast under his care. Eventually, Brock is going to have to run into a bigger beast t...
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Cageside Seats Weekly Commenter Awards (RECs): Week ending Sept. 28
Cageside Seats - over 5 years
We're back with another serving of amazing work by you, the Cageside commenters. Some of you have truly stepped-up your game and produced amazing work. So it's high time to recognize the excellent FanPosts, FanShots, and comments that were the cream of the crop this past week. Oh, and thanks to Cagesider Ecstasy with Extra Cheese we now have a clever name for our new Weekly Cageside Commenters Awards which perfectly sums up what this series tries to do. After all, without all of you, Cageside Seats would not be the greatest pro wrestling website on the Internet. So, without furthur ado; we present to you... The Cageside REC Awards: Recognizing Excellence in Contributing. FOR EXCELLENCE IN AUTHORING OF FANPOSTS: Cagesider Kanenite ‘saw' IRodC's review of Chyna's sex tape, and ‘raised him' an amazing four part series. (You must read parts one, two, three, and four, if you haven't already done so). Cagesider Anthony Steven Lewis shared the video library of an Ind...
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Saturday Slapstick: Falls count anywhere
Cageside Seats - over 5 years
Welcome back to "Slapstick Saturdays," Cagesiders, where your old pal Hollywood Holland pokes fun at every botch, blooper and bomb the word of professional wrestling has ever given us. And if pro wrestling fails were currency, then former World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) superstar Scott Steiner would be the richest man in town. Back in 2003, "Big Poppa Pump" was embroiled in some half-baked program from WWE that involved an on-again, off-again relationship with tag-team partner Andrew "Test" Martin. Stacy Keibler had the thankless role of manager, which for all intents and purposes, made her Catherine to their Jules et Jim. Hooray for love triangles! Anyway, Martin was all up in Keibler's face when she tried to accompany Steiner down the ramp prior to their match at the Bad Blood pay-per-view. Things got a little heated and "Freakzilla," who was already in the ring, came forth and leapt to her defense. Literally. Unfor...
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WWE Smackdown results and live blog for Sept. 14: The Night of Champions go home show
Cageside Seats - over 5 years
WWE Smackdown comes waltzing back into our lives tonight (Fri., Sept. 14, 2012) from Ottawa, featuring a taped show on SyFy that represents the final television show before the Night of Champions pay-per-view (PPV) this Sunday night in Boston, MA. This is an interesting Smackdown because it was taped on Tuesday, just one day after Jerry Lawler suffered a heart attack on Raw the night before. While good news slowly but surely has been rolling in, when they taped this show not much was known on what the future would hold for the beloved color commentator. That led to a fairly tame show, by all reports. That's not to spoil anything but don't expect everyone to be at their absolute best with such a dark and heavy cloud hanging over their heads. If you don't want to wait until tonight, you can click here to read full spoilers. Remember, the show starts 8 p.m. ET on SyFy so be sure to get here nice and early to join in with all your favorite Cageside commenters. Smack...
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DVF Releases Fashion Week Video Shot With Google Glass
Yahoo News - over 5 years
[More from Mashable: After Jerry Lawler’s Heart Attack, WWE Updates Fans on Social Media]
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Jerry 'The King' Lawler suffers hear attack during live WWE 'Raw'
Fox News - over 5 years
Professional wrestling commentator Jerry Lawler suffered a heart attack at the announcers' table and collapsed during a World Wrestling Entertainment event on Monday night.
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WWE's list of the top 50 finishing moves of all time from upcoming DVD release
Cageside Seats - over 5 years
What is the greatest finishing move in pro wrestling history? WWE is answering that question in an upcoming DVD release counting down the top 50 finishers of all time. The video will hit shelves on Aug. 21, 2012. But you know how we're such blithering marks for lists like this, Cagesiders. We couldn't wait to take a gander at the goods and let you fine folks dissect it and tear it to shreds. And after seeing it, believe me, that's exactly what you're going to want to do. Here's your teaser before you take the jump and see the full list for yourself -- I agree with number one and then I absolutely despise the entire rest of the list. Sufficiently excited to see it? Good. Check it out: 50. JBL - Clothesline from Hell 49. Vader - Vader Bomb 48. Dusty Rhodes - Bionic Elbow 47. Ted DiBiase - Million Dollar Dream 46. Kerry Von Erich - Iron Claw 45. Rick Rude - Rude Awakening 44. Lex Luger - Torture Rack 43. Dudley Boyz - 3-D 42. Bam Bam Bigelow - Moonsault 41. Diamo...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jerry Lawler
    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 2016
    Age 66
    On July 1, 2016, WWE.com reported that his suspension had been lifted and all charges were dropped against both him and his girlfriend.
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    In 2016 Lawler opened his wrestling-themed establishment King Jerry Lawler's Hall of Fame Bar & Grille in Beale Street, Downtown Memphis, Tennessee.
    On July 7, 2016, Lawler returned to SmackDown resuming his commentary role.
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    On June 17, 2016, Lawler was suspended following his arrest for domestic assault, with WWE stating they have "zero tolerance for matters involving domestic violence, and per our policy, Jerry Lawler was suspended indefinitely following his arrest", until July 1, when the charges were dropped and WWE lifted Lawler's suspension.
    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.
  • 2015
    Age 65
    On October 24, 2015, Lawler defeated Terry Funk by disqualification at USA Championship Wrestling in Jackson, Tennessee at the Oman Arena in what was Funk's latest retirement match.
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    On January 8, 2015, it was announced on WWE.com that Lawler will be a part of the SmackDown broadcast team as a color commentator along with Michael Cole and Byron Saxton starting January 15, ending his 19-year run as a color commentator of Raw as he was replaced by Booker T.
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  • 2014
    Age 64
    On the March 17, 2014 episode of Raw, Lawler was blamed by Kane for allowing fans to enter the ring the previous week in Memphis as part of Daniel Bryan's Occupy RAW Movement.
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  • 2012
    Age 62
    It was announced on October 29, 2012 that Lawler would return to WWE on the November 12 episode of Raw.
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    On September 12, 2012, Lawler was reported to be slowly being eased off sedation, his ventilator removed.
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    On September 11, 2012, he underwent an angioplasty to improve blood flow to his heart.
    On the April 30, 2012 episode of Raw, Lawler competed in a Beat the Clock challenge to determine the number one contender for the WWE Championship match at Over the Limit, but was defeated by Daniel Bryan, who went on to challenge for the title.
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    Lawler competed in the 2012 Royal Rumble match as the number 12 entrant, but was eliminated by Cody Rhodes after 43 seconds.
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  • 2011
    Age 61
    Lawler teamed with Orton again on the January 10, 2011 Raw, facing on Miz and Riley, which Lawler won by pinning Riley.
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  • 2010
    Age 60
    On the November 29, 2010 King of the Ring Raw special, Lawler, (who was celebrating his 61st birthday) challenged The Miz to a WWE Championship match.
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    On the July 26, 2010 episode of Raw, Lawler teamed with Mark Henry, Goldust, Yoshi Tatsu, Evan Bourne and The Hart Dynasty in a tag team elimination match versus the Nexus.
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    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.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 2009
    Age 59
    On July 8, 2009, Lawler again ran for the position of Mayor of Memphis in a special mayoral election on October 15, 2009.
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    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.
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  • 2008
    Age 58
    On the July 7, 2008 edition of Raw, Lawler was attacked by Kane after saving Michael Cole from a similar attack, in which Kane repeatedly asked "Is he alive or is he dead?" Later that summer, he teamed with "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan to face Ted DiBiase and Cody Rhodes for the World Tag Team Championship but lost.
  • 2007
    Age 57
    On March 31, 2007, Lawler was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame by William Shatner, whom Lawler had a memorable altercation with on a January 1995 episode of Raw.
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  • 2006
    Age 56
    In June 2006, Extreme Championship Wrestling was re-launched and began a small invasion within WWE again.
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  • 2003
    Age 53
    Their divorce was finalized on October 15, 2003.
    In 2003, Raw's announce team of Lawler and Jim Ross feuded with Sunday Night Heats team of Jonathan Coachman and Al Snow.
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  • 2001
    Age 51
    On November 19, 2001, Lawler returned to the WWF.
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    In February 2001, Lawler's then-wife Stacy "The Kat" Carter was released by the WWF, and Lawler quit the company in protest.
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    With the creation of the XFL in 2001, Lawler was given the job as an announcer for the new football league.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1999
    Age 49
    Lawler was arrested on March 16, 1999 after throwing a ticket at a police officer and running over the officer's foot.In 2016, Lawler and his girlfriend, Lauryn McBride, were both arrested on charges of domestic abuse, with each party claiming the other assaulted them.
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    In 1999, Lawler ran for mayor of Memphis, Tennessee.
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  • 1998
    Age 48
    By 1998, Lawler rarely wrestled in the WWF and focused on commentary.
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  • 1997
    Age 47
    In mid-1997, Lawler entered the King of the Ring tournament for the first time and advanced to the semi-final round where he was defeated by Mankind.
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    His frequent insults toward ECW eventually led to the promotion "invading" Monday Night Raw in February 1997 and ultimately to a match with ECW wrestler Tommy Dreamer at ECW's Hardcore Heaven pay-per-view in August, which Dreamer won.
    In 1997, Lawler became heavily involved in the working relationship between the WWF and Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW).
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  • 1996
    Age 46
    The two met in a match at SummerSlam 1996, which Lawler won.
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    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.
  • 1995
    Age 45
    He defeated Tony Anthony for the promotion's top title in January 1995.
  • 1994
    Age 44
    In late 1994 and early 1995, Lawler wrestled briefly in Smoky Mountain Wrestling (SMW) while still continuing to commentate sporadically for the WWF.
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    This led to an elimination match at Survivor Series 1994, which Lawler's team won.
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    In the fall of 1994, Lawler initiated a feud with Doink the Clown.
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    This ultimately led to a match between the two at King of the Ring 1994 which Lawler lost.
  • 1993
    Age 43
    In 1993, Lawler was indicted on charges of allegedly raping a 15-year-old girl, which caused him to miss Survivor Series 1993.
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    Following the end of his legal troubles which kept him out of Survivor Series 1993, Lawler eventually returned to the WWF at WrestleMania X, which was also his first appearance as a commentator on a WWF pay-per-view.
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    From 1993 to 1995, he feuded with Bret Hart and the rest of the Hart family.
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  • 1992
    Age 42
    Lawler began his WWF career in December 1992 as an announcer on WWF Superstars of Wrestling.
    Prior to joining WWE in 1992 (then known as the World Wrestling Federation), Lawler wrestled in numerous territories, winning 168 championships throughout his career.
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  • 1991
    Age 41
    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.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1988
    Age 38
    He defeated Von Erich on December 15, 1988 at Superclash III to unify the two titles.
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    Lawler won the AWA World Heavyweight Championship from Curt Hennig on May 9, 1988.
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  • 1987
    Age 37
    Lawler feuded with Tommy Rich, Austin Idol, and Paul E. Dangerously throughout early 1987.
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  • 1986
    Age 36
    He later returned to the United States, where he defeated Bill Dundee on July 29, 1986 to begin a new reign as the AWA International Champion.
  • 1985
    Age 35
    In 1985, Lawler traveled to Japan, where he won the Polynesian Pacific title on January 25, 1986.
  • 1984
    Age 34
    Lawler became the NWA Mid America Champion on April 12, 1984 when he was booked to defeat Randy Savage for the title.
  • 1983
    Age 33
    On March 7, 1983, Lawler won the AWA International Championship by defeating Austin Idol.
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  • 1982
    Age 32
    After divorcing Kay, Lawler was later married to Paula from February 14, 1982 to October 2, 1991. He met his third wife, Stacy "The Kat" Carter, at a charity softball game in Memphis, Tennessee on July 23, 1989. They married in September 2000.
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    In 1982, Lawler began a notorious feud with comedian Andy Kaufman.
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  • 1980
    Age 30
    In 1980, his career was put on hold due to a broken leg, but he returned to the ring after several months.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1979
    Age 29
    On November 12, 1979, while working in the Continental Wrestling Association (CWA), Lawler defeated Superstar Billy Graham to become the CWA World Champion.
  • 1974
    Age 24
    While Lawler began his career as a heel, he became a face after splitting from Bass at the end of 1974.
    On July 24, 1974, Lawler was booked to win the belt and the title of "King of Wrestling."
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    In 1974, Lawler began feuding with Jackie Fargo, who had been his trainer and mentor.
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  • 1970
    Age 20
    Lawler debuted as a wrestler in 1970 and won his first championship in September 1971 by winning a battle royal.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1949
    Born
    Born on November 29, 1949.
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