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Jerry Lawler discussed his legendary feud with comedian Andy Kaufman in a new interview with WWE.com to mark the 30th anniversary of Lawler slapping Kaufman on Late Night with David Letterman. Here are the highlights. WWE CLASSICS: Out of all the great rivalries in wrestling and all the great pop culture moments, what is it about this one incident that 30 years later people are still so fascinated by? LAWLER: It was the first time something like that had happened. I don’t know if I should tell this or not,Read More
Jerry Lawler recently spoke with The Observer News Enterprise. He was asked about who he wanted to see in the WWE Hall of Fame. Lawler top two names he listed were, Randy Savage and Andy Kaufman. “They’ve not yet inducted Randy Savage yet, have they? I think probably Randy Savage,” he said. “I think he will eventually get in there. That is one those things. To me, if you are going to honor somebody, you should do it while they are still alive. I wish that Randy and Vince McMahonRead More
In Part 2 of Arda Ocal’s sit down interview with Jerry Lawler, “The King” talks about the differences between working with Michael Cole and Jim Ross in the broadcast booth, being sued by a woman in Louisiana, the origins of the “strap pulldown” in the middle of his matches and Jerry draws Batman for an Aftermath giveaway! Visit the blog at www.thescore.com/aftermath for contest details. Andy Kaufman deserving to be in the celebrity wing of the WWE Hall of Fame: “I truly believe that’s when wrestling became sports entertainment whenRead More

Posted On February 24, 2011By Owen PattersonIn News

Vince McMahon High On Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler’s Storyline

It’s said that Vince McMahon is loving the current Michael Cole vs. Jerry Lawler storyline as he gets to live vicariously through Cole. Most of Cole’s key lines on TV are fed to him by Vince. The current angle with Cole and Lawler is being patterned after Lawler’s most famous angle ever, the one in the early 80’s with comedian Andy Kaufman.Read More

Posted On December 22, 2010By Keelan BaldersonIn News

Lawler/Kaufman Incident Makes Greatest TV Moment List

The legendary confrontation between Jerry Lawler and Andy Kaufman on Late Night with David Letterman has made The Hollywood Reporter’s “80 Greatest Moments in TV History”. In a blurring of the lines between reality and fiction, the 1982 incident that saw Lawler infamously slap Kaufman in front of a live audience was featured in a list to celebrate the publication’s 80th Anniversary. Although the list wasn’t ranked, Lawler appears alongside notable tragedies like the 9/11 attacks and the Kennedy Assassination, as well as fonder TV viewings like The Sopranos finaleRead More