Saturday, December 1, 2007

WWE Superstar Jerry "The King" Lawler

Decorating himself in royal blue and gold attire accompanied by his famous crown, Jerry “The King” Lawler is one of the most accomplished color commentators and Superstars in sports-entertainment history.

Lawler is a favorite among WWE fans for his historic career and weekly contributions on Monday Night RAW with broadcast partner Jim Ross.

A self-proclaimed king, this excitable and outspoken RAW color commentator from Memphis has been dishing it out with the microphone and in the ring dating back 30 years. He got his orginal break back home in the Memphis wrestling circuit. It’s his gift of gab and southern pride that have on occasion led to “The King” lacing up the boots and getting in the ring again.

While "The King" has scored victories over legends such as Terry Funk and Hulk Hogan during his career, he is perhaps best known for his rivalry with entertainer Andy Kaufman. This led to a role alongside Jim Carrey in the hit film, “Man in the Moon.” The Lawler-Kaufman battles raged not only in the ring, but on television as well. Lawler’s incident on “Late Night with David Letterman” where he slapped Kaufman is considered one of the most memorable moments in that show’s history.

Lawler brings a unique brand of commentary to RAW that draws millions of followers around the world each week. The King has become so popular that he even wrote an autobiography. “It’s Good to be the King ... Sometimes,” was released in late 2002 to critical acclaim and is still one of the best sellers in the WWE autobiography series.

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