Full Name Jerry O'Neil Lawler
Born November 29, 1949
Jerry ‘The King’ Lawler has had a Hall of Fame career during his time in WWF, which would become
WWE. However, Jerry Lawler’s accomplishments before he ever stepped foot into the company
were just as noteworthy.
Jerry Lawler was the face of King of Memphis Wrestling and is best known for his feud with
comedian Andy Kaufman. The King would famously slap him during an episode of Late Night With
David Letterman. He would later go on to clarify that the entire feud was obviously staged.
Jerry Lawler has famously held more titles than any professional wrestler in the history of the
business, and funnily, has won none of his titles in the WWF/WWE. The King had a great run in WWE
however, both as a wrestler and then a commentator. Among Lawler’s famous opponents were Bret
Hart and Jake Roberts.
Lawler would subsequently reinvent himself and go on to becoming the voice of the Attitude Era of
WWE. Alongside Jim Ross, Jerry ‘The King’ Lawler would call some of the most iconic moments that
have happened in the business. Jerry Lawler would go on to wrestle on many occasions, even during
his commentary stint.
Jerry Lawler would famously suffer a heart attack while live on air in the year 2012, but managed to
return to full health and have another stint on SmackDown Live as the voice of SmackDown. For all
his contributions to the world of wrestling Jerry Lawler was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in
2007 by none other than the legendary William Shatner of Star Trek.