Monday, April 2, 2018

Jerry Lawler's Classic Memphis Wrestling Report-March 24, 2018

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On the latest episode, Jerry Lawler was joined by legendary Memphis Wrestling announcer, Dave Brown.  Dave Brown said that he got his start in wrestling back in 1967, which was the same year that Jerry Lawler graduated from Treadwell High School in Memphis.  They looked back at some of these classic clips featuring Lance Russell, Jimmy Valiant, Sam Bass and Plowboy Frazier.

Next, they discussed Dave Brown's most famous interview featuring actor Adam West, best known for playing Batman.  While Batman was being interviewed, Superking showed up resulting in quite a memorable interaction between the two caped crusaders.  Lawler's longtime band member, Tom Nunnery was back in the studio again this week and played "World's Greatest Wrestler" as they were going to commercial.

Jerry Lawler talked about former football player, Ron Mikolajczyk, and they look back at an interview Dave Brown conducted with Ron. During the interview, Lawler attempted to splash Ron with a big can of water, but it was so full that it spilled out, causing Lawler to slip and lose his footing. 

Ron Mikolajczyk would return at the end of the Southern Heavyweight championship match between Jerry Lawler and "Wildfire" Tommy Rich.  Jerry Lawler won the title with help from his manager, Sam Bass who gave him powder to toss into Rich's eyes.  Following the match, an upset Tommy Rich started attacking Lawler, which lead to both Sam Bass and Ployboy Frazier joining Lawler in beating up Rich.  Ron Mikolajczyk would hit the ring to get even with Lawler and company.  Mikolajczyk and Rich ripped Sam Bass' leisure suit off of him. 

They revisited an intense interview segment between US Jr. Heavyweight Champion, Tommy Rogers and "Superstar" Bill Dundee.

Next, they aired a classic TV-5 face to face confrontation between two of the all-time greats, "Macho Man" Randy Savage and Jerry "The King" Lawler.

A Power Pro Wrestling interview that Dave Brown conducted with the legendary, "Diamond Ring and Cadillac Man" Sputnik Monroe was shown.  Jim Cornette and Steve Bradley tried to interrupt things, but Sputnik was having none of it.

"Sensational" Sherri Martel was highlighted in an interview with Dave Brown that featured Brian Christopher.

The show wrapped up by showing some of Memphis Wrestling's behind the scenes interview bloopers featuring Dave Brown, Tommy Rogers and Austin Idol.

Throughout the episode, they aired commercials from Jerry Lawler's Classic Memphis Wrestling Sponsors:
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