Sunday, July 8, 2018

Jerry Lawler's Classic Memphis Wrestling Report-June 23, 2018

Jerry "The King" Lawler welcomed this week's guest, WWE Hall of Famer, "The Birdman" Koko B. Ware.  They mentioned that it was Plowboy Frazier who first introduced Koko to Jerry back in 1979.  Lawler wanted to take a look at Koko so the next Friday in Blytheville, Arkansas, Koko wrestled "Cowboy" Frankie Lane.  Following the match, Lawler asked Koko if he could make channel 5 wrestling the next morning.  And the rest is history.  Lawler noted that he would put the whole Saturday morning TV-5 show together on the ride home from Blytheville, Arkansas the night before.

Lawler introduced his longtime band member, Tom Nunnery who is always playing "World's Greatest Wrestler" as they go to commercial.

The first match they showed was a match between Koko B. Ware and Jerry Lawler from channel 5.

Then, they looked back at the time Koko was crowned and renamed "Sweet Brown Sugar" as the newest member of Jimmy Hart's First Family.  They listed Koko's tag team partners that included Bobby Eaton, Stan Lane and Norvell Austin as part of PYT Express.  The PYT Express was created by Jerry Lawler.  Lawler and Koko also mentioned teaming with Andre the Giant in a six man tag match in Lexington.

They also showed a match with Lawler and Koko teaming up against the team of Bobby Eaton and Sabu from the Mid-South Coliseum.

They ended the show after reliving the classic NWA World Heavyweight Championship match between Koko B. Ware and "Nature Boy" Ric Flair from the Mid-South Coliseum.  "The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes was also ringside.

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