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YouTube Finds: Bowden mumbles, eventually eats words as Jerry Lawler proves he’s still got it in WWE

January 12th, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments
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In 1996, I was crowing on live Memphis wrestling about Jerry Lawler being over the hill–that his best days as a wrestler were behind him. Somehow, I managed to mumble the words “1,000th show” like Daffy Duck–sounding more like “snow” than “show”–which Lawler immediately picked up on. See clip below. First, YOU trying saying “1,000th show” really fast–not that easy, is it?) In hindsight, I can’t believe I got away with implying on the air that Lawler was getting old, as he was quite sensitive about that. (Hence, his son being billed as “Brian Christopher” as he didn’t want the general public to realize that was he was old enough to have a son wrestling.)

Here we are, about 15 years later, and Lawler’s not only wrestling in the main event with two of the biggest stars in the industry on Monday’s RAW, but he’s also getting the pin with his patented fistdrop from the ropes. (Only fitting that Monday’s RAW was in Nashville.) Guess he proved me wrong.

I have to think Lawler’s ongoing Miz feud is perhaps leading to a Lawler match at WrestleMania, something he’s openly campaigned for over the last five years as he’s never worked the company’s biggest show as a wrestler.

  1. January 12th, 2011 at 09:11 | #1

    I really do hope that he gets a match at Mania… It would be awesome if my first time seeing Lawler wrestle in person was his first Mania as a wrestler and my first as a fan.

    It’s amazing how well he’s been doing recently. He’s more than twice the age of half the guys in there and is really showing them up. Too bad we’ll never see the piledriver.

  2. Steve
    January 12th, 2011 at 22:35 | #2

    Lawler vs. the Miz…I can only dream…

    If this match were to happen at Mania, think of the irony: recent reports on the internet claim the WWE will not hire wrestlers over the age of 30…

  3. admin
    January 13th, 2011 at 00:03 | #3

    Current plan, I believe, is Miz vs. Cena at WM. Here’s hoping for another Cena biceps tear between now and then.

  4. Old School Sammy
    January 14th, 2011 at 08:19 | #4

    John Cena is great—if you’re my 7 year old Son (who I keep telling that Miz, Alberto Del Rio and Jack Swagger are better–LOL), for me, it just reminds me WAYYYYY too much of the old Hulk-A-Mania run that left me really craving more NWA/World Class/AWA/ and Florida Championship Wrestling, which for some odd reason we got ALL of on Channel 61 back in the 1984/85/86/87 range here in Connecticut. It started at 8 AM With Florida and went all the way to 1 AM with WWF Spotlight…there were MANY cold beers consumed in the earlier portion of the AM on my College Dorm lounge back in those days in front of the TV…

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