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WWE’s Jerry ‘the King’ Lawler reaches ‘All-Star’ status

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When THQ’s new “WWE All Stars” video game was released in March, Hulk Hogan was a somewhat surprising inclusion with his TNA obligation, along with the Ultimate Warrior, who’s had an tumultuous relationship with Vince & Co. over the years.

While the arcade-action-style game included some of the WWE’s all-time greats, such as the late Randy “Macho Man” Savage (who even cut one heck of a promo putting the game over), Bret “the Hitman” Hart and Ricky Steamboat, notable omissions included the Road Warriors, Chris Jericho and Jerry Lawler. Earlier this month, THQ released these classic characters as part of the “All Time Greats” pack, available for download on PS3 and Xbox 360 for $3.99. A “Southern Charisma” pack, which will consist of “Freebird” Michael Hayes, Big Boss Man and Mark Henry (though unfortunately no Terry Gordy, Phil Hickerson, Dutch Mantell, Dusty Rhodes or the Von Erichs) will be available on Aug. 2. (Because when you think of charisma, you instantly think of Mark Henry.)

The game’s over-the-top Lawler move-set looks pretty cool, but I certainly hope the King is programmed with the capability of pulling his strap down (the old-school equivalent of Popeye and his spinach); otherwise, he’ll never be able to mount a comeback. (No word on if fireballs or chain-wrapped punches are included in the King’s repertoire.)

Check out this “footage” of Lawler battling his cousin, the Honky Tonk Man, who finally gets a little payback for those inside jabs at the King over the Internet all those years. (Nope, Memphis fans, the action does not spill over to the concession stand, either.) In case you’re wondering how Lawler can wrestle and commentate on his match at the same time, see the YouTube clip below from 1996, in which he coincidentally is wearing nearly the exact same ring attire, while I provide guidance outside the ring as the King’s manager.

  1. July 20th, 2011 at 14:29 | #1

    Love that smooth transition into the piledriver.
    Thanks for the post.

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