Jerry Lawler - Famous Commentator

Jerry Lawler Net Worth


Jerry Lawler, also known as ‘The King,’ is a famous American semi-retired professional wrestler and WWE commentator. He has a net worth of $1.5 million and is considered one of the central figures in the world of professional wrestling. Lawler held numerous championships throughout his career and was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2007.

Key facts:

  • Jerry Lawler has held more recognized championships than any other professional wrestler in history.
  • He developed a notable feud with comedian Andy Kaufman.
  • Jerry Lawler suffered a heart attack in 2012 but recovered and was cleared to return to WWE.
  • Outside of wrestling, he has explored ventures in music, acting, voice acting, and even attempted to become the mayor of Memphis.
  • Jerry Lawler's family is also involved in the wrestling world, with his cousin being The Honky Tonk Man and his sons pursuing careers in wrestling as well.

Basic Information About Jerry Lawler

CategoryAthletes β€Ί Wrestlers
ProfessionsWrestler, Actor, Commentator, Musician, Businessperson
Net worth$1,500,000
Date of birth1949-11-29 (74 years old)
Place of birthMemphis
NationalityUnited States of America
Curiosities and TrademarksGolden crown, long blue cape, golden sceptor
Trademark move: Fallback Piledriver
Finishing move: Spike Piledriver
Trademark move: Second-Rope Diving Fist Drop
Trademark move: Brainbuster DDT
Height6 ft (1.83 m)
Social Mediaβ†—οΈŽ Wikipedia β†—οΈŽ IMDb

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Jerry Lawler roles

Movie / Series Role
Man on the MoonJerry Lawler
FrontlineSelf 1 episode, 2016
WWE Monday Night RAWJerry 'The King' Lawler / ... 1,038 episodes, 1993-2020
SvengoolieSelf - Guest (2014 airing) / ... 2 episodes, 2014

Jerry Lawler's Quotes

  • [when asked if Stu Hart was betting that Owen Hart would win the match] He gave up betting after the Civil War.
  • [on Owen Hart running away from Stone Cold Steve Austin] Looks like Owen opened up a can of haul-ass!
  • She wants me. I can read her like a book, but I prefer the Braille edition.
  • You know J.R., obviously the only exercise you get is stretching the truth or jumping to conclusions.
  • Andy Kaufman's mom wanted a girl, his father wanted a boy, and they were both satisfied!

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Interesting Facts about Jerry Lawler

  1. Formerly married to Stacy Carter, who appeared in the WWF as "The Kat" (Miss Kitty).
  2. Between scenes in Man on the Moon (1999) actor Jim Carrey remained in character as Andy Kaufman and spit on pro-wrestler Jerry Lawler, just as Kaufman did in 1982. A stunned Lawler reacted by grabbing Carrey by the hair and jerking his neck and sending him to the hospital. (This was later revealed to be a publicity stunt to promote the movie). In 1982, Lawler also sent Kaufman to the hospital for spitting on him. Lawler has since revealed that not only was his feud with Kaufman staged, but the two were actually good friends.
  3. Son, Brian Lawler (b. 10 January 1972), who wrestled for the WWE (1997-2001) under the nickname "Grand Master Sexay". Daughter, Heather Lyn (Lawler) (b. 19 July 1969).
  4. Professional wrestler in several organizations, including WWE.
  5. Had a legendary feud with comedian Andy Kaufman in 1984.
  6. One of the 100 Greatest Wrestlers of the 20th Century, as determined by Inside Wrestling magazine.
  7. (27th February 2001) Left the WWF under protest after his wife "The Kat" (Stacy Carter) had her contract terminated.
  8. November 2001: Returned to the WWF as color commentator for Monday Night Raw and WWF Smackdown!
  9. July 2001: Separated from Stacy Carter (aka the Kat). Divorce papers filed.
  10. Was disqualified when he piledrove comedian Andy Kaufman in their 1982 match in Memphis, where the piledriver was illegal.
  11. Campaigned to become mayor of his hometown, Memphis, Tennessee, USA, in 1999 but was defeated by incumbent Mayor W.W. Herenton.
  12. In 1999, he broke character and rushed to aid Owen Hart, after Hart fell from the rafters to his death. Later on that year, Lawler broke character again and rushed to the aid of fellow wrestler, Darren Drozdov, when an accidental move caused Droz to be permanently paralyzed from the neck down.
  13. Is an accomplished artist.
  14. Held the USWA Championship more then any other wrestler. He and fellow wrestler, Jeff Jarrett, actually had partial ownership of the USWA wrestling promotion, before it was forced to close.
  15. Is a huge fan of the Cleveland Indians in baseball, and the Cleveland Browns in football. He became a fan of both teams when his family briefly lived in Ohio as a youngster. He infamously wore a Vinny Testaverde Baltimore Ravens jersey at Summerslam (1996) to infuriate the Cleveland fans who had recently lost the Cleveland Browns which moved to Baltimore.
  16. Collects Coca Cola memorabilia.
  17. Notable Title Wins Include: Southern Tag Team title w/Jim White (4); United States Junior Tag Team title; NWA Southern Tag Team title; NWA Southern Heavyweight title (42!); United States Tag Team title; CWA World title; USWA Heavyweight title (27!); AWA International titles; NWA Mid-America title; Polynesian Pacific title; AWA World Tag Team title; AWA World title; World Class Heavyweight title; Unified title; USWA Tag Team titles; USWA Texas title; Smoky Mountain Wrestling title; Power Pro Wrestling Tag Team title w/Bill Dundee; Maryland Championship Wrestling title
  18. Cousin of fellow wrestler Roy Wayne Farris aka "The Honky Tonk Man".
  19. Lawler won a battle royal in September 1971 to be recognized as the Tri-State Champion.
  20. Has never wrestled at a Wrestlemania event, despite making several Wrestlemania appearances as an announcer.

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