Andy Kaufman’s Manager On How Close He Came To WWE

Matt Boone

Justncredible818 sent along the following:

Crank up the R.E.M. wherever you are or wherever you may be Mayhem Nation! Bob was welcomed back to the airwaves of "Your Home Of Wrestling Radio" by The Mayhem Crew (Mosh, Blade, & Todd Vincent) for a look back at the life, career, & legacy of the one & only Andy Kaufman. Bob wished to credit Monday Night Mayhem, as they were the first ones to induct Andy into a wrestling Hall Of Fame (as part of the "Class Of 2004"). "It’s so amazing, because the connection between wrestling & comedy certainly this was what Andy Kaufman was all about."

Andy’s comedy was well-known throughout the world, but many wrestling fans vividly remember his legendary feud with WWE Hall Of Famer, Jerry "The King" Lawler, and many say that helped was the first crossover of wrestling & Hollywood. "A lot of times I’m asked ‘How did this start with Andy & the wrestling? This goes back years ago, when was a little boy…He lived in New Jersey, and his grandma Pearl would take him to New York City. And instead of taking him to a Broadway show, she would take him to Madison Square Garden to watch the wrestlers. So to Andy, this was the theatrical experience in his life & everything in his career, people would go ‘is he crazy?’ & ‘What’s this all about?’ It all goes back to the squared circle when he was a boy."

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