Lawler Talks Avoiding Injuries, Resisting Substances & More

Nick Paglino

theScore's Arda Ocal (@arda_ocal) sat down with WWE Commentator & Hall of Famer Jerry "The King" Lawler (kingjerrylawler.com). Highlights include:

How his illustrations gave him his break in pro wrestling:

“I sent the pictures into the TV station that aired the wrestling shows and lo and behold they showed my pictures on TV that week and they called me up for a job – you know how in a courtroom you see an artist drawing people on the stand, well I became a ringside artist for the wrestlers in the ring.”

Never having a major injury, especially to his knees, despite never wearing knee pads and performing a second rope fist drop which lands him on his knees almost every match:

“I’m so fortunate do have had a great career doing something that I loved so much I would have payed promoters in the beginning to let me wrestle. Never having an injury is pure luck. We see so many young guys come in and within 6 months of their career they get some sort of career threatening injury, it can happen anytime and I’ve been fortunate to avoid those.”

Never having a sip of alcohol, never smoking or doing drugs and did he ever feel pressure to do so being in an entertainment business.

Having an extensive Coca Cola memorabilia collection in his house.

How much interest Jerry Lawler has in competing in the ring today vs doing commentary (a surprising answer, especially how often he has matches today).

Blog Post: http://blogs.thescore.com/aftermath/2012/05/08/jerry-the-king-lawler-interview-part-1/

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