WWE Hall Of Famer and former 52-time Memphis Wrestling Southern Heavyweight Champion, Jerry "The King" Lawler, recently called into Busted Open Radio to talk with Dave LaGreca & Mark Henry. Lawler would discuss taking part in guiding Mark Henry early on in his career and "The King" would also reveal his keys to staying and feeling young. The following are submitted highlights.
Lawler Talks Feeling Youthful:
"I've said this many times. Hugh Hefner said to me 'stay around young people, and you'll stay young'. My fiance is 28 years old and I've always just stayed around younger people, and that helps.Another one of the secrets I think is don't ever stop. Once you stop doing something and try to go back to it, forget it. I still wrestle a lot."
Playing His Role In Reviving Memphis Wrestling:
"What I've started back on our local CW station in Memphis is a show called 'Jerry Lawler's classic Memphis Wrestling'. It's just a show where I try to have a guest on every week that was from that era and show their matches. If you remember, there was a show called 'Mystery Science Theatre 3000'. That's the type of project we were doing. We were doing updated commentary on the matches. It started in April, and we are moving it to Saturday morning's at 11am, which is the same time Memphis Wrestling was on back in the day. It won't be live matches. We will show classic matches with updated commentary."
Guiding Mark Henry During The Early Stages Of Henry's Career:
"One of the things I'll never forget is finding out you really were the world's strongest men. It was early on in the match, and it was the typical spot where you stood in the ring and I bounce off of you. I did that, and it was like hitting a brick wall, and said 'if at first you don't succeed', and I did the spot even harder. I did the spot a third time, and you side stepped me and as I went past you, you swatted me in the back and I remember saying to Vince McMahon 'it was like a grizzly bear paw'. The way I was laying down I was looking at Vince McMahon in the eye and us having a moment together. I remember saying to Vince 'Yeah, he really is the world's strongest man'."
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