WWE Hall of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler recently spoke with Sky Sports to promote his spoken-word tour in the UK in mid-March.
Which of your in-ring opponents did you enjoy working with the most?
“Probably Terry Funk – he was such a character, such an entertaining guy and such a good friend. Every time we worked together, it was a dream. Some matches aren’t fun – I remember when I once had a match with Bruiser Brody and Stan Hansen and contemplated quitting the business once it was over – but I always looked forward to matches with Terry. Nick Bockwinkel, though, was also such a breeze to work with, while a guy I had a million matches with down in Memphis, Bill Dundee, was great, too.”
Is it equally hard to say who your greatest commentary partner was?
“A lot of people don’t realise that when I first started I worked with Mr McMahon and that I also commentated with Bobby “The Brain” Heenan, “Macho Man” Randy Savage and Jesse Ventura – I also did shows with Gorilla Monsoon. I have literally worked with all of the greats but I obviously had a long and storied career with Good ‘ol JR, Jim Ross – we had such longevity. It was so easy working with him and I still get a hundred tweets a day saying: “JR and The King were the greatest commentating team ever”. It’s hard to say who was the best but I would probably say JR.”
You can read the entire interview here.