Jerry Lawler

  • Born: 11/29/1949 in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Birthname: Jerry O'Neil Lawler
  • Height & Weight: 6'0", 236 Ib
Titles Won:
  • AWA World Heavyweight Championship
  • AWA World Tag Team Championship (2 times) – with Bill Dundee
  • AWA Southern Tag Team Championship (10 times) – with Jimmy Valiant (1), Bill Dundee (3), Mongolian Stomper (1), Jos LeDuc (1), Austin Idol (1)
  • AWA Southern Heavyweight Championship (35 times)
  • USWA Unified World Heavyweight Championship (28 times)
  • USWA Heavyweight Championship (2 times), NWA Southern Heavyweight Championship (Memphis version) (7 times)
  • NWA Southern Heavyweight Championship (Mid-America version) (10 times)
  • NWA Southern Tag Team Championship (Mid-America version) (9 times) – with Jim White (7), Plowboy Frazier (1), and Bill Dundee (1)
  • WWE Hall of Fame (Class of 2007).

Prior to joining WWE in 1992 (then known as the World Wrestling Federation), he wrestled in numerous territories, winning numerous championships, including many world championships, throughout his career. Lawler is a one-time AWA World Heavyweight Champion and a three-time WCWA World Heavyweight Champion.

He unified the titles by defeating Kerry Von Erich at Superclash III, forming the USWA Unified World Heavyweight Championship, a championship which he held 28 times. Lawler has held more recognized championships than any professional wrestler in history, though he has never won any championships in WWE having wrestled sporadically whilst primarily providing color commentary, since joining the company. In 2007, Lawler was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.

Notable Matches

vs. Andy Kaufman on April 5th 1982

vs. Terry Funk in 1981

vs. Curt Hennig on May 9 1988

vs. Bret Hart on June 25 1995

Notable Feuds

vs. Andy Kaufman

vs. Bill Dundee

vs. Jackie Fargo

vs. Terry Funk

vs. Randy Savage

vs. Bret Hart

vs. Vince McMahon

Other Notable Achievements

NWA Mid-America Heavyweight Championship (3 times)

CWA Heavyweight Championship

CWA International Heavyweight Championship (3 times)

CWA World Tag Team Championship (2 times) – with Austin Idol (1) and Tommy Rich (1)

NWA Macon Tag Team Championship (2 times) – with Mr. Wrestling II (1) and Don Greene (1)

NWA Tennessee Tag Team Championship – with Jim White

IWA Heavyweight Championship

JAPW Heavyweight Championship

MCW Heavyweight Championship

MCW Tag Team Championship – with The Bruiser

MCW Southern Heavyweight Championship (2 times)

Memphis Wrestling Southern Heavyweight Championship (2 times)

Memphis Wrestling Television Championship

NWA Southern Junior Heavyweight Championship (5 times)

NWA Tri-State Heavyweight Championship (Alabama version)

NWA Tri-State Tag Team Championship (Alabama version) (2 times) – with Steve Lawler

NWA United States Tag Team Championship (Mid-America version) – with Jackie Fargo

NWA Polynesian Pacific Heavyweight Championship

NWA Virginia NWA All-Star Heavyweight Championship

PPW Tag Team Championship – with Bill Dundee

SMW Heavyweight Championship (2 times)

TCW Tag Team Championship – with Matt Riviera

USWA Texas Heavyweight Championship

USWA World Tag Team Championship (6 times) – with Jeff Jarrett (4) and Bill Dundee (2)

WCPW Battle Royal Championship

WCWA World Heavyweight Championship (3 times)

WCWA Texas Heavyweight Championship