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Memphis News: Watch the debut of WWE announcer Jerry Lawler's new Memphis Wrestling show with WWE involvement

Jun 6, 2010 - 2:36:03 PM
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By James Caldwell, Torch assistant editor

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The first episode of Jerry Lawler's new Saturday morning wrestling show in Memphis aired yesterday and is currently online for viewing at kingjerrylawler.com.

The first episode features two matches, an in-ring promo by Jerry Lawler, several video messages by WWE wrestlers, and clips of Lawler's WWE Hall of Fame induction in 2007.

The main event features Lawler's son, "Too Sexy" Brian Christopher, and a post-match run-in by Lawler to make the save. Christopher is at the stage of his wrestling career where he's getting by on his WWE notoriety and doesn't appear to be in great ring shape.

The most interesting piece of video footage on the show is an out-of-his-element promo by WWE announcer Michael Cole filmed before a recent episode of Raw. It shows Cole in a completely different light talking like a normal person. Cole cuts a tongue-in-cheek promo on Lawler and talks about his NXT feud with Daniel Bryan.

As for the Memphis wrestling aspect of the show, there are two heel color commentators cut from the same cloth as OVW manager Kenny Bolin, who managed the likes of Bobby Lashley before he was called up to WWE.

In his mid-show promo, Lawler announced that he's re-introducing the Southern Heavyweight Wrestling Title on the weeky show. Lawler said he will be part of a tournament to determine a new Southern Hvt. champion.

The show is essentially a way to get Saturday morning wrestling back on the air in Memphis's traditional 11:00 a.m. timeslot. The show airs on the local ION Network Channel 50.

Link: Watch the complete first episode on kingjerrylawler.com. Michael Cole's very interesting promo picks up at the 36:20 mark.


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