Lauren, Former Co-Host of Jerry Lawler’s Memphis Wrestling

Now that you are in the local wrestling business do you think you will ever run for mayor?
No, that’s been done already! I need to try something original. I do enjoy politics…Maybe I’ll run on the state level!

When was the first time you met “The King”?
We met at Huey’s for a business dinner about a week before the first taping. I remember the waitress already knew what “The King” wanted to order.

If you were a wrestler, what would be your finishing move?
The “sumo suplex pile driving body slamming from the top rope so fast that you never see it coming” move! Lights out.

What do you like most about being a wrestling announcer?
I love the adrenaline rush of it all. But more than that what I love, and sometimes hate, the most is the impromptu nature of announcing while not knowing how things will unfold.

When you were growing up, what TV shows did you watch on Saturday mornings?
Growing up, Saturday mornings always meant swim practice, or neighborhood kickball, or flag football. I wasn’t much of a TV watcher.

What is your favorite time of year?
Now! The fall. The leaves begin to change, it’s my birthday, and of course football is in the air.

Would you rather host Monday Night Football or Monday Night Raw?
That’s a tough one. I’ve worn Cowboy’s jerseys since I was in diapers, so I will have to go with Monday Night Football. They also have the best theme music ever.

Who would win in a fight- Tony Romo or Grand Master Sexay?
Is Jessica Simpson in the crowd? I may actually have to bet on Too Sexay, but only if Wolfie D brings his hub cap!

What was your favorite concession stand item at the The Vine?
Oh their caviar is divine! Actually, I’ve never had enough time to buy any concessions from The Vine! Everyone seems to like the beer.

What do you like to do in your free time?
Free time? What’s that? (Laughs) It typically depends on what was going on right before I get the free time. For instance, after finishing work on a short film in Jackson last week I went to see Inception again and then went to a bookstore and read for four hours.

If we gave you money right now to play any song you wanted on Jerry Lawler’s jukebox, what would it be?
“The Weary Kind” by Ryan Bingham.

Interview by Kevin Cerrito, Photo by James Buchanan.

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