When WWE Monday Night RAW comes to FedExForum, Memphis is always in for a big surprise. Back in March, Memphis fans witnessed John Cena and Hulk Hogan in the ring together for the very first time. Along with that, we also saw the beginning of the “Yes Movement” that propelled Daniel Bryan to the World Heavyweight Championship.
WWE never fails to deliver in Memphis, especially last Monday night.
This week’s Throwback Thursday brings a clip that has only been seen by those who purchased tickets and showed up to FedExForum to watch live. So, this week’s clip was not televised and has only been shared with the wrestling fans of Memphis, TN.
Before RAW went live on the USA Network, Jerry “The King” Lawler is introduced to the live audience, as usual. Instead of taking his seat at the broadcast table, The King introduces a very special guest to the jam-packed Forum. Listen to the ovation, as the legendary voice of Memphis Wrestling takes the stage.
As many of you know, Lance Russell was in town for last week’s Memphis Wildfire Wrestling event “Long Live the King”. Lance was reunited with Dave Brown for the special evening that paid tribute to Jerry Lawler’s career and accomplishments. Russell was approached about appearing at FedExForum with Lawler and couldn’t refuse. This was Lance Russell’s very first appearance in the WWE.
Be sure to keep up with Lance Russell on his Official Facebook Page.
Next week, I’ll share with you highlights, matches and results from Memphis Wildfire Wrestling at Minglewood Hall. In my best Lance Russell voice, “Until next time, so long everybody!”
Dustin Starr is an active sports entertainer and regular contributor to MemphiSport and MSL. Follow him @DustinStarr.