Throwback Thursday: Lawler vs Dundee

On December 18th at Minglewood Hall in Memphis, TN, the biggest rivalry in Memphis Wrestling history will be renewed.  One last chapter will be written in the storied feud between two of the very best to ever step foot in the square circle.  “Superstar” Bill Dundee will go one on one with Jerry “The King” Lawler in Round 1 of the Southern Heavyweight Classic presented by Memphis Wildfire Wrestling.

These two have done it all, when it comes to sports entertainment.  However, when you put the two together inside the ring – it’s pure magic.  Whether you take a look back at 1985 when Dundee defeated Lawler for the Southern Heavyweight Championship or the numerous Loser Leaves Town matches between the two.  Or how about when Lawler defeated Dundee in a Hair Match… with Dundee’s wife’s hair on the line.  The two have had epic battles.

Last month at BRAWL in the FALL, Dundee was scheduled to make a major announcement.  The announcement ended up being a challenge to The King himself.  Take a look:

Although both men seem cordial in this clip, their feud has been going on for 50 years.  They do not like each other.  Both men would love nothing more than to defeat the other, make their way to the Finals & win the 5th Annual Southern Heavyweight Classic.

This week’s classic clip is from the 1970’s.  Not only do you get a little taste of Lawler vs Dundee but there’s a special appearance by “The Fabulous” Jackie Fargo:

Next week, we will take a look back at last year’s Southern Heavyweight Classic where I met The King in the Finals for the coveted trophy.

Memphis Wildfire Wrestling’s Southern Heavyweight Classic takes place next Thursday night (Dec. 18th) at Minglewood Hall in Memphis, TN.  To purchase tickets online & for the full line-up click here.


  • Jerry “The King” Lawler & “Superstar” Bill Dundee will appear on Fox 13’s Good Morning Memphis tomorrow morning (Dec. 12)!
  • You’ll have a chance to win FREE tickets to the Southern Heavyweight Classic!  Tune in to MSL Saturday morning & call in during “Hang Up & Listen!”  Best call wins!

Dustin Starr is an active sports entertainer and regular contributor to MemphiSport and MSL. Follow him @DustinStarr.


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