Jerry Lawler: ‘I would be on board with any plan whatsoever to save the Coliseum’ (AUDIO)

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On Saturday,  Jerry “The King” Lawler was a guest on Memphis radio show Cerrito Live (Sports 56 WHBQ/87.7 FM). During the interview, “The King” and host Kevin Cerrito discussed a variety of different topics including the future of the Mid-South Coliseum.

Lawler said he is “on board with any plan whatsoever to save the coliseum” and believes that turning the historic venue into a Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame & Muesuem “could be a massive destitution for people to come to if it was done right.”  Lawler also said he would be willing to donate some of his memorabilia to a Hall of Fame in the Mid-South Coliseum.

Start at 12:57 mark for talk about the Mid-South Coliseum and the Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame:

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Kevin Cerrito hosts Cerrito Live on Sports 56 & 87.7 FM every Saturday from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. 

 

Throwback Thursday: Fifth Annual Southern Heavyweight Classic

MSL Power Couple Dustin Starr & Maria Garay were victorious at the Southern Heavyweight Classic.

MSL Power Couple Dustin Starr & Maria Garay were victorious at the Southern Heavyweight Classic.

On December 18th, Memphis Wildfire Wrestling returned to Minglewood Hall for their Fifth Annual Southern Heavyweight Classic.  The event was loaded from the beginning, as they announced a star-studded Round 1 that guaranteed us Lawler vs. Dundee & Christopher vs. Jarrett.

They didn’t disappoint.

This week, Throwback Thursday returns for the fist edition of 2015 to review the tournament to crown a new Southern Heavyweight Classic Champion.  There was a capacity crowd on hand at Minglewood Hall, but if you missed the action live – don’t fret.  I have all the footage you need, right here!

ROUND 1: “GRAND MASTER SEXAY” BRIAN CHRISTOPHER vs JEFF JARRETT

ROUND 2:  JEFF JARRETT vs JERRY “THE KING” LAWLER

FINALS:  DUSTIN “FIVE” STARR w/ MARIA vs ACTION JACKSON

So, there you have it.  MSL brings home the coveted Southern Heavyweight Classic trophy!

Be sure to tune in this Saturday to MSL on Sports56 WHBQ where I’ll join Kevin Cerrito to talk more about the event.  Along with Kevin & myself, reality TV star & professional wrestler Derrick King will join the show.  If you have any questions you’d like to discuss with us, feel free to post them here or send them via Twitter @MemphiSport.  MSL airs live every Saturday from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm CT on on Sports 56 & 87.7 FM .

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

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MSL’s Playing Hurt Podcast: NBA All-Star Game Edition

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Join MSL and HardBashin producer CJ Hurt and Sports 56 producer and WUMR Sports Desk host Drew Barrett as they take you on a sports odyssey full of twists, turns, and a good time during MSL‘s Playing Hurt Podcast.

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Reality TV star & Memphis wrestler set for MSL

10906023_10152949274437560_5254155331381991022_nReality television star & professional wrestler Derrick King is set to join us this Saturday January 12th on MSL.  Derrick will join us to talk about the debut of his upcoming reality television series on WGN American entitled “Wrestling with Death.”

Derrick King started his pro wrestling career in his hometown of Memphis, TN during the days of Memphis Power Pro Wrestling.  Since then, he has continued to be a mainstay in the Memphis area working with top wrestling promotions WWE, TNA, OVW and he even held the World Tag Team Titles in Puerto Rico.  DK also holds victories over Jerry Lawler, Kurt Angle & even current WWE World Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar! (seriously!)

Wrestling with Death debuts next Tuesday January 13th on WGN America.  Here’s a sneak preview of what to expect:

If that wasn’t enough, take a look at this snippet they call “Life with Derrick”:

MSL airs live every Saturday from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm CT on on Sports 56 & 87.7 FM .  If you have any questions you’d like to discuss with Derrick King, feel free to post them here or send them via Twitter @MemphiSport.  Also, be sure to follow Derrick King on Twitter.

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

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MSL’s Playing Hurt Podcast: Top Sports Stories of 2014 in the Mid-South

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Join MSL and HardBashin producer CJ Hurt and Sports 56 producer and WUMR Sports Desk host Drew Barrett as they take you on a sports odyssey full of twists, turns, and a good time during MSL‘s Playing Hurt Podcast.

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MSL Podcast: Last Saturday of 2014

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Hour 1:

(Segment 1) CJ Hurt and Marcus Hunter recap the week’s biggest stories during the Starting 5.
(Segment 2) Marcus the Magnificent returns to MSL to predict the winners of the New Years Six Bowls, Grizzlies playoff results, and more.

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Hour 2: 

(Segment 1) Hang Up and Listen
(Segment 2) Kevin Cerrito joins Marcus and CJ for some shenanigans
(Segment 3) Wohoos and Boos

Click here for more MSL interviews.


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Kevin Cerrito hosts MemphiSport Live (MSL) with Marcus Hunter on Sports 56 & 87.7 FM every Saturday from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. MSL was voted 3rd Best Sports Radio Show in the 2010, 2011 & 2012 Memphis Flyer Best of Memphis poll. 

Throwback Thursday: Southern Heavyweight Classic TONIGHT

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Jerry Lawler has won two Southern Heavyweight Classic trophies, including the one held in January.

Tonight is the big night!  What better way to celebrate Throwback Thursday than to take a look back at the 4th Annual Southern Heavyweight Classic held in January of this year?  After all, it’s not every day you step in the ring with Jerry “The King” Lawler in the Main Event for a trophy based on so much Memphis Wrestling tradition.

Each year twelve men enter the tournament – one man prevails as winner and new Southern Heavyweight Classic Champion.  The guests for the evening were absolutely star-studded – the who’s who of Memphis Wrestling.  WWE Hall of Famer KoKo B. Ware, the legendary “Superstar” Bill Dundee and even Dave Brown were on hand at Minglewood Hall to see who would prevail at the end of the night.

Lawler and I had already defeated two other opponents before finally meeting at the end.  Take a look at the entire night’s highlights in this week’s clip – including the final minutes of the Main Event (21:19 mark).

Memphis Wildfire Wrestling’s Southern Heavyweight Classic takes place tonight (Dec. 18th) at Minglewood Hall in Memphis, TN.  Two feature bouts have been added to Round 1 of the tournament – Jerry “The King” Lawler vs. “Superstar” Bill Dundee and “Grand Master Sexay” Brian Christopher vs. Jeff Jarrett.  The winner of each match will face the other in Round 2.

Special meet & greet starts at 6PM.  Bell rings at 7PM.  To purchase tickets online & for the full line-up click here.

VIDEOS LEADING UP TO SOUTHERN HEAVYWEIGHT CLASSIC:

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MSL’s Playing Hurt Podcast: SEC Bowl Pick’em Edition

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Join MSL and HardBashin producer CJ Hurt and Sports 56 producer and WUMR Sports Desk host Drew Barrett as they take you on a sports odyssey full of twists, turns, and a good time during MSL‘s Playing Hurt Podcast.

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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.

DON’T MISS:

  • 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!

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“Superstar” Bill Dundee set for MSL Saturday

10384108_530810850388433_5261785722469952261_nMemphis Wrestling legend “Superstar” Bill Dundee is scheduled to join MSL this Saturday December 13th for an exclusive interview.  Dundee is set to square off in the first round of the Southern Heavyweight Classic against his arch-rival Jerry “The King” Lawler, next Thursday (Dec. 18th) at Minglewood Hall.  The Southern Heavyweight Classic is a tournament created based off the rich history and tradition of the Southern Heavyweight Championship – a title Dundee has won on several occasions.

Dundee issued the challenge to Lawler at last month’s BRAWL in the FALL.  The winner of their match will move on to the second round and will face the winner of Jeff Jarrett vs Brian Christopher.  Twelve men will enter the tournament – one man will be crowned the winner.

Along with the exclusive interview with The Superstar, you will have your chance to win FREE Memphis Wildfire Wrestling tickets.  Be sure to listen live!

MSL airs live every Saturday from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm CT on on Sports 56 & 87.7 FM .  If you have any questions you’d like to discuss with Bill Dundee, feel free to post them here or send them via Twitter @MemphiSport.  Also, be sure to follow Bill Dundee on Twitter.

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