Jerry Lawler Discusses His Interest In Competing In The Ring, Not Having A Major Injury In 40 Years, More

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Arda Ocal sent in the following:

theScore's Arda Ocal (@arda_ocal) sat down with WWE Commentator Jerry "The King" Lawler (kingjerrylawler.com). Highlights:

-How his illustrations gave him his break in pro wrestling:
“I sent the pictures into the TV station that aired the wrestling shows and lo and behold they showed my pictures on TV that week and they called me up for a job – you know how in a courtroom you see an artist drawing people on the stand, well I became a ringside artist for the wrestlers in the ring”

-Never having a major injury, especially to his knees, despite never wearing kneepads and performing a second rope fist drop which lands him on his knees almost every match:
“I’m so fortunate do have had a great career doing something that I loved so much I would have payed promoters in the beginning to let me wrestle. Never having an injury is pure luck. We see so many young guys come in and within 6 months of their career they get some sort of career threatening injury, it can happen anytime and I’ve been fortunate to avoid those.”

-Never having a sip of alcohol, never smoking or doing drugs and did he ever feel pressure to do so being in an entertainment business

-Having an extensive Coca Cola memorabilia collection in his house

-How much interest Jerry Lawler has in competing in the ring today vs doing commentary (a surprising answer, especially how often he has matches today)

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