Jerry Lawler Throws Fire at Crotch of Wrestler Dressed as Andy Kaufman

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Even though Jerry "The King" Lawler emceed WWE's annual Hall of Fame ceremony that featured the inductions of Jeff Jarrett and Sputnik Monroe, as well as an appearance by Jimmy Hart, the most Memphis thing to happen in New Orleans over WrestleMania 34 weekend occurred the night before. With WrestleMania weekend coinciding with the 35th anniversary of Lawler's legendary match against Andy Kaufman, the King celebrated with some fireworks. At WrestleCon's Supershow (one of many non-WWE affiliated events held in New Orleans during wrestling's "Super Bowl" weekend), independent wrestler Joey Ryan was in the ring dressed as Kaufman when he fell victim to one of Lawler's signature moves:
As David Letterman might say: I think you can get away with hitting someone below the belt. But one thing you can't do is throw fire (or coffee) down there. I've said it over and over again!

Something to think about: Would Shinsuke Nakamura have gotten more heat (pun intended) if he used the King's version of the low blow when he turned heel on AJ Styles at WrestleMania?

More to come: This post starts our regular pro wrestling coverage here at memphisflyer.com. (How cool is it that our first post happens to be on Rusev Day?!) Appropriately, the name of this blog also pays homage to Kaufman and this classic promo:
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