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Jerry Lawler on why he thinks AEW is doing a tribute to Memphis wrestling on tonight’s Dynamite

WWE Hall of Famer Jerry Lawler made an appearance on Cerrito Live to talk about a wide range of topics. 

During the interview, he was asked about Wednesday’s episode of AEW Dynamite in Southaven, MS at the Landers Center on TNT that is being hyped as a tribute to the legends of Memphis Wrestling. 

AEW has already confirmed several names from the past to appear such as “Handsome” Jimmy Valiant and The Rock & Roll Express. To see the full lineup, click here. 

According to Lawler, he thinks there is a bigger reason than honoring these legends by AEW. In fact, Lawler this AEW is doing this to boost ticket sales. 

“I have talked to some guys and I think they’re gonna have quite a few guys who were well known in Memphis,” Lawler said before rattling off the names of Memphis wrestlers who he knows will be on hand. “Dave Brown will be there. I talked to Dave and we have lunch every Thursday. Yeah, he’s gonna be there.”

“They’re looking to sell some tickets and pop the crowd,” stated Lawler. “I think a tribute to Memphis Wrestling is actually the last thing on their minds. They’re looking to sell some tickets and pop the crowd.”

H/T to Wrestling Inc for the transcription


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