Friday, July 6, 2007

Batman does wrestling mic work — and faces a regal heel!

Couldn't pass on sharing this one. A moment from '70s wrestling where Adam West, appearing at a Memphis, TN, car show, appeared on the local wrestling program and traded words with one of the great all-time heels, Jerry "the King" Lawler, decked out as supervillain "Superking." This would predate Lawler's feud with Andy Kaufman, and is a sublime piece of footage. I have no evidence whether West is drunk, as the YouTube poster hints, or if he's got a cold. In any case, a sublimely silly clip, and meeting of low-rent immortals..

For you people keeping score of the tapestry we're weaving here, Lawler also hosted William Shatner on Monday Night Raw when Big Bill was promoting his "Tech War" series of USA. Thus, "King" has met both stars of the forgotten milestone Alexander the Great.

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Anonymous said...

Ahhhh I wuv "westling" HILARIOUS!!

charlesf said...

Is that really West? The frog and the lisp confuse me. Maybe Raymond Burr...