Lawler, Dundee headline pro wrestling here Saturday
Jerry “The King” Lawler and “Superstar” Bill Dundee headline professional wrestling’s return to the Butler Gym Saturday night.
Five other matches are also on the card for the event, presented by NWA Main Event Wrestling of Nashville, Tenn., and sponsored by the Princeton Kiwanis Club.
Lawler is a legend in pro wrestling circles and can be seen every Monday night on WWE’s top rated cable show, Monday Night RAW.
Lawler is perhaps best known for his feud with the late comedian Andy Kaufman and an incident on Late Night with David Lettermen. Lawler slapped Kaufman out of his chair. Kaufman retaliated by trying to throw coffee on Lawler.
The incident drew main-stream news coverage.
“The King” recently celebrated 35 years in the wrestling business. He was inducted into the WWE’s Hall of Fame in 2007.
Lawler, who turned pro in 1970, has recorded victories over such pro wrestling luminaries as Ric Flair, Hulk Hogan, Randy Savage, Dory Funk Jr., Terry Funk, Jack Brisco and Harley Race.
Many area wrestling fans remember his feuds with Jackie Fargo, Tojo Yamamoto and Austin Idol, and Dundee, a former tag-team partner of Lawler’s.
Dundee arrived in the United States in 1974 and made a name for himself in the pro wrestling hotbed of Memphis.
Promoters are billing Saturday’s Lawler-Dundee showdown here as an “historical ending of one of the most famous feuds in wrestling history.
“This will be a wrestling match to finally end the feud between these two great mat stars! You don’t want to miss the rare chance to see two true legends inside the squared circle one more time.”
Ringside tickets are $10 with general admission $8.
Tickets will be on sale from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at Walmart. Tickets will also be available at the door Saturday night.
Doors open at 6 p.m. Wrestling begins at 8 p.m.
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