Fantasy Concept: The Life and Times of Jerry Lawler WWE DVD

September 28, 2014 by Mark D

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Over the past few months we have seen Memphis Wrestling footage pop up a few times, namely in the Paul Heyman DVD and in the awesome “Forever Young” video on the career of Hulk Hogan. So with Lawler looking to have the rights to this footage, I think it’s only correct that we see just how a definitive Jerry Lawler career documentary with match compilation might just look.

Modern day fans may only know Jerry Lawler as the commentator from Monday Night RAW, however “The King” has had one of the most diverse wrestling careers of all time. A Jerry Lawler DVD has been rumoured at different points in history, however now with the potential addition of the Memphis Wrestling footage – this would be a tremendous boost to the project.

Some of the interview subjects which I believe would have to be included would be: Jerry Lawler, Jim Ross, Vince McMahon, Lance Russell, Terry Funk, Jimmy Hart, Bill Dundee, Paul Heyman, Bret Hart, Michael Cole and Brian Christopher.

So without further ado, let’s take a look at “The Life and Times of Jerry Lawler”

WWE Jerry Lawler Fantasy Concept DVD

Disc 1

Documentary

  • Early Life
  • Artist
  • Getting into the Business
  • King of Memphis
  • Many roads led through Memphis
  • Empty Arena
  • Andy Kaufman
  • World Champion
  • WWE
  • Bret Hart
  • Announcer
  • On the Outside
  • Hall of Fame
  • WrestleMania
  • Montreal
  • Coming Home
  • Legacy
Disc 2

NWA Southern Heavyweight Championship Match
Jerry Lawler vs. Jackie Fargo
Memphis, TN • October 4, 1976

Jerry Lawler & Bill Dundee vs. Larry Latham & Wayne Ferris
Tupelo, MS • June 15, 1979

Jerry “The King” Lawler vs. Hulk Hogan
Memphis, TN • February 9, 1981

Empty Arena Match
Jerry “The King” Lawler vs. Terry Funk
Memphis, TN • April 6, 1981

Jerry “The King” Lawler vs. Andy Kaufman
Memphis, TN • April 5, 1982

NWA World Heavyweight Championship Match
Jerry “The King” Lawler vs. Ric Flair
CWA Championship Wrestling • August 14, 1982

Cage Match
Jerry “The King” Lawler vs. Randy Savage
Memphis, TN • December 12, 1983

AWA Championship Match
Jerry “The King” Lawler vs. Nick Bockwinkle
Memphis, TN • January 1, 1984

No Disqualification, Loser Leaves Town Match
Jerry “The King” Lawler vs. Bill Dundee
Memphis, TN • December 30, 1985

Steel Cage Hair vs. Hair Match
Jerry “The King” Lawler vs. Austin Idol
Memphis, TN • April 27, 1987

Parking Lot Brawl
CWA Championship Wrestling • April 2, 1988

Disc 3

AWA World Heavyweight Championship Match
Curt Hennig vs. Jerry “The King” Lawler
Memphis, TN • May 9, 1988

AWA and WCCW World Championship Unification Match
Jerry “The King” Lawler vs. Kerry Von Erich
AWA SuperClash III • December 13, 1988

Jerry “The King” Lawler vs. Bret “Hitman” Hart
RAW • March 13, 1995

Jerry “The King” Lawler vs. Al Jackson
Superstars • March 23, 1996

Jake Roberts vs. Jerry “The King” Lawler
RAW • October 14, 1996

Jerry “The King” Lawler & Brian Christopher vs. Taka Michinoku & George “The Animal” Steele
RAW • December 29, 1997

Jerry “The King” Lawler vs. Tazz
SummerSlam • August 27, 2000

Jerry “The King” Lawler vs. Ric Flair
RAW • November 22, 2004

Hall of Fame Induction
Hall of Fame • March 31, 2007

Jerry “The King” Lawler vs. King Booker
RAW • July 30, 2007

7-Man RAW Rumble Match
Jerry “The King” Lawler vs. John Cena vs. CM Punk vs. John Morrison vs. R-Truth vs. Sheamus vs. Randy Orton
RAW • January 31, 2011

WWE Championship Match
The Miz vs. Jerry “The King” Lawler
Elimination Chamber • February 20, 2011

Kiss My Foot Match
Jerry “The King” Lawler vs. Michael Cole
Over the Limit • May 22, 2011

Steel Cage Match
CM Punk vs. Jerry “The King” Lawler
RAW • August 27, 2012

Blu-Ray Exclusives

No Disqualification Lumberjack Match
Jerry “The King” Lawler vs. Jimmy Hart
Memphis, TN • June 29, 1981

Bunkhouse Match
Jerry “The King” Lawler, Dusty Rhodes & Magnum T.A. vs. Ole Anderson, Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard
Memphis, TN • November 18, 1985

King of the Ring Tournament Semi-Final Match
Jerry “The King” Lawler vs. Mankind
King of the Ring • June 7, 1997

TLC Match for the WWE Championship
The Miz vs. Jerry “The King” Lawler
RAW • November 29, 2011

Country Whipping Match
Jerry “The King” Lawler & Jim Ross vs. Michael Cole & Jack Swagger
Extreme Rules • May 1, 2011

Jerry “The King” Lawler Makes a Special RAW Appearance
RAW • October 17, 2012

King’s Court with The Undertaker
Wrestling Challenge • August 1, 1993

King’s Court with Lex Luger
RAW • April 11, 1994

King’s Court with Bob Backlund
RAW • August 1, 1994

King’s Court with William Shatner
RAW • January 9, 1995

Blu-Ray Exclusive Stories:

  • Jackie Fargo
  • Jerry “The King” Lawler vs. Batman?
  • Mid-South Coliseum
  • Jerry “The King” Lawler: Musician
  • To the EXTREME
  • Puppies!
  • Man on the Moon
  • Jim Ross

Would you like to see a WWE DVD/Blu-ray like this? It’s great to hear from you so please use the comments section below or tweet me @_MarkD_.

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  1. mike johnson says:

    AS FAR AS A DVD ON JERRY LAWLER IS CONCERNED, I SPEAK FOR COUNTLESS OTHERS WHEN I SAY IT’S ABOUT DAMN TIME!!!!

  2. Jason says:

    Interesting choice for a fantasy concept. May I request a Best of Boston Garden Matches concept?

  3. miz4life says:

    Missing a Kamala match otherwise this kicks ass

  4. Mike Johnson says:

    THIS VERY MUCH NEEDS TO BECOME A REALITY. I WOULD BUY IT ON THE SPOT. NO QUESTIONS ASKED!!!!

  5. Vincenzzzzzo says:

    One of the Blu-ray extras should be Jerry Lawler showing his Coca-Cola collection. I remember seeing something like that on WWE Confidential years ago.

  6. laine says:

    Sounds perfect but the 88-95 gap i dont like would like to have at least 2 matches in between the gap but overall no complaints man!!:)

  7. Brad Attitude says:

    Nice to another edition of Fantasy Concept. This was a nice one done but I would’ve had a few of the bad matches left out & thrown in his 1996 KOTR match with The Ultimate Warrior. Would’ve also added his King’s Court segment with Bret Hart and Diesel too but overall most of his earlier matches added are top notch 😀

  8. Richard W says:

    Mark D, you come up with some outstanding ideas for DVD and Blu-Ray sets. I still cannot imagine why WWE Home Video hasn’t hired you yet. You have a great deal of talent and know what the wrestling fans truly want in these sets. You should talk to them and take all these concepts and ideas to their attention and hoping they give you a nice gig in the process.

  9. Lawrence says:

    I would purchase this in a heartbeat.
    Jerry Lawler is long overdue for a bio on his career, as it Andre the Giant (I’m not counting that Coliseum Video release that was put out on DVD a few years back).
    Lawler has had a storied career that is worthy of a 3-disc DVD/2-disc Bluray set.

  10. NickP says:

    Great fantasy concept. A blu-ray extra on the McMahon vs Memphis rivalry in 1993 would be a nice add on.

  11. David says:

    This would make a great set. I’m not too familiar with Lawler in Memphis, only read about it and seen his rivalry with Kaufman by watching the Lawler vs. Kaufman DVD from Highspots and I thought it was awesome. Would definitely love to see WWE release a set like this.

    I think a comprehensive Lawler DVD is a long overdue and would be a nice history lesson for wrestling fans.

    But I wouldn’t mind if WWE could work out something with the Memphis library and an exclusive Lawler documentary only available on the Network. Stuff like that could increase subscriptions with old school fans.

  12. Lemo says:

    You missed Lawler’s greatet match the 1 hour draw against Harly Race.

  13. BigJon9981 says:

    Wasn’t there an andre the Giant match where supposedly Jerry slammed Andre? I remember reading about it . Is there video footage?

  14. Eric says:

    Being from the Lou, KY area, I know a little about The Kings wrestling career. I would love to buy this DVD right now.

  15. Steven Jackson says:

    This is a really good fantasy concept. I have only really read about Lawler’s career and seen brief clips of his Memphis matches, so it would be interesting to see just how diverse and exciting his matches were back then.

    A set I would definitely buy if it was real =)

  16. King1118 says:

    When does this come out? Amazon doesn’t have it listed

  17. Richard says:

    This would be the dvd of the year if released right now. Amazing.

    I’d love to have some of those Classic Memphis matches, esp the Austin Idol match which is legendary.

    WWE fans never saw Lawler in his prime, but he had some hellacious matches with some of the greatest ever.

  18. Sake Joe says:

    That is perfect. Would love if they could come close to this in real life.

  19. Calvin Heikkila says:

    This looks great. I would pick it up for sure. I also hope they will do match collections for Perfect, Rhodes, Pillman, Roberts, etc. All of the guys they’ve done DVD releases of in the past. Really would love to have some Blu Ray collections on those guys.

  20. attitude.era.4life says:

    great concept.. I am not familiar with The King’s early career in Memphis and only know a couple of the AWA matches he had with Curt Henning, so would be nice to learn more from that periodes.

    While I understand the inclusion of the Michael Cole feud, I will gladly skip the Kiss my foot match from Over the Limit 2011. But the rest would be great to watch/rewatch. Great cocept again.. respect.. 🙂

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