Hail to The King

We’re all wishing Jerry Lawler a speedy recovery

Jerry “The King” Lawler had a heart attack live on air while commenting on last night’s WWE Monday Night Raw, 45 minutes after competing in a match. We’re huge fans of Lawler here at Maxim: While his piledriver is legendary, we’re even bigger fans of his commentating, which is why we’ve rounded up some of his all-time great zingers.

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“I heard he was so ugly as a kid, they put him in a corner and fed him with a slingshot.”

“You call it a hair do, I call it a hair don’t.”

“You know how I impress girls at the gym? I do pull ups: I pull up in a Corvette, in a Cadillac, and in a Mercedes.”

“Tom, who is your favorite wrestler and why am I?”

“They may call me the Burger King, but she has the Double Whoppers.”

“You’re the kind of guy that would notice a horse under Lady Godiva.”

“They started wrestling when the Dead Sea was only sick.”

“You’ve got one of those Bill Clinton computers: a six inch floppy, a hard drive, and no memory.”


Lawler’s crowning moment, though? His feud with Andy Kaufman. The real joy in watching this classic Letterman clip – filmed shortly before Lawler destroyed Kauffman once again in the ring – is seeing The King try to keep a straight face in his close ups. Get better soon, King!