Calkins: Fifty years ago, Jerry Lawler beat him to a pulp. Now they’re friends.

By , Daily Memphian Updated: October 27, 2022 9:06 AM CT | Published: October 26, 2022 3:35 PM CT
Geoff Calkins
Daily Memphian

Geoff Calkins

Geoff Calkins has been chronicling Memphis and Memphis sports for more than two decades. He is host of "The Geoff Calkins Show" from 9-11 a.m. M-F on 92.9 FM. Calkins has been named the best sports columnist in the country five times by the Associated Press sports editors, but still figures his best columns are about the people who make Memphis what it is.

Jerry Lawler beat up Frankie Dudley at the Mid-South Coliseum in the 1970s. Five decades later, Lawler went to see Dudley again. In hospice. It’s a story about heroes and the passage of time.


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