The Life and Times of Jerry Lawler: At 73, crowns keep coming for ‘The King’

Lawler to receive the AutoZone Liberty Bowl’s Distinguished Citizen Award

By , Daily Memphian Updated: June 05, 2023 11:18 AM CT | Published: June 04, 2023 4:00 AM CT

Once The King, always The King. Pro wrestler Jerry Lawler might be 73 years old, just months removed from a second stroke, and living with some heartache, but he still commands an audience, and The King is still gathering crowns. 


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Don Wade

Don Wade

Don Wade has been a Memphis journalist since 1998 and he has won awards for both his sports and news/feature writing. He is originally from Kansas City and is married with three sons.


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