Jerry “The King” Lawler’s illustrious career in WWE has cemented his status as a wrestling icon, synonymous with the company for decades. While he may no longer be with WWE, recent reports indicate that he was honored with induction into the Indiana Sports Hall of Fame this past Friday, further solidifying his legacy in the realm of sports entertainment.

According to PWInsider, Lawler was inducted into the Indiana Sports Hall of Fame during weekend celebration in Evansville, Indiana, organized by Jeff Osbourne. The event featured a touching moment where Lawler’s childhood artwork, previously sent to WMC-TV and Lance Russell and held by the Russell family, was returned and presented to him.

Numerous wrestling legends, including Ricky Morton, Mick Foley, Bill Dundee, Jimmy Valiant, Jimmy Hart, and Jerry Calhoun, paid tribute to Lawler during the ceremony, which transitioned from a VIP Roast into a heartfelt homage to the wrestling luminary.

The festivities honoring Lawler continue, with appearances by Memphis Wrestling legends and other notable figures such as Austin Idol, Bill Dundee, Mick Foley, The Steiners, The Hardys, Ron Simmons, Lex Luger, and Jimmy Valiant.


While Lawler’s health issues may cast doubt on his return to commentary, his contributions to the wrestling industry are undeniably deserving of recognition. Regardless of what the future holds, Lawler’s legacy will endure, cherished by fans for years to come.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

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