WWE Hall of Famer, Jerry “The King” Lawler doesn’t seem to have anything in common with CM Punk right? Wrong! Besides having the same passion for the business as Punk does, he also shares the “straight edge” lifestyle aswell.
“The King” recently sat down with TheScore’s Arda Orcal to discuss never having a sip of alcohol, never smoking or doing drugs, and if he ever felt the pressure to do so being in an entertainment business. He also spoke about wrestling vs. announcing and much more. Here are some highlights of what the hall of famer said about:
How his artwork gave him his break in professional wrestling:
“I sent the pictures into the TV station that aired the wrestling shows and lo and behold they showed my pictures on TV that week and they called me up for a job – you know how in a courtroom you see an artist drawing people on the stand, well I became a ringside artist for the wrestlers in the ring.”
Never having a serious injury occur to him especially with the long career he’s had:
“I’m so fortunate do have had a great career doing something that I loved so much I would have payed promoters in the beginning to let me wrestle. Never having an injury is pure luck. We see so many young guys come in and within 6 months of their career they get some sort of career threatening injury, it can happen anytime and I’ve been fortunate to avoid those.”
Below you can see the interview in its entirety: