1980 Highlights

01 Feb 1980 | goto
Jerry Lawler Breaks Leg
While playing a pick-up game of foorball, Jerry Lawler broke his leg after being tackled by Jerry Calhoun. The King would be out of action until the last card of 1980.

 

05 May 1980 | goto
Bockwinkel-Dundee
AWA Champ Nick Bockwinkel won by dq over Bill Dundee.

 

02 Jun 1980 | goto
Lawler Visits Monday Night
Even though he still had a cast on, Jerry Lawler attended the monday nignt matches and the fans were thrilled to see him.

 

04 Aug 1980 | goto
Dundee Defeats Robinson For CWA Title
Superstar Bill Dundee defeated Billy Robinson to win the CWA WOrld title.

 

18 Aug 1980 | goto
Tommy Rich Turns His Back On The Fans
For the first time in his career, Tomy Rich became a bad guy.

 

25 Aug 1980 | goto
Robinson beats Bockwinkel
CWA champ, Billy Robinson defeated former AWA champ, Nick Bockwinkel.

 

01 Sep 1980 | goto
King Battles Hart
While not 100%, the King returned for a match against the promotion's most hated person, Jimmy Hart. In Lawler s absence, Hart had risen in importance in the promotion.

 

29 Sep 1980 | goto
Bobby Eaton's Debut
Bobby Eaton showed up in Memphis and lost by dq to Bill Dundee.

 

29 Dec 1980 | goto
The KIng Returns!
Jerry Lawler, fully healed up from his broken leg, returned to Memphis Wrestling.

 

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