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(WMC-TV) - Jerry "The King" Lawler wants a rematch if legendary comedian Andy Kaufman is, in fact, still alive. There are rumors that legendary comedian Andy Kaufman lives! Tonight, his former wrestlingMore >
Jerry "The King" Lawler wants a rematch if legendary comedian Andy Kaufman is, in fact, still alive.More >
After suffering a sprained cervical spine when Lawler lifted him in the air and then slammed his head into the ring floor, Kaufman was sent to St. Francis in East Memphis. Doctors reportedly put him in traction.
"Before the match, I thought wrestling was phony, I guess I learned different ... after something like this, I can't believe it's phony ... or as phony as I used to think it was," said Kaufman April 5, 1982, according to G. Wayne Dowdy's compilation "On this Day in Memphis History."
From his hospital bed he declared to the press that he was done with wrestling and would stick to comedy.
But Lawler said last November that he wants a rematch if legendary Kaufman is, in fact, still alive.
"One of the main things he talked about was the best prank or scam he could pull would be to fake his own death," said Lawler. "Somebody asked me, 'What if Andy walked up to you today, what would you say to him?' And I said I'd give him a big hug and say, "Andy you did it. You pulled it off.' "
Kaufman died from lung cancer in 1984.
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