Prior to this past Wednesday night’s episode of AEW Dynamite going on the air, there was a segment that took place inside the Landers Center in Southaven, Mississippi. It saw the company pay tribute to the legends of Memphis Wrestling. Those legends include: The Rock ‘N’ Roll Express (Robert Gibson and Ricky Morton), “Handsome” Jimmy Valiant, Lanny Poffo and several others.
It was also noted that WWE Hall of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler was acknowledged during the segment and since he currently works for the WWE, he obviously couldn’t be part of the tribute itself.
According to All Elite Wrestling Executive Vice President Matt Jackson of The Young Bucks. AEW President and CEO Tony Khan was the one who originally come up with the idea. Matt also said that
“It would have been great to have ‘The King,’ but obviously he’s working elsewhere.”
Despite Jerry “The King” Lawler not being present on the tribute segment itself, he did meet up with “Good Ole’ J.R.” Jim Ross and Tony Schiavone at his “King Jerry Lawler’s Hall of Fame Bar & Grille,” which you can check out in the Instagram post below: