As WWE Hall of Famer Jerry "The King" Lawler wrote in the title of his 2003 autobiography "It's Good To Be The King... Sometimes".
After all, Lawler worked with hundreds of wrestling's biggest names over the past 40-plus years. In fact, almost half this list is comprised of fellow WWE Hall of Famers! Lawler has been AWA World Champion, ruled the roost for decades in his hometown of Memphis, Tennesee, acted as commentator on Monday Night Raw and even had a featured match at WrestleMania.
Yet, being wrestling's King can have a downside. Many have targeted Lawler over the years, verbally dressing him down, insulting his family and in one case, running him over with a car! And yet, during The King's runs as a heel, he's infuriated just as many babyfaces on the other side.
We're basing this list on storyline rivalries Lawler had with wrestlers and non-wrestlers alike, not speculating on what may have happened backstage (although in some cases, these will fall under both categories).
In counting down the Top 50 Jerry The King Lawler Rivalries, Wrestling Merchandise and Memories looked at the following criteria:
How prominent was the rivarly?
What type of stage(s) did it play out on?
How memorable were the matches and/or segments?
How much did the rivalry do to advance either person's career?
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