Memphis Wrestling's King Crewneck: Jerry Lawler Wins NWA World Title (Sorta)
$35.00 - $38.00
When the King appeared to have defeated Terry Funk for the NWA World championship in October 1976, the Memphis Monarch of the Mat quickly retreated to the dressing room with the 10 pounds of gold, despite the referee overturning the decision. Waiting in the wings was a photographer from City of Memphis Magazine, which was publishing a cover story on the King the following month.
As Lawler told me, "I ran back there with the belt as fast as I could, telling the photographer, 'Hurry up, hurry up—take my picture!"
The shutterbug, who had set up a classy black backdrop with dimmed lighting to capture an image of the triumphant King fresh from the fight, complied, snapping about 20 photos before Lawler hastily returned the domed-globe belt to a none-the-wiser Funk.
Not only do you get a touched-up, vector-art image from the infamous magazine article on this '70s-soft sweatshirt, but you can always strut with confidence as if you too are the King of the World
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