Jerry Lawler Biography

( 1949 - )
September 25, 2018
First published on:January 20, 2016
by Mandy Rhods

Facts of Jerry Lawler

Date of Birth: 1949, November 29
Age: 69 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet
Birth Sign:: scorpio
Birth Name Jerry O'Neil Lawler
Famous Name Jerry Lawler
Mother Hazel Lawler
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Birth Place Memphis, Tennessee
Currently Working For WWE
Net Worth $ 7 million
Weight in KG 110.2 kg
Girlfriend Lauryn McBride
Currently Married No
Married to Stacy Carter (m. 2000–2003), Paula Jean Carruth (m. 1982–1991), Kay Lawler (m. 1971–1978)
Children 3
Divorce Yes
Profession Part-time Wrestler, Color Commentator
Awards Slammy Awards (5 times)
Past married if any Stacy Carter (m. 2000–2003), Paula Jean Carruth (m. 1982–1991), Kay Lawler (m. 1971–1978)
Full Name Jerry O'Neil Lawler

Jerry Lawler is an American professional wrestler who also serves as the color commentator on World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). He is also a one-time AWA World Heavyweight Champion and a three-time WCWA World Heavyweight Champion. He has won 168 championships, including many world championships, throughout his career.


Lawler was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2007.  He currently makes periodic appearances in WWE, hosting for special events. To know about his career, early life, personal life, affairs, net worth and more, take a look until the end. 

Jerry Lawler's Early Life

Jerry Lawler was born as Jerry O'Neil Lawler on November 29, 1949, in Memphis, Tennessee, the U.S. He is an American by his nationality and his ethnicity is white. His birth sign is Sagittarius. 

CAPTION: Jerry Lawler with his mother SOURCE: Pinterest

Born to mother, Hazel Lawler, Jerry spent most of his childhood in Memphis. He moved to Ohio after his father was transferred to a Ford Motor Company assembly plant in Lorain, Ohio.

Jerry Lawler Professional Career

He was very efficient and effective in his wrestling game; he is quick & active and used to create obstacles for his opponent fighters. He bags a total of 168 championships in his wrestling career. He is also AWA World Heavyweight Champion and a three-time WCWA World Heavyweight champion.

CAPTION: Jerry Lawler SOURCE: Pinterest

Talking about his initial phase of wrestling; in the year 1970, he debuted as a wrestler and in September 1971 he won his first championship. Lawler wrestled in many territories and won 168 championships throughout his career. He had a notorious feud with comedian Andy Kaufman in 1982 and the two wrestled in Memphis. However, Lawler later claimed that the feud with Kaufman was staged.  In the year 1992, he began his career in WWF game as an announcer in  Superstars. WWF provided him a perfect platform for his career.

CAPTION: Jerry Lawler as a commentator SOURCE: Wrestling rumors

In the year 2001, he also made appearances on the Independent Circuit. In the late 2001’s, he returned to WWF/E and served there as a commentator and part-time wrestler. Since 2015, he has served as a commentator for SmackDown. Lawler currently makes periodic appearances in the show, only hosting special events. He has been very proficient in his work. He has also been wrestling in the independent circuit. Lawler is popular for his finishing moves and signature moves.

YouTube: Jerry Lawler Wrestling

Besides wrestling, Lawler also tried his hand in music. He recorded a CD titled Memphis' Other King and released a music video for his song Wimpbusters. He acted in few movies like Man on The moon and Girls Gone Dead. Lawler also owns King Jerry Lawler's Hall of Fame Bar & Grille and  King Jerry Lawler's Memphis BBQ Co. You can also keep up with him through his podcast called Dinner With The King that he started in 2017.

Jerry Lawler Personal Life

Speaking about his personal life & biography, his personal life is not as perfect as his career, his married life was controversial and troublesome, and he married three women in his entire life. Kay Lawler was his first spouse, however, he divorced after 7 years of his relationship, he again married with Paula Jean, and the duo celebrated their marriage in the year 1982; however, they divorced just after 9 years of their marriage.

His last wife was Stacy Carter. He was also in an affair with several girls. In the year 2002, he was in an affair with Joni Horn and he also dated Su Yung in 2010. He also has three children’s name Brian Christopher, Kevin Lawler and Heather Lyn Lawler. He is currently engaged to  Lauryn McBride. The two have been together since 2011. 

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His son Brian committed suicide on July 29, 2018. Lawler opened up about losing his son in his podcast. He was emotional and described it to be the hardest week of his life. He also revealed his doubts regarding the reason for Brian's death.

CAPTION: Jerry Lawler with his son Brian Christopher SOURCE:

Talking more about him, Lawler is 68 years of his age, but he manages to look young, he has perfect height and body weight. He has a standing height of 6 feet and his total body weight is 110.2 kg.

Jerry Lawler Net Worth

Lawler is one of the highest paid wrestlers and earns a huge amount of salary from his employer. His total salary boosted his net worth. His net worth is $7 million. The wrestler earns from his WWE appearances as well as other business ventures like his restaurants. Lawler has made a fortune from his career.

WWE Hall Of Famer, Lawler has held more recognized championships than any professional wrestler in history. People also followed him on twitter; moreover, info about his bio can be taken from wiki.


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