WWE Hall of Famer Jerry Lawler has revealed what he thinks was the greatest thing he was involved in during his long career in WWE.
Given his illustrious wrestling career in Memphis, his time as AWA World Champion, and his dozens of title reigns during his career, few might instantly place Jerry Lawler at the heart of WWE’s New Generation of the mid-nineties.
But Lawler was there, competing in the ring as well as calling the action on Monday Night Raw. One of Lawler’s biggest rivals during this time was the iconic star Bret ‘Hitman’ Hart. Lawler sought to make Hart’s life miserable on-screen with the men first competing in WWE at SummerSlam 1993.
In 1995 Lawler was still on Hart’s case and again they tangled on pay-per-view at the first In Your House event in May 1995. One month later they clashed again at King of the Ring in a ‘Kiss My Foot’ match.
On Peacock/WWE Network’s Table For Three, Jerry Lawler was joined by Bret Hart and another New Generation personality, Glenn Jacobs to discuss that time in the company. Lawler told Hart that he believes the greatest thing in his WWE career was their rivalry:
“To me, the greatest thing I’ve been involved with here in the WWE was our rivalry. [The] ‘Kiss My Foot’ match and all the things that led up to that match. I just enjoyed that so much.”
Bret Hart won the ‘Kiss My Foot’ match and did indeed make Lawler kiss his foot in the middle of the ring. That brought Jacobs into the mix as Lawler’s evil dentist Isaac Yankem DDS and it was Yankem that went one-on-one with The Excellence of Execution at SummerSlam 1995.