King on Hall of Fame

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February 27, 2007

Monday night, Jerry "The King" Lawler was announced as the third inductee for the 2007 WWE Hall of Fame. The honor is a little bitter sweet for The King though.

"I have mixed emotions," said Lawler. "It's a great honor and a great thrill, but when they called me the other day and told me, I was like, ‘oh, really?' They said, ‘Yeah what's wrong?' And I said, ‘well it makes me feel old.' And the guy said, ‘well you are old, damn it get over it.'"

Lawler feels that usually guys are inducted into the Baseball or Football Hall of Fame after their careers are over, and his is not over.

"I still wrestle a lot and still look forward to wrestling a lot, and of course still doing the commentating and everything," Lawler explained. "They explained to me it has to do with what you've done in the past and not what you are going to do in the future. Looking at it in that context, then it's okay. I'm certainly excited about it."

The only other aspect The King is having some mixed emotions over is the date. The Hall of Fame induction ceremony is March 31, the night before WrestleMania.

"A few months ago the schedule came out for my favorite baseball team: the Cleveland Indians," said Lawler. "The Cleveland Indians are playing their final preseason exhibition game in Memphis, my hometown. I was so excited to go to this and of course, it's Hall of Fame night, March 31. I am trying to see if I can do my Hall of Fame induction from the ball field via satellite," Lawler joked.

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