King vs. Kaufman

July 28, 1982

After irreverent comedian Andy Kaufman proclaims himself “Inter-Gender Wrestling Champion of the World,” Lawler takes issue and challenges him to a match. The King delivers two piledrivers in the bout, sending the jokester to the hospital. The two later meet on “Late Night with David Letterman” in a classic television incident where Lawler slaps Kaufman before the comedian retaliates by throwing coffee on The King.



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