Friday, May 11, 2018

Memphis Teachers Dress As Pro Wrestlers

Posted By on Fri, May 11, 2018 at 9:59 AM

I'm not sure how your city celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week, but in Memphis, our teachers dress up like pro wrestlers and win championship belts.
Last Wednesday on the 30th anniversary of Jerry Lawler defeating Curt Henning to capture his first world heavyweight title, Shelby County teachers were encouraged to come to work in outfits inspired by "the golden days of body slams & spandex at the Mid-South Coliseum."

Not surprisingly, the King was well represented in classrooms all over Memphis:

Jerry The King Lawler SCS style. #901sFinest

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Overton High School even featured a rematch from the 1996 King of the Ring:

Lawler's long-time foe Jimmy Hart was also a part of the action, alongside who we can only assume was Hulk Hogan in a mask:
Since she was well rested from sitting out the Greatest Royal Rumble, Sasha Banks was able to make an appearance as well (Sorry, Crump. There is a new Boss in town):

Mrs. Smith as WWE wrestler Sasha Banks! @scsk12unified #901sfinest

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Vending machines in teachers' lounges were running low on Slim Jims:

This teacher built a ring in her classroom:
But once we got to the main event, there was only one champion:

Listen to Kevin Cerrito talk about pro wrestling on the radio every Saturday from 11-noon CT on Sports 56/87.7 FM in Memphis. Subscribe to Cerrito Live on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, tunein, PlayerFM or Sticher. Find out about his upcoming wrestling trivia events at cerritotrivia.com. Follow him on Twitter @cerrito.

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