Jerry "the King" Lawler Has His Own Museum Now! 

The exploits and artifacts of Jerry "the King" Lawler—- wrestler, announcer, artist, well-known personality in Memphis and the world, and, let us not forget, once (two races for mayor) and possibly future political candidate —- are now accounted for and housed in a free museum. On Saturday, the museum had a grand opening at Wynn Automobile, 1831 Getwell, Memphis, where the proprietors have afforded it a generous and well-appointed space of several rooms. Lawler, host of Monday Night Raw, one of the most watched cable shows in the world, has a widespread fandom — a fact indicated by the signatures on a wall-sized Get Well card signed by admirers after the King had a heart attack last year (on air, while doing a show!) He was at the museum on Saturday, signing autographs. His lifetime mementoes as well as exhibits chronicling the larger story of wrestling itself will be on display at the museum from 1:00p.m.-4:00p.m. daily. Check out the slideshow above for a teaser featuring some of the exhibits at the museum — and some shots of Jerry the King as well.

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