Few pro wrestling nicknames are as apt as Jerry Lawler's. He was truly the King of Memphis.
Before WWE became the dominant force that it is now, when wrestling's territories meant something, Memphis' wrestling was abuzz with energy for years.
Lawler was at times the area's most hated villain and, at others, it's most beloved hero.
For decades, Lawler and his many rivals generated heat that shames the kind of tepid reactions that some wrestlers churn up today. It was the kind of heat that had fans in a near-riot state.
Feuds with former friends and with outsiders went on for years, never truly ending in some cases.
The following rivalries were Lawler's best. It was these battles, verbal and physical, that Lawler built his unparalleled legend upon.