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YOUTUBE CLASSIC: BATMAN ADAM WEST VS. JERRY LAWLER...YES, REALLY!

By Mike Johnson on 2020-03-21 09:00:00

Professional wrestling is a strange genre, to say the least....but there are moments in time where the weird aspect of the business just turns the "reality" of the business on it's side.  Some are memorable and some are silly to fans, but they have all become part of pro wrestling lore.

Indeed, some of these moments are so unique that they stand out to the point one must wonder what in the world the creative minds behind them were thinking in the first place - forget Dusty vs. Flair, how about the night Robocop rescued Sting from being caged by The Four Horsemen?  Or the time Rick Steiner met his match on the mic in the terms of horror character Chucky during a live WCW Monday Nitro?

Yes, these things actually happened and in the below video, we can easily see that Batman's true arch-enemy was not the Joker or Killer Croc or even Ra's al Ghul.  No! Batman's mortal foe is indeed, Jerry "The King" Lawler.

Say what?

Yes, indeed, once upon a time in the magical kingdom of Memphis, WMC-TV Studios was invaded by the one and only Batman, as played by Adam West.  In town for a personal appearance, some genius who has been forever lost to history was able to get West booked to appear, in character to promote the appearance. As part of that appearance, West confronts the evil Jerry Lawler.

As you'll see, Lawler, who is well known Superman fan, jumps right in with his own nod to the DC Universe that is so ridiculous, it's genius. Meanwhile, the cowl-clad West is apparently not up to speed on the wars between comics' top companies, name-dropping Spider-Man.

It's one the strangest, funniest crossovers you'll ever hope to see in pro wrestling, even today.  Years before we had Mr. T vs. Roddy Piper, there was Adam West vs. Jerry Lawler.  Enjoy!

 

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