Posted By Caroline Walsh on 04/19/17
We previously reported that Eric Bischoff mentioned on his podcast that Andy Kaufman shouldn’t go into the WWE Hall of Fame. Now, in the latest episode of “Dinner with the King,” Jerry Lawler said that he disagreed and he thinks Kaufman is deserving of a spot.
He said: “I think that without a doubt he does. Probably the main drawback, or main hold up, or resistance to that is the fact that Andy never had a match in WWE. There’s definitely a place for Andy, at least, in the celebrity wing of the WWE Hall of Fame.
That match that Andy and I had, it almost supersedes any organization. It was just about wrestling, in general. If you look back and really consider all the facts, that match was so important in the way wrestling evolved after.
That was the beginning of sports entertainment. That was the first time that wrestling and the entertainment world collided head-to-head and wound up working together.”
He added that Vince McMahon Sr. turned down the idea, but Vince K. McMahon was jealous that Lawler got to work with Kaufman and get all the publicity.