It looks like the Memphis Grizzlies decided to team up with some legendary wrestlers in order to make the NBA a little more interesting this past week.
Jerry “The King” Lawler ended up wrestling Jeff Jarrett at halftime of the Grizzlies-Washington Wizards game on Friday night. You can check out the video below.
.@RealJeffJarrett just stole the Grizzlyweight Championship away from @JerryLawler! This can not stand!— FOX Sports Grizzlies (@GrizzliesOnFSSE) January 6, 2018
You're lucky @brevinknight22 and @PetePranica have a game to call Double J! pic.twitter.com/SFoo3AMpzy
Both Lawler and Jarrett are from Tennessee, so having them face off in the ring made sense for the Grizzlies.
Lawler is originally from Memphis and Jarrett is from Henderson, Tennessee. The match lasted about five minutes and ended after Jarrett nailed Lawler on the back with a guitar.
I'm amazed that Lawler was able to get back into the ring, but it was a short match.
It was reported earlier in the week that both Lawler and Jim Ross will be attendance for Raw's 25th Anniversary show on January 22nd, 2018. It will be a special simulcast event from the Barclays Center and Manhattan Center in New York City. Some current and former greats will also be at the show like The Undertaker, John Cena, Shawn Michaels and Kevin Nash.
Lawler had hinted at the booking right after New Year's.
We’re booked..assignment TBD...we’ll for be in catering for sure! https://t.co/FNt8zrsNfz— Jim Ross (@JRsBBQ) January 3, 2018
Tickets for the event started going on sale back in November of 2017 and fans will have the chance even sign up for a meet and greet that will lead to them meeting a WWE legend.
Lawler has been making some appearances on the indie circuit over the past few years, but has also been very busy with his podcast, "Dinner with the King," after launching it in March of 2017.
When it comes to Jarrett, he had just rejoined Impact Wrestling in January of 2017, but his contract ended up being terminated on October 23rd. Now that he's kind of in limbo, it will be interesting to see where Jarrett lands next. He could end up on the independent circuit, or with one of the numerous pro wrestling companies around the world. Jarrett is only 50 years-old, so he still has plenty to offer a company that's looking for help and experience with building their brand.