With the heart attack Jerry Lawler suffered a couple weeks ago on RAW (get well soon, Jerry!), I thought it might be a good time to share a set of videos I found on YouTube awhile back, in which Ric Flair made his first and only appearance in the Memphis studios and ended up putting the NWA World Heavyweight Title on the line against Lawler.
We see old-fashioned wrestling promos from both of them, a great match, and a complete meltdown from Flair afterwards. Good stuff!
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The beauty of it was since Jarrett decided not to use the NWA champ after all, the shot at Flair and the title was turned into a part of Lawler/Bockwinkel when Nick was in Memphis after dropping the AWA Title to Otto Wanz (Verne, as always, in all his brilliance). In the end, Nick was Southern Champion, AWA Champion and had the shot at Flair which he would take in a location other than Memphis, thus explaining Flair not returning until '85.
Ill tell you the main problem with Smackdown, and its very evident on this weeks show. SD will build someone up for weeks even months. Lets look at Zach Gowen feuding with main eventers, or Hardcore Holly getting a title shot at Royal Rumble.