Part 2 of 4. The first and only appearance of Ric Flair in the Memphis studios leads to a NWA World Heavyweight title match versus Jerry Lawler to the delight of Memphis Wrestling fans.

“The Hustle”

Just as Ric Flair is about to begin a scheduled match with Rick McCord, Jerry Lawler calls the NWA champion back to the interview area for a quick and amiable greeting from the local King of Memphis Wrestling (as seen on TV).

But Lawler is masking his true intentions of course and, with a wink of an eye to the audience, he’s doing exactly what we expect The King to do. Before we know it, Ric Flair is bamboozled by Lawler using a common pool hustler’s trick. Flair’s tremendous ego offers him little choice.

Date: August 14, 1982
Location: WMC TV5 Studio, Memphis
Interview: Lance Russell

This angle has four distinct parts:
1. The Interview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDIneaiyP1s
2. The Hustle: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_GYGcGQbEU
3. The Match: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8psgP2yvLD4
4. The Meltdown: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzkDzOfqDfc

From Playlist: “Jerry Lawler vs Ric Flair (1982, Memphis)”
View Playlist: http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=38A40DA5F3D6A978
Play All: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDIneaiyP1s&feature=PlayList&p=38A40DA5F3D6A978&playnext_from=PL&index=0&playnext=1

Realted Playlist: “Memphis Wrestling (1982)”
View Playlist: http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=9F95D7D09936144B
PlayAll: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDIneaiyP1s&feature=PlayList&p=9F95D7D09936144B&playnext_from=PL&index=0&playnext=1

Related Playlist: “Jerry Lawler: King of Memphis Wrestling”
View Playlist: http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=8C956037BE97BE5D
Play All: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVMU8kEKybM&feature=PlayList&p=8C956037BE97BE5D&playnext_from=PL&index=0&playnext=1

Related Playlist: “Jobbing in Memphis”
View Playlist: http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=09D0370287236D5F
Play All: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAg2tHtts5c&feature=PlayList&p=09D0370287236D5F&playnext_from=PL&index=0&playnext=1

Related Playlist: “Best of… CWA Studio Wrestling Memories”
View Playlist: http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=3AAE006CB5F907C1
PlayAll: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLHGD0dG-dE&feature=PlayList&p=3AAE006CB5F907C1&playnext_from=PL&index=0&playnext=1

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