Five Guys Who Pro Wrestled Into Their 50s

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Jerry “The King” Lawler

“The King” Lawler mainly pro wrestled throughout the 90s. However, since he stayed on as a commentator, along with good old J.R., Jim Ross, Lawler still found himself radically sporadically in the years to come, even though he turned 50 back in 1999. The King  found himself back in the ring on a decently regular basis from 2011-2012 but had to stop competing completely after suffering a heart attack on air during a 2012 episode of Raw.

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Chris is a graduate of Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, where he majored in English and FIlm. He has been writing for TVOvermind and Uncoached for two years and has written about numerous different television shows and pop culture topics. Contact him through Twitter (@ckinger13).
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  • Penny Marie Sautereau

    Um…. no. Lawler primarily wrestled throughout the SEVENTIES AND EIGHTIES. It was in the Nineties that he started to wrestle less upon being hired by WWE/F.