Even though 2021 has been a wild ride for professional wrestling, not many would have predicted Enzo Amore going one on one with WWE Hall of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler in a Casket Match.
The unusual and somewhat unfathomable bout took place at WrestleFest 25 on August 14th.
Ahead of the match, Enzo Amore now known as nZo, cut a quick promo to the crowd but it wasn’t enough to upset his veteran opponent. Lawler, who despite being over 70-years of age, shows no sign of hanging up his boots, used every inch of that experience to take down his younger opponent.
Lawler claimed victory after hitting one of his trademark punches loaded with brass knuckles for some extra impact.
Over the course of his long and illustrious career, Lawler has crossed paths with the great and the good of professional wrestling. Naturally, this has sometimes led to conflict. One of these conflicts was Lawler’s long running feud with former ECW head honcho Paul Heyman.
“What it all boiled down to was that we booked this scaffold match in Louisville, Kentucky. Jerry Jarrett had had a scaffold match there one time and it sold completely out. So we booked this scaffold match, and [Heyman] and his guys were going to be in it against me and [Bill] Dundee and somebody.
And we built this thing up to where it’s ready to sell out, and he’s making the interviews every week, and we’re getting ready to do the match, and then he comes and he says, ‘Well, I can’t go up on that scaffold: I’m scared of heights. I just can’t do it. I can’t go up there.’ And I’m, like, ‘What do you mean you can’t do it? How can you make these interviews, and now we’ve got a sell out and you’re going to tell me you can’t climb up on the scaffold and do the match?’ So, I think something happened there . . . I may have hit him.”
H/t to Inside The Ropes for the transcription.