Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter
As noted, Jerry Lawler worked a match at the “Pro Wrestling Night” themed NBA game between the Memphis Grizzlies and the Oklahoma City Thunder on January 31st. Reuniting for the announcing of the match were Memphis Wrestling legends Lance Russell and Dave Brown, who are considered one of the best pro wrestling announcing teams in history.
Lawler, Ric Flair and Maverick, a local wrestler, did backstage promos and vignettes throughout the game and Lawler eventually worked a match.
There were 18,000 fans in attendance at the FedEx Forum in Memphis that night, and despite Lawler’s lengthy history in the city, it was said to be the largest crowd Lawler has ever worked a match in front of in that city.
As part of Memphis Wrestling night, the first 3,000 fans that showed up received replica championship belts. They also promoted the WWE Fast Lane pay-per-view, which will be held in the same arena on February 22nd.