Memphis has been associated with many kings over the years, Elvis, B.B., Martin Luther King, Jr., but there’s another “King” of Memphis out there that can sometimes get overlooked when paired with that epic trio… and professional wrestling’s Jerry “The King” Lawler.
Wrestling has a long history with the City of Memphis, as the Grizzlies themselves explain:
From the hallowed halls of the Ellis Auditorium and the Mid-South Coliseum to Saturday mornings on WMC TV to the bright lights of FedExForum, Memphis has hosted our fair share of athletes as entertainers and entertainers as athletes.
For their “City Edition” uniforms this season the Grizzlies have decided to honour Memphis’s role as a wrestling hub for generations.
A steel grey base for steel chairs and cages.
A panel with gold accents featuring a “GNG” (for “Grit & Grind”) and a Grizzlies logo to mimic the look of a championship belt.
Three “Beale Street Blue” ropes (one on the collar and two on the waist) for those that form a barrier around the squared circle that is the professional wrestling ring. A “MEM” design on the center of the waistband of the shorts designed to resemble a turn/belt buckle.
What? You think a pro wrestling uniform is silly? If Philadelphia can make one for a boxer (and not even a real one), why not pro wrestling?
Memphis will enter the ring six times with their new “Main Event” uniforms, here’s the full schedule:
November 10 vs Philadelphia
December 15 vs Houston
January 9 vs San Antonio
February 9 vs New Orleans
March 20 vs Houston
March 23 vs Minnesota