(WMC-TV) - Jerry "The King" Lawler wants a rematch if legendary comedian Andy Kaufman is, in fact, still alive.
While the story appears to be another hoax, Lawler still relishes their relationship. He says one of his last conversations with Kaufman was during a taping at WMC-TV.
He credits the comedian with broadening his own career.
Lawler and Kaufman's feud remains a TV touchstone just as it did during a 1982 appearance on Late Night with David Letterman.
"It was the biggest thing to ever happen to me," said Lawler.
It included a rivalry in the ring when the comedian took up wrestling. Kaufman took on Lawler at the Mid-South Coliseum and at WMC-TV. Kaufman died from lung cancer in 1984.
"One of the main things he talked about was the best prank or scam he could pull would be to fake his own death," said Lawler.