Lance Russell

Jerry “The King” Lawler has revealed that legendary wrestling commentator Lance Russell passed away on Tuesday morning. Russell was 91 years old.

Russell, often described as the voice of Memphis Wrestling, had a career that spanned nearly 40 years. He had been hospitalized the last several days after breaking his hip during a fall.

His family shared the following tweet this morning.

Not long ago, Lawler shared this tweet.

On behalf of the entire staff here at, we would like to send our condolences to the family and friends of Russell during this hard time.


  1. Behind The King was a great voice. Say hi to Bobby Heenan & Gorilla Monsoon for all of us Mr. Russel.

  2. Just so everyone knows, Jerry Lawler wanted Lance Russell to induct him into the Hall of Fame but Vince, stalwart caretaker of wrestling history that he is, made Lawler accept William Shatner instead because $$$ baby.

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