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[Andy Kauffman Gallery]


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Wrestler: Andy Kaufman (01/17/49 - 05/16/84)
Real Name: Andy Kaufman
Birthday: January 17, 1949
Hometown: New York City, NY
Marital Status: Married
Height & Weight: 5' 10" - 175lbs
Trained by: Jerry Lawler
Debut: 1978
Titles: Intergender Championship
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Notable Feuds: Jerry Lawler

  • Andy Kaufman was a popular entertainer and comedian in 70s & 80s who was known for his unorthadox methods..
  • Andy Kaufman is most often associated with Latka Gravas, a character he played on the sitcom "Taxi"..
  • 1978: Andy Kaufman began wrestling women on talk shows, calling himself the Inter-gender Wrestling Champion..
  • ~~~Andy would offer large prizes to any woman who could beat him in the ring, but none could pin his shoulders..
  • During one of Andy's inter-gender matches, Kaufman was confronted by Memphis hero, Jerry Lawler..
  • Jerry Lawler challenged Kaufman to a match, an offer Kaufman initially declined..
  • 1981: On "The Late Show with David Letterman" Jerry Lawler slapped Andy Kaufman!
  • ~~~Andy retaliated by throwing a cup of coffee at Lawler and shouting obscenities at him!
  • Andy Kaufman became the most hated man on the Memphis wrestling scene..
  • April 5, 1982 - Memphis: Andy Kauffman defeated Jerry Lawler by DQ when Lawler used the outlawed Piledriver!
  • ~~~Kaufman claimed he had suffered an injury, a claim that is widely suspected to be a hoax perpetrated by Kaufman..
  • May 16, 1984: Andy Kaufman died at age 35 of a rare form of lung cancer..