MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis wresting icon Jerry "The King" Lawler will be the guest picker for ESPN College GameDay, which will broadcast from Memphis on Saturday, Lawler announced on social media.
College GameDay will air from 8-11 a.m. Saturday. The show is set up on Beale Street before the big football matchup at the Liberty Bowl between the University of Memphis and SMU.
The show ends with a celebrity guest picker, who has a tie to the city, making picks against and with the panel on all the big games of the day ending with the selections of the Tigers/SMU game — where the local celeb always picks the home team.
It’s a fun way to end the show to see the reaction of the fans when the ESPN guys make their picks on the big game.
"He is a wrestler that I enjoyed watching growing up and he is a great showman for sure," GameDay host Rece Davis said. "But he's in Memphis, and if he dares call himself royalty, in this city, the home of the King of Rock and Roll, he better bring it Saturday morning. I mean, he had better, no half stepping. If I catch Jerry Lawler half stepping, I will come off the top rope. There will be an atomic elbow smash and he might be on the business end of a pile driver. So he better watch out."