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Whereas Andy Kaufman (1949 – 1984) was one of the funniest entertainers you will ever see, he did not consider himself a comedian. He grew up admiring the razzmatazz of wrestling, and in 1979, as the self-proclaimed “Inter-Gender Wrestling Champion of the World”, he offered a $1,000 prize to any woman who could pin him.
A challenge from wrestling superstar Jerry “The King” Lawler set in motion an extraordinary chain of events(Kaufman getting hammered in the ring by Lawler; an injured Kaufman goading Lawler live on TV and getting smacked again, despite his neck-brace) which transpired to be an elaborate hoax in which the two had colluded.