WWE have revealed via their official website that Lance Russell, the legendary ‘voice of Memphis Wrestling‘ has sadly passed away at 91 years of age.

Russell began his announcing career back in the late ’50s. He spanned nearly 40 years until he semi-retired in 1997. He was a prominent fixture of the wrestling scene in Memphis, with his charm and persuasiveness guided more fans to watch the wrestling from that region in America.

He was the voice behind the famous Jerry “The King” Lawler vs. Andy Kaufman rivalry from the early 1980s. This was something that made national headlines.

He created a milestone moment in wrestling when he alerted a cameraman to begin filming when an impromptu tag team fight broke out in the concession stand at the Tupelo Sports Arena in MIssissippi. Take a look at that here:

Russell also commented in WCW from 1989 to 1992. Here are a list of responses from friends and fans since his death:

We highly suggest you watch the following video of Lawler introducing Russell to the audience at a ‘Raw’ taping back in 2014.

Jerry "The King" Lawler introduces Lance Russell at Memphis

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