I didn't get the wrestling bit, though.
...i feel a history lesson coming on...
Well, the wrestling bit came around about the time he left Taxi. He went across the country claiming himself to be the "World Intergender Wrestling Champion", and he challenged women to wrestling matches, offering $1,000 to anyone who could beat him. Needless to say, he humiliated them every time.
At least until Jerry "The King" Lawler, an accomplished wrestler himself (at the time), came into the picture. He managed a female wrestler named Foxy, who went against Andy Kaufman in a match. Kaufman won, but that wasn't even the REAL fight.
After Kaufman won, he humiliated Foxy by pushing her face into the mat. Lawler came in to break it up, he and Kaufman started arguing, and before you knew it, "The King" challenged Andy to an actual match. Kaufman thought he was joking, and expected it to be all a hoax. But he was wrong.
Jerry Lawler took on Andy Kaufman, and piledrove him not once, but twice (Despite rumors, this was NOT the cause of his death; Kaufman really did succumb to lung cancer in 1984.)
And that wasn't all. A week or so later, they both appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman, where they argued again. Kaufman would end up tossing Letterman's coffee at Lawler's face. Naturally, a fight ensued.
Now for the kicker...brace yourselves:
According to the 1995 documentary "A Comedy Salute to Andy Kaufman", the whole wrestling thing with Jerry Lawler was actually scripted. It was a secret kept for nearly 10 years after Kaufman's death. Jerry "The King" Lawler and Kaufman were actually friends, although Lawler was unaware of the infamous Letterman stunt; he claims it was Kaufman's idea.
Either way, Andy Kaufman is still missed by many people...in fact, many still believe he faked his own death and that he is still alive today.
The only people that probably don't miss him are those from the state of Tennessee (where Jerry "The King" Lawler" is from.
A lot of people there ) still hate Andy Kaufman with a passion, even though all of his actions were just for publicity.
Oh, and the best thing about Andy Kaufman?
...he never quit his day job :p
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