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DragonKingKarl Classic Wrestling Marathon: Lance Russell

On the latest edition of the July Classic Wrestling Marathon, Karl Stern takes a look at one of the greatest announcers of all time: legendary Memphis wrestling announcer Lance Russell.

Russell was more than just a play-by-play announcer, and was every bit as important a character to Memphis TV as Jerry Lawler or Bill Dundee was. It was Russell's smooth and reasoned style that drove one of the most popular wrestling shows in the country.

Many will argue there were better announcers than Russell, saying that Gordon Solie or Jim Ross were better in many ways. On this show, Karl makes a strong case that for his particular territory and for his particular fan base, no one could have pulled off leading a show the way Russell did.

He not only was involved in pro wrestling for many decades, but also pulled off something very few people in the wrestling business have: remaining universally liked and respected.

Today, the DragonKingKarl Show takes a look at Lance Russell, one of the greatest announcers in wrestling history. 

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