Jerry Lawler — Pays Tribute to Rockwell … For New Comic Cover (PHOTO)

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WWE Hall of Famer Jerry Lawler has put a wrestling inspired twist on a Norman Rockwell classic … telling Pro Wrestling Sheet he’s excited to pay tribute to the artist for a new comic book cover.

The cover for “Headlocked: The Last Territory Vol.2” is a clear riff on the famous Rockwell painting “The Discovery” … and Lawler tells us it’s because growing up Norman was one of his favorites.

“I always loved the almost photorealism that he could achieve, but also that he was a master storyteller.” The King adds, “A lot of artists would paint a landscape or scene, but he could paint an entire story in that one picture.”

Headlocked tells the story of a college theater major who drops out to become a pro wrestler.  The art is done entirely by wrestlers, with 13 televised stars contributing to the stories.

Volume 2 is slated for release in late November.