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.