The bad news continues to roll in.
Earlier today it was reported by Pro Wrestling Sheet that former WWF Tag Team Champion Brian Christopher Lawler or better known to some as "Grandmaster Sexay" was rushed to a local medical facility after attempting to hang himself in jail.
Multiple sources have noted that Brian Christopher's situation was dire and it unfortunately only a matter of time until he succumbed to the injuries by way of the attempted suicide. At the age of 46-years old Brian Christopher has passed away and the news was confirmed by the Memphis Wrestling News Facebook page which is a page that has ties to the Lawler family. The post from the account read:
"We are saddened to inform you that sources close to the Lawler family have confirmed that Brian Christopher Lawler has passed away today. Details of the cause of death have not yet been released to the public. We will post more details of this tragedy as they become available. Brian was 46 years old. He will be missed by his family, friends, and brothers in the business.
RIP Brian Christopher LawlerJanuary 10, 1972 - July 29, 2018"
Dave Meltzer took to social media to confirm the passing as well.
Just to confirm, Nikolai Volkoff, Brian Lawler and Brickhouse Brown have all passed away. Very sad day for pro wrestling.— Dave Meltzer (@davemeltzerWON) July 29, 2018
Just to confirm, Nikolai Volkoff, Brian Lawler and Brickhouse Brown have all passed away. Very sad day for pro wrestling.
— Dave Meltzer (@davemeltzerWON) July 29, 2018
Brian Christopher was arrested earlier this month for a DUI and allegedly running away from law enforcement. This year alone has not been one in favor of Brian as there were two incidents with law enforcement earlier this year.
Brian is the son of WWE Hall Of Famer and Memphis wrestling legend Jerry "The King" Lawler and Brian began his career in the sport competing for 'USWA'. After tallying up a number of years with the promotion he then joined the WWF and is remembered for his time in the company as a part of the team "Too Cool" alongside Scotty 2 Hotty and Rikishi. After departing from WWE in 2002 Christopher then went on to compete in TNA where he worked alongside David Flair and Erik Watts who are also second-generation wrestlers.
Christopher returned to WWE three times between the years 2004 and 2014 and during his last run with the company he and Scotty 2 Hotty attempted to hold tag team gold once again when they challenged The Ascension at NXT ArRival for the NXT Tag Team Championships.
WWE has published an article about the passing of Brian Lawler and provided a brief brio about the former WWF Tag Team Champion.
.@WWE is saddened to learn that Brian Christopher has passed away. https://t.co/etqwccoDy0— WWE (@WWE) July 29, 2018
.@WWE is saddened to learn that Brian Christopher has passed away. https://t.co/etqwccoDy0
— WWE (@WWE) July 29, 2018
Brian's brother Kevin Lawler noted over his personal Facebook page that there has been a lot of rumors today concerning his brother but Kevin stated that Brian passed away over the past hour contrary to the reports that he passed away this morning.
Kevin Lawler: "Lots of different stories and rumors about my brother today. But as of 30 minutes ago he has officially passed. I love U and will miss U my brother! A very sad day today. Words can't describe."
In an update on the situation by way of Dave Meltzer of F4WOnline, Brian Lawler attempted to commit suicide in his cell at the Hardeman County jail in Tennessee. Lawler was rushed to the hospital and immediately placed on life support. The site added that he was pronounced brain dead this morning but Christopher was still alive by way of the life support. The decision was then made by the family to take him off life support and his to add, Brian's father Jerry "The King" Lawler flew in from an appearance in Raleigh, NC.
The unfortunate sequence of events today have led to the announcement of Brian Christopher's passing at the age of 46-years old.
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