Brian Christopher Lawler, former WWE wrestler known as Grandmaster Sexay, dies

Annette Crawford
August 1, 2018

The outlet previously reported that Lawler was facing charges for an incident earlier this month in which he was arrested for DUI after leading police on a brief chase.

Lawler, who was better known as Brian Christopher, was found unresponsive Saturday after he had apparently tried to take his own life inside a Tennessee jail cell. He died there on Sunday afternoon.

Brian Christopher Lawler is the son of WWE legend Jerry "The King" Lawler and wrestled under the moniker Grandmaster Sexay in the Too Cool stable.

WWE expressed its sadness in learning that Lawler had died and extended its condolences to his family, friends and fans.

Because of Lawler's notoriety, the statement says he was placed in a cell by himself, but was not on suicide watch because the department had no indication Lawler was suicidal.

Facebook Brian Christopher Lawler, right, with his father, Jerry Lawler. Together, they formed one of the most consistently popular wrestling acts of the late 1990s and early 2000s, ultimately claiming the tag titles in 2000.

WWE official Paul Levesque, better known by his stage name Triple H, wrote on Twitter, "Incredibly sad news about the passing of Brian Christopher". Sadly, Christopher was released from the WWE in 2001, following an arrest for bringing drugs across the Canada-US border. He briefly returned to the WWE on a number of occasions, most memorably in 2011 when he was brought in during his father's feud with Michael Cole.

Authorities have not commented about Lawler's condition, but sources told Pro Wrestling Sheet that his situation is "dire". The elder Lawler said that his son was "a bigger screw-up than Charlie Sheen". He had found himself on the wrong side of the law a few times, generally dealing with substance abuse issues. He was arrested several times over the years for disorderly conduct and assault. He made his official WWF debut in 1997 as part of the tournament to crown a new WWF Light Heavyweight Champion.

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