Former WWE star Brian Christopher Lawler dies at age 46

Former WWE wrestler Brian Christopher Lawler, son of WWE Hall of Famer Jerry "The King" Lawler, has died at age 46, WWE confirmed Sunday.

According to WMC Action News 5 in Memphis, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation confirmed Lawler was found hanging in his cell at a Tennessee jail. WMC reported Lawler was administered CPR, and he was taken to a nearby hospital where he died Sunday afternoon.

Per WMC, Lawler was jailed earlier in July on suspicion of DUI, evading arrest and driving with a suspended license. He was arrested for allegedly not paying a hotel bill in Memphis last month, and he was arrested several times in recent years for disorderly conduct and assault.

A Memphis native, Lawler was part of the successful WWE tag team "Too Cool" in 1999-2000, and the team eventually went on to become tag team champions. His father, Jerry Lawler, was a long-time wrestler-turned-commentator who famously feuded with Andy Kaufman in the early 1980s.

WWE paid tribute to Lawler before a show in Phoenix on Sunday night. WWE also honored former wrestler Nikolai Volkoff, who died Sunday at age 70.

 

 

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