WWE have revealed that Brian Christopher has died aged 46. The former tag-team and light heavyweight champion was the son of Jerry ‘The King’ Lawler, and achieved worldwide fame in the late 1990s and early 2000s as part of the Too Cool faction alongside Rikishi and Scotty 2 Hotty.
Christopher emerged onto the wrestling scene in the early 1990s, and appeared frequently in the Memphis based promotion that his legendary father owned. Despite the success his father had in the same territory, Christopher soon made a name for himself as a natural villain, and became a light heavyweight performer in WWE soon after. Christopher’s four year career in WWE saw him win multiple championships, and it was his work in Too Cool that finally turned the career villain into a beloved hero.
The three established a strong with the fans, as their sunglasses, dancing and trademark entrance music thrilled the audience for some years. Despite his fame, Christopher struggled with personal issues throughout his career, and was released just one month into his 2004 return with WWE. He continued to wrestle on the independent scene and made sporadic appearances in WWE, but will forever be seen as a talent who never quite fulfilled his immense potential. WWE’s statement confirmed the news, after Christopher’s death with the following statement: WWE is saddened to learn that Brian Christopher Lawler, who is best known in WWE as Too Cool’s Grandmaster Sexay, has passed away. Lawler, who is the son of WWE Hall of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler, competed during the height of the Attitude Era. WWE extends its condolences to Lawler’s family, friends and fans. Christopher spent the last weeks of his life in prison, after being arrested for a DUI and evading arrest. Many WWE stars expressed their grief at the news on social media, including Triple H who called it ‘a tragic loss of life.’
Incredibly sad news about the passing of Brian Christopher. A tragic loss of life. Both @StephMcMahon and I are thinking of Jerry Lawler and the entire Lawler family this evening. https://t.co/Siqrx5Vt1c
— Triple H (@TripleH) July 29, 2018
RIP Brian Christopher. I think I had every piece of Too Cool merch in 2000.
— Zack Ryder (@ZackRyder) July 29, 2018
1st time I worked with Brian Christopher was in Louisville I told him "Nobody wants to work with u. Let's have a great match and show them u can. Trust me, please. I'm not out to bury you" He did and we had many great matches. He was at times misunderstood. #RIPBrianChristopher
— Tom Prichard (@drtomprichard) July 29, 2018