During the run as Too Cool with Taylor, the team captured the WWE tag team championship by defeating Edge & Christian on a May 2000 episode of Raw. WWE extends its condolences to Lawler's family, friends and fans. While Scotty was sidelined in 2001 with a broken ankle, Lawler formed a short-lived tag team with Steve Blackman and was later released from the company for illegally conveying drugs across the Canada–United States border.[2]. Chris Luther is a native Californian who went to college in New York and now finds himself telling stories in the Mid-South. After competing in the company's short-lived light heavyweight division, Lawler began teaming with Scott "Too Hot" Taylor, and the following year they adopted the monikers of Grandmaster Sexay and Scottie 2 Hotty under the tag team name of Too Cool. His team was successful in winning. of Health monitoring COVID-19. WMC Action News 5 Chief Meteorologist Emeritus Dave Brown worked wrestling broadcasts for 35 years. Lawler, who is the son of WWE Hall of Famer Jerry "The King" Lawler, competed during the height of the Attitude Era. 8:56 pm ET, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has confirmed, addressed the matter in a short Facebook post, Laurinaitis, Road Warrior Animal, dead at 60, WWE Clash of Champions match card, predictions, Updated WWE PPV schedule for the rest of 2020, Pat McAfee reflects on NXT TakeOver: XXX showing, Raw recap: Go-home 'Mania show an overall success, SmackDown recap: Bryan and McMahon reconcile. "Lawler, who is the son of WWE Hall of Famer Jerry "The King" Lawler, competed during the height of the Attitude Era. For years Brian entertained thousands in sold out stadiums, sometimes wrestling with his father. Lawler returned to the WWE on January 6, 2014, appearing on the "Old School" edition of Raw and reuniting with Rikishi and Scotty 2 Hotty, for what would be the final time, to take on 3MB in a six-man tag team match. In 2000, Too Cool won the WWF Tag Team Championship. Last month, he was arrested for allegedly not paying a bill at a Downtown Memphis hotel. Brian's brother, Kevin Lawler, posted about his brother's death on Facebook: WWE released the following statement on Brian Christopher's passing: Copyright 2018 WMC Action News 5. According to the police report, he "became very belligerent" once in custody and threatened the police officer who arrested him. Lawler began following in his legendary father's professional wrestling footsteps in the United States Wrestling Association (USWA), located in the Memphis area where the elder Lawler had reached iconic status. July 29, 2018 at 4:39 PM CDT - Updated August 9 at 5:16 PM, arrested for allegedly not paying a bill at a Downtown Memphis hotel, Advance Memphis fundraiser helps Memphians get job training, Man indicted in Raleigh car-to-car shootings, MPD Director Mike Rallings asks for participation in national survey on police interactions, Ole Miss suspends baseball activities after positive COVID tests, Daily Report: Arkansas Dept. Taka Michinoku defeated him in the finals of a tournament for the Light Heavyweight Championship. Among his partners were Tony William… [6] On the early morning of July 29, 2018, Lawler was found hanging in a cell at the Hardeman County Jail and was observed to be brain dead. In April 2004, Lawler was signed back to the WWE roster as Jim Ross's last act as head of WWE Talent Relations. He had found himself on the wrong side of the law more than once, generally dealing with substance abuse issues. A Gray Media Group, Inc. Station - © 2002-2020 Gray Television, Inc. Dave Brown mourns the death of Brian Lawler. King said he entered the ring with Brian hundreds of times. All Rights Reserved. It's almost like you can't believe what you're hearing," King said. He was there when Brian first got his start in the ring. "It was just shock. "He's larger than life. After nearly a decade in the USWA as "Too Sexy" Brian Christopher, Lawler began his WWE career in 1997, enjoying a slow rise in popularity along the way. 367 of the 500 best singles wrestlers of the "PWI Years" in 2003, UCW Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Billy Jack, This page was last edited on 27 August 2020, at 08:23. Lawler began his career as one half of the masked tag team "The Twilight Zone" with Tony Williams under the individual ring names of Nebula (Lawler) and Quasar (Williams). 6-keys: media/spln/wwe/reg/free/stories, at They were involved in a rivalry with Dusty Rhodes and harassed him with a replica of the NWA World Title belt that he wore when he was champion.