UFC/WWE News: Ken Shamrock reacts to Brian Christopher's passing

  • Former WWF superstar and UFC legend Ken Shamrock issues heartfelt tribute to Brian Christopher Lawler.
Paul Benson
Modified 06 Aug 2018, 18:08 IST

Brian Christopher passed away on Sunday, after hospitalisation
Brian Christopher passed away on Sunday, after hospitalisation

Former WWE superstar Brian Christopher Lawler, better known as "Grand Master Sexay", has passed away at the tender age of 46.

Christopher Lawler, the son of WWE Hall of Famer Jerry "The King" Lawler, died in the hospital after attempting suicide while in his jail cell. He had been an inmate at Hardeman County Jail following charges of Driving Under the Influence and evading arrest in an incident that took place on the 7th July.

Lawler was rushed to the hospital but was announced dead on arrival.

UFC Hall of Famer and former WWE superstar Ken Shamrock has issued a heartfelt reaction to the tragedy on his personal Twitter page.

Shamrock refers to Lawler as a great person and a personality who will be sadly missed. That was a viewpoint shared by many others on social media.

Shamrock worked in WWE (then known as WWF) with Lawler between 1997 and 1999, and has obviously taken this loss hard - as will many of Lawler's other peers, friends and family.

Shamrock wrestled Lawler several times in the company, mainly as part of tag team matches on WWF television.

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Ken Shamrock - wrestled with Lawler in the then-WWF in the late 1990's

Lawler wrestled for WWE for four years between 1997 and 2001 during the company's famed Attitude Era, and was a former World Tag Team Champion in the promotion with his "Too Cool" partner, "Scotty 2 Hotty" Scott Taylor. The team was later joined by Rikishi, and the three of them became firm fan favorites.

Lawler made a brief return to the company in 2004, which lasted for only four matches before he was fired. He was later invited back to the company and was involved in his father's WrestleMania feud with Michael Cole in 2011.

Sportskeeda extends its condolences to everyone affected by the untimely death of Brian Christopher Lawler.

Published 30 Jul 2018, 12:21 IST
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