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Brian Christopher Lawler is on life support after trying to hang himself in a jail cell 

The WWE and its fans are in mourning after the industry lost two wrestlers, including a Hall of Famer, over the weekend while Jerry ‘The King’ Lawler’s son remains on life support following a suicide attempt.  

Brian Christopher Lawler has been reportedly placed on life support after trying to hang himself in his jail cell.

The former wrestler, who went by Grandmaster Sexay in the WWE, was found unresponsive in his cell Saturday night. 

Brian Christopher Lawler (right), the son of wrestling legend Jerry ‘The King’ Lawler (left), has been reportedly placed on life support after attempting to commit suicide in his jail cell

Brian Christopher Lawler

Brian as Grandmaster Sexay during his stint in the WWE

The former wrestler, who went by Grandmaster Sexay (right) in the WWE, was found unresponsive in his cell Saturday night

Brian (pictured with wrestler Rikishi) had reportedly tried to hang himself just weeks after being arrested for allegedly driving under the influence

Brian (pictured with wrestler Rikishi) had reportedly tried to hang himself just weeks after being arrested for allegedly driving under the influence

He had reportedly tried to hang himself just weeks after being arrested for allegedly driving under the influence, according to TMZ.  

Brian was immediately rushed to the Regional One hospital where he was subsequently placed on life support.  

He is said to be in critical condition.  

Brian had been jailed at the Hardeman County Jail following his DUI arrest on July 7. 

That night police pursued Brian’s vehicle after they reportedly spotted him speeding and swerving around 1am.

That night police pursued Brian's vehicle after they reportedly spotted him speeding and swerving around 1am

Brian (pictured during June arrest) was also arrested in June for allegedly running from a Hampton Inn bill

Brian (left, mugshot of his July arrest) had been jailed at the Hardeman County Jail following his DUI arrest on July 7. Brian (right, mugshot his June arrest) was also arrested in June for allegedly running from a Hampton Inn bill

Brian (left) has one brother, Kevin (right), and two children with his his ex-wife Davah Lawler. Also pictured is Jerry 'The King' Lawler

Brian (left) has one brother, Kevin (right), and two children with his his ex-wife Davah Lawler. Also pictured is Jerry ‘The King’ Lawler

During his wrestling career, Brian (right) became popular as one-half of the tag team Too Cool with Scotty 2 Hotty (left). Rikishi (center) joined the duo in 1999 

During his wrestling career, Brian (right) became popular as one-half of the tag team Too Cool with Scotty 2 Hotty (left). Rikishi (center) joined the duo in 1999 

According to TMZ, Brian led authorities on a chase before he was taken into custody. 

Brian was also arrested in June for allegedly running from a Hampton Inn bill.

During his wrestling career, Brian became popular as one-half of the tag team Too Cool with Scotty 2 Hotty.

Together, the duo won a tag team championship.

Brian’s suicide attempt was reported on the same day as the WWE announced the death of Hall of Famer, Nikolai Volkoff.

‘WWE is saddened to learn that Josip Nikolai Peruzović, known to WWE fans as Nikolai Volkoff, has passed away at age 70,’ a press statement read. 

Brian's suicide attempt was reported on the same day as the WWE announced the death of Hall of Famer, Nikolai Volkoff (pictured)

Brian’s suicide attempt was reported on the same day as the WWE announced the death of Hall of Famer, Nikolai Volkoff (pictured)

Volkoff (pictured in 2017) was best known for dastardly WWE Tag Team Championship–winning union with The Iron Sheik

He was hailed as one of the 'greatest villains sports-entertainment had ever seen' over his 40-year pro-wrestling career

Volkoff (left in 2017) was best known for his dastardly WWE Tag Team Championship–winning union with The Iron Sheik. He was hailed as one of the ‘greatest villains sports-entertainment had ever seen’ over his 40-year pro-wrestling career

Volkoff was best known for his dastardly WWE Tag Team Championship–winning union with The Iron Sheik.

He was hailed as one of the ‘greatest villains sports-entertainment had ever seen’ over his 40-year pro-wrestling career. 

‘Volkoff’s infamous rendition of the Soviet National Anthem before his matches made him an instant icon in the eyes of the WWE Universe as a Superstar they truly loved to hate,’ the WWE’s statement read. 

The wrestling industry was hit a third time on Sunday with reports that Frederick Seawright, better known as Brickhouse Brown (pictured in May 2018), had also passed away after losing his battle with cancer

The wrestling industry was hit a third time on Sunday with reports that Frederick Seawright, better known as Brickhouse Brown (pictured in May 2018), had also passed away after losing his battle with cancer

Wrestling commentator, Jim Ross, had the honor of inducting Volkoff into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2005.  

‘WWE extends its condolences to Peruzović’s family, friends and fans,’ the statement said. 

Brown (pictured) began his pro wrestling career in 1982 and worked for WWE in 1995

Brown (pictured) began his pro wrestling career in 1982 and worked for WWE in 1995

The wrestling industry was hit a third time on Sunday with reports that Frederick Seawright, better known as Brickhouse Brown, had also passed away after losing his battle with cancer. 

Brown was being treated for cancer at a hospice in Mississippi hospice when he passed away. 

Earlier this month, it was reported that the wrestling star had died on July 20. 

Those reports were later refuted after Brown miraculously woke up. 

Brown began his pro wrestling career in 1982 and worked for WWE in 1995. 

He went one-on-one with greats like Triple H among others.  

Brown was also good friends with former WWE Superstar Brian Blair, who is the President of the Cauliflower Alley Club.

Last year, Brown’s cancer went from Stage 2 to Stage 4. Doctors told him he needed surgery that he couldn’t afford if he had any hope of survival. 

That’s when Blair’s organization stepped in to help Brown with his medical expenses.

Blair’s nonprofit helps those in the wrestling industry who are struggling financially. Brown was reportedly receiving assistance from the organization until his passing. He was 57 years old. 

Brown went one-on-one with greats like Triple H (pictured in the ring together) among others. He was also good friends with former WWE Superstar Brian Blair, who is the President of the Cauliflower Alley Club. Brown was 57 years old 

Brown went one-on-one with greats like Triple H (pictured in the ring together) among others. He was also good friends with former WWE Superstar Brian Blair, who is the President of the Cauliflower Alley Club. Brown was 57 years old 



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