Wrestling world in shock after three WWE stars die on one day

The WWE community is in mourning after a tragic day in which three wrestlers were found dead, including the son of the legendary Jerry Lawler.

Former stars Brian Christopher Lawler (aka Grandmaster Sexay), Brickhouse Brown and Nikolai Volkoff all died on Sunday.

Chistopher was found in a jail cell in Memphis, Tennessee, according to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer.

The son of WWE Hall of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler, was 46 years old.

“WWE is saddened to learn that Brian Christopher Lawler, who is best known in WWE as Too Cool’s Grandmaster Sexay, has passed away,” the WWE said in a statement.

“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.”

He went by ‘Grand Master Sexay’, one-half of the ‘Too Cool’ tag-team along with Scotty 2 Hotty.

The duo would eventually add Rikishi into the mix as the now trio were best known for their hip-hop inspired choreographed dance routines after matches.

In 2000, Too Cool would win the WWE Tag Team titles for the first and only time, defeating Edge and Christian.

Why was Brian Christopher in jail?

According to TMZ Sports, Christopher was arrested on July 7 for DUI and evading Tennessee police officers.

In June, Christopher was arrested for allegedly not having the funds to cover a hotel bill at the Hampton Inn in Memphis, Tennessee, according to TMZ Sports.

Brian Christopher was one of three deaths in the wrestling world

WWE Hall of Famer Volkoff (real name Josip Nikolai Peruzović) died at the age of 70, the WWE also announced on Sunday.

Volkoff played a larger-than-life Russian villain and was one-half of a tag team with The Iron Sheik.

He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2005 after a wrestling career of 40-plus years.

Brickhouse Brown (real name Fredrick Seawright) died Sunday at the age of 57 from cancer, according to the Wrestling Observer.

Brown was best known for his time in the USWA, AWA and CWA.

Wrestling world reacts to tragic day

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