On July 29th former WWE Tag Team Champion “Grandmaster Sexay” Brian Christopher passed away from an alleged suicide attempt in his jail cell in Hardeman County Tennessee.
Christopher’s father, WWE Hall Of Famer Jerry “The King Lawler, has been adamant since his son’s passing that he doesn’t believe Christopher took his own life. In a recent interview with ABC 24 Memphis, Lawler revealed that stories from those at the jail don’t add up with the official narrative of how things transpired:
“It seems like a nightmare that we can’t wake up from,” Lawler said. “It seems like every day something new comes up. We hear something from someone who was either an eyewitness to the incidents that happened the day that Brian died or people who have heard stories about just different things that went on in the jail.
“Even as recently as two days ago someone in the jail is still using Brian’s identity and was caught for identity theft.”
Lawler then talked about a conversation he had with Christopher the morning of his passing. Christopher said that some promises that were made by the Sheriff weren’t followed through on. Then, Lawler received a call in the afternoon that Christopher had gotten into a physical altercation with another inmate. Later that evening, he was called and notified of his son’s apparent suicide attempt:
“At 10:30 that morning I was in Raleigh North Carlina. I received a phone call from Brian — a collect call that’s monitored and recorded and it’s timed, fifteen minutes is all you can talk at a time,” Lawler continued. “That morning though, he talked perfectly rational, perfectly normal. He just went on a little bit that we had had a meeting a couple of weeks ago with the Sheriff and Brian just went on about how none of the stuff that the Sheriff promised would take place had taken place and he just talked about the bad conditions there in the jail.
“We got cut off mid-sentence after fifteen minutes and we didn’t hear anything until about 2:30 in the afternoon my fiance Lauren got a call from someone — actually I spoke with this Sheriff and he said Brian had been involved in an altercation with another inmate — there was a fight — the Sheriff’s actual words were: ‘Brian was acting a fool and picking a fight with someone he shouldn’t have picked a fight with.’
“[Christopher] got a laceration over his eye and they stitched him up and he was fine. Of course, we heard later on from an eyewitness to that fight that it went nothing like what the Sheriff said. Then a few hours later I get another call in Raleigh from a Deputy Sheriff saying: ‘Mr. Lawler, I’ve got some bad news. Your son Brian has hung himself in the jail. So it was just… from talking to Brian earlier in the day and hearing about the incident in the afternoon and then all the way to the fact that he was gone that evening it just doesn’t add up. So many of the eyewitnesses who have spoken to us and gotten in touch with us… the stories just don’t jive.”
H/T Wrestling Inc. for the transcriptions