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Oh wow. RIP to his family. Always liked his work.

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I believe Brian was one-half of PG13.  Team had moderate success.

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beejmi wrote: I believe Brian was one-half of PG13.  Team had moderate success.
Um, no.  That was Jamie Dundee and Wolfie D.



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srossi wrote: beejmi wrote: I believe Brian was one-half of PG13.  Team had moderate success.
Um, no.  That was Jamie Dundee and Wolfie D.

Before WWE I think his main tag partner was Jeff Jarrett.  And I know he won USWA Tag Belts with Jarrett at least a couple times.



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Superstar wrote: srossi wrote: beejmi wrote: I believe Brian was one-half of PG13.  Team had moderate success.
Um, no.  That was Jamie Dundee and Wolfie D.

Before WWE I think his main tag partner was Jeff Jarrett.  And I know he won USWA Tag Belts with Jarrett at least a couple times.

Christopher won the USWA Tag titles 6 times: twice with Jarrett, and once each with Scotty Anthony (Raven), Eddie Gilbert, Wolfie D, and Big Black Dog (who the hell was that?).

Christopher was also a 26-time USWA Heavyweight champ (suck on that Ric Flair!) and an 8-time USWA Southern champ.

This is assuming anyone cares about Memphis titles, because they were really bounced around so often that they became meaningless.  If you were around as long as Christopher was, you were going to win dozens of belts there, and he certainly did.

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Brian Christopher started off in a team with Tony Williams around 1991 as the New Kids. Both guys were not even 20 yet. The gimmick was New Kids on the Block, obviously. They had a Rockers like split. Williams became a perennial undercard guy in Memphis. Christopher got the big push. He and Jarrett were more often enemies than partners in the 1992-93 range before Jeff went full time to the WWF, but they also teamed when one or the other turned and they were on the same side of the fence. I think they also teamed and feuded circa 1995-96 when Jarrett went back to Memphis for a bit between his first WWF stint ending and his first WCW stint starting.

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tamalie wrote: Brian Christopher started off in a team with Tony Williams around 1991 as the New Kids. Both guys were not even 20 yet. The gimmick was New Kids on the Block, obviously. They had a Rockers like split. Williams became a perennial undercard guy in Memphis. Christopher got the big push. He and Jarrett were more often enemies than partners in the 1992-93 range before Jeff went full time to the WWF, but they also teamed when one or the other turned and they were on the same side of the fence. I think they also teamed and feuded circa 1995-96 when Jarrett went back to Memphis for a bit between his first WWF stint ending and his first WCW stint starting.
Brian's USWA work from 1992-1996 Is as good a week in and week out body of work as anybody other than his father had in Memphis post-1985. Too bad the fans had already tuned out at the box office for it to show.

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srossi wrote: beejmi wrote: I believe Brian was one-half of PG13.  Team had moderate success.
Um, no.  That was Jamie Dundee and Wolfie D.


Ok then. He had even less success than I had thought. 

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beejmi wrote: srossi wrote: beejmi wrote: I believe Brian was one-half of PG13.  Team had moderate success.
Um, no.  That was Jamie Dundee and Wolfie D.


Ok then. He had even less success than I had thought.

Actually, I thought he was pretty successful overall until he got fired from WWE.  He was a borderline legend in the Memphis area, as he was as over as you could get down there.  In WWE, he had really good matches in the cruiserweight division and excellent matches as part of Too Cool.  That was a tag team that had zero business getting over in the Attitude Era, but it did.  But WWE has one hard rule and that is "don't get caught at the border with drugs".  Moondog King never wrestled for WWF again after he got caught, and outside of one or two shots, neither did Brian Christopher.  And I truly believe those shots he did in the past ten years were based on King Lawler asking to give him a break.

I won't understand why he would kill himself over a DUI arrest, and I don't think that a judge in Memphis would use him as an example by throwing the book at him when he could use his celebrity status in community service projects.  And it's not like he had any money to run with.



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Superstar wrote: I won't understand why he would kill himself over a DUI arrest, and I don't think that a judge in Memphis would use him as an example by throwing the book at him when he could use his celebrity status in community service projects.  And it's not like he had any money to run with.

Obviously no one was in the cell with him so you can only speculate, but it seems like Christopher was 46 and heading in the wrong direction in life with money becoming a major issue, future booking prospects pretty dim, and a drug and alcohol problem.  I don't think he killed himself over a DUI, I think he was sitting in jail depressed, lonely, and maybe going through withdrawal and thought, "Things aren't going to get any better." 



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srossi wrote: Superstar wrote: srossi wrote: beejmi wrote: I believe Brian was one-half of PG13.  Team had moderate success.
Um, no.  That was Jamie Dundee and Wolfie D.

Before WWE I think his main tag partner was Jeff Jarrett.  And I know he won USWA Tag Belts with Jarrett at least a couple times.

Christopher won the USWA Tag titles 6 times: twice with Jarrett, and once each with Scotty Anthony (Raven), Eddie Gilbert, Wolfie D, and Big Black Dog (who the hell was that?).

Christopher was also a 26-time USWA Heavyweight champ (suck on that Ric Flair!) and an 8-time USWA Southern champ.

This is assuming anyone cares about Memphis titles, because they were really bounced around so often that they became meaningless.  If you were around as long as Christopher was, you were going to win dozens of belts there, and he certainly did.

The USWA titles were strange. 

The USWA Southern championship was between 10/89-9/93

The USWA Southern Championship became the USWA Heavyweight Championship in 9/93. 

So You had the USWA Unified World Championship and the USWA Heavyweight Championship. 

 So Brian was a 8 times USWA Southern Champion but he was only a 17 time USWA Heavyweight Champion.  They add the Southern Championship and USWA Heavyweight championship together. How they got 26 I have no clue,  Since it adds up to 25. 

Championships---------- Hoosier Pro Wrestling ---HPW Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Doug Gilbert

Lethal Attitude Wrestling--- LAW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)

Memphis Superstars of Wrestling--- MSW Junior Heavyweight Championship (1 time)

Memphis Wrestling----- Memphis Wrestling Southern Heavyweight Championship (1 time)    Memphis Wrestling Television Championship (1 time)

National Wrestling Alliance -----NWA North American Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Spellbinder

NWA New South -----New South Heavyweight Championship (1 time)

Powerhouse Championship Wrestling---- PCW Light Heavyweight Championship (1 time)

Power Pro Wrestling ----PPW Television Championship (1 time)

Ultimate Christian Wrestling-----UCW Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Billy Jack

United States Wrestling Association ----USWA Heavyweight Championship (17 times) USWA Junior Heavyweight Championship (1 time)..  USWA Southern Heavyweight Championship (8 times)...USWA Texas Heavyweight Championship (1 time)...USWA World Tag Team Championship (6 times) – with Big Black Dog (1), Scotty Anthony (1), Jeff Jarrett (2), Eddie Gilbert (1) and Wolfie D (1) ....GWF Light Heavyweight Championship (2 times)

World Wrestling Federation ---WWF Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Scotty 2 Hotty

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WBHQ Channel 13 in Memphis is reporting that services for Brian Christopher Lawler will be this Friday 8/3 in Memphis, TN at Hope Church (8500 Walnut Grove Road).

Visitation will begin at 12 PM.

Funeral services will begin at 2 PM.

WBHQ's coverage featured comments from Jerry Lawler, who told the outlet that he had rushed back to Memphis in order to be with his son and held his hand when he passed away. On the investigation into Brian's death, Lawler commented, "There may be more to this than meets the eye.”



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srossi wrote: Superstar wrote: I won't understand why he would kill himself over a DUI arrest, and I don't think that a judge in Memphis would use him as an example by throwing the book at him when he could use his celebrity status in community service projects.  And it's not like he had any money to run with.

Obviously no one was in the cell with him so you can only speculate, but it seems like Christopher was 46 and heading in the wrong direction in life with money becoming a major issue, future booking prospects pretty dim, and a drug and alcohol problem.  I don't think he killed himself over a DUI, I think he was sitting in jail depressed, lonely, and maybe going through withdrawal and thought, "Things aren't going to get any better." 

Local morning show which does a lot of wrestling coverage actually said this morning that Meltzer had reported that Jerry had told him several times "You get clean and stay clean a year and I'll get you a job and set you up" and he just couldn't do it..



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Married Jo wrote: srossi wrote: Superstar wrote: I won't understand why he would kill himself over a DUI arrest, and I don't think that a judge in Memphis would use him as an example by throwing the book at him when he could use his celebrity status in community service projects.  And it's not like he had any money to run with.

Obviously no one was in the cell with him so you can only speculate, but it seems like Christopher was 46 and heading in the wrong direction in life with money becoming a major issue, future booking prospects pretty dim, and a drug and alcohol problem.  I don't think he killed himself over a DUI, I think he was sitting in jail depressed, lonely, and maybe going through withdrawal and thought, "Things aren't going to get any better." 

Local morning show which does a lot of wrestling coverage actually said this morning that Meltzer had reported that Jerry had told him several times "You get clean and stay clean a year and I'll get you a job and set you up" and he just couldn't do it..

Exactly what job was Lawler capable of getting Christopher at this point?  The only job that would be decent is one in WWE as a producer or working at the PC or something, and I really have doubts that Lawler could've done that for him.  If I was WWE, I certainly wouldn't have hired him for those roles.  Beyond that, it's just shitty bookings in Memphis which I'm sure Christopher could get for himself.

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Meltzer said it was working as a trainer at the Performance Center..



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