Brian Christopher dealt with his demons and unfortunately, he took his own life on Sunday. But through his life, he was able to help many people and influence so many more, especially to dance like Too Cool.
Dan McDevitt wrestles as Corporal Punishment and books and promotes shows as well. He shared a story about Christopher on his personal Facebook page which has started trending on Reddit and elsewhere. In it, he shares a true interaction with Christopher that he had which really should show what kind of a guy Brian Lawler could be.
“I try not to judge people on how they treated me. One of the first times I ever met “Grandmaster Sexay” Brian Christopher he worked for me in Paw Paw West Virginia, a town seemingly in the middle of nowhere. The show absolutely bombed and he was fresh off WWE TV and was at the same time very over just coming off his run as “Too Cool.” That means his price tag was steep (several thousand dollars.)
He went to the ring and worked as hard in front of 100 people as he would have if there were 3,000 people in the building. I paid him and shook his hand and thanked him. As we were dealing with the end of the show stuff he walked up and handed me an envelope and it had over half his money in it. He said to me, “I have been around this business my whole life, I know you guys lost your ass tonight, take this back and lessen the blow and make it up to me down the road.” In 25 years in pro wrestling, he is the only star that has ever done that.
He had his demons, but that’s how I remember him, how he treated me, as a good kindhearted dude. May he rest in peace and hopefully his father, Jerry Lawler finds peace as well.”
This was a great story, and we’re glad he shared it. Hopefully, people will remember the good times and not the bad.