Further details emerge on Lawler's arrest
By GREG OLIVER -- SLAM! Wrestling
Grandmaster Sexay Brian Christopher looks for some fan support during the WWF's show at Ottawa's Corel Centre on Saturday, March 4, 2000. -- Bill Grimshaw, Ottawa Sun
Brian Christopher Lawler, aka Grand Master Sexay, had his contract terminated Tuesday by the WWF following his arrest on Monday
in the Calgary International Airport on a charge of possession of illegal drugs. Details are now emerging on the story, which was acknowledged by the WWF on their web site.
Lawler, 29, is the son of former WWF announcer Jerry 'The King' Lawler. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police found one tenth of a gram of methamphetamine, one tenth of a gram of marijuana, and a half a gram of cocaine in Lawler's possession.
Lawler was arrested and charged with possession of illegal drugs. The Calgary Herald reported that Lawler pleaded guilty in provincial
court to the charge of cocaine possession, while the other charge was dropped.
Lawler's attorney argued for a conditional discharge, which would allow Lawler to travel back into Canada and work. Judge Frank Maloney agreed and ordered Lawler to pay $50 to the Victim Fine Fund and make a $500 donation to the Adolescent Drug and Alcohol Program. Lawler will not have a record
from the arrest.
Apparently, Lawler was scheduled team with Steve Blackman and Trish Stratus against Dean Malenko, Perry Saturn and Terri at Monday night's Raw in Calgary. The match ended up being Blackman and Stratus vs. Saturn and Terri. The WWF did not acknowledge Lawler's firing during last night's Raw broadcast.
Recently, Grand Master Sexay had been involved in a tag team with Steve Blackman, with his old Too Cool partner Scotty Too Hotty on the shelf with an injury.
The 5-foot-10, 213-pound Lawler broke into the business part-time in 1988, wrestling weekends under a mask in Jerry Jarrett's old Memphis-based promotion. Once he finished high school and started college, Lawler took off the mask as started wrestling more seriously as Brian Christopher. The father-son relationship has never been publicly acknowledged by any promotion.
In an April 1999 interview
with SLAM! Wrestling, King Lawler explained through his typical schitck that he doesn't get involved in his son's business. "There's only one set of The King's DNA now. The truth on that is, what happened was, I had a vasectomy a long time ago. Did I ever tell you that? True story. I had a vasectomy a long time ago, and I put the charge on my MasterCard. And I forgot to pay the bill, so they sent a guy out and got my wife pregnant. So that's what happened. It's not really my son [laughing]. So anyways... But if you're talking about Brian Christopher and lack of push, I don't even think about it. I don't worry about it. He's his own man. I've never really tried to get involved in his business."
As Brian Christopher, Lawler was a star in the Memphis-based United States Wrestling Association for years, and came to the WWF in 1997 for a few inter-promotion matches with ECW wrestlers. The WWF signed him to a contract, and he was inserted into the mix for the newly-created light-heavyweight belt. He reached the finals of the initial tournament, losing to Taka Michinoku.
At WrestleMania XIV, he was teamed with Scott Taylor for a tag team battle royale, and out of that came the tag team 'Too Much'. The team of Scott "Too Hot" Taylor and Brian "Too Sexy" Christopher didn't take off as high as was hoped, but a solid foundation was formed for what followed.
In May 1999, the tag team Too Cool was born during an episode of Sunday Night Heat, but Lawler sustained a knee injury which shelved the team for a time. Months later, Too Cool returned to the
WWF, with Grandmaster Sexay and Scotty Too Hotty getting the crowds going with their dancing, innovative moves and comedy. Rikishi Phatu became a successful third member of the team.
Lawler's father, Jerry 'The King', left the WWF in February 2001 after his wife, Stacy Carter, aka The Kat, was released.
A long-time friend of the Lawlers told SLAM! Wrestling that The King was really down over his son's firing.
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