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Jerry Lawler Pays Tribute To His Late Son Brian Christopher During Match With James Ellsworth, The Rock Remembers Brian With An Emotional Post

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• Old School Wrestling Veteran Celebrates His Birthday

Old School Wrestling Veteran “Sweet” Stan Lane (Real name: Wallace Lane) celebrates his 65th birthday today.

Most fans will always remember him as one half of legendary Old School Territory Tag Teams ‘The Fabulous Ones’ (with Steve Keirn) and ‘The Midnight Express’ (with Bobby Eaton).

In 1993 Stan Lane retired from active competition and joined the World Wrestling Federation as an announcer, until he left the promotion in 1995.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY STAN LANE!

• Jerry Lawler Pays Tribute To His Late Son Brian Christopher During Match With James Ellsworth, The Rock Remembers Brian With An Emotional Post

Everyone knows about the Brian Christopher tragedy by now. Brian’s father, WWE Hall of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler, went on to pay tribute to his late son by wearing one of his son’s old ‘Grandmaster Sexay’ vests prior to his match with former WWE wrestler James Ellsworth.

Below are some photos from that match:

Old School WWF Legend The Rock remembered Brian with an emotional Instagram post. You can read it below:

“RIP brother.

Spent all week trying to process the hard loss of my good bud, Brian Christopher Lawler.

He became a great friend the day I stepped foot in the small wrestling territory in the south known as the USWA to start my pro wrestling career.

We rode together daily (1500 miles per week) trained together at any gym we could find, ate together at any Waffle House off the highway, wrestled together in flea markets to state fairs, shared motel rooms together, and would always dream (and talk shit;) about what life would be like once we made it to the big leagues of the WWE.

Once we both finally made it to the big leagues of the WWE, nothing changed… we still did everything together. Including having nightly Madden tournaments after our wrestling matches in our motel room and then we’d extend our competitive spirit to a rowdy game of Wiffle Ball. Imagine us acting like crazy Wiffle Ball idiots at 2am in the parking lot of the Motel 6.

Our jaws would hurt from laughing so hard.

Then we’d finally take our butts to bed, hit the gym in the morning, drive 200 miles to the next town to wrestle and start the night all over again.

I’ll miss these times now even more.

Hurts my heart to know how Brian decided to check out.

I never knew him to be suicidal, but I guess sometimes the pain just gets to be too much for one to take.

I’ll miss you man and the times we had.

Thanks for being a great friend.

Thanks for being my boy.

My love, light, support and strength to Brian’s father, Jerry Lawler and Brian’s mother, Kay as well as Brian’s family and friends. ~ DJ”

 

*swipe left. RIP brother. Spent all week trying to process the hard loss of my good bud, Brian Christopher Lawler. He became a great friend the day I stepped foot in the small wrestling territory in the south known as the USWA to start my pro wrestling career. We rode together daily (1500 miles per week) trained together at any gym we could find, ate together at any Waffle House off the highway, wrestled together in flea markets to state fairs, shared motel rooms together, and would always dream (and talk shit;) about what life would be like once we made it to the big leagues of the WWE. Once we both finally made it to the big leagues of the WWE, nothing changed… we still did everything together. Including having nightly Madden tournaments after our wrestling matches in our motel room and then we’d extend our competitive spirit to a rowdy game of Wiffle Ball. Imagine us acting like crazy Wiffle Ball idiots at 2am in the parking lot of the Motel 6. Our jaws would hurt from laughing so hard. Then we’d finally take our butts to bed, hit the gym in the morning, drive 200 miles to the next town to wrestle and start the night all over again. I’ll miss these times now even more. Hurts my heart to know how Brian decided to check out. I never knew him to be suicidal, but I guess sometimes the pain just gets to be too much for one to take. I’ll miss you man and the times we had. Thanks for being a great friend. Thanks for being my boy. My love, light, support and strength to Brian’s father, Jerry Lawler and Brian’s mother, Kay as well as Brian’s family and friends. ~ DJ

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