06/26/09 - Madison County

By: WBBJ Staff
abc7news@wbbjtv.com
1:30 p.m.
 
Former WWE and TNA wrestler Brian Christopher is in the Madison County Jail.

Brian Christopher Lawler, 37, of Lakeland, was arrested just before 3:00 a.m. Friday at a convenience store at the Hwy 45 Bypass and Old Hickory Dr.  He is charged with public intoxication.

A store clerk told officers Lawler fell over a cooler outside the store before coming inside.

According to the police report, "Mr. Lawler was very unsteady on his feet, had slurred speech and once placed in custody became very belligerent."  The officer said Lawler cursed and threatened him as he arrested him.  At one point, the officer stated Lawler threatened to rip off his head.

Lawler is set to appear in Jackson City Court, Monday.  This is his second arrest in the Hub City this year.  He was picked up for disorderly conduct in February.

Brian Lawler has been a professional wrestler for several years with different organizations including World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and Total Nonstop Action (TNA).  He has performed using names including Brian Christopher and Grand Master Sexay.