WWE Shocker! Three legendary professional wrestlers Brian Christopher, Brickhouse Brown and Nikolai Volkoff die on the same day
The WWE universe is in a shock after the deaths of three legendary professional wrestlers Brian Christopher, Brickhouse Brown and Nikolai Volkoff within a span of 24 hours.
Former WWE stars Brian Christopher Lawler, who is also known as Grandmaster Sexay, Brickhouse Brown and Nikolai Volkoff have all died on a tragic day for wrestling fans.
Brian Christopher Lawler, the son of wrestling legend Jerry Lawler, died after attempting suicide in a Memphis prison.
He was found by guards and rushed to a local hospital where he was placed on life support but was declared dead soon afterward.
He was arrested in Tennessee earlier this month for DUI after allegedly leading cops on a chase. They tried to pull him over, but he continued driving. When he did stop, cops say, he smelled of alcohol.
Truly lost a legend today in Nikolai Volkoff. My condolences to his family and countless fans. pic.twitter.com/9tZUrIwLoo— KEN SHAMROCK (@ShamrockKen) July 29, 2018
He was best known in WWE for being half the tag team Too Cool with Scotty 2 Hotty.
Pro wrestling Hall of Famer Volkoff, whose villainous Soviet ring persona made him a heel Cold War-era crowds loved to hate, died at the age of 70.
Volkoff rose to prominence in the ring during the 1980s, relentlessly taunting American audiences with his scarlet-and-gold outfits and Soviet flag-waving antics.
Today is a super sad day for me and wrestling fans everywhere. I just found out NiKolai Volkoff, Brian Lawler & Brickhouse Brown all passed away today. It literally took my breathe away. My deepest sympathies go out to all their families. God Bless you brothers. Gods Speed DDP— Diamond Dallas Page (@RealDDP) July 29, 2018
He also infamously tried to goad rowdy wrestling fans into singing along to the Soviet national anthem ahead of bouts, fuelling his enduring notoriety at the height of Cold War tensions.
“As one of the greatest villains sports-entertainment had ever seen, Volkoff’s infamous rendition of the Soviet National Anthem before his matches made him an instant icon in the eyes of the WWE Universe as a Superstar they truly loved to hate,” the WWE said in a statement.
Brickhouse Brown, 57, died after a battle with cancer.