The Rock recently sent out a heartfelt message remembering Brian Christopher who passed away last week. He and Christopher became close when The Rock cut his teeth in the USWA.
"We rode together daily (1500 miles per week)," The Rock wrote. He and Christopher spent many days together training, working where ever they could, and working their way up the professional wrestling business. He spoke about nightly Madden tournaments at hotels and eating at the Waffle House with Christopher. The Rock said it breaks his heart how Christopher's life ended and, "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."
Jerry "The King" Lawler also paid tribute to his son by wearing Grand Master Sexay's vest to the ring for his match tonight. Lawler had a match against James Ellsworth at a USA Championship Wrestling show in Jackson, Tennessee. Ellsworth later commented about how emotional of a moment it was to wrestle Lawler on the show.
Just wrestled the most emotional match of my career— James Ellsworth (@realellsworth) August 5, 2018
Words can’t describe the amount of respect I have for @JerryLawler
It’s a true honor and pleasure to share the ring with him always .. pic.twitter.com/cCHoUGLwD4