Former WWE star Brian Christopher has been arrested in Memphis because he couldn’t pay for a hotel room.
According to ABC News, police arrested him when he couldn’t cover the cost of an $800 hotel bill. Christopher told the manager he was using a company credit card. However, the card was declined.
Christopher, real name Brian Lawler, is the son of Jerry Lawler. Brian and an another individual were charged theft of services $1000 or less.
He got into wrestling in 1988, where he was with the USWA until 1997. He joined Vince McMahon’s World Wrestling Federation in 1997 till 2001. He had stints in TNA and on the Independent circuit before rejoining the WWE in 2011 and 2014.
Lawler was arrested in February 2009 for disorderly conduct. On June 26, 2009, Lawler was arrested for public intoxication just before 3 am. According to the police report, Lawler “became very belligerent” once in custody, and threatened the police officer who arrested him.
On July 13, 2009, Lawler was jailed for 30 days after failing to attend an in-patient treatment center as part of his plea agreement.