RIP: Brian Christopher Lawler and Nikolai Volkoff

Fans of the WWE's "Attitude Era" as well at the "Golden Age" received a double shock on Monday morning as the pass of two well-known wrestlers was reported.  Brian Christopher Lawler, son of Jerry "The King" Lawler, committed suicide while Nikolai Volkoff , died at the age of 70.

Lawler, the son of WWE Hall of Fame wrestler Jerry “The King” Lawler, was found hanging in his cell in a Tennessee county jail on Saturday morning.  He had been booked earlier in July  on charges of DUI, driving on a revoked license and evading arrest.

Lawler wrestled as Too Cool’s Grandmaster Sexay.

Fans of Iowa State football have a special memorial of his father.  Jerry "The King" Lawler runs a bar that was a popular stop for Cyclones fans during the team's appearance in a bowl game in Memphis this past season.  "The King" appeared on an Iowa television station to proclaim that the fans had emptied his bar of Busch Light.

Meanwhile, Nikolai Volkoff was one of the most despised villains (or "heels" in wrestling parlance) in professional wrestling history.  

During the height of the Cold War in the 1980s, Volkoff antagonized American audiences by wearing all-red Soviet outfits, waving a Soviet flag and insisting that the crowds stand for the Russian national anthem and then loudly singing along.

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