Brian Christopher Lawler, son of Jerry the King, former WWE Superstar, and the artist once known as Grandmaster Sexay, required surgery after a fight with former TNA performer Chase Stevens. Amazingly, that fight happened last month in Indiana, but has only recently come to light publicly. Stevens, aka Jonathan Ryan Clark, was arrested for attacking Lawler, although he claimed self defense.
If you don’t remember Chase Stevens, he was one half of the Naturals in TNA, who somehow were three-time NWA World Tag Team Champions.
According to Pro Wrestling Sheet, the fight began in a hotel room, but a badly beaten Lawler made his way down to the lobby. From the police report:
Lawler said he was attacked for no reason but he was very confused. The physician reported that Lawler had several broken bones in his face, broken teeth and that surgery was required. Officers were told that a trauma team had been activated after Lawler’s injuries had been evaluated. Lawler was intoxicated on alcohol and admitted he is on several prescription drugs. Lawler told me that he absolutely wanted to pursue charges against Clark.
At the hospital, Lawler told police that Chase mistakenly believed that Lawler was hitting on Chase’s girlfriend, although Lawler says he wasn’t. The girlfriend was in the hotel room when the fight started, and says that Lawler was drunkenly making a scene, and Chase hit him “to calm him down.” Chase says that he hit Lawler twice in self defense, and that he hurt himself further by falling down. Police describe a pretty grisly scene in the hotel room:
There was visible blood stains on the carpet floor, a small amount of blood smears on the wall and a small amount blood spatter on the sheets. The trash can inside the room had blood and tissue in it as well.
Lawler was released from the hospital a few days later, says Pro Wrestling Sheet, and Chase was later released from jail. Both are probably fortunate this incident wasn’t even worse, and should perhaps consider not rooming together anymore.