Trial Date Set For Jerry Lawler’s Lawsuit Over Brian Christopher’s Death

WWE Hall of Famer and pro wrestling legend Jerry “The King” Lawler previously filed a wrongful death suit against Hardeman County, Tennessee after his son Brian Christopher died while incarcerated for a DUI arrest.

According to, a jury trial was set for March 31st, 2025 in the suit during a scheduling conference before The U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee (Jackson).

Lawler alleges in the lawsuit that that the Sheriff’s Office failed to provide his son with treatment for drug and alcohol issues during his incarceration and that they “altogether failed to provide him with appropriate care after he was assaulted by another inmate” on the day Brian died.