Rikishi and Jerry 'The King' Lawler paid tribute to the late Brian Christopher by dusting off some of Too Cool's old dance moves over the weekend.
We lost an awful lot of wrestlers in 2018. Legends such as Bruno Sammartino, Vader, and Jim 'The Anvil' Neidhart. However, perhaps the most tragic and shocking death was that of Brian Christopher, otherwise known as Grandmaster Sexay. The former WWE Superstar was found dead in his jail cell shortly after being arrested. He was just 46 years old.
The wrestling world was obviously hit pretty hard by his passing, but none more so than his Hall Of Fame father, Jerry 'The King' Lawler. The Memphis icon has appeared on WWE television a handful of times since and this past weekend, he paid tribute to his late son via an appearance during a Memphis Grizzlies game. He also had his fellow Hall Of Famer and Christopher's former tag team partner Rikishi by his side.
While wearing a Grandmaster Sexay vest, Lawler stood alongside Rikishi and proceeded to follow his lead as they danced along to the Too Cool music. Rikishi would perform the dance along with Christopher and Scotty 2 Hotty during their time together as a team. A pretty touching moment, although it did seem as if the cheerleaders and even the Grizzlies' mascot were more familiar with the dance than King.
The Too Cool dance was a short and entertaining watch, but the other order of business from the two wrestlers was a little strange. As it turns out, the pair had a match for the evening. A tag team affair against Scott Steiner and Buff Bagwell. No offense to the men involved, but considering the combined age of the quartet comes to well over 200 years, the action was slow moving.
Ultimately, the match was only ever intended to be an exhibition. Plus, people were there to watch basketball, not wrestling, so it didn't really matter. King and Rikishi won that match, thus becoming the new Grand City Tag Team Champions. Overall, while we might not have been fans of the match, we are massive proponents of anything that carries on the memory of Too Cool and Grandmaster Sexay.