Former WWE(F) Intercontinental Champion, Honky Tonk Man (Roy Farris), acted out in a drunken stupor during the Blizzard Brawl after-party on Saturday night/early Sunday morning, WrestleZone was told, and goaded Brian Christopher Lawler into a confrontation as a result. One source told me that the situation got so heated and personal, it was a shock things didn't turn physical.
Honky Tonk Man is the first cousin of Jerry "The King" Lawer, as their moms were sisters, and of course, Brian is Jerry's son.
I was told that Honky started bad-mouthing Jerry excessively to Brian during the after-party, claiming that Lawler's recent heart attack was either a work, or at the very least, sensationalized and exploited by WWE for publicity and ratings purposes.
I contacted Brian Lawler and he confirmed the story. He said Honky was claiming it must have been a work because no doctor would allow Jerry to eat steak and eggs just a few days after a heart attack.
"I flew to Montreal and was there with my father just nine hours after the heart attack, so I know it was very real and wasn't a work," Brian told WrestleZone.
Another source told me that Honky was screaming at the top of his lungs during the confrontation and kept saying to Brian, "Your father is a piece of sh*t", over and over. This prompted Brian to start throwing popcorn in Honky's face before a couple of spectators finally convinced Brian to leave the room.
One source told me, "The old Brian Lawler would have tried to kill Honky for saying those things about his father, but Lawler just walked away this time."
To make an embarrassing situation even more embarrassing, several eye witnesses later saw Honky Tonk Man peeing on the floor of the same meeting area where the whole incident took place.
He was then caught passed out at a table in the breakfast area of the hotel before finally catching a shuttle to the airport.
It was a very bizarre situation and the several people I've talked to today all agreed that Honky Tonk Man was out of line and being very disrespectful toward Jerry and Brian.
I have reached out to Honky Tonk Man for a response, but have not received one at the time of this writing.
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