Alderman At Large
Bruno Lauer is known for his more than 40-year career in wrestling, but his love for Walls goes back even longer. The community has been his home since he moved from West Virginia as a teenager to be with family members who were in DeSoto County.
As a teen in West Virginia, Lauer got his first opportunity to work with an independent wrestling show. He did so well that Rocky Johnson encouraged Lauer to become a manager. Lauer joined the World Wrestling Federation, where he managed wrestlers like Sid Justice, Giant Gonzalez, Bertha Faye and Senatobia, Miss. native Kamala.
The relationship with Rocky Johnson continued as Lauer aided Johnson’s son, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, providing him a temporary home in Walls when the young Johnson started his wrestling career.
Lauer’s dreams for Walls include bringing retail opportunities for residents so that they don’t have to travel for services.