Full Name Lawrence Wendell Pfohl
Born June 2, 1958
Lex Luger was once considered to be the man who would pick up the reins when Hulkamania was
over and done for good, because of his incredible physique and popularity. Unfortunately The Total
Package could not step into the big shoes and fulfil this role.
Lex Luger first gained popularity in the world of football and even considered a stint as a soccer
player. However, he would become a household name when he stepped into professional wrestling,
gaining instant fame as a member of the Four Horsemen in Jim Crockett Promotions. Luger even
defeated Barry Windham to become the World Heavyweight Champion.
Lex Luger would go on to join The World Bodybuilding Federation, followed by a stint in WWF/WWE
as the Narcissist. He would become a babyface after a short lived stint as a heel, and went on to
body slam Yokozuna on to the mat establishing him as a top tier superstar immediately. Lex Luger
would go on to win the 1994 Royal Rumble with Bret Hart, as both men had their feet hit the ground
simultaneously. Lex Luger would then go over to WCW, on the very first episode of Nitro.
Lex Luger would go on to have a great career in WCW, and stay with the company since it ceased to
exist. In 2007, Luger would suffer from temporary paralysis owing to a nerve impingement on his
neck. Thankfully, Lex Luger made a recovery and confirmed that he was later able to walk and drive.
Lex Luger also enjoyed a short lived stint in TNA, and inducted Sting into the TNA Hall of Fame.