Lawrence Wendell Pfohl, better known by his ring name Lex Luger (born June 2, 1958), is a former professional wrestler, bodybuilder, and football player from the United States. He started collaborating with WWE on their health strategy in 2011. He is best known for his involvement with World Championship Wrestling (WCW), Jim Crockett Promotions, and the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE).
Two times as the WCW’s world heavyweight champion and once as the WWA’s, Luger has won the title. He also holds the marks for most days as champion and consecutive days as champion. He is a five-time United States Heavyweight Champion for the NWA/WCW. He is the second Triple Crown winner in WCW history.
Despite never winning a championship in the WWF, Luger competed for every title held by the company (including WWF World Heavyweight Championship matches at Summer Slam in 1993 and WrestleMania X in 1994), and he shared the 1994 Royal Rumble victory with Bret Hart. In 1993, Pro Wrestling Illustrated readers selected Luger as the Most Popular Wrestler of the Year.
Lex Luger Uses A Wheelchair
On a flight to San Francisco in 2007, Lex first noticed neck pain. He had a pinched nerve as a result of the tissue in his neck compressing a nerve too much. A spinal infarction and paralysis from the neck down were the results of the disorder. stating to WWE “The way I had turned my neck while sitting on the plane had basically cut off my blood flow. It was just a freak accident but it caused massive swelling from my C6 [vertebra], at the base of my neck, to my D5 in my chest. It paralyzed me from the neck down.”
The doctors informed Lex that he would be permanently crippled and would need 24-hour care. Lex, however, defied predictions and gained the majority of his mobility after receiving antibiotic therapy and physical therapy.
He continued to say “My recovery has been just phenomenal. Now I live on my own, I’m walking and I’m thankful for that. Nobody knows if I’ll make a 100% recovery but I’ve gotten so much back already… more than anybody would have ever thought.”
Who Is A Wife Of Lex Luger?
Brian and Ashley are the names of Lex Luger’s two children, who were born during his marriage to Peggy. The couple had a happy life together and enjoyed spending time with their kids, but due to personal issues, they were forced to part.
2003 saw their divorce. Her husband’s apparent affair with Elizabeth is the cause of their divorce, according to her. Although she prefers to use a wheelchair, Lex can sometimes travel small distances on foot. To Sports Illustrated, he stated: “Other than my mobility issues from my spinal cord issue, I’m very healthy, and that’s a miracle of God after what I put my body through. I usually use a wheelchair or a walker, but I can walk some.”
When he is admitted into the WWE Hall of Fame, Luger stated to Sports Illustrated that he intends to walk: “I might pop out of the chair for that. I would take that chance, if that moment comes. That honor would be the cherry on top of my career.”
Following Vince McMahon‘s resignation as CEO, Luger’s chances of being inducted into the Hall of Fame have strengthened. Insiders claim that Vince was hesitant to admit Lex since he required a wheelchair. Lex could soon become a member of the Hall of Fame with Triple H in control.
“Lex Luger said if he was to get a WWE Hall of Fame induction, he would walk onto the stage,” Booker T said. “Man wouldn’t that be something special?”
How Much Lex Luger Earn?
A former professional wrestler, football player, and television producer from the United States, Lex Luger is worth $400,000. Lawrence Wendell Pfohl, who was born on June 2, 1958 in Buffalo, New York, is the birth name of Luger. Luger, who is six feet four inches tall and weighs 275 pounds, is also referred to in the WWE as “The Total Package.”