Professional wrestling history is littered with competitors who never lived up to their potential. Whether it was due to injury, poor booking, ego or a lack of passion, some extremely talented individuals failed to make the sort of impact many expected of them. Lex Luger, a former Green Bay Packer who arrived in wrestling with a chiseled physique, carried himself with the presence of a Superstar and had decent charisma. Throughout his career, he amassed 17 different championships, won eight Pro Wrestling Illustrated year-end awards including Wrestler of the Year and was one of the top stars during the wrestling boom in the mid-to-late '90s. For all of his accolades and all of his success during his near year career, one cannot help but think that Luger never quite lived up to the potential he exhibited early in his ring days. He was given the opportunity to run with the proverbial ball a number of times but, more often than not, was overshadowed by a harder working star who fans gravitated to more than Luger. Plans for him to be the industry's top star, to guide either the National Wrestling Alliance, the World Wrestling Federation or World Championship Wrestling in the way that Hulk Hogan or Ric Flair did may never have fully materialized but Luger was still a valuable asset to any company that he worked for. In celebration of his career, one that certainly deserves recognition in the WWE Hall of Fame one day, here is a look back at some of Luger's greatest matches and moments.
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Lawrence Wendell Pfohl born June 2, ,  better known by the ring name Lex Luger , is an American retired professional wrestler , television producer , bodybuilder and football player. In he began working with WWE on their wellness policy. Luger attended high school and played football in Orchard Park, New York. He then attended Pennsylvania State University on a football scholarship , but transferred to the University of Miami after his freshman year when the Penn State coaches thought he should move to linebacker or defensive end. Luger was an avid basketball player in his youth, and though he rarely played soccer, is a fan of English soccer club Manchester United.
Here is the official quote In , Elizabeth Hulette passed away as a result of a drug and alcohol overdose at the age of Luger had been living with her at the time of her death and was linked to involvement in heavy drug use with her, as well as several documented incidents with the law leading up to her death. We have learned that Luger's name was brought up in a conversation when WWE was deciding on inducting The Four Horsemen, but his name was later scrapped as there are many people in the business that view Luger as an enabler to Elizabeth prior to her passing.
Lawrence Wendell "Larry" Pfohl pronounced "Foal" June 2, , better known by his ring name Lex Luger , is an American former professional wrestler and football player. He is currently working with WWE , acting as a consultant for their wellness policy. Most recently, Luger has been traveling to various churches and giving his testimony about his life decision of becoming a born again Christian. Luger attended high school and played football in Orchard Park, New York. He then attended Pennsylvania State University on a football scholarship, but transferred to the University of Miami after his freshman year. A talented soccer player and lifelong fan of English soccer team Manchester United, Luger considered changing sport for some time but eventually decided his skills would be better suited to gridiron. After sitting out the season, he started the season as a defensive tackle until his scholarship was terminated.