Lex Luger

 

Coming to FarleyCon Comic Book Expo The Total Package, Lex Luger. Lex Luger is retired professional wrestler, bodybuilder, and football player. He is best known for his work with Jim Crockett Promotions, World Championship Wrestling , and the World Wrestling Entertainment. He was a member of the Four Horsemen, n.W.o and the nWo Wolfpac.

Luger is a two-time WCW World Heavyweight Champion, a five-time NWA/WCW United States Heavyweight Champion, two-time WCW World Television Champion, Three-time WCW World Tag-Team Champion winning one championship each with partners Barry Windham, Sting and The Giant. Luger and Sting were the winners on the 1988 Jim Crockett Sr. Memorial Cup. Lugar is the second WCW Triple Crown Champion.

Lugar challenged for every title in the WWE including WWE World Heavyweight Championship at SummerSlam in 1993 and WrestleMania X in 1994 and was the 1994 Royal Rumble co-winner with Bret Hart. Pro Wrestling Illustrated voted Luger  1986 Rookie of the year, the Most Popular Wrestler of the Year in 1993 and Wrester of the year in 1997. On the August 4, 1997 episode of Nitro, Luger defeated Hogan to win his second World Heavyweight Championship. His victory marked the first time in a year that WCW had “won their world title back” from the nWo.

Luger played college football for the Miami Hurricanes. He played professional football for the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League where he played in the 67th Grey Cup against the Edmonton Eskimos. He then signed with the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League. In 1984, Luger finished his football career playing in the United States Football League for the Tampa Bay Bandits, Memphis Showboats and Jacksonville Bulls. He was a teammate of future WCW rival Ron Simmons while playing for the Tampa Bay Bandits.