After speaking with sources, WZ has learned several details as to why Lex Luger isn't being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame this year along with The Four Horsemen.
Luger not being included stems from some negativity that surrounds his legacy, due to his close relationship with Miss Elizabeth at the time of her death. In 2003, Elizabeth Hulette passed away as a result of a drug and alcohol overdose at the age of 42. 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.
This contradicts what many people assume is the reason for Luger's lack of acknowldegment from WWE. It is often believed that him leaving WWE and appearing on the first episode of WCW Nitro in 1995 ruined the relationship between the two sides. While this may still hold some weight, we can confirm that Luger's link to the tragic death of Miss Elizabeth was the reason he was left out of this year’s Hall of Fame.
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