Lex Luger, wrestling megasensation, member of The Four Horsemen, and three-time world heavyweight champion, ruled the ring for years as "The Total Package." Whether he was making a dramatic entrance from a helicopter, defeating champ Hulk Hogan, or sculpting a near-perfect physique, Lex was on top of his game. Yet backstage, he was wrestling with addictions to sex, drugs, and alcohol-things he clung to even when his mistress, Miss Elizabeth, died suddenly of a drug overdose and Lex went to jail. There, Lex faced the truth: he was losing the fight for his life. And still awaiting him was his most brutal opponent yet, when the wrestling champ found himself helplessly paralyzed from the neck down. In his new book Wrestling with the Devil, Lex Luger reveals never-before-told stories from his career, his struggle with personal demons, and how, through unexpected faith, grace, and redemption, he overcame all odds to fight the only battle that really matters. – See more at www.lexlugerbook.com.
WrestleZone.com recently polled its readers for an exclusive Q&A session with pro wrestling legend Lex Luger, and below are Luger's responses to the WZ reader questions.
Additionally, WZ will be conducting an in-depth, exclusive interview with Lex Luger, which will be posted on the site in the coming days, so be sure to keep an eye out for that! Also, be sure to check out WZ's advance review of Luger's book by CLICKING HERE.
"Steve I Rage" @SteveIRage
#wzAskLex Was the title of your book "Wrestling With The Devil" your first choice?
A. It was a suggestion from the publisher, and I loved it when I heard it.
"Bradley Touchton @BradleyTouchton
#wzAskLex With all of the negativity always talked about the way WCW ran, what is one big positive thing you got from WCW?
A. The unbelievable ratings we got, and being a part of the highly successful Monday night ratings war between WCW and WWE was one of the highlights of my career and a lot of fun.
"Heeling All 1×1" @WWFandemonium
#wzAskLex What would it have meant to you to have held the WWF Championship?
A. Obviously it would have been a tremendous honor.
Joseph Kuperberg @joekupe
#wzAskLex Loved Lex but when Vince tried building the WBF around him what were his thoughts about success on a large scale?
A. Not quite sure. You'll have to ask Vince about that one.
Tim Kastle @TimKastle
#wzasklex if a minor league baseball player asked you if he should roid up to get into the big leagues what advice would you give?
A. Absolutely not. Advances in today's nutritional science when strictly adhered to offers young athletes tremendous results without resorting to PEDs.
#wzAskLex Has your faith in Christ impacted your view of the wrestling business in any way?
A. Absolutely. My faith in Christ has impacted my view on everything. My faith has helped me to embrace the positive aspects of wrestling including that its a great form of entertainment and the fans are fantastic.
Jay Ciaravino @labt3k94
#wzAskLex How were you able to overcome your paralysis?
A. I wasn't able to totally overcome it, but what I am able to do today is a supernatural miracle. It's a real testimony to what God can do when we allow him to live in and through us. He carries us through the storm.
Tommy Rush @TommyJSwanson
How was or is your relationship with Ric Flair, was bad or good despite being a horseman? #wzAskLex
A. I always have had and still do have an excellent relationship with Ric Flair. He's a tremendous performer. He was instrumental in my development as a wrestler. I have a lot of gratitude to him for that. Ric Flair is one of the best of all time.
Matt McAdam @RealMattMayhem
What made you decide to leave the WWF in 1995 & what are your thoughts on the staredown on the first Nitro #wzAskLex
A. Enjoyed my time at WWF, however the opportunity to take part in something new with WCW intrigued me. The staredown was a very memorable moment for various reasons, and I get into both of those in detail in my book.
MiChAeL JaNz @whateverdude88
@WRESTLEZONEcom how awesome was the feeling of body slamming Yokozuna on Intrepid #wzAskLex
A. It was beyond awesome. One of the all-time highlights of my career.