National Wrestling Hall of Fame

Inductee: Lex Luger

Luger Headshot

“The Total Package” Lex Luger is one of the most recognized professional wrestlers in the history of the sport. He was a tow-time WCW World champion and a five-time NWA/WCW United States Heavyweight champion. He is best known for his feuds with Sting, Hulk Hogan, and Ric Flair as well as being a member of the famed Four Horsemen. Luger was selected as the Pro Wrestling Illustrated Rookie of the Year in 1986 in a class that included Sting and Bam Bam Bigelow. He was also a standout in football, playing for the Miami Hurricanes before a career in the CFL, NFL, and USFL.

On October 19, 2007, Luger suffered a stroke, which led to temporary paralysis. He was in a quadriplegic state for a month after the surgery, but is able to stand for short periods of time with his walker. Today, Luger presents a message of hope to thousands across the country.