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Wrestling: Lex Luger

Lawrence Pfohl (b. 1958) is a retired American Professional Wrestler originally from Buffalo, NY who competed from 1985 to 2005 as Lex Luger. He debuted in Florida and was pushed hard right off the bat, defeating Chief Wahoo McDaniel for the NWA Southern (Florida) Heavyweight Title a mere 19 days into his career. He would hold the title two more times as well as the NWA Florida Television Title and the NWA Bahamas Heavyweight Title. After National Wrestling Alliance promoter Jim Crockett closed down Florida, he brought Luger up to the Carolinas, where he replaced Ole Anderson in the Four Horsemen. This lasted until Luger turned face in early 1988. Over the course of his time in the NWA and WCW, he would hold the WCW World Heavyweight Title twice, the NWA/WCW United States Heavyweight Title five times, the WCW World Television Title twice, the NWA (Mid-Atlantic) World Tag Team Title once with Barry Windham and the WCW World Tag Team Titles once with Sting. After leaving WCW in 1992, he jumped to WWE to be part of their short lived World Bodybuilding Federation. After that failed, Luger debuted in WWE at the start of 1993, where he would feud with Mr. Perfect until Hulk Hogan left after losing the WWE World Heavyweight Title to Yokozuna at King of the Ring. On July 4 on the U.S.S. Intrepid, Luger became the first person in WWE to bodyslam Yokozuna, thus launching his All American Face persona. However, Luger was never able to beat Yoko for the title and ended up in the midcard before he suddenly jumped back to WCW on the debut episode of WCW Monday Nitro, September 4, 1995, and stayed all the way to the bitter end. He would make appearances in TNA and elsewhere before retiring in 2005.

Not to be confused with Lex Luthor, although, apparently that is where he got the name.

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