A living legend from the golden ages of WWE and WCW, Lex Luger’s absence from the WWE Hall of Fame has left a gaping void in professional wrestling’s pantheon of greats. A charismatic superstar, adored for his phenomenal physique and captivating ring presence, Luger’s lack of inclusion in the prestigious Hall arises shock among fans till this day.
Speaking candidly on his podcast, the “Lex Expressed,” Luger shed light on his feelings about the glaring ostracism. It’s an often-asked question to the former World Heavyweight Champion. Many fans wrongly think that Luger is already inducted, often introducing him as a WWE Hall of Famer, to which he’d modestly correct: “Well no, actually I’m not a WWE Hall of Famer yet.”
Luger’s candidness continued as he delved into the reasons behind his snub. While Luger himself seems to be in the dark about the exact reasons for his exclusion, he hinted at his controversial past, including incidents outside the ring, as potential roadblocks. Some fans and insiders speculate that this controversy might be rooted in Lex Luger’s struggle with substance abuse, which tragically culminated in the death of Miss Elizabeth, his partner at the time.
Misconceptions around her death, following an episode of WWF Confidential in 2003, threw Luger under harsh light. However, it is crucial to clarify that Luger was never legally implicated in Elizabeth’s passing, which was ruled as an overdose.
Despite his past, voices in wrestling circles echo the belief that Luger deserves Hall of Fame recognition. Respected commentator Jim Ross has also expressed his support for Luger’s induction.
Whether the professional wrestling community’s sentiments will resonate with the WWE remains unclear. As for Luger, although a WWE Hall of Fame induction would be the “whipped cream and cherry on top,” he remains pleased with his past career accomplishments.
Luger’s story serves as a stark reminder that even the most celebrated wrestling idols can’t escape their past. As the debate over whether he should enter the prestigious WWE Hall of Fame intensifies, fans and industry insiders eagerly await.
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