Mick Foley not too long ago penned a column for Chris Jerichos’ web site, WebIsJericho, about Lex Luger. Foley makes the case for Luger to be inducted into the WWE Corridor of Fame within the piece.
“Within the easiest phrases, Lex Luger was far too large of a star to not be within the WWE Corridor of Fame,” Foley wrote. “He was one of many very largest stars of his period, and through his heyday – 1987-1999 – he headlined extra pay-per-view reveals, offered extra tickets, and appeared on extra journal covers than all however a choose few superstars of his period.”
Luger is a 2x WCW World Champion. He received the title for the primary time in 1991, defeating Barry Windham in a metal cage match on the Nice American Bash that yr to win the vacant belt. He’d win the belt once more in 1997 after defeating Hollywood Hogan on an episode of Nitro.
Mick Foley Compares His Profession To Lex Luger’s
“For comparability’s sake, I take into account myself a reasonably strong alternative for the WWE Corridor of Fame,” Foley continued. “I actually don’t keep in mind any kind of outcry coming from individuals who didn’t suppose I deserved induction. My profession coated the identical common period as Luger’s – give or take just a few years. I headlined 10 PPV foremost occasions in my profession – about half as many as Lex. I appeared on the duvet of PWI twice. And I used to be a reasonably darn necessary man within the enterprise. However so was Lex – and in contrast to me, he had the stress of carrying his promotion for months on finish.”
Luger additionally had a run with WWE within the early to mid Nineteen Nineties. He began with Vince McMahon‘s World Bodybuilding Federation in 1992 earlier than debuting because the Narcissist in 1993. Luger can be packaged because the All-American after that and entered right into a feud with Yokozuna. He’d later kind the Allied Powers with the British Bulldog earlier than returning to WCW for the first-ever version of Nitro in 1995.
“It’s my hope that this text will get individuals speaking in order that even when it doesn’t open the proper eyes or change the proper minds to facilitate a 2021 WWE Corridor of Fame induction, this text – and the excitement I hope it creates – would possibly simply function a reminder to followers of his period, simply how good Lex actually was, and maybe introduce a brand new technology of followers to “The Whole Package deal.”
Lex Luger replied to Mick Foley’s article, telling, him, “Wow Mick !!! Thanks a lot for this superbly written variety and considerate article. I like you as as a fellow performer however way more so for the constructive distinction you make in my life and so many others simply by being who you might be. Honored and grateful my buddy.”
Foley revealed that he’s been planning to jot down this text for a number of years.