Lex Luger

Professional Wrestler
Born Jun 2, 1958

Lawrence Wendell "Larry" Pfohl, better known by his ring name Lex Luger, is an American former professional wrestler, Producer and football player currently working with WWE on their wellness policy. He is best known for his work with the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA), World Championship Wrestling (WCW), and the World Wrestling Federation (WWF).… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Lex Luger.


1958 Birth Born on June 2, 1958.


1978 - 1984 5 More Events
In 1985, Luger met Bob Roop at a celebrity golfing event in Florida and was given the chance to get into professional wrestling as Roop was greatly impressed with Luger's powerful bodybuilder physique. … Read More
1986 28 Years Old On September 1, 1986, he fought NWA World Heavyweight Champion Ric Flair for the title at a show Battle of the Belts, which resulted in a 60-minute draw. … Read More
In 1987, Luger went to work for Jim Crockett's World Championship Wrestling (WCW), which was under the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) banner, with the nickname "The Total Package" and began using "The Human Torture Rack", an Argentine backbreaker, as his finisher. … Read More


1988 30 Years Old 1 More Event
Luger left the Four Horsemen in 1988 after he and his stablemates (Tully Blanchard, Arn Anderson, and Dillon) were the sole wrestlers left in a Bunkhouse Stampede battle royal and Dillon asked the other wrestlers to eliminate themselves so he could win. Although Blanchard and Anderson complied, Luger refused and eliminated Dillon, leaving the Horsemen in the process. Luger turned babyface and befriended Barry Windham, his former Florida ally. They formed a tag team, dubbed "The Twin Towers". "The Twin Towers" first teamed on March 27, 1988 at Clash of the Champions to defeat Tully Blanchard and Arn Anderson for the NWA World Tag Team Championship. … Read More
He teamed up with Michael P.S. Hayes against Barry and Kendall Windham in a match, televised on March 18, 1989, which saw Hayes turn on Luger, setting himself as a contender to the U.S. Title.
1990 - 1991 4 More Events
In mid-1993, after Hulk Hogan's departure from the company, Luger was transformed from a heel to a "mega-face" with the nicknames "Made in the USA" and "The All-American". … Read More
1994 36 Years Old 1 More Event
…  Although he never won a championship in the WWF, he challenged for every title in the organization (including WWF Championship matches at SummerSlam 1993 and WrestleMania X) and was the 1994 Royal Rumble co-winner with Bret Hart. … Read More
In the beginning of 1995, Luger formed a tag team with Davey Boy Smith, dubbed The Allied Powers and they continued to feud with the Million Dollar Corporation. They made a good impact on the tag team division and made their pay-per-view debut as a tag team at WrestleMania XI, defeating the Blu Brothers. They wrestled and defeated jobbers on Raw and, after a victory over the newly turned heel team Men on a Mission in June 1995, earned a shot at the WWF Tag Team Championship against Owen Hart and Yokozuna at In Your House 2: The Lumberjacks but failed to win the titles. … Read More


In the first half of 1998, Luger feuded with Savage and defeated him at Souled Out and SuperBrawl VIII. … Read More
He also took part in the incident in which both nWo factions united against the dominant Bill Goldberg in early 1999, turning heel for the first time in many years. … Read More
Luger continued his Total Package angle with Elizabeth through January 2000. … Read More
2001 - 2003 4 More Events
Luger pleaded guilty to the charges on February 3, 2005. … Read More
Luger was sentenced to nine weeks imprisonment, and was released in February 2006.
2007 49 Years Old 1 More Event
On October 19, 2007, Luger suffered a nerve impingement in his neck that led to temporary paralysis. … Read More


2008 50 Years Old In June 2008, Luger was said to be able to stand on his own for short periods of time and walk using a walker.
2010 52 Years Old In 2010, Luger stated in an interview that he was able to walk more comfortably, and was now able to drive.
2011 53 Years Old 1 More Event
Luger is also included as a downloadable character in WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2011 and WWE 2K15. … Read More
2012 54 Years Old On October 13, 2012, Luger inducted Sting to the TNA Hall of Fame at a ceremony held in Phoenix, Arizona prior to the Bound for Glory pay-per-view.
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