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Eric Bischoff Reveals Which WCW Star Nobody Liked Except Sting

Eric Bischoff

Eric Bischoff discussed Lex Luger’s reputation, saying that he wasn’t liked by many of his WCW coworkers.

Lex Luger had a successful career in WCW, winning the WCW Championship by beating Hulk Hogan and engaging in a high profile feud with the nWo.

However, according to former WCW President Eric Bischoff on a recent episode of his 83 Weeks podcast (available early via AdFreeShows), Luger wasn’t well-liked among his peers.

”Think about this, here’s a guy who left the company and nobody really liked him except for Sting and maybe the Steiner Brothers – he just wasn’t a well-loved guy, nobody shed a tear when Lex Luger left, especially people outside of the locker room.”

However, Bischoff continued, saying that Luger was instrumental to the success of WCW after he left the WWF to join the company. He famously appeared on both Monday Night Raw and Monday Nitro on the same night as Raw was pre-taped. Bischoff admits that he hoped Luger wouldn’t accept the contract offered, but said that he overdelivered as a performer and as a team member after he joined the company.

”I was hoping he’d tear up and throw in my face. But instead, takes it and over-delivers in every measurable way once can overdeliver as a professional and as a human being and team member to the point that here he is in the 100th episode beating Hulk Hogan.”

While Luger defeating Hulk Hogan was a monumental achievement, he lost the title back to Hogan five days later.

WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley is one person who supports Lex Luger, calling for him to also be inducted into the Hall of Fame in a 2021 article.

h/t Sportskeeda