Lex Luger has discussed an infamous cage match he had with the unpredictable Bruiser Brody when Brody just stopped cooperating with him mid-match.
Brody was a cage match veteran whereas Luger was stepping into the steel structure for the first time when the two men met in January 1987 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Speaking to WWE Hall Of Famers Gerald Brisco and JBL on their Stories With Brisco And Bradshaw show, the former WCW Champion recalled the bout with Brody and says he felt real fear:
“I leapt up on the cage and jumped out. I didn’t know what he was gonna do, Brody. I didn’t know whether he was gonna cut me with the razor blades. I was legitimately scared of what was going on. I thought he was having a mental incident or maybe he was on something. I was legitimately [scared]. I mean, I got a wife and a new baby at home. I’m getting out of this cage.”
Lex Luger discussed things with referee Bill Alfonso in the ring before pushing the official to take the disqualification before making a sharp exit from the ring. According to Luger, however, when he got back to the locker room, Bruiser Brody couldn’t have been nicer:
“I said, ‘I’m sorry, sir, but I don’t know what happened there.’ I’d never been in a cage before. Now I’m talking to Frank, not Bruiser Brody. He goes, ‘Don’t worry about it, brother. I’m in Texas right now. They’re switching me baby [babyface], you’re going heel up in Atlanta.’ He goes, ‘We’re in a cage, you’ve never done it before. It’s been a long day, don’t worry about it.’ He was real nice. It just wasn’t working.”
Eighteen months after the abandoned cage match, Bruiser Brody met his death after he was stabbed in a locker room in Puerto Rico. The horrendous events surrounding Brody’s death were covered in an episode of the documentary series Dark Side Of The Ring.