Mick Foley who entered the WWE Hall OF Fame in 2013, has made an impassioned plea for Lex Luger to be honoured with his own induction.
Foley posted on social media a link to an article that the New York Times bestselling author had penned in support of Luger joining the WWE Hall Of Fame.
“I state the case for @GenuineLexLugerfor #WWEHOF at webisjericho.com/mick-foley-re- Bottom line: Lex was WAY too big a star not to be in! A lot of thought and time went into this article, so RT’s are much appreciated! @VinceMcMahon@TripleH@StephMcMahon”
Bottom line: Lex was WAY too big a star not to be in!
— Mick Foley (@RealMickFoley) March 22, 2021
In the near eighteen-hundred word article Foley makes the case for Luger. Detailing ‘The Total Package’s’ time at the top of the wrestling business as the eighties morphed into the nineties. Luger was a former Four Horseman with Ric Flair, Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard. Eventually, Luger split from the group and feuded with his former teammates. It was during his time as a Horseman however that Luger won the first of his five NWA/WCW United States Championships.
In 1991 following Ric Flair’s departure to WWE, Lex Luger and Barry Windham met for the vacant WCW Championship at that year’s Great American Bash. In a steel cage, Luger defeated Windham to win his first WCW World Championship.
Luger joined the then-World Wrestling Federation in 1993, making his debut at the Royal Rumble as ‘The Narcissist.’ By the summer Luger had transformed into an All-American hero, as he embarked on a nationwide tour on his ‘Lex Express’ bus. On July 4th 1993, Luger famously slammed the WWF Champion Yokozuna on the deck of the USS Intrepid. Luger defeated Yokozuna at SummerSlam 1993 but only by count-out meaning the giant sumo star retained his title.
Lex Luger shocked the wrestling world when he turned up unannounced on the premiere episode of WCW Nitro in 1995. Staying with WCW until its demise in 2001, Luger again won the WCW Championship in 1997.
Luger responded to Foley’s article on Twitter, saying:
“Wow Mick !!! Thank you so much for this beautifully written kind and thoughtful article. I admire you as a fellow performer but much more so for the positive difference you make in my life and so many others just by being who you are. Honored and grateful my friend”
Wow Mick !!!
Thank you so much for this beautifully written kind and thoughtful article. I admire you as as a fellow performer but much more so for the positive difference you make in my life and so many others just by being who you are. Honored and grateful my friend 😊 https://t.co/s2MPL2I0Yv
— Lex Luger (@GenuineLexLuger) March 22, 2021