A top star of WWE’s New Generation Era, Lex Luger has been massively praised by Sean ‘X-Pac’ Waltman, who believes Luger is one of the good guys.
Lex Luger was in the prime of his career in the early-to-mid 1990s. Initially positioned as the next Hulk Hogan, the ripped all-American had all the mannerisms of ‘The Hulkster’ without the same body of work to back it up – but despite his lack of championship glory, Lex Luger remained a popular fixture in at least one of his colleagues’ minds.
Sean Waltman, who competed as The 1-2-3 Kid around the time of Luger’s WWE success, has heaped commendation on ‘The Total Package’ for always looking out for him. Speaking during a K&S WrestleFest virtual signing, the future X-Pac expressed his deepest gratitude to Lex:
“Before all of that, I always thought he was a wonderful guy. He was so good to me. From the first time I came on to WWF, I wasn’t making any money. He was one of the guys – like I was getting paid, just wasn’t much. He would take me with him. Let me travel with him, let me stay in his room with him, and he wouldn’t take a dime. F*cking love that guy. Even in WCW when we were together.”
Debuting with WWE in January 1993 as ‘The Narcissist’, Lex Luger soon became ‘Made In The USA’, sending shockwaves through the wrestling world when he heroically bodyslammed Yokozuna on the deck of the USS Intrepid. This remains one of the biggest highlights in the career of the now-retired Lex Luger.
Luger now relies on a wheelchair for mobility after suffering a nerve impingement in October 2007. He’d wrestled his final match the year prior, as the co-1994 Royal Rumble winner teamed with Buff Bagwell in a winning effort over Jeff Jarrett and Scott Steiner.