When it comes to making appearances on the independent wrestling circuit, Sting isn't usually one of the faces that you're going to see at these events. Well, the upcoming WWE Hall of Fame inductee has decided to sign on for three shows with Big Time Wrestling. One of the events will also feature former WCW star Lex Luger, which means that the reunion could make the event much more successful than normal.
February 9, 2016
While he sits and waits to hear from WWE, Lex Luger is going to be inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. The former world heavyweight champion is also receiving the Frank Gotch award, which is given to performers to who bring a positive light to the professional wrestling industry with their work outside of the ring. Luger might some day still be inducted by World Wrestling Entertainment.
February 4, 2016
While doing a podcast interview with Jim Ross, Lex Luger confessed that he regrets the way that he left WWE. The former world heavyweight champion stated that he should have at least told Vince McMahon about his departure, as the two of them were close enough tow here Luger went to McMahon's house to hang out. Lex stated that if he could do that part of his life over, he would have done it differently.
January 22, 2016
A longstanding rumor was confirmed by Ric Flair during his latest podcast interview show. He reiterated that he refused to drop the WCW World Heavyweight Championship to Lex Luger, who had chased Flair and the belt for a very long time. The reason why the Nature Boy refused to do that was because he had promised the title to Sting. This caused a major conflict with promoter Jim Herd and caused Flair to leave for WWE.
December 11, 2015
While doing a podcast interview with Ric Flair, Sting revealed that he used to have backstage heat with Lex Luger when the two of them first met. The reason for that was because they felt that the NWA was pitting them against one another. Luger and Sting were around the same age, and they were both gunning for the top spot in the promotion. They eventually bonded over bodybuilding.
December 11, 2015
During a podcast interview with Ric Flair, Eric Bischoff revealed that he had backstage heat with Lex Luger up until a year or two ago. He stated that the arrogant personality that Luger portrayed on camera was pretty close to what he was really like in real life. Bischoff hated working with him. He also resented Luger because of what happened with Miss Elizabeth, whom his wife was very close to.
October 9, 2015
There are a lot of negative things said by the internet wrestling community towards Lex Luger. A legendary performer that actually knew him and worked with him, however, has a different point of views. Stan Hansen acknowledges that he hears the criticism towards Luger. The Bad Man From Borger felt that Luger was a good worker in the ring. He also stated that he never encountered any attitude problems backstage.
October 4, 2015
Since he worked backstage in WWE for years, Bruce Prichard has a million stories that wrestling fans would love to hear. He shared one recently. Prichard stated that Vince McMahon did not initially want to sign the Undertaker when he was a free agent. McMahon felt that he looked more like a basketball player than a wrestler. Plus, the Phenom was coming off of a really bad match in WCW against Lex Luger.
August 19, 2015