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Wrestler: Lex Luger
Real Name: Lawrence Pfohl
Birthday: June 2, 1958
Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
Marital Status: Divorced
Was Dating Elizabeth
Height & Weight: 6'4" - 265 lbs
Trained by: Hiro Matsuda
Bob Roop
Debut: September 1985
Previous Gimmicks: The Narcisist (WWF)
The Total Package
Finishing Move: Torture Rack
Favorite Moves: Forearm Smash
Knee Lift
Notable Feuds: Bruiser Brody
Wahoo McDaniel
Barry Windham
Mike Graham
Keiji Mutoh
Ron Bass
Nikita Koloff
Ric Flair
Dusty Rhodes
Nikita Koloff
Sting
Randy Savage
Hulk Hagan
Bill Goldberg

  • (Florida) Southern Heavyweight title defeating Wahoo McDaniel (November 19, 1985);
  • (Florida) Southern Heavyweight title defeating Jesse Barr (February 14, 1986);
  • Florida Television title defeating Jerry Grey (March 12, 1986);
  • Bahamas Heavyweight title defeating Ron Bass (June 13, 1986);
  • (Florida) Southern Heavyweight title defeating Masked Superstar (July 29, 1986);
  • NWA United States title defeating Nikita Koloff (July 11, 1987);
  • NWA World Tag Team titles w/Barry Windham defeating Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard (March 27, 1988);
  • NWA United States title defeating Barry Windham (February 20, 1989);
  • NWA United States title defeating Micheal Hayes (May 22, 1989);
  • WCW United States title defeating Stan Hansen (December 16, 1990);
  • WCW World Heavyweight title defeating Barry Windham -for vacant title- (July 14, 1991);
  • WCW World Tag Team titles w/Sting defeating Harlem Heat (January 22, 1996);
  • WCW Television title defeating Johnny B. Badd (February 17, 1996);
  • WCW Television title defeating Johnny B. Badd (March 6, 1996);
  • WCW World Tag Team titles w/The Giant defeating The Outsiders (February 23, 1997);
  • WCW World Heavyweight title defeating Hulk Hogan (August 4, 1997);
  • WCW United States title defeating Bret "Hitman" Hart (August 10, 1998);
  • WWA World Heavyweight title defeating Sting (June 12, 2002);


  • Football
  • Lawrence Pfohl played college football at Penn State and breifly played in the USFL, NFL, and the CFL..
  • Lawrence Pfohl has a special place in the record books as the youngest man ever to compete in the Canadian Football League..

    Wrestling in Florida
  • Lex Luger's was trained by the legendary Hiro Matsuda and was managed by Percy Pringle III for his first match ever..
  • 1985: Lex Luger debuted in the Florida territory of the NWA managed by the cunning Kevin Sullivan..
  • November 19, 1985: Lex Luger defeated Wahoo McDaniel for the Southern Heavyweight title in Tampa, Florida..
  • February 14, 1986--Battle of the Belts II: Lex Luger defeated Jesse Barr to win the Southern Heavyweight title..
  • June 13, 1986: Lex Luger (managed by Bob Roop) defeated "Outlaw" Ron Bass to capture the Bahamas title..
  • July 29, 1986: Lex Luger defeated The Masked Superstar for his 3rd Southern Heavyweight title..
  • September 1, 1986 - Battle of the Belts III: NWA World Champion Ric Flair fought to a Lex Luger 1-hour draw (Flair retains)..
  • January 1987: Bruiser Brody vs. Lex Lugar (Florida) - Brody stopped cooperating with Lugar, who got himself DQ'ed..

    National Wrestling Alliance - Four Horsemen
  • January 1987: Lex Luger departed Florida and headed north to Atlanta where he joined the Four Horsemen..
  • February 15, 1987--MoscaMania 2: Lex Luger defeated Ricky Lee Jones in Hamilton, Ontario..
  • April 10-11, 1987 - Crockett Cup: Tully Blanchard & Lex Luger defeated The MOD Squad in the 1st Round..
  • ~~~Blanchard & Luger beat Bob & Brad Armstrong (2nd) | Blanchard & Luger beat Giant Baba & Isao Takagi (3rd)..
  • ~~~Dusty Rhodes & Nikita Koloff defeated Tully Blanchard & Lex Luger in the Finals to win the Crockett Cup Tournament..
  • July 4, 1987 - Great American Bash: The Four Horsemen defeated The SuperPowers & Road Warriors in WAR GAMES!

    National Wrestling Alliance - Lex Luger
  • July 1987 - Great American Bash Tour: Lex Luger defeated Nikita Koloff in a Steel Cage to win the United States title..
  • March 27, 1988 - The Clash: Lex Luger & Barry Windham beat Tully Blanchard & Arn Anderson to win the NWA Tag Team titles..
  • April 20, 1988: Tully Blanchard & Arn Anderson defeated Lex Luger & Barry Windham to capture the NWA Tag team titles..
  • ~~~~~~~During the closing moments of this match, Barry Winham turned on Lex Luger and joined the Four Horsemen!
  • April 22-23, 1988 - Crockett Cup: Sting & Lex Luger defeated Ivan Koloff & Dick Murdoch in the 1st Round....
  • ~~~Sting & Lex Luger defeated The Midnight Express (2nd) | Sting & Lex Luger beat The Powers of Pain (3rd)..
  • ~~~Sting & Lex Luger defeated Tully Blanchard & Arn Anderson in the Finals to win the Crocket Cup Tournament!
  • July 10, 1988 - Great American Bash: Ric Flair defeated Lex Luger to retain the NWA World Heavyweight title..
  • ~~~The Maryland State Athletic Commision stopped the match due to the cut Lex Luger suffered during the match..
  • December 26, 1988 - Starrcade: Ric Flair defeated Lex Luger to retain the World Heavyweight title...
  • February 15, 1989 - The Clash: Lex Luger defeated The Blackmailer (Jack Victory)..
  • February 20, 1989 - Chi-Town Rumble: Lex Luger defeated Barry Windham for the United States Heavyweight title..
  • April 2, 1989 - The Clash: Lex Luger defeated Jack Victory to retain the United States title..
  • May 7, 1989 - WrestleWar: Michael Hayes defeated Lex Luger to win the United States title..
  • May 22, 1989: Lex Luger defeated Michael "PS" Hayes to recapture the United States title..
  • July 23, 1989 - Great American Bash: Lex Luger defeated Ricky Steamboat by DQ to retain the United States title..
  • September 12, 1989 - The Clash: Lex Luger defeated Tommy Rich to retain the United States title..
  • October 28, 1989 - Halloween Havoc: Lex Luger defeated Brian Pillman to retain the United States title..
  • November 15, 1989 - The Clash: Lex Luger defeated Brian Pillman to retain the United States title..
  • December 13, 1989 - Starrcade: Lex Luger participated in a series of matches for "Night of the Iron Man"..
  • ~~~Luger beat Sting | Luger vs Ric Flair ended in a DRAW | Luger beat The Great Muta by Disqualification..

    World Championship Wrestling - Lex Luger
  • May 19, 1990 - Capitol Combat: Lex Luger defeated "Nature Boy" Ric Flair by Disqualification..
  • June 13, 1990 - The Clash: "The Total Package" Lex Luger defeated Sid Vicious..
  • July 7, 1990 - Great American Bash: Lex Luger defeated "Mean" Mark Callous to retain the United States title..
  • September 5, 1990 - The Clash: Lex Luger defeated Ric Flair by DQ (Luger retains the US title)..
  • October 27, 1990 - Halloween Havoc: Stan Hansen defeated Lex Luger to win the United States title..
  • November 20, 1990 - The Clash: Lex Luger defeated The Motor City Madman..
  • December 16, 1990 - Starrcade: Lex Luger defeated Stan Hansen in a Bull Rope match to reclaim the US title..
  • January 30, 1991 - The Clash: Sting & Lex Luger defeated Doom by DQ (Doom retains Tag Team titles)..
  • May 19, 1991 - Superbrawl: The Steiner Brothers defeated Sting & Lex Luger to retain the Tag Team titles..
  • June 14, 1991 - The Clash: Lex Luger defeated The Great Muta to retain the United States title..
  • ~~~(Lex Luger vacated the United States title after capturing the World Heavyweight title - see next line)..

    World Championship Wrestling - Lex Luger (World Champion)
  • July 14, 1991 - Great American Bash: Lex Luger defeated Barry Windham to win the vacant WCW World title!!
  • November 19, 1991 - The Clash: Lex Luger defeated Rick Steiner to retain the WCW World Heavyweight title..
  • October 27, 1991 - Halloween Havoc: Lex Luger beat Ron Simmons in a Best 2/3 Falls to retain the WCW World title..
  • December 29, 1991 - Starrcade: Lex Luger & Arn Anderson defeated Tom Zenk & Terrance Taylor in a Lethal Lottery match..
  • ~~~Lex Luger participated in a two-ring Battle Bowl (Battle Royal) match - which was won by Sting..
  • January 4, 1992 - WCW/New Japan Supershow: Lex Luger defeated Masa Chono to retain the WCW World title..
  • February 29, 1992 - Superbrawl: Sting defeated Lex Luger to win the WCW World Heavyweight title..

    The World Bodybuilding Federation
  • 1992: Lex Luger was hired by Vince McMahon for his short lived WBF (World Bodybuilding Federation).

    The World Wrestling Federation - The Narcisist
  • January 24, 1993 - Royal Rumble: Lex Luger debuted as "The Narcisist", managed by Bobby "The Brain" Heenan..
  • February 1, 1993 - Monday Night RAW: "The Narcisist" Lex Luger defeated Jason Knight..
  • March 1, 1993 - Monday Night RAW: "The Narcisist" Lex Luger defeated P.J. Walker..
  • March 22, 1993 - Monday Night RAW: "The Narcisist" Lex Luger defeated P.J. Walker..
  • April 4, 1993 - Wrestlemania 9: "The Narcisist" Lex Luger defeated Mr. Perfect (Perfect's feet were on the ropes)..
  • April 11, 1993 - UK Rampage: Lex Luger defeated "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan by Disqualification..
  • April 26, 1993 - Monday Night RAW: Lex Luger defeated Crush by Countout..
  • June 13, 1993 - King of the Ring: Tatanka vs Lex Luger was a draw in the Quarter Finals (both eliminated)..

    The World Wrestling Federation - The Lex Express
  • July 4, 1993: Lex Luger responded to Mr. Fuji's challenge to bodyslam Yokozuna on the deck of the U.S.S. Intrepid aircraft carrier..
  • ~~~The event took place in New York on Independence Day..
  • ~~~Pro-althetes such as Alonzo Mourning (NBA player) and others all tried to slam Yokozuna - but failed..
  • ~~~Then out of nowhere, a helicopter landed on the deck and notorious heel Lex Luger appeared donning the red, white & blue..
  • ~~~Lex Luger told the fans that he had changed and he'll be damned before he allowed this to happen..
  • ~~~Lex Luger ran across the ring (set up on deck), picked up Yokozuna, and slammed him down!
  • ~~~The crowd went absolutly wild and Lex Luger became an instant hero to fans all across America!
  • ~~~Soon after, the Lex Express tour kicked off in a red, white & blue tour bus traveling the U.S.A...

  • August 30, 1993 - Summerslam: Lex Luger defeated WWF Champion Yokozuna by COUNT OUT..
  • November 15, 1993 - Monday Night RAW: Quebecer Pierre defeated Lex Luger..
  • November 24, 1993 - Suvivor Series: Lex Luger was the sole survivor in his Suvivor Series Elimination match..
  • ~~~Lex Luger & The Steiners & The Undertaker defeated Yokozuna & Ludvig Borga & Crush & Jacques Rougeau.
  • December 27, 1993 - Monday Night RAW: Lex Luger defeated Barry Horowitz..
  • January 22, 1994 - Royal Rumble: Lex Luger and Bret Hart were named CO-WINNERS of the Royal Rumble..
  • ~~~It was decided that both Lex Luger & Bret Hart would get title shots against Yokozuna at Wrestlemania X..
  • January 24, 1994 - Monday Night RAW: Lex Luger defeated Austin Steele..
  • March 1995: Lex Luger came out with the World belt for a television taping, scheduled to air after Wrestlemania X..
  • ~~~Apparantly, Luger was booked to win the title at Wrestlemania but plans changed and Hart won the title instead..
  • March 28, 1994 - Monday Night RAW: Lex Luger defeated Rick Martel by Submission..
  • March 20, 1994 - Wrestlemania X: Yokozuna defeated Lex Luger to retain the WWF title (Mr. Perfect was referee)..
  • June 27, 1994 - Monday Night RAW: Lex Luger defeated Mike Bell.

    The World Wrestling Federation - Lex Luger vs Million Dollar Corporation
  • Rumors began to circulate that Lex Luger was going to joined Ted DiBiase's Million Dollar Corporation..
  • Lex Luger continually denied being aligned with DiBiase's Corporation, but his friend Tatanka did not believe him!
  • July 18, 1994 - Monday Night RAW: Diesel vs Lex Luger ended in a Double Disqualfication....
  • August 8, 1994 - Monday Night RAW: defeatedLex Luger b Chad Miller..
  • August 29, 1994 - Summerslam: Tatanka defeated Lex Luger when Tatanka turned heel and joined The Million Dollar Corp..
  • September 19, 1994 - Monday Night RAW: Lex Luger defeated The Executioner by Submission..
  • October 10, 1994 - Monday Night RAW: Lex Luger defeated Bam Bam Bigelow w/Ted DiBiase..
  • October 31, 1994 - Monday Night RAW: Lex Luger defeated Bob Backlund by Disqualification..
  • November 23, 1994 - Survivor Series: Lex Luger led his "Guts & Glory" team against DiBiase's Million Dollar Corporation..
  • ~~~King Kong Bundy & Bam Bam Bigelow & Tatanka & Heavenly Bodied beat Luger & Mabel & Adam Bomb & Smoking Gunns..
  • November 28, 1994 - RAW: Lex Luger defeated Bert Centeno by Submission..
  • December 19, 1994 - RAW: Irwin R. Schyster defeated Lex Luger by Countout..
  • January 2, 1995 - RAW: Lex Luger & British Bulldog defeated Bam Bam Bigelow & Tatanka w/Ted DiBiase..
  • January 22, 1995 - Royal Rumble: Lex Luger entered at #19 and made it to the final 4 before getting tossed by Crush..
  • February 6, 1995 - RAW: King Kong Bundy & Irwin R. Schyster & Tatanka beat Men on a Mission & Lex Luger..
  • February 27, 1995 - RAW: Lex Luger defeated Tatanka w/Ted DiBiase by Countout..

    The World Wrestling Federation - The Allied Powers
  • Early 1995: Lex Luger formed a tag team with The British Bulldog known as The Allied Powers - bringing USA and UK together..
  • April 2, 1995 - Wrestlemania 11: The Allied Powers (Lex Luger & British Bulldog) defeated Jacob & Eli Blu..
  • April 3, 1995 - RAW: The Allied Powers defeated Well Dunn (Timothy Well & Steven Dunn)..
  • May 1, 1995 - RAW: The Allied Powers (Lex Luger & The British Bulldog) defeated Ron Hagan & George Anderson...
  • May 22, 1995 - RAW: The Allied Powers (Lex Luger & The British Bulldog) defeated Tony DeVito & Bill Payne..
  • June 12, 1995 - RAW: Yokozuna defeated Lex Luger by Disqualification..
  • July 10, 1995 - RAW: The Allied Powers defeated Tatanka & Henry Godwinn w/Ted DiBiase..
  • July 23, 1995 - In Your House 2: Owen Hart & Yokozuna defeated Lex Luger & British Bulldog to retain the Tag Team titles..
  • August 1995: The Allied Powers were scheduled to take on Men On a Mission, but Luger no-showed due to "family emergency"..
  • ~~~The Bulldog convinced Diesel to be his partner for one night only against Men on a Mission (who Diesel was feuding with)
  • ~~~The whole thing was a setup, as The British Bulldog attacked Diesel and celebrated with Men on a Mission..
  • ~~~The British Bulldog had turned heel and taken Jim Cornette as his manager - thus leaving Lex Luger high and dry..
  • August 27, 1995 - Summerslam: Lex Luger made an appearance during the main even to help Diesel beat Mabel..

    World Championship Wrestling
  • September 4, 1995 - Nitro: Lex Luger shocked the world by showing up on the very first WCW Monday Nitro..
  • January 23, 1996 - The Clash: Sting & Lex Luger defeated The Blue Bloods to retain the Tag Team titles..
  • February 17, 1996: Lex Luger defeated Johnny B. Badd (Marc Mero) to win the Television title..
  • February 18, 1996: Johnny B. Badd defeated Lex Luger to recapture the Television title..
  • March 6, 1996: Lex Luger defeated Johnny B. Badd to once again win the Television title..
  • August 15, 1996 - The Clash: Harlem Heat vs The Steiner Brothers vs Sting & Lex Luger was a No Contest!
  • August 20, 1996: Lord Steven Regal defeated Lex Luger for the Television title..

    World Championship Wrestling
  • Lex Luger & The Giant defeated The Outsiders for the WCW Tag Team titles but Bischoff stripped them for no reason!
  • August 4, 1997 - 100th Nitro: Lex Luger racked Hollywood Hogan on way to winning the WCW World title from the nWo..
  • August 10, 1998: Lex Luger defeated Bret Hart to win the WCW United States Heavyweight title..
  • Lex Luger joined the nWo Wolfpac version with Kevin Nash, Randy Savage & Konnan (Luger convinced Sting to join!)..
  • Lex Luger was side-lined with a bicep injury..

    World Championship Wrestling
  • January 21, 1997 - The Clash: Lex Luger defeated Scott Hall by Disqualification..
  • August 21, 1997 - The Clash: Scott Hall & Randy Savage (sub for Nash) defeated DDP & Lex Luger to retain the Tag titles..

    World Championship Wrestling
  • Lex Luger returned to WCW as "The Total Package" and turned into a heel, managed by Miss Elizabeth..
  • Halloween Havoc 1999: Lex Luger defeated Bret Hart by Submission..
  • Slamboree 2000: Lex Luger defeated Buff Bagwell..
  • Lex Luger was taken off WCW programming..

    World Championship Wrestling
  • September 25, 2000 - Nitro: Lex Luger again returned to WCW sitting in the audience..
  • 2000: Lex Luger formed a tag team with Buff Bagwell known as "Totally Buff"..
  • SIN PPV: Totally Buff defeated Bill Goldberg & Sarge to "end" Goldberg's career..

    World Wrestling All-Stars
  • November 28, 2002 - WWA European Tour: Lex Luger joined the World Wrestling All-Stars European Tour..
  • December 6, 2002 - WWA European Tour: Lex Luger defeated Sting to win the Vacant WWA World title..
  • December 7, 2002 - WWA European Tour: Lex Luger & Sting defeated Jeff Jarrett & Buff Bagwell..
  • December 13, 2002 - WWA European Tour: Sting beat Lex Luger to win the WWA World title on the last show of the tour..

    Hard Times
  • May 1, 2003: Lex Luger's girlfriend, the famous Elizabeth was found dead of an apparant drug overdose at Lugar's condo in Georgia..
  • ~~~Later that day, after a search of Lex Lugar's residence, he is arrested for posession of controlled substances, possibly steriods..
  • ~~~The next day, Lugar was released on $27,500 bond..
  • ~~~Lex Luger was charged with 14 different drug possession counts, 13 of which were felonies, after a search of his townhouse..
  • ~~~Among the drugs found: Xanex, various forms of anabolic steroids, OxyContin, testosterone & a synthetic growth hormone..
  • November 12, 2003 - NWA^TNA: Sting & AJ Styles w/Jimmy Hart defeated Lex Luger & Jeff Jarrett w/Don Callis..
  • February 25 2004 - NWA^TNA: Abyss defeated AJ Styles to gain control of the Tag titles with help from Lex Luger!!!

    Independent Circuit and more Hard Times
  • August 7, 2004--Southern Wrestling Alliance: Lex Luger defeated Buff Bagwell..
  • October 5, 2004--NWA Mid Atlantic Championship Wrestling: Rick Steiner defeated Lex Luger..
  • October 30, 2004--Cyberspace Wrestling Federation: Lex Luger defeated Danny Jaxx | Later on, Lex Luger brawled with Ron Killings..
  • November 15, 2004--UCW: Lex Luger & Buff Bagwell defeated Disco Inferno & Johnny Swinger..
  • January 31, 2005: Lex Luger was arrested in Atlanta for a DUI (Driving Under Influence) and was taken into custody..
  • ~~~Police found Luger (real name Lawrence Pfohl) was found by police passed out slumped over the steering wheel of his vehicle...
  • ~~~When Luger woke up, he tried to drive away from the scene, but police called for assistance in stopping him..
  • ~~~Lex Luger was charged with expired tags, altered tags, no proof of insurance and an open container (of alcohol)..
  • February 3, 2005: Lex Luger pleaded guilty on the steroid possession charges stemming from May of 2003..
  • ~~~Luger was sentenced to five years probation, a $1,000 fine, and has to submit to regular drug tests..
  • ~~~His arrest on 1/31 will not count against his probation, but another arrest over the next 5 years could put him in prison..
  • February 11, 2005--UCW TV taping: Lex Luger & NWO Sting defeated George South St. & McNasty..
  • February 19, 2005- Exodus Wrestling: Lex Luger defeated Tracy Smothers..
  • October 8, 2005--Action Wrestling Entertainment: Shane Madison defeated Lex Luger..
  • December 2005: Lex Luger, Marcus Bagwell & Scott Steiner were all pulled off of a plane in Minneapolis after a disturbance..
  • ~~~The three men were held for several hours before Marcus Bagwell & Scott Steiner were released and sent on their flight..
  • ~~~Lex Luger is held without bail with a court appearance scheduled on the 22nd on two felonies in the state of Georgia..
  • ~~~47-year-old Lex Luger was put in lockup at the Hennepin County Jail in Minneapolis, Minnesota..
  • Lex Luger spent two weeks in a Minneapolis jail awaiting extradition back to Georgia on two criminal warrants..
  • April 27, 2006 - TNA iMPACT: Jeff Jarrett & Scott Steiner demanded that Sting come out and chose his partner for Sacrifice..
  • ~~~Sting played games with Jarrett/Steiner, giving THEM the choice to pick between Door #1 & Door #2 OR pass until next week..
  • ~~~~~~Jeff Jarrett passed, so Sting revealed that Buff Bagwell and Lex Luger were this week's choices making them void now...
  • June 3, 2006--National Wrestling Superstars: Lex Luger w/Tammy Sytch defeated Johnny Candido w/Dawn Marie..
  • June 10, 2006--Southern Championship Wrestling: Lex Luger defeated Buff Bagwell in the main event..
  • August 26, 2006--Universal Wrestling Federation: Buff Bagwell & Lex Luger defeated Jeff Jarrett & Scott Steiner..
  • September 28, 2006 - TNA iMPACT: Lex Luger appeared during a segment saying that Sting was ready for Bound For Glory..