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DragonKingKarl Classic Wrestling Marathon: Lex Luger pt. 1

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Today, host Karl Stern is back with a doubleheader, a two-part Lex Luger biography.

Show number one covers his early career coming out of the USFL as a pro football player into Florida wrestling and his training with Hiro Matsuda during his early days there. 

Luger was pushed to the moon from the start and was a champion in the first month of his career. Working with some of the best of the era from the beginning like Wahoo McDaniel, Barry Windham, and Ric Flair, and covered extensively by the Apter Magazines, many dubbed Luger as the next Hulk Hogan. 

As Luger was leaving the area to go to Jim Crockett Promotions, he was involved in a surreal match against Bruiser Brody inside a steel cage that much mystery still surrounds to this day.

Luger was quickly added to the Four Horsemen when he arrived to work for Crockett.

In the first five years of his career, Luger had gotten one of the biggest pushes in wrestling history. Yet Luger remains, to this day, much maligned and perhaps misunderstood.  

This is a doubleheader so look for part two covering his WWF career and later WCW run, plus his tumultuous life after wrestling.

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