Wednesday, November 21, 2012
TBN: Former Pro Wrestlers Sting and Lex Luger Talk About the Total Package's Career
The Total Package was the perfect nickname for perhaps the perfect pro wrestler in Lex Luger, because. Thats exactly what he was and I'm glad he's healthy and doing well now but the Total Package is the Lex Luger. I prefer to think of a man who back in the day was 6'5-6'6 275-280 pounds, with around 5% body fat, he had a Hulk Hogan like body. A guy who racked which how he would describe what he would do to put his opponents, what he called the Torture Chamber. Which is a back breaking submission move, where he would hoist his opponents over his shoulders standing up. People familiar with pro wrestling know exactly what I'm talking about, he beat Hulk Hogan for the WCW Heavyweight Championship. Back in 1997 with this move, 6'7-6'8 285 pounds at this point, not as strong as he use to be but still one of the strongest men in the World. And Lex hoisted Hulk in the back breaker in the middle of the ring to beat him for the World title back in 1997. Still one of the best matches I've ever seen as a recovering pro wrestling fan.
There's a long line of wrestlers that Lex racked, including the Big Show, whose 7'2 450-500 pounds a. Much larger man then Lex, Kevin Nash would be another one, another seven footer 310 pounds or so, thats how strong Lex. Was because as big and as strong as he was, again 6'5-6'6 275-280 pounds man all muscle, a former pro footabll defensive lineman. He was strong enough to beat anyone he wrestled and for the most part did that, no one delivered the close line or scoop power slam. Better then Lex, he could've used the scoop power slam as his finishing move if he wanted to but generally. Used that to set up the Torture Chamber, other then maybe the Undertaker, I've never seen anyone clean house better then Lex. Meaning someone able to take on multiple wrestlers, all big guys and leave the ring on top, I've seen him clean house against the Big Show, Kevin Nash. And Scott Hall before, Lex and Hall about the same size, Show and Nash a lot larger and Lex came out on top.
The Lex Luger I prefer to remember is the guy who was still wrestling before the stroke, who took on. Anyone who came his way, including guys like Scott Steiner, Sting, Hulk Hogan, Sid Vicious, Barry Windham. Ric Flair and many others all of these guys are Hall of Famers or will be in the Hall of Fame but Lex would always come out on top. Because he was the Total Package, someone who knew exactly what he had and how to get the most out of it.