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Some competitors have "that look" which will guarantee them success in the wrestling business. For one of the best examples, look no further than one Lex Luger. Why the name? He once said that he admired Superman's physical gifts but was disgusted with his sheepish Clark Kent alter-ego. The villain Lex Luthor seemed to have the attitude for success, but lacked the powers of his enemy. A young Mister Luger decided that he could have the best of both worlds.

Like so many others, Lex had a football background. Though he was never in the NFL, he has a special place in the record books as the youngest man ever to compete in the Canadian Football League. Don't write him off as a "dumb jock" either; he excelled in academics as well as athletics. Unfortunately, the boredom of the classroom urged him to get into violent trouble as a young man. If even professional football would not condone his desire for misbehavior, then there was only one alternative.  

In 1985, Luger burst upon the wrestling scene like no other before him. He walked into the Florida territory of the NWA and assumed command of the ring like a drill sergeant running boot camp. He had the best of everything. He had the "Lex Luthor" attitude and a Superman physique. His trainer was the legendary Hiro Matsuda, his manager was the cunning Kevin Sullivan, and he even had the behind-the-scenes blessing of World Champion Ric Flair. Just in case someone suspected that things were too good to be true, Luger seized his first championship, the Southern Heavyweight Title within his first month of competition by putting away Wahoo McDaniel, whose years of successful pro experience exceeded Luger's age! The word "fluke" never even crossed anyone's lips. Under the guidence of former Mid-South great Bob Roop, Luger also captured the Bahamas Title. Maybe Luger thought that losing was something for which he just didn't have the time, so (rather than be beaten for it) he literally gave this title to his tag partner Tyree Pride!   More...

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