Lex Luger Theme (NWA-WCW)
Give Lex Luger’s entrance music a listen. This is perhaps my favorite NWA/WCW entrance theme.
Hulk Hogan Stares Down Lex Luger - 1st Episode of WCW Monday Nitro [September 4th, 1995]
In his autobiography Wrestling with the Devil, Lex Luger wrote a bit about what it was like to show up unannounced over at WCW Monday Nitro and how he accidentally pissed off Hulk Hogan during the taping:
"When I arrived at the Mall of America, I had a towel over my head and was immediately escorted to the inner bowels of the mall, well away from the locker room and central concourse area where everything was happening. It wasn’t until that moment that I knew how it was all going to come down. ‘At the very end of the show you’ll come out in your street clothes,’ Eric told me, ‘and get nose-to-nose with Hulk Hogan."
"My entrance was definitely a surprise — to the crowd and to the other wrestlers gathered there.
I walked up to Hogan and said my line: ‘I’m back at the WCW to wrestle with the big boys.’
I was still in Hogan’s face when they signaled for a short commercial break. Knowing we were off the air momentarily, I broke character and smiled at Hogan. It was a big mistake.
'Wipe that grin off your face, or I'll knock it off. You're stealing money from me and my family right now,' he said to me through gritted teeth.
I immediately stopped smiling.
After the show I tried to apologize to him, but he brushed me off. I learned a big lesson from him that night: never break character when on camera in front of the fans — even on a commercial break.”
An absolutely awesome story in the span of 4 or 5 paragraphs that really shows the contrasting difference between the world of pro wrestling in 1995 compared to the current world of pro wrestling of 2013. I can’t wait to get my hands on Luger’s new book!
Lex Luger shakes the wrestling world by showing up on the debut episode of WCW Monday Nitro one night after wrestling on a WWE card (9-4-1995)
Take a listen to Lex Luger’s originial WCW theme.
I’ll never understand why to this day so many people shit on Luger. He wasn’t the best of all time, but he certainly wasn’t the worst. I’ve always been a fan of Lex Luger and wish him continued good health.
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