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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-08-2012, 11:50 AM
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Re: Was Lex Luger meant to be the next Hulk Hogan?

I never understood why Luger had so many face runs in his career, to me he was a natural heel, arrogant, perfect physique, great look and believed his own hype. Given a real serious heel run where he'd just have been able to play a complete and utter arsehole the whole time could have made his WWF career a real success I think and I reckon he'd been a serious player well into the late nineties for them. By the time WCW folded, he still had a great look and was in great condition, he was never that great in the ring so his ability to go would never have been an issue and I think some of the stars that were made in the WWF from the mid-nineties onwards would have made far more interesting opponents for him than what WCW had to offer at the time.

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post #12 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-08-2012, 03:32 PM
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Luger ended up back where he belonged in WCW and thanks to the NwO feud and stings absence became a bigger star in the long run.

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post #13 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-08-2012, 03:52 PM
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Re: Was Lex Luger meant to be the next Hulk Hogan?

Lex was on his way to being a damn good heel in 92-93 with that whole "bodybuilder" thing. It wouldve been awesome but wwf needed a face to they decided to have him do the all american thing. I actually enjoyed it but it was not as good as his heel run imo.
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post #14 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-08-2012, 07:17 PM
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Re: Was Lex Luger meant to be the next Hulk Hogan?

I think Luger's best heel run was back in 1991.

As a face, I enjoyed him, especially in 1997 during his feud with NWO. At that time, all WCW had to counter the NWO was Luger, The Giant and the Steiner Brothers. Sting was pretty much a loner at the time, so Luger was the biggest legit face in the company.

The pop he got when he won the belt from Hogan on Nitro was HUGE!

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As a kid, I can't remember marking harder than I did when Luger won the belt (but I was hurt when he lost it 6 days later).

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post #15 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-09-2012, 08:07 AM
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Re: Was Lex Luger meant to be the next Hulk Hogan?

I hated it. I wish Luger had stayed as The Narcissist. That gimmick worked so much better for him!

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post #16 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-09-2012, 09:20 AM
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Re: Was Lex Luger meant to be the next Hulk Hogan?

I feel he was aimed to be the next Hulk Hogan but it never worked. I mean you can not just take a guy and but some money behind him and think he can be the next Hogan.

Hogan had a connection like Lex never did

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