It has been 17 years since Lex Luger last stepped into a wrestling ring for a match. So, the question begs – where is his WWE Hall of Fame Induction?
Lex Luger, one of the most iconic professional wrestlers of the 1990s, had a career that spanned over two decades and left an indelible mark on the industry. Known for his chiselled physique, charismatic personality, and impressive in-ring skills, Luger was a fan favourite and a true powerhouse in the ring.
He is a former WCW Champion and even won a Royal Rumble match in WWE. In 1994, he and Bret Hart hit the floor at the same time, and were awarded “co-winner” status. Both went on to face Yokozuna for the WWE Championship at that year’s WrestleMania.
He hasn’t wrestled for the past 17 years, due to a horrirfic injury that put him in a wheelchair. Keep reading to find out when his last match was, which WCW stars did he wrestle and why Lex Luger is not inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame yet.
Lex Luger’s Last Match
Lex Luger’s last match took place on December 6, 2006, at an event titled “World War III” held by the now-defunct wrestling promotion, Universal Wrestling Federation (UWF).
Luger teamed up with Buff Bagwell to take on Jeff Jarrett and Scott Steiner in a tag team match. The match ended in a disqualification when Jarrett hit Luger with a guitar, causing him to be unable to continue.
This marked the end of Luger’s in-ring career, as he suffered a spinal stroke shortly after the match, which left him paralyzed from the neck down.
Despite this tragic end to his career, Luger’s legacy as a wrestling legend lives on, and his contributions to the sport will never be forgotten.
Lex Luger In The WWE Hall of Fame
Despite his legendary career in both WWE and WCW, Vince McMahon has always been hesitant to induct him into the legendary Hall of Fame.
Because of his current physical health, McMahon has not wanted to see him be honoured at the big show every year, with him being limited in mobility since suffering a stroke in 2007.
You can read more about Lex Luger not being in the Hall of Fame down below.
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Hamish is a writer and podcaster and wrestling fan who is a key part of the Atletifo team.
After playing countless hours of WrestleMania X8 on the Gamecube, he discovered Rey Mysterio getting his head crushed by The Great Khali, and thus a love for professional wrestling was born.
He is also a Media Graduate, as well as writing for multiple sites about Premier League football and the culture of Wales – his home country.