Lex Luger is the ring name of Lawrence Wendell Pfohl. He is a former wrestler, football player, and TV producer. At present, Luger is serving with ‘WWE’ on the wellness policy. He is acknowledged for working with ‘World Championship Wrestling’, ‘World Wrestling Federation’ (WWF, now it is known as WWE) and with ‘Jim Crockett Promotions’. Here is a quick summary of net worth, career and earnings of Lex Luger in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
Lex Luger took birth on 2nd June 1958 in Buffalo, New York. He was an exceptional football player and a regular follower of soccer team ‘Manchester United’. Before starting his wrestling career, Luger played football for ‘The University of Miami’ and ‘Pennsylvania State University’. He tried various sports but finally decided to go for football. Luger played his final football match in ‘United States Football League’ for ‘Memphis Showboats’, ‘Jacksonville Bulls’ and ‘Tampa Bay Bandits’ in the year 1984.
Luger got married to Peggy Fulbright in the year 1979. They welcomed their first child Brian in 1986 and second child Lauren Ashley in 1990. The couple got divorced in 2003. In the same year, he was involved in a live-in relationship with Elizabeth Hulette. He was also charged with domestic violence with Hulette. Luger was arrested for the murder of Hulette and drug possession in 2003. She died after taking vodka mixed with pills. Later her death was ruled an accident. Lex pleaded guilty and paid fines of $1000 and also served 5 years probation. He was also ordered to undertake regular drug tests.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Luger debuted in professional wrestling in the year 1985 with the support of famous wrestler Bob Roop. He met Roop at a celebrity golf event. Luger’s great bodybuilder physique impressed Roop so much that he gave him an opportunity in wrestling. Luger was trained under Hiro Matsuda. At that time Luger adopted the name ‘Lex Luger’ as his ring name. His first ever victory was against ‘Cocoa Samoa’ on 31st October 1985. He was crowned with the ‘Southern Heavyweight Championship’ after this win.
In 1987, Luger started to work for ‘Jim Crockett Promotions’ under NWA banner. At that time he adopted the nickname ‘The Total Package’. Luger’s first big fight was with ‘Nikita Koloff’ in 1987. Luger defeated him to win the ‘NWA United States Heavyweight Championship’. Luger had won the ‘NWA United States Heavyweight Championship’ five times. He was ‘Royal Rumble’ co-winner along with Bret Hart in 1994. He announced his retirement from WWE in 2006.
Net Worth & Earnings
Lex Luger has earned a hefty amount of money from his professional wrestling career, playing football and as a TV producer. Luger is now a retired person. He has worked with WWE for 21 years long. Lex Luger’s estimated net worth is $4.5 million.
Lex Luger has an attractive and cool personality. He has played multiple sports as well. During his wrestling career, he has fought with many well-known wrestlers and won in many fights.