The sport of professional wrestling is very exciting for the viewers and the audience and they get a big kick out of it. Watching big and powerful men and women beat the crap out of each other is fun for the ringside viewers but not so much for the wrestlers themselves. Time has proved that all this violence in and outside the ring takes a toll on these wrestlers. They have to pay for it big time sometimes during their career and many times after their professional career has ended. One such professional wrestler who has had this experience is Lex Luger who has been in this sport for several decades including the 1980s, 90s, 2000s, and early 2011. People are curious to know more about him so here are some details about Lex Luger then and now.
Who is Lex Luger?
Lex Luger is the professional name of Lawrence Wendell Pfohl, an American now retired professional wrestler, bodybuilder, TV producer, and football player. He was active in professional wrestling from 1985 onwards until 2012. He took a break in between in 2007 but later returned to the ring. He has held several titles over the years including WCW World Heavyweight Championship twice, WWA World Heavyweight Championship once, and also the NWA/WCW United States Heavyweight Championship five times. He has been in every title division in his career and during 1993 he was voted the Most Popular Wrestler of the Year by the readers of Pro Wrestling Illustrated. Later in 2011, he started working with WWE on their Wellness Policy thus continuing his lifelong commitment to professional wrestling.
His Girlfriend Died
People want to know how Lex Luger is in 2021. They are asking questions like – Is Lex Luger in a wheelchair and Is Lex Luger sick? They also want to know what happened in his relationship with his girlfriend Miss Elizabeth Hulette. On April 19, 2003, there was a complaint of domestic violence against Lex Luger involving Miss Elizabeth, at that time his live-in girlfriend. The police arrived on the scene and found that Miss Elizabeth had several injuries on her person including two bruised eyes, a cut lip, and a bump on her head. Later much to everybody’s shock and dismay Miss Elizabeth committed suicide on May 1, 2003, in the couple’s townhouse. She drank a vodka laced with pills of Alprazolam [Xanax] and hydrocodone. Luger got into serious legal trouble but later Miss Elizabeth’s death was registered as accidental.
Lex Luger Today
Luger suffered a nerve impingement in his neck that led to a state of temporary paralysis on October 19, 2007. Even after a month after his stroke Luger was a quadriplegic patient with no movement in his arms and legs. He was unable to walk and it was only a year later in 2008 that Luger was able to stand on his own for a short period. He was also able to walk with the help of a walker. Things got better and at last count in 2010 he was able to walk with some comfort and also able to drive. These days Lex Luger lives a quiet life and is involved in an administrative and consultative capacity with professional wrestling.
Living a Simple Life
Lex Luger had a great career and an exciting life during his professional wrestling days but later his personal life was not good. His girlfriend Miss Elizabeth died and after that Luger got into legal trouble several times. His health also deteriorated after his stroke and the strong man is now very quiet and lives a simple life. His contribution to professional wrestling is huge and will always be appreciated and remembered.