WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley took to webisjericho.com recently, to pitch why Lex Luger should be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.
Foley, who himself was inducted in 2013, said the following on The Total Package:
“In the simplest terms, Lex Luger was far too big of a star not to be in the WWE Hall of Fame. He was one of the very biggest stars of his era, and during his heyday – 1987-1999 – he headlined more pay-per-view shows, sold more tickets, and appeared on more magazine covers than all but a select few superstars of his era.
"Lex appeared on the PWI cover 19 times during the course of his career, putting him up there with the elite cover boys of PWI’s ’80s-’90s peak of influence – along with Hogan, Flair, Sting, The Road Warriors, Savage, Warrior, and Kerry Von Erich – all of whom have been inducted into WWE’s HOF.
"Lex Luger deserves to be the WWE Hall of Fame. The magnitude of his star power necessitates his inclusion, and I will argue the sooner, the better.
"It is my hope that this article will get people talking so that even if it does not open the right eyes or change the right minds to facilitate a 2021 WWE Hall of Fame induction, this article – and the buzz I hope it creates – might just serve as a reminder to fans of his era, just how good Lex really was, and perhaps introduce a new generation of fans to 'The Total Package.’"
Luger has become somewhat of a forgotten man of pro wrestling. Despite holding no championships in WWE, Luger challenged for the WWE Title on several occasions, including a title match against Yokozuna at WrestleMania X, and was co-winner of the Royal Rumble in 1994.
Luger also has the distinction of being the second ever Triple Crown Winner in WCW, and toppled Hollywood Hogan for the WCW Title when the nWo was at its absolute peak.