• Old School WWF Legend Celebrates His Birthday
Old School WWF/WCW Legend Lex Luger (Real name: Lawrence Pfohl) celebrates his 61st birthday today.
After some time in the Florida territory CWF, Lex Luger joined Jim Crockett Promotions in 1987 and became a member of the Four Horsemen, alongside “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair, Tully Blanchard & Arn Anderson.
Luger stayed with the promotion after it was sold to Ted Turner and renamed “World Championship Wrestling”, but eventually left in February 1992 to join Vince McMahon’s World Bodybuilding Federation.
After the WBF disbanded, Lex returned to professional wrestling and had his World Wrestling Federation debut as “The Narcissist” at the 1993 Royal Rumble PPV, before turning babyface a few months later, when he became known as “Made in the USA” Lex Luger.
In September 1995, Luger appeared as a surprise on the first ever WCW Monday NITRO, thus returning to WCW as “The Total Package” Lex Luger.
He then wrestled for Turner’s company until Vince bought it in March 2001.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY LEX LUGER!
• Dean Ambrose Reveals Why He Didn’t Go Off-Script During His Final Months In WWE
During a recent appearance on Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast, former WWE Superstar Dean Ambrose revealed why he didn’t go off-script during his final months in WWE.
Below is what Ambrose said:
“I’ve never been scared to get fired and a whole lot of the boys feel the same way. We’re always pitching our ideas nobody’s…we’re are not scared of our jobs. That does not go for the writers and the producers. Writers and producers can get fired at any second. Cause somebody’s ass is always on the line for something.
I’ve gone off-script before and you know what happens? Vince chased me down the hallway…really chased me down the hallway to yell at me. So then the next week if you go off-script the next week they’re like more up your a$$. They’re making sure you don’t go off-script again. They’re watching you. So it almost makes your job harder.
For instance that last few months I could have gone off-script any time I wanted. What are they gonna do? Fire me? I could have. A big part of the reason I wouldn’t have is because somebody’s a$$ would have been on the line. A producer or because I go off-script and think I’m trying to be cool doing my thing then the producer of the match gets fired or a writer gets fired and he might have kids or a mortgage and I’m not gonna…I can’t live with myself if I do that, you know what I mean? Somebody’s a$$ is always on the line for something.
Writers and producers are scared of Vince. You know? The boys are usually the ones yelling at the writers and producers like ‘Oh please do it this way’ — ‘I don’t know’… you know?”