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Lex Luger Admits He Could’ve Never Replaced Hulk Hogan

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• Lex Luger Admits He Could’ve Never Replaced Hulk Hogan

Old School WWF/WCW Legend Lex Luger was recently interviewed by Sports Illustrated, where he admitted that the shoes of ‘The Immortal’ Hulk Hogan were way too big for him to fill.

When Hogan left the World Wrestling Federation in the summer of 1993, Vince McMahon changed Lex’s gimmick from ‘The Narcissist’ to ‘Made In The USA’, an All-American Hero like The Hulkster was in 1984-1993.

Beating WWF Champion Yokozuna via count-out in the SummerSlam 1993 main event certainly did not help in getting Luger over big time.

Here’s what the Total Package had to say:

“There will never ever be anything but one original Hulk Hogan. I was just trying to be the best Lex Luger I could be with my character. I never thought or would want to try to fill the shoes of Hulk Hogan. He was a phenomenon that was above and beyond almost anything the wrestling industry has ever seen.

Looking back in time now, I really look at the highlights of it. I had the opportunity to slam Yokozuna on the USS Intrepid. That was a phenomenal moment in my career, definitely one of the highlights.

The Lex Express tour was exhilarating and exhausting all at the same time. I was in the main event of SummerSlam, and that was a big deal. I look at that as a big part of my career.

I did the storyline to the best of my ability, and did my very best to fulfill my role in the story. I did the best I was capable of at the time. I can definitely tell you that.”

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• ON THIS DAY IN WWE HISTORY (July 4, 2005) – WWE Monday Night RAW

On this day in 2005, World Wrestling Entertainment aired another LIVE episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWE Monday Night RAW’ LIVE on the USA Network.

This episode was broadcasted from the Arco Arena in Sacramento, California and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWE SummerSlam 2005’ PPV.

Here’s the official match-card from that night:

– Kane & The Big Show vs. Edge & Gene Snitsky

– Handicap Match: Viscera vs. The Heart Throbs

– Rene Dupree vs. Val Venis

– Hulk Hogan & Shawn Michaels vs. Kurt Angle & Carlito Carribean Cool

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