Promoting his recently released autobiography Wrestling with the Devil: The True Story of a World Champion Professional Wrestler – His Reign, Ruin, and Redemption, Lex Luger appeared on Pro Wrestling Powerhouse Radio Tuesday night to discuss his career in the professional wrestling industry. Highlights from the interview are as follows:
On the Lex Express & Vince McMahon: “I thought they were out of their minds! I was having fun being The Narcissist with the mirrors and the pyro and the girls. And I got called into Vince McMahon’s office off the road. We were traveling 300 days a year then, in Stamford, Connecticut. And, I thought, ‘What did I do wrong?’ I thought I was getting called into the principal’s office. He sat down with me and laid the whole thing out. The slam on the USS Intrepid on July 4th and then he talked about the bus too. He laid it all out for SummerSlam. I thought he was out of his mind, but he was absolutely spot on. He truly is a marketing genius…”
Relationship with Randy Savage: “Contrary to what a lot of people probably think or might assume, behind the scenes we were always very good friends. Traveled together for long periods of time, went to the gym together, traveled to Europe together, we played cards together. Even later on, when I had a relationship with Elizabeth, he’d already been divorced for so many years. He brought other women and valets to television…I think he’s one of the best performers ever, and I’d love to see him in the Hall of Fame.”
Other topics discussed include his introduction to the professional wrestling industy, weight lifting advice and possibly winning the WWF Championship. The audio interview is available here and can be accessed on iTunes and Stitcher Radio.