Former professional wrestler Lex Luger who lives in the Metro Atlanta area told 11Alive News Wednesday that he is shocked and saddened by the death of Chris Benoit. Benoit and Luger were aquainted through wrestling but Luger told 11Alive’s Valerie Hoff that the two had not seen each other in some time.
Luger said alcohol and drugs, including steroids, wreaked havoc on his own life for years before a jail chaplain converted him to Christianity. He said he believes it is possible steroid use played a part in the Benoit family tragedy. “Obviously, they were in his home. Let’s face it. There’s a pretty good chance he was on them and to discount that they didn’t play a role, as far as with his temperament, I’d be lying if I said there wasn’t that possibility,” Luger told 11Alive’s Valerie Hoff.
Luger is now a fitness and nutrition coach in Cobb County.
NWA Legend Dick Slater Passes Away
National Wrestling Alliance legend, and decorated champion, Dick Slater has passed away at the age of 67, according to post that paid tribute to Slater made my NWA.
The National Wrestling Alliance sends its deepest sympathies and condolences to the family, friends and fans of Dick Slater.
— NWA (@nwa) October 18, 2018
Slater wrestled professionally from 1972 to 1996 for promotions including NWA and WCW, where he finished his career. Slater was a 4 time Georgia Heavyweight Champion, 2-time NWA Macon Heavyweight Champion, NWA United States Champion, NWA Mid-Atlantic Champion, 2-time NWA TV Champion, 2-time NWA Florida Heavyweight Champion, and NWA Brass Knuckles Champion.
Cody Rhodes Said Bullet Club to WWE in January “Pretty Possible”
IWGP United States Champion and NWA World Heavyweight Champion Cody Rhodes may be on his way back to the WWE, with some of his friends, when he officially hits free agency at the start of the 2019 year.
Shortly after appearing at New Japan’s Fighting Spirit Unleashed event this past Sunday, Rhodes spoke to WrestlingInc and discussed a potential return to WWE in January, along with the possibility of the Bullet Club joining him.
“Everyone has different opinions and it’s hard to get the opinion of someone when it’s, ‘Hey what do you wanna do? What is the next thing you wanna do?’” Rhodes said, adding that; “There’s five of us [Bullet Club] that’s a core unit that plan to stick together, and hopefully we can really do that.
I don’t want to make any judgments as I’ve had a great time with these guys. I’d like The Elite to continue and I’d like to bring you guys something like an All In sequel.”
Cody and the Bullet Club to WWE is a hot rumor, and one that will be constantly discussed leading up to the moment he officially becomes a free agent on January 1st, 2019.
Doug Williams Announces Retirement
Doug Williams, the legendary British wrestler who has had a brilliant 25-year career, lost a career ending match to Trent Seven for the Atlas Championship at Progress’ Hello Wembley show on Sunday.
“It was more their decision than mine,” Williams said, during an interview with SportBible last week.
“They approached me with doing a different kind of storyline, which was a disgruntled veteran that was bitter about the new guys taking over. But I switched it on them and said I’m thinking about retiring next year anyway, why don’t we do a storyline that could culminate in that possibly happening?”
It’s late, I’m tired, I’m sore. It’s been a hell of a night. Tomorrow I will post my feelings and thoughts on what might happen now. But for tonight THANK YOU EVERYBODY!!
— Doug Williams (@DougWilliamsUK) September 30, 2018
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