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Dolphins72 January 25th, 2009 00:31 GMT Print this post
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I remember hearing a story awhile back.When Lex Luger was WCW champ after Flair left for thr WWF,there were plans for Jerry Lawler to win the NWA belt in a tournament and then have a belt vs belt fued ala Lawler-Von Erich.  Was this story true?
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cheapseats January 25th, 2009 07:02 GMT Print this post
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My understanding was for Luger to drop the WCW title to Lawler (no doubt in memphis). Lawler would drop it back in a big rematch , most likely at a PPV. WCW and USWA were to trade talent in a set up that was similar to the arrangement with the WWF.

Once Eddie Gilbert started talking about these plans to the dirt sheets after leaving WCW, they were dropped.


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Starrcadefan January 26th, 2009 03:24 GMT Print this post
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I also remember that Paul Heyman took the fall for all of this and he was actully suspended from WCW over the incident. However, they realized he was one of the hottest things they had going in the company and he was brought back and the Dangerous Alliance was formed with Rude, Austin, Zbyszko, Anderson, Eaton, and Madusa.
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drkimura January 26th, 2009 05:32 GMT Print this post
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sounds like this would have been a great angle.  too bad this didn't happen.  
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Quoted from: drkimura, January 26th, 2009 05:32  GMT
sounds like this would have been a great angle.  too bad this didn't happen.  


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old school dude February 02nd, 2009 18:41 GMT Print this post
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sounds like this would have been a great angle.  too bad this didn't happen.  


   I agree it would have been a great angle but I don't think the matches would have been that good. Lawler was a good worker but only certain people could get a good match out of Luger. Lawler has always been somewhat of a slow starter in his matches and Luger was sometimes a no starter in his, so I think the pacing at the start of the match would ruined the rest of the match. Also, you wouldn't want to buy a ticket for this expecting a scientific mat wrestling encounter, you would be very disapointed.
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MulkeyManiaForever February 13th, 2009 03:05 GMT Print this post
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Lawler/Luger? Derrrr,do I never not like the sound of that one. Once Luger won the WCW title he seemed to go into a prolonged stretch where he was unmotivated to work hard out there that,IMO,didn't end until he returned to WCW in 1995.

I do agree that the angle could have been pretty solid. But with Luger being involved? No.

Now Lawler/Sting could have been something that might have worked extremely well in the same scenario. The fire under Sting's ass was still lit in terms of his ring work at that point which might have lead to some very good matches with Lawler.


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rbtharpe February 14th, 2009 13:31 GMT Print this post
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Lawler could probably have gotten a good match out of broom stick!  That's the mark of a great WORKER as opposed to a great wrestler - Lawler was smart enough to figure out a way to get the match over even with Luger's limitations -
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cheapseats February 14th, 2009 21:17 GMT Print this post
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I've seen Lawler get great matches out of guys with less talent than Luger, so the nottion of the two of them working well together is not very far fetched.


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CampCornetteNWA February 16th, 2009 14:51 GMT Print this post
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I think psychology-wise, Lawler could have made the match work. As far as being a believable athletic affair? I'm not so sure about that because Luger was lackadasical at best when he was the WCW World Champion, the first time around.
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old school dude February 16th, 2009 16:51 GMT Print this post
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 Psycology-wise Lawler could have made the fued work. As for the match Lawler worked best when the other guy got in a lot of offense. Hence the reason Lawler was a slow starter in his matches. Luger had to work fast or wrap-up a match quickly for 2 reasons, 1. his move set was limited 2. he had a great body but not a lot of stamina. This was especialy true when he won the WCW title. So in a match with Lawler he would have ran through all of his moves in the first 5-10 minutes. Once he reused his moves and they still wern't working to put Lawler away then his heat would have slipped away. Lawler could get good matches out of less talented guys but I have to agree with the above post that Luger was lackadasical once he got the title. Over-all I think their styles would have clashed quite a bit.
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Mustarunallday February 16th, 2009 17:06 GMT Print this post
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Wasn't Lex pretty much on his way out the moment he won the WCW title? Always seemed that way to me..
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old school dude February 16th, 2009 17:59 GMT Print this post
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 I don't think he was on his way out until later that year. Whenever he stopped appering on tv, I think it was about that time. I'm not really sure as I was never impressed with Luger.
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chrisstlouis February 17th, 2009 00:20 GMT Print this post
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He got the belt in July of 91. He dropped it to Sting Feb of 1992. It doesn't appear like he was planning on staying long. Maybe Vince rolled in with the offer he couldn't refuse.
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PACKER KILLER 187 March 04th, 2009 17:42 GMT Print this post
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Why would WCW make decisions to scrap their plans based on the word getting leaked to the dirt sheets which only catered to the hardcore fans.  Just shows how mismanaged they were.


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