Lex Luger, wrestling megasensation and three-time world heavyweight champion, ruled the ring for years as “The Total Package.” Whether he was making a dramatic entrance from a helicopter, defeating champ Hulk Hogan, or sculpting a near-perfect physique, Lex was on top of his game. Yet backstage, he was wrestling with addictions to sex, drugs, and alcohol—things he clung to even when his mistress died suddenly of a drug overdose and Lex went to jail. There, Lex faced the truth: he was losing the fight for his life. And still awaiting him was his most brutal opponent yet, when the wrestling champ found himself helplessly paralyzed from the neck down. In Wrestling with the Devil, Lex Luger reveals never-before-told stories from his career, his struggle with personal demons, and how, through unexpected faith, grace, and redemption, he overcame all odds to fight the only battle that really matters.This is a sad and moving account by Lex Luger himself. His ability to turn his life around was remarkable and I was moved by how brutally honest he was with his addictions and indiscretions. And how he convinced himself of all the things that were so wrong for him were right.
In Luther's book, he describes how easy it is in the beginning to lie to yourself about what you really want out of life, and telling yourself you're the greatest thing in the world. He removed himself from those most important, his wife and children. Only when he lost everything, literally, did he find the strength to trust and love himself.
Great read for anyone looking for a good redemption story. Although he lost a lot along the way to find his fulfillment.
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- Wrestling with the Devil: The True Story of a World Champion Professional Wrestler - His Reign, Ruin, and Redemption
- Tyndale Momentum; 2013
- ISBN13: 9781414378725
- Hardcover, 227 pages
Lex Luger is a former pro football player and world champion wrestler. His meteoric rise in the ring masked a self-destructive and relentless drive for fame and fortune fueled by money, possessions, and addiction. Only divine intervention saved him from himself. Since his spiritual awakening in 2006, Lex now cautions others on the dangers of wrong decisions and encourages people to make positive life choices.
Disclosure: This book was provided by the publisher and any opinions are my own.