If It Hadn’t Been Lex Luger


Was Luger always the first choice to slam and challenge Yokozuna in 1993? Meltzer at the time seemed to know it would be a top heel turning to the USA so who else could it possibly have been? Bam Bam in red,white and blue flames? Shawn?

The heel turning thing was late in the game, and the original plan was Crush. He had been the go-to guy as main eventer for the early part of 1993 when people were injured or no-showed or whatever, and Vince had him programmed with his big project, Doink the Clown. And then Hogan came back and that spot was gone, and that train was departed for good.