Wrestling with the Devil: The True Story of a World Champion Professional Wrestler--His Reign, Ruin, and Redemption

Wrestling with the Devil: The True Story of a World Champion Professional Wrestler--His Reign, Ruin, and Redemption

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Overview

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. 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781610457217
Publisher: christianaudio.com
Publication date: 08/13/2013
Edition description: Unabridged
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 6.50(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Foreword by Steve Borden, aka Sting....................     ix     

Prologue....................     xi     

1. Buffalo Boy....................     1     

2. An Attitude in the Making....................     11     

3. The Old College Try....................     21     

4. A Colorful Group of Friends....................     35     

5. Ready for Some Football....................     43     

6. Lex Luger Is Born....................     55     

7. Riding with the Four Horsemen....................     73     

8. Things Are A-Changin'....................     83     

9. Jumping to the WWF....................     97     

10. Surprise, Surprise, Surprise....................     109     

11. Monday Night Warfare....................     115     

12. Transformations....................     121     

13. Injury and Intrigue....................     125     

14. "Celebrating" My Success....................     131     

15. "I Can't Believe This Is Happening!"....................     141     

16. An Unexpected Twist and Turn....................     149     

17. Going Down Fast....................     155     

18. The Wake-Up Dream....................     163     

19. My Luck Runs Out....................     169     

20. A True Friend in the Cobb County Jail....................     175     

21. Reconstruction on the Rock....................     183     

22. A Whole New Life....................     189     

23. Becoming a New Creation....................     197     

24. The Challenge....................     203     

25. The Shepherd Center....................     209     

Epilogue: The Good News....................     219     

An Invitation to the Journey....................     221     

Acknowledgments....................     225     

About the Authors....................     227     

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Wrestling With the Devil: The True Story of a World Champion Professional Wrestler - His Reign, Ruin, and Redemption 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Maciemollysdad More than 1 year ago
I have read a bunch of different wrestler autobiographies over the years & I have to say that Lex's book is one of the best ones I have ever read. Some of the books I have read over time waste a lot of time going in to tons of details about different matches but Lex focuses on the basics of his life & career that give you what you need to know. I really love how he rounds the story out by showing how his life was at its darkest & how his discovery of God & salvation turned his life around. It's great to see how God has used Lex's gifts to reach out to others.
Tbrewer1982 More than 1 year ago
Fantastic book. In full disclosure I am a wrestling fan and Lex Luger was one of my favorites growing up. I love learning about some of the inner workings of the business, but even more so enjoyed the redemption of a troubled man and seeing him redeemed through Christ. I can honestly say I am a bigger fan of post-wrestling Lex Luger than I even was of him in his prime.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've read many sports biographries and this not worth the read. Heavy on Jesus, light on details...hoped for more.
AuntMay More than 1 year ago
Lex Luger definitely thinks a lot of himself. His story is very interesting, but also fairly egotistical. Overall I enjoyed the book.