Lex Luger Says Drugs and Steroids Ruined His Life
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 10.23.2013
He didn't think he had a problem...
- Lex Luger recently spoke with Forbes.com about his new book Wrestling with the Devil: The True Story of a World Champion Professional Wrestler—His Reign, Ruin, and Redemption and more. Check out a couple highlights:
On steroids in pro wrestling: "As far as the PED's, as they're referred to now, they were very prevalent at the time, as they are so today. I thought I had a hold on that. Proper cycling and medical blood tests and things like that. There's ways around the testing at the time. Obviously, there still is. So, I thought, at the time, I had a good grip on that. As far as the alcohol and the prescription drugs, they made a real mess in my life. Outside of wrestling, most of my career, I never really felt I had a problem with it."
On issues he has dealt with personally: "I thought the drinking and the pills were more of a social thing that I did with the rest of the guys. Back then, it was a work hard, play hard mentality, Dan. So none of us felt we really had a problem. But guys were dropping like flies and dying. I was towards the end of my career and it was my real worst times because the alcohol was right after my retirement. I had too much free time on my hands."