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Subject: Lex Luger was in town today

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Date Posted: 21:34:25 03/22/11 Tue
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If this is too off-topic, it won't hurt my feelings if it disappears lol

There's a video clip and slideshow on the original article page here.

Former pro wrestler shares message of hope and redemption with Shorter students

Lex Luger had it all — fame, fortune and loads of money — but, he said, he built his wealth on the wrong foundation, and it quickly came tumbling down.

The former professional wrestler, born Lawrence Wendell Pfohl, spoke to students at Shorter University on Tuesday during their weekly chapel service.

“Seated here before you, I am a living, breathing miracle of the mercy of our father God,” Luger said.

He said that before becoming a Christian in 2006, his life was out of control, and he hurt his family and friends through the many destructive decisions he made.

“My whole life became a compromise,” he said. “I was completely broken.”

Years of traveling on wrestling tours had taken a toll on his family and he was living a double life.

“I was two different people. One man on the road and another at home with my family,” he said.

Then, Luger hit rock bottom when he was arrested on 13 felony counts of drug possession.

“This whole pathetic life I had built up upon the sand came down,” he said.

Five years ago, after years of legal trouble, Luger ended up at a Cobb County jail.

“I don’t know how many times I deserved to be, or should have been, another dead wrestler,” Luger said.

That was before he met Steve Baskin, a jail chaplain who gave Luger a Bible and shared with him a life-saving message of hope.

“I had made so many bad decisions and hurt so many people that I thought if there was a God he wouldn’t let me in heaven,” he said.

Luger, who lives in Atlanta, now tours the country speaking to people about his life.

He credits his faith with getting him through some tough spots, like a spinal injury in 2007 that left him paralyzed from the neck down.

“They told me I had a zero to 5-percent chance of walking,” he said after he strode on stage Tuesday without assistance. “They didn’t consult the master physician.”

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No It's perfect. (NT)Charlie Harvell18:07:39 03/23/11 Wed

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