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WWE/TNA News: Lex Luger working behind-the-scenes in WWE, Luger comments on Sting's longevity & "questionable" TNA product

May 5, 2011 - 2:02:45 PM
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By James Caldwell, Torch assistant editor

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Former WWE and WCW wrestler Lex Luger says he's working with WWE talent on training and health programs as part of WWE's Wellness Policy.

"I actually work behind the scenes with them now again and with their wellness club, I council a lot of their athletes on nutrition, wellness, exercise, and taking care of their bodies," Luger said in an interview on the Busted Open satellite radio show. (BustedOpen.net)

Luger said he's able to use his personal experiences having been down a dark path culminating with the death of Miss Elizabeth to instruct the current generation of wrestlers on a better lifestyle.

"That’s another thing that WWE is being very proactive now with the Wellness Department and really train these guys with health and nutrition and drug prevention. We’re trying to prevent the young guys, this young generation of guys from going down the same path as we did back in the '80s and '90s," Luger said.

-- Luger also discussed what he thinks the key is to his close friend, Sting's, longevity in wrestling. Also, what Sting, as a Christian, thinks about the TNA product, which Luger called questionable.

On Sting's longevity, Luger said, "I think him and Undertaker...their particular personas in wrestling are timeless. The fans continue to love their characters. I joke with Sting, he’s able to cover up with the jackets and paraphernalia like Undertaker. Their characters make them incredibly timeless."

On the TNA product, Luger said, "I’ve heard people tell me that, and I tuned in to a couple of their shows recently and there is definitely some questionable content...I’m gonna have to bring that up to him. I’m gonna have to ask him about it."

FYI: Busted Open with hosts Doug Mortman and Dave LaGreca airs Mondays and Wednesdays from 2-4:00 p.m. EST on Sirius 92, XM 207.

[Torch photo credit Wade Keller (c) PWTorch.com]


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