Wrestling legend Lex Luger recently interviewed with Hannibal TV where the former WCW champion discussed working with the now deceased Bruiser Brody, and their infamous cage match where Brody stopped selling for Luger mid-match. Luger recalls that he had worked with Brody before, but isn’t sure what went wrong this time around.
It was a long day, and they had me in my first cage I think, ever. Here I am with Bruiser Brody in a cage match, and I was young. He was a big, I mean, intimidating looking guy, scary looking guy. And, everyone told me about his reputation, but we worked fine together for the couple of nights just prior to that, which is such a mystery, we got in the cage match and I didn’t know what I was doing, and he just stopped working.
Luger continued, explaining that he had a very experienced referee that was able to help them get to a finishing point.
Fortunately, I had a very experienced referee – we called him Fonzie – in the ring. And Fonzie looked at me, and I looked at him, and I didn’t know what was going on with him. I got scared, cause I’m thinking this guy’s not selling, and I heard all these stories about him, and he’s got tape on his fingers, and I think maybe those are razor blades they put under those things, and we’re in a cage match and I don’t know what I’m doing, and he’s not working.” Eventually, Luger said that the referee came up with a solid idea to end the match, involving Luger throwing him and getting disqualified.
Luger would then recall apologizing to Brody backstage.
I just said ‘Excuse me sir, I don’t know what I did wrong in there, and I’m sorry,’ and [Brody] was taking his stuff off, and he just said ‘Man, don’t worry about, it’s been a long day,’ he goes ‘I’m a babyface on TV right now down with the Von Erichs, you’re on TV already as a heel, to go down in NWA,’ cause I had done some TV already and was already getting ready to leave Florida. He goes ‘It just wasn’t working in there, don’t worry about it.’ So you could say I was greatly relieved about it.
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(H/T and transcribed by WrestleZone)