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Wrestling with the Devil

The True Story of a World Champion Professional Wrestler - His Reign, Ruin, and Redemption
Narrated by: Johnny Heller
Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
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Summary

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.

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Good book

Was great to hear behind his wrestling carear as one of my all time favourites just a shame it wasn't more in detail on the wrestling side but still a great Audible

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  • 16-03-20

Good story well worth a listen however the narration felt rushed at times but still good

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Brutally honest, and surprisingly moving

While I would have like the book to have been a bit long and to have concentrated on his career, this is a surprisingly brutal honest tale of a flawed man.

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redemption

from a man who only loved himself to a man who found and loved god.

Lex would not be here right now if not for finding his faith and turning his life around.

great story from a wrestling legend.

god bless you Lex

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  • Todd Lively
  • 11-08-15

Easy read could have been more in depth regarding wrestling business

Well written read with many great facts about Luger's life great for children it is obvious this book was written with a gospel agenda book could have gone much more in-depth regarding wrestling in the wrestling business but this is not what the book was meant to do

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  • Tara
  • 05-12-16

good book

I really enjoyed this book. the story is good and inspiring. the narrator may or may not have alot of knowledge about wrestling. but he did a good job. there were no mispronounced names of wrestlers. he clearly did his homework before performing this reading.

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  • King Hap
  • 08-07-15

Was 100% not a fan!!!

Was 100% not a fan until this book. I'm not even sure why I got it. But I'm glad I did. If your considering getting it, I'd say GIVE IT A TRY.... You will not be disappointed.

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  • Karen
  • 24-02-15

Awesome and inspiring

loved it. Could not stop listening. Very motivating, inspiring,interesting and keeping hope. Never giving up. staying positive through god. making you realize things can always change with God's help.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-01-20

Redemption

This book is one of the most dynamic examples of redemption I have ever read. Pure honesty openness and raw examination of oneself cannot be denied. This is a book that could possibly change your life!

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  • Tony Molano
  • 17-12-19

Luger plays Victim too much

The book seemed rush. Certain time frames especially his WWF run is too basic. Its obvious that Luger wasn't over with the fans so he didn't germt a run with the WWF title. Also you can tell he was a duece bag. He lacks accountability especially all the times hrle violated his probation. He acts like it wasn't his fault.

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  • William Hemsworth
  • 05-02-19

Great inspiration

Lex's story is one of redemption and faith. All of us can have a second chance with Jesus. His story is motivational and uplifting.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 19-10-17

magnificent read

best book to date from a retired wrestler captivating from beginning to end well worth the money and time

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  • Rick
  • 29-09-17

Amazing Book!!

Wasn't sure what to expect when I started it - but it was so interesting. I found myself relistening to some chapters several times before continuing to make sure I didn't miss anything. it's like running into him when you are stopping for coffee somewhere and him pulling up a chair for both of you - and then for the next few hours answering every question you can think to ask. Great experience!!

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  • Steve G.
  • 26-08-17

Great stuff

As a huge wrestling fan I already knew most of the wrestling side of this book, but that's not why I listened. I recently renewed my faith and wanted to hear the A to Z on Lex's journey in that area of life. And for that reason, I loved this book and if that is also of interest to you, make a point to listen. Wasn't much of a fan before, hearing his testimony changed that. Thanks Lex.