It was 20 years ago today when WWE
held the "Yokozuna Bodyslam Challenge," which was designed to make Lex Luger the company's next mega star. After several athletes failed to slam the near-600 pound WWF Champion, Lex Luger arrived in a red helicopter and slammed Yokozuna on the deck of the USS Intrepid.
Luger would go on the "Lex Express" tour, where he traveled the country in a red, white and blue bus to campaign for a title shot and meet fans. Luger got the opportunity to face Yokozuna at SummerSlam, and defeated him via count-out, which allowed Yokozuna to retain the title. Luger would never end up winning the WWF Championship.
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