Superboy Fights Mulleted Lex Luger (And No, That’s Not a Typo) [Video]
Despite the fact that it ran for four seasons during my childhood, I don’t have a lot of memories of the 1988 “Superboy” TV show, which featured an awful lot of writing from ComicsAlliance favorite Cary Bates. I’m pretty sure the fact is that I never watched it, because if I had…
… I’m pretty sure I would’ve remembered the time that professional wrestler Lex Luger and his United States Championship-winning power mullet showed up in a Superboy costume as “the new Superboy” without Let’s Be Friends Again artist Chris Haley reminding me of it. Legal troubles have kept most of the series off of a DVD release, but fortunately, we live in the age of the Internet, which means we can all enjoy seeing it after the jump!
Once you get past the initial shock of seeing the Boy of Steel duking it out with the Total Package (not to mention that it’s all a bizarre hallucination), I’ve got to say that this is actually a wasted opportunity. You’d think Luger — whose ring name is based on an affinity for Superman’s arch-nemesis — would’ve gone for his signature Torture Rack finishing hold, or at least used the “metal plate” in his arm to deal the knockout blow.
Also, it’s worth noting that despite being listed as “the new Superboy,” Lex was 31 years old when this episode was filmed. But considering that Superboy himself, Gerard Christopher, was 30, that’s probably to be expected.