By George Overhill

22nd Jan, 2023 | 8:10pm

WWE legend Lex Luger reveals he is a big Rangers fan

WWE legend Lex Luger has revealed that he is a “big Rangers fan” due to a pair of his grandparents growing up on the outskirts of Glasgow.

The 64-year-old former pro wrestler, who was also former champion in rival promotion WCW, has ties to Coatbridge to the east of the city on his mother’s side of the family.

The American also appears to be a supporter of Premier League giants Manchester United, but confirmed that he is a fan of the Ibrox side thanks to the family ties.

After posting about the Premier League clash between Arsenal and Erik ten Hag’s side on Sunday (22 January) he responded to a fan’s comment about Scottish football to say: “I do. Big RangersFC fan. Both of my mom’s parents were born and raised in Coatbridge”.

International fanbase

It is no surprise for such a well-known and historic club to have fans far and wide across the globe, but the wrestling star is a new name.

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The industry is no stranger to Light Blues representation with current star and the first British WWE world champion Drew McIntyre also a famous supporter of the club.

Both are no doubt as impressed currently as the rest of the fanbase, with Michael Beale’s arrival seeing a major turnaround in results.

Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s reign ended with a nervous side looking likely to drop points every time they went out, but only a late equaliser from Celtic in the Old Firm derby on 2 January has prevented the new boss from winning every game he is taken charge of.

A tight 1-0 win over St Johnstone on Saturday night (21 January) saw the Gers into the last-16 of the Scottish Cup and keeps alive the chances of defending the trophy.

And if Beale can succeed in reeling in the Hoops at the top of the table, or at least overturning them next season, then the club are likely to pick up a new celebrity fans along the way.

In other Rangers news, Michael Stewart believes St Johnstone would have had a penalty in the cup game.