Bam Bam Bigelow

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[Good-bye Bam Bam Bigelow]

Title History

  • AWA Southern Heavyweight title won a Battle Royal (July 28, 1986);
  • WCCW (World Class) Televison title defeating Steve Simpson (October 20, 1986);
  • IWGP Tag Team titles w/Big Van Vader defeating Keiji Mutoh and Hiroshi Hase (March 1, 1992);
  • NWA Northeast Heavyweight title defeating Jim Neidhart in a Tournament Final (March 16, 1996);
  • USA Universal Superstars of America title defeating Typhoon (May 18, 1996);
  • WAR (Japan) World Six Man Tag Team titles w/Youji Anjoh and Hiromichi Fuyuki defeating Yuuhi Sano, Masahito Kakihara and Nobuhiko Takada (October 11, 1996);
  • ECW World Heavyweight title defeating Shane Douglas (October 16, 1997);
  • ECW Televison title defeating Taz (March 1, 1998);
  • WCW World Tag Team titles w/Diamond Dallas Page defeating Perry Saturn and Raven (May 31, 1999);
  • WCW World Hardcore title defeating Brian Knobs (Febuary 7, 2000);
  • USWPW (USA Pro Wrestling) Heavyweight title defeating Balls Mahoney (August 17, 2002);
  • USWPW (USA Pro Wrestling) Heavyweight title defeating Balls Mahoney (October 19, 2002);

Career Highlights

Getting Into The Business

  • July 28, 1986: Scott Bigelow won a battle royal to capture the Southern Heavyweight title in Memphis.
  • Scott Bigelow began wrestling under the name “Crusher Yurkof” managed by “Pretty Boy” Larry Sharpe.
  • October 20, 1986: Crusher Yurkof defeated Steve Simpson for the World Class Television title in Ft. Worth.
  • December 31, 1989: Bam Bam Bigelow pinned Vladimir Berkovich in Moscow.
  • NJPW/WCW Starrcade 1991 – Tokyo Egg Dome: Big Van Vader and Bam Bam Bigelow beat Doom before more than 64,000 fans.
  • UNIVERSAL WRESTLING FEDERATION (Herb Abrams):
  • June 9, 1991 – Beach Brawl: Steve Williams defeated Bam Bam Bigelow to win the 1st UWF Television champion.
  • March 1, 1992: 20th Anniversary NJPW Show: Bigelow and Vaderbeat Hiroshi Hase and Keji Mutoh to capture the IWGP Tag Team title.

World Wrestling Federation I

  • 1987: Bam Bam Bigelow made his debut in the World Wrestling Federation as a “free agent”.
  • ~~~This had all the heel managers trying to obtain Bam Bam as a client, but Sir Oliver Humperdink won out!
  • Survivor Series 1987: Bam Bam Bigelow was on Hulk Hogan’s Team facing off with Andre The Giant’s Team.
  • ~~~Bam Bam Bigelow was the last man eliminated by Andre the Giant, who ended up as the sole survivor.

World Wrestling Federation II

  • January 24, 1993 – Royal Rumble: Bam Bam Bigelow defeated The Big Bossman.
  • February 22, 1993 RAW: Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Scott Taylor (later known as Scotty Too Hotty).
  • April 5, 1993 RAW: Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Virgil.
  • April 19, 1993 RAW: Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Phil Apollo.
  • May 10, 1993 RAW: Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Typhoon.
  • May 31, 1993 – RAW: Marty Jannetty defeated Bam Bam Bigelow by Count Out.
  • June 13, 1993 – King of the Ring: Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Hacksaw Jim Duggan in the 1st Round.
  • ~~~Bam Bam received a bye in the second round | Bret “Hitman” Hart defeated Bam Bam in the Finals.
  • July 5, 1993 RAW: Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Joey Maggs.
  • July 26, 1993 RAW: Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Bret Hart by Countout.
  • August 16, 1993 RAW: Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Rich Myers.
  • August 30, 1993 – SummerSlam: The Smoking Gunns and Tatanka defeated The Headshrinkers and Bam Bam Bigelow.
  • September 20, 1993 RAW: Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Lavern McGill.
  • October 4, 1993 RAW: Bam Bam Bigelow competed in a 20-Man Battle Royal to determine the new Intercontinental Champion.
  • October 18, 1993 RAW: Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Dennis Diamond.
  • November 24, 1993 – Survivor Series: Four different Doinks defeated Bam Bam Bigelow’s team in an Elimination match.
  • ~~~Luke Doink and Butch Doink and Mabel Doink and Mo Doink beat Bam Bam Bigelow and The Headshrinkers and Bastian Booger.
  • November 29, 1993 RAW: Bam Bam Bigelow defeated John Crystal.
  • January 3, 1994 RAW: The Smoking Gunns defeated Bam Bam Bigelow and Bastion Booger by Count out.
  • January 10, 1994 RAW: Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Bastion Booger.
  • January 22, 1994 – Royal Rumble: Tatanka defeated Bam Bam Bigelow.
  • January 31, 1994 RAW: Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Miguel Rosado.
  • February 28, 1994 RAW: Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Mike Khoury.
  • March 20, 1994 – WrestleMania X: Bam Bam Bigelow and Luna Vachon defeated Doink and Dink when Bigelow pinned Doink.
  • April 25, 1994 RAW: Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Tony DeVito.
  • May 16, 1994 RAW: Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Thurman “Sparky” Plugg.
  • June 6, 1994 RAW: Bam Bam Bigelow defeated John Paul.
  • June 16, 1994 – King of the Ring: Razor Ramon defeated Bam Bam Bigelow in the 1st Round.
  • June 27, 1994 RAW: Mabel defeated Bam Bam Bigelow by countout.
  • July 18, 1994 RAW: Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Gary Sabaugh.

World Wrestling Federation II (Million Dollar Corporation)

  • Summer 1994: Bam Bam Bigelow joined the Million Dollar Corporation.
  • August 8, 1994 RAW: Bam Bam Bigelow and Irwin R. Schyster defeated Tatanka and Doink the Clown.
  • August 29, 1994 – SummerSlam: Bam Bam Bigelow and Irwin R. Schyster defeated The Head Shrinkers by DQ.
  • October 10, 1994 RAW: Lex Luger defeated Bam Bam Bigelow.
  • November 7, 1994 – RAW: Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Tyron Knox.
  • November 23, 1994 – Survivor Series: The Million Dollar Corp beat Lex Luger’s team in an Elimination match.
  • ~~~Bam Bam and King Kong Bundy and Tatanka and Heavenly Bodies beat Lex Luger and Mabel and Adam Bomb and Smoking Gunns.
  • ~~~King Kong Bundy and Bam Bam Bigelow were the survivors of the match.

World Wrestling Federation II (Bam Bam Bigelow vs. Lawrence Taylor)

  • January 2, 1995 RAW: Bam Bam Bigelow and Tatanka vs The Allied Powers ended in a Double Countout.
  • ~~~REMATCH: The Allied Powers (Lex Luger and British Bulldog) defeated Bam Bam Bigelow and Tatanka.
  • January 22, 1995 – Royal Rumble: 123 Kid and Bob Holly defeated Bam Bam Bigelow and Tatanka w/Ted DiBiase.
  • ~~~After the match; Bam Bam Bigelow spotted NFL legend Lawrence Taylor laughing at him and shoved him down!
  • February 20, 1995 RAW: Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Gary Sabough.
  • April 2, 1995 – WrestleMania XI: Bam Bam Bigelow lost to football great Lawrence Taylor in the main event.
  • April 24, 1995 – RAW: Diesel defeated Bam Bam Bigelow.

World Wrestling Federation II (Good Guy)

  • May 14, 1995 – In Your House I: Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Tatanka.
  • May 15, 1995 RAW: Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Irwin R. Schyster.
  • June 12, 1995 RAW: Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Duane Gill.
  • June 25, 1995 – King of the Ring: Diesel and Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Tatanka and Sycho Sid.
  • July 3, 1995 RAW: Sycho Sid defeated Bam Bam Bigelow.
  • July 23, 1995 – In Your House II: Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Henry Godwinn.
  • July 31, 1995 RAW: Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Bob Cook.
  • September 24, 1995 – In Your House 3: The British Bulldog defeated Bam Bam Bigelow.
  • October 23, 1995 – RAW: Bam Bam Bigelow participated in the Battle Royal won by Owen Hart.
  • November 19, 1995 – Survivor Series: Goldust (debut) defeated Bam Bam Bigelow .

Extreme Championship Wrestling I

  • Ultimate October 5, 1996 Jeopardy: Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Terry “Bam Bam” Gordy.

Independant Circuit and Japan

  • March 16, 1996: Bam Bam Bigelow defeating Jim Neidhart in a Tournament Final to win the N.E.W. Heavyweight Title.
  • May 18, 1996: Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Typhoon for the vacant USA Universal Superstars of American title.
  • October 11, 1996: Hiromichi Fuyuki, Youji Anjoh, and Bigelow captured the WAR World 6-Man Tag Team titles.

Extreme Championship Wrestling II

  • May 10, 1997 – Chapter 2: Shane Douglas and Bam Bam Bigelow defeated The Pitbulls.
  • June 28, 1997 – Orgy of Violence: Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Pitbull #2.
  • July 19, 1997 Heatwave: Chris Candido and Bam Bam Bigelow beat Chris Chetti and Balls Mahoney.
  • August 9, 1997  Born To Be Wired: Spike Dudley defeated Bam Bam Bigelow.
  • August 17, 1997 Hardcore Heaven : Bam Bam Bigelow pinned “Little” Spike Dudley.
  • September 20, 1997 – As Good as it Gets: Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Spike Dudley.
  • October 16, 1997: Bam Bam Bigelow pinned Shane Douglas for the ECW title in Queens, New York.
  • November 8, 1997 – Ultimate Jeopardy: Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Shane Douglas to retain the ECW Worldheavyweight title.
  • November 30, 1997 – November to Remember: Shane Douglas defeated Bam Bam Bigelow to win the ECW Worldheavyweight title.
  • January 10, 1998 – House Party: Rob Vam Dam defeated Bam Bam Bigelow.
  • January 31, 1998 – Hostile City Showdown: Shane Douglas and Chris Candido and Lance Storm vs. Taz and Bam Bam Bigelow ended in a No Contest.
  • February 21, 1998 Cyberslam: Bam Bam Bigelow and Shane Douglas beat Rob Van Dam and Sabu.
  • March 1, 1998 Living Dangerously: Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Taz for the ECW Television title in Asbury Park.
  • April 30, 1998 – 9th Anniversary FMW Show: Bam Bam Bigelow beat Masato Tanaka in Yokohama, Japan.
  • May 3, 1998 Wrestlepalooza: Bam Bam Bigelow pinned New Jack.
  • May 15, 1998 – A Matter of Respect: Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Al Snow.
  • July 24, 1998 – ECW: Bam Bam Bigelow and Chris Candido defeated Blue Meanie and Super Nova.
  • August 2, 1998 – Heatwave: Taz defeated Bam Bam Bigelow in a Falls Count Anywhere match to retain the FTW title.
  • August 7, 1998 – ECW: Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Blue Meanie.
  • August 8, 1998 – ECW: Taz vs. Sabu vs. Bam Bam Bigelow ended in a 30-minute draw.
  • August 29, 1998 – ECW: Masato Tanaka defeated Bam Bam Bigelow.
  • November 1, 1998 – November to Remember: Rob Van Dam and Taz and Sabu defeated The Triple Threat (Shane Douglas and Bam Bam Bigelow and Chris Candido).

World Championship Wrestling I

  • November 16, 1998 – Nitro: Bam Bam Bigelow arrived in WCW to do an angle with Goldberg.
  • January 4, 1999 – Nitro: Bam Bam Bigelow vs. Wrath ended in a No Contest.
  • January 7, 1999 – Thunder: Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Jerry Flynn.
  • January 11, 1999 – Nitro: Scott Hall defeated Bam Bam Bigelow.
  • January 14, 1999 – Thunder: Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Scott Putski.
  • January 17, 1999 Souled Out: Bam Bam Bigelow pinned Wrath in
  • Charleston, West Virginia.
  • January 18, 1999 – Nitro: Goldberg defeated Scott Hall and Bam Bam Bigelow by DQ in a 3-WAY match.
  • January 25, 1999 – Nitro: Bam Bam Bigelow vs. Scott Hall ended in a No Contest.
  • January 28, 1999 – Thunder: Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Kaz Hayashi.
  • February 2, 1999 – Nitro: Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Hak.
  • February 4, 1999 – Thunder: Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Jerry Flynn.
  • February 22, 1999 – Nitro: Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Van Hammer.
  • March 4, 1999 – Thunder: Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Prince Iaukea.
  • March 7, 1999 – Nitro: Raven vs. Hak vs. Bam Bam Bigelow in a 3-WAY match ended in a No Contest.
  • April 5, 1999 – Nitro: Buff Bagwell defeated Bam Bam Bigelow.
  • April 11, 1999 Spring Stampede: Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Hak in a “hardcore match”.
  • April 12, 1999 – Nitro: Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Hugh Morris in a Kendo Stick match.
  • April 26, 1999 – Nitro: Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Erik Watts.
  • April 28, 1999 – Thunder: World Heavyweight Champion Diamond Dallas Page defeated Bam Bam Bigelow.
  • May 3, 1999 – Nitro: Hak vs. Bam Bam Bigelow ended in a Draw.
  • Bam Bam Bigelow formed a team with Diamond Dallas Page and Chris Kanyon known as The Triad.
  • May 24, 1999 – Nitro: Diamond Dallas Page and Bam Bam Bigelow and Ric Flair vs. Roddy Piper and Chris Benoit and Dean Malenko ended in a No Contest.
  • May 31, 1999: Bam Bam Bigelow and Dallas Page defeated Raven and Perry Saturn for the WCW World Tag Team titles.
  • ~~~The Triad got permission to use any combination of the trio to defend the titles (like the old Freebirds angle).
  • June 3, 1999 – Thunder: Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Scotty Riggs.
  • June 21, 1999 – Nitro: World Tag Team Champions Diamond Dallas Page and Bam Bam Bigelow vs. Rey Mysterio Jr. and Konnan ended in a No Contest.
  • June 28, 1999 – Nitro: Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Hak.
  • July 5, 1999 – Nitro: Perry Saturn and Dean Malenko and Chris Benoit defeated Diamond Dallas Page and Bam Bam Bigelow and Chris Kanyon.
  • July 11, 1999 Bash at the Beach: The Triad (Official Tag Champs) beat Perry Saturn and Chris Benoit.
  • July 14, 1999 – Thunder: World Tag Team Champions Bam Bam Bigelow and Kanyon and Diamond Dallas Page vs. Curt Hennig and Barry Windham ended in a No Contest.
  • July 28, 1999 – Thunder: Booker T defeated Bam Bam Bigelow by DQ.
  • August 2, 1999 – Nitro: Harlem Heat defeated World Tag Team Champions Bam Bam Bigelow and Chris Kanyon in a non-title match.
  • August 30, 1999 – Nitro: Bill Goldberg and World Heavyweight Champion Hulk Hogan defeated The Triad (Diamond Dallas Page, Kanyon and Bam Bam Bigelow) by DQ.
  • October 25, 1999 – Nitro: Norman Smiley defeated Bam Bam Bigelow.
  • September 9, 1999 – Thunder: Bill Goldberg defeated Bam Bam Bigelow.
  • November 8, 1999 – Nitro: Brian Knobbs defeated Bam Bam Bigelow in a hardcore match.
  • November 18, 1999 – Thunder: Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Jerry Flynn.
  • December 13, 1999 – Nitro: Chris Kanyon defeated Bam Bam Bigelow.
  • December 19, 1999 Slamboree: Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Brian Knobbs in a “hardcore” match.
  • December 20, 1999 – Nitro: Chris Kanyon defeated Bam Bam Bigelow and Diamond Dallas Page in a 3-WAY match.
  • December 23, 1999 – Thunder: The Maestro defeated Bam Bam Bigelow.
  • December 27, 1999 – Nitro: Brian Knobbs defeated Bam Bam Bigelow.
  • January 6, 2000 – Thunder: Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Kevin Nash by DQ.
  • January 12, 2000 – Thunder: Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Chris Kanyon in a champagne bottle on a pole match.
  • January 17, 2000 – Nitro: Lex Luger defeated Bam Bam Bigelow.
  • January 24, 2000 – Nitro: Terry Funk defeated Bam Bam Bigelow in a hardcore match.
  • January 26, 2000 – Thunder: Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Fit Finlay in a hardcore match.
  • February 7, 2000 – Nitro: Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Brian Knobbs to win the Hardcore title.
  • February 9, 2000 – Thunder: Bam Bam Bigelow defeated The Demon.
  • February 14, 2000 – Nitro: World Hardcore Champion Bam Bam Bigelow defeated The Wall.
  • February 21, 2000 – Nitro: The Wall defeated Bam Bam Bigelow.
  • March 13, 2000 – Nitro: The Wall vs. Bam Bam Bigelow ended in a No Contest.
  • March 15, 2000 – Thunder: The Wall vs. Bam Bam Bigelow ended in a No Contest.
  • April 10, 2000 – Thunder: Diamond Dallas Page vs. Bam Bam Bigelow ended in a No Contest.
  • April 12, 2000 – Thunder: Bam Bam Bigelow attacked his former partner Diamond Dallas Page.
  • April 24, 2000 – Nitro: Hardcore Champion Terry Funk defeated Bam Bam Bigelow.
  • April 26, 2000 – Thunder: Ernest Miller defeated Bam Bam Bigelow.
  • June 14, 2000 – Thunder: Kronik defeated Chris Candido and Bam Bam Bigelow.
  • June 19, 2000 – Nitro: Kronik and Buff Bagwell defeated Shane Douglas and Chris Candido and Bam Bam Bigelow.
  • June 21, 2000 – Thunder: Bam Bam Bigelow and Chris Candido defeated Buff Bagwell in a handicap match.
  • Summer 2000: Bam Bam Bigelow heroicly rescued 2 children from a burning house sustaining burns over his body.
  • November 1, 2000 – Thunder: Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Crowbar.
  • November 6, 2000 – Nitro: Bill Goldberg defeated Bam Bam Bigelow.
  • November 8, 2000 – Thunder: Bill Goldberg defeated Lex Luger and Bam Bam Bigelow in a 3-WAY match.
  • November 13, 2000 – Nitro: Scott Steiner and Sting defeated Mike Awesome and Bam Bam Bigelow.
  • November 15, 2000 – Thunder: Hardcore Champion Crowbar defeated Bam Bam Bigelow.
  • November 22, 2000 – Thunder: Reno and Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Mike Awesome and Crowbar in a hardcore match.
  • November 26, 2000 Mayhem: Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Sgt. A-Wall.
  • November 27, 2000 – Nitro: WCW U.S. Champion General Rection defeated Bam Bam Bigelow.
  • November 29, 2000 – Thunder: Sgt. AWOL defeated Bam Bam Bigelow in a tables match.
  • December 6, 2000 – Thunder: Sgt. AWOL vs. Bam Bam Bigelow in a hardcore match ended in a No Contest.
  • December 20, 2000 – Thunder: Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Crowbar.
  • January 15, 2001 – Nitro: The Cat defeated Bam Bam Bigelow.
  • January 17, 2001 – Thunder: Hardcore Champion Meng defeated Bam Bam Bigelow.
  • January 24, 2001 – Thunder: Rick Steiner defeated Bam Bam Bigelow.
  • January 31, 2001 – Thunder: Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Norman Smiley.
  • March 19, 2001 – Nitro: Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Shawn Stasiak.
  • March 26, 2001 – Nitro: Shawn Stasiak defeated Bam Bam Bigelow in the Last NITRO shown on TNT.

Retirement and Independant Circuit

  • November 2002: Bam Bam may be retiring soon because of required back surgery.
  • November 22, 2002: Bam Bam Bigelow announces his retirement from pro wrestling at a USA Pro Wrestling show.
  • ~~~Bam Bam Bigelow later retracts his retirement postponing it for another year.
  • BAM BAM BIGELOW IN USA PRO WRESTLING:
  • August 17, 2002 – USA Pro Wrestling – Deer Park Destruction IV: Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Balls Mahoney to win the USA Pro Heavyweight title.
  • August 19, 2002 – USA Pro Wrestling – Invasion of North Shore Day Camp: Heavyweight Champion Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Norman Smiley and The Wall in a 3-WAY match to retain the title.
  • August 30, 2002 – USA Pro Wrestling _ Guilty Until Proven Innocent: Balls Mahoney defeated Bam Bam Bigelow to win the Heavyweight title.
  • October 19, 2002 – USA Pro Wrestling – Halloween Heat 2: Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Balls Mahoney in a 2/3 falls match.
  • December 28, 2002 – 3PW: Abdullah the Butcher defeated Bam Bam Bigelow.
  • June 27, 2003 – USA Pro Wrestling – Now or Never: Masked Maniac and Bam Bam Bigelow and Crowbar defeated Psycho and Rayze and Danny Yams.
  • July 20, 2003 – USA Pro Wrestling – Fan Fest: Masked Maniac and Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Wang and Lizard Slong.
  • November 29, 2003 – USA Pro Wrestling – End of an Era: Bam Bam Bigelow and Chris Candido (as the Triple Threat from ECW days) defeated Simon Diamond and Matt Striker.
  • February 22, 2004 – Jersey Championship Wrestling: Bam Bam Bigelow and Chris Candido defeated Kamala and Prince Nana.
  • May 14, 2004 – USA Pro Wrestling – Deadly Sins: Bam Bam Bigelow participated in the Big Dick Dudley Memorial Gauntle match won by E.C. Negro and K.C. Blade.
  • May 15, 2004 – WWSA in Mt. Holly, NJ: Bam Bam Bigelow defeated The Sheik from Iraq.
  • July 2004: Bam Bam Bigelow announces his immediate retirement from the world of professional wrestling.
  • November 19, 2004 – USA Pro Wrestling: Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Johnny Candido.
  • Scott Bigelow moves to Lake Ariel, PA and opens up BAM BAM BIGELOW’S Hamburger Joint on route 590.
  • ~~~Their specialty is “the beast burger” which is about one or two pound hamburger on a huge bun.
  • October 2, 2005: Bam Bam Bigelow was in a motorcycle accident and was in the critical care unit at a hospital in Brooksville, Florida.
  • February 2006: Bam Bam Bigelow was seen on a Travel Channel TV commercial for Universal Studios in Orlando.
  • January 19, 2007: Scott “Bam Bam” Bigelow was found dead at his home in Hudson, Florida at the age of 45..
  • ~~~A autopsy showed that his death was caused by toxic levels of cocaine and benzodiazepine (anti-anxiety drug).
  • Scott Bigelow was also suffering from arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease, which has affects on the heart.
  • January 19, 2007 – International Wrestling Cartel: There was a 10-bell salut to honor the memory of Bam Bam Bigelow.
  • January 19, 2007 – National Wrestling Superstars: There was a 10-Bell salute to honor the memory of Bam Bam Bigelow.

    Dave Meltzer wrote (on WrestlingObserver.com): I just wanted to mention a few words about Bam Bam Bigelow. Scott Bigelow was something of a phenomenon when he came into pro wrestling in 1986. He beat out Owen Hart for Rookie of the Year and from his first major program, in Memphis with Jerry Lawler, was a superstar. He had many ups and downs over the past 20 years. He did well in some places, and not so well in others. Some saw how he looked as a positive, and others didn’t. He was one of those guys who fell out of organized sports young, because with his size and agility, he probably should have been a football star. One NFL coach who was a friend of mine was blown away seeing a guy of that size with that kind of lightness on his feet and couldn’t understand how he didn’t play college and pro ball. He was a very good high school wrestler, but never went any farther with it. He also had the drawbacks mentally that come with being a star from day one, and then going to WWF where some didn’t respect that he hadn’t proven anything, but started out at the top there, often teaming with Hulk Hogan. Some tough veterans like Andre and Sika roughed him up on that first run. He became a bigger star in Japan, where he became the foreign monster with credibility, who could carry newcomers and get them over. It was a role he later played with Lawrence Taylor at Wrestlemania 11.