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Bam Bam Bigelow (1961-2007)

      

Real Name - Scott Charles Bigelow
Lifespan - 9/1/1961 - 1/19/2007
6'4" 400 lbs. - Mt. Laurel, NJ

Athletic Background - n/a

Teacher(s) - Larry Sharpe (Monster Factory), Afa (Wild Samoan Pro Wrestling Training Center)

Professional Background - Memphis(`86), Texas All-Star(`86), WCCW(`86), New Japan(`86), WWF(`87-`88), New Japan(`89-`90), NWA/WCW, PWF, WWF(`93-`95), ECW(`96-`9?), WCW(`99-`01), Indies(`01-`06)

AliasesCrusher Yurkhov, Crusher Bigelow

Groups - Million Dollar Corporation, Triple Threat, New Jersey Triad, Misfits


Peak Years - `88-`97


Finisher(s) - 
- Greetings from Asbury Park (Thunder Fire Driver)
- Moonsault
- Flying Splash
- Flying Headbutt

Favorites -
- Powerbomb
- Press Slam
- Dropkick
- Headbutt
- Forearm


Ringwork Rating - 

 Move Set
 Science
 Aerial
 Power10 
 Strikes


Intangibles Rating - 

 Entertainment
 Selling
 Bumping
 Carrying
 Heat
 Legacy


Place in History - Bam Bam Bigelow was a unique athletic big man when he broke in years ago. He struggled in his rookie year, however when he hooked up with New Japan things changed. Bigelow was the top gaijin and could have become another Brody or Hansen, but left too soon. While a lot of the "wrestling outlaws" struck it big in many places, Bammer seemed to either not stay long enough or go to the wrong places. He was a hot commodity returning to the US and going to the WWF seemed interesting. He undoubtedly went for money over glory, but eventually recanted and returned to New Japan. This time around he got more done and was able to compete in WCW as well. After another slightly more successful tenure in the WWE, Bigelow found a place in ECW. The company used him as their premier monster heel for some time before he left to WCW and mailed in his matches and career. Many could argue he never saw the chances he deserved, though he has done pretty well for himself. Bigelow is a dedicated family man and worried about supporting his family over glory more often than not. He sometimes seems bitter toward the business because things never panned out like they maybe should have. He's done a little bit of everything and a lot of people remember him, but not necessarily for what is best. His WWF and WCW was more miss than hit, but his New Japan and ECW was largely quite good. One of the best big men of all-time, Bam Bam Bigelow should be remembered as such no more, no less.
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