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Bam Bam Bigelow: Yay or Nay For The WWE Hall Of Fame
Hello Dwellers and Welcome to the Basement... It's Yay Or Nay for the Hall of Fame, and to tie it in with the upcoming Survivor Series pay-per-view, I'm going over the career of Bam Bam Bigelow to see if he should be in the WWE Hall of Fame.
To try and keep the video around 10 minutes, I did indeed script myself for the majority of what I discussed with some deviations here and there. I kind of kept it basic wanting to touch on where Bigelow worked and anything major of note.
Dwellers and Welcome to the Basement and 'Yay or Nay for the WWE Hall
November 20th, the WWE will hold its 30th Survivor Series event. The
first Survivor Series event was held in November 26, 1987 and
featured four matches, a 5 on 5 Women's Elimination Match, a 10 on 10
Tag Team Elimination match and two 5 on 5 Men's Elimination
Matches... and looking at those who've participated in the initial
event, there are a lot of Hall of Famers
Savage, Jake Roberts, Ricky Steamboat, Harley Race, Bobby Heenan,
Jimmy Hart, The Not So Fabulous Moolah, Sensational Sherri, Tito
Santana, Bret Hart, Nikolai
Volkoff, Greg Valentine, Johnny Valiant, Mr. Fuji, Andre The Giant,
Hulk Hogan, Paul Orndorff, and Don Muraco...
because of magnitude of the number of stars features on the show, I
elected to pick one to focus on, and that one is the Beast from the
East Bam Bam Bigelow
by Larry Sharpe at the Monster Factory here in New Jersey, Bigelow
had a reputation of being one of the most athletic big men in the
world of professional wrestling, establishing himself as a heel in
Memphia where he developed into a credible challenger for Jerry The
King Lawler of the regions top title before having a cup of coffee
with World Class in Dallas before getting the attention of the WWF,
where he debuted in the wake of WrestleMania 3, with all the managers
trying to secure him as a client (this was similiar to how Randy
Savage was brought in, with numerous managers trying to 'sign him'),
however despite being naturally better suited as a heel, Bam Bam was
casted as a face and took on Oliver Humperdink as a manager, a
booking decision that to this day is considered one of the stupidest
done by the WWE.
Bam Bam did get over with the fans because of his agliity and ended
up on Hulk Hogan's team at the first Survivor Series, where he was
the last man standing on his team (out lasting WWF Champion Hulk
Hogan). Bam Bam eliminated King Kong Bundy and the One Man Gang
before subcoming to Andre The Giant. He would remain in the WWF until
after WrestleMania IV, where he was a particpant in the tournament
before dropping out of the company due to a knee injury. Following a
brief stint in Jim Crockett Promotions' NWA, Bigelow went on to have
some sustained success in Japan, working for New Japan Pro Wrestling
where he would eventually win the IWGP Tag Team Titles with Vader.
1992, Bigelow returned to the WWF as a heel, and went on on a tear,
defeating the Big Bos Man at the 1993 Royal Rumble, ending up in the
final of the 1993 King of The Ring, having some sustained feuds with
Tatanka and Doink The Clown (which resulted in a match at
WrestleMania X) and being a cornerstone of Ted DiBiase's Million
Dollar Corporation before eventually being placed in his highest
profile program, a feud with the retired NFL Linebacker Lawrence
Taylor, carrying LT to a fairly decent match in the main event of the
much maligned WrestleMania XI, which Bigelow lost. Bigelow would turn
face and end up leaving the WWF in late 1995, and eventually heading
time in ECW was rather interesting feuding with Tax, facing Terry
'Bam Bam' Gordy in the over-hyped Battle of tbe Bam Bams, and being
the enforcer of the Triple Threat. Some other highlights of Bigelow's
run include crashing through the mat with Taz and defeating him for
the promotions TV title twice who was his most prominent feud, having
a cup of coffee with the Heavyweight Title in a brief feud with Shane
he 90s rolled on, Bigelow ended up in WCW, feuding with Goldberg initially before being type-cast in the Hardcore Division with
several other ECW Alumni (like Raven, Sandman) before forming a
three-man team with Diamond Dallas Page and Chris Kanyon as the
Jersey Triad, winning the WCW Tag Team Titles. Bigelow would be see
rather eratically, but was one of the few men to have a match on the
final episode of WCW Nitro after the WWE purchased the company in
the following years, Bigelow floated around the indy scene until his
passing until retiring in late 2006, and sadly passed away January of
2007 due to an apparent drug overdose.
his size and ability, Bigelow really only had three stints of
sustained success, his time in the New Japan, his second run with the
WWF and his time in ECW, he doesn't have many championships on his
resume, and is probably best remembered for his highly identifiable
look of his flame tattoo head.
my personal opinion, he is a Hall of Famer, but certainly not a
headliner, probably if there is an opening for a posthumous induction
slot and if the WWE wants someone who is fairly memorable with plenty
of content that can be viewed on the WWE Network, but what do you
think, is Bam Bam Bigelow a WWE Hall of Famer, or just someone who in
grand scheme of things destined to be forgotten.
Hello Dwellers and Welcome To Comics From The Basement…
Comic Books that act as an expanded universe for a franchise seen only on TV, Video Games or Movies are pretty cool in my book.
They get to either bring back characters and concepts that were one and done, which provides familiarity and acts like a gateway to get non-comic readers a reason to pick up a comic. Which is the case of this weeks comic: Star Trek The Next Generation #36…
And yeah, I’ve had this copy for years since I don’t have the back cover any more and am Iucky to still have the front cover.
But as you can tell from the cover, it features the return of Ardra.
For those of you who may not know: Ardra was the antagonist in the season four episode, ‘Devil’s Due’, where the Enterprise-D responds to a distress call from a planet that was being tormented by a person claiming to be their Devil. Ardra in actuality is a con-woman who uses her knowledge of the planet’s culture along with devices like transporters, holograms a…
On this week's edition of Tales From The TARDIS, I go over Doctor Who: The Daleks Master Plan Part 9 - Golden Death!
QUICK NOTES Original aired January 8, 19669.2 Million Viewers (Down 400,000 from Part 8)Lost in the BBC Junking, using the Loose Cannon Reconstruction for reviewAnd I was wrong, I thought last week was the final apperance of the Monk but he does hang aroundLast couple of minutes of episode exists thanks to it being the intro to the next episode