Thursday, January 16, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Bam Bam Bigelow's Brush with the Mainstream

Bam Bam Bigelow is one of the prototypes of the mobile, agile hoss type that is growing more and more prevalent across the mainstream of professional wrestling. I am not sure if he could have broken through and become a main event player in WWE, but I thought he deserved a better shot than he did from the company. I might argue the events from Royal Rumble '95 up until WrestleMania XI weren't too detrimental to him. But losing to Lawrence Taylor and then having absolutely no follow up was one of the greatest travesties ever. But he did have a pretty decent career from a critical standpoint afterwards, a small silver lining. Of course, he was one of the wrestlers who died at far too young an age. Anyway, the opening moment with his angle with Taylor was memorable and actually a bright spot in the neon-Hammer pants and bad mullet-festooned mid-'90s era of the World Wrestling Federation.

This week's entry comes courtesy of @Enrico_Palazzo_.