Scott Charles Bigelow, better known as Bam Bam Bigelow on the ring, was hailed by WWE as “the most
natural, agile and physically remarkable big man of the past quarter century”. Born in New Jersey,
Bigelow took part in scholastic wrestling while attending Neptune High School in his hometown. He was
known for his huge nearly 400 pound frame and the trademark flame tattoo covering most of his bald
Before joining WWE, Bam Bam Bigelow debuted as a heel in CWA of Memphis, Tennessee in 1986 and
earned names like “the Beast of the East” and “The Bammer”. Same year, he also wrestled in WCCW
with a Russian gimmick using the name Crusher Yurkof.
A year later, Bam Bam Bigelow debuted in WWE defeating Sivi Afi. His storyline followed many heel
managers vying for him, but he started out as a babyface and made his mark among the fans with his
unique and agile style for a man of his mass. Bigelow was a part of Hulk Hogan’s team at the first
Survivor Series before having to leave WWE for a badly injured knee needing surgery.
Months after a successful surgery, he joined WCW for a short while before going to Japan and work
there as a tag team with Big Van Vader.
After 4 years of wrestling for New Japan, Bam Bam Bigelow came back to WWE in 1992. Here he was
part of a storyline with Luna Vachon who became his valet. Later he would be part of the Million Dollar
Corporation working for Ted Dibiase. There he won the tag team championships.
One of the most notable angles Bigelow had during this time was with New York Giants linebacker
Laurence Taylor. The two had an altercation at ringside and faced each other in a highly publicised
match at WrestleMania. Shocking everyone Taylor won displaying amazing ability.
His teaming up with DDP and Chris Kanyon was a particularly high point of his career.
Bam Bam Bigelow would later work for ECW and WCW before WWE bought out the companies. He
wrestled in the Indies afterwards till 2006 and then retired.
On January 19, 2007, Bam Bam Bigelow passed away at 45 due to multiple drug overdose.
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