Bye-bye Bam Bam

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Wrestler Bam Bam Bigelow was found dead yesterday, cause unknown.:

Bigelow, a major star in the 80s and 90s throughout the world, was found dead by his girlfriend at their place of residence in Hudson, Fla. when she woke up at 10 a.m. Police haven’t been able to pinpoint the time of death nor a cause of death.

Bigelow had severe back problems stemming from his years in pro wrestling, and was involved in a bad motorcycle accident that nearly killed his girlfriend a few years ago.


Bigelow was also badly burned in an incident even more years ago where he rescued children from a forest fire. No lie. We knew a few people who knew Bam Bam well and they never had a bad word to say about him. It was also our own chance encounter with Bam Bam perhaps a decade ago where a discussion of echinacea and goldenseal revealed to us that behind the kayfabe was a world of real people with their own hopes and dreams and goals.

As someone on a wrestling board said, the chances of a former WWE/F star in his mid forties dying unexpectedly are so high as to come as no surprise. Sad but true. The price these gladiators pay for our amusement is sickeningly high. Scott Bigelow, may you rest in peace.

Comments

  1. I was sad to hear about this too. I always liked Bam Bam.

    Lance Storm has wrote about working with him in and how great of a guy he was. http://www.stormwrestling.com/011907.html

  2. The Beat says:

    Nice link, Jamie, thanks for passing it along.

  3. I’m always sad to hear when one of these people passes on. They all have such heart, and passion. I wish that the wrestling companies would take better care of them.

  4. Jonathan says:

    I’ll never forget his cartwheels he did while playing as Bam Bam on my original Wrestlemania game on the NES. Always one of my favorite as a kid. RIP Bam Bam.

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