There was more to the ?Beast From The East? than many fans know!
When wrestling fans discuss the best ?big men? in the history of the wrestling business, the name Bam Bam Bigelow often comes up. Standing at 6ft 4in, and weighing between 390-420lbs (at his heaviest), Bigelow was an awesome sight, especially when onlookers noted the fire and flames the man decided to have inked on his cranium.
It wasn?t uncommon for the big behemoth to be seen flying through the air, delivering his trademark flying headbutt, attempting a moonsault, or even performing cartwheels around the ring. When Bigelow burst onto the scene in 1987, signing with the then-WWF, few had seen anything like him, and the guy immediately stood out.
Stints in both WCW and ECW would follow, as well as more success with WWE, but Scott Bigelow would sadly lose his life in January, 2007, with the cause of death being attributed to ongoing heart problems, perhaps brought on by heavy drug use. It was a horrendous end for one of the best heavyweights to ever grace the ring, even more tragic given that the man was only 45 years old.
Survived by his three children, Bam Bam Bigelow was an enigma in the wrestling business, and this list aims to look at some of the more obscure facts and stories which punctuated his life and career.