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Scott Charles “Bam-Bam” Bigelow — R.I.P.

Scott C. 'Bam Bam' Bigelow
Scott C. “Bam Bam” Bigelow
September 1, 1961 — January 19, 2007

The world of professional wrestling has lost another star. Scott Charles Bigelow, better known as “Bam Bam” Bigelow passed away earlier today at the age of 45 in his home in Hudson, Florida. The cause of death is not known at this time. Bigelow originally trained to be a pro wrestler at Larry Sharpe’s “Monster Factory” in New Jersey and debuted in Memphis in 1985 as Crusher Yurkov, a Russian heel character. Upon leaving Memphis, Bigelow adopted the name “Bam Bam” Bigelow. His career in the United States lasted until 2004 when he retired. He was a popular wrestler, most often playing the part of the heel often winning his matches with his finishing maneuver known as “Greetings from Asbury Park” which was a flying headbutt originating from the top turnbuckle. He also enjoyed success overseas in Japan in the 1990′s, often teaming with Big Van Vader. Although he never held the world’s title for either of the “big two” (WCW & WWF) he did win the ECW heavyweight title from Shane Douglas in 1997. It was while he was in ECW that he was directly involved in one of the most memorable moments in that company’s history when he hurled Spike Dudley from the ring into the second or third row of the audience. That was one of the moments replayed often during ECW television shows. The St. Petersburg Times newspaper wrote a lengthy piece on him in 2005 which can be found online. He will truly be missed.

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18 Responses to “Scott Charles “Bam-Bam” Bigelow — R.I.P.”

  1. Nathan Bradfield Says:

    Carl, now this was interesting. I don’t follow wrestling, but it was entertaining to read about Bam Bam’s life. Thanks for the tb. Have a great weekend and look forward to a great week.

  2. http://nathanbradfield.blogspot.com/ Says:

    Carl, now this was interesting. I don’t follow wrestling, but it was entertaining to read about Bam Bam’s life. Thanks for the tb. Have a great weekend and look forward to a great week.

  3. cindy Says:

    Well here we go again with another wrestler going way before his time.Its so scary most of the wrestlers i watched growing up are dying so young.

  4. Tina Says:

    Scott,
    Thank you for always having my back. The memories I have of the “Park” and many more will stay with my forever. I LOVE YOU SCOTT and you will be TERRIBLY missed. Thanks for everything! Peace Out My Neptune Homie!

  5. jon Says:

    scottie,
    you are a true gentle giant and will be sorely missed

  6. S P W Says:

    We will miss him.We just need an adress that we can send flowers to.Thank you for your help . He will be missed

  7. Dora J Crow Says:

    R.I.P.– Mr. Bam-Bam Bigelow, Godspeed to you , Godspeed.

  8. Larry A Says:

    I’ve known Scott for many years growing up at the NJ Shore. We used to play foosball in the old Empire (Quack Quack) bar in Asbury Park. As well, I have known his his family.
    While I haven’t seen him a few years, I always thought of him as Scott Bigelow, a good man, a good friend, not as a wrestler. He would give people he barely knew the shirt off his back. As big as he was, he was a peaceful giant of a man, at times even a peace-maker.
    Yes, he had his troubles, but if you would have known him personally, most everyone would agree that he was always a friend that you could count on.
    He will be missed.

  9. The_Doctor_Dark_01 Says:

    Rest In Peace Scott Charles Bigelow May Angels fly you to your eternal rest . I would like offer my condolenses to the family of Scott ” Bam-Bam” Bigelow

  10. Wheels Says:

    RIP Scott. You were a good man, and a gentle giant. My condolences to your family.

  11. Larry G. Elmore Says:

    Dear Scott my Harley Brother, Sorry to hear you have gone away for a while as you will be sorely missed by so many of us. Your legacy is so honorably adored. We don’t know what caused you to leave us so soon, but I can promise you that you will never be forgotten, and you will always be in our hearts.

    You were great in Major Payne and I know Gary Oneal will miss you as well. I will be sure to say some prayers for your family in this great time of loss as I feel there pain as well. Look down on us during our journey here on earth and helps us to have a heart as big as yours and help spread as much kindness as you did. If you see some of us fail in what we are to do, just give us a nice ” Body Slam ” that you were so well known for.

    Your Harley Riding friends,

    Larry G. Elmore
    harclass@aol.com

  12. Dave from Iowa Says:

    Here in the heartland of America, Bam-Bam was an inspiration. Oh how I remember the times just sitting out in the barn watching wrestling. This may sound crazy, but I think some of the animals liked it too.

  13. Bobby D. Says:

    My man Scotty…..I remember many good times we had together, with you , Todd, Billy, Mom & Dad!! Old Union City buddies……may the Angels take you home!!

    Your friend,
    Bobby D.

  14. shecky Says:

    Scott, we were family before you were Bam Bam Bigelow but I’ll miss you and feel sorry for your mom and brother’s.
    MJM

  15. Nicolii Koloff Says:

    Rest In Peace Friend,,, Least you are not suffering and hurting anymore.
    Your friend from MSWF.

  16. brian studnicky Says:

    rip scott.
    i wrestled against him twice in 1978 when we were in high school.
    we were both varsity heavyweights for our schools as sophomores.scott went to neptune highschhol, and i went to manasquan high in new jersey.
    he beat me both times..he was great.and a cool guy too.
    always nice to talk to..

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  18. lil iyah dah folk Says:

    SO SAD

 

   

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