• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (January 19, 2007) – WWF Legend Passed Away
On this day in 2007, we lost Old School WWF/WCW/ECW Legend “The Beast From The East” Bam Bam Bigelow (Real name: Scott Bigelow) at the age of 45 after a drug overdose.
Bam Bam is still considered one of the greatest ‘Big Men’ (which means chubby/fat wrestlers) in Professional Wrestling history (probably sharing the #1 spot with Big Van Vader).
Bigelow wrestled for the World Wrestling Federation from 1987 until 1988 and again from late 1992 till late 1995.
† REST IN PEACE BAM BAM
September 1, 1961 – January 19, 2007
• Cody Rhodes Comments On Orange Cassidy’s AEW Push
During a recent appearance on Busted Open Radio, AEW Executive Vice President Cody Rhodes talked about Orange Cassidy’s push in All Elite Wrestling.
Below is what Cody said:
“The Orange Cassidy fandom and hysteria – which is beautiful and funny and everything to see – it’s definitely something we’re gonna expand upon.
The one thing I wanna avoid is people almost taking advantage of the fandom – and this is a weird outlook on it – but I think you know what I mean,” said Cody.
There have been things that happen organically and properly that have gotten over. Things that the fans themselves chose to love and somebody clings to it and rubs up to it and kinda dilutes your favorite band a little bit. That’s the navigation that has to be done with Orange Cassidy.
He has to continue to take a bigger spotlight because there is so much more. The individual, Orange Cassidy, can go bell-to-bell and when he goes, it’s gonna be a really special night.
I love it up to this point. I know that Matt Jackson and Dana Massie have actively tried to hone in on merchandising because the fans want Orange Cassidy t-shirts and Orange Cassidy outfits – the No. 1 outfit you see in the crowd. So, we’re gonna do everything we can to take care of Orange Cassidy.”
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