• Shane Douglas Comments On If He’d Induct Bam Bam Bigelow Into The WWE Hall of Fame
During a recent edition of the Triple Threat Podcast, ECW Legend Shane Douglas was asked if he’d induct the late great Bam Bam Bigelow into the WWE Hall of Fame (Bigelow is rumored to get inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame this year) and if Vince McMahon will approach him.
Below are the highlights:
On if he would induct Bam Bam Bigelow (his Triple Threat stable partner) into the WWE Hall of Fame if the opportunity arises:
“Out of the uber respect that I have for Scott (Bam Bam) and certainly his family I’d be honored to induct him into the Hall of Fame. I am certainly capable of putting aside my feelings and it wouldn’t be about the WWE or the Hall of Fame it would be about my friend Scott.
That said, I don’t believe that is ever going to happen. I think there is a better chance that the proverbial snowball could survive hell before that could happen but if that call did come I would certainly be honored to induct Scott into the Hall of Fame and my personal feelings about the “Hall” are irrelevant at that point and would have nothing to do with it.
Bam Bam Bigelow truly deserves to be in the Hall of Fame and if that call would come I’d be honored to do it but I don’t think it is going to come. I think there is a much greater likelihood that Vince would look elsewhere but I am honored that the fans would want to consider that I should be the one to induct him.”
On if he think Vince McMahon would put his feelings aside & extend an invite to The Franchise:
“I think it is wishful thinking in the fan’s heads that Vince would do that. Vince and I don’t get along very well in case anyone doesn’t know that or hasn’t realized that by now.
I am just hopeful that the rumors we are hearing are valid and that Scott is inducted and if for nothing else for his kids (Shane, Colton and Ricci) to see their father be inducted into that Hall of Fame because he adored his kids and as much as I love my boys, he adored his kids.
After all these years of not having their father I would love for them to be able to experience what Bam Bam Bigelow brought to the ring and what their father brought to the ring and that is probably the best way I can put it.”
• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (January 7, 1984) – Hogan’s WWF Return Airs
On this day in 1984, the WWF aired Hulk Hogan’s return from Verne Gagne’s AWA promotion.
He was brought out by former WWF World Heavyweight Champion Bob Backlund.
• Reason Behind Daniel Bryan Possibly Turning Heel Soon
According to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer, WWE officials might be turning former WWE Champion and current SmackDown Live General Manager Daniel Bryan heel soon.
The seeds for this heel turn were kind of planted on this week’s episode of SmackDown Live when Bryan announced that AJ Styles will defend the WWE Championship in a Handicap match against Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn at Royal Rumble 2018 and this announcement wasn’t something that a babyface character would make.
Possible reason behind WWE turning Bryan heel could be to ensure less WWE fans watch Bryan on the indy scene if he plans to leave the company later this year when his contract expires.