• WWE HISTORY (October 4, 2004) – WWE Monday Night RAW
On this day in 2004, World Wrestling Entertainment aired another LIVE episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWE Monday Night RAW’.
This episode was broadcasted from the world famous Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York and featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWE Taboo Tuesday 2004’ PPV.
Here’s the official card from that night:
– Shawn Michaels vs. Christian
– Batista vs. Chris Benoit
– La Resistance vs. Hurricane & Rosey
– Stacy Keibler vs. Molly Holly
– Lumberjack Match: Triple H vs. Chris Jericho
• WWF Veteran Says Pushing Bam Bam Bigelow Is The Dumbest Thing Vince McMahon Has Ever Done
During a recent edition of The Genius Cast, Old School WWF Veteran Lanny Poffo (brother of late great “Macho Man” Randy Savage) talked about working with Bam Bam Bigelow and why he didn’t like Bigelow.
Below are the highlights:
Andre (the Giant) had a match against Bam Bam Bigelow at Madison Square Garden. Bigelow wasn’t happy at all with how the match was going and Andre wasn’t cooperating. So afterwards Bam Bam threw all his stuff together in the back, walked out and he quit. Bigelow later said that Andre was right as he realized later that he did have a horrible attitude. What was your dealings like with Bam Bam Bigelow?
Lanny Poffo: “Well, I was his b*tch. It was Bam Bam Bigelow against Leaping Lanny back in the babyface days before I became The Genius, full of glory and renown. I would wrestle Bam Bam Bigelow and he was an arrogant prick and he was horrible. I mean I thought he sucked. And he never washed his gear.
One time he had me in the leg scissors and it smelled like, I don’t know, a cross between ammonia and cat pi$$. And I was starting to doubt whether or not I made the right career choice by getting into the ring at all. So I looked at the schedule and it looked like I had about seven more matches with Bam Bam Bigelow. Just like a condemned murderer on death row, I was Xing off the days. I was gonna be free after this.
I’ll say something nice about Bam Bam. There’s got to be something nice. Go on Wikipedia and I think he rescued some children in a fire.”
Bigelow was coming back from a trip to Japan and he saw a fire burning down his road, and this was past midnight when this was going on, and he heard kids screaming from inside of this house. So what he did was he busted through the door, went upstairs, I think he went through a wall, took the kids out. In the process he saved their lives but he burned about 40% of his body. So he ended up being in the hospital for a couple months after that.
You said you were gonna say some nice things about him and that was the positives. So tell us your real thoughts?
Lanny Poffo: “Well it’s the opposite of my father who sacrificed himself on the road so he could give Randy and I a beautiful life and always be there for the family. He put the family ahead of himself. He ate fourth in his family. He made sure his children and his wife ate first and he ate fourth.
And for Bam Bam, (he) never went to the Motel 6. He went to the Acme Ritz Central Arms Waldorf Plaza, whatever the hell it is, where he used $100 (on) toilet papers and then I see in the Tampa Bay Times that his wife is filing charges against him for non-payment of child support. So, good for him that he saved all these people in the fire and bad for him that he didn’t support his own children but he supported his own fat a$$.
What he was in the ring? Yeah, he had a poor attitude. And I remember (one time) he’s a little late and he’s bragging about something. He says, “Hey, I just got a bl0wjob from an arena rat.” So I said, and right in front of the boys, I said, “Did you keep the receipt?” And everybody laughs. And he says, “What do you mean?”
I said, “You are a very ugly man. And I just thought if somebody gave you a bl0wjob that you must have paid them.” And everybody laughed.
He says, “Do you want to get trouble with me?” I said, “It’s got to be easier than working with you.” And everybody laughed.
Anyway, I didn’t like him. He never thanked me when I would lose to him on TV on all these shows. I would lose, lose, lose, lose, lose and he never said thank you. Nothing! And it’s etiquette to thank the person because they’re not jobbers. They’re the ones that make you look good.”
How did that go in the end with Bam Bam? Obviously you guys were sparring with words, who backed down first?
Lanny Poffo: “I think he blinked and I was glad of it because I would lose my job. But I think of all the fantastic things that Vince McMahon has ever done, pushing Bam Bam was probably the dumbest thing he’s ever done.
Because I would not pay a ticket to see that guy. I would buy a ticket to see Chris Jericho. I would buy a ticket to see the Young Bucks. I would buy a ticket to see Kenny Omega and Rey Mysterio and all these people. But I wouldn’t pay to see a fat guy in a bodysuit that smells like cat pi$$.
I wouldn’t pay to see the fat motherf***er.”