Reflections on 1987 Survivor Series

Once upon a time, the Survivor Series carried a lot of cachet. It wasn’t just a place where guys got pinned off regular clotheslines or where Bret got screwed. It was a Thankgiving “tradition” that was actually a giant middle finger to not only Jim Crockett Promotions, but to other remaining territories that ran big shows on the holiday. (The WWF was famous for NOT running shows on those holidays) I sat down earlier this week and watched the 1987 Survivor Series and here are my reflections: Continue reading Reflections on 1987 Survivor Series

Model Year Wrestler #8: Bam Bam Bigelow in 1988

Twas good to be a Friend of Hulk in '88
Twas good to be a Friend of Hulk in ’88

In wrestling as in life, sometimes crap happens. And when it happens, it can derail a career in very unexpected way. It can be a bad injury, a guy’s poor attitude, or a combination of many things that keep someone from rising to the top. This is the strange journey of Bam Bam Bigelow in 1988, where crap most certainly happened. Continue reading Model Year Wrestler #8: Bam Bam Bigelow in 1988