The Undertaker Vs Bam Bam Bigelow – House Show 17/04/1995
These two had a number of matches at House Shows and on TV (non Raw matches if my memory serves me correctly), but they never had anything major between them, and sure as hell no PPV matches. Shame really, especially because it would have made perfect sense for them to have a PPV match in 1995 as The Undertaker was on a quest to destroy Ted DiBiase’s Million Dollar Corporation, and Bigelow was in it. Until he lost to LT at WrestleMania, and was kicked out, turned face, and then released. Had he not turned face, I believe he probably would have had a PPV match or two with The Undertaker in the summer of 1995.
Oh well, sometimes things just don’t happen, so we have to make do with what we got. Let’s see how good the thing we got actually was :).
Bam Bam wants nothing to do with The Undertaker in the early going; resorting to leaving the ring and almost going to the back, causing him to be nearly counted out, which forces him into the ring. He charges at The Undertaker, but not even the near 400lb Bigelow can take down the Dead Man!
Bigelow, despite being a BIG man, bumps around like crazy to make The Undertaker look powerful as hell. Not Shawn Michaels bumping, but impressive bumping none the less lol. Eventually Bigelow gets the upper hand on the outside, using the environment there to his advantage.
Nothing too special about Bam Bam’s control segment, but it really didn’t need to be. Just holding The Undertaker in a sleeper hold was making the fans go crazy trying to get Undertaker back into the match, and any time he got a hope spot in they would love every second of it. It’s that whole “simple” concept again, that can work wonders when done right.
The Undertaker finally makes his big come back following a missed headbutt from the ropes by Bigelow, and that soon leads to an Undertaker victory. Fun match, nothing really memorable or great, but a solid contest between the two. Based on the few matches I have seen from these two, I doubt they would have gone into the “great” territory even with a PPV match, but Undertaker’s gimmick really limited him at this time, as did WWF’s style for the most part. But I would have still liked for it to happen, because it would have still been good.