Another Dead Wrestler
Bam Bam Bigelow

People called him Bam Bam and he was big and bald and had a spider web tattooed on the top of his head. He wore a jump suit with flames on it and for twenty years he traveled the globe and participated in the main event in nearly every professional wrestling promotion in the world. I wonder if it made him proud to know that people of all nationalities paid money to boo and throw garbage at him. I wonder if the boo’s were still ringing in his ears the night that he was drinking and driving 90 miles an hour on a motorcycle. It was October and the motor cycle crashed and he came close to dying but he lived. A few months later cocaine, benzodiazepine, diabeties and a bum heart would finish what the motorcycle started. Some of the fans that booed Bam Bam Bigelow drew pictures of him with pencils and sent bouquets of flowers to his funeral.