10 shared wrestler nicknames

Bam Bam Bigelow / Terry "Bam Bam" Gordy

One of the ring’s most gifted big men, Bam Bam Bigelow might be the most criminally underrated talent in the history of wrestling. A six-foot-four, 400-pounder, The Beast from the East dominated WWE, WCW and ECW by executing moonsaults and other dazzling maneuvers that no man of his size should have been able to accomplish. Nevertheless, Bigelow left the wrestling world without a major World Championship on his resume.

While his theme music may have claimed Bigelow as “Bam Bam,” the legendary Freebirds member Terry Gordy also adopted the nickname throughout his lauded in-ring career. The six-foot-six, near 300-pounder from “Badstreet, USA,” was nearly as imposing in the ring as Bigelow, and just as prolific, locking up in major wrestling organizations around the country — with or without Michael Hayes and Jimmy Garvin.

The two faced off in a “Battle of the Bam Bams” at the ECW Arena during Gordy’s brief stint in the Philadelphia-based organization. The bout — which was advertised relentlessly by announcer Joey Styles during ad breaks on ECW’s Hardcore TV — ended after outside interference from The Eliminators, leaving Bigelow as the victor but both he and Gordy will go down in history as “Bam Bam.”

Watch Bigelow's Raw debut | Watch Gordy take on Kevin Von Erich in World Class