15 Superstars who should've been bigger deals

Bam Bam Bigelow

“There can’t possibly be more than a handful of people that have ever inhabited this planet that were more naturally inclined to become a professional wrestler than Bam Bam Bigelow,” Paul Heyman once said of the respected heavyweight.

So how is The Beast from the East — the most natural, agile and physically remarkable big man of the past quarter century — not remembered as the greatest villain of the ’90s?

It’s a tough question to answer. On top of all that God-given knack, the 401-pound Bigelow — with his flame-covered gear and tattooed cranium — looked like the last man on earth you’d want to offend in public. So why didn’t Bam Bam face Hulk Hogan at The Show of Shows? Why didn’t he take a serious run at The Undertaker’s Streak? His most lasting impact remains his WrestleMania XI loss to Lawrence Taylor. It was a main event on The Grandest Stage of Them All, sure, but Bam Bam was just there to make an NFL player look good. (WATCH)

Bigelow deserved better. It’s a shame he never got it. — R.M.