Late wrestler Bam Bam Bigelow once saved three children from a burning house and 40% of his skin was left with second degree burns forcing him to retire and hospitalized for two months. Bam Bam said he had “no regrets” of his act of courage, as long as all three kids were safe.

Bam Bam Runs Through Fire To Save Children

By Chris Sabga

Editor, IGN Wrestling

On last night’s WCW Reload Post Nitro show, news broke that Bam Bam Bigelow was seriously injured after attempting to rescue children from a brush fire. Over 40 percent of his body was burned.

Not much else is known about the situation, but it can be assumed that the noble “Beast from the East” will be out of action for a while. IGN Wrestling will provide an update as more information becomes available.

After the injured Chris Candido was told that his services would no longer be needed in WCW, the newly reformed Triple Threat (with Bigelow, Candido, and Shane Douglas) vanished as quickly as it began. Now that Bam Bam will probably be out for an unspecified amount of time, any hopes of sa… Continue Reading (1 minute read)

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  1. SkynetSpaghetti

    The best wrestler to use on WrestleMania for NES.

  2. greatgildersleeve

    That flame tattoo on top of his head seems rather apropos.

  3. sheepsleepdeep

    He was wrestling with WCW less than a year after.

  4. Ktoffer

    I believe fellow wrestler Chris Masters saved his mom by lierally pulling a tree out of the ground and using it to break a window after someone set her house on fire.

  5. Born2dodishes

    Built like a platypus, hung like a gigolo, bad to the bone like Bam Bam Bigelow!

  6. BigBucs731

    Grew up watching Bam Bam. My bus stop in school was directly in front of the driveway to the house he died in.. RIP

  7. neoengel

    Damn, I’d forgotten about this, guy was tough AF.

    He was incredibly gifted in the ring, super agile for a big guy… I recall seeing him for the first time watching a Saturday afternoon WWF program and doing a double take of him cartwheeling away from his opponent.

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