"Crusher" Bam Bam Bigelow Vs. Big Van Vader
NJPW [September 12th, 1988]
One thing is for sure: Japan loved monstrous, powerful wrestlers in the 1980’s. Between the Hansens, the Bruisers, the Butchers, and the Andres of the wrestling world, the ground had already been set for these two mountainous grapplers. Just looking at the flame-engulfed Bigelow and the helmet-clad Vader, you felt like you were getting to see a monster movie in the flesh. When Vader overpowered Bigelow, the fans were pretty much expecting as such, but when Bigelow began matching his strength, shock permeated through the arena as the big man howled in fear. Enjoy this one, it’s a quick but memorable classic!