Bruce Prichard On What It Was Like To Work With Lawrence Taylor & Why Bam Bam Bigelow Was Chosen As His Opponent

Bruce Prichard On What It Was Like To Work With Lawrence Taylor & Why Bam Bam Bigelow Was Chosen As His Opponent

On a recent episode of “Something To Wrestle”, Bruce Prichard discussed the decision to have Bam Bam Bigelow be Lawrence Taylor’s opponent at Wrestlemania XI and what it was like to work with LT. Here are the highlights:

On The Royal Rumble Tag Match That Set Up The Wrestlemania Main Event:

The whole match, everything about it was to get to Bam Bam and LT. The — going back and watching this match, God I marveled at just the agility and athleticism of Bam Bam Bigelow. You forget, he was a big bastard. And he could move like a lightweight, sold everything. It was just a really, really good match. Maybe a little bit too long. Eh, could have gone a few minutes shorter. But it was a means to an end. And at the end, the stuff with LT I thought was played to perfection. Especially on LT’s part, laughing at Bigelow and then being real, like, ‘Hey man, come on. You know, we’re professionals and put ‘er here, dude. I’m just f**king with you. Appreciate your s**t.’ And the shove, Bam Bam shoved the living s**t out of him. And he went through Deano and everybody all the way back to the third row. It was great s**t.

On What It Was Like To Work With LT:

And LT … LT had just retired and he was still a big name in football and everybody knew who the f**k LT was. And it was gonna be a big deal in that New York market when we replayed that everywhere. But we’d gotten down — we stayed at Saddlebrook [Resort] in the Tampa area. And I remember that was so we could be close to LT, we could spend some time with him. Because all LT wanted to do, he didn’t give a s**t how many hours he had to work out. He didn’t give a s**t what you wanted him to do. He just wanted to be able to play 18 holes of golf every day. So we got him to Saddlebrook, we stayed at the resort, and he got his 18 holes of golf in. And then he was happy. And he would do whatever you wanted him to do. Just had to get that golf in first.

On Why Bam Bam Bigelow Was Chosen:

[Bigelow was] somebody that was big and impressive that you could put in the press and be able to hold his own with the New York press, and a formidable opponent. Someone who could look big and nasty, look the part. That you feel in a fight with LT would probably kick LT’s ass. LT had a reputation for being a badass. And so did Bigelow. It was, he looked the part. A different look with the bald head and the flames and everything. So the New York media’s gonna eat that s**t up. And it just worked, and also felt that Bam Bam was a good enough worker that he could carry LT to a good match. And those guys — again, I think of the talent and the outsiders that have come into our world and been able to adapt. LT was one that, first time you see somebody in the ring, if they’re comfortable. And LT rolled into the ring and laid on the mat, and got up and just kind of played. And it was like, ‘Holy s**t. He’s home.’ He felt at home in the ring the very first time he ever got in. And that’s when you know, ‘Okay, he’s gonna be okay.’

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