Blue Meanie reveals incredible advice from the late Bam Bam Bigelow

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Former WWE Superstar Blue Meanie opened up about his childhood heroes – naming Dr Death Steve Williams before recalling the incredible advice he received from the late legendary Bam Bam Bigelow.

Speak with the Senior Editor of Inside The Ropes Gary Cassidy for Issue 17 of Inside The Ropes magazineBlue Meanie answered our 20 questions and

“Through the magazines I fell in love with ‘Dr. Death’ Steve Williams and Mrs. Meanie recently found some of my school stuff where I was practicing writing autographs I was going to be Dr Death .

“I didn’t know what the name would be. And then, thanks to Dr Death, he became a big fan of Bam Bam Bigelow. So I should probably say Bam Bam Bigelow because you see Dr Death, and it’s just this machine.

The ECW legend went on to say that he instantly looked up to Bam Bam Bigelow and saw something he could aim to become in the legendary tattooed wrestler.

“Then I saw Bam Bam, I was like, ‘He’s a big guy, but he’s nimble. Nimble big guy. I was like, ‘This is something I could try to achieve.’ And then I got lucky when I got into ECW, I got to work alongside Bam Bam, and he ended up giving me great advice.

Blue Meanie revealed how Bigelow gave him some solid advice early on to improve his stamina in the ring.

“He’s like, ‘Hey, man, I know your thing is your thing, you know, but always have a good set of wheels’, which means make sure you have good footwork.

“’You know, you don’t have to go lose all that weight and kill your gimmick. Just hit the gym and make sure your legs are good because there’s nothing worse than being, you know, 10 minutes into a game and your legs are like rubber bands.

“He didn’t have to tell me that. He might just be like, ‘Oh, let me see this kid fail.’ You fight, and he gave me practical advice.

Blue Meanie went on to say that the council was very special because of the admiration he had for Bam Bam Bigelow, and the council was not unique.

“It was cool because he was someone who made me want to become a professional wrestler. And then once I became one, he gave me other advice between that and, you know, encouraged me to approach Paul for a raise, which I probably wouldn’t have thought of.

“But he’s like, ‘Yeah, I think you’re worth that much, go ask for it,’ and then I did, and Paul gave it to me.

“He didn’t have to do this. You know, he didn’t have to do that at all. Thanks to that, he made my life a little better.

Blue Meanie also opened up about the one wrestler he would have liked to fight – but didn’t get the chance.

“I would have loved to work with Beautiful Bobby Eaton.

“Yeah, my high school mullet was called the Bobby Eaton Special. So, yeah, Beautiful Bobby. I would have loved to take one of his shots.

“Everyone got a matchstick stink. I can’t think of a stench.

The former WWE Superstar opened up about how he learned to do Eaton’s signature punch in school.

“In high school, a few of my friends were wrestling nerds and I was doing Bobby’s punches. I throw Bobby Eaton’s punch and figured out how he made the sound. I would and I did, and my friend sold it perfectly.

“Someone said ‘Oh!’ Like, they thought I really hit the guy, but I was like, ‘I was just doing the Bobby Eaton!’ ”

You can read our 20 questions with. . . Interview with Blue Meanie in Issue 17 of Inside The Ropes magazineavailable to order now!

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