Big Van Vader and Crusher Bam Bam Bigelow

Big Van Vader

Birthdate: May 14th, 1957
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 450 lbs.
Debut: January 1985
Background: Trained by Brad Rheingans
Ring Attire: Black and red double singlet

Crusher Bam Bam Bigelow

Birthdate: September 1st, 1961
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 390 lbs.
Debut: August 23rd, 1985
Background: Trained by Larry Sharpe
Ring Attire: Black with Red Flames

Promotion History: New Japan (1991 to 1992)
Tournaments Won: None
Major Puroresu Titles Held: IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Championship

Biggest Matches:
- January 20th, 1989 vs. Antonio Inoki and Tatsumi Fujinami
- March 21st, 1991 vs. Doom
- March 1st, 1992 vs. Keiji Mutoh and Hiroshi Hase (title win)
- May 1st, 1992 vs. Keiji Mutoh and Hiroshi Hase (title defense)
- June 26th, 1992 vs. The Steiner Brothers (title defense)

Career Highlights:

First wrestling together in 1989, Vader and Bigelow were a monstrous gaijin tag team that wrecked havoc in New Japan.. They had their first match together on January 20th, 1989 against Antonio Inoki and Tatsumi Fujinami, but they would not become a regular tag team for several years. On March 21st, 1991 they would defeat Doom (Simmons and Reed) and after that became a more regular tag team. On March 1st, 1992 they would defeat Mutoh and Hase to win the IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Championship, becoming only the second gaijin pair to win the titles. They would successfully defeat Shinya Hashimoto & Masahiro Chono and Keiji Muto & Hiroshi Hase before losing the titles on June 27th, 1992 to The Steiner Brothers. That would be their last match together, as Bigelow would begin wrestling soon for the WWF and Vader would concentrate on his WCW career.

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