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Shirtless Saturday Night: Big Van Vader

Here is Big Van Vader from his WCW days…

Wouldn’t it be awesome if you went home to relax on a Saturday night then find this giant behemoth of a bear lounging shirtless on your sofa?

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Shirtless Saturday: Leon Allen White As Bull Power

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Leon Allen White (popularly-known as the massive and acrobatic pro-wrestler, Big Van Vader) once appeared as “Bull Power” in a television commercial for a waterbed company.  Unfortunately, I have yet to find this blurry commercial somewhere in my aging VHS archives.  In the meantime, here are some collages from that pretty funny ad.

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Leon White: aka Big Van Vader

I still can’t believe that I missed out in the mid-80’s pre-Vader action of Leon White, aka Bull Power.  The very first time I stumbled upon him was when he was wrestling in Japan and he was mostly wearing a mask.  I still remember watching this Japanese channel in Hawaii and I barely understood what was being said.  But all I cared about was seeing this massive behemoth wrestle in all his beefy glory.  [Just for the Hawaiians out there: “Oceanic Cable, we are, Oceanic Cable…”]  ^_^

Here’s a two-parter of Leon White against the equally woofy daddy cowboy bear, Stan Hansen (check out SDW Media’s Stan Hansen’s DVD, which is part of the awesome “Southern Legends” Collection)…

And I just discovered that I forgot about the scan I did of Vader from the back cover of my WCW magazine.  Thank goodness for my slow-@$$ and oftentimes inaccurate Windows Vista search bar…

And keeping with the theme of our big man Vader flexing his bulky guns, here’s an old collage I made of this beefy monster…

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Big Van Vader: Big Bear Is The Centerfold

I’m 35 years old, but in closeted gay years, you would have to divide that number by 2.  So, I’m technically 14 and a half years old.  Unlike most of our heterosexual brethren, who had pretty much lived “normal” lives, my adolescent growth had been “stunted,” so to speak.  99.99% of it is my fault as I’m cowardly about coming out of the closet.  In a way, I still am; but as the years punish pass me by, I’ve grown to accept my decision of being a, well, loser.  Lol.  Whatevs.  Talk to the hand.  😉

[EDIT: Lol.  Someone had pointed out my unfortunate math skills.  That would be 17 and a half years old.]

Anyway, with that emo moment out of the way, I just can’t believe that I have not posted about Leon Allen White — otherwise known as Big Van Vader, The Man They Call Vader, Vader, or just Amazingly Hot Bearish Wrestler of All-Time.

I remember always checking out the newsstands and bookstores to see the latest pro-wrestling magazines and hoping against hope that Vader would grace the covers.  Lo and behold, he had and here are two close-up scans of two magazines that I still have in unbelievably pristine condition…  Gee, I wonder why I own these two very specific magazines?

Here are other magazines Mr. Vader had shown up in.  I’m a visual person, and when certain texts are superimposed against such vivid images, I just go nuts — literally.  Check these out…


Can anyone STOP this INDESTRUCTIBLE MONSTER?


Vader CRUSHES Sting


IT’S CLOBBERING TIME
(Bonus: HE SHOOTS… HE SCORES)


MASTODON ON THE LOOSE!
CAN THE MAN THEY CALL VADER BE STOPPED?


Vader’s Vow Of Violence
“I’VE BEGUN MY SYSTEMATIC DESTRUCTION OF HULK HOGAN!” *

* I always admire massive mean men who use extensive vocabulary when making vows of violence.

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SDW Media: The Only Place For Fans Of Pro-Wrestling & Bearish Wrestlers

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Let’s see: Ginormous monster heels,
beefy and barrel-chested he-men,
short and stocky musclebears…
Um, more please?

I am a big fan of pro-wrestling.  No surprise there, I bet.  Specifically, I love old-school pro-wrestling where it involves massive, big, muscular, husky, chubby, bearish men who are practically nude with their wrestling singlets.  I have always enjoyed watching these behemoth warriors do what they do best in the squared circle…

Well, SDW Media, was my source for that obsession.  That company’s owner has always been very friendly and reliable with my orders.  I used to be his customer back when he used to provide these valuable archives on eBay.  He was not selling them on DVD at the time, so I would highly recommend you guys in checking out his DVDs.  My VHS tapes were in great condition, but you can never go wrong with the DVD format…

(As a note, if you’re thinking of getting VHS instead of DVD, the company’s only selling them in NTSC format and not PAL.  DVDs, on the other hand, will play in any region.  So go with DVDs!)

By the way, check out my “tags” at the bottom of this post.  Specifically the names of such classic bearish pro-wrestlers.  I wrote them all down just by staring at the collage I’ve made from SDW Media’s screenshots of their videos.  And I did it all through my memory alone. Impressive? Lol. Yeah, I’m smug and proud about my encyclopedic knowledge of massive and husky pro-wrestlers.  Still, some of you guys probably know a lot more that I do though. ^_^

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Bruiser Mastino: What Happened To Pro-Wrestlers Like These?

This is pro-wrestler, Mike Hallick, as Bruiser Mastino back in the late ’90s.  He was also known as the short-lived Mantaur back in the ‘ol WWF…  The thing is, there seems to be a shortage of actually big bearish guys in pro-wrestling today.  Where are the Vaders?  The Arn Andersons?  The Big John Studds?

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Must all big pro-wrestlers wear singlets like this?

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