Profile:
  • Name: Marcus Alexander Bagwell
  • Real Name: Marcus Alexander Bagwell
  • Date of Birth: January 10, 1970
  • Hometown: Marietta, Georgia, United States of America
  • Height: 6'1
  • Weight: 247 pounds
  • WCW Debut: November 19, 1991
  • Finishers: Diving Clothesline, Shoulder Neckbreaker
  • Career Highlights: 4-time WCW World Tag Team Champion (1-time with 2 Cold Scorpio, 2-time with The Patriot & 1-time with Scotty Riggs)
Biography:
The impressive bodybuilder Marcus Alexander Bagwell started his WCW career as a singles competitor but quickly became a tag team competitor. He was a part of many tag teams and had many tag team partners. He was an impressive bodybuilder who would often show his physique and impress the audiences with his in-ring action but his status was of a mid-carder and could not elevate himself to a main eventer. A big break came in Bagwell's career when he ended his good guy image and converted himself into the mean, cocky and arrogant Buff Bagwell in 1996.

World Championship Wrestling (1991 - 1996)
After a stint as The Handsome Stranger in Global Wrestling Federation (GWF), the young Marcus Alexander Bagwell signed a contract with World Championship Wrestling (WCW). He debuted in WCW at Clash of the Champions XVII and established himself as a babyface. On December 14 edition of World Championship Wrestling, Bagwell competed in his first WCW match, defeating Rip Rogers.

At Starrcade, Bagwell made his pay-per-view debut. He was randomly paired with Jimmy Garvin. Garvin and Bagwell defeated Michael Hayes and Tracy Smothers in a Battlebowl qualification match. Later that night, Bagwell participated in the Battlebowl Battle Royal to determine the #1 contender for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship. He was eliminated by Steve Austin.

Entering 1992, Brian Pillman and Bagwell defeated Terry Taylor and Tracy Smothers in a tag team match at Clash of the Champions XVIII. Bagwell began a rivalry with Taylor, which culminated in a match between the two at SuperBrawl II, which Bagwell won. At WrestleWar, Bagwell lost to Scotty Flamingo. In the summer of 1992, Bagwell formed a tag team with Tom Zenk. At Clash of the Champions XIX, Zenk and Bagwell participated in a tournament for the newly created NWA World Tag Team Championship. They lost to Rick Rude and Steve Austin in the first round.

At Beach Blast, Bagwell competed against Greg Valentine in a losing effort. On February 20, 1993 edition of Worldwide, Bagwell participated in a tournament for the vacated WCW World Television Championship, losing to Maxx Payne in the first round. The following night, at SuperBrawl III, Bagwell teamed with Erik Watts against Hollywood Blonds in a losing effort.

Bagwell formed a tag team with Too Cold Scorpio and the two began a rivalry with Bobby Eaton and Chris Benoit, which culminated in a tag team match between the two teams at Slamboree, which Bagwell and Scorpio won. Bagwell began a rivalry with Lord Steven Regal, which culminated in a match between the two at Clash of the Champions XXII, which Regal won.

At Beach Blast, Too Cold Scorpio and Bagwell defeated Tex Slazenger and Shanghai Pierce in a tag team match. At Fall Brawl, Scorpio and Bagwell defeated Paul Orndorff and The Equalizer. After being undefeated at pay-per-view matches, Scorpio and Bagwell started rising in WCW's tag team division. On October 23 (taped October 4) edition of Saturday Night, Too Cold Scorpio and Bagwell defeated Nasty Boys to win the WCW World Tag Team Championship, thus giving Bagwell, his first championship in WCW.

Too Cold Scorpio and Bagwell appointed Teddy Long as their new manager. At Halloween Havoc, Scorpio and Bagwell lost the WCW World Tag Team Championship back to Nasty Boys. Scorpio and Bagwell's reign ended at 20 days. At Battlebowl, Bagwell was randomly paired with Tex Slazenger. Bagwell and Slazenger lost to Rick Rude and Shanghai Pierce in a Battlebowl qualifying match.

Too Cold Scorpio and Bagwell began their next rivalry against Pretty Wonderful. At Starrcade, Scorpio and Bagwell lost to Pretty Wonderful after The Assassin delivered a Headbutt to Scorpio. On January 8, 1994 edition of Saturday Night, Pretty Wonderful defeated Scorpio and Bagwell in a rematch. The following week, on January 15 edition of Saturday Night, Bagwell and Scorpio defeated Pretty Wonderful. At Clash of the Champions XXVI, Bagwell and Scorpio defeated Pretty Wonderful in a rematch to end the rivalry.

Bagwell and Too Cold Scorpio feuded with teams like Pretty Wonderful, Harlem Heat and Tex Slazenger and Shanghai Pierce throughout early 1994. In March 1994, Bagwell participated in the European Cup Tournament, losing to Ron Simmons in the first round. On April 23 edition of Saturday Night, Bagwell and Too Cold Scorpio defeated The Gambler and Tony Zane in a tag team match which would turn out to be their last match as a tag team. Scorpio left WCW shortly after.

On May 28 edition of Saturday Night, Bagwell formed a new tag team Stars and Stripes with The Patriot and the two defeated Dick Slater and Chris Sullivan in their first match as a tag team. Bagwell started wearing a patriotic gear to match his gimmick with Patriot and the two competed as a patriotic tag team. They began feuding with Pretty Wonderful for the WCW World Tag Team Championship. At Fall Brawl, Stars and Stripes unsuccessfully challenged Pretty Wonderful for the championship.

On September 25 edition of Saturday Night, Stars and Stripes defeated Pretty Wonderful to win the WCW World Tag Team Championship. At Halloween Havoc, Stars and Stripes lost the championship back to Pretty Wonderful. Stars and Stripes' reign ended at 28 days. At Clash of the Champions XXIX, Stars and Stripes defeated Pretty Wonderful to win their second WCW World Tag Team Championship. On January 14, 1995 (taped December 8) edition of Saturday Night, Stars and Stripes lost the championship to Harlem Heat. Stars and Stripes' reign ended at 22 days. At Clash of the Champions XXX, Stars and Stripes unsuccessfully challenged Harlem Heat for the championship. Later that night, Stars and Stripes rescued Sting from being double teamed by Guardian Angel and Avalanche.

At April 25 house show, Bagwell competed in a tournament for the vacated WCW United States Heavyweight Championship. He lost to Meng in the first round. On June 17 edition of Worldwide, Stars and Stripes defeated local competitors in a tag team match. It turned out to be Stars and Stripes' last match as The Patriot left WCW shortly after. After competing in several tag teams throughout his WCW career, Bagwell earned the reputation of the tag team specialist. He began a rivalry with Sgt. Craig Pittman. At The Great American Bash, Bagwell was scheduled to compete against Pittman but Bagwell suffered a leg injury and was replaced by Jim Duggan.

Bagwell returned to WCW on July 29 edition of Saturday Night in a losing effort against Ric Flair, with the assistance of Arn Anderson who Flair held for leverage. Bagwell formed short lived tag teams with Jim Duggan and Alex Wright to pursue the WCW World Tag Team Championship but both teams failed. His next proper tag team was formed on September 16 edition of Saturday Night. He formed a tag team with Scotty Riggs called American Males. They defeated Sgt. Buddy Lee Parker and Lt. James Earl Wright in their first match as a tag team.

On September 18 edition of Monday Nitro, American Males defeated Harlem Heat to win the WCW World Tag Team Championship. On October 28 (taped October 11) edition of Saturday Night, American Males lost the championship back to Harlem Heat. American Males' reign ended at 23 days. At World War 3, Bagwell participated in the first-ever World War 3 Battle Royal for the vacated WCW World Heavyweight Championship. Randy Savage won.

In 1996, American Males started to lose their popularity and reputation and began a long losing streak. They continued their quest to regain the WCW World Tag Team Championship but failed in winning the championship. At The Great American Bash, Bagwell lost to Diamond Dallas Page. At World War 3, Bagwell participated in the World War 3 Battle Royal to determine the #1 contender for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship. The Giant won the Battle Royal.

The following night, on November 25 edition of Monday Nitro, American Males went to the arena after Eric Bischoff threatened the entire WCW roster to join New World Order (nWo) within thirty days. Bagwell turned heel by betraying Scotty Riggs as he delivered a Shoulder Neckbreaker to Riggs, thus ending American Males. Bagwell completely changed his good guy image and changed his attitude of a cocky, proud and confident competitor. He joined nWo and developed his gimmick by changing his ring name to Buff Bagwell.

Marcus Alexander Bagwell's WCW Photo Gallery:

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2 Cold Scorpio & Marcus Alexander Bagwell
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Stars and Stripes
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Marcus Alexander Bagwell in WCW
mel donnell
2/14/2017 01:14:27 am

hi just a fan who still has old dvd of you I heard a story you were hert hope all is well an old fan who just remembers you thanks for all you did in wrestling mel donnell

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