Learning to break kayfabe
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Re: Why Mabel?
There are several plausible theories you could come up with, the main two being that they were short on heels and that Vince loves the big guys.
Mabel was the best option for a big man at the time. While Bam Bam was the much better wrestler, for one he wasn't much bigger than Diesel, he didn't bring in that "Oh wow Diesel may actually lose this!" while Mabel did, and secondly Bigelow had turned face only months before, another quick swerve would have just been pointless.
I'd also like to bring up Bam Bam's legitimacy as a singles competitor. While Bam Bam did very well with the Million Dollar Corporation, on his own they never let Bam Bam flourish and become a true contender. He hadn't won a singles bout on PPV since KOTR 93 and no one had forgotten his loss to Lawrence Taylor, he simply didn't fit the bill.
They needed a big guy and Mabel was there best option, simple as that, had they used Bam Bam better he would have already won the goddamn KOTR a year or two prior.