Monday, February 19, 2007

RIP: Mike Awesome

Mike Alfonso, better known as Mike Awesome, was found dead on Saturday evening in the Tampa area according to those close to the family. He was 42.

Mike Awesome was one of the top foreign stars in FMW in Japan, was ECW champion on two occasions in 1999 and 2000.

During his wrestling career he had notable feuds with stars such as, Masato Tanaka, Scott Steiner, Diamond Dallas Page, Lance Storm and Steve Corino.

He worked for a few months with WWF after the collapse of WCW, as well as with All Japan. Awesome had not been active in Professional Wrestling for some time. He was working as a realtor at Coldwell Banker at the time of his death.

The CAC sends our condolences to the friends and family of Mike "AWESOME" Alfonso.