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Mike Awesome

  • Original Name Michael Alfonso
  • Birth 24 Jan 1965 Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida, USA
  • Death 17 Feb 2007 Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida, USA
  • Burial Great Falls, Cascade County, Montana, USA
  • Plot Row 2, Plot #6
  • Memorial ID 17991309

Professional Wrestler. Born Michael Alfonso, he broke into the business in the 1980s learning his trade in the Pro Wrestling Federation. In 1990, he debuted in the Frontier Martial Arts Wrestling league Japan and at 6‘6" 290 pounds, became known as "The Gladiator". In the FMW, he went on to two World Brass Knuckles Tag Team Championships, World Street Fight Six-Man Tag Team Champion and Independent World Heavyweight Title Champion by 1997. He returned the United States, joined the Eastern Championship Wrestling league and won the ECW World Title in 1999. He continued to defend his ECW title touring the United States and Japan performing on Nitro Pay-Per-View television. In 2001, he won the WWF Hardcore title and was the first wrestler to be presented on television as the World Championship Wrestling star. His last match was in 2005, retiring in 2006.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
  • Added: 19 Feb 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 17991309
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mike Awesome (24 Jan 1965–17 Feb 2007), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17991309, citing Elmwood Estates Cemetery, Great Falls, Cascade County, Montana, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .