Bill Alfonso

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Career Highlights

 

  • Alfonso was a world-traveled referee for every major wrestling promotion (including the WWF) before he entered ECW..
  • May 1995: Alfonso debuted as a trouble-shooting referee, Alfonso literally turned the promotion upside down!
  • Alfonso led Taz to an incredible undefeated streak which lasted well over a year..
  • Alfonso led Rob Van Dam to the longest World Television Championship reign in the history of ECW..
  • Alfonso is the self proclaimed “Manager of Champions”.
  • Alfonso also managed Sabu..
  • Alfonso appeared at the side of Sabu for several World Wrestling All-Stars events..
  • October 2002: Apparently, Missy Hyatt took Bill Alfonso to court and in particular, the Judge Mathis TV show..
  • ~~~The case centered around the damage the Alphonso did to her Porsche..
  • ~~~Judge Mathis awarded the case to Hyatt who receieved a $500 reward..
  • December 21, 2002 – XPW Merry F’n X-Mas: Bill Alfonso made his only appearance ever in XPW, as the referee to the TV title match..
  • June 10, 2005 – Hardcore Homecoming: Sabu defeated Terry Funk and Sandman in a 3-WAY No-ropes Barbed Wire match!
  • ~~~Bill Alfonso got involved, pulling Shane Douglas into the wire, resulting in Francine attacking Alfonso!!
  • April 1, 2006–Elite Wrestling Entertainment: Lex Lovett defeated “Vivacious” Vito DeNucci w/Bill Alphonso by DQ..
  • April 28, 2006–EWE (Florida): Dusty Rhodes vs “Cowboy” Ron Bass ended in a No Contest with Bill Alfonso as referee..
  • June 12, 2005 – ECW One Night Stand: Rob Van Dam w/Bill Alfonso cut a “shoot” promo about ECW, WWE, his injury, and more..
  • ~~~Rhyno showed up and Gored RVD, the lights went out, and Sabu appeared | Sabu w/Bill Alfonso defeated Rhyno!
  • August 19, 2006–Pro Wrestling Unplugged: “Pitbull” Gary Wolf w/Todd Gordon defeated Z-Barr w/Bill Alfonso
  • April 28, 2007–2CW (Tournament Matches): Dizzie defeated Jason Axe w/Bill Alfonso in the Semi-Finals…
  • May 5, 2007–Women’s Extreme Wrestling: Bill Alfonso appeared as the WEW commissioner for the promotion..
  • June 29, 2009–Legends of The Arena: Sandman & Sabu w/Bill Alfonso defeated Raven (w/Chastity) & Justin Credible (w/Jason)..
  • ~~~The special guest referee was Terry Funk and Sandman’s two son’s interfered and got “revenge” for the old ECW storyline..Total Nonstop Action – EV2.0 vs. FORTUNE:
  • August 7, 2010 – TNA Hardcore Justice (ECW Tribute Show): Rob Van Dam w/Bill Alfonso defeated Sabu w/Bill Alfonso..
  • August 12, 2010 – The Whole F’n Show: Hulk Hogan invited all of the “EV2.0″ wrestlers to the ring thanked them for their contributions..
  • ~~~Hulk Hogan praised the “Extreme” athletes for raising the bar for TNA and then gave them the ring before going heading backstage..
  • ~~~Tommy Dreamer (surrounded by his EV2.0 brothers) cut a passionate promo until they were attacked and destroyed by FORTUNE!
  • ~~~~EV2.0 = Dreamer, Foley, Stevie Richards, Team 3-D, Rhino, Tony Luke, Guido Maritato, Sabu, Bill Alfonso, Sandman, & Raven..
  • ~~~~FORTUNE = Ric Flair, A.J. Styles, Frankie Kazarian, Robert Roode, James Storm, Douglas Williams, Matt Morgan, & Abyss..

    Jay Ambler wrote: Alfonso began as far back as 1979 with Eddie Graham’s Championship Wrestling from Florida (CWF). This would lead to other roles as a referee for the WWF/WWE, WCW, ECW and Jim Crockett’s NWA promotion. However it was Graham’s CWF promotion that featured Alfonso on their weekly television program with commentators Gordon Solie and Buddy Colt. Solie would often refer to Alfonso as ‘the man that calls it down the middle-Bill Alfonso’.

 

Interesting trivia: Alfonso is the step-brother of retired wrestler Bob Roop and David Sierra’s (Cuban Assassin) first cousin. Pro Wrestling Illustrated awarded Alfonso with their Manager of the Year award in 1997.