Mike Awesome was one of the first wrestlers to “invade” the WWF as part of the WCW Invasion storyline..
June 25th 2001 – RAW: Mike Awesome snuck into the building and defeated Rhyno for the WWF Hardcore Title!
July 7, 2001 – WWF Live Event: The Undertaker & Kane defeated Diamond Dallas Page & Mike Awesome..
July 9, 2001–RAW: Kane & Chris Jericho vs Mike Awesome & Lance Storm ended in a No Contest..
~~~Tommy Dreamer & Rob Van Dam interfered at the end and Paul Heyman announced the rebirth of ECW..
July 12, 2001–SmackDown!: Jeff Hardy defeated Mike Awesome to win the WWF Hardcore Title..
July 16, 2001–RAW: Mike Awesome defeated Edge with the help from Lance Storm.
July 22, 2001–InVasion: Edge & Christian defeated Mike Awesome & Lance Storm.
Mike Awesome’s push slowly deflated, perhaps due to former boss Paul Heyman’s WWF TV writing influences..
July 28, 2001 – WWF Live Event: Tazz & Rhyno & Mike Awesome & Rob Van Dam defeated William Regal & Tajiri & Kane & Chris Jericho..
July 29, 2001 – HEAT: Hardcore Holly defeated Mike Awesome..
July 29, 2001 – WWF Live Event: Chris Jericho & William Regal & Tajiri defeated Rob Van Dam & Tazz & Mike AWesome..
August 4, 2001 – Jakked: The Big Show & Billy Gunn defeated Mike Awesome & Rhyno..
August 5, 2001 – WWF Live Event: The Dudley Boyz defeated Edge & Christian and Mike Awesome & Shawn Stasiak in a 3-WAY match..
August 11, 2001 – Jakked: Albert defeated Mike Awesome..
August 12, 2001 – HEAT: Crash Holly & Hardcore Holly defeated Mike Awesome & Shawn Stasiak..
August 17, 2001 – WWF Live Event: The Big Show & Billy Gunn & Hardcore & Crash Holly & Albert & Scotty 2 Hotty defeated Sean OHaire & Chuck Palumbo & Tommy Dreamer & Mike Awesome & Shawn Stasiak & Hugh Morris..
August 18, 2001 – Jakked: Mike Awesome defeated K-Kwik..
August 24, 2001 – WWF Live Event: The Acolytes defeated Tommy Dreamer & Mike Awesome..
September 1, 2001 – Jakked: Billy Gunn defeated Mike Awesome..
September 15, 2001 – Jakked: Albert & X-Pac defeated Mike Awesome & Justin Credible..
September 22, 2001 – Jakked: The Acolytes defeated Mike Awesome & Hugh Morris..
September 23, 2001 – HEAT: Mike Awesome defeated Crash Holly..
September 29, 2001 – Jakked: Albert defeated Mike Awesome..
September 29, 2001 – WWF Live Event: Bradshaw defeated Mike Awesome..
September 30, 2001 – HEAT: Spike Dudley defeated Mike Awesome..
October 6, 2001 – WWF Live Event: The Acolytes defeated Chuck Palumbo & Mike Awesome..
October 13, 2001 – Jakked: The Acolytes defeated Chuck Palumbo & Mike Awesome..
October 14, 2001 – WWF Live Event: The Big Show & Spike Dudley defeated Mike Awesome & Hugh Morris..
October 20, 2001 – Jakked: Mike Awesome defeated Scotty 2 Hotty..
October 27, 2001 – Jakked: Albert & X-Pac defeated Mike AWesome & Tommy Dreamer..
Early 2006: Mike Awesome confirmed that he had retired from wrestling to spend time with family and sell real estate..
February 17, 2007: Mike Awesome (42) was found dead at his home in Tampa as a result of an apparent suicide by hanging..
Dylan Bowker wrote: Mike Awesome has been a proven commodity over the years.Showing us his amazing in-ring ability that showcased dazzling high flying,explosive power moves, and out of control hardcore brawling.Leading promotions such as FMW and ECW to new heights of popularity and notiriety holding the ECW world heavyweight and world tag team titles and the highly prestigious FMW doubles titles.In his classic matches with Spike Dudley,Mikey Whipwreck,Hayabusa,and especially Masato Tanaka in the most famous matches of his career.utilising moves like the high flying Awesome Splash to his finisher the ever devastating Awesome Bomb(A.K.A the lyger bomb).But his career has also been clouded by many a dark situation.From leaving ECW with the world championship jumping to arch-rival WCW,to being turned into the dread-ful That 70’s Guy and the highly offensive Fat Chick Thriller in WCW,and being horribly misused in the WWF.Mike has taken many a twist and turn in his career a living example of peaks and valleys and as I recently found out on OWW Mike Alphonso(Awesome) has retired from the sport of pro wrestling after a 17 year career to spend time with his fam,ily and sell real estate.From being a 24 year old nobody known as The Pro from Puerto Rico to being one of the top wrestlers in the world going through MLW,TNA,ECW,FMW,WWF,Z-1 Hustle,and WCW.Awesome has done it all in wrestling won championships,wrestled all over the world,had unforgettable matches and made a lasting impression on everyone who watched this 6’6,300 pound man mountain in the ring.So as we say gooday to Mr.Awesome and this article I for one would just like to say goodbye one last time to this master of the tables and chairs(with all apologies to Sabu and the Dudley Boyz).
Michael Lee Alfonso
January 24, 1965
Height and Weight
6'6" 292 lbs
The Pro (debut)
The Gladiator (FMW)
The Career Killer (WCW)
Fat Chick Thriller (WCW)
That 70s Guy (WCW)
The Awesome Bomb
The Awesome Splash
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