Friday, 23 February 2007

R.I.P. Mike Awesome (1965-2007)

Mike Awesome, AKA the Gladiator AKA the Pro AKA That 70s Guy AKA 'Awesome' Mike Awesome, real name Michael Alfonso, was found dead at his home last Saturday. Pour out a little liquor. Not unlike Bam Bam Bigelow (also RIP), a big guy that could really go. Here's youtube footage of one of his many insane bouts against Masato Tanaka, from ECW's Heatwave '98. To quote Joey Styles, "Just look at this monster!"

In other news:

The Smoking Section has an excellent two-hour Mark Ronson DJ set

The Culture of Me reckons Village Voice has been reading his work on 'Neon Bible' by the Arcade Fire, and your truly's

Chris Eubank is King of Anglia

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