Pro Wrestling Torch reported yesterday that former ECW champion Mike Alfonso, aka Mike Awesome, died after an apparent suicide attempt over the weekend (link courtesy Jon Solomon).

Awesome (above, left) was involved in a particularly bizarre situation in 2000, when he jumped to WCW while still holding the ECW belt. Under threat of legal action from ECW, Awesome dropped the strap to Taz (above right) after having already having made his WCW debut.

Awesome’s WCW tenure was highlighted by the unfortunate gimmick of “That 70’s Guy”, along with feuds with Kevin Nash, the Insane Clown Posse and another with the recently deceased Bam Bam Bigelow.