• Attitude Era Diva Passed Away 6 Years Ago Today
On this day in 2017, we lost Old School WWF Attitude Era Diva Nicole Bass at the age of 52 after a stroke.
Nicole Bass was a professional bodybuilder from 1985 till 1997, before she got into professional wrestling and joined Paul Heyman’s Extreme Championship Wrestling in 1998.
At WWF WrestleMania XV in 1999, she made her World Wrestling Federation debut as the female bodyguard of Women’s Champion Sable.
During Nicole’s final days with the promotion, she was in a team with fellow WWF diva Ivory, before leaving the promotion for good.
She left and filed a lawsuit against the WWF, claiming that she was sexually harassed by “The Brooklyn Brawler” Steve Lombardi. The case was dismissed in 2003.
Bass then continued to wrestle on the independent scene, including matches for Xtreme Pro Wrestling (XPW), NWA Jersey and World Xtreme Wrestling.
† REST IN PEACE NICOLE BASS
August 10, 1964 – February 17, 2017
• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (February 17, 2007) – Old School Veteran Passed Away
On this day in 2007, we lost Old School ECW/WCW/WWF Veteran “The Gladiator” Mike Awesome (Real name: Michael Alfonso) at the age of 42.
After spending most of his Professional Wrestling career in Japan, Mike Awesome ended up wrestling for Paul Heyman’s Extreme Championship Wrestling (1998, 1999-2000), Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling (2000-2001) and the World Wrestling Federation (2001-2002, 2005) before he retired in 2006.
During his WCW days, Awesome also had quite a few other gimmick names, such as “The Career Killer”, “That ’70s Guy” or “The Fat Chick Thriller”.
He was the cousin of Hulk Hogan’s nephew Horace Hogan (Michael Bollea).
REST IN PEACE MIKE AWESOME
January 24, 1965 – February 17, 2007