• Old School WWF Referee Celebrates His Birthday
Old School WWF Referee Bill Alfonso (Real name: William Sierra) turns 63 today.
After working as a referee for the World Wrestling Federation during the early 90s, Bill Alfonso joined Paul Heyman’s ECW Extreme Championship Wrestling promotion in 1995 and soon became a manager, managing the likes of Taz, Sabu & “RVD” Rob Van Dam.
The last time we saw him was during the ECW One Night Stand 2005 & 2006 PPVs, as well as the TNA Hardcore Justice 2010 PPV. All 3 were ECW Tribute shows.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BILL ALFONSO!
• Chris Jericho Makes A Big Donation To Kamala’s Family
After Old School WWF Legend Kamala passed away, a GoFundMe page was set up for funeral expenses and general help for his family.
Below is what the description reads for his GoFundMe page:
“To millions of people across the world, Kamala the Ugandan Giant was a wrestling icon who entertained fans for three decades. The image of Kamala slapping his belly after one of his trademark chops or body-slams will forever be etched in our memory.
To so many others, though, Kamala was simply James Harris, a good ol’ southerner from Mississippi who loved his wife, long truck rides in his 18-wheeler, crab legs, singing … and, most of all, laughing. James was one of the kindest, most gentle souls on this earth, and he was taken from us way too soon when he passed Aug. 9 from complications from diabetes
Because James brought so much joy to so many of us, let’s honor him by giving something back. Along with funeral expenses, this fundraiser will help James’ wife, Emmer Jean, get back on her feet after a taxing 10 years, as she was forced to quit her job to care for James full-time after he lost both of his legs to diabetes.
Emmer Jean is a true warrior who stood by her husband’s side until the very end. Let’s honor Kamala – let’s honor JAMES – and help ease some of the financial burden she will face in the coming weeks and months. I have known Emmer since 2014, when I interviewed James at his home for a feature story I wrote for Bleacher Report. She is aware (and appreciative) of this fundraiser; 100 percent of the funds generated here will go directly to her to help pay for funeral expenses and other costs.”
The target is set at $25,000, and $22,377 have been raised so far by 284 people.
Old School WWF Legend Chris Jericho made a major donation of $5,000. Impact Wrestling’s Scott D’Amore donated $2,500.
It should be noted that Jericho donated $5,000 to Kamala’s family in April 2019 as well, so they could save their home.
You can donate by tapping here.