• ECW Veteran Passed Away 19 Years Ago Today At The Age Of 34
On this day in 2002, we lost Old School ECW Wrestler Big Dick Dudley (Real name: Alex Rizzo) at the young age of 34 due to kidney failure.
Big Dick Dudley was a founding member of The Dudley Boyz faction (before it became just a Tag Team of Bubba Ray & Devon) and wrestled for Paul E. Dangerously’s Extreme Championship Wrestling promotion from 1994 till 1999.
Later on, he joined Xtreme Pro Wrestling and became their World Heavyweight Champion.
In real life, Rizzo was married to ECW Valet Elektra.
† REST IN PEACE BIG DICK DUDLEY
January 12, 1968 – May 16, 2002
• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (May 16, 1999) – ECW Hardcore Heaven 1999
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on May 16, 1999, Extreme Championship Wrestling aired ‘ECW Hardcore Heaven 1999’ LIVE on PPV from the Mid-Hudson Civic Center in Poughkeepsie, New York.
This pay-per-view was the 5th out of a total of 6 Hardcore Heaven events that aired between 1994 and 2000.
Below are the results:
– ECW World Tag Team Championship: The Dudley Boyz (c) defeated Balls Mahoney & Spike Dudley
– Super Crazy defeated Taka Michinoku
– Yoshihiro Tajiri defeated Little Guido
– Lance Storm defeated Tommy Dreamer
– ECW World Television Championship: Rob Van Dam (c) defeated Jerry Lynn
– Sid Vicious wrestled Justin Credible to a no-contest
– Falls Count Anywhere – ECW World Heavyweight Championship: Taz (c) defeated Buh Buh Ray Dudley