Big Dick Dudley



Height: 6'3"

Weight: 285 lbs

Real Name: Alex Rizzo

DOB: 1968

DOD: 5/16/02

Hometown: Dudleyville

Other Names: Alexander The Great

Wrestler Since: 1993

Finishing Maneuver: Total Penetration

Previous PWI 500 Rankings: #316(2000), #273(1999), #200(1998), #279(1997), #310(1996)

History: He was one of the first ones out of Dudleyville, starting a craze that continues to this day. He was married to a beautiful female wrestler, and seemed to have everything in front of him. Yet, sadly, he'll always be remembered behind his "brothers", and for his early passing from this world.

Alex Rizzo grew up idolizing many different wrestlers in the 1980s, from Hulk Hogan to Andre the Giant. As he grew larger himself, Rizzo decided to go into the craft, going to train with Johnny Rodz in 1986. Creating the character of Alexander the Great, Rizzo tried out the independent scene for a few years, drifting through federations like the WXW. While being a monster wrestler with a great physique, Rizzo rarely became the star attraction. Still, he continued honing his skills, until coming to a Philadelphia-based organization, Eastern Championship Wrestling, in 1994. He entered just as the federation began to take off, breaking away from its NWA ties and becoming Extreme. This allowed Rizzo a chance to shine, and he took it, transforming into Big Dick Dudley, the man from Dudleyville.

With his partner, Dudley Dudley, the "brothers" became a strong group in ECW, with their strong-arm antics. Big Dick became known for his powerhouse finisher, the Total Penetration, a double arm chokeslam into a tigerbomb, as well as his dangerous habit of attacking fans at ringside. Soon, more Dudleys were added, including Bubba Ray, D-Von, Snot, Spike, Psycho Sam & Dances With Dudley, creating a very dangerous family. Big Dick, being the eldest as well as the largest, formed the heart of the group, planning out attacks and what not. He also had to deal with brotherly problems, including feuds with D-Von and Spike.

Although Big Dick was the leader of the family, he rarely was given title shots, instead content to sit back and direct his "brothers" in their quests for gold. His aid to Bubba Ray and D-Von basically helped create the great tag-team that was the Dudley Boyz, and his assistance made a small-fry like Spike a household name. Some would say that Big Dick's biggest accomplishment was meeting and marrying Elektra, a female wrestler with ECW. Unfortunately, their marriage didn't last, leaving Big Dick single once again. Big Dick's best year came in 1998, when he teamed frequently with the Dudley Boyz against many foes. He also carried on almost a year-long feud with Spike Dudley, the biggest brother against the smallest, with the fans firmly on the side of the underdog. In 1999, though, Big Dick's time with ECW ended, as he left the company.

Big Dick would spend time in many different organizations over the next couple of years. He helped found the semi-popular XPW, known for its hardcore antics. At one point, Big Dick took home the XPW Heavyweight Title, a major accomplishment for the big man. He would go on to earn belts in the NWA Jersey faction and the USPW federation. But things soon began to go downhill for the senior member of the Dudleyz. In only two years, Big Dick was involved in four auto accidents, including a serious motorcycle crash that left him with a broken neck. This kept Big Dick on the sidelines of wrestling for over a year, while his fellow Dudleys began to make a splash in the WWF. There was some speculation that Big Dick, once he healed up, would soon join his "family" together for another Dudleyville run. Alas, it was not to be.

On May 16th, 2002, Alex Rizzo was found dead in his apartment. It has been speculated, though not confirmed, that Rizzo died of kidney failure due to a small dependency on pain killers from his injuries. Rizzo's character may not be remembered as well as characters like Bubba Ray, D-Von or Spike, but it can't be forgotten that, with Big Dick Dudley, none of the others would have made their way into the hearts of wrestling fans around the world. Rizzo's contributions to the world of wrestling cannot be understated, and he will definitely be missed by many of the ECW fans who grew up watching him, just as he grew up watching other wrestlers.

Pay-Per-View/Show Summary: (13 - 8)
- ECW Wrestlepalooza '95 (August 5) = Big Dick, Snot Dudley, Stevie Richards & Raven won over Tommy Dreamer, Cactus Jack & the Pitbulls.
- ECW Hardcore Heaven '96 (June 27) = Big Dick & Bubba Ray Dudley lost, via DQ, to JT Smith & Little Guido.
- ECW Natural Born Killers (August 24, '96) = Big Dick & Bubba Ray Dudley beat D-Von Dudley & Axl Rotten.
- ECW Chapter 2 (May 10, '97) = Big Dick & D-Von Dudley won over the Gangstas.
- ECW Born To Be Wild (August 9, '97) = Big Dick, Bubba Ray & D-Von Dudley beat Axl Rotten, Balls Mahoney & Hack Myers.
- ECW House Party '98 (January 10) = Big Dick, Bubba Ray & D-Von Dudley defeated Spike Dudley, Kronus & New Jack.
- ECW Cyberslam '98 (February 21) = Big Dick, Bubba Ray & D-Von Dudley lost a "Three Way Dance" to Balls Mahoney, Axl Rotten & the Sandman. Spike Dudley, Kronus & New Jack formed the third team.
- ECW A Matter of Respect '98 (May 16) = Big Dick, Bubba Ray & D-Von Dudley lost a "Stairway To Hell" Match to Spike Dudley, Tommy Dreamer & the Sandman.
- ECW Arena (June 6, '98) = Big Dick, Bubba Ray Dudley, D-Von Dudley & Jack Victory won a "Steel Cage" Match over Spike Dudley, Tommy Dreamer, New Jack & the Sandman.
- ECW Arena (June 27, '98) = Big Dick, Bubba Ray & D-Von Dudley defeated Tommy Dreamer, Atsushi Onita & the Sandman.
- ECW Arena (July 18, '98) = Big Dick Dudley took down Spike Dudley.
- ECW Heat Wave '98 (August 2) = Big Dick, Bubba Ray & D-Von Dudley lost a "Street Fight" to Tommy Dreamer, Spike Dudley & the Sandman.
- XPW Reseda Show (September 24, '99) = Dudley lost a "Three Way" Match to Johnny Webb. Damian Steele was the other participant.
- XPW Ventura Show (September 25, '99) = Dudley won a "Three Way" Match over Johnny Webb and Damian Steele.
- XPW Reseda Show (October 29, '99) = Dudley won, via DQ, over Jake Lawless.
- XPW Hollywood Show (December 18, '99) = Dudley won the XPW Heavyweight Title from Damian Steele.
- XPW Los Angeles Show (November 11, '00) = Dudley lost a "Triple Threat" Match to the XPW Heavyweight Champ, Sabu. Kronus was the other participant.
- XPW Los Angeles Show (January 13, '01) = Dudley was beaten by Tool.
- XPW Los Angeles Show (February 3, '01) = Dudley won over the Supreme.
- XPW Van Nuys Show (March 17, '01) = Dudley defeated Kraq. Later in the night, Dudley fell to Pogo the Clown.

Title Summary:
- XPW Heavyweight Champion (12/18/99 - 1/29/00)
- NWA New Jersey Heavyweight Champion (2/05/00 - 2/00)
- USPW Heavyweight Champion (2/03/00 - 6/02/00)
- NWA New Jersey Hardcore Champion (1/27/01 - 7/12/01)
- USPW Tag-Team Champion w/ Psycho Sam (2/18/01 - 3/04/01)
- USPW Heavyweight Champion(2) (3/18/01 - 6/03/01)

PWI Achievement Awards: (0 wins, 0 1st RUs, 0 2nd RUs, 0 3rd RUs)
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