OWW Weekly News & Notes for May 26th

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“The latest edition of ‘Fighting Females’ is online at http:///www.fightingfemales.co.uk It’s an international edition with interviews/columns from the States, Mexico, England, Sweden, Germany and Australia. Just click on the image of the front cover on our home page.”

WWE issued the following statement: WrestleMania 27 Travel Packages will be available for purchase at WWE Shop at the end of July. As soon as information is available, it will be posted on www.WWE.com.

WWE developmental signee Jemma Palmer, aka Inferno on the British version of Gladiators, competed in her first professional wrestling match this past Saturday at Pro-Wrestling: EVE in the UK. Immediately following the match, Jemma caught up with Diva-Dirt.com’s Women of Wrestling Podcast to discuss her first pro match and the visa issues which are delaying her from reporting to FCW. Jemma tells us that she hopes to be in Florida next month (June) to begin work for WWE. WWE fans can get to know the newest Diva acquisition by listening to the full interview right here..

WWE Superstar Carlito (Carlos Colon Jr.) has been released from his World Wrestling Entertainment contract as of today May 21, 2010. Carlito’s termination was due to his first violation of the WWE Wellness Program and his subsequent refusal to attend a rehabilitation facility.

In Your Head Wrestling Radio will be joined by Lex Luger live tonight at 8 PM EST on www.inyourheadonline.com Call in and ask a question live, 1-508-644-8503.

SHIMMER Women Athletes returns to live action at the Berwyn Eagles Club (6309 26th Street) in Berwyn, IL on Saturday & Sunday, September 11th & 12th, 2010. Volumes 33-36 of the SHIMMER DVD series will be filmed over the course of the weekend. Bell time on Saturday, September 11th is 2pm. Bell time on Sunday, September 12th is 1pm. More details concerning the September 11th & 12th SHIMMER events will be revealed at www.SHIMMERwrestling.com during the coming months. Mark your calendars!

Episode 8 of Wrestlicious Takedown is online here.. Glory (Christie Ricci) becomes the first ever Wrestlicious Champion on this week’s episode (9) of Wrestlicious Takedown. The episode aired in Canada on Monday night and will be posted online later in the week. ,

Dragon Gate USA released a new video featuring footage from both of their Canada shows. It puts over one of their main angles with CHIKARA vs. Kamikaze USA. click here to watch video..

DGUSA also has 5 updates in the www.DGUSA.tv News Alerts section including a match for the First Anniversary Show on 7/24 in Philly and an update on Teddy Hart.

New England Championship Wrestling celebrates its 10th anniversary with a special 3 night celebration, Friday, August 6 (banquet), Saturday, August 7 (Birthday Bash 10), and Sunday, August 8 (TV Taping) in Quincy, MA.  Special early-bird Super Tickets are on sale now at a big discount price. Matches and details will be announced over the coming weeks.  For more information, visit www.NECWwrestling.com

CTV in Canada aired back-to-back episodes of Stratusphere, starring Trish Stratus, on May 24th, 2010 at 6 & 6:30 AM.. [reported by Devin Cutting]

Jeremy Borash was a guest Monday night on Right After Wrestling with Arda Ocal, where he discussed a number of topics including: iMPACT moving back to Thursday, Orlando Jordan’s character, Mr. Anderson, TNA firings, locker room morale, Shelton Benjamin & Mickie James, Bret Hart on RAW, and Eric Young’s eating habits. The Podcast can be downloaded by clicking here..

Former TNA Knockout, Awesome Kong once again joins Diva Dirt, this time on the Women of Wrestling Podcast with Stew Allen & Lee Burton to discuss numerous topics including the discrepancies in pay between men and women, comparisons being made between her and new TNA Knockout, Betsy Ruth aka Rosie Lottalove. She also discusses her return to ROH on May 8th as well as her return to Japan recently. Listen to the interview right here

Former WWE Women’s champion Mickie James catches up with Diva Dirt to discuss the release of her debut album, ‘Strangers & Angels’ this past Tuesday. Mickie reveals how much of the record she wrote, her plans to join Facebook and her reaction to the record’s success on iTunes. The interview can be read by clicking here.

The ECWA has announced the participants for the 14th Annual Super 8 Tournament, which takes place at the Newark Boys & Girls Club in Newark, Delaware on July 10th, 2010. The participants are: U-Gene AKA Nick Dinsmore, Austin Creed AKA Consequences Creed, Tommaso Ciampa AKA Thomas Penmanship, Barry Ryte, Alex Reynolds, Chris Wylde, Scott Wright AKA Scotty Charisma, and Brian Milonas… For more information, go to http://ecwaprowrestling.com/main/super8.html

The May 19 edition of Evan Ginzburg’s Legends Radio co-hosted by Rick Hendrickson at www.legendsradio.net (Archived 24/7) featured Old school wrestler/author Diamond Jim Brady, Chief Dudley (Original ECW Dudley “Dances With Dudley”), Wrestling historian/cookbook author Ron Marcella, plus great independent music by The Persuaders and more… To listen to the show Click Here!

Strong Style Productions proudly presents our Third Blu-Ray release : “Quick Shootin’ With Allison Danger” “Quick Shootin’ ” is anything but quick! Running at 222 mins and for the time being is available on Blu-Ray as a European exclusive (Stay tuned for the US Blu-Ray release), this is the first “Shoot Interview” to our knowledge, available on Blu-Ray Disc. “Quick Shootin’ With Allison Danger” is available on both Blu-Ray & DVD exclusively through : www.strongstyleproductions.com

To celebrate the six month anniversary of Bloodstained Memoirs a new blog was put up today which includes an unreleased and never before seen Bloodstained Memoirs intro in its development stage: click here to view..

Promolast Events (www.PromolastEvents.com) has released a special video message from Nora “Molly Holly” Greenwald discussing Atlanta and the WCW PowerPlant to promote her appearance at the upcoming Promolast Atlanta Reunion Pro Wrestling Fanfest in 2 weeks on June 4th/5th in Atlanta (where she’ll be appearing alongside Booker T, Lex Luger, Diamond Dallas Page, Kimberly Page, “The Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase, Ron Simmons, Howard Finkel, Raven and many others). Here’s the link to the YouTube video

Promolast Events recently conducted a Twitterview with legendary ring announcer and WWE Hall of Famer Howard Finkel – the transcript has been archived under the News & Press section of www.PromolastEvents.com

Pictures from National Wrestling Superstars “2010 Chris Candido Memorial J-Cup Tournament” in Kenilworth, NJ May 14th are now posted on the Web: http://www.foto-mark.com/NWS/ – reported by Mark “Foto-Mark” Engel

On May 22nd, 2010 False Count Radio interviewed Smith Hart of the legendary Hart family. To listen to the show go here..

Jersey All Pro Wrestling Presents “Notorious Thunder” Live Saturday May 22, 2010 at the Rec Center 275 East Milton Ave Rahway, NJ 8PM. Doors will open at 6:30 with a very rare autograph session with Japanese Legend “JUSHIN THUNDER LIGER” [click here for results]

Former WWE Tag Team Champions, Deuce (Sim Snuka) & Domino are now accepting personal appearance & wrestling bookings through Bill Behrens at showbis@aol.com and www.sbibookings.com . Additionally WWE Legend and Hall Of Famer, Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka, can be booked with the tag team as their manager. They fly out of Phoenix, Louisville & Philadelphia

WWE will be holding back-to-back Smackdown tapings on Tuesday, August 17th, 2010 in Bakersfield, California and Wednesday, August 18th, 2010 in Fresno, California. Go to http://prowrestlingevents.tk or http://prowrestlingevents.webs.com for info about upcoming wrestling shows worldwide.

TNA returns to the Warren J. Harang Jr. Municipal Auditorium in Thibodaux, Louisiana on August 14th, 2010. Tickets go on sale July 9th, 2010 at 10 AM. Go to http://wherewrestlinghappens.tk or http://prowrestlingevents.webs.com for info about upcoming wrestling shows worldwide.

Thomas McGovern’s book about the Empire Wrestling Federation and School of Hard Knocks entitled “HARD BOYS + BAD GIRLS” is now available. It follows the superstars of the EWF. 79 color photographs and twenty interviews tell the stories of what motivates these dedicated athletes. For more information go to www.thomasmcgovern.net

The Armpit, pro wrestling & MMA’s least trusted news source, has returned to the world wide web under new ownership. Brand new articles and content will be published regularly in the coming weeks, beginning with today’s exclusive headline story, “Dana White F-Bombs Iran.” In addition, the popular Backstage Fights page is now interactive, and more outrageous Pick My Brain interviews are in the works. The new regime at The Armpit is excited to bring readers the latest, hard-hitting news as only they can, featuring WWE, UFC, TNA, Strikeforce, and all the larger-than-life personalities therein. Since 2002, The Armpit has operated sporadically for 8 years, but is now permanently live and online at ArmpitWrestling.com. Under new ownership and leadership in 2010, The Armpit seeks to wave the flag as pro wrestling & MMA’s least trusted news source for many years to come.

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