OWW Weekly News & Notes for June 9th

You can now access OWW Radio here: http://www.owwradio.com

Purchase “Minnesota’s Golden Age of Wrestling – from Verne Gagne to the Road Warriors” by George Schire at the OWW Store by clicking here..

Jim Ross said on his blog: “On Some Of The NXT Names: Some of the names the NXT rookies have been anointed with are eye brow raisers like Curt Hennig’s son Joe is now going to be called McGillicutty. Help me with this one. I understand protecting one’s intellectual property but McGillicutty? Wasn’t that Lucille Arnez’s maiden name on ‘I Love Lucy?’ Bottom line is if the kid is any where close to his dad he can be called any thing he wants.”

WGN America will be airing a baseball game on Thursday, June 17th, 2010 at 7 PM (ET), so WWE Superstars is being bumped to 10 PM (ET), head-to-head with hour 2 of TNA Impact.

WWE will be doing a live edition of Smackdown on Friday, October 1st, 2010. The TV broadcast is part of the WWE Supershow in Oklahoma City that night.. [reported by Devin Cutting]

Monday Night Raw on December 13th, 2010 will be held at the New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, Louisiana. New Orleans was originally going to host the live edition of Smackdown on October 1st, 2010 but that show has been moved to Oklahoma City.

The latest episode of Right After Wrestling radio includes callers first reactions to the NXT beatdown and carnage to end this week’s RAW. Download the podcast here..

World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. announced that Eddie Hill will assume the role of Senior Vice President, Marketing, effective June 7, 2010. Hill will be responsible for providing strategic direction around WWE’s branding and promotions, television tune-in, pay-per-view events, network affiliate marketing, WWE Studios and market research. He will report directly to Michelle D. Wilson, Executive Vice President, Marketing.

TNA Victory Road on July 11th, 2010 will be held at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida. Go to http://prowrestlingevents.tk or http://prowrestlingevents.webs.com for info about upcoming wrestling shows worldwide.

TNA Hard Justice on August 8th, 2010 will be held at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida. Go to http://sportsentertainmentevents.tk or http://prowrestlingevents.webs.com for info about upcoming wrestling shows worldwide.

Irish Whip Wrestling (IwW) & Strong Style Productions proudly present: Inside The Ring (The Basics) With Doug Basham [Available on DVD]…. A cold, empty warehouse… 20 willing rookies… and 1 Pro-Wrestler… This is as REAL as Pro-Wrestling gets! Inside The Ring (The Basics) With Doug Basham gives you a fly-on-the-wall view of a training seminar by the former x2-Time WWE Tag-Team Champion. Watch as the rookies try land on their feet (and sometimes not!) and learn the basics required to make it as a top-level star in the wrestling business, and the age-old art of pro-wrestling. You can view screen shots here and clips here and here. “Inside The Ring (The Basics) With Doug Basham” is available now exclusively online through www.strongstyleproductions.com

Wrestlicious TakeDown will be back in June after a planned brief hiatus. The final four episodes of Season 1 will have all new matches and new sketches, and even a couple new characters! (i.e. “CoCo Montego” aka former TNA Knockout Sojo Bolt). The new shows are currently being produced and will feature content shot in May and June 2010. Stay tuned, Baby!

Eric Bischoff’s Micro Championship Wrestling will be holding an event at the 4th & B Lounge in San Diego, California on June 18th, 2010. Start time is 7 PM. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster. Go to http://wherewrestlinghappens.tk or http://prowrestlingevents.webs.com for info about upcoming wrestling shows worldwide.

Spike TV will be airing replays of Half Pint Brawlers on Thursdays at 11 PM (immediately after TNA Impact) beginning June 3rd, 2010. Go to http://prowrestlingevents.tk or http://prowrestlingevents.webs.com for info about upcoming wrestling shows worldwide.

Sal Hamaoui has been named Chief Operating Officer of Dragon Gate USA. Hamaoui has an impressive resume, ranging from FIP promoter to the main man behind ROH’s production for several years. We welcome Sal to DGUSA and have made this move to make the company better for you.

Here is a creepy, new video featuring rising star Jon Moxley: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40Ao3jZIvVc

The author of the all-new book “Minnesota’s Golden Age of Wrestling: From Verne Gagne to the Road Warriors,” George Schire, was one of the special guests on this week’s live edition of Monday Night Mayhem. To listen to the show, click here..

Former ROH World Tag Team champion & former PWG champion, “Mr. Wrestling” Kevin Steen,” was the other special guest on this week’s live edition of Monday Night Mayhem. To listen to the show, click here..

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

Eric Bischoff was on Monday Night Mayhem and that interview can be downloaded here..

The June 2nd edition of Evan Ginzburg’s Legends Radio co-hosted by Dr. Mike Lano at www.legendsradio.net (Archived 24/7) featuring Pro wrestling author/historian Vince Evans on The Destroyer & more.. plus Classic TV author/historian James Rosen on The Invaders, Route 66 and more… click here to download the show..

TNA Knockout ODB speaks to Right After Wrestling Radio: – Noted that she is “about to make a change” and talked at length about acting, how that’s a new challenge for her and she’s someone who constantly needs a challenge in her life, despite wrestling always being in her blood – Her start in pro wrestling and training with Eddie Sharkey – Origins of the ODB name – The difference between a Diva and a Knockout. – Having rode her bike to a bar while doing the interview. Download the podcast here..

The June 6th edition of The LAW is now online feat. Jim Cornette, Steve Austin, Dave Meltzer and Review a Wai (July 2001 ‘Invasion’ PPV) can be downloaded here..

Karen Angle is now available for autograph sessions and/or wrestling show appearances through Bill Behrens at showbis@aol.com and www.sbibookings.com – Karen currently flies out of Pittsburgh but will relocate to Nashville during the summer.

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

World Wrestling Entertainment(R) COO Donna Goldsmith to Participate In Noble Financial Sixth Annual Equity Conference on June 7th —- STAMFORD, Conn., Jun 02, 2010 — World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:WWE) announced today that its Chief Operating Officer, Donna Goldsmith, will participate in the Noble Financial Sixth Annual Equity Conference, on June 7, 2010, in Hollywood, FL. Ms. Goldsmith’s remarks are expected to begin at approximately 3:00 p.m. ET. A live webcast will be available online at http://corporate.wwe.com/investors. Also, a replay of the presentation will begin shortly after the actual presentation time and will be available until September 3, 2010.

Due to scheduling conflicts, the SmackDown World Tour live event scheduled on Saturday, July 10, 2010 at the UTC McKenzie Arena has been postponed until Friday, January 14, 2011 at 7:30pm. All tickets purchased for the Saturday, July 10, 2010 live event at 7:30pm will be honored at the Friday, January 14, 2011 Raw World Tour live event.

Sojournor “Sojo” Bolt (Josie) (TNA) out of Louisville, KY is now available for wrestling and personal appearance bookings through Bill Behrens at showbis@aol.com and www.sbibookings.com

WWE returns to the Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan on July 10th, 2010 at 7:30 PM. Tickets go on sale June 19th, 2010 at 10 AM. Go to http://wherewrestlinghappens.tk or http://prowrestlingevents.webs.com for info about upcoming wrestling shows worldwide.

The WWE Raw house show on Sunday, August 8th, 2010 will be held at the Coussoulis Arena in San Bernardino, California. Tickets go on sale in late June of 2010. Go to http://prowrestlingevents.tk or http://prowrestlingevents.webs.com for info about upcoming wrestling shows worldwide.

WWE returns to the City Bank Coliseum in Lubbock, Texas on August 21st, 2010 at 7:30 PM. Tickets go on sale June 26th, 2010 at 10 AM. Go to http://wherewrestlinghappens.tk or http://prowrestlingevents.webs.com for info about upcoming wrestling shows worldwide.

WWE Monday Night Raw on September 20th, 2010 will be held at the Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. Tickets go on sale June 7th, 2010 at noon. Go to http://wherewrestlinghappens.tk or http://prowrestlingevents.webs.com for info about upcoming wrestling shows worldwide.

TNA will be holding an event during the Shenandoah County Fair in Woodstock, Virginia on September 4th, 2010. Tickets go on sale June 5th, 2010 at http://www.shencofair.com. Go to http://www.prowrestlingevents.tk or http://prowrestlingevents.webs.com for info about upcoming wrestling shows worldwide.

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