OWW Daily News & Notes for 4/17

[Birthdays & Anniversaries] George “The Animal” Steele celebrated his 71st birthday yesterday (April 16th). Roddy Piper (54) and Kevin Wacholz aka Nailz (50) celebrated their birthday’s today (April 17th). Today in Memoriam: Paul Jones (86, 1988), Villano II (1989), Mitsu Arakawa (69, 1997), Ray Mendoza (73, 2003), and Rattlesnake Brooks (43, 2004) .. [reported by Rich Tate of www.GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com]

[Well Wishes] Want to send out best wishes to both Bobby Eaton and Killer Kowalski as they battle some unfortunate health issues lately..

[OWW] Online World of Wrestling is proud to announce the first of three inductions into the OWW Hall of Fame, Class of 2008. (www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/information/halloffame/oww.html).

[CHICKFIGHT] What does ChickFight mean to you as a fan of professional wrestling? Get involved with ChickFight by visting their forums at http://www.chickfight.tv.

[SHIMMER] Did you catch SHIMMER alumna Beth Phoenix vs. Mickie James in the WWE Women’s Title Match tonight on Raw? The bout, which saw WWE “change things up” concerning the presentation of their women, is being discussed at The SHIMMER Forum in the following thread

[SHIMMER] “The Croatian Panther” Wesna Busic will make her SHIMMER debut on April 26th in Berwyn, Illinois. A new fan-made music video of Wesna’s match against Cheerleader Melissa from ChickFight IX in the UK is now online at http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=UnbCS7ki1CU

[DVD Review] I posted my DVD review for “Kevin Sullivan and the end of WCW“.

[DVD Review] I posted my DVD review for “Quick Shootin’ with Allison Danger“.

[Interview] Our friends at Wrestle-complex.com have posted an interview with Nicholas “Nicky” Nemeth, who is most known to WWE fans as “Nicky” from the Spirit Squad. Nicky spoke of his time in WWE, who his role models were, and what he is up to now. He also talks about the recent news of WWE taking part in the concussion awareness program of how he believes other promotions should follow suit. To read the interview, just click here.

[Booking Information] As of June 1st, 2008 “Pitbull #1″ Gary Wolf & former WCW/TNA/WWE/ECW star Sandman are taking bookings as a tag team known as The Extreme Dream Team. They will be available for Autograph Sessions, Meet & Greets, Fund Raisers, Conventions, Wrestling Shows and even Training Seminars. They also have a manager that is available that you can book as their manager – he is their prodigee and goes by “The Player” JT Evans. Pitbull & Sandman are doing this at a special package deal. Send a Email To pitbullgarywolf@yahoo.com requestiing information on the “Extreme Dream Team”.

[Radio] Monday Night Mayhem (www.mondaynightmayhem.com), hosted by Big Mosh & Blade, had an exclusive interview with Bushwhacker Luke Williams, as well as out TNA Lockdown PPV Preview. To listen to the show, Click Here.

[Radio] Monday Night Mayhem (www.mondaynightmayhem.com), hosted by Big Mosh & Blade, had the honor of interviewing Samoa Joe 24 hours after Joe captured the TNA World title at Lockdown – to listen to the interview, Click Here.

[Radio] In Your Head Online (www.inyourheadonline.com) featured John Cena Sr. aka Johnny Fabulous on their show. To listen to the show, Click Here.

[Radio] During an interview with Radio Free Insanity, Jesse “The Body” Ventura revealed the “friend” who ratted him out to Vince McMahon about his plans to form a wrestling union, plus he talks about his disdain for “Hogan Knows Best,” and much much more. Check out www.WorldWrestlingInsanity.com

[Radio] Trash Talking Radio (www.trashtalkingradio.com), hosted by Mike Trash, featured Sexxy Eddie, Doc Diamond, and Prodigy on its show.

[OWW] Did you ever think about trying to become a professional wrestler? Online World of Wrestling can help point you in the right direction with some friendly advice. Click here to learn more about what it takes to break into the wrestling business. Or http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/information/schools.html

[Indy News] TNA superstars Kaz, Johnny Devine, Angelina Love & Traci Brooks will be appearing at the Blood Sweat & Ears event on May 9th, 2008 in Timmins, Ontario, Canada. Go to www.bloodsweatandears.com for info about BSE. [reported by Devin Cutting]

[Indy Results] April 15, 2008–Florida Championship Wrestling in New Port Richey, Florida at the Bourbon Street Night Club: Charles “The Hammer” Evans b “Thee Superstar” Chris Gay, The Puerto Rican Nightmares (Eric Perez & Eddie Colon w/Ms. Angela) b The Empire (Drew McIntyre & Stu Sanders) in a #1 Contenders match, Atlas DaBone b Mr. Yamamoto by DQ after The Upgrade attacked Atlas Dabone, Johnny Curtis & Gabe Tuft vs. Bryan Kelly & Rycklon ended in a Double Countout, Sinn Bowdee & Kafu b Heath Miller & Jack Gabriel, Colt Cabana b Tommy Taylor to continue his winning streak, Mike Kruel & Sheamus O’Shaunessy b Matt Sydal & Big Rob, “Ass Kicker” Jay Bradley & Shawn Spears b Greg Jackson & Lupe Martinez, Bri Bella w/Nicole Bella b Victoria Crawford w/Milena Roucka, The Puerto Rican Nightmares (Eric Perez & Eddie Colon w/Ms Angela) b Nic Nemeth & Brad Allen w/Taryn Terrell by DQ to win the FCW Florida Tag Team titles (the DQ/title change rule was waived).. [reported by FCWWRESTLING.COM]

[ROH/SHIMMER Events] Ring of Honor has two big events this Friday and Saturday in the midwest! Friday night, 4/18, ROH is back at the Michigan State Fairgrounds in Detroit, MI for “Tag Wars 2008,” and then on Saturday night, 4/19, ROH returns to the Frontier Fieldhouse in Chicago Ridge, IL. The Chicago show features a SHIMMER Four Corner Survival of Lacey vs. MsChif vs. Daizee Haze vs. Ashley Lane. This will be Ashley’s ROH debut!

[Indy Event] New England Championship Wrestling has “Spring Breakout” on April 26th in Quincy, Massachusetts at the National Guard Armory.

[Indy Event] Pro Wrestling Syndicate presents BELLEVILLE BREAKDOWN live on Friday night May 2 at Branch Brook Manor on 13 Washington Ave in Belleville, NJ with an 8pm bell time. [reported by ProWrestlingSyndicate.com]

[Indy Event] Pro Wrestling Unplugged – What Is “Wrestle-Reality”?: This Saturday April 19th at 7:30 pm, Pro Wrestling Unplugged returns for “Cuffed + Caged 2″ at the New Alhambra Arena, 7 Ritner ST in Philadelphia, PA. Experience the New Edge at ProWrestlingUnplugged.com as we bring you into “WRESTLE-REALITY”.

[Indy Event] Insanity Pro Wrestling presents “LEGALLY INSANE” on Saturday, May 3, 2008 at the Fountain Square Salvation Army Community Center in Indianapolis, IN. Doors Open 6:00 PM, Bell Time 7:00 PM. Visit us online at www.insanityprowrestling.com

[Indy Event] Pro Wrestling Fusion, Budweiser and Monster Energy present: “RELEASE THE KRAKEN” on Saturday May 3, 2008 – at the St. Lucie County Fairgrounds in Fort Pierce, FL – Doors open at 6:30pm and Bell time is 7:30pm. Buy Tickets @ www.prowrestlingfusion.com

[Indy Media] Pro Wrestling Syndicate presents, Underground Internet TV every Wednesday at 8pm EST on http://www.prowrestlingsyndicate.com — CLICK HERE FOR PART 1 — CLICK HERE FOR PART 2 — CLICK HERE FOR PART 3 —

[Indy] Join Reality Rumble On Yahoo And Help Spread The Word – http://groups.yahoo.com/group/realityrumble

[WWE News] WWE returns to the Amway Arena in Orlando, Florida on Tuesday, November 4th, 2008. This will be the first WWE event in Orlando since WrestleMania 24 weekend & Ric Flair’s farewell edition of Monday Night Raw. No word yet on if TNA plans to hold a TV taping that night. [reported by Devin Cutting]

[TNA News] TNA will be holding a house show at the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena in Binghamton, New York on May 16th, 2008. Tickets go on sale April 19th, 2008 and will be available for purchase through Ticketmaster’s website. [reported by Devin Cutting]

[TNA News] TNA will be holding a house show at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center in Poughkeepsie, New York on May 17th, 2008. The Mid-Hudson Civic Center has been hosting pro wrestling events for many years, including WWE television tapings and the 1999 edition of ECW’s Hardcore Heaven pay-per-view. The infamous match that concluded with the Heenan family cutting Andre The Giant’s hair also took place at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center.

[NWA News] NWA Wrestling Showcase (http://www.colourstv.org/site/program.php?id=38) will move to a new day and time, beginning this weekend. On April 19, fans can watch the program at 6:00 PM ET. A replay will air each Sunday at the same time.. [reported by Rich Tate]

[ClickWrestle.com Video of the Day] Daizee Haze vs. Amazong Kong (SHIMMER)