OWW Daily News & Notes for 6/6

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[Birthdays & Anniversaries] Konnan (44) and O.D.B. (30) celebrated birthday’s today. Today in Memoriam: Brandon Starr (19, 2004). .. [reported by Rich Tate of www.GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com]

[Notes] From April Hunter: “I have spinal injuries from wrestling. Some days I can’t walk, others aren’t as bad. I’ve been in therapy for a year and the bills are REALLLLY adding up. I had insurance, but they dropped me when they found out I was a wrestler, so I’m paying everything out of pocket, which is sucking ass. Someone suggested I might be able to supplement my income doing this. I know I need an updated MRI ($1200.00 and $2000.00) worth of VAX treatments, asap, that I don’t have. And (hard to believe, right?), not a single promoter has offered to do that token “benefit show” so I’m on my own with this.” – Send donations via PayPal to comments@aprilhunter.com

[Article] The latest “Perspectives on Wrestling” article by Richard Berger is now online. This time around, it’s something of an editorial concerning the WWE’s refusal to allow “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair to attend the NWA convention this weekend, where he will be inducted into the NWA Hall of Fame. To read the column, entitled “The Bully is Back,” go to http://perspectivesonwrestling.blogspot.com/2008/06/bully-is-back.html.

[WWE News] This year’s Tribute To The Troops special will air on NBC, likely in prime time.

[WWE Event] WWE returns to the Civic Center in Erie, Pennsylvania on August 23rd, 2008 and the Stabler Arena in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania on August 24th, 2008. [reported by Devin Cutting]

[WWE Event] Florida Championship Wrestling is at JCC Arena in New Port Richey, Florida on June 7th with Afa Jr. vs. “The Upgrade” Tyrone Jones in a Falls Count Anywhere match, The Puerto Rican Nightmares vs. Sheamus O’Shaunessy & Sterling Jack Gabriel, and Jake Hager (champion) vs. Atlas DaBone for the FCW Heavyweight title.

[ROH News] The new edition of the ROH Video Wire features a sit down interview with Austin Aries. One of the questions posed to Aries was what actually happened to Lacey after the camera cut out on the video of Jimmy Jacobs confronting her outside the gym a few weeks ago at www.ageofthefall.com – To watch the new edition of ROH Video Wire, go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFFXSHMn19Q

[Radio] Submission Radio featured Australasian Wrestling Federation super star TNT on their show this week. Click Here to listen to the interview.

[Radio] SHIMMER’s Sara Del Rey was the guest on the 6/5 edition of DTA Radio. You can download the interview right now at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/DTAradio and post your thoughts about the Del Rey interview in the following thread at The SHIMMER Forum..

[Radio] My favorite radio show, Legend’s Radio, hosted by Evan Ginzburg & Dr. Mike Lano, offered its biggest show EVER last week with SIX HUGE GUESTS. To listen to the show, go to http://www.99stream.info/052508.mp3

[Plug] WIN LUNCH WITH THE IRON SHEIK! In the past, Millennium Wrestling Federation events have featured tremendous raffles featuring authentic, ring worn wrestling items, autographs and merchandise galore. On June 21st, you won’t just see the stars. . .you won’t just meet the stars. . .you’ll have the chance to WIN a star! That’s right, we’ll be having a special raffle where you can win lunch with WWE Hall of Famer The Iron Sheik, that will take place the following afternoon, June 22nd! You and a guest will be able to dine with the legend. . .hear his stories. . .ask him questions. . .listen to him shoot. . . pose for photos. . .it will be a meal you will never forget! Click here to learn more on this once in a lifetime opportunity:

[Indy Event] International Wrestling Cartel presents SUMMER SIZZLER 2008 on Saturday June 7th, 2008 at the Court Time Sports Center in Elizabeth, Pennsylvania featuring Jerry Lynn defending his Super Indy title. For more information go to www.IWCwrestling.com

[Indy Event] Pro Wrestling Unplugged returns to Philadelphia on Saturday, July 26 at Boyle’s World Gym for “Family Reunion,” an event that will feature every PWU championship on the line and a Rematch over TWO YEARS in the making: WWE Legend Jake “The Snake” Roberts vs. Hardcore Icon Sandman. Plus a #1 Contenders match between Chris Masters vs. Trent Acid. After “Family Reunion” on July 26, the PWU gang will head over to The Oakford Inn for the afterparty! Must be 21 years old or older with proper photo ID to attend (this is a gentleman’s club). For more information, go to www.ProWrestlingUnplugged.com

[Indy Event] Extreme Wrestling Federation presents the 5th Annual 2008 X8 Tournament NEXT Saturday, June 14th! Visit us online www.EWFArena.com for more information.

[Indy Event] Insanity Pro Wrestling presents “HEAT STROKE” on Saturday, June 7, 2008 at the Fountain Square Salvation Army Community Center in Indianapolis, IN – Visit us online at www.insanityprowrestling.com

[Indy Event] All Japan Pro Wrestling’s Talent Scout, Osamu Nishimura will return to the Funking Conservatory and !BANG! TV Sunday July 13 for Support the Troops 28, “New Beginning.” For more information, go to http://www.dory-funk.com

[Indy Event] Budweiser & Monster Energy presents: Pro Wrestling Fusion “Encore” on Saturday June 7, 2008 at the St. Lucie County Fairgrounds – For more information, go to www.prowrestlingfusion.com

[UK Events] Bret Hart, Gangrel, Eugene, Scotty 2 Hotty and Tatanka will be touring Ireland with No Limit Wrestling this fall. Here are the dates and locations: 10/23 in Cork, 10/24 in Limerick, 10/25 in Castlebar, 10/26 in Tallaght, 10/27 in Letterkenny, 10/29 in Killarney, 10/30 in Dundalk, and 11/1 in Wexford. For more information, go to http://www.nolimitwrestling.com

[Plug] There are well over 100 interviews are available on ClubWWI.com for less than five dollars a month. Among the other guests you can hear from are: Jesse Ventura, Terry Funk, Jerry Lawler, Vince Russo, Eric Bischoff, Ahmed Johnson, Bobby Heenan, Kevin Nash, The Iron Sheik, Sid Vicious, Paul Bearer, Bruno Sammartino, Sean Mooney, Scott D’Amore, Tito Santana, Al Snow, Tod Gordon, Charlie Haas, Tom Prichard, Jacques Rougeau, Rick Martel, Tammy Sytch, Too Cold Scorpio, Ole Anderson, Kid Kash, Ivan Koloff, Jackie Gayda, John Heidenreich, Jimmy Hart, Jimmy Valiant, Bad News Brown, Nick Bockwinkel, Dory Funk Jr, Diamond Dallas Page, Rob Conway, Sylvain Grenier, Buff Bagwell, Christian Cage, Jazz, Demolition Ax and Smash, Koko B. Ware, Ricky Morton, Dustin Rhodes, Damian Demento, Fred “Shockmaster” Ottman, Cpl. Kirchner, One Man Gang, Scott Steiner, Shawn Stasiak, Ted DiBiase, Ivory, Chris Masters, Elix Skipper, Kamala, Samoa Joe, Giant Bernard, Bill DeMott, Juvi “Juice” Guerrera, Nora “Molly Holly” Greenwald, Nick Dinsmore, Harley Race, Bull Buchanan, D-Lo Brown, Road Warrior Animal, Missing Link, Slick, Nidia, George Steele, Christy Hemme, Disco Inferno, Paul Ellering, Vito, Steve Blackman, Bushwhacker Luke, AJ Styles, Chris Daniels, Dennis Stamp, Shawn Daivari, Kevin Sullivan, B.G. James, Ron Killings, Zach Gowan, Dan Severn, Earl and Dave Hebner, Spike Dudley, Rodney Mack, Larry Zybszko, Rick Steiner, Mae Young, and many, more.

[Plug] On June 22nd, Iron Sheik fans worldwide will have a chance to have the Sheik tape a shoot just for them! The Sheik will be taping a limited amount of personal, wild shoot interviews. You pick the topic, you ask the questions, the Sheik runs wild with it, then you get a DVD of it. It’s a one of a kind collectible you can use on Myspace, YouTube and to show off to friends and family. To find out how YOU can take part in this insanity, visit http://www.IronSheikOnline.com/ironsheikhome.html - all orders MUST be in by Friday, June 13th!

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