OWW Daily News & Notes for 6/18

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[Birthdays & Anniversaries] Mitsuharu Misawa (46), Big Vito (39), and Melissa Coates (37) celebrated birthday’s today. Today in Memoriam: Rip Collins (1993), Rod Trongard (72, 2005), and Ricky Fowler (52, 2007). .. [reported by Rich Tate of www.GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com]

[WWE Interview] I have posted my big interview with “Downtown” Bruno Lauer, aka Harvey Wippleman, to hype his hilarious new book “Wrestling with the Truth.” To listen to the interview, Go Here!

[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

[BLOG] Lance Storm blogged on his website (Stormwrestling.com) his thoughts about the WWE Draft at http://www.stormwrestling.com/061608.html.

[WWE News] WWE.com’s “Industry News” section, which is notorious for choosing the most unreliable websites to credit its information from, has finally got one right. They recently plugged a Former WWE Women’s champion pens biography.

[WWE News] The Score in Canada will be airing the 3-hour draft edition of Raw at these times: June 23rd – 9 PM to Midnight (ET) – Late June 23rd/Early June 24th – Midnight to 3 AM (ET) June 24th – 4 PM to 7 PM (ET)

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

[TNA News] According to Mike Johnson, the August TNA Hard Justice PPV will be held in Trenton, NJ at the Soveregin Bank Arena. TNA should offically announce the location in the next couple of weeks. Sources: Mike Johnson, gerweck.net

[TNA Events] TNA will be holding a house show at the Lakeland Center’s Jenkins Arena in Lakeland, Florida on Sunday, September 28th, 2008. Bell time is 7:30 PM. Tickets go on sale Friday, August 15th, 2008 at 10 AM. Prices range from $23 to $53.. [reported by Devin Cutting]

[Indy Event] Women Superstars Uncensored Returns Saturday June 21st, 2008 featuring TNA, former WCW, ECW, and WWF (E) stars! For more information, go to www.WSUWrestling.com

[Misc News] To read an exclusive and highly controversial interview with Damian Demento as he talks more about his campaign against blood in pro wrestling and his views on steroids go to http://piledriver-online.co.uk/ccount/index.php

[UK News] Mascarita Sagrada has been one of the best ‘mini-superstars’ for the past decade or so and there’s an exclusive interview with him and news about the Lucha Libre London event in London at http://www.piledriver-online.co.uk.

[Booking Information] The Iron Sheik is now available for live wrestling events, autograph and photo sessions, Q&A’s, conventions, bachelor parties, birthday parties, corporate events, advertising campaigns, wrestling seminars – basically, anything you can think of! Email us at bookings@ironsheikonline.com with the date and location of your event, along with a description of how you’d like the Sheik involved!

[Article] Paralyzed Wrestler (Lex Luger) now relies on inner strength. [reported by Mike Informer]

[Article] Dwayne Johnson jumps back into Hollywood’s name game [reported by Mike Informer]

[Article] WWE® and Ten Sports Form TV Tag Team in India [reported by Mike Informer]

[Article] Bubba (The Love Sponge) Plays (Hulk) Hogan Phone Messages, Slams MJ [reported by Mike Informer]

[Article] Music a key element in WWE brand profile [reported by Mike Informer]

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