OWW Daily News & Notes for 11/21

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[Birthdays & Anniversaries] Afa (1942), Johnny Rich (1956 or 1958), Shane Douglas (1964), Cassidy O’Reilly (1976), Brie and Nicole Bella (1983), and Ted Oates celebrated birthday’s today. Today in Memoriam: Dean Hart (1990), Ben Sharpe (85, 2001), and Jimmy Hustler (33, 2006). .. [reported by Rich Tate of www.GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com]

[ClickWrestle Download of the Day] Wesna vs. McChif vs. Melissa.

[WWE TV] WWE is using the same taping format for this Monday & Tuesday (November 24th & 25th) as they did in England recently. ECW will be taped on Monday with Raw & two episodes of Smackdown will be taped on Tuesday. .. [reported by Devin Cutting]

[WWE Article] Q&A With WWE Superstar MVP [reported by Mike Informer]

[WWE Article] WWE Stars to Meet Press in D.C. Chris Jericho, Brie Bella and other World Wrestling Entertainment stars will huddle with media Dec. 1 before heading to Iraq. [reported by Mike Informer]

[WWE Article] Interview with WWE’s Jeff Hardy … [reported by Brian Fritz]

[WWE Event] WWE returns to the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Alabama on February 1st, 2009 at 1 PM. This will be the first WWE event in Huntsville since the summer of 2006. Tickets go on sale January 3rd, 2009 at 10 AM. Go to http://prowrestlingevents.tk or http://prowrestlingevents.webs.com for info about upcoming wrestling shows worldwide.

[ROH NEWS] Ring of Honor returns to the midwest for this weekend for two big events. On Saturday night we return to the Chicago area at the Frontier Fieldhouse, 9807 Sayre Ave, Chicago Ridge, IL 60415 with a 7:30pm bell time for a PPV Taping and the one night return of Samoa Joe. The main event on Saturday is for the ROH World Title. If Nigel McGuinness retains the title in Dayton he will defend the championship against “American Dragon” Bryan Danielson. Samoa Joe will in a non PPV match against Tyler Black. Other matches include an I-Quit Match with Jimmy Jacobs vs. Austin Aries, a Six Man Tag Team War; Delirious vs. Rhett Titus, plus much more. Tickets will be available to purchase at the door on Saturday night.

The stipulation is set for Saturday’s 6-Man-Tag-Team battle in Chicago! After repeated attempts to get Larry Sweeney to address the Steel Cage Challenge laid out by Brent Albright for Final Battle, the leader of Sweet-N-Sour Incorporated has this to say: “I’ll tell you what. Since this cage match is soooooo important to those Cro-Magnons, I’ll make it very simple. If those two, with whoever they’re dumb mystery partner is, can beat my team of Hero, Go, and Davey – they can have their stupid cage match. But rest assured, daddy, there is no way – none, zip, zilch, nada – that they can win this match. They’re outmanned, they’re outgunned, and they most certainly are out “brained”. Mark my words. I never make a bet I won’t win, and in Chicago on Saturday night, it’ll be no different. Hahahahahahaha!”

[SHIMMER] Ring of Honor is your official source for SHIMMER Women Athletes on DVD! Visit http://www.rohwrestling.com/ to order the newest releases in the SHIMMER DVD series!

[Radio] The 9/2 edition of Monday Night Mayhem (www.mondaynightmayhem.com) included a Walter “Killer” Kowalski Tribute Special (with SLAM! Wrestling’s Greg Oliver & Steve Johnson). To listen to the program, go to http://www.mondaynightmayhemarchives.com/waxfiles/090208.wax

[Radio] Tommy Fierro’s “Who’s Slamming Who?” radio program can be heard here: www.WhosSlammingWho.podomatic.com

[Book News] Bruno Lauer, known professionally as Downtown Bruno or Harvey Wippleman (WWF), has published his hilariously entertaining biography, entitled “Wrestling with the Truth” though Scott Teal’s Crowbar Press (www.crowbarpress.com). The book was launched at this year’s Cauliflower Ally Club reunion but will be available to the public through 1wrestlinglegends.com – I had the honor of being one of the proof readers for this book and I am thrilled to endorse the book and proclaim that Bruno’s story will open your eyes to the world of pro-wrestling and make you laugh out loud.

[CZW DVD] The second release from the Combat Zone Wrestling (CZW)/Locomotive Vision partnership, “Ultraviolent Cage Fighting… The Construction of Destruction,” was release in stores nationwide on October 28.. It includes several of the most Ultraviolent Steel Cage matches from CZW’s past, featuring John Zandig, Lobo, Wifebeater, Nick Gage, Justice Pain, and many other stars of CZW. For more information, go to www.czwrestling.com www.myspace.com/czwrestling www.locomotivemusic.com 

[Indy Event] Henry Godwinn, Ricky Morton & Bobby Eaton will be appearing at the United Wrestling Alliance events in Huntington, West Virginia on November 28th & 29th, 2008. Go to http://myspace.com/uwaprowrestling08 for info about the UWA.. [reported by Devin Cutting]

[Canadian Event] Great Canadian Wrestling (GCW) is proud to announce the 3rd annual W.I.L.D. (Wrestling’s Independent Ladies Division) Tournament as part of their WRESTLING SUPERSHOW in Oshawa on Sunday, November 30, 2008. The event will feature Tammy Sytch, Miss Danyah, Jennifer Blake, Cat Powers, Deanna Conda, Anna Minoushka, Mary Lollypop, Karen Brooks, Charlotte Lamothe, Mercy and the returning ‘First Lady of Hardcore’ LuFisto! For more infromation, go to www.GCWE.ca

[Booking Information] Kenny Doanne (Dykstra) & Lance Cade are now accepting wrestling and autograph appearance bookings through Bill Behrens and Show Business, Inc. — Contact Bill Behrens @ showbis@aol.com now to book these wrestling stars..

[Fan Convention] K&S Promotions announced “Wrestlefest: New Year’s Greetings” to be held on Saturday, January 10, 2009 at the Radisson Hotel – 30 Minue Street Carteret, NJ — We have decided to throw our hat in the ring and bring all you deserving fans a special holiday season convention. The following guests will be appearing at Wrestlefest: Abdulah The Butcher, Assassin 1 (Jody Hamilton), referee Nick Patrick, The Patriot (Del Wilkes), “The Russian Bear” Ivan Koloff, “The Russian Nightmare” Nikita Koloff, Raymond Rougeau, Star of the major motion picture “The Wrester” Ernest “The Cat” Miller who will be reunited with his former WCW Manager – Sonny Onoo and Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart. A couple of more guests to be added in the next week. Check out www.kandswrestlefest.com the New Year’s Greetings page to keep up on all the show details,

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Memphis Wrestling History
Vol. 2: The Programs (1972 – 1976)
by Mark James
Forward by Lance Russell

Most fans today associate Memphis wrestling with WWE Hall of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler, and although it may be true that Lawler helped bring the Memphis territory into a brighter spotlight, there is a lot of great history that paved the road for the “King.” Those trailblazers include Eddie Marlin, Jerry Jarrett, Jackie Fargo, Tojo Yamamoto, Billy Wicks, Sputnik Monroe, and countless others.

Mark James has done his part to teach the students of the wrestling community about Memphis with his website, Memphis Wrestling History (www.memphiswrestlinghistory.com). He has also gone above and beyond the call of duty by writing a book with the same name. I am here to give you my review for Mark’s second book, “Memphis Wrestling History Vol. 2: The Programs 1972-1976.” There are printed contributions from Memphis legends such as Lance Russell, Billy Wicks, Bill Dundee, Jimmy Hart, Jerry Jarrett, Jimmy Valiant, Scott Bowden, and others. The bulk of this 400+ page coffee table-sized book is a huge collection of scanned programs from Memphis. Each program features pictures and text hyping and celebrating the various aspects of the Memphis circuit.

If you’re a big fan of Jerry Lawler, you may have some extra incentive to check out this book, because it covers the unfamiliar era of Lawler’s early years as a professional wrestler. You will quickly realize why Lawler would eventually become the “King” of Memphis wrestling, having learned the ropes from so many extraordinary legends of the industry.

CLICK HERE to read the full review by Brad Dykens..

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