OWW Daily News & Notes for 1/8

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[ClickWrestle Download of the Day] The Caged Heat Collection.

[Internet Videos] Clickwrestle is back in full force from their New Year’s parties and it’s back to the grind of bringing you the best matches that the world of indy wrestling has to offer. They have a new company on board, Women Superstars Uncensored, who have provided tons of DVD footage to share with the world. Be sure to check it out today!!! www.clickwrestle.com

[Birthdays & Anniversaries] : Luke Williams (1947), Bobby Jaggers (1948), Rey Mysterio, Sr. (1958), Bull Nakano (1968), Chris Masters (1983), and Peggy Lee Leather celebrated birthdays today. Today In Memoriam: Mike Kilonis (86, 1999). .. [reported by Rich Tate of www.GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com]

[WWE News] Some information has become available regarding the recent announcement of a new WWE program to air on WGN. WWE Superstars, as the show is titled, is set to debut in April, and will be broadcast weekly on Thursday nights at 8:00 PM ET, with replays later that night and the following weekend. The show will be featuring first-run programming.. [reported by Rich Tate at www.GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com]

[ROH News] A huge match up has been signed for January 16 in Manassas. Bryan Danielson is fresh off of slaying the mighty Morishima, and now he’s going to face an entirely different type of competitor. The master of manipulation, AOTF leader Jimmy Jacobs has signed to face Dragon. Jimmy’s recent acts against Tyler Black have left many in ROH questioning where his head is at, and now we have to wonder why he’d challenge the “best in the world”.

[ROH Videos] The latest ROH Video Wire will be posted today at www.rohvideos.com - One of the highlights is a sitdown interview with Jerry Lynn.

[ROH PPV] The first teaser from the RISING ABOVE pay per view with clips from Nigel McGuinness vs. Bryan Danielson can be viewed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhHnDD7DAkI

[Puerto Rico News] The official retirement in Puerto Rico of Abdulah The Butcher. http://www.luchalibreonline.tv/video/319267-llo-tv-honor-a-quien-honor-merece.html

[SHIMMER DVD] Dave Prazak and his team are putting the finishing touches on Volume 21 and Volume 22 of the SHIMMER DVD series. Expect both titles to be available from www.ROHwrestling.com during early January.

[WSU News] Free 5 Minute Cage Match Video Preview & History Timeline of Angel Orsini/Mercedes Martinez Feud is now available at http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7rv3l_wsu-angel-orsini-vs-mercedes-martin_sport ..

[BLOG] Gabe Sapolski posted a new blog about his biggest mistake in Ring of Honor and how Paul Heyman influenced it. Plus, Gabe writes about why he was fined by Heyman a bunch of times in the original ECW. Check it out at www.myspace.com/rohgabe and directly at: http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=344162817

[Indy Event] Victory Pro Wrestling Returns to Centereach, NY on January 10, 2009 — VPW Presents: Gold Rush Rumble… at the V.F.W. Post 4927 in Centereach, New York. For more info call 631-357-1810 or email info@victoryprowrestling.com - Visit www.victoryprowrestling.com for everything VPW!!!

[Indy Event] When World’s Collide produced by B4W Pro-Wrestling and 3KWrestling Fighting Athletes will take place live on Friday, January 30 at the Shark River Hills Firehouse, 200 Brighton Avenue in Neptune, New Jersey. If you have never seen B4W and 3KWrestling live you need to experience their brand of family entertainment pro-wrestling. Visit www.3KWrestling.com and www.B4WPro.com!

[Indy Event] Lance Cade will be signing autographs at Mickey’s Irish Saloon in Rochester, Minnesota on January 10th, 2009 from 10 PM to midnight. Go to http://wrestlingsuperstarslive.com for full information.

[Book Review] Bret Hart’s highly praised autobiography “My Real Life in the Cartoon World of Wrestling” was released in the United States and can be purchased at virtually every commercial book store in your area. I was fortunate enough to pick up the book in Canada when it was released here last year and I cannot recommend it enough. There is no doubt that the “Hitman” has led an extremely fascinating life worthy of being published and appreciated by the billions of his fans all over the world. From his harsh upbringing as one of twelve kids fathered by the grizzled Stu Hart to becoming a multi-time World champion to his glorious induction into the WWE Hall of Fame – it’s all covered in this epic 570 page book! If you haven’t done so already, go out and get this book because I am positive that you will not regrete it. You can also get the book online at Amazon.com, Amazon.ca, Chapters.ca, or any of the other major online book dealers. Thank you, Bret! – Brad Dykens (OnlineWorldofWrestling.com)

[Radio] The first episode of 2009 from Evan Ginzburg’s Legends Radio featured TNA Knockout Christy Hemme and wrestling legend Paul Ellering, in addition to Super Agent Scott Epstein. To listen to the show, go to http://www.garageband.com/mp3cat/.UZCMYymG7KGk/01_01_04_08_Legends_Radio.mp3

[Radio] In Your Head Radio has posted its 2008 Awards Special at http://www.inyourheadonline.com/viewnews.php?autoid=1837

[Movie Review] Our friend Mark James, from www.memphiswrestlinghistory.com, watched the movie “The Wrestler” and has posted his review (which contains spoilers, so be warned) at http://www.memphiswrestlinghistory.com/thewrestler1.html

[DVD News] Big Vision Entertainment presents “The Best of Dragon Gate: Volume 1″ – Wrestling’s Future Revealed. If you’ve followed Ring of Honor over the past few years you know what Dragon Gate is and how incredible the product is. Now you can experience original matches from this exciting Japanese promotion with this 2-disc set featuring over five hours of footage! Check out the extensive list of wrestling DVD’s at www.bvdvd.com

[Article] Rising Above Debuts On PPV Next Friday – Since the summer of 2007, Ring of Honor has strived to present the best product possible on each and every pay per event. Wrestling media have heaped praise on our PPV offerings, referring to them as the best wrestling available from any company and unbeatable at the price. From Nigel versus Aries at last year’s “Rising Above” to Danielson versus Black at “New Horizons”, every show is loaded with the highest quality wrestling. Now, ROH is proud to present to you our latest PPV offering, “Rising Above”.

[Article] Ric Flair’s daughter pleads guilty to brawl-related charge [reported by Mike Informer]

[Article] WWE® RAW® Launches On Denmark’s 6’EREN [reported by Mike Informer]

[Misc News] TAMPA, FLORIDA – Eclectic Media Productions and Owner Shannon Rose are honored to announce that they have signed Danny Bonaduce. EMP and Shannon Rose will be handling publicity for Danny Bonaduce. CONTACT: Shannon Rose, (813) 960-8412 or (813) 389-0801; info@mediaproductions.tv

[Training News] 3KWrestling trainer and Wrestler Of The Year Ricky Reyes debuted at WWC’s Euphoria event in Bayamon, Puerto Rico…January is a good time to join our Revolution/Dungeon Dojo. If you want to be professional wrestler and be a part of a company that has ties to getting bookings for their wrestlers in WWC in Puerto Rico and ZERO1 in Japan you need to come to the Revolution Dungeon. Call 610-916-1238 to schedule a tryout or visit DungeonTraining.net for more information.

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