OWW Daily News & Notes for 1/30

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[ClickWrestle Download of the Day] Sarah Del Rey vs. Amazing Kong.

[Birthdays & Anniversaries] Today In Memoriam: Dennis Clary (31, 1955) and Gino Hernandez (29, 1986). .. [reported by Rich Tate of www.GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com]

[WWE News] Bill Watts was in the WWE studios this past week taping a legends round table discussion for 24/7. The discussion was on African-American wrestlers with Jim Ross, Tony Atlas, Teddy Long and Dusty Rhodes as the other panalists.. [reported by Mike Aldren]

[WWE News] Tommy Dreamer plans to retire from the ring when his current contract expires in June ala the TV angle. It’s expected he will remain with the company working behind the scenes. . [reported by Mike Aldren]

[TNA News] Kurt Angle has just finished a small in-house movie in Pittsburgh called “End Game” along with Jenna Morasca from Survivor. The movie is a crime drama where he plays a serial killer. It’s scheduled for release on DVD next month. Angle has also been cast in an action movie called “Escape from Hell” but we don’t have any more details at this point.. [reported by Mike Adren]

[TNA News] Christian Cage has had informal talks about returning to the WWE during the past few weeks. If he was brought back it probably wouldn’t be until after Wrestlemania now. His TNA contract recently expired and despite their best efforts he didn’t resign. He keeping tit lipped over his future but it is expected he will eventually be back with the WWE in 2009. . [reported by Mike Aldren]

[ROH Videos] The new ROH Video Wire is posted at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URNqz3m-0hk. This week’s version has comments from the World Tag Team Champions Kevin Steen & El Generico, Sweet N Sour Inc., Jimmy Jacobs & Delirious, Austin Aries, plus more.

[SHIMMER] Ring of Honor released Volume 21 and Volume 22 of the SHIMMER DVD series this afternoon. Both are available right now from www.ROHwrestling.com for immediate worldwide shipping. Be advised that there is also a 10% off sale on all merchandise available at www.ROHwrestling.com including these two new SHIMMER DVD titles. Use the coupon code “bigten” during the checkout process to generate the 10% off discount. ROH will have copies of both of these two new DVD’s at the merchandise tables this weekend in Detroit and Chicago Ridge.

[Book News] The latest book release from ECW Press (www.ECWPress.com) is called “World Wrestling Insanity presents… Shoot First Ask Questions Later” and was written by our good friend James Guttman from the great www.WorldWrestlingInsanity.com website. Check it out at www.ECWpress.com or www.Amazon.com

[WSU DVD] Women Superstars Uncensored released two new DVD’s including an epic Steel Cage Match, TNA Knockouts, and more from the unpredictable WSU promotion. For more information, click here.

[DVD News] Kayfabe Commentaries’ latest DVD release could very well be its greatest. A unique concept created on the cusp of a historic Presidential Election in the United States. “The Great Debate ’08″ features a lively debate between living legends Bruno Sammartino (WWWF) and Harley Race (NWA). This is a definite MUST SEE for any fan of kayfabe wrestling. Check this and many other KC DVD releases at www.kayfabecommentaries.com

[DVD News] Big Vision Entertainment and Class-X Collection presents “XPW Television: The Complete 3rd Season” digitally remastered and hosted by Kris Kloss and Larry Rivera. This is a 3-disc set featuring episodes of XPW wrestling TV. Love it or hate it, it’s XPW – the most hardcore wrestling product in North America. . Check out the extensive list of wrestling DVD’s at www.bvdvd.com

[Indy Event] Elijah Burke will be appearing at the Xtreme Valley Wrestling event in Middletown, Ohio on February 7th, 2009. Go to http://xvwohio.com for info about XVW.. [reported by Devin Cutting]

[Radio] Christopher Daniels was on Wrestling News Live on 1/19. You can listen to the interview at http://www.wnlradio.com/blog/?p=290

[Radio] The December 1st edition of Monday Night Mayhem featured a once in a lifetime interview with “The Immortal” Hulk Hogan, as well as ROH/FIP’s Kenny King making an appearance. Be sure to check out this incredible show at www.mondaynightmayhemarchives.com or download directly from www.mondaynightmayhemarchives.com/dec08/120108.mp3

[Article] Keeping Fit with Ric Flair [Edmonton Sun]

[Foreign Event] Marty Jannetty, Jon Heidenreich, Scotty 2 Hotty, Sabu and Gangrel have been added to the American Wrestling Rampage tour of France, Belgium and Switzerland in March and April. Also appearing are Rob Van Dam, Chris Masters and Test. Go to http://rampageamericanwrestling.co.uk for full info about the AWR tour.. [reported by Devin Cutting]

[Convention News] A number of past and present wrestling personalities will be appearing at the New York Comic Convention next weekend. Among those appearing: Jerry Lawler, Scott Steiner, Christopher Daniels, Dawn Marie, Honky Tonk Man, and Missy Hyatt. For more info go to www.nycomiccon.com

[Puerto Rican News] The Sons of King Tonga faces The Aereos (Carlitos & Hiram Tua).

[OWW News] BIG NEWS from Online World of Wrestling – we are getting our own RADIO SHOW! OWW Radio will launch on February 12th, with host Nick Andrews behind the microphone. The show will feature discussions on various topics and include interviews with wrestling personalities past and present. For more information on this project, go to the Full Press Release.

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