OWW Daily News & Notes for 2/16

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[ClickWrestle Download of the Day] Lexie Fyfe & Malia Hosaka vs. MsChif & Daffney.

[Birthdays & Anniversaries] Jim Lancaster (1954) and Gangrel (1969) celebrated birthday’s today. Today In Memoriam: Ann Gunkel (50, 1987), Danny Hawke (33, 2004), and Johnny Grunge (39, 2006). .. [reported by Rich Tate of www.GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com]

[WWE News] Raw is live tonight in Spokane with Melina vs. Beth Pheonix for the Women’s title. As far as the direction for Wrestlemania it would appear they are going with Edge vs. Cena for the World title, and Triple H vs. Orton for the WWE title. If Austin is going to do a match you would assume against Jericho with Flair in Austin’s corner. There is also talk of HBK vs. Undertaker and the inevitable Hardy vs. Hardy so a lot of angles to get going this week.. [reported by Mike Aldren]

[ROH News] That’s right; Ric Flair is coming to ROH! As announced this morning at http://www.rohwrestling.com/news/article.aspx?id=2617, the legendary “Nature Boy” will be appearing in an ROH ring, with his first appearance signed for March 13 in suburban St. Louis. Event tickets and autograph Flair tickets for this historic event are on sale now at www.rohwrestling.com

[SHIMMER] For the entire SHIMMER DVD section of the ROH web site, visit the following link… http://rohwrestling.com/shoponline.asp?point=products&catid=252

[Indy Event] Paul London returns to wrestling on 2/21 for Pro Wrestling Guerrilla in Reseda, CA. Visit www.ProWrestlingGuerrilla.com for more info about the show.

[Indy Event] Raven will be appearing at the Champions With Attitudes event in Columbia, South Carolina on March 13th, 2009. Go to http://cwaprowrestling.com for info about the CWA.. [reported by Devin Cutting]

[European Events] From March 18 until April 1, SHIMMER talents Serena Deeb and Portia Perez will be appearing as part of the American Rampage Wrestling touring group of wrestlers which also includes Rob Van Dam, Sabu, Test, Chris (Masters) Mordetzky, Scotty 2 Hotty, Marty Jannetty, and Gangrel. Visit http://www.rampageamericanwrestling.co.uk/ for more details on the tour.

[Misc News] One of the 49 passengers killed when Flight 3407 crashed into a house in suburban Buffalo on 2/13 was Clay Yarber. He was a member of the 1960s funk and soul band “The Winstons” with Terry “Hulk Hogan” Bollea. Yarber, 62, was also a war vet and received the Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts from his time serving as a marine in Vietnam. He survived being blown up in a foxhole, two helicopter crashes, and was one of the few men to come back alive from Hamburger Hill. He leaves behind four daughters and a son. .. [reported by Mike Aldren]

[Misc News] Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will be hosting the 22nd Annual Kids’ Choice Awards on 3/28.. [reported by Mike Aldren]

[YouTube] Video montage of Legendary Wrestling Manager Sir Oliver Humperdink and many other cameo appearances, score by Johnny G. Lyon — http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARPOI_Igu2c

[Article] Irvin Muchnick has a new article on Slam! called “How Vince McMahon Outfoxed Congress” – The release last Friday of a report by Congressman Henry Waxman, the outgoing chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, has proven Stephanie right. Once again, Vincent Kennedy McMahon fought the law, and the law lost.. The full article can be read by going to http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Wrestling/GuestColumn/2009/01/04/7916471.html

[Radio] Wrestling News Live with Trey Dawg & Adam Martin talking about the Jericho incident, Ric Flair, RAW, and much more at http://www.wnlradio.com/blog/?p=322

[BLOG] Gabe Sapolski gives his reaction to ROH getting on HDnet and tells what his favorite ROH shows were in his latest blog. It includes stories and thoughts on C.M. Punk, Samoa Joe, Homicide, Austin Aries, Bryan Danielson and many others plus a few booking stories and more. The popular blog is located at: www.myspace.com/rohgabe

[Legend's Interview] Our friend Mark James interviewed the legendary Nick Bockwinkel on www.memphiswrestlinghistory.com

[Article] Ex-wrestler Lex Luger now goes to the mat for Jesus [reported by Mike Informer]

[Article] John Cena works hard on his rags to riches story [reported by Mike Informer]

[Merchandise] XPW’s Cold Day In Hell 2-Disc Set is in stores nationwide NOW! Or at www.bvdvd.com – For more information, you can check out the full press release.

[Booking Information] Effective immediately, two-time TNA X-Division champion, ‘Maple Leaf Muscle’ Petey Williams is now accepting bookings for wrestling events, autograph signings and seminars. Don’t miss out on an opportunity to have the 2004 Observer “Rookie of the Year”, winner of “Best Finishing Move” (Canadian Destroyer) three years running (2004-2006), and one of the top young superstars in professional wrestling as part of your next event! For booking information please email canam@bordercitywrestling.com

[Puerto Rican News] BJ battles Charles Evans for the WWC Puerto Rican Title.

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  • Al in St. Pete

    Sad news about Clay Yarber. But I don’t believe that Clay was ever a member of The Winstons. Taxi, the St. Pete blues band in which Clay played guitar, was founded by Sonny Pekerol who was a bass player and a vocalist with The Winstons.