OWW Daily News & Notes for 3/3

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

[Birthdays & Anniversaries] Today In Memoriam: George Mack (1945), Jack Ross (1945), Lester ‘Kid’ Chapman (1945), Hal Sabath (1945), Gaius W. Young (1945), Ben Reuben (1945), and Harry Morris Demetral (69, 1968). Click here to learn more of the tragic plane crash in 1945. .. [reported by Rich Tate of www.GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com]

[WWE Hall of Fame] Bill Watts was officially announced last night for the Hall of Fame. Jim Ross will be inducting him. You may have noticed in the video package they showed him throwing a number of punches because in his prime he was regarded as having the best worked punch in the business.. [reported by Mike Aldren]

[TNA News] So Cal Val has said the TNA Knockouts are ready to step up to the plate and pose for Playboy now that the WWE Divas have pulled out. After years of nude shoots for Hugh Hefner’s mag, Vince McMahon has barred his girls from baring all in a bid to make the WWE more “family friendly.” And gorgeous redhead Val has pleaded for TNA’s women’s division to take over and follow in the footsteps of the likes of Sable, Torrie, and Maria. To read more and see sexy slideshow pictures, click on http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport/wrestling/article2289175.ece

[TNA Event] TNA’s house show at the Eastwood Expo Center in Niles, Ohio has been moved to April 25th. This is the third time that the date was changed. The previously announced dates were March 13th, April 23rd and April 26th. Go to http://prowrestlingevents.tk or http://prowrestlingevents.webs.com for info about upcoming wrestling shows worldwide.

[ROH News] The main event for the “7th Anniversary Show” at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City on Saturday, March 21st was announced yesterday. Nigel McGuinness will defend the ROH World Title against the new GHC Jr. Heavyweight Champion, KENTA. To read the complete announcement click here: http://www.rohwrestling.com/news/article.aspx?id=2648

[SHIMMER] SHIMMER – WOMEN ATHLETES returns to live action on Saturday and Sunday, May 2nd and 3rd, at the Berwyn Eagles Club, located at 6309 26th Street in Berwyn, IL, just outside Chicago. Volumes 23, 24, 25, and 26 of the SHIMMER DVD series will be filmed during the course of the largest weekend in SHIMMER company history! Discuss the next SHIMMER tapings in the following thread at The SHIMMER Forum… http://shimmerwomen.proboards50.com/index.cgi?board=shimmer&action=display&thread=2913

[WSU Event] Women Superstars Uncencored returns on 3/7 with their “2nd Anniversary Show” and “WSU Womens Hall of Fame” Ceremony. WSU will be honoring and inducting Missy Hyatt, Malia Hosaka & Sherri Martel. These three special women make up the first ever class to be inducted into the WSU Womens Wrestling Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame will be hosted by WSU Commentator Sean Hanson. For more information, go to www.WSUWrestling.com

[Article] Mr. T exclusive: Why I rejected an invite from WWE to join their Hall of Fame

[Indy Event] Rhino, Beer Money, Kiyoshi, The Motor City Machine Guns, Eric Young, Shane Douglas, Johnny Devine, Payton Banks and Tyson Dux will be appearing at the Prime Time Wrestling event in Belleville, Michigan on March 22nd, 2009. Go to http://ptwwrestling.com for info about PTW.. [reported by Devin Cutting]

[Indy Event] NWS brings the largest and the smallest (Giant Silva and Short Sleeve Sampson) to Point Pleasant, NJ on Saturday 3/14, Plus Danny Demanto & Jersey Shore “Tag-O-Mania” & More..Follow NWS on the Web at www.nwswrestling.com

[Canadian Event] Abdullah the Butcher, who is winding down completely, has his last match ever in Canada on 4/4 in Montreal at the NDR Center.. [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]

[DVD Review] I have posted my review on KayfabeCommentaries.com latest great DVD release, Inside the Office, with Rene Goulet.

[Book News] Mike Chapman’s “Oklahoma Shooter: the Dan Hodge Story” is now available, and can be purchased by calling (641) 791-3072. The book’s foreword was written by Jim Ross, and is priced at $27.95.

[ROH News] Ring of Honor fans can experience the hard hitting action on television as ROH World Champion Nigel McGuiness, Bryan Danielson, Necro Butcher, Austin Aries, Tyler Black, Jerry Lynn, and the Briscoe Brothers bring ROH’s unique brand of professional wrestling to HDNet. Experience the excitement and athleticism of Ring of Honor professional wrestling every Saturday Night at 8PM and 11PM EST starting on March 21 only on HDNet.

[Radio] Monday Night Mayhem had WWE Legend Jake “The Snake” Roberts, Ring Of Honor’s Brent Albright, and The Week In WWE/ECW (w/Jim Molineaux) on its show this week at www.mondaynightmayhemarchives.com/waxfiles/030209.wax

[Radio] The Carnage Crew featuring former WWE Diva Dawn Marie and Necro Butcher at http://www.carnagecrew.net

[Misc News] Joe Dorgan (Johnny Swinger/Johnny Parisi) just finished his first movie titled “The Wronged Man” set to premiere this November on the Lifetime Movie Network. The Sony Pictures/Valhalla Motion Pictures production stars Julia Ormand (Curious Case Of Benjamin Button and Legends Of The Fall) and is directed by Tom McLaughlin… [reported by Scott D'Amore]

[Misc News] Eric Bischoff, who broke into the business under Verne Gagne in the AWA, wrote about the Gagne incident in his blog. He praised Gagne as an athlete, father, and a businessman. He is unhappy with the way that the media in Minnesota has reported on the story and thinks it’s terrible that Gagne has ended up in an assisted living facility in a tragic situation because his family can’t provide for him. He talked about a story in which Gagne was forced by the State years ago to give up his property for a fraction of its market value due to the building of a new park on Lake Minnetonka west of Minneapolis. You can read Bischoff’s blog at www.ericbischoff.com.

[Plug] Visit www.wrestlersrescue.org for more information on Dawn Marie’s WRESTLE RESCUE organization. It’s a worthy cause so please take a minute to check it out.

[Blog] Rob Van Dam now has a blog at http://fans.wwe.com/robvandam/blog

[Article] Faded Glory on the Wrestling Circuit (Balls Mahoney) [reported by Mike Informer]

[WWE Article] Kmart(R) Partners with WWE(R) to Promote 25th Anniversary of WrestleMania(R) [reported by Mike Informer]

[Convention New] The annual Gulf Coast Wrestlers Reunion event will be in Mobile, AL, on March 6-7. This event is for those who are active or retired workers from professional wrestling only. For more information, contact Percy Pringle III at percypringle3@percypringle.com

[Puerto Rican News] Steve Corino defends the WWC Universal Title against Ray Gonzalez in a steel cage

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

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