OWW Daily News & Notes for 8/4

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[WWE TV] Monday Night Raw on September 14th, 2009 will be held at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Tickets go on sale July 25th, 2009 at 10 AM. Go to http://prowrestlingevents.tk or http://prowrestlingevents.webs.com for info about upcoming wrestling shows worldwide.

[WWE News] R-Truth came up with the idea to do the “Pretty Ricky” character. He was apparently messing around doing the character on the road and some WWE people saw it, so now it’s on national television. SmackDown creative writer Chris DeJosephs (a/k/a Big Dick Johnson) is in charge of producing the skits and Vince McMahon “absolutely loves them.” Quite like the movie Bruno, most of the stuff you see are legitimate reactions, such as the initial skit in which he tried to go over the merchandise seller’s table to take stuff with security dragging him away.. [reported by James Campbell]

[ChickFight] Join the ChickFight forum and let your voice be heard at http://www.chickfight.tv/forum – for more information on ChickFight, be sure to keep an eye on http://www.chickfight.tv

[DGUSA News] The first footage from the Dragon Gate USA debut event is now on Youtube so you can watch it for free. That’s right, you can now view footage from the raved about July 25th “Open The Historic Gate” show. This is your first chance to see DGUSA’s production values. Check it out at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U23OR9Zltvk

[Indy Event] Petey Williams, Kevin Steen and El Generico will be appearing at the Capital City Championship Combat event in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on September 11th, 2009. Go to http://c4wrestlng.ca for info about C4.. [reported by Devin Cutting]

[Indy Event] Brutus Beefcake will be appearing at the BMF Wrestling Alliance event in Lafayette, Indiana on August 16th, 2009. Go to http://bmfwrestlingalliance.net for info about the BMF Wrestling Alliance.. [reported by Devin Cutting]

[Indy Event] Victory Pro Wrestling comes to Deer Park, NY at the Deer Park Community Center on August 8th, 2009 with TNA Knockout Madison Rayne appearing. For more information, go to www.victoryprowrestling.com

[Indy Event] Christian Pro Wrestling will be at the Faith Christian Academy in Griffin, GA on August 1st. Scheduled to appear: Nikita Koloff, Lex Luger, Tommy Rich, Ricky Morton, Ted Allen, Thunderbolt Patterson, Chic Donovan, “The Mad Man from Afghanistan” Prince Rhumma. Admission is free. Doors open at 6:00 & bell time is at 7:00…

[Misc News] Bret Hart will be doing a Q&A session at the Big Time Wrestling event in Hayward, California on August 7th, 2009. Go to http://btwrestling.com for info about BTW.. [reported by Devin Cutting]

[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.

[DVD Review] Wrestling Then and Now- The Movie was a fantastic documentary and the first of its kind coming from and focusing on the granddaddy of nostalgic monthly publications. Evan Ginzburg has worked hard for well over twenty years, involving all the many colorful characters from pro wrestling as well as the arts like jazz, new world beat, and most forms of music. Killer Kowalski and the late Tiger Khan and so many have been a part of WT&Now and are now further immortalized on film. It’s a wonderful piece of history and art and I can’t wait to re-watch it all over again! – Reviewed by Mike Lano (radio host and wrestling writer/photographer/historian from 1966 to current) – Visit www.walkertown.com and www.wrestlingthenandnow.com for more details!

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