OWW Weekly News & Notes for March 17th

Listen to OWW Radio here: http://www.clickwrestle.com/podcasts/owwradio

Read my DVD review for Kayfabe Commentaries “YouSHOOT with New Jack” DVD

Speaking for the first time since news broke of her leaving TNA in January, the Future Legend Melissa Anderson (aka Alissa Flash, Raisha Saeed) reveals why she parted ways with TNA and discusses some of her highlights. Melissa also gives her thoughts on returning to SHIMMER in April, her opinion of Wrestlicious and discusses the gimmick with Alissa’s zipper going up and down. Fans can listen to the interview here.

Episode 2 of Wrestlicious Takedown is online at: http://www.bite.ca/video/Wrestlicious-Takedown-Ep-2/

Preview – promo trailer for WWE Heroes comic launch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzY9cN9ee24

Eve Torres threw the first pitch in the game against the LA Dodgers and the Cincinnati Reds. This was last week in Arizona where Wrestlemania 26 will take place.. [reported by Matt Iac]

TNA Knockouts Champion, Tara, will defend her title against Daffney at Destination X. This is a First Blood Stipulation match. At first, there was a First Blood match but at last minute, it was switched to a First Blood Stipulation match… [reported by Matt Iac]

www.MondayNightMayhem.com has an interview with Nora “Molly Holly” Greenwald – Discusses Why She Does Not See Herself Being Inducted Into The WWE Hall Of Fame, Responds To JR’s Comments About Women’s Wrestling/Gregory Helms’ WWE Release, If She Will Be Involved In The Forthcoming WWE Divas DVD Release, The Legacy Of Her “Hair vs. Title” Match vs. Victoria At WrestleMania XXV (And If Victoria’s Departure From WWE/TNA Success Surprised Her), The Return Of The Monday Night Wars, & The Chances Of Wrestlicious Succeeding

TNA has launched the Lockdown website at: http://www.lockdown2010.com - The main event is listed as AJ Styles vs. The Pope for the TNA World Heavyweight Title, so it appears that Styles won’t be losing his title to Abyss at Destination X.

TNA president Dixie Carter posted the following message on Twitter: “We have confirmed RVD for his first TNA house shows on April 22 & 23 in Macon, GA and Albany, GA. Tickets went on sale yesterday.”

To purchase “Shawn Michaels: My Journey” DVD from the OWW Store go to http://astore.amazon.com/onliworlofw0a-20/detail/B0030BS1HA

The March 3 Edition of Evan Ginzburg’s Legends Radio co-hosted by Dr. Mike Lano at www.legendsradio.net with Legendsmania co-promoter Tom Harriman, Jimmy Weldon- (Disney & Hanna-Barbera voice-over legend), and Pro Wrestling manager John Miele — – to listen to the show, go to http://smashedmedia.us/030310.mp3

To purchase “John Morrison: Rock Star” DVD from the OWW Store go to http://astore.amazon.com/onliworlofw0a-20/detail/B002WNUVNE

The next two 1PW shows are as follows: 1PW Deadly Intentions, May 28 in Ellesmere Port, England at the Great Sutton Hall – and – 1PW New Divide, May 29 in Liverpool, England at the Liverpool Olympia

SHIMMER Volumes 27 & 28 are now available from www.ROHwrestling.com for immediate worldwide shipping. These DVDs are a celebration of SHIMMER’s 4th Anniversary.

SHIMMER returns to the Berwyn Eagles Club (6309 26th Street) in Berwyn, IL, just outside Chicago, on Saturday & Sunday, April 10th & 11th. Bell time on Saturday, 4/10 is 2pm. Doors open at 1pm. Bell time on Sunday, 4/11 is 1pm. Doors open at Noon.

To purchase “Rope Opera: How WCW Killed Vince Russo” by Vince Russo at the OWW Store go to: http://astore.amazon.com/onliworlofw0a-20/detail/1550228684

Tha O Show Radio Program, hosted by long time radio personality Big Daddy Donnie and Canadian hip hop icon Dan-e-o, celebrate their three year anniversary this week. To mark the occasion, Mike Bucci, the former Director of Developmental Talent for the WWE, and former ECW and WWE superstar joined Tha O Show this week for an awesome interview. Check out www.thaOshow.com

The Feb. 24 Edition of Evan Ginzburg’s Legends Radio co-hosted by Dr. Mike Lano at www.legendsradio.net with Jim Cornette, Big Vito, PWG’s Excalibur, Ref Rick Knox, and an Atlanta Legendsmania update.. to listen, go to http://www.carnagecrew.net/022410.mp3

Pro Wrestling Fan Fest will be taking place on Saturday May 8 at Stepinac High School located at 950 Mammaroneck Ave in White Plains NY starting at 11am. This wrestling convention will feature a Super Ticket comprised of 9 guests including TNA Champion AJ Styles, MMA icon Butterbean, former TNA Knock Out and Playboy cover girl Leticia Cline, TNA star “The Pope” D’Angelo Dinero, and a rare US appearance by Vampiro! More names will be announced in the coming days for this special $99 Super Ticket which entitles fans to both an autograph of each star as well as a photo-opp with each star. For more info and tickets please go to www.ProWrestlingFanFest.com

On Saturday March 6, 2010, former WWE Divas Molly Holly, Dawn Marie & Jazz were honored at WSU’s anniversary show, in the 2010 Hall-of-fame ceremony. The ladies were honored for their contributions to women’s wrestling over the years. On hand for the event was Angelina Love, Traci Brooks, Socal Val, and many more. Lethalwow.com got coverage of the event, with video footage of the event, and interviews from the likes of TNA Knockout Angelina Love, WCW star April Hunter and many more. Here is the link to video of the event: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osv7XfQ4yfw&fmt=22

You can watch Matt Borne talk about the new character at: YouTube.com/ISPWRingside

WWE Monday Night Raw on May 31st, 2010 will be held at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas. Tickets go on sale April 10th, 2010 at 10 AM. Go to http://prowrestlingevents.tk or http://prowrestlingevents.webs.com for info about upcoming wrestling shows worldwide.

Vicksburg, MS will host a TNA Live! event on Friday, April 30 at the Vicksburg Convention Center at 7:30pm. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 19 at http://www.ticketmaster.com, The Vicksburg Convention Center Box Office or charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000. Appearing live and in person will be TNA World Heavyweight Champion “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles, TNA Founder Jeff Jarrett, “The Pope” D’Angelo Dinero, Desmond Wolfe, The Beautiful People, “The Monster” Abyss and more! Fans that purchase a ticket in the first three rows will receive a special meet and greet with TNA Superstars one hour before doors open! (Redeemable with ticket the night of the show; offer only applies to $50 tickets.)

Greenwood, MS will host a TNA Live! event on Saturday, May 1 at the Leflore County Civic Center at 7:30pm. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 19 at http://www.lefloreciviccenter.com, The Leflore County Civic Center Box Office or charge by phone at 662-453-4065. Appearing live and in person will be TNA World Heavyweight Champion “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles, TNA Founder Jeff Jarrett, “The Pope” D’Angelo Dinero, Desmond Wolfe, The Beautiful People, “The Monster” Abyss and more! Fans that purchase a ticket in the first three rows will receive a special meet and greet with TNA Superstars one hour before doors open! (Redeemable with ticket the night of the show; offer only applies to $50 tickets.)