OWW Weekly Notes for March 24th

[Media Alert] Black Pants Inc. president Jason Deadrich is available for radio interviews to promote ChickFight and various other BPI projects such as ClickWrestle.com, the Cauliflower Ally Club, and OnlineWorldofWrestling.com. Arrangements can also be made for other ChickFight personalities such as Cheerleader Melissa or any other current ChickFight competitor. Other guests can be negotiated to hype the upcoming CAC convention in Las Vegas. Jason Deadrich can be reached at deadrich@blackpants.net

March 18, 2008:

[Birthdays & Anniversaries] Rick Martel (52) and Mike Quackenbush (32) celebrated birthday’s today. Howard Cantonwine died on this day in 1977 – He was 76. Angel Azteca suffered a fatal heart attack one year ago today at the age of 43. .. [reported by Rich Tate of www.GeorgiaWrestlingHistory]

[SHIMMER PROFILE VIDEO] Sara Del Rey http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQurdOR7owQ

[Obituary] Don Curtis Was One Of Wrestling’s Good Guys.

[Radio] Monday Night Mayhem (www.mondaynightmayhem.com) payed tribute to Gary Hart on its show. Bill Mercer and Brian Harrison appeared on the show, as well as regularly scheduled guests Bruno Sammartino and Jimmy Hart. To listen, just go to www.mondaynightmayhemarchives.com/waxfiles/031708.wax.

[Indy News] The 2008 Women’s Elite 8 Tournament will be held on March 30th at the Grand River Flea Market in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada. Bell time is 3 PM. Tickets cost $10 in advance & $15 at the door. More entrants for the 2008 Women’s Elite 8 Tournament have been announced; Amy Victory, Misty Haven & Jade Chung. [reported by Devin Cutting]

[Attention Canada!] Due to the NCAA basketball tournament, The Score in Canada will be delaying Monday Night Raw until midnight on April 7th. The replay airs on April 8th at 4 PM. [reported by Devin Cutting]

[ClickWrestle.com Video of the Day] Ian Rotten vs. Chris Hero

March 19, 2008:

[Birthdays & Anniversaries] Hiromichi ‘Kodo’ Fuyuki lost a battle to cancer on this day in 2003 at the age of 42. .. [reported by Rich Tate of www.GeorgiaWrestlingHistory]

[Web Media] Pro Wrestling Syndicate presents, Underground Internet TV every Wednesday at 8pm EST on http://www.prowrestlingsyndicate.com

[Interview] WWE Women’s Champion Beth Phoenix was interviewed in San Antonio talking about various topics such as OVW, people who hate wrestling, Ric Flair and Star Wars. Read the article by going to www.kj97.com/pages/louwrestlnigwwe.html.

[Radio] The Irish Whip (www.theirishwhip.com) featured former ECW wrestler C.W. Anderson on its show. http://www.nowlive.com/podcast/OpenPodcast.ashx?PodcastID=72619

[Radio] In Your Head Online (www.inyourheadonline.com) featured former WCW/WWE wrestler Bill Demott on its show. http://www.inyourheadonline.com/viewnews.php?autoid=1388

[Radio] Trash Talking Radio (www.trashtalkingradio.com), hosted by Mike Trash, featured Chance Prophet on its show.

[WWE] WWE returns to the South Shore Music Circus in Cohasset, Massachusetts on July 26th and the Cape Cod Melody Tent in Hyannis, Massachusetts on July 27th. Tickets for Cohasset go on sale April 4th and for Hyannis on April 11th. Go to http://www.prowrestlingevents.tk for info about upcoming shows. [reported by Devin Cutting]

[ClickWrestle.com Video of the Day] Jardi Frantz vs. A.J. Styles

March 20, 2008:

[Birthdays & Anniversaries] Paul Christy (69), Sting (49), and Legion Cage (32) all celebrated birthday’s today. ‘Big’ John Studd died on this day in 1995 at the age of 46. Five years ago today, cancer claimed ‘Sailor’ Art Thomas. He was 79. .. [reported by Rich Tate of www.GeorgiaWrestlingHistory]

[Interview] LadySports.com has posted an extremely rare interview with 70s ladies wrestler Debbie Johnson who has broken her silence after years away from the sport. To read the interview, go to http://www.prowrestlingdigest.com/?p=3098.

[Radio] Monday Night Mayhem (www.mondaynightmayhem.com) featured an in-depth WrestleMania XXIV preview with Jim Ross. To listen, just go to www.mondaynightmayhemarchives.com/waxfiles/032008.wax.

[ROH] Sara Del Rey’s opponent this past Saturday at the Philadelphia event was Kylie Pierce. Congratulations to Kylie!

[SHIMMER] SHIMMER Champion “American Angel” Sara Del Rey is profiled in the April 2008 issue of Chicago Magazine. It’s part of a segment on “Women Who Kick Ass” in Chicago by JD Koziarski and Anne Halliday, which also includes profiles on MMA fighter Felice Herrig, Venom from American Gladiators, and boxer Rita Figueroa. It appears on Page 30 of the issue, which has Michael Jordan picutred on the cover. The issue hits newsstands this week. Visit http://www.chicagomag.com/ for more information.

[Article] http://www.stcatharinesstandard.ca has an article about Batista.

[Article] WWE.com pays tribute to “Playboy” Gary Hart.

[WWE] WWE is no longer avoiding the state of Georgia over the regulations situation. The company will return to Georgia on July 12th, 2008 for a house show at the Civic Center in Savannah. Tickets go on sale June 14th, 2008. Visit http://www.prowrestlingevents.tk for info about upcoming shows. [reported by Devin Cutting]

[ClickWrestle.com Video of the Day] Slim J vs. Jimmy Rave vs. Jeremy Lopez (triple threat)

March 21, 2008:

[Birthdays & Anniversaries] Buck Zumhofe celebrated his brithday today. Logger Larson died on this day in 2002 – He was 62. A cerebral hemorrhage claimed Maria Bernardi two years ago today at the age of 80. .. [reported by Rich Tate of www.GeorgiaWrestlingHistory]

[Media Alert] If anybody out there wants to arrange interviews with any of the cast members from the reality TV show “Wrestling Reality,” which airs on The Fight Network in Canada – you can contact one of the show’s creators, Peter Smith (aka Brody Steele) at kingmansmith@hotmail.com. Season one of the show was a huge success, and included a tour of Atlantic Canada. They are in the pre-production stages of Season two, which is set to be shot in the UK with many of the top independent wrestlers in the UK (such as Robbie Brookside, James Mason, Doug Williams and characters like Flatliner and Drew MacDonald). The show could use some good publicity and is really worth exploring if you have the chance. Thank you and good luck.

[Message from Jimmy and Angel Valiant] Please come to BWC in Shawsville, VA this Sunday March 23,2008 from 12 noon till 4 p.m. At 2 o’clock sharp we will be honoring BWC’s own Frank “The Tank” Parker with a life-size standup of himself. It will be permanently displayed in the main camp building. Frank has been with BWC’s family for 16 years, and is our Sr. instructor. Hope to see you there. God Bless.

[Interview] Former WWE Women’s Champion Melina Perez was interviewed by the IGN website. Read the article by going to http://sports.ign.com/articles/860/860825p1.html.

[Article] Alex Marvez’s weekly look at professional wrestling.

[Article] Now that’s how you book Kurt Angle [reported by Dr. Keith Lipinski]

[Article] ‘Super Mojado': a Good-Guy Wrestler for Undocumented Workers [reported by Dr. Keith Lipinski]

[Appearance] Ted DiBiase known as “The Million Dollar Man“, and the winner of RAW’s 15th Anniversary Battle Royal will be signing autographs at Upper Room World Center on January 5th at 7:30 PM as part of the Pro Wrestling Revolution wrestling card. For more information on all the above, please go to: http://www.PWRwrestling.net

[ClickWrestle.com Video of the Day] Bam Bam Bigelow vs. Larry Blackwell

March 22, 2008:

[Birthdays & Anniversaries] Wayne Bloom celebrated his 50th birthday today. .. [reported by Rich Tate of www.GeorgiaWrestlingHistory]

[Promotions] Power Trip Wrestling are always looking for new talent to bring into the company, so if you have recent footage -preferably DVD – of your work (wrestlers) or a DVD of one of your shows (promoters); and wish to be considered – please contact PTW Promoter/Booker Petey Staniforth at info@powertripwrestling.co.uk today for more details.

[Training] Claudio Castagnoli will be hosting a wrestling seminar at the Grand River Flea Market in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada on Saturday, March 29th, 2008. Start time is 2 PM. Cost is $50. E-mail pwawrestling@hotmail.com to participate.

[Article] OWW friend and supporter Richard Berger has posted his latest column entitled “Managers of Renown“.

[Article] A new scene for Rick Fuller.

[WWE Article] The Great Khali to enter Bollywood.

[WWE Divas] Kelly Kelly relaunched her website at http://www.kellykellywwe.com.

[Radio] This week’s Peach State Pandemonium featured Phil Shatter and manager Jeff G. Bailey. They discussed Shatter’s rise and success in the business that has taken a relatively short amount of time, as well as his desire to someday reach WWE. NWA Anarchy promoter Jerry Palmer also surprised us with a call during the segment. Southern Extreme Championship Wrestling promoter Scott East also came on to update fans on his health status following a recent emergency, as well as talk a bit about SECW. There was also much discussion on Gary Hart. Click here for the archive. Our guest next week will be Buff Bagwell. As always, the show airs live on Saturdays at 11 AM ET, and you can call in and participate in the show at (347) 324-5735.

[Radio] This weeks episode of Shooting Star Radio (www.shootingstarradio.com) was as unpredictable as ever! Hostmaster made comments about WWE, TNA and suprisingly, Youtube. As Shooting Star Radio gets closer to WrestleMania, Hostmaster puts in his two cents. Remember, Shooting Star Radio won’t be on the air next week, so check out shootingstarradio.com for all the latest news and info. To listen, just go to http://www.shootingstarradio.com/show/ssr_03_22_08.mp3.

[SHIMMER PROFILE VIDEO] Rain http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbr28d6zxeE

[ClickWrestle.com Video of the Day] American Dragon vs. Larry Blackwell

March 23, 2008:

[Birthdays & Anniversaries] Johnny Powers (65) and Kevin Northcutt (35) celebrated birthday’s today. Guy Taylor died in the ring on this day in 1968. Skull Murphy suffered a fatal heart attack on this day in 1970 at the age of 39. It has been five years since ‘Bruiser’ Brian Cox died following a heart attack – He was 33. .. [reported by Rich Tate of www.GeorgiaWrestlingHistory]

[Radio] In Your Head Online (www.inyourheadonline.com) featured Big Paulie Gilmore on its show. http://www.inyourheadonline.com/viewnews.php?autoid=1389

[Indy News] The 2008 Women’s Elite 8 Tournament will be held on March 30th at the Grand River Flea Market in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada. Bell time is 3 PM. Tickets cost $10 in advance & $15 at the door. The first round matches for the 2008 Women’s Elite 8 Tournament have been announced; Jennifer Blake vs. Cherry Bomb, Jade Chung vs. The 21st Century Fox, Sara Del Rey vs. Misty Haven, and Amy Victory vs. Sabrina Kyle. [reported by Devin Cutting]

[WWE] It looks like World Wrestling Entertainment is going to once again try to make its product a little more family-friendly with the launch of the www.wwekids.com website. In addition to this, WWE Films is also planning to create a cartoon series on WWE.com aimed children under ten years old.

[WWE Interview] Kevin Eck of the Baltimore Sun has a Q&A with Shawn Michaels. Go to http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/sports/wrestling/blog/2008/03/.

[WWE Article] An story about Ric Flair at www.miamiherald.com/675/story/466142.html.

[WWE Article] Mike Mooneyham has a real good story on Blackjack Mulligan at www.charleston.net/news/2008/mar/23/ talking about Mulligan’s thoughts on Ric Flair’s retirement.

[WWE Article] The Miami Herald also has a story at www.miamiherald.com/675/story/467187.html on Rocky Johnson being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.

[WWE] WWE has announced the dates for the first 2 pay-per-views of 2009. The Royal Rumble will be held on January 29th and No Way Out will be held on February 15th. [reported by Devin Cutting]

[News] Shoreline Entertainment and ZED Filmworks, Presents “The Dead Sleep Easy.” Directed by Lee Demabre, and starring Ian Hodgkinson (aka Vampiro); Los Angeles premiere at RICARDO MONTALBAN THEATRE (1615 Vine Street) – Thursday March 27 7:00 pm and March 28 8:00 pm! Edgy new “grindhouse-style” feature from the makers of the hit cult classic: Jesus Christ, Vampire Hunter. Official website www.thedeadsleepeasy.com | View The Dead Sleep Easy trailer: http://www.shorelineentertainment.com/trailers/deadsleepeasy.wmv.

[ClickWrestle.com Video of the Day] C.M. Punk vs. Colt Cabana vs. Ace Steel vs. Chris Hero

March 24, 2008:

[Birthdays & Anniversaries] Barry Horowitz (48) and the Undertaker (46) celebrated birthday’s today. Warren Bockwinkel died on this day in 1986 – He was 74. On this day in 1997, Dr. Bill Miller passed away at the age of 69. .. [reported by Rich Tate of www.GeorgiaWrestlingHistory]

[News] K&S Wrestlefest, who put together the World Class Ringside Reunion on March 15, featuring Gary Hart, Bill Irwin, and Skandor Akbar, is making available a DVD that contains a Q&A session with each. Most significantly, this would have been the final public appearance for Gary Hart, thus making this the last telling of stories related to his career, as he passed away the following day. (Rich Tate)

[Radio] In Your Head Online (www.inyourheadonline.com) featured Mr. Awesome Roy Schildt (He was in the movie King of Kong, but it isn’t wrestling related) on its show. http://www.inyourheadonline.com/viewnews.php?autoid=1390

[SHIMMER] If you’re a fan of SHIMMER, check out the web comic “Rival Angels!” Rival Angels follows the story of Sabrina “Ultragirl” Mancini and her three roommates in the fight of their lives as they attempt to battle against the best wrestlers in the world. It takes a look at the relationships that form behind the curtain, as well as the personal sacrifices and victories along the way, all from the perspective of a twenty-something gal. Episode 35 is now up at http://www.rivalangels.com/ with all previous updates archived. It’s updated every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday by creator Alan Evans.

[ClickWrestle.com Video of the Day] Christopher Daniels vs. American Dragon

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