OWW Daily News & Notes on 4/27

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[Birthdays & Anniversaries] Johnny Devine (34) and Lovely Lace (25) celebrated birthday’s today. Today in Memoriam: Kay Noble (65, 2006) . .. [reported by Rich Tate of www.GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com]

[Article] SmackDown gets hardcore at Backlash [http://www.wwe.com]

[Radio] Legends Radio, hosted by Evan Ginzburg & Dr. Mike Lano, welomed “Leaping” Lanny Poffo, TNA Knockout Tracy Brooks, Indie star Earl Cooter, and Photographer Steve Kennedy on its show. Last week’s episode featuring “Superstar” Billy Graham is ready for download at http://www.99stream.info/042008.mp3.

[NECW DVD] NECW Home Video presents BIRTHDAY BASH 7: CAGED FURY, NECW’s 7th Anniversary Spectacular, on DVD. This special collector’s edition features one of the biggest main events in NECW history. D.C. Dillinger defending the NECW Triple Crown against “Straight Edge” Brian Fury inside a steel cage! This DVD which contains never-before-seen features and bonus material will be on sale at the live event this Saturday. It will go on sale online the following day! For more information to www.NECWwrestling.com

[Indy News] International Wrestling Syndicate’s latest episode of “Bloodstream” is now available in Part #1 & Part #2.

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[FCW News] Florida Championship Wrestling, the WWE’s only developmental league, has a show on May 3rd at the JCC Arena in New Port Richey, Florida. ECW Superstars Stevie Richards & Kevin Thorn will take on two unnamed FCW Superstars.

[MySpace] Official Steve Rizzono Fan Myspace is at http://www.myspace.com/steverizzono

[Indy Event] “Troop Slam” (show to honor current and former veterans and troops) on Saturday, May 10 at 7 pm (doors open at 6:30) in Santa Clara, CA at Santa Clara VFW Post 3982 (1313 Franklin Street at Monroe) with Jardi Frantz vs. Puma and an extremely rare appearance by Bay area legend “Gigolo” Steve Rizzono (his first wrestling show appearance in four years). Also featuring Jason Styles. $10 adults, $5 kids under 12. E-mail TroopSlam@aol.com or call Robert at 408-893-7190 for more info. Current and former veterans will be acknowledged during the show.

[Indy Event] Raven, Lodi, Scotty Riggs and Sick Boy will be reuniting at the Champions With Attitudes event in Orangeburg, South Carolina on Saturday, May 3rd, 2008. Also appearing is Johnny Swinger.

[Indy Event] Southern States Wrestling with the TV Stars of Championship Wrestling presents “All Star Night” Stars from Around the Country on Friday May 2nd – 8PM at the National Guard Armory in Kingsport, TN – For the first Time in 20 years the AWA World Champion will be in East TN.

[Radio] This coming Monday night, April 28th, at 10 PM central time, “Wild boy” Ben Jordan will be the special guest on Jerkin’ The Curtain radio. Ben is a long time main stay wrestler in middle Tennessee. He’ll talk about that, his long time “Wild Boys” tag team with partner Steve Neely, being trained by Bill Dundee, wrestling in Memphis, wrestling in Dallas for Global, including a stint as light heavyweight champ there, being an “enhancement talent” for the WWF & WCW, wrestling for Jim Cornette’s Smokey Mountain Wrestling and more. – http://www.blogtalkradio.com/TVD

[Misc News] I recently went to see a great new “Mexican Wrestling Gangster Film” starring Vampiro and filmed by a group of Crazy Canucks in Mexico. My report is here: http://the-w.com/thread.php/id=35167 — [reported by michael d. ryan]

[Article] Alex Marvez story on Frankie Kazarian (TNA’s Kaz).

[NWA News] Friday 4-18 at the NWA East / PWX show in McKeesport, PA, Crusher Hansen defeated Pepper Parks for the NWA National Heavyweight Title.. [reported by Bill Behrens]

[Australian News] The Australasian Wrestling Federation “Pro-Wrestling Explosion” tour went off with a bang as Raven defeated TNT for the Australasian Championship on night one in Penrith, NSW. Raven went on to successfully defend in South Australia against JT Robinson and in Lower Hutt, New Zealand against D-Hoya, however was stopped in Palmerston North by TNT after the use of a low blow and the Detonator. So TNT returns to Australia Australasian Champion!

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