OWW Daily News & Notes for 5/9

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[Birthdays & Anniversaries] Mike Shaw (aka Mukhan Singh & Bastian Booger) celebrated his 51st birthday today. Today in Memoriam: Dimitri Demetroff (37, 1932), Joe Marsh (77, 1989), and Adrien Baillargeon (76, 1995) .. [reported by Rich Tate of www.GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com]

[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 contains never-before-seen features and bonus material is available at www.NECWwrestling.com

[Radio] Evan Ginzburg’s Legends Radio co-hosted by Dr. Mike Lano featured interviews with TNA Knockout Tracy Brooks as well as ChickFight owner Jason Deadrich, the head of Black Pants Inc. – the parent company of Online World of Wrestling! To listen to the interview, Click Here.

[Article] Wrestling Perspectives journalist Richard Berger has posted his weekly BLOG entitled “ARRIBA! ESTA ES LUCHA LIBRE!” – you can check it out (and I highly recommend you do) by clicking here.

[Upcoming Book Release] “Memphis Wrestling History Vol 2: The Programs 1972-1976 – Step into the rich and storied history of Memphis Wrestling. This second volume highlights the programs that were sold at the weekly wrestling matches in Memphis, TN. With over 400 pages that cover 1972 through 1976, let yourself relive matches of days gone by. Memphis Wrestling announcer Lance Russell wrote the book’s foreword. This book also features commentary by some of the people who made Memphis Wrestling famous, (Jerry Jarrett, Jimmy Valiant, Bill Dundee, Jimmy Hart, Randy Hales, Billy Wicks and more.)” .. [check out www.memphiswrestlinghistory.com for information on release dates and prices.]

[ChickFight] Big Vision Entertainment’s first retail release featuring the ChickFight women’s wrestling brand is a three disc set called “The ChickFight Collection: Goldrush.” It features the entire ChickFight 4, 5, and 6 tournaments, featuring many wrestlers you’re familiar with from SHIMMER action. Cheerleader Melissa, Daizee Haze, Allison Danger, Tiana Ringer, MsChif, and Mercedes Martinez are among the competitors that appear on the three disc Big Vision release. Regularly priced at $19.95, you can pick up the set from ROH during the 33% off sale for just $13.37! That’s $4.46 per tournament! For details on the ChickFight Collection, visit ROHWrestling.com – Be sure to enter the coupon code: spring into the box marked Discount/Promotional Code when you are going thru the checkout process. The system will automatically generate the discount.

[SHIMMER] A bunch of brand new SHIMMER posed photos taken by staff photographer Jill McKee at the 4/26 taping in Berwyn, IL can be viewed right now over at The SHIMMER Forum.

[ROH News] Watch the new ROH Video Wire at www.ROHvideos.com for FREE and witness the Austin Aries/Lacey/Jimmy Jacobs episodic saga that has captured the imagination of the fans.

[Radio] Peach State Pandemonium (http://www.georgiawrestlinghistory.com/psp/home.html) will feature NWA Wrestling Showcase producer and host David Marquez and AWA World-1 South promoter Jody Peterman on May 10. We will also hear from the Wrestling Observer’s Dave Meltzer. The show airs live beginning at 11:00 AM ET. Dan Masters will handle co-hosting duties, and Tim Dix will provide additional commentary. (Rich Tate)

[Fun for Fans] Everybody join www.wrestlefanatic.com – it’s like MySpace exclusively for Wrestling Fans. Once you’re registered you can find me at www.wrestlefanatic.com/owwcom

[WWE Event] Monday Night Raw will be held at the Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, Tennessee on August 4th, 2008. This is the first televised WWE event in Knoxville since 2003. Knoxville has hosted several house shows over the past 5 years, but no televised events.. [reported by Devin Cutting]

[Indy Event] Jake “The Snake” Roberts will be appearing at the Main Event World League event in Alliance, Ohio on Saturday, May 10th, 2008.. [repored by Devin Cutting]

[Indy Event] ICWF Pro Wrestling PRESENTS: “DIVA MANIA” on Saturday, May 10th, in Pinellas Park, Florida defeating TNA Knockouts Payton Banks and Rhaka Khan, plus SHIMMER’s “Experience,” Malia Hosaka and Lexie Fyfe, – For more info call 727-417-1271 or go to http://www.icwfextremewrestling.com

[Show Info] “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.

[Booking Information] The Iron Sheik is now available for live wrestling events, autograph and photo sessions, Q&A’s, conventions, bachelor parties, birthday parties, corporate events, advertising campaigns, wrestling seminars – basically, anything you can think of! Email us at bookings@ironsheikonline.com with the date and location of your event, along with a description of how you’d like the Sheik involved!

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