OWW Daily News & Notes for 5/13

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[Birthdays & Anniversaries] Danny Hodge (76) and Jimmy Wang Yang (27) celebrated birthday’s today. Today in Memoriam: Jumbo Tsuruta (49, 2000) and Abe Ford (90, 2002) .. [reported by Rich Tate of www.GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com]

[OWW News] Tomorrow (May 14th) happens to be my (Brad Dykens) 30th birthday! Happy Birthday Me! please send birthday wishes :)

[Obituaries] I was stunned and extremely saddened by the passing of my friend, long-time Online World of Wrestling supporter, and legendary ladies wrestler, Penny Banner. Penny was one of the first big name celebrity wrestlers to take me, and this website, seriously. She was a source of tremendous support and never failed to reply to any email I sent her way – no matter how ridiculous. Penny passed away after a long battle with cancer. She will be missed by everybody in the wrestling community. Rest in peace. – Greg Oliver posted a good-bye message on the SLAM! website, entitled Goodbye Penny Banner; I’ll miss you.

[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

[BLOG] Jim Ross has posted his latest BLOG over on http://www.jrsbarbq.comhttp://www.jrsbarbq.com/2008/05/13/the-bell-is-tolling-for-two-more-email-from-cowboy-bill-watts/

[SHIMMER] Dozens of more preview photos taken by Walter Lippmann at ringside during the 4/26 SHIMMER taping in Berwyn, IL have been added to Page 2 of the thread for his pics over at The SHIMMER Forum. Be sure to check Page 2 for the new additions!

[Indy Event] On Friday May 23rd at the Wilbur Lynch Middle School in Amsterdam, NY, Squared Circle Wrestling (2CW) will not only bring it’s unique brand of professional wrestling to Amsterdam for the VERY first time but it also PROUD to announce that in attendance for the show will be a special vendor guest, the “man of the hour, TOO sweet to be sour….Superstar Billy Graham! This special guest is brought to you by Scott Epstein & The Brutal Truth radio show. For details on the PWHF go to www.pwhf.org

[Indy Event] Sabu, Spike Dudley, Aaron “Idol” Stevens and “Dangerous” Danny Davis will be appearing at the World Wrestling Alliance events on May 16th, 2008 in Framingham, Massachusetts and May 17th, 2008 in Rockland, Massachusetts.. [reported by Devin Cutting]

[Indy Event] Pro Wrestling Syndicate returns on Saturday night May 17 with REFUSE TO LOSE live at Holy Cross High School on 26-20 Francis Lewis Blvd in Flushing (Queens), New York with doors opening at 7:30pm. – For more information, go to www.ProWrestlingSyndicate.com 

[Indy Event] EWF Wrestling welcomes former WWE Star SCOTTY TOO HOTTY on Saturday, June 28, 2008, in Marion, Indiana! Visit us online at www.EWFArena.com

[Indy Event] Kayfabe Dojo Wrestling Inc Presents in Sanction with the National Wrestling Alliance: NWA Upstate’s Anniversary Anarchy IV: “Caged Carnage” on Saturday May 17th, 2008 at Minett Hall in Henrietta, NY — For more information, go to www.nwaupny.com

[Indy Event] Heidenreich and Rosey will be appearing at the Ultimate Wrestling Federation event in Arabi, Louisiana on May 24th, 2008. Go to http://www.ultimatewrestlingfederation.com for info about the UWF.. [reported by Devin Cutting]

[Indy Event] This Saturday, May 17th at the Kaliseum in Kalkaska, Michigan, Mr. Chainsaw Productions Wrestling will present it’s biggest event in their 1 ½ year history: BATTLE GROUND 2008. There will be 8 Big Matches, and all the roads in MCPW have led to Battle Ground 2008. Be there at 6:00PM to catch all the action!!! Including Jimmy Jacobs vs. Josh Abercrombie, Chris Sabin vs. Tyler Black, plus an appearance by The Sandman. For more information, go to www.MCPWrestling.com

[Indy Event] For the first time in over 2 years, WCWO will be returning to Connersville, Indiana on Saturday, May 17th…Keep watching http://www.theweekendwarrior.tk for more information!!!

[Indy Events] 3KWrestling Fighting Athletes and Pro-Wrestling ZERO1 of Japan are pleased to announce that Ikuto Hidaka will tour 3KWrestling making stops on June 2 in Maple Shade, NJ and June 13 in Limerick, PA. Negotiations are under way for Hidaka to appear at the B4W Wrestling event on June 14 in Morganville, NJ.

[Indy Event] Al Snow, Spike Dudley & Crowbar will be appearing at the East Coast Pro Wrestling event in Wayne, New Jersey on Friday, May 30th, 2008. Go to http://ecpw1.com for info about ECPW.. [reported by Devin Cutting]

[Radio] Trash Talking Radio (www.trashtalkingradio.com), hosted by Mike Trash, featured Chris Masters and PWU’s Johnny Kashmere on its show.

[Article] Emile Dupre taking Atlantic Grand Prix back on the road [reported by Mike Informer]

[Article] Cryme Tyme’s Gaspard discusses sport, growing up [reported by Mike Informer]

[Interview] Former WWE Superstar and 3 time WWE World Tag-Team Champion, Rob Conway, who worked for WWE for 7 years, recently took some time out of his scheduled to speak with www.PWMania.com – To read the full interview, go to http://www.pwmania.com/interviews.php?page=robconway

[YouTube] Video of Sandman a drunken mess.. [reported by KJ Parker]

[YouTube] On May 24, 2008, XPW returns for one night only to Redendo Beach, CA, but you can get your own taste of XPW over at YouTube. Check out http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=xpw+loochster&search=Search for all the XPW videos you could ever want. For information on the return show, visit www.myspace.com/thexpw and www.thexpw.com

[Information] Nancy Benoit’s family has created the Nancy and Daniel Benoit Foundation for Battered Women and Children. The family is asking that in lieu of flowers and cards, that fans make a donation to this charity. To make a donation, or for more information, Click Here.

[ClickWrestle] Be sure to check out the improved ClickWrestle.com site – providing full downloadable wrestling matches since 2001. ClickWrestle currently has over 1300 live matches, including exclusive footage from ChickFight and SHIMMER. We’re happy to bring you this major update that includes even more previews, reviews, star ratings and more. New features are being updated daily, so be sure to look around. Let us know your thoughts on the new site by leaving a message in the forums. – Thanks for your continued support. Hope you like the new site! – ClickWrestle the #1 Source for Wrestling Video on Demand – http://www.clickwrestle.com — [reported by ChickFight Sara]

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