OWW Daily News & Notes from 5/14

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[Birthdays & Anniversaries] Vader (51) and Steve Williams (48) celebrated birthday’s today. Today in Memoriam: Eddie Barker (36, 1937), Fred Atkins (77, 1988), and George Gordienko (74, 2002) .. [reported by Rich Tate of www.GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com]

[OWW] It just so happens to be OWW Editor-in-Chief Brad Dykens’ 30th birthday today. Birthday wishes can be sent to brad@blackpants.net and I’m told he is not too proud to accept financial donations to his pay pal account, vns_oww@yahoo.com :)

[Radio] Terry Funk was live on In Your Head Online (www.inyourheadonline.com) radio tonight. You should be able to download the show by tomorrow evening.

[Article] Eric Cohen (from About Pro Wrestling) has written an article that takes a new look as to a potential reason why wrestlers are dying so young. The following link has both a link to the article and to medical photos – New Theory May Link Wrestlers to Premature Deaths.

[Indy Event] Chaotic Wrestling returns to Lowell at the Polish American Veterans Club this Friday night, May 16th with BREAKING POINT! Doors open at 7:15pm and the show begins at 8:00pm. For more information, go to www.chaoticwrestling.com

[Indy Event] Championship Wrestling Experience is proud to present “Lethal Dose” on Friday, June 6th, 2008, live at The Wedge in Austintown , Ohio – Jake “The Snake” Roberts is scheduled to appear. For more information, check out www.championshipwrestlingonline.com [opening shortly] or www.myspace.com/cweonline. Be apart of the action!

[Indy Event] Jerry Lynn will be appearing at the Gladiators Aztecas Lucha Libre International event in Villa Park, Illinois on May 25th, 2008. Go to http://www.galli.ws for info about GALLI.. [reported by Devin Cutting]

[Indy News] California’s Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, considered by die-hard fans to be among the top independent companies in the United States, has signed a deal with BIG VISION ENTERTAINMENT to release PWG DVDs nationally via retail outlets. The first title “PWG Sells Out,” keeping in tune with the company’s tongue-in-cheek attitude, is slated for a 7/15 release…. [reported by Dr. Keith Lipinski]

[WWE Event] WWE returns to the Civic Center in Peoria, Illinois on August 30th, 2008. Tickets go on sale June 21st, 2008 at noon… [reported by Devin Cutting]

[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.

[OWW Profiles] If there are any Independent wrestlers out there wishing to reap the benefits of having an OWW profile, please begin the application process by reading the following page: http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/profiles/application/

[Indy Event] Victory Pro Wrestling presents “VPW Tag Team Championship Tournament” at the V.F.W. Post 4927 in Long Island (Centereach, NY) on May 16, 2008 – Visit www.victoryprowrestling.com for everything VPW!!!

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