OWW Daily News & Notes for 5/16

[OWW News] On June 15th, the late great legendary Owen Hart was officially inducted into the Online World of Wrestling Hall of Fame, which was opened in 2002. Owen becomes the 20th member of the popular online-based Hall of Fame, which traditionally welcomes three new inductees each year. Last month, Mr. Bob Backlund was announced as this year’s featured inductee, and next month the third and final member of the Class of 2008 will be revealed – so stay tuned! For full listings from year’s gone by, please visit The OWW Hall of Fame page.

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[Birthdays & Anniversaries] Charles Wright celebrated his 47th birthday today. Today in Memoriam: Emile Czaja (61, 1970), Andy Kaufman (35, 1984), Little Coco (40, 1993), Shoichi Arai (36, 2002), and Big Dick Dudley (34, 2002) .. [reported by Rich Tate of www.GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com]

[WWE PPV] There’s nowhere to hide and no time to repent: Judgment Day is upon us, as 12-time champion Triple H faces Randy Orton in a Steel Cage Match for the WWE Championship. JBL seeks retribution against John Cena, and the bad blood between Chris Jericho and Shawn Michaels will finally boil over as they settle things in the ring. Bear witness to Judgment Day, Sunday, May 18 at 8pm ET/5pm PT, only on Pay-Per-View. A World Wrestling Entertainment Production. Get the details at wwe.com.

[TNA News] Total Nonstop Action Wrestling is announcing that “Victory Road 2008” will be held live at the Reliant Arena in Houston, Texas, on Sunday, July 13, airing worldwide exclusively on Pay-Per-View. For the first time ever, the TNA Superstars invade Houston with one of their Pay-Per-View spectaculars. This marks the first time that “Victory Road” will be held outside the “iMPACT! Zone” in Orlando.

[FIP DVD] FIP’s stacked “Cage Of Pain II” event is now out on DVD at www.ROHwrestling.com and available for immediate delivery. The main event sees the extremely violent Cage If Pain II as Black Market & The Heartbreak Express join forces to take on The YRR of Sal Rinauro, Kenny King, Jason Blade & Chasyn Rance. This bloodbath sees light tubes, tables, barbed wire, chairs and more used to bring the extreme violence to FIP. The loaded undercard features a Dragon Gate style futuristic six man with BxB Hulk, Yamato & Jack Evans vs. Delirious, Hallowicked & Jigsaw plus: Roderick Strong vs. Larry Sweeney for the FIP World Heavyweight Title; Erick Stevens vs. The Necro Butcher in a wild brawl for the Florida Heritage Title; Jay Briscoe vs. Gran Akuma; Lacey & Rain vs. Sara Del Rey & Daizee Haze plus more!!! This is one FIP DVD you can’t miss and “Cage Of Pain II” is available now at ROHwrestling.com

[BLOG] Our good friend and freelance writer extraordinaire, Richard Berger, has posted his latest column – this week’s topic is the “One and Only Hot Stuff Eddie Gilbert.” To read the BLOG, click here.

[Radio] XPW’s GQ Money aka WSX’s Fabian Kalin will be live on www.inyourheadonline.com tonight starting at 7 PM EST. To call in and ask GQ a question yourself please call between 7:30 and 8:00 PM EST at 1-508-342-0138 (code #234895).

[YouTube] A preview trailer for a Teddy Hart documentary can be viewed here.

[UK Events] It’s a busy weekend in the UK with shows up and down the country. To read the most comprehensive news round-up on UK wrestling go to http://www.piledriver-online.co.uk.

[Indy Event] Former WWE superstar Scotty 2 Hotty comes to FIP on May 30th in Crystal River, FL and May 31st in Arcadia, FL (check www.FullImpactPro.com for tix & info). Upon hearing the news, Davey Richards immediately issued a challenge to Scotty 2 Hotty. The challenge has been accepted and it will be Richards vs. 2 Hotty on 5/31 in Arcadia, FL. Scotty 2 Hotty has promised to hit Davey Richards with “The Worm” in Arcadia.

[Indy Event] Pro Wrestling Unplugged returns Saturday, July 26 at 7:30 pm with “Family Reunion” at The World Gym, 11000 Roosevelt Blvd. in Philadelphia, PA. Featuring “The Masterpiece” Chris Masters vs. Trent Acid, and all four championships will be on the line!

[Indy Event] International Wrestling Cartel presents Hell Hath No Fury 3 on May 17th, 2008 in Elizabeth, Pennsylvania

[Indy Event] Professional Championship Wrestling returns to Arlington, Texas on May 31st featuring SABU….visit www.PCWWRESTLING.com for all information!

[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] 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]

[Canadian Indy Event] Kip James and Al Snow will be appearing at the East Coast Pro Wrestling event in North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada on Sunday, June 1st, 2008. Go to http://www.eastcoastprowrestling.com for info about ECPW.. [reported by Devin Cutting]

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