OWW Daily News & Notes for 5/20

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[Birthdays & Anniversaries] B.G. James celebrated his birthday today. Frank Tunney died on this day twenty-five years ago. .. [reported by Rich Tate of www.GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com]

[Ric Flair News] Ric Flair will be doing a “Flair’s Farewell To The Fans” tour, a series of appearances that will allow Ric to thank his fans for the support that they showed him during his career. The tour begins with the NWA All-Star Wrestling event in Oakwood, Virginia on June 28th, 2008. Go to http://www.myspace.com/nwaallstarwrestling for info about NWA-ASW.. [reported by Devin Cutting]

[ROH News] Ring of Honor “Take No Prisoners” will debut on pay-per-view on May 30th on iN DEMAND, The DISH Network and TVN cable systems.

[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

[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

[SHIMMER] SHIMMER – WOMEN ATHLETES will film Volumes 19 & 20 of the SHIMMER DVD series on Saturday, July 5, 2008 at the Eagles Club (6309 26th Street) in Berwyn, IL, just outside Chicago. Bell time will be 4pm for the taping.

[Radio] This week, Shooting Star Radio proves that TNA is never safe when ‘The Hostmaster’ has the microphone. Also, WWE is flat out horrible now, and the Hostmaster will tell you why.

[Radio] Jonathan Clarke interviews former WWF Announcer Michael Porter here. I know, I don’t remember him either.

[Article] WORLD EXCLUSIVE WITH BOBBY LASHLEY

[Article] YouTube a Great Source for Wrestling Clips

[WWE Event] WWE returns to the Garrett Coliseum in Montgomery, Alabama on September 15th, 2008. This will be the first WWE event in Montgomery since early 2004. Tickets go on sale August 8th, 2008 at 10 AM.

[Indy Event] EWF Wrestling presents the 5th Annual 2008 X8 Tournament on Saturday, June 14th, in Marion, Indiana! The 8 participants are; Davey Richards, BJ Whitmer, Danny Daniels, Trik Davis, Silas Young, D-Ray3000, Osyris, and Louis Linaris. Visit us online www.EWFArena.com for more information.

[Indy Event] Brew City Wrestling, sanctioned by the AWA, will returns to the BCW Arena inside the AMF Entertainment Center in Waukesha, Wisconsin on Friday, May 23 – For more information, go to www.brewcitywrestling1.com

[Canadian Indy Event] The Prairie Wrestling Alliance presents the Night Of Champions at the Northern Alberta Institute Of Technology in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on June 20th, 2008. Scheduled to appear are Christian Cage and Al Snow. Go to http://www.pwawrestling.ca for info about the PWA.. [reported by Devin Cutting]

[UK News] After a busy week of action in the UK you can catch up with the results at http://www.piledriver-online.co.uk. News from top American and Indy companies can be found all in one place at http://www.piledriver-online.co.uk.

[NWA Hall of Fame] The first inductee of the Class of 2008 is one time NWA™ Worlds Heavyweight Champion “Wildfire” Tommy Rich. Rich began his 34-year in-ring career in the Southern parts of the NWA™ and was a multi-time regional Champion through out the late 1970’s and 80’s. On April 27, 1981 Rich became the youngest NWA™ Worlds Heavyweight Champion by defeating NWA™ mainstay Harley Race. Rich is also known for his hard hitting bloody matches, considered by many as some of the bloodiest in Georgia wrestling history. “Wildfire” is still very active in the pro wrestling scene and still one of the most popular pro wrestler’s in the State of Georgia.

[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.]

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