OWW Daily News & Notes for 5/24

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[Birthdays & Anniversaries] Today in Memoriam: Don McDonald (57, 1952), Tom Casey (1985), and Bill Helm (55, 2001) .. [reported by Rich Tate of www.GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com]

[Obituaries] Susan Adams, formerly known as Pebbles when she worked as a valet for Chick Donovan, died around 4:30 PM on Friday May 23rd. Adams was also once married to Donovan. She had been ill for some time, and had come off life support about a week ago. No plans for services have been determined at this time.. [reported by Rich Tate]

[BLOG] Perspectives on Wrestling journalist Richard Berger has posted his latest BLOG/Column entitled “Eddie Gilbert Upon Reflection“, a follow up to last week’s column, “The One & Only Hot Stuff Eddie Gilbert.

[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 www.ROHwrestling.com

[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.

[Misc News] Tickets are now on sale for “RING ROASTS I: A Comedic Tribute to the Iron Sheik” – The live event/dvd shoot is being co-promoted by Kayfabe Commentaries and Legends of the Ring and is being held at the massive, newly renovated Crowne Plaza in Monroe NJ, just off Exit 8A on the NJTPK. Tickets are available at the official website www.RingRoasts.com….. [For more information Click Here.

[Radio] Trash Talking Radio (http://www.trashtalkingradio.com), hosted by Mike Trash, will have legendary “Pretty Boy” Doug Somers on its show on May 27th..

[Radio] Jonathan Clarke And JT Evans Host A Special Countdown To XPW’s Cold Day In Hell With Some XPW Stars – DOWNLOAD..

[Charity Event] The organizers of the Red Cross Local Disaster relief show set for Friday, June 20th at the legendary Cain’s Ballroom have signed another great match for the show featuring Stars of the National Wrestling Alliance and it’s local promotion NWA Oklahoma. Now set to face each other for the first time, see former WWE Smackdown star and Tulsa Union graduate “The Shooter” Brent Albright battle current TNA star and one half of “The Rock N’ Rave Connection” Lance Hoyt who stands 6 foot 7 inches. For more information about the American Red Cross, please visit the website at www.tulsaredcross.org

[Charity Event] The Pure Wrestling Association and Goodwin Sports will be holding a fundraiser for the Juvenile Diabetes Association at the Hardball Cafe in Milton, Ontario, Canada on July 20th, 2008. Start time is 3 PM. Tickets cost $12 for adults and $5 for children.

[Indy Event] Insanity Pro Wrestling presents “HEAT STROKE” on Saturday, June 7, 2008 in Indianapolis, Indiana – Doors Open 6:00 PM, Bell Time 7:00 PM – Visit us online at www.insanityprowrestling.com

[Indy Event] Pro Wrestling Unplugged and Devastation Wrestling Federation announce joint events EVERY Sunday of a PWU weekend starting on Sunday, July 27 at 4 pm with “Unification” at the Flyers Skate Zone, 601 Laurel Oak RD in Voorhees, NJ. Headlining this first joint event on July 27 will be “Masterpiece” Chris Masters vs. “Hardcore Icon” Sandman.. [ProWrestlingUnplugged.com & DevastationWrestling.com]

[Indy Event] We’re just one week out from the stars of GOUGE returning to downtown Raleigh, NC for SHOWDOWN, to be held at Vintage21 on Friday, May 30th! Doors open at 7 and bell time is 8 p.m.

[Indy Event] EWF Wrestling returns to action this Saturday Night, May 24, 2008 at the EWF Arena on 3400 S. Adams in Marion, IN. Tickets are only $8 and available at the door. Visit us online at www.EWFArena.com

[Indy Event] ACW Pro Wrestling returns 5 24 08 to The Smokestown Fire Company in Denver, Pennsylvania – Doors open @ 630 Belltime 700pm – $15.00 for Gen adm and $20.00 Front Row. Be Sure to Check out WWW.ATOMICPROWRESTLING.COM

[WWE Event] Monday Night Raw will be held at the Richmond Coliseum in Richmond, Virginia on August 11th, 2008. Tickets go on sale June 14th, 2008 at 10 AM.. [reported by Devin Cutting]

[WWE Event] The WWE Raw live event scheduled for Friday, June 13 in Boise, Idaho, has been moved to Saturday, June 14. The event will begin at 7:30 p.m. MDT. All tickets from the June 13 show will be honored on the new date. Monday Night Raw is back in Salt Lake City June 16!

[WWE Event] The following wrestlers are being advertised for the WWE Supershow in Abilene, Texas on June 28th, 2008: Chris Jericho, Kane, Jeff Hardy, JBL, MVP, Matt Hardy, Umaga, Chavo Guerrero, Finlay, Mark Henry, John Morrison, and Kofi Kingston – Tickets go on sale May 3rd, 2008… [reported by Devin Cutting]

[WWE Event] WWE returns to the Tulsa Convention Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma on Tuesday, July 1st, 2008 at 6:30 PM. Tickets go on sale Saturday, May 10th, 2008 at 10 AM. This is the first WWE event in Tulsa since September of 2006.. [reported by Devin Cutting]

[Article] Driven To Succeed: WWE Diva Victoria enters a new ring with her own custom car shop [reported by Mike Informer]

[Article] WWE SmackDown brings mayhem to Bud Events Center [reported by Mike Informer]

[Article] Batista’s battles outside the ring [reported by Mike Informer]

[Article] TPW Interview with Glenn Jacobs (aka “Kane”) [reported by Mike Informer]

[Fan Convention] Fan Slam: The Wrestling Fan Festival 15th Anniversary Convention takes place on Saturday, June 21st at the Holiday Inn on Rt. 46 West in Totowa, NJ from 8:30 A.M. to 5 P.M. This event will not be your average wrestling convention. Not only will there be tons of superstars appearing live to sign autographs and take photos with fans, but there will be several activities going on through out the day. Those activities include: First ever Pro Wrestling Tricky Tray, The John Cena Sr. Show, Live Shoot Interview with Tomko, Developmental Debate with Al Snow and Bill DeMott, Worm Contest with Scott Taylor (formerly Scotty 2 Hotty), So You Think You Can Book contest where the winner wins lunch with J.J. Dillon, and much more. There will also be a ton of wrestling merchandise for sale from various vendors in the wrestling industry, including RF Video. This event is a dream come true for wrestling fans. Speaking of RF Video, they are bringing legendary wrestling promoter Jerry Jarrett to Fan Slam! This will be his first ever appearance and we are honored to be having him! He is one of the greatest promoters of all-times and fans will finally have the chance to meet him in person at Fan Slam!

The Developmental Debate will also be taking place at Fan Slam on June 21st! Al Snow and Bill DeMott will take the panel and discuss being the top two trainers of WWE’s developmental program. The debate will be hosted by former WWE developmental talent Danny Inferno, who worked under both Snow and DeMott. What did Snow think of his time in OVW? What did Bill DeMott think of his time in Deep South Wrestling? Their thoughts on Tough Enough? Find out all of the answers to these questions and more come Fan Slam!

There will also be a very special live Shoot Interview at Fan Slam with current TNA Superstar Tomko! Anyone that is a fan of Tomko will not want to miss this one! What are Tomko’s thoughts on WWE? What was it like working for Vince McMahon? His thoughts on working with Christian Cage? His future? All of these questions and many more will be answered come Fan Slam!

W—O–R—M! There will be a very special Worm Contest at the Fan Slam Wrestling Fan Festival hosted by the originator of the move, Scott Taylor! Children ages 14 and under will have the chance to try and win over Taylor with their worming skills. The winner of the contest will receive a Worm Champion Trophy! Sorry adults, this one is just for the kids!

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