OWW Daily News & Notes for 5/30

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[Birthdays & Anniversaries] Jake “The Snake” Roberts (53), Lexie Fyfe, and Dan Masters celebrated birthday’s today. Today in Memoriam: Phil Lawson (48, 1949), Espanto I (35, 1968), and Lenny Montana (1992). Tomorrow in Memoriam: Joe Shimkus (1934), Jack Kaiser (1991), George Kopecky (74, 2000), and Tex McKenzie (71, 2001). .. [reported by Rich Tate of www.GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com]

[NWA Hall of Fame] Charlotte, NC (May 30, 2008) – The word legend is thrown around a lot these days, but “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair is the very definition of the word and the National Wrestling Alliance® will be inducting him into the NWA™ Hall of Fame on June 7th at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, GA! The 2008 NWA™ Hall of Fame Ceremony will take place on June 7th in Atlanta, GA. It is a featured attraction during the NWA™ 60th Anniversary event. Tickets to this event are on sale now at ticketmaster.com or the Philips Arena Box Office. For more information, Click Here.

[WWE PPV] Don’t miss the only Pay-Per-View of the year where every match has Extreme Rules! This Sunday, June 1, 8pm ET/5pm PT, Live on Pay-Per-View – WWE One Night Stand ,

[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

[SHIMMER] Nykk of The SHIMMER Forum premiered his latest SHIMMER music video on the video screen prior to the start of the 4/26 taping. The video, titled “The Addictive Sound,” can be viewed at http://youtube.com/watch?v=Ts-ECap9vqo right now for free.

[Misc News] Jimmy Rave has arrived in Japan where he will participate in New Japan Pro Wrestling’s Best of the Super Juniors tournament. His first three matches are May 30 at Soka City Sports Gymnasium – Best of Super Juniors- Block B: Rave vs AKIRA, June 1 in Tokyo at Korakuen Hall – Koji Kanemoto, AKIRA & Ryusuke Taguchi vs. Rave & Yujiro & Tetsuya Naito, and June 4 at Toyama Techno Hall – Best of Super Juniors- Block B: Rave vs. Naito. Rave will be in Japan through June 16. [reported by Larry Goodman]

[Radio] In Your Head Online had Brian Danovich and GQ Money on its radio show – Click Here to listen.

[Radio] Submission Radio’s interview with Mike Quackenbush can be downloaded here.

[Radio] Jonathan Clarke interviewed indy star, The Texas Ranger. The Texas Ranger Is A Indy Wrestling Star who has been in the business for over 20 years he was a jobber in Every Major Wrestling Company such as The WWF AND WCW He Has Worked With People Like The Undertaker and is friends with some of today’s top wrestling stars past and present. here to listen.

[Indy Event] Jersey All Pro Wrestling presents Full F’N Force on May 31st featuring Booker T vs. Jay Lethal, LAX vs. The Heavy Hitters, Kenny Omega vs. Danny Demanto, plus a lot more. For more information, go to http://www.japw.net

[Indy Event] New England Championship Wrestling proudly presents the 5th Annual IRON 8 Championship Tournament, Saturday night, May 31 at the National Guard Armory, 1000 Hancock Street, Quincy, MA. Bell time is 7:00 PM. For more information, go to www.NECWwrestling.com 

[Indy Spotlight] The IRON 8 is the most unique tournament in pro wrestling. Described as the ultimate test of skill, stamina and strategy, it presents eight great athletes with an unusual challenge. It begins with the 8 selected wrestlers competing in an opening round consisting of four singles matches. The winners then face each other in a 4 way, 45 minute iron man match. Whoever scores the most pinfalls or submissions in 45 minutes wins the match and is that year’s IRON 8 Champion. It is an athletic test unlike any other, and the victor truly proves he is an iron man.

[Indy Spotlight] The International Wrestling Cartel has been western-Pennsylvania’s largest and most exciting wrestling promotion for almost seven years, and has grown large enough to warrant DVD distribution deals with ROHwrestling.com and smartmarkvideo.com. Using a healthy dose of established talent like “The Shooter” Brent Albright, AJ Styles, Ricky Reyes, Delirious, and Low Ki, along with an impressive array of fast-rising local talent such as The Gambino Brothers, Jason Gory, Shiima Xion, and “Fabulous” John McChesney, IWC has grown to become one of the most successful indy promotions today. For more information go to www.IWCwrestling.com

[Indy Event] New England Championship Wrestling returns to Quincy, Massachusetts on Saturday night, May 31 for the 5th Annual IRON 8 Championship. Tickets will be on sale later this week at all FYE locations, K.C. Sportscards, 33 Temple Street, Quincy Center. They are available now online at www.NECWwrestling.com

[Indy Event] This Saturday MAY 31, 2008 is Professional Championship Wrestling’s “CAPITAL PUNISHMENT!” (PCW Arena 2922 Galleria Dr. Arlington , TX) featuring TNA star Abyss and Lance Hoyt.

[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] EWF Wrestling welcomes WWE Hall of Famer JERRY “THE KING” LAWLER next Saturday Night, May 31, 2008 at the EWF Arena on 3400 S. Adams in Marion, Indiana.

[Canadian Indy Event] Eric Young will be appearing at the Living Legends Wrestling event in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada on May 31st, 2008. Go to http://www.livinglegendswrestling.com for info about LLW.. [reported by Devin Cutting]

[Article] Q&A with Santino Marella [reported by Mike Informer]

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