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[Birthdays & Anniversaries] Mike Bucci (aka Nova/Simon Dean) celebrated his 36th today. Today in Memoriam: Ivan Kalmikoff (78, 1996) and Cobrita (2006). .. [reported by Rich Tate of www.GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com]
[Fan Conventions] Fan Slam: The Wrestling Fan Festival announced that former Big Brother contestant, Eric Stein, will be hosting “Fan Slam: LIVE!” on Saturday, June 21st. Stein joins Chris Cash for live video coverage at Fan Slam Wrestling’s 15th Anniversary convention in Totowa, New Jersey, The show will feature tons of interviews from all of the stars at the convention, plus will have exclusive live coverage of Pro Wrestling Jeopardy hosted by Kevin Kelly, a Worm Contest with Scott Taylor, first ever Pro Wrestling Tricky Tray, live giveaways, and more. Fan Slam is very excited to be having a huge reality name appearing at the 15th Anniversary Convention. More information about “Fan Slam: LIVE!” go to www.FanSlamWrestling.com
[ROH News] It has gotten back to the ROH office and the camp of The Vulture Squad that Eddie Kingston has been running his mouth. Kingston and other members of BLKOUT had planned to crash ROH’s PPV taping on June 7th. Now they won’t have to crash it. They will be invited guests. Ruckus is part of two factions. In ROH, he is a member of The Vulture Squad with Jigsaw and Julius Smokes. Throughout the independents, he is part of BLKOUT with Eddie Kingston, Sabian and Robby Mireno. BLKOUT has taken exception to the fact that Ruckus is running with two crews. They even bought tickets and confronted Ruckus from the crowd during events in March.
[SHIMMER] The cover artwork for both Volume 17 and Volume 18 of the SHIMMER DVD series can now be previewed at The SHIMMER Forum. Both DVD titles are scheduled to be released in time for the July 5th SHIMMER taping in Berwyn, Illinois. – VOLUME 17’S COVER ART & VOLUME 18’S COVER ART
[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.
[NECW DVD] NECW Best of 2007 is a special 2 disc collection of the greatest matches the company has presented over the past year. Featuring an incomparable roster of talent in matches that set the standard for independent wrestling in the New England region, NECW Best of 2007 is a must have for your DVD collection. Click Here for a trailer or go to www.NECWwrestling.com for more information.
[WWE Event] NZPWI has been informed by the promoter’s of the WWE Tour to New Zealand that The Undertaker will indeed be travelling to New Zealand for next week’s shows. The Big Show has however been removed. More details will be available shortly on www.NZPWI.co.nz
[TNA Event] TNA will be holding a house show at the Duplin County Events Center in Kenansville, North Carolina on Sunday, July 27th, 2008. Bell time is 7:30 PM.. [reported by Devin Cutting]
[TNA Event] The superstars of Total Nonstop Action (TNA) Wrestling will bring TNA Live! to Fayetteville, North Carolina for an unforgettable night of action at the Crown Center Coliseum Friday, July 25 at 8 p.m.
[Indy News] More of “Support the Troops 27,” is coming to !BANG! TV soon. Support the Troops 27 “International Fight” was dedicated to Will Power, Funking Conservatory wrestler suffering a crushed foot in an industrial accident earlier in the week. Will Power’s wife, Jessica accepted the Fighting Heart Award for her Husband.
[Indy Event] Chaotic Wrestling has a Champion vs. Champion match this Friday in Lowell, Massachusetts at the Polish American Veterans Club. Chaotic Champion Bryan Logan faces New England Champion Alex Arion, plus a full card of great matches. For more information, go to www.chaoticwrestling.com
[Indy Event] NWA Upstate’s next event will be on June 28th in Rochester, New York. Already signed to be in the house; Danny Doring vs. Eric Young, 2CW vs. NWA Upstate in a War Games match, Jimmy Olsen vs. Big Cat Lemmer, Brodie Lee & Cloudy vs. The McClouds, plus Cheech, “The Havana Pitbull” Ricky Reyes, The Star Foundation, Triple X and Super Assassin, and many more
[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] 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] UPWA invades the National Guard Armory in Wilmington, NC on June 7th when the UPWA presents Wrestlefest 2008. For more information, go to www.theupwa.com
[Indy Event] Game Crazy presents Fusion Tradition Wrestling June 7th in McMinnville, Tennessee. The Main Event will see BCI take ELE in a double dog collar match for the Tag Team titles – Check www.StrongStyleRevolution.com for more information.
[Canadian Event] Canadian Wrestling Revolution presents the “Canada Cup of Wrestling Tournament” on Sunday, June 8th, 2008 at The Center of Gravity located at 1300 Gerrard Street East in Toronto, Ontario – For a list of participants and more information, go to www.canadianwrestlingrevolution.com
[Canadian Event] Wrestling fans of Windsor (Ontario) had their senses “Awakened” last month when Border City Wrestling returned after a two year hiatus. BCW announced that night that it was only the start and it was. BCW’s annual tradition, WrestleFest, returns on June 30th when Windsor’s premiere wrestling company teams up with Windsor’s premiere riverfront festival, Summer Fest! At WrestleFest current TNA superstar Rhino gores his way into Windsor’s Riverfront Festival Plaza (across from Caesars Windsor). Rhino, a Can-Am Wrestling School graduate, will be in the main event as well as signing autographs before the show for all VIP ticketholders. Then, BCW is back with a vengeance with two nights of hard-hitting action, as Border City Wrestling presents “Double Jeopardy” live from Chatham, Ontario on July 18 and Tecumseh, Ontario on July 19. Headlining both huge events is “The One Legged Wonder” Zach Gowen. Gowen joins Johnny Devine and Tyson Dux along with the returning Alastair “A-1″ Ralphz, as well as all your favourite BCW stars, for two nights of live professional wrestling. VIP ticketholders get reserved seating as well as an exclusive meet and greet with Gowen, Devine, Dux and many more! Ticket prices for all three shows range from $35 to $10. For all the show and ticket information, log onto www.bordercitywrestling.com – Also, don’t forget, coming this fall is BCW’s HUGE 15th anniversary show as well as many more big announcements!
[Misc News] The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is reporting that Dr. Phil C. Astin III faces 175 counts of prescription abuse in total, adding to the 25 that has had him under house arrest for nearly one year. Astin was initially facing charges of over prescribing to Chris Benoit, and later was targeted for the same for Mike Durham (aka Johnny Grunge) and another person. He is now linked to seventeen other patients under these charges. (Rich Tate)
[Radio] Peach State Pandemonium (http://www.georgiawrestlinghistory.com/psp/home.html) returns after a two-week break and debut in their new day/time slot tonight at 9:00 PM ET. Along with a new format and extended 90-minute slot, this episode will feature David Marquez, Tommy Rich, and Dennis Condrey. Rich Tate and Dan Masters host, with Tim Dix providing additional commentary. Les Thatcher is also expected to chime in tonight. (Rich Tate)
[Training] Ultimate Championship Wrestling will open its Wrestling training school door in Tampa, FL starting June 24th. Training will be Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6 – 9pm. For more info call 813-323-7272 or go to http://www.ucwcentral.com/
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[Article] Orange, Shea ending but wrestling memories remain BY JIM VARSALLONE [reported by Mike Informer]
[Article] Alex Marvez’s weekly look at professional wrestling “”Rugged” Ronnie Garvin’s disdain of today’s pro wrestling isn’t surprising.” [reported by Mike Informer]