OWW Daily News & Notes for 6/7

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[Birthdays & Anniversaries] Mick Foley celebrated his 43rd birthday today. Today in Memoriam: Don Kent (59, 1993), Malcolm Monroe (53, 2004), and John “Earthquake” Tenta (42, 2006). .. [reported by Rich Tate of www.GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com]

[Indy Results] I had a great time at Emile Dupre’s Atlantic Grand Prix Wrestling show tonight (June 7th) in Berwick, Nova Scotia before roughly 150 fans. Here are the results; The Wrestling Spider-Man beat The Cuban Assassin despite Cuban’s foot being on the ropes, “The Pirate of the Caribbean” Phil Atlas beat The (masked) French Mystic, Jeff Dupre beat Butcher Vachon (not the original) by Countout to retain the AGPW Heavyweight title, Erin Angel (from the UK) beat “The Fabulous” She Nay Nay in a Ladies match, Wrestling Spider-Man & French Mystic beat Cuban Assassin & Pirate of the Caribbean in a tag team match, “The French Phenom” Rene Dupre beat “Nature Boy” Buddy Austin (formerly A-1 in TNA) in the main event. The show ended with all the heels attacking Rene Dupre and the fan-favorites making the save including Emile Dupre chasing the heels swinging a steel chair! [reported by Brad Dykens]

[Question] Does anyone know who the “fans” were on the 5/22 and 5/29 episodes of TNA iMPACT who got their (sweet) asses kicked by TNA Knockout’s champion Amazing Kong? I’m fully aware of this week’s offering, Daffney, as well as the other finalists, Amber O’Neal and Becky Bayless. I also saw Shantelle Taylor raising her hand in the audience. – I’m just wondering who the original two victims were. They MUST have been trained wrestlers to take that kind of punishment. Email me at oww@onlineworldofwrestling.com if you have the answer(s).

[Notes] From April Hunter: “I have spinal injuries from wrestling. Some days I can’t walk, others aren’t as bad. I’ve been in therapy for a year and the bills are REALLLLY adding up. I had insurance, but they dropped me when they found out I was a wrestler, so I’m paying everything out of pocket, which is sucking ass. Someone suggested I might be able to supplement my income doing this. I know I need an updated MRI ($1200.00 and $2000.00) worth of VAX treatments, asap, that I don’t have. And (hard to believe, right?), not a single promoter has offered to do that token “benefit show” so I’m on my own with this.” – Send donations via PayPal to comments@aprilhunter.com

[Radio] Submission Radio (www.submissionradio.com.au) recently posted a really kick-ass interview with former WWE Diva and TNA Knockout Jackie Gayda-Haas (married to Charlie Haas). To listen to the interview, go to http://www.submissionradio.com.au/news.php?readmore=44

[Article] The latest “Perspectives on Wrestling” article by Richard Berger is now online. This time around, it’s something of an editorial concerning the WWE’s refusal to allow “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair to attend the NWA convention this weekend, where he will be inducted into the NWA Hall of Fame. To read the column, entitled “The Bully is Back,” go to http://perspectivesonwrestling.blogspot.com/2008/06/bully-is-back.html.

[Misc News] The Tiger Khan documentary (Tiger Khan- Fire in the Blood) is coming along great and they estimate a late Spring completion and Mid-July Manhattan screening. Produced and directed by Franco Frassetti and Evan Ginzburg.

[Booking Information] The Iron Sheik is now available for live wrestling events, autograph and photo sessions, Q&A’s, conventions, bachelor parties, birthday parties, corporate events, advertising campaigns, wrestling seminars – basically, anything you can think of! Email us at bookings@ironsheikonline.com with the date and location of your event, along with a description of how you’d like the Sheik involved!

[Int’l News] Funking Conservatory’s Antonio Thomas was selected by Osamu Nishimura and will be traveling to Japan this month to participate in All Japan’s “Love in Tour” starting June 22nd. Antonio Thomas will be staying in Japan for at least two tours. For more information, go to http://www.dory-funk.com

[Indy Event] Atomic Championship Wrestling returns to Denver, Pennsylvania at the Smokestown Frie Company on Saturday, June 21 2008. For more information, go to www.AtomicproWrestling.com

[Merchandise] Outlaw Adam Knight am selling some of my collection of Classic back issues of THE RING Magazine I inherited from the 1950’s and early 1960’s. All of them are in excellent condition. http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=270241669875&ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT&ih=017

[Article] Can Kendo Nagasaki become the Come-back KING? [reported by Mike Informer]

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