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[Birthdays & Anniversaries] Tatanka celebrated his 47th birthday today. .. [reported by Rich Tate of www.GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com]
[TNA PPV] Total Nonstop Action presents “Slammiversary 2008 tonight!
[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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you have the answer(s). — ANSWER: Leva Bates (5/22) and Mimi (5/29) were the others who did the recent Impact tapings against Kong. Mimi is a Team 3-D trainee.
[Notes] The annual reunion of the Cauliflower Alley Club takes place Monday through Wednesday in Las Vegas, NV, with J.J. Dillon serving as the master of ceremonies. Aside from the usual festivities, several people will be honored for their contributions to the wrestling business. Orville Brown will be honored with the Posthumous Award, which goes to people who, for one reason or another, were not honored by the CAC during their lifetimes. Ron Garvin, Butcher Vachon, Bret Hart, Betty Niccoli, Pat Patterson, Scott Teal, Haruka Eigen, and Steve Williams are also being honored. (Rich Tate)
[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 email@example.com
[Radio] Evan Ginzburg’s Legends Radio with co-host Dr. Mike Lano on June 15th will feature Larry Zbyszko and Dave Prazak… Heard every Sunday night live 7-9PM EST at www.wrestling-radio.com
[Book News] Tito Santana’s anticipated new biography, “Tito Santana’s Tales from the WWF” has been released! For more information, please visit the official website of Sports Publishing
[WWE Event] WWE returns to the Civic Center in Monroe, Louisiana on September 13th, 2008.. [reported by Devin Cutting]
[TNA Events] TNA will be holding a house show at the Lakeland Center’s Jenkins Arena in Lakeland, Florida on Sunday, September 28th, 2008. Bell time is 7:30 PM. Tickets go on sale Friday, August 15th, 2008 at 10 AM. Prices range from $23 to $53.. [reported by Devin Cutting]
[Indy Event] Nikita Koloff, The Midnight Express and Buff Bagwell will be appearing at the NWA Mid-Atlantic event in Chester, South Carolina on Saturday, June 21st, 2008. Go to http://www.midatlanticwrestling.com for info about NWA Mid-Atlantic.. [reported by Devin Cutting]
[Article] One dude the fans Love: Mick Foley [reported by Mike Informer]
[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.
[Article] Jailhouse recordings put an unflattering spotlight on Hogans, by Mike Mooneyham [reported by Mike Informer]
[Training] PWU’s Wrestling Academy also holds regular classes on Monday, Wednesdays, Fridays from 6-10 pm. If interested, check out DevastationWrestling.com or e-mail JK@ProWrestlingunplugged.com
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