OWW Daily News & Notes for 6/10

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[Birthdays & Anniversaries] Today in Memoriam: Frank Speer (32, 1938) and Wladek Zbyszko (1968). .. [reported by Rich Tate of www.GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com]

[Book News] It’s been wrestling’s big secret up until now, but Online World of Wrestling had obtained exclusive news that Bruno Lauer, known professionally as Downtown Bruno or Harvey Wippleman (WWF), has published his hilariously entertaining biography, entitled “Wrestling with the Truth” though Scott Teal’s Crowbar Press (www.crowbarpress.com). The book will be launched at this week’s Cauliflower Ally Club reunion but will be available to the public through 1wrestlinglegends.com starting next Friday. I had the honor of being one of the proof readers for this book and I am thrilled to endorse the book and proclaim that Bruno’s story will open your eyes to the world of pro-wrestling and make you laugh out loud. Stay tuned to Online World of Wrestling for more information.

[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). — 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] 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

[TNA News] TNA Wrestling is announcing that “Bound For Glory IV” will be held live in Chicago, IL at the Sears Centre Arena in suburban Hoffman Estates, Ill., on Sunday, Oct. 12, starting at 8pm ET / 5pm PT, and will air worldwide exclusively on Pay-Per-View.

[TNA News] A TNA crew worker who was helping to break down TNA’s set fell 20 feet to the ground when some scaffolding collapsed. The incident occurred shortly after the PPV went off the air. Local police and the fire department were called to the scene and the crew worker was rushed to Baptist DeSoto hospital in Southaven, MS, but the injuries he had sustained were too severe and he died shortly afterwards. A second worker lost his thumb when the scaffold collapsed but is expected to recover fully. The two men were standing at opposite ends of the same scaffolding taking down TNA’s lighting from over the entrance stage according to the Southaven Police Department. Neither man worked directly for TNA, they were sub-contractors used by their production staff. TNA has posted the following statement on their website: A tragic accident following TNA’s “Slammiversary” Pay-Per-View event at the Desoto County Civic Center in Southaven, Mississippi, resulted in the death of an employee of a TNA independent production contractor. The accident occurred following the conclusion of the event as technical crews worked to disassemble the TNA set. Currently, TNA is working in cooperation with local authorities to investigate the details surrounding the accident. TNA is deeply saddened by this tragedy. We ask our fans across the world to join us as our thoughts and prayers are with the family in their time of loss.” [http://www.linkedin.com/in/mrterrific]

[FIP DVD] FIP’s Third Anniversary Show is now out on DVD at www.ROHwrestling.com and ready for immediate delivery. See the stars of Dragon Gate in FIP with a dream tag team bout as BxB Hulk & Yamato take on Roderick Strong & Jay Briscoe. Black Market & Heartbreak Express become unlikely allies as they battle The YRR plus a loaded undercard including: Erick Stevens defends the FIP Florida Heritage Title vs. Jack Evans; Delirious vs. Larry Sweeney; Necro Butcher vs. Gran Akuma; Sara Del Rey vs. Lacey vs. Daizee Haze; Kenny King vs. Seth Delay; Jason Blade vs. Jigsaw plus more!!! Check out this DVD now at ROHwrestling.com.

[Training Seminar] Al Snow will be conducting an in ring wrestling seminar on June 14th, 2008 at the Impact Arena located at 5325 S. Penn in Oklahoma City. For all the pro wrestling news from the great state of Oklahoma, visit the Oklahoma Fan’s Resource Center at www.Oklafan.com

[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]

[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]

[Indy Event] 3KWrestling Fighting Athletes & Gold’s Gym of Limerick present “Burning Heart” Friday, June 13th in Oaks, Pennsylvania – featuring ZERO-ONE United States heavyweight champion Ricky Landell vs. Former WWE Star Al Snow. For more information, go to www.3KWrestling.com

[ChickFight] ProWrestlingDigest.com has posted my review for ChickFight 8 – click here.

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