OWW Daily News & Notes for 6/12

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[Birthdays & Anniversaries] .. [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. — 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

[WWE Event] Monday Night Raw will be held at the Richmond Coliseum in Richmond, Virginia on August 11th, 2008. Tickets go on sale June 14th, 2008 at 10 AM.. [reported by Devin Cutting]

[WWE Event] The next 3-hour edition of Monday Night Raw will be held on June 23rd, 2008 in San Antonio, Texas. It’ll air live on the USA Network from 8 to 11:05 PM (ET).. [reported by Devin Cutting]

[Indy Event] Awesome Kong will be appearing at the Champions With Attitudes event in Hendersonville, North Carolina on June 28th, 2008.. [reported by Devin Cutting]

[Indy Event] “Dr. Death” Steve Williams will be appearing at the Asylum Championship Wrestling event in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Friday, June 13th, 2008. Go to http://www.asylumwrestling.com for info about ACW.. [reported by Devin Cutting]

[IWS DVD’s] International Wrestling Syndicate DVDs are released through www.smartmarkvideo.com. The biggest recent release is Un F’N Sanctioned 2007 featuring then NWA World Heavyweight Champion Christian Cage – The best-selling DVD from last year is Un F’N Sanctioned 2006 featuring Sabu’s last match in the indies before his re-debut on Raw (two nights later) as well as the crazy hardcore Fans Bring the Weapons match –

[Misc News] Jack Black’s Kung-Fu Panda just made more than 60 million dollars over the weekend. Without taking anything away from that accomplishment and the greatness of that box-office victory… In fact, the world’s first Kung-Fu Panda made his home in Montreal (by way of Faber-Town, Japan) and wrestled for both the International Wrestling Syndicate and Inter-Species Wrestling. Orphaned by poachers as a cub, he was raised in a Pachinko parlor in Fabertown, Japan by Ninjaz, and trained in their secret martial arts. He was known as BAMBOO! BAMBOO! was tragically killed in the ring after a match with Damian during the ISW “Our Holiday Special” Dec. 9, 2005 – Valleyfield, Quebec, Canada – To celebrate the life of the ORIGINAL Kung-Fu Panda, IWS and ISW have decided to release one of BAMBOO!’s first matches in North America for fans to see. BAMBOO! vs. Flip D. Berger – IWS Syndicate Invitational – Sept. 3rd 2005 – Fortunately, the legacy of BAMBOO! continues with his son and heir, El Hijo del BAMBOO!

[Indy Event] Shark Boy and ODB will be appearing at the Metro Pro Wrestling event in Wyandotte, Michigan on June 14th, 2008. Go to http://metropro.cjb.net for info about MPW.. [reported by Devin Cutting

[Website News] I wanted to let you know that I updated Eddie Gilbert’s match history with help of several sources, mainly Vance Nevada at www.EddieGilbert.com/matches.html. [reported by Patrick A. Riley]


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[Article] Man dies after scaffold collapses at Civic Center [reported by Mike Informer]

[Article] Irv Muchnick writes a Review of ‘Ring of Hell’ book by Matthew Randazzo

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