OWW Daily News & Notes for 6/15

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[Birthdays & Anniversaries] Brad Armstrong (47), Scott Norton (47), and Chuck Palumbo (37) celebrated birthday’s today.  Today in Memoriam: Dick Murdoch (49, 1996) and Sherri Martel (49, 2007).    .. [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 was launched at this year’s Cauliflower Ally Club reunion but will be available to the public through 1wrestlinglegends.com – 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.

[Merchandise] ROH has a 25%-30% off sale going on right now, covering all merchandise on their web site. This includes all SHIMMER DVD titles. The sale expires the morning of 6/20. You can now save 25%-30% off your order on all items listed on the ROH website with no minimum purchase. This sale includes all DVD’s, videos, tickets, figures, books, apparel, japanese merchandise, & more. Besides ROH DVD’s you can also save money on Non-ROH items. You can save money with every order you place at www.rohwrestling.com. All orders under $50 save 25% off the order. Orders that are $50 and up can save 30% off the order.

[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] Tonight on Evan Ginzburg’s Legends Radio at www.wrestling-radio.com co-hosted by Dr. Mike Lano will feature Larry Zbyszko, Dave Prazak, and Danny Inferno.

[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.

[Radio] SHIMMER’s Sara Del Rey was the guest on the 6/5 edition of DTA Radio. You can download the interview right now at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/DTAradio 

[Website] Mercedes Martinez has launched her new web site. Check it out at http://www.thelatinasensation.com/

[Website] Earlier this week, it was announced that Dave Meltzer’s Wrestling Observer and Bryan Alvarez’s Figure Four Weekly web sites have merged into one. Memberships to the site are available at a cost of $9.95 per month, which entitles you to the full issues of both the Observer and F4W to be read online, plus tons of daily audio shows, a back issue archive, and more. This is noteworthy as it means the Observer is now offered online, whereas in the past the only option was to be mailed a hard copy of it. http://www.f4wonline.com/ is where you can find out more about the new merged Observer and Figure Four sites.. [reported by Dave Prazak]

[Misc News] To read an exclusive and highly controversial interview with Damian Demento as he talks more about his campaign against blood in pro wrestling and his views on steroids go to http://piledriver-online.co.uk/ccount/index.php

[TNA Event] TNA will be holding a house show at the Crossroads Arena in Corinth, Mississippi on August 9th, 2008.. [reported by Devin Cutting]

[TNA Events] TNA has announced the dates & locations for it’s UK tour in January of 2009. The dates & locations are: 1/20th in Manchester, England at the Manchester Evening News Arena – 1/21st in Birmingham, England at the National Indoor Arena – 1/22nd in Glasgow, Scotland at the Braehead Arena – 1/24th in London, England at Wembley Arena.. [reported by Devin Cutting]

[Indy News] You can now access the CWF Mid-Atlantic website specifically for your mobile phone! Get all your news updates, schedules, and even reserves seats when you’re away from home directly from your mobile phone! Our mobile phone website can be accessed from the cwfmidatlantic.com

[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]

[Indy Event] MCPW “Make Or Break” on Friday. June 27th, 2008 at the Kalkaska Civic Center (1900 Fairground Road) in Kalkaska, Michigan — Visit www.MCPWrestling.com for more information.

[Indy Event] Wild Championship Wrestling Outlaws (WCWO) presents an “EVEN COLDER DAY IN JUNE” this Saturday at the Decatur County Parks Center in Greensburg, Indiana

[Canadian Event] Rhyno and Salinas will be appearing at the Pro Wrestling Xtreme event in Tillsonburg, Ontario, Canada on Saturday, August 16th, 2008. Go to http://www.prowrestlingxtreme.com for information about PWX.

[Int'l News] Osamu Nishimura will be wrestling on !BANG! TV in July and scouting wrestling talent for All Japan Pro Wrestling. On previous trips to the Funking Conservatory, Osamu Nishimura has signed Flyin’ “Air” Mitchell and “Heart Throb” Antonio Thomas to wrestle for All Japan Pro Wrestling.

[Int'l News] The roof is blown off during the program ‘Anda Pa’l Cara’ when special guests Carlos Colon (Puerto Rican wrestling legend) and his son, Carlito (WWE RAW superstar), talk about their careers as professional wrestlers and how it affects them in their daily lives. The scene turns intense when El Condor shows up uninvited, along with El Paparazzi. Condor insults Carlito and takes off his mask revealing himself to be former WWC Universal Champion Ray Gonzalez, who has had a long standing feud with the Colon family and even dares to slap Carlos in the face right in front of his son. Here is the video – http://www.luchalibreonline.tv/video/253629-llo-tv-anda-pal-cara.html

[Plug] There are well over 100 interviews are available on ClubWWI.com for less than five dollars a month. Among the other guests you can hear from are: Jesse Ventura, Terry Funk, Jerry Lawler, Vince Russo, Eric Bischoff, Ahmed Johnson, Bobby Heenan, Kevin Nash, The Iron Sheik, Sid Vicious, Paul Bearer, Bruno Sammartino, Sean Mooney, Scott D’Amore, Tito Santana, Al Snow, Tod Gordon, Charlie Haas, Tom Prichard, Jacques Rougeau, Rick Martel, Tammy Sytch, Too Cold Scorpio, Ole Anderson, Kid Kash, Ivan Koloff, Jackie Gayda, John Heidenreich, Jimmy Hart, Jimmy Valiant, Bad News Brown, Nick Bockwinkel, Dory Funk Jr, Diamond Dallas Page, Rob Conway, Sylvain Grenier, Buff Bagwell, Christian Cage, Jazz, Demolition Ax and Smash, Koko B. Ware, Ricky Morton, Dustin Rhodes, Damian Demento, Fred “Shockmaster” Ottman, Cpl. Kirchner, One Man Gang, Scott Steiner, Shawn Stasiak, Ted DiBiase, Ivory, Chris Masters, Elix Skipper, Kamala, Samoa Joe, Giant Bernard, Bill DeMott, Juvi “Juice” Guerrera, Nora “Molly Holly” Greenwald, Nick Dinsmore, Harley Race, Bull Buchanan, D-Lo Brown, Road Warrior Animal, Missing Link, Slick, Nidia, George Steele, Christy Hemme, Disco Inferno, Paul Ellering, Vito, Steve Blackman, Bushwhacker Luke, AJ Styles, Chris Daniels, Dennis Stamp, Shawn Daivari, Kevin Sullivan, B.G. James, Ron Killings, Zach Gowan, Dan Severn, Earl and Dave Hebner, Spike Dudley, Rodney Mack, Larry Zybszko, Rick Steiner, Mae Young, and many, more.

[WWE News] Florida Championship Wrestling is the WWE’s official training grounds and is where the biggest athletes and hottest woman in professional wrestling take stage. If you have the desire classes are filling up as we speak so check out www.fcwwrestling.com to find out more about this opportunity to be trained by the best.

[UK News] The latest edition of Piledriver Online can be downloaded free and in our most global edition to date features interviews with stars from the UK (Stixx and Joel Redman), Germany (The Alpha Female), Norway (Aron Frost) and Mexico (Mascarita Sagrada)plus a feature on Pro Wrestling NOAH, it can be downloaded at: http://www.piledriver-online.co.uk/issues/piledriver10.pdf

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