OWW Daily News & Notes for 6/19

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[Birthdays & Anniversaries] .. [reported by Rich Tate of www.GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.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

[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.

[WWE Interview] I have posted my big interview with “Downtown” Bruno Lauer, aka Harvey Wippleman, to hype his hilarious new book “Wrestling with the Truth.” To listen to the interview, Go Here!

[Injury News] For the first time in his 14 year career that spanned countless broken bones, stitches, no-shows, and even two retirements but the one thing that the former King Of Old School and current Mr. Wrestling 3 Steve Corino has never done was miss time due to injury. But that streak came to an end today when it was revealed that Corino suffered a Type 2 separated shoulder and broken collarbone during a match with Ricky Landell in Morganville, NJ for the B4W Pro-wrestling promotion last Saturday night.

[SHIMMER] This is a question posed in a new thread at The SHIMMER Forum: With women’s wrestling becoming more and more popular with the rise of promotions like SHIMMER and ChickFight, as well as the success of the TNA Knockouts division, do you feel we are in the midst of a “Golden Age” of women’s wrestling? Read what your fellow fans think and post your thoughts in the following thread at The SHIMMER Forum

[TNA News] Due to the UFC Ultimate Finale special, Spike TV will not be airing a replay of TNA Impact on Saturday, June 21st. Instead, the replay will air on Friday, June 20th at 9 AM.. [reported by Devin Cutting]

[Radio News] WWZN, Boston’s Sport’s Station, 1510 The Zone announces a new program focusing on the world of professional wrestling. “The Mouthpiece Wrestling Show,” a compliment to the station’s successful “Mouthpiece Boxing Show,” premieres on Friday, July 11 at 5 PM. The show will be hosted by New England Championship Wrestling promoter, Sheldon Goldberg and the notorious “Manager of Champions” Sean Gorman. Goldberg is also a noted wrestling historian and has appeared on A&E, ESPN and MSNBC. WWZN, 1510 The Zone’s “Mouthpiece Wrestling Show” will air every Friday afternoon from 5 to 6 PM beginning July 11. WWZN is a 50,000 watt AM station and is streamed live on the Internet at www.1510thezone.com

[Radio] Sunday June 15th edition of Evan Ginzburg’s Legend’s Radio featuring Judo Gene LeBell, Danny Inferno, and Tommy Fierro (Promoter of Fan Slam) is available – MP3 DOWNLOADSTREAMING – or PODCAST. You can also download last week’s episode of Legend’s Radio featuring Nicole Bass and Missy Sampson at http://www.99stream.info/060808.mp3..

[Photos] Excellent show and a packed house at Bourbon Street for Florida Championship Wrestling!! Check out Rob Beukema’s photos here..

[Indy Events] American Wrestling’s Elite Stars Of Mat Entertainment (A.W.E.S.O.M.E.) returns this weekend with two big New Jersey events: Summer Solstice Showdown on Saturday in North Plainfield, and Cruel Summer 2008 on Sunday in Jackson. For more information to go www.awesomewrestlingonline.com

[Indy Event] Coming to !BANG! TV, Sunday July 6, TNA’s Cowboy James Storm. Coming to !BANG! TV, Sunday July 13, All Japan Pro Wrestling’s Talent Scout, Osamu Nishimura. For more information, go to http://www.dory-funk.com

[Canadian Event] The Honky Tonk Man will be appearing at the Power Zone Wrestling event in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada on July 2nd, 2008.. [reported by Devin Cutting]

[Canadian Event] Wrestling fans of Windsor (Ontario) had their senses “Awakened” last month when Border City Wrestling returned after a two year hiatus. BCW announced that night that it was only the start and it was. BCW’s annual tradition, WrestleFest, returns on June 30th when Windsor’s premiere wrestling company teams up with Windsor’s premiere riverfront festival, Summer Fest! At WrestleFest current TNA superstar Rhino gores his way into Windsor’s Riverfront Festival Plaza (across from Caesars Windsor). Rhino, a Can-Am Wrestling School graduate, will be in the main event as well as signing autographs before the show for all VIP ticketholders. Then, BCW is back with a vengeance with two nights of hard-hitting action, as Border City Wrestling presents “Double Jeopardy” live from Chatham, Ontario on July 18 and Tecumseh, Ontario on July 19. Headlining both huge events is “The One Legged Wonder” Zach Gowen. Gowen joins Johnny Devine and Tyson Dux along with the returning Alastair “A-1″ Ralphz, as well as all your favourite BCW stars, for two nights of live professional wrestling. VIP ticketholders get reserved seating as well as an exclusive meet and greet with Gowen, Devine, Dux and many more! Ticket prices for all three shows range from $35 to $10. For all the show and ticket information, log onto www.bordercitywrestling.com – Also, don’t forget, coming this fall is BCW’s HUGE 15th anniversary show as well as many more big announcements!

[Canadian Event] Pro Wrestling Xtreme returns to the Royal Canadian Legion in Port Burwell, Ontario, Canada on July 26th, 2008 at 6:30 PM – Go to www.prowrestlingxtreme.com for info about PWX..

[Information] Nancy Benoit’s family has created the Nancy and Daniel Benoit Foundation for Battered Women and Children. The family is asking that in lieu of flowers and cards, that fans make a donation to this charity. To make a donation, or for more information, Click Here.

[Puerto Rican News] Tribute to the Puerto Rican Acrobat: Carlos Colon vs. Stan Hansen – Anniversary 35, the biggest wrestling event in the history of Puerto Rico, is honoring the man who is a true legend on the island and a true ‘immortal’, Carlos Colon, father of current WWE superstar Carlito. As we near this historic event, we bring you a series of exclusive video of the career of the former 16-time Universal Champion. To start things off, we bring you a classic battle against Stan Hansen for the Universal Title. You can watch this piece of history by clicking here. Here is the link – http://www.luchalibreonline.tv/video/218035-retro-memories-carlos-colon-vs-stan-hansen.html?playlist=19442&position=11

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