OWW Daily News & Notes for 7/18

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[Birthdays & Anniversaries] Al Snow (45), Joey Mercury (29), Carlos Colon, and Dusty Wolfe celebrated birthday’s today. Today in Memoriam: John Kronus (2007). .. [reported by Rich Tate of www.GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com]

[ClickWrestle Download of the Day] Jetta vs. Skye.

[Canadian Events] A new promotion called Ultimate Championship Wrestling is starting up in the Maritimes this month. The promoter is Chuck Martin. The tour will feature the Honky Tonk Man, Carl Ouellette, Mike Hughes, Lumberjack Johnson, Sidewinder, Killer Bee, Titus, Zero, Julian Moore, as well as women’s wrestlers Jazz, Portia Perez, and 21st Century Fox. The tour begins 7/23 in Barrington (NS), then 7/24 in Halifax (NS), 7/25 in Summerside (PEI), 7/26 in Charlottetown (PEI), and 7/27 in Berwick (NS) – For more information, go to http://www.novanewsnow.com/article-231620-Ultimate-Championship-Wrestling-brings-KickOff-Tour-to-Berwick-Arena.html [reported by Brad Dykens]

[Autograph Signing] K&S Wrestlefest has done it once again. We will be conducting a private autograph signing with non other than Kevin Von Erich. This signing will be taking place sometime the week of July 22 – July 29 due to Kevin’s very busy schedule. The reason for the private signing is that Kevin schedule at this time won’t allow a public signing. Kevin has informed us that if his schedule allows he will be contacting K&S Wrestlefest for that much anticipated public signing. We understand this is a very last minute announcement but we had to work things around Kevin’s very hectic schedule. We will need all orders & items by no later then July 21. Check www.kandswrestlefest.com the Von Erich page for all the details. You can also Ken or Steve at 516-473-4944 for further information.

[Radio] Sarah & Ari Daigen are back on the air after a THREE YEAR hiatus, with their wrestling podcast “In This Very Ring” – to listen to the relaunched episode of IN THIS VERY RING featuring the first couple of wrestling radio, go to http://inthisveryring.blogspot.com/

[FIP News] FIP World Heavyweight Champion Roderick Strong vs. Erick Stevens is a top candidate for feud of the year. While the feud might be over in ROH, it will continue in FIP on July 19th in Crystal River, FL (go to www.FullImpactPro.com for building & tix info). This won’t be just any match though. July 19th will see Roderick Strong vs. Erick Stevens for the FIP World Heavyweight Title in a Dog Collar Match!!! You can only see the Strong vs. Stevens feud in FIP now.

[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.

[Book News] James Guttman’s second book, “Shoot First…Ask Questions Later,” is now available for pre-order on Amazon.com – Guttman’s previous book, “World Wrestling Insanity,” is based on his website by the same name (www.WorldWrestlingInsanity.com)

[Indy Event] NWS Announces Four-Show East Coast Blitz July 24th-27th Headlined By Former WWE & ECW’ers Al Snow & Spike Dudley, Lacey Von Erich & More – On Thursday night July 24th at 7:05pm, NWS continues its “Shore Wars 2008″ Summer Series in Seaside Heights, NJ – On Friday night July 25th at 7:45pm, NWS heads up to the Bayshore area to the Middletown, NJ – On Saturday night July 26th at 8:00pm, NWS presents its annual outdoor show at the Long Branch, NJ – And on Sunday July 27th, NWS packs up the production trucks and heads south to join up with its Delaware affiliate Funkdafied Wrestling Federation at the Christiana, DE Fire Company Hall – For card line-ups and more information, go to www.nwswrestling.com

[Indy Event] 3KWrestling Goes EXTREME on Thursday night, July 24 at Rock City in Beckley, WV. This is an adult-themed event where the 3KWrestling Fighting Athletes get hardcore. In fact 3KWrestling or 3KX as it will be known on July 24 will be bringing a true hardcore and extreme wrestler with them that we will announce on Monday.

[SHIMMER] There are several threads currently at The SHIMMER Forum featuring photos taken on July 5th at the Volumes 19 & 20 taping in Berwyn, IL. Be sure to check them out if you haven’t yet. Including the Official 7/5 Results Discussion Thread, WALTER LIPPMANN’S PHOTOS, RICKY HAVLIK’S RINGSIDE PHOTOS, and FAN PHOTO THREAD – SHOW & AFTER PARTY..

[ChickFight News] ChickFight returns to Ipswich on Sunday, August 3 at The Caribbean Centre in Ipswich (UK)! Featuring Jetta vs. Eden Black: ONE LAST ROUND + Cheerleader Melissa vs. Wesna VI” – Check out www.ChickFight.tv for more information on this event!

[WSU DVDs] Women Superstars Uncensored released two more DVDs, “Show Must Go On” & “Army Of One” are available at $15.95 each. To find out more, go to http://www.declarationofindependents.net – Any questions or problems ordering, please email BULLSMC@aol.com

[UK News] Ever wondered what it was like in the wrestling booths of days gone by? Read an interview with Dennis Lord at www.piledriver-online.co.uk/ccount/click.php?id=17

[Book Signing] Tito Santana will be signing books in Ridgewood, New Jersey at Bookends Bookstore on July 22, 2008 from 4-7pm at the bookstore alongside UFC Champion Randy Couture. People can come and get both books signed at the same time. Couture won’t begin signing until 6 and ends at 8pm.

[Article] Benoit Wikipedia Hacker Police Video Snippet (Part 1 – Transcript) [reported by Irvin Muchnick]

[Article] Benoit Wikipedia Hacker Police Video Snippet (Part 2 – Stonewall) [reported by Irvin Muchnick]

[Article] Benoit Wikipedia Hacker Police Video Snippet (Part 3 – Why We Should Care) [reported by Irvin Muchnick]

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