OWW Daily News & Notes for 8/24

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[Birthdays & Anniversaries] Rocky Johnson (64), Vince McMahon (63), and Sho Funaki (40) celebrated birthday’s today. Today in Memoriam: Fred Kohler (66, 1969), Mike Marino (1981), Malcolm Kirk (51, 1987), and Killer Karl Krupp (62, 1995). .. [reported by Rich Tate of www.GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com]

[ClickWrestle Download of the Day] Wesna vs. Bubbles vs. Jade vs. Skye.

[TNA Event] TNA will be holding a house show on Sunday, November 16th, 2008 in Huntsville, Alabama at the Von Braun Center, which was the location of the first ever TNA event in June of 2002.. [reported by Devin Cutting]

[SHIMMER] SHIMMER – WOMEN ATHLETES returns to live action on Sunday, October 19, 2008 at the Berwyn Eagles Club (6309 26th Street) in Berwyn, IL, just outside Chicago. Bell time for this Sunday taping is 2pm (an earlier start than our usual Saturday tapings in the past). Volumes 21 and 22 of the SHIMMER DVD series will be filmed for www.ROHwrestling.com during the course of the October 19th taping. As part of the Volume 21 portion, the first SHIMMER Tag Team Champions will be crowned! More details concerning the show will be made available at www.shimmerwrestling.com during the next several weeks.

[Book News] Harper Collins will soon release the first ever book covering the life and times of the self-proclaimed Toast of the Coast, the Sensation of the Nation, the legendary Gorgeous George. “The Outrageous Bad-Boy Wrestler Who Created American Pop Culture” was written by John Capouya and is available in most retail book stores on September 2nd. To pre-order the book via the Harper Collins website, or see a more detailed description, go to http://www.harpercollins.com/books/9780061173035/Gorgeous_George/index.aspx

[Book News] 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 www.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.

[Indy News] On Saturday October 4th, 2008 at 7:30 PM, history will be made when the EWF begins running monthly events in the “Old Marion Memorial Coliseum” which is now the new Grant County Family YMCA. Tickets will be available online at www.ewfarena.com and will also be available during Marion’s First Friday Events in August, September ,& October. Event tickets will be available at the door starting at 5:00 PM on the day-of-show.

[Indy News] GOUGE will not be having a show in September. The Fire Hall in Stem nor the ring are available on Sept 20. The Next GOUGE show will be Friday Oct 17 in Raleigh at Vintage 21 for Fallout

[Indy Event] Extreme Wrestling Federation’s “A New Beginning” takes place on October 4, 2008 at the Grant County Family YMCA in Marion, Indiana…. Featuring: “Superfly” Jimmy Snuka and Nick “Eugene” Dinsmore… For more information, go to www.ewfarena.com

[Training] Funk’s Corner – From Old School to the Present: Take a bump from the top rope like Sputnick Monroe. Do a knee drop like Ric Flair, strut like Gorgeous George, Super Kick like Shawn Michaels, be as beautiful as Lita, Mickie James and Helen Hilde (Mother of Ted Dibiase) wrestle like Kurt Angle, Fly like the Hardy Boyz, be as agressive as Antonio Inoki and wise as Giant Baba. Be as bad as the Funk Brothers. Bleed like Cowboy Bob Ellis. Use the Figure Four like Jack Brisco. Do a double wristlick like Lou Thesz. Be as tough as Gene Kiniski, as nice as Andre The Giant. Enter the ring like HHH. Do the Leg Drop like Huld Hogan. Be as cold as The Undertaker. Chop like Wahoo McDaniel. Be as mean as Johnny Valentine. Kick Ass like Stone Cold Steve Austin. Talk like The Rock. Be as arrogant as Vince McMahon and do Hard Core like Dory Funk Sr. in a Texas Death Match. Do it all at the Funking Conservatory – http://www.dory-funk.com and on !BANG! TV. Call 352-895-4658.

[UK News] Jonny Storm has been a success all over the world, read our interview with ‘The Wonderkid’ in the latest edition of Piledriver Online at: http://www.piledriver-online.co.uk/ccount/click.php?id=19

[Interview] For an interview with Terri Runnels as she looks back at her career in WCW and WWE go to http://www.piledriver-online.co.uk/ccount/click.php?id=18

[Historical Info] Over the past fifteen years, Vance Nevada has become an avid wrestling historian and has spent a LITTLE (actually A LOT) time digging up event results and compiling career records for wrestlers of past and present. He will be doing a massive update of the geocities sites that he has set up for this material in the coming weeks. In case you’re interested, here’s what is on file: http://www.geocities.com/vancenevada/records.html

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