OWW Daily News & Notes for 8/25

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[Birthdays & Anniversaries] to Ivan Koloff (66), Steve Regal (57), and David Young (36) celebrated birthdays today. Today in Memoriam: Earl Caddock (62, 1950), Vivian Vachon (40, 1991), and Chris Duffy (36, 2000). .. [reported by Rich Tate of www.GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com]

[ClickWrestle Download of the Day] Sarah Del Rey vs. Amazing Kong.

[ChickFight] Join the ChickFight forum and let your voice be heard at http://www.chickfight.tv/forum — for more information on ChickFight, be sure to keep an eye on http://www.chickfight.tv

[WWE Event] The Spokane Arena is advertising The Undertaker & Triple H verses The Great Khali & MVP as the main event of the Smackdown & ECW taping in Spokane, Washington on October 7th, 2008. Tickets go on sale September 13th, 2008 at 10 AM.. [reported by Devin Cutting]

[ROH Events] Ring of Honor will return to Japan for two more shows on 9/13 & 14 in Tokyo. Both shows will be at Differ Ariake. The tour will feature the Japanese debuts of ROH World Tag Team Champions Jimmy Jacobs & Tyler Black. ROH’s Vice President was in Japan last week to hold a formal press conference to announce the tour.. [reported by ROHwrestling.com]

[SHIMMER/ROH] Sara Del Rey battled “Girl Dynamite” Jennifer Blake on 7/25, at Ring of Honor’s debut event in Toronto. Emanuel Melo’s photos from the show are on the web for everyone to check out at… http://ontindywrestling.110mb.com/ROHJuly252008/ROHJuly252008results.htm

[Misc News] Dory Funk has photos of Keiji Muto (Great Muta) and his family on our website at http://www.dory-funk.com

[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.

[Radio] In Your Head Online (www.inyourheadonline.com) had Shawn Daivari, aka Sheik Abdul Bashir, on its show for an interview yesterday. The interview can be heard by going to http://www.inyourheadonline.com/viewnews.php?autoid=1683

[BLOG] To read columns with an independent and acclaimed perspective on the business of professional and old school wrestling, click here: http://perspectivesonwrestling.blogspot.com

[Indy Event] The APWF Pro Wrestling Event on Saturday, September 20th at Matanzas High School in Palm Coast, Florida has been cancelled due to a death in the family of promoter Chris Lash. Please check out http://south.apwfwrestling.com/ for when the event will be rescheduled.

[Indy Event] American Wrestling’s Elite Stars Of Mat Entertainment (AWESOME) returns this Saturday, August 30 with Summer Heat featuring legends from nationally televised wrestling promotions as we make our debut in Toms River, New Jersey with a huge fund-raiser for the Pleasant Plains Fire Company. “Black Machismo” Jay Lethal vs. Colin (Delaney) Olsen, Also Appearing: Jersey Shore Women’s Champion Taylor Nicole, “Bone Crusher” Fred Sampson, Travis Blake, Steve Zapf, the debut of The Guitar Heroes, Society of Venture, and many, many more of America’s Wrestling Elite Stars Of Mat Entertainment! For more information, go to http://www.awesomewrestlingonline.com

[Indy Event] Sylvain Grenier and Rob Conway will be reuniting as La Resistance at the Northern Championship Wrestling event in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on August 30th, 2008. Go to http://ncw.qc.ca for info about NCW.. [reported by Devin Cutting]

[Article] Grappling feast of sport and soap opera [reported by Mike Informer]

[Article] Fanfest A Stroll Down Memory Lane, by Mike Mooneyham [reported by Mike Informer]

[UK News] So just who are the worst wrestlers in the UK? A list was recently produced and we interview its creator and its biggest villain Ronin at http://www.piledriver-online.co.uk/ccount/click.php?id=19

[DVD News] You’ll laugh. . .you’ll cry. . .you’ll be astonished at BOSTONWRESTLING.COM’s Iron Sheik Studio Shoot Interview II. The original from 2004 has been often imitated but never duplicated. . .without a doubt, it is the most popular shoot interview in the history of professional wrestling. “I’ll make you humble” became a household phrase on-line, but that’s NOTHING compared to the Sheik’s shocking comments about The Ultimate Warrior and the Warrior’s daughter! This two hour shoot will become another instant classic. You’ll laugh out loud when the Sheik forgets Brian Blair and even his own grand kids names (never mind trying to pronounce Sylvester Stallone’s name!). More vicious attacks on Hulk Hogan, Jimmy Hart and Nikolai Volkoff. For the first time, the Sheik publicly talks about his two sons he had out of wedlock in Iran, Hassan and Ali. For more information, http://www.BostonWrestling.com/mwfstore-sheikstudioshoot2.html

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