WWE Superstar and former member of the Shield
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[Birthdays & Anniversaries] Teddy Long celebrated his birthday today. Today in Memoriam: Billy Joyce (65, 2000) .. [reported by Rich Tate of www.GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com]
[FIP News] FIP is having a great 2008 and it is time for everyone to take notice. The following 2008 DVD releases are now out at www.ROHwrestling.com for immediate delivery: -“Dangerous Intentions 2008″ (Roderick Strong vs. Erick Stevens in a brutal must see Last Man Standing Match, Davey Richards vs. Tyler Black) -“Unfinished Business 2008″ (Roderick Strong vs. Austin Aries, Nigel McGuinness vs. Larry Sweeney) -“Redefined” (Roderick Strong vs. Erick Stevens, Nigel McGuinness vs. Necro Butcher) -You can watch free trailers for all these DVDs and many others now at www.FullImpactPro.com
[SHIMMER] Midwest women’s wrestling veteran MISS NATURAL will make her debut for SHIMMER – WOMEN ATHLETES on Volumes 21 & 22 of the DVD series at the Berwyn Eagles Club (6309 26th Street) in Berwyn, IL on Sunday, October 19th.. For more information, go to www.shimmerwrestling.com
[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 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
[Indy Event] Consequences Creed will be appearing at the Alternative Pro Wrestling event in Royston, Georgia on September 19th, 2008. Go to http://myspace.com/alternativeprowrestling for information about APW.. [reported by Devin Cutting]
[Book News] WRESTLING WITH THE TRUTH by Bruno Lauer – Don’t forget the latest book available from Crowbar Press. Most of the guys in the WWE have been reading and talking about it during the past few weeks. It has been getting high praise from everybody from Vince McMahon on down. Get your copy here! http://www.1wrestlinglegends.com/crowbarpress/bruno/index.html
[WSU DVD] Women Superstar’s Uncensored has released its “Best of 2007″ DVD – For more information, or to place your order, go to http://www.declarationofindependents.net/doistore/fullshows/WSU/wsubest2007.html
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[Booking News] “Squire” David Taylor is now taking bookings for wrestling, training seminars, and autograph signings through Bill Behrens at email@example.com
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[Interview] In this edition, we have an exclusive chat with Trevor Murdoch, in his fisrt appearance in a wrestling event since his departure from WWE. He comments on his career, Harley Race and everything he’s been doing since he was released form the WWE. All this in exclusive for LLO News and Luchalibreonline. Here is the link – http://www.luchalibreonline.tv/video/290101-llo-news-trevor-murdoch.html
[Article] Kevin Nash speaks his mind [reported by Slam! Wrestling]
[Article] Kurt’s Angle on TNA Wrestling [reported by Slam! Wrestling]
[Article] Angelina Love excited to be coming home [reported by Slam! Wrestling]
[Canadian Event] East Coast Pro Wrestling presents AUTUMN AGGRESSION 2008 live from The North Sydney Forum in Sydney, Nova Scotia on Sunday, September 28th – This event will benefit the Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation and their Campaign to raise money for the expansion of the CBRH Cancer Treatment Centre. ECPW Champion Kowboy Mike Hughes will defend against WWE Superstar Eugene, plus former WWE Tag Team champion Joey Mercury is scheduled to appear. Check out http://www.eastcoastprowrestling.com for all the news in ECPW. [reported by http://www.newscott.com]
[Fan Convention] Turnbuckle Promotions Inc. presents “A Night to Remember, Reunion of the Superstars” at the Sheraton Bucks County Hotel in Langhorne, Pennsylvania on September 27th: Scheduled to appear: Wildfire Tommy Rich, Tracy Smothers, Elisabeth (from WWE Tough Enough), Joy Giovanni (former WWE Diva), Midejah (WCW), Kristal Marshall, Dawn Marie, Rocky Johnson, Bobby Lashley, Lance Storm, the Steiner Brothers, Leticia Cline, and “so much more”.. go to www.turnbucklepromtions.com for all the details!!!!
[DVD Trailer] Last Call With Raven & Sandman DVD Trailer… you’ve been warned… http://youtube.com/watch?v=_jI7IzECYZU
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The Outrageous Bad-Boy
Wrestler Who Created
American Pop CultureBy John Capouya
On Sale: 9/2/2008
This is the first-ever biography of the legendary wrestler Gorgeous George, filled with incredible never-before-told stories. George directly influenced the likes of Muhammad Ali, who took his bragging and boasting from George; James Brown, who began to wear sequined capes onstage after seeing George on TV; John Waters, whose films featured the outrageous drag queen Divine as an homage to George; and too many wrestlers to count. Amid these pop culture discoveries are firsthand accounts of the pro wrestling game from the 1930s to the 1960s.
The ideal American male used to be stoic, quiet, and dignified. But for a young couple struggling to make ends meet, in the desperation born of the lingering Depression and wartime rationing, an idea was hatched that changed the face of American popular culture, an idea so bold, so over-the-top and absurd, that it was perfect. That idea transformed journeyman wrestler George Wagner from a dark-haired, clean-cut good guy to a peroxide-blond braggart who blatantly cheated every chance he got. Crowds were stunned—they had never seen anything like this before—and they came from miles around to witness it for themselves.
Suddenly George—guided by Betty, his pistol of a wife—was a draw. With his golden tresses grown long and styled in a marcel, George went from handsome to . . . well . . . gorgeous overnight, the small, dank wrestling venues giving way to major arenas. As if the hair wasn’t enough, his robes—unmanly things of silk, lace, and chiffon in pale pinks, sunny yellows, and rich mauves—were but a prelude to the act: the regal entrance, the tailcoat-clad valet spraying the mat with perfume, the haughty looks and sneers for the “peasants” who paid to watch this outrageously prissy hulk prance around the ring. How they loved to see his glorious mane mussed up by his manly opponents. And how they loved that alluringly alliterative name . . . Gorgeous George . . . the self-proclaimed Toast of the Coast, the Sensation of the Nation!
All this was timed to the arrival of that new invention everyone was talking about—television. In its early days, professional wrestling and its larger-than-life characters dominated prime-time broadcasts—none more so than Gorgeous George, who sold as many sets as Uncle Miltie.
Fans came in droves—to boo him, to stick him with hatpins, to ogle his gowns, and to rejoice in his comeuppance. He was the man they loved to hate, and his provocative, gender-bending act took him to the top of the entertainment world. America would never be the same again.
Check out the Gorgeous George book website at: http://www.gorgeousgeorgebook.com