OWW Daily News & Notes for 10/5

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[ClickWrestle Download of the Day] ODB vs. Candice Lerae.

[Birthdays & Anniversaries] Black Gordman (1936) and Terri Runnels (1966) celebrated birthday’s today. Today in Memoriam: Brian Pillman (35, 1997), Dale Edwards (58, 2006), and Antonio Pena (55, 2006). .. [reported by Rich Tate of www.GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com]

[WWE PPV] To view play-by-play for tonight’s WWE “No Mercy” PPV click here.

[WWE Event] WWE.com are reporting that WWE Raw will be heading to New Zealand on July 3, 2009 for one show at Vector Arena in Auckland. Tickets for the event go on sale on October 17 from TicketMaster. Keep an eye on www.nzpwi.co.nz for more details!

[ROH Event] Former ROH World champion Homicide will return to the Ring of Honor with LAX partner Hernandez for the weekend of 10/24 & 10/25. LAX will participate in the first ever Iron Team Match on October 24th in Danbury, CT and then they will face the Briscoe brothers on October 25th in Edison, NJ. It is sure to be something special when the “Kill Bill” theme hits and the red lights come on. Tickets for both events are now 25-30% off at www.ROHwrestling.com

[FIP Event] FIP is very proud to announce that SHIMMER Champion MsChif will defend the title at the October 11th event. This will guarantee that the best women’s wrestling will be in Crystal River. MsChif’s challenger is very interesting. She will put the title up against Rain. What makes this match so unique is that both women are in The Age Of The Fall. What will happen when two great women athletes collide in Crystal River with the SHIMMER Title at stake? (check www.FullImpactPro.com for building & ticket info).

[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

[DVD News] Kayfabe Commentaries released their latest Investigative Special DVD — “Blood. The Hennig Wrestling Family” — in an effort to answer all those questions. The disc is a journey into the workings of the functional wrestling family. In a day where kayfabe was rule #1, the challenges of maintaining that code and keeping a nuclear family in tact while territory hopping was daunting. Larry Hennig is frank and tender, as he starts with his entrance into the business and takes it through Curt’s, and now to his grandchildren’s. The disc went on sale at www.kayfabecommentaries.com

[Misc News] The legendary Walter “Killer”Kowalski will be inducted into the New England Pro Wrestling Hall Of Fame 2008 at an APCW event on November 9th. Other inductees include The Lobster Man Jeff Costa, Ox Baker, “Boston Bad Boy” Tony Rumble, and others. Go to www.apcwrestling.net for all the details!!!

[Indy Event] The IWGP Junior Heavyweight title will be defended on American soil for the first time in nearly a decade at International Wrestling Cartel’s “Revengeance 5″ at the Court Time Sports Center in Elizabeth, Pennsylvania on October 11th, 2008 — IWGP Junior champion Low Ki will defend his title against the legendary 2 Cold Scorpio. The card also includes Stevie Richards vs. “Sweet N Sour” Larry Sweeney. For more information go to www.IWCwrestling.com

[Indy Event] Pro Wrestling Guerrilla has it’s annual Battle of Los Angeles event taking place November 1st & 2nd….. Originally scheduled to take place over three days with twenty-four participants, the tournament now returns to its original format of two days, and sixteen participants…. Davey Richards (winner 2006 BOLA) and Chuck Taylor are the first two participants to be announced for the tournament. For more information, please visit http://www.prowrestlingguerrilla.com. Card subject to change.

[Indy Event] Pro-Wrestling 3000 presents BACK TO SCHOOL BRAWL: END OF THE ROAD on Sunday, October 12 at the Limerick Fire Hall in Limerick, Pennsylvania. 3KWrestling Heavyweight champion King Kaluha vs. Raven, Openweight champion Ricky Reyes vs. Jerry Lynn, and Steve Corino vs. Ricky Landell are on the card. Go to www.3KWrestling.com

[Misc Info] Tiger Khan- Fire in the Blood premiers at the Pioneer Theater in New York’s East Village on October 26th at 9PM. Tickets are $10.00 each ($6.50 students/seniors/members). A Q&A with filmmakers Evan Ginzburg & Franco Frassetti follows the showing. Hear more about the film on the 3rd Annual Tiger Khan Memorial Radio Tribute Sunday night October 19th from 7-9PM EST on Evan Ginzburg’s Legends Radio (co-hosted by Dr. Mike Lano) and heard live at www.legendsradio.net and www.wrestling-radio.com (archived 24/7 at same stations).

[Radio] The 9/2 edition of Monday Night Mayhem (www.mondaynightmayhem.com) included a Walter “Killer” Kowalski Tribute Special (with SLAM! Wrestling’s Greg Oliver & Steve Johnson). To listen to the program, go to http://www.mondaynightmayhemarchives.com/waxfiles/090208.wax

[Radio] The World Famous Bizzle show recently had both members of the Rock and roll Express as well as “Pretty Boy” Doug Somers on their show. You can download this great interview at: http://www.webmediazone.net/click/click.php?id=13

[Radio] Evan Ginzburg’s Legends Radio recently produced a KILLER KOWALSKI RADIO TRIBUTE at www.wrestling-radio.com which included contributions from: Bruno Sammartino, Jimmy Valiant, Lanny Poffo, JJ Dillon, Chris Cruise, and Don Bravo — Click below to listen: http://www.webmediazone.net/click/click.php?id=9

[Article] Blackjack Mulligan Tells Story In True Lies And Alibis [reported by Mike Informer]

[YouTube] Watch Johnny Valiant videos here: Part 1 & Part 2.

[Booking Information] You can book Torrie Wilson, Dawn Marie, ODB, and others through Michele Mupo at 732-236-1987 or http://myspace.com/mutanentertainmentllc

[Puerto Rican News] Ricky Banderas (Judas Mesiah in TNA, El Mesias in AAA) challenges the Hardcore Champion, Abyss (TNA) in a match for supremacy. This match took place in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. Link – http://www.luchalibreonline.tv/video/290768-retro-memories-hardcore-weekend-2002.html

[Training Seminar] FCW will host our first Talent Evaluation Clinic on Thursday October 16th thru Tuesday October 21. The clinic will be run by FCW Chief Steve Keirn and FCW trainers Tom Prichard, Billy Kidman, and Norman Smiley. The clinic will include WWE Hall of Famer Dusty Rhodes, WWE Producers and Talent Scouts, and other special guests. Check out www.fcwwrestling.com for more information.

[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 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.

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