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[ClickWrestle Download of the Day] Sara Del Rey vs. Amazing Kong.
[Birthdays & Anniversaries] Bruno Sammartino (1935), Barry Darsow (1959), Manu (1984), and Dixie Carter (1964) celebrated birthday’s today. Today in Memoriam: Gorilla Monsoon (62, 1999). .. [reported by Rich Tate of www.GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com]
[TNA News] The “TNA iMPACT!” video game features TNA World Champion Wrestler Kurt Angle and fans of Kurt will be pleased to hear that he appears in a new online game called Anger Angle which invites people to push him over the edge by beating the living daylights out him with a plank of wood www.angerangle.com — TNA iMPACT! is released in Europe on September 12 on XBOX 360, PlayStation 2, PS3 and Nintendo Wii.
[TNA Event] According to Ticketmaster’s website, the TNA event in Sioux Falls, South Dakota on November 23rd has been canceled. Go to http://prowrestlingevents.tk or http://prowrestlingevents.webs.com for info about upcoming wrestling shows worldwide.
[ROH News] The ROHwrestling.com Newswire will have updated lineups for both 10/24 & 25 this week.
[SHIMMER] SHIMMER Women Athlete’s is starting a wrestling school for women wrestlers with Daizee Haze as the trainer. The first class begins October 27, 2008 – This is a 6 month course and there will be a minimum of 8 classes a month. Training will be Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings. The school is located at the Ring of Honor Wrestling facility in Bristol, PA (close to I-95 and the PA turnpike) and includes a full size ring, weight lifting equipment, a video library, and other resources. For more information or questions please email Daizee at email@example.com or visit http://www.shimmerwrestling.com
[Indy Event] Pro Wrestling Guerrilla’s 2008 Battle of Los Angeles takes place November 1st & 2nd. Davey Richards, Chuck Taylor and Masato Yoshino have been announced as the first three participants of the tournament. Official BOLA Site: http://www.prowrestlingguerrilla.com/2008BOLA/
[Indy Event] Kevin Nash & Rhino will be appearing at the Prime Time Wrestling event in Belleville, Michigan on December 21st, 2008. Go to http://ptwwrestling.com for info about PTW.. [reported by Devin Cutting]
[Article] Drake Younger gets the glory [reported by Mike Informer]
[Article] Ex-wrestler runs school in San Bernadino [reported by Mike Informer]
[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.
[Mexican Event] Kenzo Suzuki will be appearing at the AAA event in Yurecuaro, Mexico on October 9th, 2008. Go to http://luchalibreaaa.com for info about AAA..
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Memphis Wrestling History
Vol. 2: The Programs (1972 – 1976)
by Mark James
Forward by Lance Russell
Most fans today associate Memphis wrestling with WWE Hall of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler, and although it may be true that Lawler helped bring the Memphis territory into a brighter spotlight, there is a lot of great history that paved the road for the “King.” Those trailblazers include Eddie Marlin, Jerry Jarrett, Jackie Fargo, Tojo Yamamoto, Billy Wicks, Sputnik Monroe, and countless others.
Mark James has done his part to teach the students of the wrestling community about Memphis with his website, Memphis Wrestling History (www.memphiswrestlinghistory.com). He has also gone above and beyond the call of duty by writing a book with the same name. I am here to give you my review for Mark’s second book, “Memphis Wrestling History Vol. 2: The Programs 1972-1976.” There are printed contributions from Memphis legends such as Lance Russell, Billy Wicks, Bill Dundee, Jimmy Hart, Jerry Jarrett, Jimmy Valiant, Scott Bowden, and others. The bulk of this 400+ page coffee table-sized book is a huge collection of scanned programs from Memphis. Each program features pictures and text hyping and celebrating the various aspects of the Memphis circuit.
If you’re a big fan of Jerry Lawler, you may have some extra incentive to check out this book, because it covers the unfamiliar era of Lawler’s early years as a professional wrestler. You will quickly realize why Lawler would eventually become the “King” of Memphis wrestling, having learned the ropes from so many extraordinary legends of the industry.
CLICK HERE to read the full review by Brad Dykens..