OWW Daily News & Notes for 10/17

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[ClickWrestle Download of the Day] Amazing Kong Global Domination Pack.

[Birthdays & Anniversaries] Today in Memoriam: Ron Dupree (1975), Frank Dalton (54, 1995), and Leo Nomellini (76, 2000). .. [reported by Rich Tate of www.GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com]

[WWE Event] The Cajundome is advertising Triple H, The Undertaker & Jeff Hardy vs. The Big Show, Vladimir Kozlov & Umaga as the main event of the Smackdown taping in Lafayette, Louisiana on January 6th, 2009. Go to http://prowrestlingevents.tk or http://prowrestlingevents.webs.com for info about upcoming wrestling shows worldwide.

[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

[SHIMMER] MADISON “The Punisher” EAGLES & JESSIE “The Body” McKAY, collectively known as “The Pink Ladies,” head all the way from Sydney, Australia to enter the SHIMMER Tag Team Title Tournament, and will debut on Sunday, October 19th in Berwyn, IL!

[DVD News] To purchase the 2007 Jeff Peterson Memorial Cup log onto http://jpc2008.com – .. [reported by Alan Wojcik]

[Radio] False Count Radio Has Conducted Alot of Interviews In It’s Short Time Being Around With The Who’s Who of Pro Wrestling Including…. “High Flyin” Chris Hamrick, Balls Mahoney, Bill Alfonso, Gary Wolf, The Sandman, Dawn Marie, Honky Tony Man, Koko B Ware, Rick Martel, Baron Von Raschke, Ivan Koloff, Johnny Valiant, Doug Somers, Manny Fernandez, Mr. Hughes, Steve Williams, Larry Zbyszko, Chris Masters, Outback Jack, Corporal Kirschner, Al Snow, Dave “The Equalizer” Sullivan, Dave Hebner, Daniel Puder, Danny Basham, Damien Demento, Jake Roberts, George Steele, Tito Santana, Jackie Gayda Haas, Bunkhouse Buck, JJ Dillon, Ox Baker, and “Doctor of Style” Slick… Check them out at http://www.falsecountradio.com

[Article] Head on over to www.dansevern.com to check out Dan Severn’s article on his recent trip to Afghanistan to support the troops.

[Indy Event] Saturday October the 25th Pro Wrestling Unplugged returns HOME to PHILADELPHIA and HOME to Boyle’s World Gym with a 7:30PM belltime. The event is called “The Dark Night ’08″ and is a very special Halloween-themed Fan Appreciation Night for our great and loyal fans. Psycho Sid is signed to face the new PWU Champion Teddy Fine in Sid’s second attempt at the PWU World strap… For more information, go to www.ProWrestlingUnplugged.com

[Indy Event] Victory Pro Wrestling returns to Deer Park, New York on October 18, 2008… For more info call 631-357-1810 or email info@victoryprowrestling.com … Visit www.victoryprowrestling.com for everything VPW!!!

[Indy Media] CWF Mid-Atlantic’s weekly television program is available for download exclusively at Highspots.TV! Don’t miss “the fastest half hour of wrestling anywhere!” PLUS there will be never-before-seen bouts available for download including the BLOODY BLOODY Steel Cage Match from BattleCade VI, Corino-Converse II, WWE’s Mickie James in action, and much more!!

[Canadian Event] The Association de Lutte Féminine has announced the teams that will be participating in the second annual “Amazones & Titans” Mixed Tag Team Tournament, which takes place on November 14th, 2008 at the St. Barthélemy Sports Center in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The teams are: Portia Perez & Don Paysan, The 21st Century Fox & Giovanni, Misty Haven & Michael Von Payton, Cherry Bomb & Jimmy Stone, Kacey Diamond & Marko Estrada, James Kraven & Kalamity, Stupefied & Danyah, Mary Lollypop & Nova Cain — Go to http://flqalf.com for info about the ALF & http://evenements-lutte.tk for info about upcoming wrestling shows around the world.

[European Event] Rampage American Wrestling will be holding events in Rouen, France on March 20th, 2009 and Dijon, France on March 22nd, 2009. Go to http://evenements-lutte.tk for info about upcoming wrestling shows worldwide.

[Mexican Event] Nicho El Millonario (aka Psychosis) will be appearing at the AAA event in Zitacuaro, Mexico on October 19th, 2008. Go to http://luchalibreaaa.com for info about AAA & http://eventosdeluchalibre.tk for info about upcoming lucha libre shows.

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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..

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