OWW Daily News & Notes for 10/19

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[ClickWrestle Download of the Day] MsChif Top 5 Best-Selling Matches.

[Birthdays & Anniversaries] Today in Memoriam: Fritz Kiley (1983), Miyuki Yanagi (64, 2002), and Road Warrior Hawk (46, 2003). .. [reported by Rich Tate of www.GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com]

[ChickFight] ChickFight.TV announced that all of their DVDs are currently available through their official distributor, ClickWrestle. Just head over to the ChickFight DVD page at www.ClickWrestle.com and place your order today! Direct Link: http://www.clickwrestle.com/catalog/dvds

[SHIMMER] What do you think are some of the funniest moments on the SHIMMER DVD series thus far? There’s already several pages of replies concerning this topic over at The SHIMMER Forum. Post your picks… http://shimmerwomen.proboards50.com/index.cgi?board=shimmer&action=display&thread=2573

[TNA Article] Johnny Devine has posted an article at Slam! Wrestling explaining why he chose to leave TNA. Click here for the story.

[DVD News] Women Superstars Uncensored is having a special October sale on their latest DVD double-shot home releases where you can get all three DVD’s for $42! To learn more about this super hot deal, go to http://www.declarationofindependents.net/doi/pages/wsuoctobersale.html

[Misc News] Tampa, FL – It is with great relief that charges have been dismissed against Vito LoGrasso (Big Vito) by the State Attorney’s office. The case was closed on October 14, 2008. LoGrasso was wrongfully accused. “I would like to thank the State’s Attorney’s office for acting so swiftly on this matter and the Hillsborough County Sherriff’s Office for treating me fairly along with my attorney, Richard Adamy.” said LoGrasso. “I would like this matter to be considered closed and is an experience that I never wish to have again.” Big Vito also thanks the fans and media for their continued support through this ordeal.

[Indy Event] 304 Wrestling Is Proud To Announce That On Sunday November 9th, 2008 In Huntington, West Virginia We Will Have Former WWF/WCW World Heavyweight Champion “Psycho” Sid Vicious Appearing On The Show To Face A Opponent To Be Named… For More Information Visit: http://www.myspace.com/304_wrestling

[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

[Documentary] Clips from a documentary still in production by Chris Ryan Gough on the Central States territory have been made available for preview. Click here for the opening of “K.C. On the Mat: the History of Professional Wrestling in Kansas City”, and here for a few minutes from the beginning of the film. The project, covering the territory from the 1930s through to the 1980s, has interviews with Harley Race, Bob Geigel, Roger Kirby, Percival A. Friend, and Tom Andrews, among others, including Orville Brown’s son Richard, as well as announcers Bill Grigsby and Bill Kersten.

[Obituary Article] Steve Johnson has posted a nice tribute at Slam! for Jack Reynolds, the longtime wrestling announcer who passed away yesterday at the age of 71. Click here for the piece.

[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.

[Website] You can find the official site of the Jeff Peterson Memorial Cup 2008 at http://www.jpc2008.com 

[OWW Support] If anybody out there has been wondering how they can help keep Online World of Wrestling alive through some kind of donation, we have a pay pal account set up under the email address vns_oww@yahoo.com. For more information click our Donations page. Another easy way to support OWW is to simply click the Ad banners once in a while. Every banner destination is safe, as it is monitored by the Google Adsense system so you don’t have to worry about being taken to malicious websites. Please do your part and click the banners! Thank you!!

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..

Be sure to check out the following FREE videos of SHIMMER on YouTube…

SHIMMER on ABC-7 Chicago’s “190 North”
http://youtube.com/watch?v=quIQwl5Oyr4

“The Addictive Sound”
http:/ /youtube.com/watch?v=OpY3DnOk5E4

“Walk This Way”
http://youtube.com/watch?v=3c8HDmK-EI4

“Change Your Perception”
http://youtube.com/watch?v=QSrgrunOYQk

“Anthem”
http://youtube.com/watch?v=Dj1h8BWrm-U

Allison Danger vs. Cat Power
http://youtube.com/watch?v=hOzispMw7Ds

Sara Del Rey vs. Lorelei Lee
http://youtube.com/watch?v=QmwH-POifWc

Daizee Haze vs. Portia Perez
http://youtube.com/watch?v=M3gvMsnWv3A

Melissa/MsChif Feud Video
http://youtube.com/watch?v=KHn6xdlzcN8

Another Melissa/MsChif Video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1HzDhJr-b0

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