OWW Daily News & Notes for 11/18

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[Birthdays & Anniversaries] Today in Memoriam: Larry Hatfield (40, 1985), Eddie Blanks (1995), and Ed Sharpe (83, 2003). .. [reported by Rich Tate of www.GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com]

[ClickWrestle Download of the Day] Dark Angel Sarah Stock’s Greatest Matches.

[ClickWrestle Download of the Day] Cheerleader Melissa vs. MsChif (NWA Women’s title).

[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!

[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.

[ROH Event] Signed for the Ring of Honor 11/22 PPV taping in Chicago are Nigel McGuiness vs. Bryan Danielson (if McGuinness is still World Champion he will defend the title) and Austin Aries vs. Jimmy Jacobs in an “I Quit” Match.

[ROH News] “Dirty” Ernie Osiris has uncomfortably asked ROH Officials to let the fans know that he will accepting donations at all upcoming Ring of Honor events in the hopes that one day he’ll be able to afford a “battery-operated beard trimmer” and “semi-decent ring gear”. Thank you.

[SHIMMER] Congratulations to Dave Prazak’s SHIMMER Women Athlete’s on celebrating their Third Anniversary… Post your thoughts about THREE YEARS OF SHIMMER in the following thread at The SHIMMER Forum… http://shimmerwomen.proboards50.com/index.cgi?board=shimmer&action=display&thread=2659

[DVD News] Big Vision Entertainment presents “OMEGA: Uncommon Passion” a 2-disc DVD about the famous OMEGA promotion in North Carolina run by Matt and Jeff Hardy, along with future stars such as Shannon Moore and Shane Helms. From dream to reality, the birth of a new generation of wrestling stars. Check out the extensive list of wrestling DVD’s at www.bvdvd.com

[NWA News] The National Wrestling Alliance announced on it’s MySpace page that the next set of TV tapings for NWA Championship Wrestling From Hollywood will be held on December 19th and 20th at the CBS Columbia Square Studios. Go to http://myspace.com/nwapro see the NWA’s MySpace page.. [reported by Devin Cutting]

[Indy Event] Ron Simmons will be appearing at the Eastern Pro Wrestling events in White River Junction, Vermont on November 21st, 2008 and Westerly, Rhode Island on November 22nd, 2008. Go to http://epwwrestling.com for info about EPW.. [reported by Devin Cutting]

[Indy News] Ted DiBiase, “The Million Dollar Man”, will be making a very RARE indy show appearance December 6th at Pro Wrestling Unplugged’s We STILL Don’t Die!” Mega-event in Philadelphia, PA. He, along with his representation from “Money Inc”, have decided to set their eyes on the talent of PWU. Ted will be talent scouting that night!! For what reason, and for whom is not known as of press time, but he is making one promise… “Everybody Has A Price for the Million Dollar Man!! I can take anyone from the indy level and make them a star. You want toy action figures made of yourself, fly first class… I can make that happen”.

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[DVD News] Strong Style Productions are proud to announce that “FIGHT HARD! The Allison Danger Story” Documentary DVD Project is finished. The feature documentary is complete, extras are are complete, cover and disc artwork is complete. This DVD is only available EXCLUSIVELY through the website, www.strongstyleproductions.com

[DVD News] Kayfabe Commentaries’ latest DVD release could very well be its greatest. A unique concept created on the cusp of a historic Presidential Election in the United States. “The Great Debate ’08” features a lively debate between living legends Bruno Sammartino (WWWF) and Harley Race (NWA). This is a definite MUST SEE for any fan of kayfabe wrestling. Check this and many other KC DVD releases at www.kayfabecommentaries.com

[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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2 Comments

  1. Lisa Hatfield

    December 3, 2008 at 6:15 pm

    I really have no idea what this article is about, but I was just typing in my dads name looking for some video of his wrestling days. I’d give anything to see some, but it brought this up. I just wanted to say thankyou for posting his name and remembering him. I love him so much and miss him so bad. He was only 40 when he died. I am now 36, and it’s weird. I still feel like a 13 year old little girl but now I’m almost his age when he died. It’s an odd feeling. If any body out there would have access to some video, it would mean the world to me. I believe he wrestled from 1970?-1975? Names were, Larry Hatfield, Leaping Larry, Blue Inferno, Clancy Brothers, Hatfield Brothers…thats all I’m aware of right now. Thank you again for remembering him. Lisa (daughter)

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