OWW Daily News & Notes for 11/22

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[Birthdays & Anniversaries] Lash Leroux (1976) celebrated a birthday today. Today in Memoriam: Jess McMahon (72, 1954), Yoshi Momota (54, 2000), Thunder Sugiyama (62, 2002), and Billy Joe Travis (40, 2002). .. [reported by Rich Tate of www.GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com]

[ClickWrestle Download of the Day] Amazing Kong vs. Cheerleader Melissa.

[WWE TV] WWE is using the same taping format for this Monday & Tuesday (November 24th & 25th) as they did in England recently. ECW will be taped on Monday with Raw & two episodes of Smackdown will be taped on Tuesday. .. [reported by Devin Cutting]

[WWE Article] Ken Kennedy sets the record straight [reported by Mike Informer]

[ROH News] Word has come from our contacts in Japan that Kensuke Sasaki and Katsuhiko Nakajima have issued open challenges for during Final Battle weekend. Sasaki and Nakajima will team in both Philadelphia and New York, wanting to take on ROH’s “toughest fighters”. The ROH booking committee has a short list of teams to fill these slots, but is having an admittedly hard time choosing. More on this as it develops.

[ROH News] Ring of Honor officials are happy to welcome back Bushwhacker Luke Williams, as he will be appearing in the St. Louis Area on 12/5 and in Nashville on 12/6.

[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

[DVD News] Kayfabe Commentaries’ latest edition of “My Side of the Story” features an interesting double interview with Magnum TA and Nikita Koloff discussing their classic feud in the ring. Check this and many other KC DVD releases at www.kayfabecommentaries.com

[DVD News] Strong Style Productions has released their second Allison Danger DVD of 2008; a follow-up to Quick Shootin’ with Allison Danger. The newest release is called “Fight Hard!: The Allison Danger Story” and is available exclusively through http://www.strongstyleproductions.com

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

[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.

[Radio] Be sure to tune in every Monday night at 6 PM for a new edition of Who’s Slamming Who. Listen to this week’s edition of Who’s Slamming Who now at: www.FanSlamWrestling.com

[Radio] Evan Ginzburg’s Legends Radio co-hosted by Dr. Mike Lano presented a Gorgeous George Radio Special featuring Dick “The Destroyer” Beyer, Paul “The Butcher” Vachon, Journalists Mike Johnson & George Schirem, and Author John Capouya: Gorgeous George The Outrageous Bad-Boy Wrestler Who Created American Pop Culture – to listen to the show, go to http://www.garageband.com/mp3cat/.UZCMYiyE7Kil/01_10_05_08_Legends_Radio.mp3

[Book Review] David Frederick – from www.titosantana.net – has posted his review of Tito Santana’s book “Tales from the Ring” at http://www.titosantana.net/Book_Review.html

[Book News] The latest book release from ECW Press (www.ECWPress.com) is called “World Wrestling Insanity presents… Shoot First Ask Questions Later” and was written by our good friend James Guttman from the great www.WorldWrestlingInsanity.com website. Check it out at www.ECWpress.com or www.Amazon.com

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

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New Guest Booker Has Jerry Jarrett Helm WCW in 2000

After Kevin Sullivan’s exit from the head booker spot in 2000, WCW was more or less in an irreversible nose-dive. Time Warner had succeeded in seeing that ‘rasslin was eradicated from its SEC filings forever. Vince Russo was reinstated and the rest is history.

But in reality, Jerry Jarrett had been contacted many times to come in and save the ailing federation. Now in the latest edition of the critically acclaimed “Guest Booker” series, Jarrett tells all about his dealings with WCW over the years. Jarrett is then given the opportunity to show what he would have done in April of 2000 if he’d accepted the company’s overtures.

In the popular DVD series, Jarrett talks about what he would have done from day one…and it involves assembling the entire roster in one room and dropping a bombshell of an announcement. “Tactics like this would likely have gotten him shot, stangled, or fired by Time Warner brass,” said Kayfabe Commentaries co-owner Sean Oliver. “But desperate measures were needed at the time. Jarrett is a ballsy guy and smart as all heck, so they just might have trusted his instincts, even if they seemed left-of-center. Who knows. But it’s fun to speculate.”

“Guest Booker with Jerry Jarrett” went on sale today at www.kayfabecommentaries.com.

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