OWW Daily News & Notes for 12/27

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[ClickWrestle Download of the Day] Alexa Thatcher’s Greatest Matches.

[Birthdays & Anniversaries] Bill Eadie (1947), Bart Gunn (1965), Bill Goldberg (1966), and Claudio Castagnoli (1980) celebrated birthday’s today. Today in Memoriam: Morris Sigel (69, 1966).. .. [reported by Rich Tate of www.GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com]

[Ring of Honor] You can be completely up-to-date with all the latest happenings in ROH with the ROH Video Wire. The best part is that you can watch it for FREE at www.ROHvideos.com and on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/ringofhonor

[ROH Article] ROH’s Cary Silkin On Firing Sapolsky, New Direction, Production Quality, and “The Wrestler”

[SHIMMER] The new Official SHIMMER MySpace page is up at http://www.myspace.com/shimmerwomen – The old one hasn’t been updated since May, and attempts from both Danger and Prazak to continue to utilize it have gone unanswered by the person who created it, so they had to start from scratch. Here’s the location of the Official SHIMMER MySpace… http://www.myspace.com/shimmerwomen

[Internet TV] Visit www.NECW.TV to watch the original weekly wrestling TV program produced by New England Championship Wrestling especially for the Internet - always available FREE, on demand and worldwide!

[Book Review] Bret Hart’s highly praised autobiography “My Real Life in the Cartoon World of Wrestling” was released in the United States and can be purchased at virtually every commercial book store in your area. I was fortunate enough to pick up the book in Canada when it was released here last year and I cannot recommend it enough. There is no doubt that the “Hitman” has led an extremely fascinating life worthy of being published and appreciated by the billions of his fans all over the world. From his harsh upbringing as one of twelve kids fathered by the grizzled Stu Hart to becoming a multi-time World champion to his glorious induction into the WWE Hall of Fame – it’s all covered in this epic 570 page book! If you haven’t done so already, go out and get this book because I am positive that you will not regrete it. You can also get the book online at Amazon.com, Amazon.ca, Chapters.ca, or any of the other major online book dealers. Thank you, Bret! – Brad Dykens (OnlineWorldofWrestling.com)

[Radio] Wrestle Talk Radio, returns to the airwaves on the Wild Talk Radio Network this Sunday Night! Hosts Spug, Omega & a cast of special guests, will be taking a look back at the year in wrestling, covering everything from the Good, the Bad and the Ugly, along with looking at the upcoming year and where they believe things are headed in the WWE & TNA. All of the action begins live at 10pm ET/9pm CT/7pm PT on www.Wildtalkradio.com

[Radio] This week on The Wrestling Hotseat hosted by www.myvirtualbc.com and sponsored by HirePowered.com had the distinct pleasure of interviewing “The Living Legend” Bruno Sammartino. You can download the interview direct at : www.myvirtualbc.com/audiointerviews/brunosammartino.mp3

[Radio] The free mp3 download of the Rumble Radio 2008 Awards episode is now online! This was a special THREE HOUR EDITION of the broadcast, and includes interviews with Allison Danger and former WWE star Rob Van Dam. . [reported by Dave Prazak]

[BLOG] The Latest from Jim Ross.

[YouTube] Eddie Kingston cuts a great promo on Low Ki at http://www.facebook.com/n/?inbox/readmessage.php&t=1033637052362

[Website] Our friend Mark James from www.memphiswrestlinghistory.com has let us know that he has some exciting things happening on his Memphis Wrestling History website with lots more new stuff to come in 2009. Check it out.

[Foreign Event] Rob Van Dam, Chris Masters and Test will be touring France, Belgium and Switzerland with American Wrestling Rampage in March of 2009. Go to http://rampageamericanwrestling.co.uk for info about AWR.. [reported by Devin Cutting]

[Misc News] The Ring Used On Celebrity Championship Wrestling For Sale on eBay. This historic 18′ x 18′ ring was used as UPW’s main ring to train wrestlers such as John Cena and Samoa Joe. It was used to film the BSN commercial with HHH and has also been wrestled in by Rowdy Roddy Piper, Diamond Dallas Page, Kurt Angle, Matt and Jeff Hardy and too many others to list. It was most recently used in Hulk Hogan’s Celebrity Championship Wrestling as Team Beefcakes ring and had Hulk Hogan, Bill Goldberg and Rob Van Dam in the ring filming wrestling segments in this actual ring. Ring is in good functioning shape and is in storage in Chatsworth, CA.!

[DVD News] The 12th Annual Super 8 Tournament is now available on DVD! This DVD is packed with all the Super 8 tournament action, ECWA’s annual Summit rumble match, and the farewell ceremony for Indy Icon Ace Darling. You can purchase this DVD at any ECWA show, or online at http://ecwaprowrestling.com/main/dvd-page.html

[Canadian Event] BSE Pro has released the following statement: Due to personal reasons and circumstances beyond our control, Karen Angle will not be able to attend our January 31st show in Timmins and our Brampton show on February 1st. We regret any disappointments and wish her all the best. Go to http://bsepro.com for info about BSE Pro

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