OWW Daily News & Notes for 1/16

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[Ring of Honor] Ring of Honor presents Rising Above II on PPV tonight. I highly recommend it, but you can check out results by clicking here. the SHIMMER Championship will be on the line during an Ring of Honor PPV broadcast! ROH “Rising Above” premieres tonight on PPV, and features MsChif vs. Sara Del Rey for the SHIMMER Championship!

[ClickWrestle Download of the Day] Christie Ricci’s Greatest Matches.

[Birthdays & Anniversaries] Oliver Humperdink (1949) celebrated a birthday today. Today In Memoriam: Ace Gordon (1959), Yukon Eric (41, 1965), and Gust Karras (73, 1976). .. [reported by Rich Tate of www.GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com]

[WWE News] World Wrestling Entertainment has come to terms on the release of Raw Superstar Bob “Hardcore” Holly as of today, January 16. WWE wishes Bob the best in all future endeavors.

[SHIMMER DVD] SHIMMER Volume 21 & SHIMMER Volume 22 are set to be released on DVD by Ring of Honor during the last week of January. These two titles in the SHIMMER DVD series feature the final installements of SHIMMER that were filmed in 2008.

[Misc News] The Benoit Wikipedia Hacker Police Video Is Up on Irvin Muchnick’s website. The 20-plus-minute interrogation is broken into three parts: PART #1, PART #2, and PART #3

[Misc News] Irvin Muchnick’s analysis of the Benoit Wikipedia Hacker Police Video can be viewed here: http://muchnick.net/babylon/2008/11/12/muchnick-analysis-of-benoit-wikipedia-hacker-police-video/

[Indy Event] SHIMMER Champion MsChif will be appearing this Saturday, January 17th, for CWF Mid-Atlantic Wrestling in Burlington, NC. The event takes place at the Carolina Sports Arena, 3667 Alamance Road, in Burlington. Bell time is 7:30pm. Doors open at 6:30pm. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids. MsChif will team with GeeStar to take on the team of Amber O’Neal and Persephone. Plus an appearance by Krissy Vaine.

[DVD News] Big Vision Entertainment and Class-X Collection presents “XPW Television: The Complete 3rd Season” digitally remastered and hosted by Kris Kloss and Larry Rivera. This is a 3-disc set featuring episodes of XPW wrestling TV. Love it or hate it, it’s XPW – the most hardcore wrestling product in North America. . Check out the extensive list of wrestling DVD’s at www.bvdvd.com

[Radio] The December 1st edition of Monday Night Mayhem featured a once in a lifetime interview with “The Immortal” Hulk Hogan, as well as ROH/FIP’s Kenny King making an appearance. Be sure to check out this incredible show at www.mondaynightmayhemarchives.com or download directly from www.mondaynightmayhemarchives.com/dec08/120108.mp3

[Puerto Rico News] The Samoan Warriors defends the NWA Tag Team titles against The Playas Club and more. http://www.luchalibreonline.tv/video/319817-llo-tv-nwa-on-fire.html

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W.D. Hatfield reviews “Behind Enemy Lines: Columbia”

W.D. Hatfield
Host of The Wrestling Hotseat Audio/Video Interview Show
Online Archives at www.MyVirtualBC.com


In the formulaic approach of the typical military action hero flick, WWE Studios latest offering “Behind Enemy Lines: Columbia” starring the WWE’s own Mr. Ken Kennedy is a true standout of the burgeoning film companies small library. Mr. Kennedy easily stands head and shoulders above John Cena and Kane as a true actor and comes across like a polished pro on the screen. As a viewer watching previous WWE Studio films, I was always consciously aware of these being wrestlers starring in movies, not so with Mr. Kennedy. In the oft referred “suspension of disbelief”, Mr. Kennedy allows the viewer to do just that. He did an excellent job and seemed like a true superstar in the film. Supported by an awesome cast of veterans and newcomers, “Behind Enemy Lines: Columbia” was a really cool action flick, of course it’s the standard “defy the establishment to bring our boys home” fare, but that doesn’t make it any less fun. The action scenes are great, very Rambo-esque in it’s over the top improbability, but if you long for logic, then this film isn’t for you. However, if you are in the mood for some great distraction and fun or you just think it’d be cool to see Mr. Kennedy kill the bad guys in inventive ways, then you must see this film. Is it the best action movie ever made? Of course not. Is it the best WWE Studios film so far? I think that not only is it the best, but it’s a damn shame this wasn’t released in theatres. It is so much better than other WWE offerings, that it should be an embarrassment to the WWE that Mr. Kennedy wasn’t featured in a starring film role sooner. As a wrestling fan as well as a film fan, after seeing Mr. Kennedy’s outstanding performance, the fact he isn’t featured in a more prominent role on regular WWE programming is either due to the political b.s. of the WWE hierarchy or sheer stupidity, which according to some sources I’ve spoken with are interchangeable adjectives to describe their thought processes. But I digress, “Behind Enemy Lines: Columbia” is a film full of fun quick quips by Mr. Kennedy, loud, violent, and boisterous action sequences, an awesome knife fight scene, and lots of explosive battles. I recommend checking this out, if you’ve been burnt with WWE Studios before, give it one more chance, I think you’ll be surprised. I definitely hope to see Mr. Kennedy back in more films, and I’d imagine that there will be other opportunities outside of WWE should McMahon and company drop the ball with this talented actor/wrestler, Mr. Ken Kennedy…..Kennedy.

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