OWW Daily News & Notes for 1/26

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[ClickWrestle Download of the Day] Sara Del Rey vs. Amazing Kong.

[Birthdays & Anniversaries] the Stro (1973) and Taylor Wilde (1986) celebrated birthdays today. Today In Memoriam: Doug Gentry (34, 2007). .. [reported by Rich Tate of www.GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com]

[ROH DVDs] Ring of Honor has a huge 35% off Winter Savings Sale going on until noon Eastern time on January 27th, covering all merchandise available on their web site, including all SHIMMER DVD titles in stock.. Go to www.rohwrestling.com NOW!

[ROH Events] Ring of Honor will present their annual Wrestlemania weekend shows in Houston, TX on Friday, April 3rd with an 8pm bell time and Saturday, April 4th with a special 3pm belltime. Both events will take place at the George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida de las Americas, Houston, TX 77010. Tickets for both events will go on sale Thursday, December 18th at 11am EST at www.rohwrestling.com

[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.

[WWE Article] McMahon gets a kick out of Orton [by Mike Mooneyham]

[WWE Article] WWE Interview: Randy Orton’s life as “the bad guy” [By Jon Robinson]

[WWE Article] Q&A with Rey Mysterio [reported by Mike Informer]

[WWE Article] Critically lauded film, ‘The Wrestler,’ brings sports entertainment to renewed popularity [reported by Mike Informer]

[Radio] Tommy Fierro’s “Who’s Slamming Who?” radio program can be heard here: www.WhosSlammingWho.podomatic.com

[Radio] False Count Pro Wrestling Radio Had the HONOR To Interview “The Ninth Wonder of The World” Chyna Doll For A 52Min Interview Hosted By: “Pacific Coast Player” JT Evans & “High & Mighty” Joe Young. To Hear This Great 52 Min Interview Simply Go To: http://content.nowlive.com/shows/124452/podcasts/100325538-081122-241227396252.mp3

[Indy Event] Saturday night February 7th, NWS holds their annual spectacular at Edison, NJ’s St. Matthew’s Parish Gym, 81 Seymour Avenue (just off Routes 1 and 27), with all the action getting under way at 7:35pm. Along with encore appearances from Bushwacker Luke, Jay Lethal, and Salvatore Sincere, the former ECW Zombie will join the show, and much more. Tickets are only $18 for ringside seats and $15 for bleacher seats.

[Indy Event] Championship Wrestling Experience returns to The Wedge in Austintown , Ohio live Friday, February 20th, 2009 as it presents its second event of the year, Battle Lines. Tickets are $10 in advance from Havana House in Niles or The Wedge box office, and doors open at 6:30 pm with the wrestling action starting at 7:30 pm.. For more information on this and other CWE events, visit www.myspace.com/cweonline

[DVD News] Big Vision Entertainment and Pro Wrestling Insider’s presents “Last Call” with Raven and the Sandman, plus special appearances by Terry Funk, New Jack, and Mustafa. Dr. Keith Lipinski hosts a lively shoot interview from behind the bar, as five of the most ‘extreme’ wrestlers of all time talk about their lives as professional wrestlers. Check out the extensive list of wrestling DVD’s at www.bvdvd.com

[Website] Our friend Bret Schwan from the Wrestling Clothesline website has let us know that he has posted his popular and controversial Annual Top 50 Independent Women Wrestler list – to check out who made the cut, go to http://wrestlingclothesline.com/Top50Women2008.htm

[Misc Media] Watch Johnny Valiant videos here: Part #1 and Part #2.

[BLOG] Gabe Sapolsky posted a new blog at www.myspace.com/rohgabe – answering questions pertaining to his “Book Of Secrets” DVD from Kayfabe Commentaries. In the DVD, Gabe gives all his ROH booking plans from the time he was fired through ROH’s final show of the year and everyone’s direction going into 2009. He also gives away most of his booking philosophies, theories and formulas when it comes to booking ROH. He answers a lot of the most common criticisms of his booking, too. The DVD is available at www.KayfabeCommentaries.com

[BLOG] To read columns with an independent and acclaimed perspective on the business of professional and old school wrestling, click here: http://perspectivesonwrestling.blogspot.com

[Website News] Graham Cawthon’s History of the WWE website is celebrating its 7th anniversary next Tuesday, Feb. 3rd with an exclusive 40-minute plus interview with one of WWE’s founding fathers. www.thehistoryofwwe.com for more information.

[Merchandise] XPW’s Cold Day In Hell 2-Disc Set is in stores nationwide NOW! Or at www.bvdvd.com – For more information, you can check out the full press release.

[European Events] D’Lo Brown will be touring England with Varsity Pro Wrestling in February. Here are the dates and locations: 2/16th at the Exmouth Pavilion, 2/17th at the Winchester Guildhall, and 2/18th at the Portsmouth Guildhall.. Go to http://varsityprowrestling.com for info about VPW.. [reported by Devin Cutting]

[Puerto Rican News] Abdullah the Butcher’s retirement match with Carlos Colon as referee. http://www.luchalibreonline.tv/video/319260-llo-tv-de-retirada-el-carnicero.html

[Misc Information] Award-winning Canadian documentary “Vampiro: Angel, Devil, Hero” – A film by Lee Demarbre.. gets Toronto premiere run at The Royal – 608 College St. on Friday January 30 + Saturday January 31, 9:30pm – Go to www.vampiromovie.com

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