[OWW News] BIG NEWS from Online World of Wrestling – we are getting our own RADIO SHOW! OWW Radio will launch on February 12th, with host Nick Andrews behind the microphone. The show will feature discussions on various topics and include interviews with wrestling personalities past and present. For more information on this project, go to the Full Press Release.
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[ClickWrestle Download of the Day] Wesna vs. Bubbles vs. Jade vs. Skye.
[Birthdays & Anniversaries] Hardcore Holly (1963) celebrated his birthday today. Today In Memoriam: Jim Clinstock (38, 1944) and Emory Hale (2006). .. [reported by Rich Tate of www.GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com]
[WWE News] Mickey Rourke’ publicist has done a 180 claiming the actor won’t be appearing at Wrestlemania after all. Paula Woods sent an email to The Associated Press last night stating Rourke “will not be participating in Wrestle-Mania. He is focusing entirely on his acting career.” Interesting – makes you wonder who’s working who. If Rourke does win the Oscar I suppose they could always have Jericho steal it setting up a Wrestlemania match. Now that would be great TV! .. [reported by Mike Aldren]
[WWE News] Ricky Steamboat is confirmed for the WWE Hall of Fame. He will be inducted by Ric Flair. That leaves the question of if Jim Ross is inducting Bill Watts who inducts Austin? I wonder if Vince himself feels he should be the one to do it. In the grand scheme of things that makes perfect sense.. [reported by Mike Aldren]
[ROH Event] Ring of Honor officials have just signed several matches for “Proving Ground ‘09” weekend, specifically the Orlando event on February 7th. The first match signed pits Shawn Osbourne against the legendary Jerry Lynn and the second match is former ROH World Champion Austin Aries against local favorite and FIP standout, Brad Attitude. Go to www.rohwrestling.com
[Misc News] For a transcript of Mickey Rourke and Chris Jericho from Larry King Live, go to http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0901/27/lkl.01.html
[Misc News] WWE Hall of Famer AFA THE WILD SAMOAN (Wrestling Trainer for Mickey Rourke) will be appearing on the Bubba the Love Sponge Show, February 4th on Satellite Radio and in various markets in Florida.
[DVD News] Big Vision Entertainment presents “The Best of Dragon Gate: Volume 1″ – Wrestling’s Future Revealed. If you’ve followed Ring of Honor over the past few years you know what Dragon Gate is and how incredible the product is. Now you can experience original matches from this exciting Japanese promotion with this 2-disc set featuring over five hours of footage! Check out the extensive list of wrestling DVD’s at www.bvdvd.com
[CZW DVD] The second release from the Combat Zone Wrestling (CZW)/Locomotive Vision partnership, “Ultraviolent Cage Fighting… The Construction of Destruction,” was release in stores nationwide on October 28.. It includes several of the most Ultraviolent Steel Cage matches from CZW’s past, featuring John Zandig, Lobo, Wifebeater, Nick Gage, Justice Pain, and many other stars of CZW. For more information, go to www.czwrestling.com www.myspace.com/czwrestling www.locomotivemusic.com
[Indy Event] Hoosier Pro Wrestling returns to the HPW Arena at the 4-H Fairgrounds Saturday Feb. 7Th in Columbus, IN with 7 Big Matches!
[Misc News] Don’t miss Darren Aronofsky’s critically acclaimed The Wrestler starring Mickey Rourke, Marisa Tomei and Evan Rachel Wood- The movie features some real wrestlers, such as: Ernest “The Cat” Miller, Necro Butcher, Ron “The Truth” Killings, Romeo Roselli, Luscious Johnny Valiant, Nigel McGuinness, and Tommy Suede – Coming soon to a theater near you! Here is the trailer: http://www.apple.com/trailers/fox_searchlight/thewrestler/ and here is the official website http://www.foxsearchlight.com/thewrestler/ .. [reported by Evan Ginzburg]
[Misc News] GLOW (Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling) is on its way back. Big Vision Entertainment has begun the casting process in Van Nuys, California. If you have questions, please Email: firstname.lastname@example.org – View GLOW on Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/glowrestling
[Book News] Mike Chapman’s “Oklahoma Shooter: the Dan Hodge Story” is now available, and can be purchased by calling (641) 791-3072. The book’s foreword was written by Jim Ross, and is priced at $27.95.
[Radio] Bruno Sammartino recently appeared on Evan Ginsburg’s Legends Radio program to promote the rerelease of his book. Listen to the show at http://www.garageband.com/mp3cat/.UZCMYy6N5aCi/01_12_28_08_Legends_Radio.mp3
[Radio] 1510 The Zone’s “Mouthpiece Wrestling Show” featuring NECW president Sheldon Goldberg and “Manager of Champions” Sean Gorman airs every Friday afternoon from 5 to 6 PM . WWZN is a 50,000 watt AM station and is streamed live on the Internet at www.1510thezone.com
[BLOG] Gabe Sapolsky posted a new blog at www.myspace.com/rohgabe – about Sabu, JT Smith, Chris Benoit, and ECW’s Bloodfeast weekend.
[Article] A mighty leap: Nora Greenwald to take the plunge [By Jon Waldman, SLAM!]
[Article] Female wrestler’s take on The Wrestler [BY JIM VARSALLONE]
[Misc News] Lisa “Victoria” Varon retired quietly on 1/12 in Omaha in a match against Michelle McCool which aired a few days later on Smackdown. Only a handful of people knew this was coming and the news came as a shock to many. Varon was the longest serving Diva on the roster after starting with the company eight years ago as one of the Godfather’s Ho’s. She wrote on her MySpace page that leaving was a difficult decision for her but she felt now was the right time to go as her heart wasn’t in it any more: “I think many of my colleagues considered me a lifer. That is, they thought I’d be with WWE until I was old and grey. But I was not happy with the opportunities that were available to me within WWE. And at the end of the day, there are thousands and thousands of women who would kill or die for the chance to be a WWE Diva.” She said she was training in martial arts and was considering going into MMA. She also talked about working as a DJ and focusing on her business in Louisville called Black Widow Customs which is a custom car shop. . [reported by Mike Aldren]
[Puerto Rican News] Chicano defends IWA Heavyweight title against Chet ‘The Jett’ Jablonski.
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