OWW Daily News & Notes for 2/9

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[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.

[ClickWrestle Download of the Day] The Caged Heat Collection.

[Birthdays & Anniversaries] Alexis Smirnoff (1947) and Shelly ‘Salinas’ Martinez (1980) celebrated birthday’s today. Today In Memoriam: Farmer Burns (75, 1937), Jack Britton (1980), and Butch Levy (78, 1999). .. [reported by Rich Tate of www.GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com]

[WWE News] Shane “Hurricane” Helms may be back on the injured list. We’re told he seperated his shoulder during his match with Umaga yesterday at the Smackdown house show in Yakima. He went to the local hospital by ambulance straight from the arena. We hope to have an update tomorrow.. [reported by Mike Aldren]

[WWE News] TMZ.com ran a story showing the YouTube footage taped by a fan. They claimed police in Victoria are calling it a “minor incident”, while WWE said they are working with local authorities in an investigation of the incident. “Chris Jericho exited his car to ask the crowd to clear a path so he could continue through the intersection,” WWE told TMZ. “A man and a woman physically and verbally assaulted Mr. Jericho. Arena and WWE security arrived to establish enough order to allow Mr. Jericho to re-enter his vehicle and depart.”.. [reported by Mike Aldren]

[SHIMMER] The SHIMMER School for Women Athletes will be starting its second class during the week of March 2nd, 2009 with trainer, Daizee Haze. The school is located at the Ring of Honor Academy in Bristol, PA (about 20 minutes from Philadelphia- close to I-95 and the PA turnpike). The facility includes a full size ring, weight lifting equipment, a video library, and countless other resources.. For more information, go to http://www.shimmerathletes.com

[NWA News] “NWA Wrestling Showcase” can be seen nationally Fridays on Dish Network Ch. 9407. For more information on the National Wrestling Alliance please visit www.nwawrestling.com

[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] 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

[Indy Event] Prime Time Wrestling returns to the Diamondback Saloon in Belleville, Michigan on March 22nd, 2009 at 6 PM with Rhino vs. Kiyoshi for the PTW Heavyweight Championship, The Motor City Machine Guns vs. Beer Money Inc., Tyson Dux vs. Eric Young, Cody Deaner vs. Johnny Devine, and Rain (Peyton Banks) vs. Kat. Go to http://ptwwrestling.com for info about PTW.. [reported by Devin Cutting]

[Obituaries] Jim Wilson passed away on 2/2 from cancer at the age of 67. Wilson was a Georgia All-American football player, who played in the NFL for the 49ers and Falcons, and went on to wrestle in the 70s. He was somewhat of a controversial figure in pro wrestling as he lobbied for many years to get pro wrestling regulated by the athletic commission and attempted to unionize wrestlers. He eventually soured on the business after he claimed he was blackballed after refusing the advance of Jim Barnett, a gay promoter, who ran the NWA Georgia office in the 70s. . [reported by Mike Aldren]

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