OWW Daily News & Notes for 2/12

[OWW News] BIG NEWS from Online World of Wrestling – we are getting our own RADIO SHOW! OWW Radio will launch TODAY, 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] Daizee Haze vs. Sarah Stock.

[ChickFight] The new ChickFight forums are now up and running at the incredible wrestling news, info and database website that is OnlineWorldOfWrestling.com – Join the OWW forums at http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/forums/

[SHIMMER] SHIMMER – WOMEN ATHLETES returns to live action on Saturday and Sunday, May 2nd and 3rd, at the Berwyn Eagles Club, located at 6309 26th Street in Berwyn, IL, just outside Chicago. Volumes 23, 24, 25, and 26 of the SHIMMER DVD series will be filmed during the course of the largest weekend in SHIMMER company history!

[WWE/Japan News] Dragon Gate’s CIMA worked a try-out match against Jamie Noble at the Smackdown/ECW tapings.

[WWE News] They’ve announced a draft for the live Raw on 4/13 in Atlanta. Obviously nobody has been told anything yet and decisions will probably be made and changed a million times between now and the draft. I do know internally there is some concern over Smackdown with the MyNet announcement over the past few days. I would expect them to bolster the ECW roster but I can’t see any major changes on Raw.. [reported by Mike Aldren]

[WWE News] The Von Erich family will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame at WM25. The following statement was posted on the family website VonErich.com yesterday: “We are honored to announce that the Von Erich Family will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame on April 4th. The induction will be held in Houston, TX. For those of you that have been asking about Kevin’s sons, we are planning on including Ross and Marshall in the ceremony.” The Von Eric’s join Ricky Steamboat, Bill Watts, and The Funks, who have yet to be publicly announced by WWE, along with Steve Austin in the class of 2009.

[WWE News] A funny story on Umaga. He was found sleeping backstage at a show last year and as a rib somebody wrote “Joe” with a black marker pen underneath the “Samoa” tattoo he has on his stomach. . [reported by Mike Aldren]

[WWE News] Wrestlemania 25 will be released on Blu-Ray (2 DVD set) and standard DVD (3 DVD set) on 6/9. The DVD will include the 2009 Hall of Fame ceremony.. [reported by Mike Aldren]

[TNA News] Madison Rayne was signed to a deal. As previously noted she will become a regular, and there is talk of adding her to The Beautiful People. .

[TNA News] Stevie Richards will be coming in. One idea pitched for him was to be revealed as the therapist Abyss keeps mentioning in his promos. . [reported by Mike Aldren]

[ROH News] ROH is happy to announce that “Lightning” Mike Quackenbush has signed and will compete on 3/20 in Elizabeth, PA and on 3/21 as part of ROH’s “7 Year Anniversary Show”. ROH is also in negotiations with other high profile talent for that weekend. Stay tuned.

[Radio] The 2/8 edition of on Evan Ginzburg’s Legends Radio with co-hosted by Dr. Mike Lano featured wrestler Oly Olsen talking about steroids in wrestling, Today show animal expert Jana Kohl… plus rappers Papa Graz, Doenuttz, and CEO of Movement Records Mr. Pink… Travel expert Rebecca Johnson — to listen to the show, go to http://www.garageband.com/mp3cat/.UZCMYySN7Kin/01_02_08_09_Legends_Radio.mp3

[Radio] Paul London chose to do his first interview with Submission Radio since his leaving the WWE. This show was previously taped but is only now available in the Submission Radio archive at http://submissionradio.com.au/viewpage.php?page_id=4

[Radio] Who’s Slamming Who announced that Pro Wrestling Illustrated, a staple in professional wrestling media since 1979, will be joining their show on a weekly basis beginning on Monday, February 16th. Frank Krewda, Editor-In-Chief on PWI, will be hosting the new weekly Pro Wrestling Illustrated segment. To listen to the show now, please visit: WhosSlammingWho.podomatic.com

[Radio] The Wrestling Hotseat! has a great interview with Global Wrestling Federation & Texas Wrestling Legend, The Original Tugboat! Tugboat Taylor! Check it out at www.myvirtualbc.com

[BLOG] Lance Storm has a new commentary up with his thoughts on “The Wrestler” after just recently watching the movie

[Indy Event] Pro Wrestling Fusion Presents: “FRIDAY THE 13th” on Friday – February 13th at the Davie PAL Gymnasium in Davie, Florida.

[Indy Event] Former WWE Star “The Masterpiece” Chris Masters To Headline NWS’ Returns To Union, New Jersey, Friday, February 20th..

[MMA News] Bobby Lashley has a fight against a yet to be name opponent on 3/21 in Pensacola, FL, on a mixed boxing/MMA card promoted by Roy Jones, Jr. Seth Petruzzelli is also on the card. He infamously knocked out Kimbo Slice on the last EliteXC card on CBS.. [reported by Mike Aldren]

[Training] FCW will host another Talent Evaluation Clinic on Friday, May 1st through Monday, May 4th. The clinic will be run by FCW chief Steve Keirn and FCW trainers Tom Prichard, Billy Kidman and Norman Smiley. The clinic will include WWE Hall of Famer Dusty Rhodes, WWE producers and talent scouts and other special guests. Registration info forthcoming. For more information, go to http://fcwwrestling.com

[Movie Review] Our friend Mark James, from www.memphiswrestlinghistory.com, watched the movie “The Wrestler” and has posted his review (which contains spoilers, so be warned) at http://www.memphiswrestlinghistory.com/thewrestler1.html

[Booking Information] Nikolai Volkoff Is Currently Accepting Bookings Through Top Notch Wrestling Bookings For Autograph Sessions, Wrestling Matches, Grand Openings Ect. at http://www.topnotchbookings.com

[Puerto Rican Event] Idol Stevens will be appearing at Carlos Colon’s WWC events in Puerto Rico on February 27th, February 28th & March 1st. Go to http://superestrellaswwc.com for info about the WWC.. [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

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