OWW Daily News & Notes for 2/20

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[ClickWrestle Download of the Day] Serena Deeb’s Greatest Matches.

[Birthdays & Anniversaries] Antonio Inoki (1943) and Gail Kim (1976) celebrated birthday’s today. Today In Memoriam: Bobby Shane (27, 1973), Swede Hanson (68, 2002), Tony Altimore (74, 2003), and Joe Esposito (89, 2005). .. [reported by Rich Tate of www.GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com]

[WWE News] World Wrestling Entertainment has come to terms on the release of SmackDown! Superstar Scotty Goldman (Scott Colton) as of February 20, 2009. WWE wishes Scott the best in all future endeavors.. [reported by http://www.wwe.com/inside/news/goldmanreleased]

[WWE News] Gail Kim is expected to debut shortly on Smackdown. Viginettes hyping her return have already been shot although I suspect she may not be back in the ring until after Wrestlemania. She will be doing some type of fitness trainer gimmick. . [reported by Mike Aldren]

[WWE News] A funny story from No Way Out. Vince was so paranoid about word leaking to the Internet that Edge was winning the World title that when the Raw guys were going through their spots in the ring before the show he ordered a huge canvas placed over the chamber so nobody in the arena could see what was going on./ [reported by Mike Aldren]

[WWE News] Kevin Dunn , WWE executive producer, is pushing to bring back Tough Enough. Vince is said to be against the idea. There has also been discussion at creative meetings about a deal where they would put former stars in a big brother-style house and tape what unfolds. Can you imagine? .. [reported by Mike Aldren]

[ROH News] The former Prince Nana has sent ROH officials a certified letter, apparently claiming that he soon will make an announcement that will “send shockwaves through the entire Ring of Honor locker room”. ROH officials have ejected Nana from several ROH live events recently, and are unsure of his status at this point. Nana once managed the powerful “Embassy”, but since that faction dissolved has not been active in ROH. ROH officials refused comment.

[ROH News] Ring of Honor fans can experience the hard hitting action on television as ROH World Champion Nigel McGuiness, Bryan Danielson, Necro Butcher, Austin Aries, Tyler Black, Jerry Lynn, and the Briscoe Brothers bring ROH?s unique brand of professional wrestling to HDNet. Experience the excitement and athleticism of Ring of Honor professional wrestling every Saturday Night at 8PM and 11PM EST starting on March 21 only on HDNet.

[Radio] The Boogie Woogie Man, Jimmy Valiant, was this week’s guest on OWW Radio, available right now at http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/oww/radio/

[Obituaries] Our condolences to the Funk family on the loss of Dorothy Funk Culver, Terry and Dory Jr.’ mother who passed away on 2/13. She was 89.

[Indy Event] Mr. Chainsaw Productions Wrestling will hold it’s annual “Battle Ground” Event on May 16th, 2009 at the Kaliseum Sports & Recreation Complex in Kalkaska, Michigan with Special Guest, “The Hardcore Legend” MICK FOLEY. For more information, go to www.MCPWRESTLING.com

[Article] Never Forget The Jobbers!

[Article] Robert Roode

[SHIMMER] Ring of Honor staff photographer Gilda Pasquil was on hand this past Saturday, 1/31, at the ROH “Caged Collision” PPV taping in Chicago Ridge, IL. You can view her photos of Daizee Haze and Sara Del Rey in the following thread at The SHIMMER Forum… http://shimmerwomen.proboards50.com/index.cgi?board=shimmer&action=display&thread=2925

[Indy Event] The Highlanders & Brutus Beefcake will be appearing at the TWA event in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada on April 26th, 2009. Go to http://facebook.com/group.php?gid=35593793135 for info about the TWA.. [reported by Devin Cutting]

[Indy Event] Kevin Thorn will be making an appearance at The Fan Shop in St. Louis, Missouri this Saturday, February 21st, from 3 to 6 PM. The shop is located at 1393 Covington Manor Drive. For more info, check out Kevin Thorn’s official website at: http://www.Seven-Thorn.com

[Radio] Monday Night Mayhem’s Seven-Year Anniversary Special (Featuring: Elijah Burke’s First Post-WWE Interview, WWE No Way Out PPV Preview w/Scott Hudson, Jim Molineaux, & The History Of WWE.com’s Graham Cawthon, TNA Against All Odds PPV Fallout Coverage w/”Wild” Bill Brown, WrestleView’s Adam Martin, & Matt Morgan, Eric Bischoff, Jason Hervey, Konnan, Chavo “Classic” Guerrero, Sr., & Ed Atlas) – To listen to this milestone show, go to www.mondaynightmayhemarchives.com/waxfiles/020909.wax

[International News] Masanori Murakawa, better known as The Great Sasuke, was arrested in Japan for assault. A fan is alledging he was kicked by Sasuke after he tried to take a photo of him with his cell phone on a train. Sasuke is denying there was an assault.. [reported by Mike Aldren]

[Puerto Rico News] What began as a normal interview in which we sat down with the legendary Invader #1, José Huertas Gonzáles, has become an event of epic proportions in itself. Come and join us here at luchalibreonline.tv and celebrate the trajectory and life of one of the most important figures in puertorrican squared circles. Check out http://www.luchalibreonline.tv/video/318366-retro-memories-el-inmortal-invader-iii.html

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