OWW Daily News & Notes for 2/23

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[ClickWrestle Download of the Day] Nikki Roxx vs. Amazing Kong.

[Birthdays & Anniversaries] Ron Niemi (1970) celebrated a birthday today. Today In Memoriam: the Renegade (33, 1999) and Jesus Perez (91, 2007). .. [reported by Rich Tate of www.GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com]

[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/

[WWE TV] The USA Network will air a 1-hour version of the WWE 2009 Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony on April 4th at 10 PM (ET) and April 5th at 1 AM (ET). Go to http://prowrestlingevents.tk or http://prowrestlingevents.webs.com for info about upcoming wrestling shows worldwide.

[WWE News] Manu aka Afa Jr. was released by World Wrestling Entertainment today.

[ROH PPV] Ring of Honor will tape its next Pay-Per-View titled “Take No Prisoners” on Saturday, April 4th in Houston, TX. The event will take place at the George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida de las Americas, Houston, TX 77010. This event originally scheduled for a 3:00 PM start has been pushed up to a 2:00 PM start time to accommodate the fans attending the WWE Hall of Fame ceremony later that night.. [reported by www.rohwrestling.com]

[Misc News] Congrats to Indy wrestlers and newlyweds Allison Danger and Ares who welcomed Kendall Grace into the world over the weekend. The baby girl weighed in at 9 lbs 3 oz. and was 21 inches long. Mother and baby are doing fine.. [reported by Mike Aldren]

[SHIMMER] For the entire SHIMMER DVD section of the ROH web site, visit the following link… http://rohwrestling.com/shoponline.asp?point=products&catid=252

[WSU DVD] Women Superstars Uncensored has a RECESSION SALE with their 2007 and 2008 DVD’s on sale for $5 each at http://www.declarationofindependents.net/doi/pages/wsufebsale.html

[Radio] The 2/15 episode of Evan Ginzburg’s Legends Radio co-hosted by Dr. Mike Lano with special guest Afa the Wild Samoan, Diamond Jim Brady from The Wrestler movie, Rick Hendrickson of Carnage Crew Radio at http://www.garageband.com/mp3cat/.UZCMbC2N5amm/01_02_15_09_Legends_Radio.mp3

[Radio] Dan “The Beast” Severn will be on The Mouthpiece radio show with Sheldon Goldberg on 2/25 @ 5 PM EST on Boston’s 1510 The Zone! WWZN is a 50,000 watt AM station and is streamed live on the Internet at www.1510thezone.com

[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] Lance Cade, fresh off a tour of Japan, will be on the Shooting Star Radio program on 2/24 at www.shootingstarradio.com

[Article] Randy The Ram vs. Tito Santana [reported by Mike Informer]

[Article] MyNetwork TV Pins Future on WWE’s Brawn – SmackDown bulks up net as it enters syndie ring [reported by Mike Informer]

[Indy Event] “Wildcat” Chris Harris (aka Braden Walker) will be appearing at the Northern Wrestling Federation event in Fort Wright, Kentucky on March 21st, 2009. Go to http://nwfwrestling.com for info about the NWF.. [reported by Devin Cutting]

[UK Event] Lance Cade, Kenny Dykstra, Al Snow & Raven will be appearing at the Extreme World Wrestling event in Liverpool, England on May 1st, 2009. Go to http://eww-wrestling.co.uk for info about EWW.. [reported by Devin Cutting]

[UK Event] Shannon Moore, “The Million Dollar Man” Ted Dibiase, Joe E. Legend (aka Just Joe) and Rory McAllister (from The Highlanders) will be appearing at the Scottish Wrestling Entertainment event in Perth, Scotland on August 21st, 2009. Go to http://sweonline.co.ukfor info about SWE.. [reported by Devin Cutting]

[UK Event] Joe E. Legend (aka Just Joe) will be appearing at the Scottish Wrestling Entertainment event in Alyth, Scotland on May 30th, 2009. Go to http://sweonline.co.uk for info about SWE.. [reported by Devin Cutting]

[Foreign Event] Rob Van Dam, Chris Masters and Test will be touring France, Belgium and Switzerland with American Wrestling Rampage in March of 2009. Go to http://rampageamericanwrestling.co.uk for info about AWR.. [reported by Devin Cutting]

[Booking Information] Sonjay Dutt has been released from TNA and is now taking bookings through Bill Behrens@showbis@aol.com

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W.D. Hatfield reviews “Behind Enemy Lines: Columbia”
In the formulaic approach of the typical military action hero flick, WWE Studios latest offering “Behind Enemy Lines: Columbia” starring the WWE’s own Mr. Ken Kennedy is a true standout of the burgeoning film companies small library. Mr. Kennedy easily stands head and shoulders above John Cena and Kane as a true actor and comes across like a polished pro on the screen. As a viewer watching previous WWE Studio films, I was always consciously aware of these being wrestlers starring in movies, not so with Mr. Kennedy. In the oft referred “suspension of disbelief”, Mr. Kennedy allows the viewer to do just that. He did an excellent job and seemed like a true superstar in the film. Supported by an awesome cast of veterans and newcomers, “Behind Enemy Lines: Columbia” was a really cool action flick, of course it’s the standard “defy the establishment to bring our boys home” fare, but that doesn’t make it any less fun. The action scenes are great, very Rambo-esque in it’s over the top improbability, but if you long for logic, then this film isn’t for you. However, if you are in the mood for some great distraction and fun or you just think it’d be cool to see Mr. Kennedy kill the bad guys in inventive ways, then you must see this film. Is it the best action movie ever made? Of course not. Is it the best WWE Studios film so far? I think that not only is it the best, but it’s a damn shame this wasn’t released in theatres. It is so much better than other WWE offerings, that it should be an embarrassment to the WWE that Mr. Kennedy wasn’t featured in a starring film role sooner. As a wrestling fan as well as a film fan, after seeing Mr. Kennedy’s outstanding performance, the fact he isn’t featured in a more prominent role on regular WWE programming is either due to the political b.s. of the WWE hierarchy or sheer stupidity, which according to some sources I’ve spoken with are interchangeable adjectives to describe their thought processes. But I digress, “Behind Enemy Lines: Columbia” is a film full of fun quick quips by Mr. Kennedy, loud, violent, and boisterous action sequences, an awesome knife fight scene, and lots of explosive battles. I recommend checking this out, if you’ve been burnt with WWE Studios before, give it one more chance, I think you’ll be surprised. I definitely hope to see Mr. Kennedy back in more films, and I’d imagine that there will be other opportunities outside of WWE should McMahon and company drop the ball with this talented actor/wrestler, Mr. Ken Kennedy…..Kennedy.

W.D. Hatfield
Host of The Wrestling Hotseat Audio/Video Interview Show
Online Archives at www.MyVirtualBC.com

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