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[ClickWrestle Download of the Day] Dark Angel Sarah Stock’s Greatest Matches.
[Birthdays & Anniversaries] Sam Houston (1963), the Tonga Kid (1965), Rikishi (1965), Tony Chimel (1967), Tazz (1967), Andy Douglas (1978), and Vanessa Harding celebrated birthday’s today. .. [reported by Rich Tate of www.GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com]
[SHIMMER] SHIMMER Women Athlete’s is starting a wrestling school for women wrestlers with Daizee Haze as the trainer. The first class begins October 27, 2008 – This is a 6 month course and there will be a minimum of 8 classes a month. Training will be Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings. The school is located at the Ring of Honor Wrestling facility in Bristol, PA (close to I-95 and the PA turnpike) and includes a full size ring, weight lifting equipment, a video library, and other resources. For more information or questions please email Daizee at [email protected] or visit http://www.shimmerwrestling.com
[SHIMMER] Nykk of The SHIMMER Forum has posted his newest SHIMMER-trons (short video clips of the SHIMMER roster members set to their entrance music). Click Here for MsChif – Championship Edition..
[CZW News] CZW is looking for devoted fans who are interested in helping to promote CZW and its products nationwide. If you are interested in becoming part of the CZW family, send an email to ([email protected]) with your name, phone number, and city and state for more information.
[Radio] The 9/1 edition of Monday Night Mayhem (www.mondaynightmayhem.com) included a WWE Unforgiven PPV Preview (w/Scott Hudson, Jim Molineaux, & Graham Cawthon), plus an 2008 NFL Preview (w/Ken Palmer), and an exclusive interview with Sycho Sid Vicious .. To listen to the interview, go to http://www.mondaynightmayhemarchives.com/waxfiles/090108.wax
[Radio] Be sure to tune in every Monday night at 6 PM for a new edition of Who’s Slamming Who. Listen to this week’s edition of Who’s Slamming Who now at: www.FanSlamWrestling.com
[DVD News] To purchase the 2007 Jeff Peterson Memorial Cup log onto http://jpc2008.com — .. [reported by Alan Wojcik]
[DVD News] Strong Style Productions has released their second Allison Danger DVD of 2008; a follow-up to Quick Shootin’ with Allison Danger. The newest release is called “Fight Hard!: The Allison Danger Story” and is available exclusively through http://www.strongstyleproductions.com
[Article] Ric Flair on TMZ.com [reported by Mike Informer]
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Memphis Wrestling History
Vol. 2: The Programs (1972 – 1976)
by Mark James
Forward by Lance Russell
Most fans today associate Memphis wrestling with WWE Hall of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler, and although it may be true that Lawler helped bring the Memphis territory into a brighter spotlight, there is a lot of great history that paved the road for the “King.” Those trailblazers include Eddie Marlin, Jerry Jarrett, Jackie Fargo, Tojo Yamamoto, Billy Wicks, Sputnik Monroe, and countless others.
Mark James has done his part to teach the students of the wrestling community about Memphis with his website, Memphis Wrestling History (www.memphiswrestlinghistory.com). He has also gone above and beyond the call of duty by writing a book with the same name. I am here to give you my review for Mark’s second book, “Memphis Wrestling History Vol. 2: The Programs 1972-1976.” There are printed contributions from Memphis legends such as Lance Russell, Billy Wicks, Bill Dundee, Jimmy Hart, Jerry Jarrett, Jimmy Valiant, Scott Bowden, and others. The bulk of this 400+ page coffee table-sized book is a huge collection of scanned programs from Memphis. Each program features pictures and text hyping and celebrating the various aspects of the Memphis circuit.
If you’re a big fan of Jerry Lawler, you may have some extra incentive to check out this book, because it covers the unfamiliar era of Lawler’s early years as a professional wrestler. You will quickly realize why Lawler would eventually become the “King” of Memphis wrestling, having learned the ropes from so many extraordinary legends of the industry.
CLICK HERE to read the full review by Brad Dykens..
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