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[ClickWrestle Download of the Day] Sara Del Rey vs. Amazing Kong.
[ChickFight] Join the ChickFight forum and let your voice be heard at http://www.chickfight.tv/forum — for more information on ChickFight, be sure to keep an eye on http://www.chickfight.tv
[SHIMMER] Check out the latest SHIMMER intro video on YouTube… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qiAwGyQuGPU
[ROH News] Davey Richards and Larry Sweeney have no shortage when it comes to arrogance since Davey’s return from Japan. “I will destroy anyone that steps in my path”, said Richards. “I’ll make Roderick Strong wish he’d never crossed me. I will kick Jerry Lynn until he spits up a lung. And in Dayton, I want the biggest and toughest ROH has left to offer. I want the man who originally dared to shun my benefactor Larry Sweeney, and I want to make him suffer. I want you Brent Albright.” We’ll hopefully have reaction from Albright soon.
[Book News] Harper Collins recently released the first ever book covering the life and times of the self-proclaimed Toast of the Coast, the Sensation of the Nation, the legendary Gorgeous George. “The Outrageous Bad-Boy Wrestler Who Created American Pop Culture” was written by John Capouya and is available in most retail book stores starting September 2nd. You can also order the book via the Harper Collins website, or see a more detailed description, by going here: http://www.harpercollins.com/books/9780061173035/Gorgeous_George/index.aspx
[CZW DVD] The first release from the Combat Zone Wrestling (CZW)/Locomotive Vision partnership, “Hotter Than Hell,” is currently sold in stores nationwide .. It includes several of CZW’s trademark Ultraviolent wrestling matches featuring Lobo, Wifebeater, Mad Man Pondo, and John Zandig.. For more information, go to www.czwrestling.com www.myspace.com/czwrestling www.locomotivemusic.com
[WSU Event] Womens Superstars Uncensored has their final event of 2008 on November 29th at the NWS Wrestling Academy, located at 121 New Jersey Ave in New Brunswick, New Jersey…. this show will be “Fan Appreciation Night” with all tickets only $5 each! Talent Appearing: Traci Brooks, Mercedes Martinez, Portia Perez, Missy Hyatt, Gorgeous George, The Beatdown Betties, Trixie Lynn, Miss April, The Soul Sisters, Lea Morrison & So Much More! – For more information, go to www.WSUWrestling.com
[WSU DVD] Women Superstars Uncensored have released three new exclusive DVD’s entitled “Push it to the Limit,” “Tag Team Title Tournament,” and “Payback’s a BITCH!” — You can get all three DVD’s, plus the “Best of 2007” DVD if you want it… at http://www.doivideo.com
[Indy Event] New Egypt Wrestling Alliance (NEWA) presents “Turkey Day” on Saturday November 22nd at 7 PM at the Emilie United Methodist Church in Levittown, Pennsylvania… For more information, go to www.newawrestling.com
[Radio] Wrestling Respect (www.wrestlingrespect.com) is a new web site and audio show that focuses on New England-based independent promotions plus Ring of Honor, Chikara, TNA, WWE, and all other organizations that run shows in the region. Log on to their website to listen to an interview with Evan Ginzburg about his role in the Tiger Khan documentary.
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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..