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[Birthdays & Anniversaries] Matt Stryker celebrated his 29th birthday today. Today in Memoriam: Larry Doyle (37, 1998) and Pat O’Hara (84, 2004). .. [reported by Rich Tate of www.GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com]
[WWE Interview] I have posted my big interview with “Downtown” Bruno Lauer, aka Harvey Wippleman, to hype his hilarious new book “Wrestling with the Truth.” To listen to the interview, Go Here!
[DVD News] IWCwrestling.com’s ONE TIME ONLY DVD sale has been extended til Monday, June 23rd!
[CAC News] You can visit the CAC at CauliflowerAlleyClub.org to learn more about what the Cauliflower Alley Club stands for, their mission, and some of the members. Other great professional wrestlers that earned awards at this years convention were Bret The Hitman Hart, Hands Of Stone Ronnie Garvin, Pat Patterson, Steve Dr. Death Williams, and more!
[Plug] Adam Knight is selling some classic issues of BOXING AND WRESTLING Magazine from the 1950’s here
[UK News] When The Alpha Female speaks you better make sure you listen. The German pro wrestling star believes no one in the world can match her, read her not very modest views at http://www.piledriver-online.co.uk/issues/piledriver10.pdf
[SHIMMER] SHIMMER – WOMEN ATHLETES will film Volumes 19 & 20 of the SHIMMER DVD series on Saturday, July 5, 2008 at the Eagles Club (6309 26th Street) in Berwyn, IL, just outside Chicago. Bell time will be 4pm for the taping.
[WWE News] HERALD EXCLUSIVE: SPOILERS for major Smackdown angle – A couple of weeks back on Smackdown Victoria Crawford, a former model, debuted as the wedding planner for Edge and Vickie Guerrero. I am told that the plan as of now is for Edge to get caught cheating on Vickie with Crawford. This will lead to their relationship ending and Vickie turning face. I was also told that this is the role that WWE wanted Krystal Marshall to play but she refused and was released. They didn’t have plans for her to be the wedding planner but as Edge’s secret lover. The twist with that angle though would have been it also tying into the Teddy Long/Krystal affair as well. Instead the wedding was broken up by Teddy having a heart attack. Krystal never came back on TV and was released just weeks later.. [reported by www.wrestlingherald.com]
[WWE News] HERALD EXCLUSIVE: More on major jump from Raw to Smackdown – Our own Chris Johnson reported a couuple of weeks back that HHH’s name was considered to switch to Smackdown. More recently John Cena’s name has come up as well. HHH may or may not move but it’s looking likely that John Cena is jumping to Smackdown. I’ve been told that WWE has created a new World Heavyweight Championship. The kicker is this: the World Heavyweight championship is meant to be a spinner belt so it would indicate that John Cena is jumping to Smackdown. Vince McMahon has been wanting to switch things up because of the dip in the ratings so this would fall into the “big shake-up” category and would be an added boost for Smackdown when it moves to MyNetworkTV in the fall.. [reported by www.wrestlingherald.com]
[TNA Event] TNA Wrestling announced today that “Hard Justice” will be held live at the Sovereign Bank Arena, on Sunday, August 10, airing worldwide exclusively on Pay-Per-View.
[FIP Event] Full Impact Pro returns to the National Guard Armory in Crystal River, FL, on July 19. Tickets are $20 ringside, $15 general, and $10 general for kids 13 and under. Advance tickets are $12 general and $8 general for kids 13 and under. Bell time is 8:00. For more information, call (352) 422-4582. Advertised: In a dog collar match, Roderick Strong defends the FIP Heavyweight title against Erick Stevens. In a 2 out of 3 falls match, YRR members Kenny King and Jason Blade defend the tag titles against The Age of the Fall members Jimmy Jacobs and Tyler Black, w/Mr Milo, Beasley, Rain, and Leva. Also advertised are FIP Florida Heritage champion and YRR member Sal Rinauro, Seth Delay, YRR member Chasyn Rance, Black Market, Dark City Fight Club, Heartbreak Enterprises members Damien Wayne and Rex Sterling w/Sean and Phil Davis and Baby Doll, and Chris Jones. [reported by Brian Slack]
[Indy News] On Saturday night June 28th former NYWC Champion and former WWE Tag Champion Mike “Livewyre” Mondo is scheduled to appear in action. Making his first area appearance in over a year Mondo is anxious to return to the place where he first made his name, the New York Wrestling Connection.
[Indy Event] A.W.E.S.O.M.E. returns on Sunday, June 22nd with Cruel Summer 2008 for an fun-filled outdoor show at Vinci’s Bar & Grill, 571 Monmouth Road, Jackson, New Jersey 08755 (on Route 537 – near Six Flags Great Adventure and Top Gun Paintball). Bell time 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for children under 13.
[Indy Event] Brew City Wrestling, sanctioned the AWA, returns to the BCW Arena inside the AMF Entertainment Center, 901 Northview Rd in Waukesha, WI. on Friday July 18. Bell time is 7:30pm, doors open at 6:30pm and tickets are $15. For more info on the BCW show, go to the website at www.brewcitywrestling1.com
[Indy Event] CWF Mid-Atlantic returns to the Carolina Sports Arena in Burlington, NC this Saturday, June 21st, with a 7:30pm belltime. This is a huge event with a full card of action called “Absolute Justice” – For more information, go to http://www.cwfmidatlantic.com
[Merchandise] Now available at IronSheikOnline.com, a DVD with classic Iron Sheik action from Puerto Rico in the mid-1980’s. If you like blood, violence and the insanity that is the Sheik, check him out in his prime. There’s a special limited time offer to get this DVD along with his legendary Studio Shoot Interview for one low-price if you act quick! http://www.IronSheikOnline.com/ironsheikhome.html
[Training] Ultimate Championship Wrestling will open its Wrestling training school door in Tampa, FL starting June 24th. Training will be Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6 – 9pm. For more info call 813-323-7272 or go to http://www.ucwcentral.com/
[Puerto Rican News] Tribute to the Puerto Rican Acrobat: The Great War – As Anniversary 35 creeps closer and closer, we bring you more classic footage with the true legend, Carlos Colon. The Great War was a battle taking place inside a steel cage, where Carlos and his Justice Army was the victim of a vicious attack by the Sports Club, commanded by another wrestling legend, Chicky Starr. Watch and enjoy this moment in time by clicking here. Here is the link – http://www.luchalibreonline.tv/video/227450-retro-memories-la-gran-guerra.html?playlist=19442&position=9
[Radio] The Iron Sheik , Peggy Lee Leather & TTR Unplugged on the 6/24 edition of Trash Talking Radio, with Mike Trash. For more information, go to www.trashtalkingradio.com
[Article] Alex Marvez’s weekly look at professional wrestling (When learning of his 2008 College Football Hall of Fame selection, Ron Simmons could have responded with his World Wrestling Entertainment catchphrase of “Damn!”) [reported by Mike Informer
[Article] Darren Rovell’s Interview With Vince McMahon [reported by Mike Informer
[Article] Wounded Soldiers And Veterans Get Assist From WWE® [reported by Mike Informer
[Article] SmackDown(R)/ECW(R) Tour or Australia and New Zealand – The Biggest And Best Ever [reported by Mike Informer
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