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[Birthdays & Anniversaries] Amber O’Neal celebrated her 34th birthday today. Today in Memoriam: Nancy “Woman” Benoit (43, 2007). .. [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!
[SHIMMER] The cover artwork for both Volume 17 and Volume 18 of the SHIMMER DVD series can now be previewed at The SHIMMER Forum. Both DVD titles are scheduled to be released in time for the July 5th SHIMMER taping in Berwyn, Illinois. – VOLUME 17’S COVER ART & VOLUME 18’S COVER ART
[WWE News] The Score in Canada will be airing the 3-hour draft edition of Raw at these times: June 23rd – 9 PM to Midnight (ET) – Late June 23rd/Early June 24th – Midnight to 3 AM (ET) June 24th – 4 PM to 7 PM (ET)
[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 News] Rich Tate writes: I have seen various reports regarding Total Nonstop Action no-shows this weekend, some including Jimmy Rave as having been advertised. Peach State Pandemonium interviewed Jimmy on our show this past week to talk about his New Japan Pro Wrestling tour and return to TNA. He had just gotten back in last Monday night, so they (TNA) let him have some time off before returning to tapings on Monday of this next week. He clearly stated he was not booked on any of this weekend’s house shows. I cannot speak for any of the other names who have “no-showed”, but Jimmy was not a “no-show”. [reported by Rich Tate]
[TNA News] Ontario indy wrestler Cody Deaner has signed with TNA and is expected to start in a few weeks when his immigration papers get worked out. Deaner does a comedy gimmick that is semi homosexual. He wears very short daisy dukes to the ring and has a handlebar mustache. No word yet if he will be doing this in TNA or not but this is what he does on the Canada indy scene.. [reported by www.wrestlingherald.com]
[TNA News] TNA is looking to sign more indy / unkown talents in the next few months in hopes of building their own stars as opposed to signing ex WWE stars… [reported by www.wrestlingherald.com]
[ROH News] Independent standout Kenny Omega from Canada will debut for Ring of Honor on 7/25 in Toronto and 7/26 in Detroit.
[ChickFight] WrestleView.com has posted my review for ChickFight 8 – click here.
[SHIMMER] SHIMMER Champion MsChif was heavily featured in the August issue of Pro Wrestling Illustrated magazine. A photo appeared in the issue of the Sara Del Rey vs. MsChif title bout from Volume 18, as well as a photo of MsChif wearing the triple crown of titles (SHIMMER Championship, NWA Midwest Women’s Championship, and NWA World Womens Championship). Be sure to pick up the issue while they’re still on newsstands. Visit the following thread at The SHIMMER Forum to discuss MsChif in PWI…
[Misc News] Jake “The Snake” Roberts will be at the Mississippi Bodybuilding and Figure Championships July 19 at Thalia Mara Hall in Jackson. Roberts will take pictures with wrestling fans and perform a skit. The 27th annual event, hosted by Gordon Weir, benefits the Mississippi School for the Deaf athletic fund. Tickets go on sale after June 20 at all Courthouse Racquet and Fitness Centers and Thalia Mara Hall on the day and night of the show
[Indy Event] On Saturday night, July 26, Pro Wrestling Unplugged makes its return for the most chaotic and unpredictable family reunion imaginable! Philadelphia’s most dysfunctional family will bring blood, violence, and ill-will to this get-together that culminates with THREE star-studded main events.
[Indy Event] Samu from the Headshrinkers will be appearing at the House Of Pain Wrestling Federation event in Hagerstown, Maryland on June 27th, 2008. Go to www.hopwf.com for info about the HOPWF.. [reported by Devin Cutting]
[Indy Event] Next Sunday, June 29 3KWrestling Fighting Athletes and the Revolution Puroresu Dojo proudly present “Future Fight 1” at Gold’s Gym, 70 Buckwalter Road in Limerick, PA. Bell time is 3PM. This is a quick change of venue from the original location in Boyertown. Gold’s Gym has become the 3KArena of sorts.. For more information, go to www.3KWrestling.com
[IWS DVD’s] International Wrestling Syndicate DVDs are released through www.smartmarkvideo.com. The biggest recent release is Un F’N Sanctioned 2007 featuring then NWA World Heavyweight Champion Christian Cage – The best-selling DVD from last year is Un F’N Sanctioned 2006 featuring Sabu’s last match in the indies before his re-debut on Raw (two nights later) as well as the crazy hardcore Fans Bring the Weapons match –
[PLUG] See the new official website for Colt Cabana at http://www.cabanaramma.com
[UK News] WAW has a new Under-23 Champion in Aron Frost, he talks about his career to date, the tragic death of his trainer Isak Rain and his recent title triumph at http://www.piledriver-online.co.uk/issues/piledriver10.pdf
[Canadian Event] Awesome Kong and Jamie D (aka Sirelda) will be appearing at the Association de Lutte Féminine event in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on July 11th, 2008. Go to www.flqalf.com for info about the ALF. . [reported by Devin Cutting]
[Historical Info] Over the past fifteen years, Vance Nevada has become an avid wrestling historian and has spent a LITTLE (actually A LOT) time digging up event results and compiling career records for wrestlers of past and present. He will be doing a massive update of the geocities sites that he has set up for this material in the coming weeks. In case you’re interested, here’s what is on file: http://www.geocities.com/vancenevada/records.html
[Puerto Rican News] Tribute to the Puerto Rican Acrobat: Carlos Colon vs. Warlord – History never stops, and we don’t either. We bring you yet another classic battle with the hero of Puerto Rico, Carlos Colon. This match places Carlos vs. a powerhouse named Warlord. Enjoy this classic by clicking here. Here is the link – http://www.luchalibreonline.tv/video/235892-retro-memories-la-experiencia-vs-la-potencia.html?playlist=19442&position=8
[Radio] Listen to Jerkin’ The Curtain (http://www.blogtalkradio.com/tvd) this Monday night, June 23rd, at 10 central time as Tommy Stewart & Trent Vandrisse will again review and recap the newest episodes of NWA Main Event & SAW TV. This is of course assuming Tommy has his TiVo issues solved(again)! These will be the reviews for the shows that aired on Ion in Nashville, channel 17 on Comcast, Saturday, June 21st at 8 am and noon. They will give our unbiased opinions of both shows, and declare a ‘winner’ for the week.
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