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[Birthdays & Anniversaries] Fred Ottman (52, 2006) celebrated a birthday today. Today in Memoriam: Adam Marks (21, 2006). .. [reported by Rich Tate of www.GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com]
[ClickWrestle Download of the Day] Lexie Fyfe & Malia Hosaka vs. MsChif & Daffney.
[Ring of Honor] Check out the new ROH Video Wire for FREE now at www.ROHvideos.com and at: http://www.youtube.com/user/ringofhonor
[FIP DVD] FIP’s Third Anniversary Show is now out on DVD at www.ROHwrestling.com and ready for immediate delivery. See the stars of Dragon Gate in FIP with a dream tag team bout as BxB Hulk & Yamato take on Roderick Strong & Jay Briscoe. Black Market & Heartbreak Express become unlikely allies as they battle The YRR plus a loaded undercard including: Erick Stevens defends the FIP Florida Heritage Title vs. Jack Evans; Delirious vs. Larry Sweeney; Necro Butcher vs. Gran Akuma; Sara Del Rey vs. Lacey vs. Daizee Haze; Kenny King vs. Seth Delay; Jason Blade vs. Jigsaw plus more!!! Check out this DVD now at www.ROHwrestling.com.
[SHIMMER] SHIMMER – WOMEN ATHLETES returns to live action on Sunday, October 19, 2008 at the Berwyn Eagles Club (6309 26th Street) in Berwyn, IL, just outside Chicago. Bell time for this Sunday taping is 2pm (an earlier start than our usual Saturday tapings in the past). Volumes 21 and 22 of the SHIMMER DVD series will be filmed for www.ROHwrestling.com during the course of the October 19th taping. As part of the Volume 21 portion, the first SHIMMER Tag Team Champions will be crowned! More details concerning the show will be made available at www.shimmerwrestling.com during the next several weeks.
[Book News] A spirited discussion has begun on the Wrestling Classics Message Board about Bruno Lauer’s new autobiography, “Wrestling With The Truth.” To check out what people are saying about the book, Click Here.
[Article] Ric Flair: “Finally on my own two feet” [reported by Mike Informer]
[Indy News] On Saturday October 4th, 2008 at 7:30 PM, history will be made when the EWF begins running monthly events in the “Old Marion Memorial Coliseum” which is now the new Grant County Family YMCA. Tickets will be available online at www.ewfarena.com and will also be available during Marion’s First Friday Events in August, September ,& October. Event tickets will be available at the door starting at 5:00 PM on the day-of-show.
[Indy Event] Extreme Wrestling Federation’s “A New Beginning” takes place on October 4, 2008 at the Grant County Family YMCA in Marion, Indiana…. Featuring: “Superfly” Jimmy Snuka and Nick “Eugene” Dinsmore… For more information, go to www.ewfarena.com
[Indy Event] Ric Flair will be appearing at the GCW Pro Wrestling event in Pell City, Alabama on August 23rd, 2008. The event is a fundraiser for the family of deceased police officer Greg Surles. Visit http://www.gcwpro.com and http://www.myspace.com/gcwprowrestling for info about GCW.. [reported by Devin Cutting]
[Indy Event] CHIKARA blows into the Chicago area on Saturday, September 20th! For more information, go to http://www.chikarapro.com
[Radio] Peach State Pandemonium featured Tito Santana and A.J. Styles last Wednesday night. To listen to the show, go to http://www.blogtalkradio.com/PSP/va/2008/08/07/peach-state-pandemonium
[Radio] WWE/ECW Legendary Diva Dawn Marie is the guest on the return episode of The Wrestling Hotseat hosted on www.myvirtualbc.com and sponsored by www.hirepowered.com Dawn Marie joins us to speak candidly about her departure and return to the world of professional wrestling, the trials and tribulations of leaving WWE and how she came to terms with it. She also discusses how her sister’s illness and ultimately coming to terms with her own situation lead to a happy acceptance of her life and an appreciation for the good things she has. Dawn Marie is very articulate in telling how these events lead to the creation of www.wrestlersrescue.org a dynamic and engaging new concept designed to help the legends of the business who need medical attention and aid, as well as, educate up and coming wrestlers on the financial aspects of the business that so many have found to be a pitfall and evasive at best. All this and more in this FREE interview, no bait and switch here, this interview and all interviews with Legends, Current Stars, and The Stars of Tomorrow in Audio and Video formats are always free and always accessible on www.myvirtualbc.com – The Dawn Marie interview can be heard directly by clicking http://www.myvirtualbc.com/audiointerviews/dawnmarie.mp3 — [reported by W. Dwight Hatfield]
[Radio] The ratings for PSP radio programs to date are as follows, according to overall live listeners and archive downloads: 01) Gary Hart (February 23, 2008); 03) Greg Oliver / Irvin Muchnick (April 26, 2008); 05) Buff Bagwell (March 29, 2008); 07) Tommy Rich / Dennis Condrey / David Marquez (June 4, 2008); 09) Phil Shatter / Jeff G. Bailey (March 22, 2008).
[Radio] Inside The Pit Episode #1 ECW Original Original “Pitbull” Gary Wolf & “The Chairman” Nathan Noss Were Joined By The Original Gangsta & ECW Original New Jack. During This Interview New Jack Openly Discussed The Following With “Pitbull” Gary Wolf & “The Chairman” Nathan Noss.. The New Extreme Championship Wrestling, Ring Rats, The Chris Beniot Incident, New Jack Getting WOrld Wrestlnin Entertainment Tryouts, Old ECW Story’s, Vince McMahon And There was a HUGE SURPRISE At the end – So Be Sure to tune in and Listen to it in it’s Full At: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/insidethepit & http://www.wrestling-radio.com
[Radio] Tune into Jerkin’ The Curtain this coming Monday night, August 11th, at 10 central time to hear Tommy Stewart & Trent Vandrisse recap the August 9th episodes of NWA Main Event & SAW TV. They’ll give their unbiased opinions of both shows, and declare a winner for the week. They again want to ‘Yak it up’ during this show with anyone that wants to call in and discuss any subject, wrestling or non-wrestling related. Feel free to call in during the show and ‘yak it up’ with Tommy & Trent. The number is 347-945-5503. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/tvd
[Radio] Doug Bashem, Sexxy Eddy & Rick Feinburg appear on the 8/12 edition of Trash Talking Radio at www.trashtalkingradio.com
[BANG! News] Coming to !BANG! TV this Fall, Gail Kim and Awesome Kong. Gail Kim is the Funking Conservatory Women’s Champion and has made clear Gail plans to keep the Championship against all comers. Awesome Kong has made the comment that she will Squash Funking Conservatory Former Women’s Champion, “The Claw” Claudia Reiff, “LIKE A BUG.”
[Misc News] A.J. Styles is scheduled to participate in this year’s Rock the Universe event in Orlando, FL, on September 5 and 6. Also part of the event are former Korn guitarist Head, as well as Christian music artists, including Jars of Clay, Third Day, New Method, and many others.. [reported by Rich Tate]
[Canadian Events] Buff Bagwell and Steve Corino will be appearing at three Pure Wrestling Association events in August. The dates and locations are: August 15th at Elements Night Club in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada – August 16th at the LLW Fight Factory in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada – and August 17th at Hardball Cafe in Milton, Ontario, Canada.. [reported by Devin Cutting]
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Title: A REPORT FROM KILLER KOWALSKI’s PRO WRESTLING SCHOOL
Author: Georgiann Makropoulos
In an effort to minimize inaccurate reports about Walter “Killer” Kowalski, his wife has asked us to send a brief update:
Initial reports by Georgiann Makropolous were correct in that Walter did, in fact, have a heart attack late on Friday. At the time, he was revived, placed on life-support and transferred from the nursing facility to an area hospital. Friday night and Saturday were critical for Walter. As of Saturday evening, Walter was more responsive to those around him, including some visitors from the wrestling industry. He is still being assisted by medical equipment but certain vital signs have improved slightly. The medical staff is hoping that he will continue to stabilize.
Walter is still in serious condition and we can all only hope for continued improvement. His wife believes that his slight improvement is due to the thoughts and prayers that he has been receiving from around the world. She asks that everyone continue to pray for Walter.
As always, messages can be sent to Walter through his school: www.killerkowalskis.com or through the mailing address on the site.
Again, we ask that everyone think of Walter during this difficult time and resist the spread of inaccurate information and reports.
Killer Kowalski’s Pro Wrestling School
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