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[ClickWrestle Download of the Day] Serena Deeb‘s Greatest Matches.
[TNA Event] TNA will be holding a house show on Sunday, November 16th, 2008 in Huntsville, Alabama at the Von Braun Center, which was the location of the first ever TNA event in June of 2002.. [reported by Devin Cutting]
[ROH PPV] ROH “New Horizons” will premiere on pay-per-view on September 26th. It will be offered at an affordable price on iN DEMAND, The DISH Network, TVN cable systems and in Canada on Bell ExpressVU and Viewer’s Choice Pay-Per-View starting on Sept. 26th. Check out a preview here: http://www.rohwrestling.com/news/article.aspx?id=2285
[SHIMMER] ScarletSpider of The SHIMMER Forum put together a farewell video for Lacey. You can either watch it here… Or download it here or here..
[Misc News] 25 Years in the Making, Backlund & Sheik to Square off at Ring Roasts — Monroe, NJ will be the site of Ring Roasts I: A Comedic Tribute to The Iron Sheik, which has now added another twist…Sheik will now have to contend with former WWE Heavyweight Champion Bob Backlund. The wrestling/comedy merger will take place on October 10th.
[DVD News] To purchase the 2007 Jeff Peterson Memorial Cup and for information on the 2008 event including its participants and how to buy special VIP ticket packages, log onto http://jpc2008.com — .. [reported by Alan Wojcik]
[Indy Event] NWA Upstate returns to the Minett Hall in Henrietta, New York on Saturday September 27th for their annual Indytational tournament. Go to http://www.nwaupny.com for info about NWA Upstate..
[Indy Event] Stevie Richards, Colin Delaney, Rory McAllister from The Highlanders, Mike Mondo from The Spirit Squad, Marty Jannetty, Bobby Eaton, Danny Doring and Manny Fernandez will be appearing at the “Night Of The Superstars” event in Waynesboro, Virginia on November 8th, 2008. Go to http://myspace.com/nightofthesuperstars for full info about the event.. [reported by Devin Cutting]
[Indy Event] Scotty 2 Hotty returns to the Chaotic Wrestling ring and a Birthday Bash this Friday night (September 26) in Lowell, Massachusetts at the Polish American Veterans Club. For more information, go to www.chaoticwrestling.com
[Indy Event] American Wrestling’s Elite Stars Of Mat Entertainment returns to Toms River, New Jersey THIS SATURDAY, September 27th – AWESOME will present “A Night Of Legends And Champions.” For more information, go to http://www.awesomewrestlingonline.com
[Indy Event] Pro Wrestling Fusion is very proud to have acquired the services of Prince Iaukea for the November 29th show in Ft. Pierce, FL at Ft. Pierce PAL Center. They understand the tremendous amount of knowledge and experience the Prince has to offer and are very excited to have him be a part of their team starting in November. For all the news you want about Pro Wrestling Fusion go to http://www.prowrestlingfusion.com
[Indy Event] Samoa Joe will be appearing at the Firestorm Pro Wrestling event in Lakewood, Ohio on December 13th, 2008. Go to http://myspace.com/firestormpro for info about FPW .. [reported by Devin Cutting]
[Indy Event] Prince Iaukea will be appearing at the United Christian Championship Wrestling event in Reidsville, Georgia on September 25th, 2008. Go to http://uccw-wrestling.net for info about UCCW.. [reported by Devin Cutting]
[Indy Event] WrestleReality.com has added SABU to its 4th Anniversary mega event on 9/27 in Voorhees, New Jersey. For more information, go to http://www.WrestleReality.com
[Canadian Event] Attention Border City Wrestling fans; Due to circumstances beyond their control, Border City Wrestling’s October 4, 2008 event, “Night Of Extreme” has been moved from St. Clair College to Assumption Catholic High School, 1100 Huron Church Road, Windsor, Ontario. This charity event will feature TNA’s Team 3-D as well as Jerry Lynn and Little Guido (Nunzio). For more information, go to www.BorderCityWrestling.com
[Radio] In Kevin Nash’s interview on In Your Head Wrestling Radio at www.inyourheadonline.com – Nash said he had not yet signed a new deal with TNA. They were close on some issues, but far apart on merchandise. To hear the entire hour interview visit www.inyourheadonline.com
[Radio] The second episode of THE HANDSOME GENIUS CLUB with Anthony Kingdom James featuring an interview with ROH World champion Nigel McGuinness is available for download at www.HandsomeGeniusClub.com
[Website] You can find the official site of the Jeff Peterson Memorial Cup 2008 at http://www.jpc2008.com
[Misc News] Wrestlers Rescue’s mission is to create awareness and to help raise monies to support the health care needs of Retired Professional Wrestlers due to a career choice in wrestling. To learn more about Wrestler’s Rescue, go to http://WrestlersRescue.Org
[Book News] Bruno Lauer, known professionally as Downtown Bruno or Harvey Wippleman (WWF), has published his hilariously entertaining biography, entitled “Wrestling with the Truth” though Scott Teal’s Crowbar Press (www.crowbarpress.com). The book was launched at this year’s Cauliflower Ally Club reunion but will be available to the public through www.1wrestlinglegends.com – I had the honor of being one of the proof readers for this book and I am thrilled to endorse the book and proclaim that Bruno’s story will open your eyes to the world of pro-wrestling and make you laugh out loud.
[Fan Convention] K&S Wrestlefest went out and found that rare and sought after duo the former WWF Tag Team Champions the Godwinns. So don’t miss out on the chance to get an autograph, picture or “slop drop” from Phinias and Henry as they head to Signamania III on September 27, 2008. As an added bonus K&S Wrestlefest will have former WWF Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion and WWF Tag Team Champion – Tito Santana. We have a very special give back to the fans deal on Tito for signing autographs and taking pictures with all the fans. For further information or mail orders you can contact Ken or Steve at 516-473-4944 or [email protected]. For all Signamania III show details go to www.signamania.com
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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..