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[Birthdays & Anniversaries] Butch Miller (1944), John Tatum (1965), Horace Hogan (1965), and Chris Hamrick (1966) celebrated birthday’s today. .. [reported by Rich Tate of www.GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com]
[Free Download] The second edition of Fighting Females is online now (FREE!) and is of course totally dedicated to the world of women’s wrestling. Interviews this month are with: Awesome Kong, MsChif, LuFisto, Klondyke Kate, Discord and Kacee Carlisle. There’s all the latest news from women’s wrestling in the UK, USA and Canada, DVD reviews include the new Allison Danger releases and Women Superstars Uncensored and there’s a tribute to Penny Banner who sadly died earlier this year. To read the mag go to: www.piledriver-online.co.uk/ccount/click.php?id=21 .. [reported by Steve Ashfield]
[WWE News] STAMFORD, Conn., Oct 21, 2008 — World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:WWE) announced that it will report its 2008 third-quarter results on Thursday, November 6, 2008, before the market opens. Senior management will host a conference call beginning at 11:00 am ET to discuss the results. Additional information on World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:WWE) can be found at wwe.com and corporate.wwe.com. For information on our global activities, go to http://www.wwe.com/worldwide/
[TNA News] The “TNA iMPACT!” video game features TNA World Champion Wrestler Kurt Angle and fans of Kurt will be pleased to hear that he appears in a new online game called Anger Angle which invites people to push him over the edge by beating the living daylights out him with a plank of wood www.angerangle.com — TNA iMPACT! is released in Europe on September 12 on XBOX 360, PlayStation 2, PS3 and Nintendo Wii.
[SHIMMER] Check out the newest SHIMMER intro video, put together by Nykk of The SHIMMER Forum, utilizing footage from SHIMMER Vols. 15, 16, 17, and 18. It’s set to the songs “Juliet” by Emilie Autumn and “Born For This” by Paramore, with a guest appearance by James Earl Jones! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qiAwGyQuGPU
[DVD News] Kayfabe Commentaries’ latest edition of “My Side of the Story” features an interesting double interview with Magnum TA and Nikita Koloff discussing their classic feud in the ring. Check this and many other KC DVD releases at www.kayfabecommentaries.com
[Indy Media] New epiodes of Showtime All-Star Wrestling can now be viewed free of charge, on the internet at www.ChampionshipWrestling.tv. Currently, Episode 67 is up and running, and we expect to have an archive of past shows up within the next couple of weeks. Additional information regarding SAW can be found at www.SAWOnline.tv, and any questions or comments about the show can be sent to [email protected]
[Indy Event] The “Killer” Kowalski Memorial Wrestling Show takes place on Sunday, October 26th, 2008 at the Irish-American Club in Malden, Massachusetts. Bell time is 2 PM. All proceeds will benefit the Walter “Killer” Kowalski Memorial Fund. Scheduled to appear are: Kaz, Ox Baker, JJ Dillon, Tito Santana, Nikolai Volkoff, Christopher Nowinski, Idol Stevens, John Walters, and Luis Ortiz…. Go to http://www.superstarprowrestling.com
[Misc Info] Tiger Khan- Fire in the Blood premiers at the Pioneer Theater in New York’s East Village on October 26th at 9PM. Tickets are $10.00 each ($6.50 students/seniors/members). A Q&A with filmmakers Evan Ginzburg & Franco Frassetti follows the showing. Hear more about the film on the 3rd Annual Tiger Khan Memorial Radio Tribute Sunday night October 19th from 7-9PM EST on Evan Ginzburg’s Legends Radio (co-hosted by Dr. Mike Lano) and heard live at www.legendsradio.net and www.wrestling-radio.com (archived 24/7 at same stations).
[Radio] Les Thatcher will be on “The Mouthpiece Wrestling Show” with Sheldon Goldberg this Friday afternoon at 6 PM EST on WWZN, Boston’s Sport’s Station, 1510 The Zone. “The Mouthpiece Wrestling Show” is available on iTunes, Podcast Alley and other podcast sites as a free download. The show is streamed live on the Internet at www.1510thezone.com
[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 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.
[Misc News] Nick Bollea was released from jail today, three months early.. [reported by Rich Tate]
[Booking Information] All Japan Pro Wrestling Akira Raijin is now living in North America fulltime and accepting booking. Having just signed a 2 year deal with TNA Raijin is now free to accept 3rd party bookings. Anybody interested in booking this rising young Japanese superstar can do so by emailing [email protected]
[Booking Information] “Squire” David Taylor is now taking bookings for wrestling, training seminars, and autograph signings through Bill Behrens at [email protected]
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New Guest Booker Has Jerry Jarrett Helm WCW in 2000
After Kevin Sullivan’s exit from the head booker spot in 2000, WCW was more or less in an irreversible nose-dive. Time Warner had succeeded in seeing that ‘rasslin was eradicated from its SEC filings forever. Vince Russo was reinstated and the rest is history.
But in reality, Jerry Jarrett had been contacted many times to come in and save the ailing federation. Now in the latest edition of the critically acclaimed “Guest Booker” series, Jarrett tells all about his dealings with WCW over the years. Jarrett is then given the opportunity to show what he would have done in April of 2000 if he’d accepted the company’s overtures.
In the popular DVD series, Jarrett talks about what he would have done from day one…and it involves assembling the entire roster in one room and dropping a bombshell of an announcement. “Tactics like this would likely have gotten him shot, stangled, or fired by Time Warner brass,” said Kayfabe Commentaries co-owner Sean Oliver. “But desperate measures were needed at the time. Jarrett is a ballsy guy and smart as all heck, so they just might have trusted his instincts, even if they seemed left-of-center. Who knows. But it’s fun to speculate.”