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[Birthdays & Anniversaries] Austin Idol (1949), Kevin Sullivan (1948), Nicole Bass (1964), and CM Punk (1978).. Today in Memoriam: Oro (21, 1993), Vic Christie (83, 1995), Big E Sleaze (22, 1997), and Kintaro Ohki (77, 2006)… [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]
[NWA News] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXPx_dEfx-E — Mexico City, MX (October 25, 2008) – Centro Banamex Convention Center was a history making site as it hosted the NWA™ Worlds Heavyweight Championship match featuring Adam Pearce Vs. Blue Demon, Jr. In the end, Blue Demon, Jr. won the famous “10 lbs. of Gold” in a very controversial fashion. —— “I passed out while Demon had me in a Half Boston Crab and when I woke up I was told that I was under the rope and the Referee had stopped that match. This is clearly against the NWA Rule Book and I will be taking this up with Trobich. Demon, you are not the NWA Worlds Champion,” said former champion Adam Pearce. —— “I think Pearce has a case. I’ve reviewed the footage and he is in the right, his arm is under the rope, but in the NWA, the Referee’s decision if final,” states Ruben Zamora of NWA Latin American Relations. Blue Demon, Jr. is the first Mexican and Masked Wrestler to ever win the NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship in the six decades — the National Wrestling Alliance has been in business. For more information on the NWA please visit www.nwawrestling.com .. [reported by Dr. Keith Lipinski]
[ROH News] Ring of Honor is announcing that Gabe Sapolsky will be leaving the company effective immediately. Everybody at ROH would like to thank him for his contributions and wish him well in all future endeavors. Going forward Ring of Honor will be focusing on the stories and the talent in the ring. The company will have no further comments on this issue or a replacement for Mr. Sapolsky. We would like to thank all of the fans and media who have supported us over the years and look forward to bringing you more great wrestling excitement in the future – For more information go to http://www.rohwrestling.com/news/article.aspx?id=1999 .. [reported by Dr. Keith Lipinski]
[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..
[CZW DVD] The first release from the Combat Zone Wrestling (CZW)/Locomotive Vision partnership, “Hotter Than Hell,” is currently sold in stores nationwide .. It includes several of CZW’s trademark Ultraviolent wrestling matches featuring Lobo, Wifebeater, Mad Man Pondo, and John Zandig.. For more information, go to www.czwrestling.comwww.myspace.com/czwrestlingwww.locomotivemusic.com
[Radio] Wrestling Respect (www.wrestlingrespect.com) is a new web site and audio show that focuses on New England-based independent promotions plus Ring of Honor, Chikara, TNA, WWE, and all other organizations that run shows in the region. Log on to their website to listen to an interview with Evan Ginzburg about his role in the Tiger Khan documentary.
[Canadian Event] Brutus Beefcake and Sunny (aka Tammy Sytch) will be appearing at the Great Canadian Wrestling events in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada on November 30th, 2008. Go to http://gcwe.ca for info about GCW.. [reported by Devin Cutting]
[Indy Event] Scott Hall and Tracy Smothers will be part of the Insane Clown Posse’s Juggalo Championshit Wrestling event at the Majestic Theater in Detroit, Michigan on October 31st, 2008. Go to http://juggalowrestling.com for info about JCW .. [reported by Devin Cutting]
[Indy Event] New Egypt Wrestling Alliance (NEWA) Presents: Hardcore Halloween on Saturday November 1st at the Emilie United Methodist Church in Levittown, Pennsylvania… For more information, go to www.newawrestling.com
[Indy Event] Stevie Richards will be appearing at the NWA Upstate event in Henrietta, New York on November 15th, 2008. Go to http://www.nwaupny.com for info about NWA Upstate..
[Indy News] MCPW will have an Announcement that will CHANGE the face of not only Mr. Chainsaw Productions, but Michigan Wrestling as a whole. A CHANGE that has never been made, and something that has NEVER happened in Michigan Independent Wrestling.
[Indy Media] –A New Chainsaw TV will be released next week on www.MCPWRESTLING.com featuring a new layout, look, and logo. The new episode will contain footage from Strong Intentions, as well as a card rundown and preview of AfterMath on November 15th!
[Canadian Event] Kevin Nash, Petey Williams, Alex Shelley and Chris Sabin will be appearing at the Border City Wrestling event in Windsor, Ontario, Canada on December 13th, 2008. Go to http://bordercitywrestling.com for info about BCW.. [reported by Devin Cutting]
[Canadian Event] Al Snow will be appearing at the Rage Wrestling Entertainment events in Carleton Place, Ontario, Canada on December 12th, 2008 and Rockland, Ontario, Canada on December 13th, 2008. Go to http://ragewrestling.net for info about RWE.. [reported by Devin Cutting]
[Website News] Hot girls talking about pro wrestling – what more could you ask for? KayfabeBabe.com is our attempt at making people aware of the pro wrestling alternative. Currently covering news weekly from promotions like Ring of Honor (ROH), CHIKARA, Pro Wrestling Guerrilla (PWG) and more!! With weekly video updates, hosted on YouTube (and other video sharing websites) by the Kayfabe Babes, you can view them as well as other news on our website, www.KayfabeBabe.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..