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[Birthdays & Anniversaries] Today in Memoriam: Eric the Red (34, 1978), Ali Baba (80, 1981), and Charles Fischer (84, 1982). .. [reported by Rich Tate of www.GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com]
[ROH News] Kensuke Sasaki and Katushiko Nakajima make their return to Ring of Honor for Final Battle weekend on Friday, December 26th in Philadelphia, PA and Saturday, December 27th in New York City.. [reported by Keith Lipinski]
[FIP News] It took weeks of negotiating, but new #1 contender Tyler Black is getting his shot at the FIP World Heavyweight Title. Friday, December 19th in Melbourne Florida, Go Shiozaki puts his FIP World Title on the line against Tyler Black. Go to www.FullImpactPro.com for more information.
[TNA PPV] TNA Genesis will be held on January 11th, 2009 and TNA Against All Odds will be held on February 8th, 2009. The locations have yet to be announced. Go to http://prowrestlingevents.tk or http://prowrestlingevents.webs.com for info about upcoming wrestling shows worldwide.
[WSU Event] Womens Superstars Uncensored has their final event of 2008 on November 29th at the NWS Wrestling Academy, located at 121 New Jersey Ave in New Brunswick, New Jersey…. this show will be “Fan Appreciation Night” with all tickets only $5 each! Talent Appearing: Traci Brooks, Mercedes Martinez, Portia Perez, Missy Hyatt, Gorgeous George, The Beatdown Betties, Trixie Lynn, Miss April, The Soul Sisters, Lea Morrison & So Much More! – For more information, go to www.WSUWrestling.com
[CZW News] CZW is looking for devoted fans who are interested in helping to promote CZW and its products nationwide. If you are interested in becoming part of the CZW family, send an email to ([email protected]) with your name, phone number, and city and state for more information.
[Book News] Harper Collins recently released the first ever book covering the life and times of the self-proclaimed Toast of the Coast, the Sensation of the Nation, the legendary Gorgeous George. “The Outrageous Bad-Boy Wrestler Who Created American Pop Culture” was written by John Capouya and is available in most retail book stores starting September 2nd. You can also order the book via the Harper Collins website, or see a more detailed description, by going here: http://www.harpercollins.com/books/9780061173035/Gorgeous_George/index.aspx
[Indy Event] On Saturday, November 22, 2008, Assault Championship Wrestling and That’s Incredible Promotions will invade Danbury, CT, with Extreme Measures, featuring a card full wrestling’s greatest superstars. This is a benefit show, being run for and in conjunction with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. The main event of the evening will pit JERRY LYNN against JUSTIN CREDIBLE, in a Last Man Standing Match. Please email [email protected] for more information.
[Canadian Event] December 13th, at Assumption High School in Windsor Ontario Canada, Border City Wrestling presents it’s “15th Anniversary Bash” featuring former WWF and WCW World Champion, Detroit’s own, Kevin Nash and current TNA superstars and former Can-Am Wrestling School graduates, “Maple Leaf Muscle” Petey Williams and the Motor City Machine Guns (Alex Shelley and Chris Sabin). Also, current and former BCW superstars will all make appearances on this special night. For more information, go to www.bordercitywrestling.com
[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
[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
[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]
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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..