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[Birthdays & Anniversaries] Dawn Marie (1970), Jackie Gayda (1980 or 1981), and Yvon Cormier celebrated birthday’s today. Today in Memoriam: Evan ‘Strangler’ Lewis (59, 1919), El Gran Davis (57, 1991), and Sputnik Monroe (77, 2006). .. [reported by Rich Tate of www.GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com]
[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
[Indy Event] Kayfabe Dojo Wrestling Inc. presents NWA Upstate’s Pilgrims & Piledrivers 2008 on Saturday November 15th at Minett Hall (The Dome Center) in Henrietta, New York. Matches: Danny Doring (c) vs. Stevie Richards and “Fabulous” John McChesney vs. “The Havana Pitbull” Ricky Reyes — For more information, go to www.nwaupstate.net
[Indy Note] New Japan Pro Wrestling have decided to no longer authorize Low Ki vs 2 Cold Scorpio as a title match at the International Wrestling Cartel show on 11/8. The match will still happen, just not for the IWGP Jr heavyweight Title.
[Book News] Order now a 566 page hardback copy of “Woo…Mercy Daddy!” Welcome To My World The Jimmy Valiant Story and Boogie will persoanlly autography it to you. Plus, as a Christmas bonus Angel will autograph her new children’s book “Piggy in a Blanket, an 8 and 1/2 by 11 glossy hardback that she wrote and illustrated. You can receive both books before Christmas by sending a U.S. (money order only) for $55.00. Add $10.00 extra for orders outside of U.S.A. – Go to www.Jimmyvaliant.com for ordering information.
[Media] Legends of Pro Wrestling On-Demand Video Series – “Star studded, action packed matches from original television masters. Some matches haven’t been seen in over 30 years!” Rock Parsons has teamed up with Webcastia to provide monthly on-demand Pro Wrestling specials, narrated by greats from the past. Each special will include full matches and discussion, Q&A and facts from the past. Some of the Pro Wrestlers featured in the matches are; Terry Funk, Ivan Putski, Buzz Sawyer, Tully Blanchard, Ricky Morton, Bobby Heenan, Dick the Bruiser, Ernie Ladd, Bruno Sammartino, Andre, Bobo Brazil, Baron Von Ruschke, Mark Lewin, Brute Bernard, Manager Eddie Creatchman, The Shiek, and 6 times World Champion Referee Lou Thesz… The first video, that is now available for on-demand, is hosted by The Masked Superstar and Rock Parsons. The video includes 3 full length matches, with a pay-per-view cost of $7.95. For further information you can email Chuck at Webcastia ([email protected]) or Rock Parsons ([email protected] ).
[European News] Ric Flair has been named the new general manager of the World Stars Of Wrestling promotion in Europe. Lance Cade, Trevor Murdoch, Shannon Moore, Tammy Sytch (aka Sunny) and Steve Corino will be appearing at the World Stars Of Wrestling event featuring Ric Flair in Gondomar, Portugal on February 28th, 2009.
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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..