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[Birthdays & Anniversaries] Tully Blanchard (1954) celebrated a birthday today. Today In Memoriam: Jerry ‘Crusher’ Blackwell (45, 1995) and Al Costello (80, 2000). .. [reported by Rich Tate of www.GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com]
[WWE Events] WWE returns to the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia on April 13th, 2009. Tickets go on sale February 28th, 2009 at 10 AM. According to WWE.com, this will be the only WWE event in Atlanta this year. Visit http://prowrestlingevents.tk or http://prowrestlingevents.webs.com for info about upcoming wrestling shows worldwide.
[Misc News] The nominees for the 81st presentation of the Academy Awards were announced this morning. The Wrestler received two nominations. Mickey Rourke was nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role, while Marisa Tomei is among the finalists for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role. The awards ceremony will be broadcast live on ABC on February 22 at 8:00 PM ET. .. [reported by Rich Tate]
[DVD News] Big Vision Entertainment presents “The Best of Dragon Gate: Volume 1” – Wrestling’s Future Revealed. If you’ve followed Ring of Honor over the past few years you know what Dragon Gate is and how incredible the product is. Now you can experience original matches from this exciting Japanese promotion with this 2-disc set featuring over five hours of footage! Check out the extensive list of wrestling DVD’s at www.bvdvd.com
[Indy Event] When World’s Collide produced by B4W Pro-Wrestling and 3KWrestling Fighting Athletes will take place live on Friday, January 30 at the Shark River Hills Firehouse, 200 Brighton Avenue in Neptune, New Jersey. If you have never seen B4W and 3KWrestling live you need to experience their brand of family entertainment pro-wrestling. Visit www.3KWrestling.com and www.B4WPro.com!
[Indy Media] Melissa Coates, Canadian National Champion Body Builder, Voted best woman wrestler in Georgia, former WWE Wrestler and graduate of Lakehead University with a degree in biology came to the Funking Conservatory New Year’s eve to challenge “The Claw” Claudia Reiff for the Funking Conservatory Women’s Championship. The match is now up on !BANG! TV at http://www.dory-funk.com
[Misc Information] New Jersey’s North Eastern Wrestling Alliance(NEWA) is seeking female wrestlers, managers, and valets to become a part of the women’s division. Male managers/valets are also welcome. In order to become a part of the division, send your tapes and resume to [email protected] and [email protected]
[Book Review] Bret Hart‘s highly praised autobiography “My Real Life in the Cartoon World of Wrestling” was released in the United States and can be purchased at virtually every commercial book store in your area. I was fortunate enough to pick up the book in Canada when it was released here last year and I cannot recommend it enough. There is no doubt that the “Hitman” has led an extremely fascinating life worthy of being published and appreciated by the billions of his fans all over the world. From his harsh upbringing as one of twelve kids fathered by the grizzled Stu Hart to becoming a multi-time World champion to his glorious induction into the WWE Hall of Fame – it’s all covered in this epic 570 page book! If you haven’t done so already, go out and get this book because I am positive that you will not regrete it. You can also get the book online at Amazon.com, Amazon.ca, Chapters.ca, or any of the other major online book dealers. Thank you, Bret! – Brad Dykens (OnlineWorldofWrestling.com)
[Radio] 1510 The Zone’s “Mouthpiece Wrestling Show” featuring NECW president Sheldon Goldberg and “Manager of Champions” Sean Gorman airs every Friday afternoon from 5 to 6 PM . WWZN is a 50,000 watt AM station and is streamed live on the Internet at www.1510thezone.com
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