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[ClickWrestle Download of the Day] Nikki Roxx vs. Amazing Kong.

[Birthdays & Anniversaries] Festus (1984) celebrated a birthday today. Today in Memoriam: Heinrich Eberle (1919), Captain Hook (71, 1999), and the Diva (28, 2002)… [reported by Rich Tate of www.GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com]

[SHIMMER Photos] Ringside photographer Buddy LaMantia has posted his albums of photos from SHIMMER Vol. 21 & SHIMMER Vol. 22 in his Shutterfly album for everyone to check out. View the available photos at the links below. Volume 21 photos are at http://www.shutterfly.com/progal/album.jsp?aid=768a5498cf3cfb5d5faa

[DVD News] Big Vision Entertainment and Pro Wrestling Insider’s presents “Last Call” with Raven and the Sandman, plus special appearances by Terry Funk, New Jack, and Mustafa. Dr. Keith Lipinski hosts a lively shoot interview from behind the bar, as five of the most ‘extreme’ wrestlers of all time talk about their lives as professional wrestlers. Check out the extensive list of wrestling DVD’s at www.bvdvd.com

[Misc News] Don’t miss Darren Aronofsky’s critically acclaimed The Wrestler starring Mickey Rourke, Marisa Tomei and Evan Rachel Wood- The movie features some real wrestlers, such as: Ernest “The Cat” Miller, Necro Butcher, Ron “The Truth” Killings, Romeo Roselli, Luscious Johnny Valiant, Nigel McGuinness, and Tommy Suede – Coming soon to a theater near you! Here is the trailer: http://www.apple.com/trailers/fox_searchlight/thewrestler/ and here is the official website http://www.foxsearchlight.com/thewrestler/ .. [reported by Evan Ginzburg]

[YouTube] Jeff Hardy interview at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3o-c5_FcAZE

[Indy Event] Armando Estrada will be appearing at the NWA Wisconsin event in De Pere, Wisconsin on January 24th, 2009. Go to http://nwawisconsin.com for info about NWA Wisconsin.. [reported by Devin Cutting]

[Indy Event] New England Championship Wrestling kicks off 2009 on Saturday night, January 10 at the National Guard Armory in Quincy, Massachusetts with SNOWBRAWL. Bell time for this event is 7:00 PM . The main event is a first of its kind title vs. title match as NECW Triple Crown Champion “The Mohawked Enforcer” Max Bauer collides with NECW Television Champion, Handsome Johnny, accompanied by Sammi Lane in a bout where both men’s championships are on the line in a “winner take all” collision. In addition, we’ll have a special World Women’s Wrestling Tag Team Feature Match, and much more to be announced! For more information, go to www.necwwrestling.com

[Indy Media] This week on a special Holiday Edition of JAPW World Wide episode A-2 you will see Low Ki cave The Necro Butcher’s chest in with a special OUCH FILE. Is there trouble brewing between JAPW World Heavyweight Champion Kenny Omega and Dan Maff, you decide this week on World Wide. Check it out on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http://www.dailymotion.com%2Fvideo%2Fx7sd97_worldwide-2-updated_sport

[Training] National Wrestling Superstars, in conjunction with 3 Count Promotions will join forces to hold its first ever wrestling seminar/clinic at the NWS Mid-State Pro Wrestling Academy, 121 Jersey Avenue in New Brunswick on Saturday afternoon, January 31st at 2pm with Kevin Sullivan. This event is the night after the NWS event in Manville and before the same day event in Brick with Kevin Nash headlining the events – The cost is only $25 and if you bring your camera, will include a photo with Kevin. The event is limited so get your registration in early. Reserve your space by calling 732-888-1704 or email [email protected]

[BLOG] Gabe Sapolsky posted a new blog focusing on something he did to get closure from ROH and a story about almost getting punched in the face backstage in the original ECW. The direct link is: http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=344162817

[Radio] The Holiday Season of The Wrestling Hotseat on www.myvirtualbc.com keeps rolling along with a very special Christmas surprise for all of our listeners! They have three guests including former WWE Superstar Kenn Doane (Kenny Dykstra). You can listen to all three interviews consecutively on the streaming flash player at www.myvirtualbc.com

[WWE Article] Jeff Hardy finally grabs the brass ring, by Mike Mooneyham.. [reported by Mike Informer]

[WWE Article] WWE’s Maria turns on the charm [reported by Mike Informer]

[WWE Article] Wrestling Is Too Real! Why John Bradshaw Layfield deserved to be considered for this year’s Fictional 15.

[WWE Article] MyNetworkTV looks beyond ‘WWE Friday Night SmackDown’ [reported by Mike Informer]

[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. It’s the perfect Christmas present for the wrestling fan on your list! – Brad Dykens (OnlineWorldofWrestling.com)

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