OWW Daily News & Notes for 2/25

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[ClickWrestle Download of the Day] Portia Perez’s Most Frickin’ Awesome Matches.

[Birthdays & Anniversaries] Ric Flair (1949), Sean O’Haire (1971), Maria (1982), and Jack Gabriel (1983) celebrated birthday’s today. Today In Memoriam: Jack Lewis (1934), Danny Prickett (58, 2004), Bill Mack (69, 2004), Jeff Barnes (23, 2006), and Tracey Richards (50, 2007)… [reported by Rich Tate of www.GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com]

[WWE TV] “WWE Superstars” debuts April 16th at 8 PM (ET)/5 PM (PT) on WGN America. WGN America is giving away a trip to WrestleMania 25. For full info, click: http://www.wgnamerica.com/pages/wrestlemania

[WWE PPV] For the second time, WWE has renamed the pay-per-view that takes place on June 7th, 2009. It’s new name is “Night Of Extreme”. The event was originally called “One Night Stand”, then “Extreme Rules”. Ticket info has been posted online at: http://www.wwe.com/schedules/events/eventdetail/?id=9433870

[WWE News] The dark match before Raw was Kofi Kingston over Ryan Braddock; a develpmantal wrestler from FCW who was last seen in bubble wrap on Smackdown. Braddock has actually been in developmental since 2005 so they obviously see something in him. Not too long ago an idea was pitched for him to be brought in as JBL’s cousin because he was doing the gimmick with the towel tucked into his jacket, but JBL observed him wrestling and nixed it. . [reported by Mike Aldren]

[WWE News] WWE® Reports 2008 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results – STAMFORD, Conn., February 24, 2009 – World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:WWE) today announced financial results for its fourth quarter ended December 31, 2008. Full press release: http://corporate.wwe.com/documents/PRESSRELEASEFINAL2-24-09.pdf

[WWE Event] WWE returns to Arena Monterrey in Monterrey, Mexico on May 28th, 2009 and the Sports Palace in Mexico City, Mexico on May 30th, 2009. Tickets for both events go on sale March 2nd, 2009 at 11 AM. Go to http://eventosdeluchalibre.tk for info about upcoming wrestling shows worldwide.

[TNA News] Dixie Carter wrote on the TNA website today thanking fans for their support after Impact drew it’s best rating in history last week. She hinted at new programming; a “reinvigorated focus” on the X Division; and expanding their digital platforms at http://www.tnawrestling.com/content/view/1323/84/

[ROH News] Ring of Honor will hold its first television tapings for its new slot on HDNet this weekend, on both Saturday and Sunday at the former ECW Arena (located at 7 Ritner Street) in Philadelphia, PA. Tickets are on sale right now at http://www.rohwrestling.com/ and will be available at the door.

[ROH News] Ring of Honor & NOAH announced that KENTA was coming back to the United States. KENTA will return to ROH competition for four upcoming events: Elizabeth, PA on March 20th, NYC on March 21st, and Houston, TX on April 3rd & 4th.

[NWA Event] The National Wrestling Alliance will be holding an event at The Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (aka ECW Arena) on August 30th, 2009. This event takes place 15 years (and a few days) after Shane Douglas threw down the NWA World Title belt in the middle of ECW Arena. Go to http://prowrestlingevents.tk or http://prowrestlingevents.webs.com for info about upcoming wrestling shows worldwide.

[SHIMMER] Ring of Honor announced in today’s edition of the Newswire that MsChif will defend the SHIMMER Championship against Daizee Haze at the March 13th event at the Gateway Center (located at 1 Gateway Drive) in Collinsville, IL, just outside of St. Louis. Here’s the announcement from ROH… Discuss the SHIMMER Title Match at ROH on 3/13 in the following thread at The SHIMMER Forum… http://shimmerwomen.proboards50.com/index.cgi?board=shimmer&action=display&thread=2980

[WSU DVD] Women Superstars Uncensored has a RECESSION SALE with their 2007 and 2008 DVD’s on sale for $5 each at http://www.declarationofindependents.net/doi/pages/wsufebsale.html

[Misc News] For a transcript of Mickey Rourke and Chris Jericho from Larry King Live, go to http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0901/27/lkl.01.html

[Indy Event] Victory Pro Wrestling returns to Centereach, NY with their Third Year Anniversary Show on February 28, 2009 … Spike Dudley & Gorgeous George are booked on the show … For line-ups and more information, go to www.victoryprowrestling.com

[BLOG] Gabe Sapolsky has a new blog up about his favorite match from the original ECW complete with behind-the-scenes stories of Paul Heyman before the match, Terry Funk after the match and much more. It is available at: www.myspace.com/rohgabe

[Radio] Todd Bridges of Different Stroke and Hulk Hogan‘s CCW will be the In Your Head Online Wrestling Radio guest live tonight @8 PM EST at www.inyourheadonline.com

[Radio] Submission Radio has posted its Valentines Day Special featuring an interview with WrestleCrap’s R.D. Reynolds at http://www.submissionradio.com.au/viewpage.php?page_id=4

[Radio] The Carnage Crew radio show has an interview featuring ROH owner Cary Silkin at http://carnage.webnode.com/archives/

[YouTube] –Cool video with historical All Japan and New Japan footage from the start of the Tokyo Dome show two years ago at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smZEPJoS-kM [reported by Dave Meltzer]

[Website] Rick Martel has opened up a new website at www.RickTheModelMartel.com

[Article] Young-at-heart Nature Boy is turning 60 today [reported by Mike Informer]

[Article] WWE Reports 2008 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results [reported by Mike Informer]

[WSU News] Make sure to check out www.WSUWrestling.com for all the updated site sections. Several tickets remain available for stage seating on 3/7. Also, make sure to check out the new “WHITE ALBUM” and “POETIC INJUSTICE CAGED” DVDs..

[DVD News] Purchase Jeff Peterson Cup 2008 (Double DVD-R Set) online at http://www.jpc2008.com/dvd.htm

[Misc News] The March issue of Giant Magazine features former WWE star “The Rock” Dwayne Johnson on the cover. In the article, “Dwayne Johnson: Metamorphic”, he discusses everything from growing up in a wrestling family to his now thriving movie career. In addition, he credits wrestling and the WWE with providing him a unique lesson in the art of performing. He tells Giant Magazine, “Wrestling gave me the platform to entertain crowds of twenty, thirty, forty, fifty thousand people. The experience was invaluable. ..We played Madison Square Garden every month and a half, one little stage. That was my theater, and what a learning experience it was.” The magazine, now available on newsstands, features 9 full-page pictures of “The Rock”. In addition, Giant Magazine’s website features an excerpt from the article along with an exclusive photo album. It would be great if you could link to the article and photo album on your website: http://giant.blackplanet.com/articles/dwayne-johnson-metamorphic/.

[Merchandise] The brand new MsChif “Reign of Torment” t-shirt is now available at a cost of $20. Go to the Merchandise section of MsChif’s web site to place your order while they last! http://www.mschif.net/merchandise/

[Booking Information] Jimmy Rave is now taking bookings through Bill Behrens@[email protected]

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