OWW Daily News & Notes for 4/25

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[Birthdays & Anniversaries] Today in Memoriam: Tom Renesto (72, 2000) .. [reported by Rich Tate of www.GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com]

[SHIMMER] SHIMMER Women Athletes will hold its Volumes 17 & 18 taping tomorrow 4/26, at the Eagles Club in Berwyn, IL. The taping is already sold out, but tickets to the summer taping (which will take place on 7/5 in Berwyn, for Volumes 19 & 20) are now available at www.shimmerwrestling.com. This Saturday’s show will feature Sara Del Rey‘s sixth defense of her SHIMMER Championship, plus dozens of the top female wrestlers from around the world, including the full Home Wrecking Crew of Lacey & Rain & Jetta, Daizee Haze, MsChif, Cheerleader Melissa, Amazing Kong, Allison Danger, Ashley Lane, and a host of others. “The Croatian Panther” Wesna Busic makes her first appearance for SHIMMER as part of the taping. Stars from SHIMMER’s past will return to action on Saturday. Plus some new faces will make their SHIMMER debuts! Be sure to check www.shimmerwrestling.com on Sunday for full results from Saturday’s event, and look for two new SHIMMER DVD releases (Volumes 15 & 16) at www.ROHwrestling.com next week!

[SHIMMER] “The Croatian Panther” Wesna Busic will make her SHIMMER debut tomorrow April 26th in Berwyn, Illinois. A new fan-made music video of Wesna’s match against Cheerleader Melissa from ChickFight IX in the UK is now online at http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=UnbCS7ki1CU

[WWE PPV] World Wrestling Entertainment has Backlash Sunday night. Even though it looks like a good card, I will be passing on this one because I’ll be going to a Big Brother 9 Finale party. So if anybody wants to send in a report, you’re more than welcome to do so. Everybody enjoy the show, and let OWW know what you thought!

[BLOG] Richard Berger has posted his latest “Perspectives on Wrestling” column on his BLOG entitled The Saga of Brian Pillman – Part 2 – Richard is one of the best freelance writers in the wrestling industy so check out his work at http://perspectivesonwrestling.blogspot.com.

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[Radio] Peach State Pandemonium will feature a look at the state of wrestling on April 26 at 11:00 AM ET. Feel free to call in at (347) 324-5735. Guests will include Irvin Muchnick and Greg Oliver. Crimson Mask will handle co-hosting duties, and Tim Dix will provide additional commentary. The theme will focus on the affects the Benoit tragedy has had, as well as what Ric Flair’s retirement means to the current and future state of the business. (Rich Tate)

[OWW Profiles] If there are any Independent wrestlers out there wishing to reap the benefits of having an OWW profile, please begin the application process by reading the following page: http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/profiles/application.html

[CZW News] Over it’s first seven years in existence, Best of the Best has become known as one of the premier tournaments in all of wrestling. Each year, the world’s top Light Heavyweights convene in South Philly to display both their aerial, and mat expertise in proving that they are indeed among the most elite wrestlers in the world. From WINGER at the first ever Best of the Best, to B-BOY, SONJAY DUTT, MIKE QUACKENBUSH, RUCKUS AND JOKER… Best of the Best has a track record of taking a star, and making him into a Superstar… who will be this year’s BREAKOUT star? – #7 – LUFISTO (1st BOTB appearance), #8 – STUPEFIED (1st BOTB appearance), #9 – SPYRAL BKNY (1st BOTB appearance). These 3 join the following competitors in BEST OF THE BEST 8: #1 – PINKY SANCHEZ! (1st BOTB appearance), #2 – The BLACK JESUS – SABIAN (CZW Jr. Champ, 2nd BOTB appearance), #3 – JOSH PROHIBITION (1st BOTB appearance), #4 – CHUCK TAYLOR (2nd BOTB appearance), #5 – RICOCHET (2nd BOTB appearance), #6 – DREW GULAK (1st BOTB appearance). BEST OF THE BEST 8 takes place on Saturday, May 10th at the New Alhambra Arena in South Philadelphia. Stay tuned to CZWrestling.com this week as we announce more names for both the Best of the Best Tournament, and Tournament of Death 7… [reported by Ben Kerin and http://www.wrestling-radio.com]

[Indy Event] New England Championship Wrestling has “Spring Breakout” on April 26th in Quincy, Massachusetts at the National Guard Armory.

[Canadian Indy Event] PWA Niagara presents “Zero hour” on Saturday April 26th at the Club Social in Welland, Ontario a six-way ladies elimination match to crown the first ever PWA Niagara Prima Donna Women’s champion. And Most Importantly of all: Prcoceeds to this show will go directly to Jon Hintenbergers fight against Leukemia!!!!

[Indy Event] Full Impact Pro returns to action tomorrow 4/26 in Crystal River, FL for “Dangerous Intentions 2008” – FIP World Heavyweight Champion Roderick Strong will put the belt on the line in a Last Man Standing Match against Erick Stevens… (check www.FullImpactPro.comfor ticket and building info).

[Indy Event] EWF Wrestling returns to action this Saturday Night, April 26, 2008 at the EWF Arena on 3400 S. Adams in Marion, IN. Tickets are only $10 and available at the door * ROH Star Jimmy Jacobs will return to the EWF Arena!

[Indy Event] Traci Brooks from TNA will be appearing at the Purely Obsessed Wrestling World event in Oswego, Illinois on April 26th, 2008. . [reported by Devin Cutting]

[Indy Event] Atomic Championship Wrestling returns to Smokestown Fire Company April 26 in Denver, PA featuring “Mr. Wrestling 3” Steve Corino – 7 pm Bell Time and Doors open at 6:30 pm – Tickets are $20 Front Row and $15 – Only 200 tickets are available for this event, and they go FAST! For more information to go www.atomicprowrestling.com

[Indy Event] Championship Wrestling will return to the Civic Auditorium in Kingsport, TN on Saturday, April 26. In the Main Event, TNA Star, “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles returns to CW to take on Thorn. Bell Time is 8:00 PM. For more information on Championship Wrestling, visit www.championshipwrestlingtv.com

[Indy Event] “Black Machismo” Jay Lethal will be appearing at the Action Packed Wrestling events on May 2nd, 2008 in Lancaster, South Carolina & May 3rd, 2008 in Chester, South Carolina.. [reported by Devin Cutting]

[Indy Event] EWF Wrestling returns to action this Saturday Night, April 26, 2008 at the EWF Arena in Marion, IN. ROH super star Jimmy Jacobs will appear, as well as Indy star Trik Davis.

[WWE Event] WWE returns to the Civic Center in Erie, Pennsylvania on August 23rd, 2008 and the Stabler Arena in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania on August 24th, 2008. [reported by Devin Cutting]

[WWE Event] The next 3-hour edition of Monday Night Raw will be held on June 23rd, 2008 in San Antonio, Texas. It’ll air live on the USA Network from 8 to 11:05 PM (ET).. [reported by Devin Cutting]

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