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[Birthdays & Anniversaries] Siva Afi celebrated his 59th birthday today. Today in Memoriam: Lou Thesz (86, 2002) and Chris Candido (33, 2005) .. [reported by Rich Tate of www.GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com]

[WWE News] WWE has come to terms on the release of SmackDown Superstar Dave Taylor as of today, April 28, 2008. We wish Dave the best in all his future endeavors.. [reported by WWE.com]

[WWE News] WWE has come to terms on the release of ECW Superstar Balls Mahoney as of today, April 28, 2008. We wish Mahoney the best in all his future endeavors.. The WWE has NO BALLS! [reported by WWE.com]

[ChickFight] Big Vision Entertainment’s first retail release featuring the ChickFight women’s wrestling brand is a three disc set called “The ChickFight Collection: Goldrush.” It features the entire ChickFight 4, 5, and 6 tournaments, featuring many wrestlers you’re familiar with from SHIMMER action. Cheerleader Melissa, Daizee Haze, Allison Danger, Tiana Ringer, MsChif, and Mercedes Martinez are among the competitors that appear on the three disc Big Vision release. Regularly priced at $19.95, you can pick up the set from ROH during the 33% off sale for just $13.37! That’s $4.46 per tournament! For details on the ChickFight Collection, visit ROHWrestling.com – Be sure to enter the coupon code: spring into the box marked Discount/Promotional Code when you are going thru the checkout process. The system will automatically generate the discount.

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[Radio] “Cham-Pain” Marty Garner is our special guest on tonight’s edition of William Hatfield’s The Wrestling Hotseat brought to you courtesy of www.hirepowered.com In his first ever interview, Marty Garner who has started an internet buzz with his widely read blog, talks about his quest to become a WWE Superstar. Marty is a guy who many wrestling fans have seen before, but they probably don’t know the rich history and the wrestling past he has, which includes starting in OMEGA wrestling with Matt & Jeff Hardy, Shannon Moore, & Hurricane Helms. In addition to that Marty has been the personal assistant to none other than The Rock. We discuss his grass roots movement and the fan involvement with his new website www.hirechampain.com and so much more! You can download the interview or listen online at www.myvirtualbc.com

[Indy DVD] WSU is proud to announce our latest releases, “Testament of Strength” & “The Uncensored Rumble” will ship out approximately Monday, 5/5! These DVDs will retail for $14.95 each, but if you take advantage of this special sale, you can get both DVDs for only $29! This sale will expire on 5/3, so pre-order today to save and be the first to receive these DVDs. All pre-orders will be sent out before any other orders received. WSU has hired Modtrom Video to edit these DVDs. The production values are the best yet for the WSU series. DOIVideo.com is the only seller of these DVDs to have exclusive backstage promos, interviews & footage on the DVDs! See the WSU girls like never before!

[Indy News] California’s Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, considered by die-hard fans to be among the top independent companies in the United States, has signed a deal with BIG VISION ENTERTAINMENT to release PWG DVDs nationally via retail outlets. The first title “PWG Sells Out,” keeping in tune with the company’s tongue-in-cheek attitude, is slated for a 7/15 release…. [reported by Dr. Keith Lipinski]

[Indy News] The United Wrestling Federation is offering fans a once in a lifetime opportunity to get behind the scenes this Thursday, May 1st in Richmond, VA and Friday, May 2nd in Harrisonburg, VA to manage your favorite wrestling star or bid to become the guest ring announcer. The auction is up and running at www.sadlerfoundation.org – For more information, visit www.uwfusa.com

[Indy Event] BWC/NAW Professional wrestling event including “A Gigantic Battle Royal for The Valiant Cup” and “The Clash of the Giants,” featuring wrestling midget legend Tiny Bell, plus WWE Hall of Famer Handsome Jimmy “The Boogie Woogie Man” and Angel Valiant. When: Saturday May 3, 2008 – Where: Shawsville Middle School, 4179 Old Town Road Shawsville, VA 24162 – Contact: 540-268-2622

[Indy Event] The United Wrestling Federation, already headlined by the UWF’s debut of Hall of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler and Terri Runnels, has announced that Samoa Joe will defend the TNA World Title on May 2 in Harrisonburg, VA. The other three participants will be determined in blind draw qualifying matches at the UWF event on Thursday, May 1st at Colonial Harley-Davidson/Buell.. [reported by UWF]

[Canadian Indy Event] Kip James and Al Snow will be appearing at the East Coast Pro Wrestling event in North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada on Sunday, June 1st, 2008. Go to http://www.eastcoastprowrestling.com for info about ECPW.. [reported by Devin Cutting]

[British Indy Event] Power Trip Wrestling present “Against The World, on Saturday 31st May 2008 at Marriots School, Telford Avenue, Stevenage, Herts, England. Official PTW Website : www.powertripwrestling.co.uk

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