OWW Daily News & Notes for 5/2

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[Birthdays & Anniversaries] Randy Colley (58) and Dwayne ‘the Rock’ Johnson (36) celebrated birthday’s today. Today in Memoriam: Frank Frazier (77, 1992), Jos LeDuc (54, 1999), and Sam Steamboat (71, 2006) .. [reported by Rich Tate of www.GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com]

[BLOG] Wrestling journalist Richard Berger is back with a brand new BLOG entitled “Men Under Masks,” which can be viewed on his website – which is http://perspectivesonwrestling.blogspot.com.

[Fun for Fans] Everybody join www.wrestlefanatic.com – it’s like MySpace exclusively for Wrestling Fans. Once you’re registered you can find me at www.wrestlefanatic.com/owwcom

[SHIMMER] Both SHIMMER Volume 15 and SHIMMER Volume 16 were released this morning by ROH are now available from www.rohwrestling.com for immediate worldwide shipping!

[OWW] Did you ever think about trying to become a professional wrestler? Online World of Wrestling can help point you in the right direction with some friendly advice. Click here to learn more about what it takes to break into the wrestling business. Or http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/information/schools.html

[ChickFight] ProWrestlingDigest.com has posted my review for ChickFight 8 – click here.

[DVDs] 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. Help support WSU today and take advantage of this limited time sale! Any questions or problems ordering, please email [email protected] – to place your order, go to http://www.declarationofindependents.net.

[Radio] “The Temptress” Kimberly is our special guest on tonight’s edition of William Hatfield’s The Wrestling Hotseat brought to you courtesy of www.hirepowered.com We continue our march towards the May 10 Season Finale with a fantastic interview with one of the top female wrestlers in the indie scene, you’ve seen her on TNA as Eric Young’s little sister, she has managed WWF Legends and is making her mark in the ring, of course we’re talking about the one & only, Temptress, Kimberly. —- Direct Download Link http://www.myvirtualbc.com/audiointerviews/kimberly.mp3 

[Radio] Peach State Pandemonium (http://www.georgiawrestlinghistory.com/psp/home.html) will feature Bill Watts on May 3 at 11:00 AM ET. Feel free to call in at (347) 324-5735. Les Thatcher also makes his debut as a part of the co-hosting team on this edition. Tim Dix will provide additional commentary. (Rich Tate)

[Radio] Rob Conway, Bud Carson and Josh Abercrombie appear on Trash Talking Radio (www.trashtalkingradio.com) on May 6th.

[Article] Kennedy persevered to attain WWE stardom [reported by Mike Informer]

[Indy Event] Maryland Championship Wrestling presents “Xtreme Measures” this Saturday, May 3th 2008, featuring The Return of Joey “Mercury” Matthews, plus appearances by TNA wrestlers “Cowboy” James Storm and ODB. For more information, go to www.marylandwrestling.com

[Indy Event] All-American Wrestling is back at the Eagles Club (6309 26th Street) in Berwyn, IL this Saturday night for “Defining Moment ’08.”

[Indy Event] Hoosier Pro Wrestling returns to the HPW Arena for “Derby Day Destruction” in Columbus, IN on Saturday May 3rd with 7 Big Matches. For more information, go to http://hoosierprowrestling.bravehost.com

[Indy Event] EWF Wrestling is proud to announce DANNY DANIELS as the second participant in the 2008 X8 Tournament on Saturday, June 14th. The event will take place at the EWF Arena on 3400 S. Adams in Marion, IN 46953. Check back on Friday, May 2nd at www.ewfarena.com for the 3rd participant.

[Indy Event] Insanity Pro Wrestling presents “LEGALLY INSANE” on Saturday, May 3, 2008 – Visit us online at www.insanityprowrestling.com

[Indy Event] Support the Troops 26, Super Summer Sizzler comes to Dory Funk’s Funking Conservatory Sunday May 4th. Show Time is 7:00pm. This year’s WWE Hall of Fame inductee, Rocky Johnson, The Father of “The Rock,” Dwayne Johnson will be appearing on the show.

[Indy Event] Pro Wrestling Fusion, Budweiser and Monster Energy present: “RELEASE THE KRAKEN” on Saturday May 3, 2008 – at the St. Lucie County Fairgrounds in Fort Pierce, FL – Doors open at 6:30pm and Bell time is 7:30pm. Buy Tickets @ www.prowrestlingfusion.com

[Indy Event] Raven, Lodi, Scotty Riggs and Sick Boy will be reuniting at the Champions With Attitudes event in Orangeburg, South Carolina on Saturday, May 3rd, 2008. Also appearing is Johnny Swinger.

[Indy Event] Victory Pro Wrestling Returns to Long Island, New York on May 16, 2008 for a VPW Tag Team Championship Tournament. For more info call 631-357-1810 or email [email protected]

[Indy Event] International Wrestling Cartel presents Hell Hath No Fury 3 on May 17th, 2008 in Elizabeth, Pennsylvania

[Indy Event] “Troop Slam” (show to honor current and former veterans and troops) on Saturday, May 10 at 7 pm (doors open at 6:30) in Santa Clara, CA at Santa Clara VFW Post 3982 (1313 Franklin Street at Monroe) with Jardi Frantz vs. Puma and an extremely rare appearance by Bay area legend “Gigolo” Steve Rizzono (his first wrestling show appearance in four years). Also featuring Jason Styles. $10 adults, $5 kids under 12. E-mail [email protected] or call Robert at 408-893-7190 for more info. Current and former veterans will be acknowledged during the show.

[Canadian Indy News] Sid Vicious, Petey Williams, Alex Shelley, Chris Sabin, Johnny Devine, Eric Young and Robert Roode will be appearing at the Prime Time Wrestling event in Belleville, Michigan on May 4th, 2008.. [reported by Devin Cutting]

[SHIMMER Event] SHIMMER – WOMEN ATHLETES will film Volumes 19 & 20 of the SHIMMER DVD series on Saturday, July 5, 2008 at the Eagles Club (6309 26th Street) in Berwyn, IL, just outside Chicago. Bell time will be 4pm for the taping.

[Information] Nancy Benoit’s family has created the Nancy and Daniel Benoit Foundation for Battered Women and Children. The family is asking that in lieu of flowers and cards, that fans make a donation to this charity. To make a donation, or for more information, Click Here.

[Information] www.3KWrestling.com OPENS!!! Please visit us at the new www.3KWrestling.com. We are still in the process of putting in all the information but please check back regularly!

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