OWW Daily News & Notes for 5/28

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[Birthdays & Anniversaries] Barry O (Orton) celebrated his 30th birthday today. Today in Memoriam: Johnny Rougeau (54, 1983), Dientes Hernandez (79, 1988), and the Spider (22, 2005) .. [reported by Rich Tate of www.GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com]

[Hall of Fame Notes] Charlotte, NC (May 26, 2008) – The National Wrestling Alliance® is pleased to announce the addition of The Midnight Express: “Lover Boy” Dennis Condrey and “Beautiful” Bobby Eaton to the NWA™ Hall of Fame. To many the “Midnights” (and with their Manager, NWA™ Hall of Famer James E. Cornette) are the very definition of tag team wrestling. Condrey, Eaton and Cornette are the most popular and most acclaimed version of the team and is celebrating their 25th anniversary together this year. The Midnight Express joins Tommy “Wildfire” Rich and The Iron Sheik as the announced honorees in the Class of 2008. More inductees will be announced soon.

[ROH News] Ring of Honor “Take No Prisoners” will debut on pay-per-view on May 30th on iN DEMAND, The DISH Network and TVN cable systems.

[Canadian News] After an aborted attempt to make it as a “Young Boy” for AJPW in Japan (knee surgery still upcoming), Adam Knight is returning to the right for Premier Championship Wrestling in Morden, Manitoba on June 28, 2008. Hoping to hit his fitness goal of 250 lbs (to take much of the stress of fhis damaged joint), The Outlaw will be a part of PCW’s BLAZE OF GLORY event featuring STEVE CORINO. Links: The Official Outlaw Store, The Official “Outlaw” Adam Knight Facebook Fan Page, and PCW’s BLAZE of GLORY Facebook Page – For more information, go to www.PremierChampionshipWrestling.com

[Radio] Brian Danovich of WWE Tuff Enuff and formerly of WWE developmental will live tonight on www.inyourheadonline.com to talk about his time with WWE and his future in the business. Starting at 8 PM EST, to call in and ask Brian a question yourself call 1-508-644-8503 between 8 and 9 PM EST.

[Indy Event] New England Championship Wrestling proudly presents the 5th Annual IRON 8 Championship Tournament, Saturday night, May 31 at the National Guard Armory, 1000 Hancock Street, Quincy, MA. Bell time is 7:00 PM. For more information, go to www.NECWwrestling.com 

[Indy Spotlight] The IRON 8 is the most unique tournament in pro wrestling. Described as the ultimate test of skill, stamina and strategy, it presents eight great athletes with an unusual challenge. It begins with the 8 selected wrestlers competing in an opening round consisting of four singles matches. The winners then face each other in a 4 way, 45 minute iron man match. Whoever scores the most pinfalls or submissions in 45 minutes wins the match and is that year’s IRON 8 Champion. It is an athletic test unlike any other, and the victor truly proves he is an iron man.

[Indy News] Full Impact Pro – Tyler Black has constantly found himself outnumbered by The YRR. Last month, he promised to bring The Age Of The Fall leader Jimmy Jacobs to Florida. It will happen on May 30th and 31st. Crystal River, FL on 5/30 will see former ROH World Tag Team Champions Jacobs & Black with Rain challenge FIP Tag Team Champions Kenny King & Jason Blade. Can The YRR get past The Age Of The Fall?.. For more information, go to www.FullImpactPro.com

[Indy News] At XPW Cold Day In Hell Sandman was in the locker room after he did the run in and was very incoherent he couldn’t keep his eyes open and could barely walk his wife had to help walk him to the vehicle after the show and he was very visibly hurt he was mumbling when talking. Source: Wrestling-Radio.com

[Canadian Indy] GCW-New Skool – Presents “OUT WITH THE OLD” on Friday May 30th, 2007 @ 7 pm in Mississauga, Ontario featuring Jake O’Reilly Vs TNA Superstar “Showtime” Eric Young.

[Indy News] Japanese star Ikuto Hidaka emailed 3KWrestling Fighting Athletes on Sunday to postpone his June tour with 3KWrestling and other pro-wrestling companies due to a family illness. He assures us that he will come to the States later this year. Former ECW and WWE Star THE BLUE MEANIE will now appear at 3KWrestling’s “War Before Raw” next Monday night, June 2, at Laurel Lanes and Brewsters Pub in Maple Shade, NJ

[Indy Event] Jersey All Pro Wrestling presents Full F’N Force on May 31st featuring Booker T vs. Jay Lethal, LAX vs. The Heavy Hitters, Kenny Omega vs. Danny Demanto, plus a lot more. For more information, go to http://www.japw.net

[Indy Event] Pro Wrestling Unplugged’s “Family Reunion” on July 26 has a World Title Unification Match; Buy Tickets Now at ProWrestlingUnplugged.com – So in a PWU World Title Unification Match it will be PWU World Heavyweight champion “Fabulous” John McChesney vs. PWU TV champion Z-Barr.

[Indy Event] Harley Race’s World League Wrestling prsents “Shut Up and Wrestle!” on June 7th at Slater High School in Slater, Missouri – and June 27th at Young Arena in Waterloo, Iowa with a Fundraiser for the International Wrestling and Museum headlined by Bret “The Hitman” Hart and Rowdy Roddy Piper! They have another Fundraiser for Eldon Firefighters on July 26 in Eldon, Missouri featuring Nick Dinsmore. For more information, go to http://www.harleyrace.com/wlw/wlwdates.htm

[Indy Event] Hoosier Pro Wrestling returns with “Justice Day” to the HPW Arena at the 4-H Fairgrounds in Columbus, Indiana on June 7th with 7 big matches! For more information to go http://hoosierprowrestling.bravehost.com

[Indy Event] Professional Championship Wrestling this Saturday MAY 31st, 2008 is CAPITAL PUNISHMENT AT THE PCW ARENA!!! BELLTIME 8PM (PCW Arena 2922 Galleria Dr. Arlington , TX, Behind Six Flags Mall) – Abyss vs. Mike Foxx and Lance Hoyt vs. Bret Idol – For more information, go to www.PCWWRESTLING.com

[Indy Event] Fusion Tradition Wrestling’s “The New Rage” on June 7th in McMinnville, Tennessee at McMinnville Mega Marketplace – For more information see www.StrongStyleRevolution.com

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[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.

[SHIMMER] 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.

[UK News] What do you do when the referee wins the match and claims your title? Johnny Phere is not a happy man and wants his GPW title back. For more info go to http://www.piledriver-online.co.uk.

[Article] Former WCW announcer Mark Madden in hot water over remarks made about Senator Ted Kennedy [“I’m very disappointed to hear that Senator Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts is near death because of a brain tumor. I always hoped Senator Kennedy would live long enough to be assassinated.”]

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