OWW Daily News & Notes for 6/9

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[Birthdays & Anniversaries] Dutch Savage (73) and Dan Severn (56) celebrated birthday’s today. Today in Memoriam: Terrence Manton (54, 2002). .. [reported by Rich Tate of www.GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com]

[Book News] It’s been wrestling’s big secret up until now, but Online World of Wrestling had obtained exclusive news that Bruno Lauer, known professionally as Downtown Bruno or Harvey Wippleman (WWF), has published his hilariously entertaining biography, entitled “Wrestling with the Truth” though Scott Teal’s Crowbar Press (www.crowbarpress.com). The book will be launched at this week’s Cauliflower Ally Club reunion but will be available to the public through 1wrestlinglegends.com starting next Friday. I had the honor of being one of the proof readers for this book and I am thrilled to endorse the book and proclaim that Bruno’s story will open your eyes to the world of pro-wrestling and make you laugh out loud. Stay tuned to Online World of Wrestling for more information.

[Question] Does anyone know who the “fans” were on the 5/22 and 5/29 episodes of TNA iMPACT who got their (sweet) asses kicked by TNA Knockout’s champion Amazing Kong? I’m fully aware of this week’s offering, Daffney, as well as the other finalists, Amber O’Neal and Becky Bayless. I also saw Shantelle Taylor raising her hand in the audience. – I’m just wondering who the original two victims were. They MUST have been trained wrestlers to take that kind of punishment. Email me at [email protected] if you have the answer(s). — ANSWER: Leva Bates (5/22) and Mimi (5/29) were the others who did the recent Impact tapings against Kong. Mimi is a Team 3-D trainee.

[Notes] From April Hunter: “I have spinal injuries from wrestling. Some days I can’t walk, others aren’t as bad. I’ve been in therapy for a year and the bills are REALLLLY adding up. I had insurance, but they dropped me when they found out I was a wrestler, so I’m paying everything out of pocket, which is sucking ass. Someone suggested I might be able to supplement my income doing this. I know I need an updated MRI ($1200.00 and $2000.00) worth of VAX treatments, asap, that I don’t have. And (hard to believe, right?), not a single promoter has offered to do that token “benefit show” so I’m on my own with this.” – Send donations via PayPal to [email protected]

[WWE News] “SmackDown” superstar Jimmy Wang Yang has been benched for 30 days for violating WWE policy. Yang, whose real name is James Yun, was yanked from the ring in accordance with the organization’s “Talent Wellness Program” which monitors substance abuse and health issues for wrestlers. This is his first violation.

[WWE News] The Score in Canada will be airing the 3-hour draft edition of Raw at these times: June 23rd – 9 PM to Midnight (ET) – Late June 23rd/Early June 24th – Midnight to 3 AM (ET) June 24th – 4 PM to 7 PM (ET)

[Indy Event] Extreme Wrestling Federation presents the 5th Annual 2008 X8 Tournament THIS Saturday, June 14th in Marion, Indiana…. First Round Matches: 1) Davey Richards vs. Danny Daniels, 2) BJ Whitmer vs. Silas Young, 3) Osyris vs. D-Ray 3000, 4) Trik Davis vs. Louis Linaris — Visit us online www.EWFArena.com

[Indy Event] “Dr. Death” Steve Williams will be appearing at the Asylum Championship Wrestling event in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Friday, June 13th, 2008. Go to http://www.asylumwrestling.com for info about ACW.. [reported by Devin Cutting]

[Indy Event] Al Snow will be appearing at the IWA East Coast event in South Charleston, West Virginia on Wednesday, June 11th, 2008. Go to http://iwaeastcoast.com for info about IWA East Coast.. [reported by Devin Cutting]

[Book News] James Guttman’s second book, “Shoot First…Ask Questions Later,” is now available for pre-order on Amazon.com – Guttman’s previous book, “World Wrestling Insanity,” is based on his website by the same name (www.WorldWrestlingInsanity.com)

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

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[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.