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[Birthdays & Anniversaries] Today in Memoriam: Mike London (80, 1989) and Payton Scott (2004). .. [reported by Rich Tate of www.GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com]
[Book News] Harper Collins will soon release the first ever book covering the life and times of the self-proclaimed Toast of the Coast, the Sensation of the Nation, the legendary Gorgeous George. “The Outrageous Bad-Boy Wrestler Who Created American Pop Culture” was written by John Capouya and is available in most retail book stores on September 2nd. To pre-order the book via the Harper Collins website, or see a more detailed description, go to http://www.harpercollins.com/books/9780061173035/Gorgeous_George/index.aspx
[FIP News] Go Shiozaki defeated FIP World Heavyweight Champion Erick Stevens on August 23rd in Crystal River, FL in a match of the year candidate to win the FIP World Heavyweight Title. The emotional bout saw both athletes struggle back and forth for over 25 minutes before Shiozaki scored the win. Some fans were shocked, many were angered as they started throwing garbage and storming out of the building at the outcome of this historic bout. Shiozaki, who is managed by Sean & Phil Davis of Heartbreak Enterprises in FIP and Larry Sweeney of Sweet & Sour Inc. in ROH, is now negotiating for his first title defense.
[Indy Event] Pro Wrestling Guerrilla’s All Star Weekend 7 is set to take place on Saturday, August 30 and Sunday, August 31 at American Legion Post #308 in Reseda, CA. Already announced for the event is “The Last of a Dying Breed” Eddie Kingston – Be sure to check www.ProWrestlingGuerrilla.com for lineup updates and ticketing information!
[CZW News] CZW is looking for devoted fans who are interested in helping to promote CZW and its products nationwide. If you are interested in becoming part of the CZW family, send an email to ([email protected]) with your name, phone number, and city and state for more information.
[Website] Former WWE star Bobby Lashley relaunched his website where he runs his online supplement company. The website is located at http://www.lashleynutrition.com. Also, he is blogging on his website as well at http://www.lashleynutrition.com/blog. Lashley is training for MMA and will be fighting for the American Fight League later this year.. [reported by Angel Aramboles]
[Book News] 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 was launched at this year’s Cauliflower Ally Club reunion but will be available to the public through www.1wrestlinglegends.com – 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.
[Puerto Rican News] This match features Shawn Morley, now known as WWE’s Val Venis, in a contest against who is considered as the greatest wrestler from Puerto Rico, Ray Gonzalez. This was part of a long run in the 90’s from Val Venis in Puerto Rico’s longest standing promotion, World Wrestling Council. Here is the link – http://www.luchalibreonline.tv/video/279669-retro-memories-midiendo-fuerzas.html
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