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[Birthdays & Anniversaries] Jody Hamilton (70) and Mike Rapada celebrated birthday’s today. Today in Memoriam: Tarzan Lopez (63, 1975) and Bearcat Wright (50, 1982). .. [reported by Rich Tate of www.GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com]
[Obituaries] I’m sad to report that my friend, Ron Hill, passed away, August 27, 2008. He died from complications following hip surgery. He was 73 years old.. [Scott Teal at Crowbar Press]
[SHIMMER] Pro Wrestling Digest has posted Darryl Gillikin’s photos from Saturday’s SHIMMER taping on their site. You can vew them at the following locations… Volume 19 and Volume 20.
[FIP News] FIP is having a great 2008 and it is time for everyone to take notice. The following 2008 DVD releases are now out at www.ROHwrestling.com for immediate delivery: -“Dangerous Intentions 2008” (Roderick Strong vs. Erick Stevens in a brutal must see Last Man Standing Match, Davey Richards vs. Tyler Black) -“Unfinished Business 2008” (Roderick Strong vs. Austin Aries, Nigel McGuinness vs. Larry Sweeney) -“Redefined” (Roderick Strong vs. Erick Stevens, Nigel McGuinness vs. Necro Butcher) -You can watch free trailers for all these DVDs and many others now at www.FullImpactPro.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
[Radio] 1510 The Zone’s “Mouthpiece Wrestling Show” featuring NECW president Sheldon Goldberg and “Manager of Champions” Sean Gorman airs every Friday afternoon from 5 to 6 PM . WWZN is a 50,000 watt AM station and is streamed live on the Internet at www.1510thezone.com
[Indy Event] Brew City Wrestling, sanctioned by the American Wrestling Association, presents “Fall Brawl For It All” SUPER SHOW on Saturday, September 13 at the BCW Arena inside the AMF Entertainment Center. For more information, go to www.brewcitywrestling1.com
[Indy Event] FPWA Pro Wrestling is back on Saturday, August 30th, 2008 at the Pinellas Park Boys & Girls Club in Pinellas Park, FLORIDA. More information go to http://fpwawrestling.com
[Indy Event] Insanity Pro Wrestling proudly presents… 8th Annual IPW Super Jr. Heavyweight Tournament “Where High Risk Meets High Impact” on Saturday, September 6, 2008 at The Fountain Square Salvation Army Community Center in Indianapolis, INDIANA – Visit us online at www.insanityprowrestling.com
[Indy Event] Hoosior Pro Wrestling presents “September Sting” on Saturday September 6th at the 4-H Fairgrounds on Columbus, INDIANA – Belltime 7:30PM Doors open 6:45PM.. Website: www://hoosierprowrestling.bravehost.com
[Japan News] Keiji Muto of All Japan Pro Wrestling Company (Great Muta of WCW ) will have his 2nd defense of the IWGP Championship September 31 and Suwama will defend the Triple Crown Championship for the second time on September 31 when All Japan Pro Wrestling Returns to Sumo Hall.
[Foriegn Event] The Sandman, Tatanka, Eugene, Scotty 2 Hotty, Joey Mercury, Test and Gangrel will be appearing at the American Wrestling Rampage events in Bratislava, Slovakia on November 16th and Kosice, Slovakia on November 17th. Go to http://www.steelarena.sk/_obrazky/full/28/764.jpg for full information.
[Radio] Evan Ginzburg’s Legends Radio at www.wrestling-radio.com co-hosted by Dr. Mike Lano presented a special Killer Kowalski Tribute show with Bryan Walsh on his mentor Killer Kowalski and Author Jeff Archer/Don Bravo as well as singer Ms. Trinity.. to listen to the show go to http://www.webmediazone.net/click/click.php?id=4
[Radio] In Your Head Online had Tito Santana live on the air on their show this week. Go to www.inyourheadonline.com to listen to the show.
[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 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.
[Canadian Event] SPRY Wrestling will be holding its inaugural event on September 27th at the Bolton Fairgrounds in Bolton, Ontario, with an 8 pm start. Here’s the lineup: Garrett Graves vs. Ash; Sabian vs. Johnny Gargano; Rip Impact vs. Drew Gulak; Alex York vs. Rees; Asylum vs. Xtremo vs. Josh Alexander; Josh Prohibition vs. Cody Deaner. . [reported by Steven Ashe]
[Puerto Rican News] A match to remember as Ray Gonzalez, considered the greatest wrestler in Puerto Rico, takes on the WWE Hall of Famer, Greg “The Hammer” Valentine, for the WWC Universal Heavyweight Championship in Caguas, Puerto Rico on April 2, 1994. A true classic in Puerto Rico’s wrestling history. // Here is the link – http://www.luchalibreonline.tv/video/277128-retro-memories-un-histrico-suceso.html
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