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[Birthdays & Anniversaries] Jimmy Valiant (66) celebrated birthday’s today. Today in Memoriam: Bulldog Gannon (46, 1986)… [reported by Rich Tate of www.GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com]
[WWE News] The 2009 WWE Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas on April 4th. WWE is also holding Monday Night Raw at the Toyota Center on April 6th, the day after WrestleMania 25.
[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.
[DVD News] Finally the Jeff Peterson Memorial Cup 2007 two disc set is available at http://wwndvd.com/store.htm! Last years JPC was a once again a memorable event and is something fans have been clamoring for on DVD and now is your chance to get your copy. All revenue raised from every DVD sold will go to benefit a little 2 year old boy named Devin Deschaine who is currently fighting cancer so please do your part to help Devin and purchase your copy right away! Purchase the Jeff Peterson Memorial Cup 2007 at http://wwndvd.com/store.htm
[Radio] “The Mouthpiece Wrestling Show” with Sheldon Goldberg and Sean Gorman returns this Friday afternoon from 5 to 6 PM EST on WWZN, Boston ’s Sport’s Station, 1510 The Zone. Mike Johnson of PWInsider.com will be there for his weekly segment, and TNA’s Jeremy Borash will be the special guest. “The Mouthpiece Wrestling Show” is now available on iTunes, Podcast Alley and other podcast sites as a free download.
[Radio] Evan Ginzburg’s Legends Radio with Dr. Mike Lano had the Necro Butcher on its show this week. Slam Wrestling’s Greg Oliver also appears on this episode. Plus a few other guests. Go to www.wrestling-radio.com to listen to the show.
[Radio] Monday Night Mayhem recently interviewed “Downtown” Bruno Lauer (aka Harvey Wippleman) about his career and recently released autobiography “Wrestling With the Truth” (from www.crowbarpress.com). To listen to this interview of a current WWE employee, go to www.mondaynightmayhemarchives.com/waxfiles/073108.wax
[Radio] “Spirit Squad’s Mikey” Mike Mondo was the guest tonight live In Your Head Online… The show should be archived within 24 hours and will be available for download on www.inyourheadonline.com
[Radio] WWE/ECW Legendary Diva Dawn Marie is the guest on the return episode of The Wrestling Hotseat hosted on www.myvirtualbc.com and sponsored by www.hirepowered.com Dawn Marie joins us to speak candidly about her departure and return to the world of professional wrestling, the trials and tribulations of leaving WWE and how she came to terms with it. She also discusses how her sister’s illness and ultimately coming to terms with her own situation lead to a happy acceptance of her life and an appreciation for the good things she has. Dawn Marie is very articulate in telling how these events lead to the creation of www.wrestlersrescue.org a dynamic and engaging new concept designed to help the legends of the business who need medical attention and aid, as well as, educate up and coming wrestlers on the financial aspects of the business that so many have found to be a pitfall and evasive at best. All this and more in this FREE interview, no bait and switch here, this interview and all interviews with Legends, Current Stars, and The Stars of Tomorrow in Audio and Video formats are always free and always accessible on www.myvirtualbc.com – The Dawn Marie interview can be heard directly by clicking http://www.myvirtualbc.com/audiointerviews/dawnmarie.mp3 — [reported by W. Dwight Hatfield]
[Radio] Listen to the Jerkin’ the Curtain radio show, hosted by Trent Vandrisse & Tommy Stewart, focusing on southern wrestling by visiting http://www.blogtalkradio.com/tvd
[WWE Event] WWE has announced the matches that will take place at the SummerFest event in Venice Beach, California on August 9th. The matches are: Chavo Guerrero vs. Funaki, Tommy Dreamer & Stevie Richards vs. The Miz & John Morrison Carlito & Maryse vs. Jimmy Wang Yang & Eve — Go to http://www.wwe.com/inside/news/summerfest2008 for full info about SummerFest
[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]
[Misc News] In traveling to Japan it is helpful if you have a beginning knowledge of the language and culture. Learning basic Japanese language courtesies is fun. Now on Dory Funk’s website there is a special section (http://www.dory-funk.com) covering the basic language and courtesies you should be familiar with if you are traveling to Japan or communicating with Japanese friends here in America.
[Indy Event] Florida Wrestling Association (Previously seen on the Sunshine Network) Presents… “Wrestling and Racing” on Saturday, August 9th, 2008 in Deleon Springs, Florida at the Volusia Speedway Park — For more information, go to http://floridawrestling1.com
[eBay Alert] Ebay Auction for Jerry Lynn’s Tights – “No, he isn’t hanging up his boots and giving up the wrestling habit. Jerry is a humble legend who is just offering wrestling fans an opportunity to own a pair of his tights. Tights that he wore in the X Cup Final in TNA and in his legendary match with Sean Waltman in the Sacrifice 2005 TNA PPV, just to mention a couple of matches. This auction ends next Saturday and the starting bid price is very reasonable, so don’t miss out on this awesome opportunity! CLICK HERE FOR – Ebay Auction for Jerry Lynn’s Tights
[Historical Info] Over the past fifteen years, Vance Nevada has become an avid wrestling historian and has spent a LITTLE (actually A LOT) time digging up event results and compiling career records for wrestlers of past and present. He will be doing a massive update of the geocities sites that he has set up for this material in the coming weeks. In case you’re interested, here’s what is on file: http://www.geocities.com/vancenevada/records.html
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