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[Birthdays & Anniversaries] Today in Memoriam: Derrell Cochran (72, 2002). .. [reported by Rich Tate of www.GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com]
[Plug] Visit www.wrestlersrescue.org for more information on Dawn Marie‘s WRESTLE RESCUE organization. It’s a worthy cause so please take a minute to check it out.
[WWE Event] The Spokane Arena is advertising The Undertaker & Triple H verses The Great Khali & MVP as the main event of the Smackdown & ECW taping in Spokane, Washington on October 7th, 2008. Tickets go on sale September 13th, 2008 at 10 AM.. [reported by Devin Cutting]
[SHIMMER] SHIMMER Women Athlete’s is starting a wrestling school for women wrestlers with Daizee Haze as the trainer. The first class begins October 27, 2008 – This is a 6 month course and there will be a minimum of 8 classes a month. Training will be Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings. The school is located at the Ring of Honor Wrestling facility in Bristol, PA (close to I-95 and the PA turnpike) and includes a full size ring, weight lifting equipment, a video library, and other resources. For more information or questions please email Daizee at [email protected] or visit http://www.shimmerwrestling.com
[Event News] Torrie Wilson will be appearing at the Wrestler’s Rescue Events to be held on September 14th, at the Radisson in Piscataway, New Jersey. Visit http://www.wrestlersrescue.org to find out how you can attend the event! Tickets are going fast!
[Fan Convention] Turnbuckle Promotions Inc. presents “A Night to Remember, Reunion of the Superstars” at the Sheraton Bucks County Hotel in Langhorne, Pennsylvania on September 27th: Scheduled to appear: Wildfire Tommy Rich, Tracy Smothers, Elisabeth (from WWE Tough Enough), Joy Giovanni (former WWE Diva), Midejah (WCW), Kristal Marshall, Dawn Marie, Rocky Johnson, Bobby Lashley, Lance Storm, the Steiner Brothers, Leticia Cline, and “so much more”.. go to www.turnbucklepromtions.com for all the details!!!!
[Article] Ric Flair left beaten and bruised at http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport/wrestling/article1681414.ece
[Book Review] David Frederick – from www.titosantana.net – has posted his review of Tito Santana’s book “Tales from the Ring” at http://www.titosantana.net/Book_Review.html
[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.
[Internet TV] Visit www.NECW.TV to watch the original weekly wrestling TV program produced by New England Championship Wrestling especially for the Internet – always available FREE, on demand and worldwide!
[Charity Event] Wrestler’s Rescue takes place on September 14, 2008 at the Radisson in Piscataway, NJ with: Torrie Wilson, Terri Runnels, Mick Foley, Dawn Marie, Tammy Sytch, Missy Hyatt, Iron Sheik, Superfly Snuka, Greg Valentine, Lou Albano, Balls Mahoney, Nikolai Volkoff, Lanny Poffo, Brutus Beefcake, JJ Dillon, Sandman, Manny Fernandez, Baywatch’s Traci Bingham, Boxing legend Emile Griffith, many, many others & surprise guest. More info go to: www.WrestlersRescue.Org
[DVD News] Kayfabe Commentaries released their latest Investigative Special DVD — “Blood. The Hennig Wrestling Family” — in an effort to answer all those questions. The disc is a journey into the workings of the functional wrestling family. In a day where kayfabe was rule #1, the challenges of maintaining that code and keeping a nuclear family in tact while territory hopping was daunting. Larry Hennig is frank and tender, as he starts with his entrance into the business and takes it through Curt’s, and now to his grandchildren’s. The disc went on sale at www.kayfabecommentaries.com
[WSU DVD] Women Superstar’s Uncensored has released its “Best of 2007” DVD – For more information, or to place your order, go to http://www.declarationofindependents.net/doistore/fullshows/WSU/wsubest2007.html
[Radio] The 9/2 edition of Monday Night Mayhem (www.mondaynightmayhem.com) included a Walter “Killer” Kowalski Tribute Special (with SLAM! Wrestling’s Greg Oliver & Steve Johnson). To listen to the program, go to http://www.mondaynightmayhemarchives.com/waxfiles/090208.wax
[Radio] Be sure to tune in every Monday night at 6 PM for a new edition of Who’s Slamming Who. Listen to this week’s edition of Who’s Slamming Who now at: www.FanSlamWrestling.com
[Interview] For an interview with Terri Runnels as she looks back at her career in WCW and WWE go to http://www.piledriver-online.co.uk/ccount/click.php?id=18
[Canadian Event] Robbie McAllister from The Highlanders will be appearing at the Pure Wrestling Association event in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada on October 3rd, 2008. Go to http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php#/group.php?gid=9554404003&ref=ts for info about the PWA… [reported by Devin Cutting]
[Indy Event] Buff Bagwell and Eugene will be appearing at the Global Championship Wrestling event in Pell City, Alabama on September 20th, 2008. Go to http://www.gcwpro.com for info about GCW.. [reported by Devin Cutting]
[Indy Event] Caution High Risk Wrestling Proudly Presents: October Strikes Back October 3rd, 2008 As We Will Have Former WCW/JCW/WWF/OVW & ECW Original “Wild Eyed Southern Boy” Tracy Smothers W/ His Manager James Falcone.. For More Information Please Visit http://www.chrw.2hell.com (or) Call: (574) 516- 1742
[Wrestler Info] German female professional wrestler, The Alpha Female (formerly known as Jazzy Bi), says you can view matches, pictures, and news on her website www.alphafemale.de – The Alpha Female was trained by Joe E. Legend, Murat Bosporus, and the German Wrestling Federation. If you want to book the 5’11” and 145 lbs Alpha Female, you can contact [email protected] — For more information, visit www.alphafemale.de or www.myspace.com/alphafemalewrestling
[Booking Information] Contact Bill Behrens at [email protected] to book any of the following: Azrael, the Blue Meanie, Chase Stevens, Daizee Haze, David Young, Delirious, Iceberg, Joey Matthews, John McChesney, Kevin Nash, Luke Hawx, Mikal Judas, Rob Eckos, Sal Rinauro, Shannon Moore, Shawn Stasiak, Slim J, Stevie Richards, and Super Nova.
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Memphis Wrestling History
Vol. 2: The Programs (1972 – 1976)
by Mark James
Forward by Lance Russell
Most fans today associate Memphis wrestling with WWE Hall of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler, and although it may be true that Lawler helped bring the Memphis territory into a brighter spotlight, there is a lot of great history that paved the road for the “King.” Those trailblazers include Eddie Marlin, Jerry Jarrett, Jackie Fargo, Tojo Yamamoto, Billy Wicks, Sputnik Monroe, and countless others.
Mark James has done his part to teach the students of the wrestling community about Memphis with his website, Memphis Wrestling History (www.memphiswrestlinghistory.com). He has also gone above and beyond the call of duty by writing a book with the same name. I am here to give you my review for Mark’s second book, “Memphis Wrestling History Vol. 2: The Programs 1972-1976.” There are printed contributions from Memphis legends such as Lance Russell, Billy Wicks, Bill Dundee, Jimmy Hart, Jerry Jarrett, Jimmy Valiant, Scott Bowden, and others. The bulk of this 400+ page coffee table-sized book is a huge collection of scanned programs from Memphis. Each program features pictures and text hyping and celebrating the various aspects of the Memphis circuit.
If you’re a big fan of Jerry Lawler, you may have some extra incentive to check out this book, because it covers the unfamiliar era of Lawler’s early years as a professional wrestler. You will quickly realize why Lawler would eventually become the “King” of Memphis wrestling, having learned the ropes from so many extraordinary legends of the industry.
CLICK HERE to read the full review by Brad Dykens..
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