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[Book News] WRESTLING WITH THE TRUTH by Bruno Lauer – Don’t forget the latest book available from Crowbar Press. Most of the guys in the WWE have been reading and talking about it during the past few weeks. It has been getting high praise from everybody from Vince McMahon on down. Get your copy here! http://www.1wrestlinglegends.com/crowbarpress/bruno/index.html
[Misc News] Wrestlers Rescue’s mission is to create awareness and to help raise monies to support the health care needs of Retired Professional Wrestlers due to a career choice in wrestling. To learn more about Wrestler’s Rescue, go to http://WrestlersRescue.Org
[Media] Legends of Pro Wrestling On-Demand Video Series – “Star studded, action packed matches from original television masters. Some matches haven’t been seen in over 30 years!” Rock Parsons has teamed up with Webcastia to provide monthly on-demand Pro Wrestling specials, narrated by greats from the past. Each special will include full matches and discussion, Q&A and facts from the past. Some of the Pro Wrestlers featured in the matches are; Terry Funk, Ivan Putski, Buzz Sawyer, Tully Blanchard, Ricky Morton, Bobby Heenan, Dick the Bruiser, Ernie Ladd, Bruno Sammartino, Andre, Bobo Brazil, Baron Von Ruschke, Mark Lewin, Brute Bernard, Manager Eddie Creatchman, The Shiek, and 6 times World Champion Referee Lou Thesz… The first video, that is now available for on-demand, is hosted by The Masked Superstar and Rock Parsons. The video includes 3 full length matches, with a pay-per-view cost of $7.95. For further information you can email Chuck at Webcastia ([email protected]) or Rock Parsons ([email protected]).
[Misc Event] Co-promoted by Kayfabe Commentaries and Legends of the Ring, the “Ring Roast” of the Iron Sheik will feature roasters Don Muraco, King Kong Bundy, Nikolai Volkoff, Adnan Al Kaissey, Tom Brandi, King Khalua, Mike Morse, Don Jamieson, and more. The roastmaster for the night will be Bill Apter. Visit www.ringroasts.com for more information.
[Indy Event] Al Snow, Headshrinker Samu, The Patriot, Dominic DeNucci and Doink The Clown will be appearing at the National Wrestling League event in Bridgewater, Pennsylvania on October 25th, 2008. Go to http://www.nwlwrestling.com for info about the NWL.. [reported by Devin Cutting]
[Indy Event] Kevin Sullivan, Buff Bagwell and Doink The Clown will be appearing at the All-Star Wrestling event in Logan, West Virginia on October 25th, 2008. Go to http://www.asw-wrestling.com for info about ASW.. [reported by Devin Cutting]
[Indy Event] “Wildcat” Chris Harris (aka Braden Walker) will be appearing at the Northern Wrestling Federation event in Fort Wright, Kentucky on November 8th, 2008. Go to http://www.nwfwrestling.com for info about the NWF.. [reported by Devin Cutting]
[Int’l Event] Balls Mahoney will be appearing at the Saarländ Wrestling Organisation event in Andernach, Germany on October 18th, 2008. Go to http://www.swo-wrestling.de for info about the SWO.. [reported by Devin Cutting]
[DVD News] To purchase the 2007 Jeff Peterson Memorial Cup and for information on the 2008 event including its participants and how to buy special VIP ticket packages, log onto http://jpc2008.com — .. [reported by Alan Wojcik]
[UK News] A poll was recently carried out to find the worst wrestlers in the UK. The latest issue of Piledriver Online includes a five page special on the Sh*tarse Fifty including interviews with organiser Moj and the infamous Ronin, it can be seen on pages 7-11at: http://www.piledriver-online.co.uk/ccount/click.php?id=19
[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.
[Canadian Event] Ultimate Championship Wrestling will be in Halifax, NS (Spryfield Lion’s Rink) on Sept. 19 and in Berwick, NS (Berwick Arena) on Sept. 20 – Featuring Wrestling Reality stars Brody Steele, Mike Hughes (1st show only), and ‘Lumber’ Jack Johnson.. [reported by http://www.newscott.com]
[Fan Convention] Lance Storm will be making a rare Convention type autograph appearance as part of the “A NIGHT TO REMEMBER, REUNION OF SUPERSTARS” event put on by Turnbuckle Promotions. The event takes place September 27th at the Sheraton Bucks County Hotel in Langhorne, Pennsylvania. For more information about this event, and who else will be appearing check out their website at: www.TurnbucklePromotions.com
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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..