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[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.
[TNA News] TNA is heading to the west coast for the first time in November. A house show will be held at the Bakersfield Dome in Bakersfield, California on November 1st, 2008. Bell time is 6 PM. Go to http://www.myspace.com/thebakersfielddome for info about the venue.. [reported by Devin Cutting]
[ROH PPV] ROH “New Horizons” will premiere on pay-per-view on September 26th. It will be offered at an affordable price on iN DEMAND, The DISH Network, TVN cable systems and in Canada on Bell ExpressVU and Viewer’s Choice Pay-Per-View starting on Sept. 26th. Check out a preview here: http://www.rohwrestling.com/news/article.aspx?id=2285
[Indy News] On Saturday October 4th, 2008 at 7:30 PM, history will be made when the EWF begins running monthly events in the “Old Marion Memorial Coliseum” which is now the new Grant County Family YMCA. Tickets will be available online at www.ewfarena.com and will also be available during Marion’s First Friday Events in August, September ,& October. Event tickets will be available at the door starting at 5:00 PM on the day-of-show.
[Indy Event] Extreme Wrestling Federation’s “A New Beginning” takes place on October 4, 2008 at the Grant County Family YMCA in Marion, Indiana…. Featuring: “Superfly” Jimmy Snuka and Nick “Eugene” Dinsmore… For more information, go to www.ewfarena.com
[Indy Event] Trevor Murdoch, Chris Masters, Jay Lethal, The Disco Inferno and Doink The Clown will be appearing at the International Championship Wrestling event in Columbus, Mississippi on October 3rd, 2008. Go to http://www.icwrestling.com or http://www.myspace.com/icw_stlouis for info about ICW .. [reported by Devin Cutting]
[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
[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]
[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
[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!
[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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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..