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[ROH Events] Ring of Honor will return to Japan for two more shows on 9/13 & 14 in Tokyo. Both shows will be at Differ Ariake. The tour will feature the Japanese debuts of ROH World Tag Team Champions Jimmy Jacobs & Tyler Black. ROH’s Vice President was in Japan last week to hold a formal press conference to announce the tour.. [reported by www.ROHwrestling.com]
[SHIMMER] Nykk of The SHIMMER Forum has posted his newest SHIMMER-trons (short video clips of the SHIMMER roster members set to their entrance music). Click Here for Nicole Matthews..
[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!
[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
[Indy Event] Stevie Richards will be appearing at the NWA Upstate event in Henrietta, New York on November 15th, 2008. Go to http://www.nwaupny.com for info about NWA Upstate..
[Indy Event] Bushwhacker Luke has been added to the WrestleReality’s Diamond & Steel Anniversary event on September 27th at The Flyers Skate Zone in Voorhees, New Jersey. The event also includes a Savio Vega training seminar for $25. For more inforomation, go to www.WrestleReality.com
[Indy Event] The APWF Pro Wrestling Event on Saturday, September 20th at Matanzas High School in Palm Coast, Florida has been cancelled due to a death in the family of promoter Chris Lash. Please check out http://south.apwfwrestling.com/ for when the event will be rescheduled.
[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 located at 901 Northview Rd in Waukesha, Wisconsin. For more information, go to www.brewcitywrestling1.com
[Indy Media] This week on NECW TV we take you back to NECW’s BIRTHDAY BASH 8 with a very eventful Pat’s Pit, as Pat “The Brat” Piper brings out manager Brian Cairo and a situation ensues that neither man expected. It’s a wild segment to kick off this week’s episode. Direct link to the episode: http://www.necw.tv/episodes/NECW_TV_EPISODE_136.wmv
[Indy Media] !BANG! TV’s production of our last show, Support the Troops 30, “Hot Fight in the City” is now online in broad band Video Plus Format on our website at http://www.dory-funk.com. Enter the main page and scroll to, !BANG! TV Results on Video. For training information at the Funking Conservatory, call 352-895-4658
[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.
[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]
[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.
[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
[Radio] Listen to DAWN MARIE speaking about 9/14 Wrestlers Rescue charity event on August 31st edition of Evan Ginzburg’s Legends Radio co-hosted by Dr. Mike Lano. To listen to the show, go to http://www.webmediazone.net/click/click.php?id=8
[Radio] Peach State Pandemonium featured former NWA World Heavyweight Champion Ron Garvin on Wednesday night. Micah Taylor, former World Wrestling Entertainment developmental talent now with Great Championship Wrestling, also joined us. In addition, Les Thatcher sat in to talk about the passing of Killer Kowalski, among other items. Click here for the archive. Next week, we will feature Jerry ‘the King’ Lawler. Bobby Simmons will also take us for a ride in the Wayback Machine.
[Radio] Dawn-Marie & Brimstone plus information on Wrestlers Rescue will be featured on the 9/9 episode of Trash Talking Radio (www.trashtalkingradio.com) hosted by Mike Trash.
[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
[DVD News] You’ll laugh. . .you’ll cry. . .you’ll be astonished at BOSTONWRESTLING.COM’s Iron Sheik Studio Shoot Interview II. The original from 2004 has been often imitated but never duplicated. . .without a doubt, it is the most popular shoot interview in the history of professional wrestling. “I’ll make you humble” became a household phrase on-line, but that’s NOTHING compared to the Sheik’s shocking comments about The Ultimate Warrior and the Warrior’s daughter! This two hour shoot will become another instant classic. You’ll laugh out loud when the Sheik forgets Brian Blair and even his own grand kids names (never mind trying to pronounce Sylvester Stallone’s name!). More vicious attacks on Hulk Hogan, Jimmy Hart and Nikolai Volkoff. For the first time, the Sheik publicly talks about his two sons he had out of wedlock in Iran, Hassan and Ali. For more information, http://www.BostonWrestling.com/mwfstore-sheikstudioshoot2.html
[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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The Outrageous Bad-Boy
Wrestler Who Created
American Pop CultureBy John Capouya Price: $25.95
On Sale: 9/2/2008
This is the first-ever biography of the legendary wrestler Gorgeous George, filled with incredible never-before-told stories. George directly influenced the likes of Muhammad Ali, who took his bragging and boasting from George; James Brown, who began to wear sequined capes onstage after seeing George on TV; John Waters, whose films featured the outrageous drag queen Divine as an homage to George; and too many wrestlers to count. Amid these pop culture discoveries are firsthand accounts of the pro wrestling game from the 1930s to the 1960s.
The ideal American male used to be stoic, quiet, and dignified. But for a young couple struggling to make ends meet, in the desperation born of the lingering Depression and wartime rationing, an idea was hatched that changed the face of American popular culture, an idea so bold, so over-the-top and absurd, that it was perfect. That idea transformed journeyman wrestler George Wagner from a dark-haired, clean-cut good guy to a peroxide-blond braggart who blatantly cheated every chance he got. Crowds were stunned—they had never seen anything like this before—and they came from miles around to witness it for themselves.
Suddenly George—guided by Betty, his pistol of a wife—was a draw. With his golden tresses grown long and styled in a marcel, George went from handsome to . . . well . . . gorgeous overnight, the small, dank wrestling venues giving way to major arenas. As if the hair wasn’t enough, his robes—unmanly things of silk, lace, and chiffon in pale pinks, sunny yellows, and rich mauves—were but a prelude to the act: the regal entrance, the tailcoat-clad valet spraying the mat with perfume, the haughty looks and sneers for the “peasants” who paid to watch this outrageously prissy hulk prance around the ring. How they loved to see his glorious mane mussed up by his manly opponents. And how they loved that alluringly alliterative name . . . Gorgeous George . . . the self-proclaimed Toast of the Coast, the Sensation of the Nation!
All this was timed to the arrival of that new invention everyone was talking about—television. In its early days, professional wrestling and its larger-than-life characters dominated prime-time broadcasts—none more so than Gorgeous George, who sold as many sets as Uncle Miltie.
Fans came in droves—to boo him, to stick him with hatpins, to ogle his gowns, and to rejoice in his comeuppance. He was the man they loved to hate, and his provocative, gender-bending act took him to the top of the entertainment world. America would never be the same again.
Check out the Gorgeous George book website at: http://www.gorgeousgeorgebook.com
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