OWW Weekly News & Notes for August 11th

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World Wrestling Entertainment last week announced financial results for its second quarter. Link: http://ir.corporate.wwe.com/file.aspx?IID=4121687&FID=9925889

Alberto Del Rio is now 263 lbs (bulked up a lot for the WWE – it’s pretty obvious).. Here’s a YouTube video from a recent event in New Zealand: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pKx-zMiBYY

The August 7th, 2010 edition of WWE Vintage Collection featured these matches:
* Ron Simmons vs. The Taylor Made Man from WCW Beach Blast 1992
* Rick Martel & The Fabulous Rougeaus vs. Tito Santana & The Rockers from WWF Summerslam 1989
* The Hollywood Blonds vs. Paul Roma & Arn Anderson from WCW Beach Blast 1993
* The Undertaker vs. The Undertaker from WWF Summerslam 1994

On Sunday, September 5, TNA Wrestling presents “No Surrender” live and exclusively on Pay-Per-View from Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida, featuring Kurt Angle vs. Jeff Hardy for the first time ever on PPV!

Universal Studios in Orlando has released the TNA taping schedule for the remainder of 2010. Here are the dates:
August 9th, 10th, 23rd & 24th
September 6th, 7th & 8th
October 11th, 12th, 25th & 26th
November 8th, 9th, 22nd & 23rd
December 6th, 7th, 20th & 21st

Spike TV is pre-empting TNA Impact and TNA Reaction on Thursday, September 9th, 2010. A marathon of Gangland will air in TNA’s spot. Click http://www.spike.com/schedule/spike/?tabView=day&startdate=20100909 to see Spike’s schedule for that day.

A feature story on New England Championship Wrestling’s 10th Anniversary appears in the August 5th edition of the Quincy Patriot Ledger daily newspaper. The article can be seen online here..

Members of the wrestling media got the following sarcastic statement from NWS: NWS management wants to congratulate Rob Eckos on his recent TNA signing. NWS management also wants to say sorry you couldn’t make the PWL show run in conjunction with the NWS on Saturday afternoon, August 7th in Long Branch, NJ. Luckily you received a phone call in time and “my bad”.

Right After Wrestling with guest Sgt. Slaughter video here..

Right After Wrestling with guest Gail Kim video here..

Jimmy Korderas teaches us how to properly score a pin fall in wrestling – video here..

More Memphis Heat Sneak Peek! Jerry Lawler Edition!

On August 8th, the legendary Matt Borne won the Wrecking Ball Wrestling championship from Cody Knight. Borne, who is best known as The Original Doink the Clown in the WWE has won many titles throughout his career. Borne was brought in by his former World Class Championship Wrestling enemy Skandor Akbar. Akbar and Devastion Inc. has re-energized wrestling in the Dallas area as of late and Akbar has proclaimed to get all the gold in the promotion. Borne and Akbar will defend the title next Sunday in Dallas.

Pictures from National Wrestling Superstars & Women Superstars Uncensored “When The Tigers Broke Free” in Middletown, NJ August 6, 2010 are now posted on the Web at: http://www.foto-mark.com/NWS


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Free online magazine The Wrestling Press is back with yet another bumper edition. To commemorate Dragon Gate USA’s 1st anniversary TWP magazine looks back at the promotion’s first year in existence, with a special message from promoter Gabe Sapolsky and a revealing insight into DG events staged in the UK. The worldwide publication features interviews and stories from the UK, USA, Germany and Mexico. Also inside: Divas, Nostalgia, ‘Worked Shoots’, Brock Lesnar, Video Clips, Lizzy Valentine, Wade Barrett, Alex Wright, Wrestling Religion and a whole lot more. 64 pages. All this and a whole lot more at http://www.thewrestlingpress.com

TNA Turning Point takes place on November 7th, 2010 and TNA Final Resolution takes place on December 5th, 2010. Both events will be held at Universal Studios in Orlando. Go to http://prowrestlingevents.tk or http://prowrestlingevents.webs.com for info about upcoming wrestling shows worldwide.

TNA returns to the Civic Center in Florence, South Carolina on October 2nd, 2010. Tickets go on sale August 20th, 2010 at 10 AM. Go to http://prowrestlingevents.tk or http://prowrestlingevents.webs.com for info about upcoming wrestling shows worldwide.

TNA will be holding an event at the Five Flags Arena in Dubuque, Iowa on October 16th, 2010. Go to http://wherewrestlinghappens.tk or http://prowrestlingevents.webs.com for info about upcoming wrestling shows worldwide.

WWE returns to the State Farm Arena in Hidalgo, Texas on October 6th, 2010 at 7:30 PM. Tickets go on sale August 21st, 2010 at 10 AM. Go to http://sportsentertainmentevents.tk or http://prowrestlingevents.webs.com for info about upcoming wrestling shows worldwide.

The WWE Smackdown taping on October 12th, 2010 will be held at the Rose Garden Arena in Portland, Oregon. Tickets go on sale August 21st, 2010. Go to http://wherewrestlinghappens.tk or http://prowrestlingevents.webs.com for info about upcoming wrestling shows worldwide.

Check out the only official site for the “Best Wrestler In The World” at www.BryanDanielson.tv right now!!!

Long-time wrestling historian Libnan Ayoub has a new documentary coming about talking about the old Australia-based World Championship Wrestling promotion run by Jim Barnett. There is a preview on YouTube right here.. there’s some great stuff here!

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