[Radio] Trash Talking Radio (www.trashtalkingradio.com), hosted by Mike Trash, featured Eric Gargiulo, Massive Mike, and B-Boy
[WWE] WWEÂ® Reports 2007 Fourth Quarter Results: STAMFORD, Conn., February 12, 2008 – World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:WWE) today announced financial results for its fourth quarter ended December 31, 2007. Revenues totaled $132.6 million as compared to $107.6 million in the prior year quarter while operating income was $24.7 million as compared to $17.5 million in the prior year quarter. Net income was $21.5 million, or $0.30 per share, as compared to $15.5 million, or $0.22 per share, in the prior year quarter. To read the full press release, please click here..
[Birthdays & Anniversaries] Rip Rogers (53), Ken Shamrock (44), Tommy Dreamer (37), and Viscera (36) all celebrated birthday’s today.. [reported by Rich Tate of www.GeorgiaWrestlingHistory]
[Radio] Monday Night Mayhem (www.mondaynightmayhem) had former WWE developmental Diva Lacey Von Erich on their show. They also discussed the Against All Odds PPV Results and previewed the No Way Out PPV with Scott Hudson & Jim Molineaux. Listen to the archive here or download the Podcast here.
[Article] “Perspectives on Wrestling” columnist Richard Berger has posted his latest column on the Fight Network website, which can be viewed by clicking here.
[Birthdays & Anniversaries] Mark Tendler died from a gunshot wound on this day in 1990 – He was 55. On this day in 1997, Bill MacMurray passed away at 79. Today is the tenth anniversary of the death of Louie Spicolli at the age of 27 following an overdose. Paddy Casey died of natural causes on this day in 2002 – He was 92. Five years ago today, Michiaki Yoshimura passed away following lung failure at 76. .. [reported by Rich Tate of www.GeorgiaWrestlingHistory]
[Obituary] Johnny Weaver dead at 72 – By CLEVE R. WOOTSON JR. – Johnny Weaver, a Charlotte wrestler who mastered the Sleeper hold, died Friday of natural causes. He was 72. Weaver, who later became a Mecklenburg Sheriff’s deputy, was found in his home by fellow deputies after he didn’t show up for work on Friday. Funeral arrangements had not been finalized by Friday night. Weaver, who started wrestling in 1955, often fought in the old Charlotte Coliseum and in the 1960s & 1970s went up against foes like Baron von Raschke and the Missouri Mauler. He was in the ring in an era when Charlotte was a wrestling capital and performers would drive themselves to matches across the South.
[OWW] I recently relaunched the “OWW Chat Room!” – and I’m we will be hosting chats on WWE & TNA PPV Night’s, Monday Night’s (during RAW), Thursday Nights (during iMPACT), and Friday Night’s (during SmackDown!). If they chat room concept takes off then we will be bringing in special guests to chat with fans – you will never know who will show up!
[Birthdays & Anniversaries] Jim Lancaster celebrated his 54th birthday today, Today is the twentieth anniversary of the death of Ann Gunkel, who lost a battle with cancer – she was 50. Danny Hawke died on this day in 2004 at the age of 33 in what was attributed to the use of steroids. Two years ago today, Johnny Grunge passed away at 39. .. [reported by Rich Tate of www.GeorgiaWrestlingHistory]
[Article] Irvin Muchnick’s essay, “Congress Clemens Probers Wrestle Irony — Irony Wins by KO” appears today in Beyond Chron, the San Francisco online newspaper. The link
[Blog] Steve Corino has posted yet another blog entitled “The Corino Chronicles III” about coming out of retirement! You can read the BLOG at www.SteveCorino.com/livejournal or www.MySpace.com/SteveCorino in the Blog Section.
[From Jimmy and Angel Valiant] Please check out Pro Wrestling Illustrated magazine, the March issue with John Cena on the cover. It just came out on the news stands last week. On page 6 there is a full-page story about my DVD wrestling BWC/NAW documentary “Live For Sunday” with producer Marshall Ward. It was given a 4 out of 5 rating by PWI. Available now for ordering through [email protected] or www.Jimmyvaliant.com Or, you can pick one up at Boogie’s Wrestling Camp any Sunday from 12 till 4 p.m. in Shawsville, VA . Boogie will personally autograph it for you. Thanks. God Bless!
[Radio] The first episode of Peach State Pandemonium was broadcast live today, featuring our guest Bill Behrens. We discussed the pending Senate Bill 413, which could essentially end professional wrestling in the state of Georgia. Behrens is heading a group called the Georgia Wrestling Promoters Advisory Committee in a battle to separate them from the bill and produce a new form of documented regulation to keep wrestling under reasonable policing. Click here for the archived broadcast. Next weekâ€™s guest will be legendary manager Gary Hart. (Rich Tate)
[Birthdays & Anniversaries] Charles Harvey died in a car accident on this day in 1939 – He was 27. Fifteen years ago today, Kurt Von Stroheim passed at the age of 69. On this day in 2002, Bud Adams died at 67. It has been one year since the suicide of Mike Awesome – He was 42. .. [reported by Rich Tate of www.GeorgiaWrestlingHistory]
[Radio] Evan Ginzburg’s Legends Radio had the Living Legend Larry Zbyszko on their show this past week. What a great interview; Zbyszko was on to promote his new upcoming book Adventures in Larryland. Click here to listen to the interview.
[Radio] This week on Shooting Star Radio (www.shootingstarradio.com), The Huckster gives his opinion on who is going to win at No Way Out. Click Here to listen.
[Training] Current ROH World Champion and former two time HWA Heavyweight Champion, Nigel McGuinness will be holding his In It To Win It Training Camp on Friday afternoon March 7th from 1:30 PM – 5:30 PM at Sports Plus(10765 Reading Road – Cincinnati, OH). The entry fee for the camp is $50. If you are interested in participating in the camp please register by sending an email with your name, wrestling promotions youâ€™ve worked for, and contact info to [email protected] or by going to HWAOnline.com. [reported by PROHIOWRESTLING.com]
[Birthdays & Anniversaries] Chick Garibaldi died following a match on this day in 1961 at the age of 46. Cal Farleyâ€™s death on this day in 1967 was attributed to heart failure – He was 71. On this day in 1989, Mildred Burke passed away at 73. It has been fifteen years since the suicide of 33 year old Kerry Von Erich. Eddie Gilbert suffered a fatal heart attack on this day in 1995 at the age of 33. Six years ago today, â€˜Slickâ€™ Robbie D died at 32. .. [reported by Rich Tate of www.GeorgiaWrestlingHistory]
[Radio] Raven was a guest on The Main Event Radio Show. Click here to listen to the interview.
[Radio] Monday Night Mayhem (www.mondaynightmayhem.com) will feature Nigel McGuinness and author Ken Palmer on its show tonight!
[PPV] World Wrestling Entertainment presented “No Way Out” on PPV from Las Vegas, Nevada – click here for results.