[Birthdays & Anniversaries] Hardcore Holly celebrated his 45th birthday today. On this day in 1944, Jim Clinstock was murdered by strangulation at the hands of Dr. Henry Parker in a Charlotte, NC, dental office, allegedly in self defense. He was 38. Emory Hale died two years ago today due to kidney failure at the age of 36. .. [reported by Rich Tate of www.GeorgiaWrestlingHistory]
[OWW] I have recently relaunched the “OWW Chat Room!” – and I’m hoping to start up a PPV & Monday Night tradition with the gathering of OWW wrestling fans to talk about these events as they happen. This would be a great opportunity for people who cannot see PPVs or TV shows live to find out the results up-to-the-minute! We’re starting tonight with our first ever MONDAY NIGHT CHAT! So be there, or BE SQUARE!
[OWW] I’ve been playing around with FLASH again and I have created an “OWW_Project” – check it out!
[YOUTUBE] The Women of Honor (Lacey, Daizee Haze, Sara Del Rey, and Mercedes Martinez) are included in the ROH highlight video set to The Smashing Pumpkins’ “Doomsday Clock,” available to view right now for free online. This is part of a cross promotion between Ring of Honor and The Smashing Pumpkins. Click Here to watch the video. You can also read the news piece at SmashingPumpkins.com
[Birthdays & Anniversaries] A brain tumor caused the death of Dennis Clary on this day in 1955. He was 31; Twenty-two years ago today, Gino Hernandez died of a cocaine overdose at the age of 29. .. [reported by Rich Tate of www.GeorgiaWrestlingHistory]
[Radio] Evan Ginzburg’s Legend’s Radio (www.wrestling-radio.com) featured big time guest Claudio Castagnoli as well as Steve Rizzono and Writer/activist Judy Gail Krasonow. Last week they had their biggest show ever with a stacked line-up including Rob Van Dam, Magnum T.A., and Chris Masters. Click here to listen. The week before that they had another big show with guests Nikita Koloff, Dawn Marie, Wally “Famous” Amos, NY Daily News sportswriter Adam Rubin. Click Here to listen.
[News] The “NWA Wrestling Showcase” is off to a great start and this week the action continues with matches featuring Reyo de Jalisco Jr. & T.J. Perkins Vs. Blue Demon Jr. & Hidaka & “Special E” Dinsmore, Nick Jackson (1/2 of the Young Bucks) Vs. “Mr. Azucar” Rocky Romero, and Cobra II Vs. Cassandro “The Exotic”. PLUS special interviews with “The Masked Superstar”/Demolition Ax: Bill Eadie and Australia’s Bobby Marshall. These matches start on Wed at 9:00 PM (EST) on Colors TV- Dish Network Ch. 9407 and after the first airing you can find the program on demand at nwawrestling.com!
[News] The annual reunion of the Cauliflower Alley Club takes place from June 9 to June 11 in Las Vegas, NV, with J.J. Dillon serving as the master of ceremonies. Aside from the usual festivities, several people will be honored for their contributions to the wrestling business. Orville Brown will be honored with the Posthumous Award, which goes to people who, for one reason or another, were not honored by the CAC during their lifetimes. Ron Garvin, Butcher Vachon, Bret Hart, Betty Niccoli, Pat Patterson, Scott Teal, and Steve Williams are also being honored. There are other honorees to be announced soon for the Red Bastien Friendship Award and the Future Legend.. [reported by Rich Tate]
[News] The annual events and inductions for the George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame at the International Wrestling Institute in Waterloo, IA, are to be held on June 27 and June 28. Being honored this year are Masanori Saito, Abe Jacobs, Roddy Piper, and Penny Banner. Stu Hart, Ray Gunkel, and Leo Nomellini are being awarded posthumously. The winner of the Jim Melby Award is expected to be named soon. [reported by Rich Tate]
[Birthdays & Anniversaries] Giant Gonzales celebrated his 42nd Birthday today. The original Dutch Mantell died on this day in 1941, when cancer claimed him at 59. Giant Baba also succumbed to cancer nine years ago today. He was 61. .. [reported by Rich Tate of www.GeorgiaWrestlingHistory]
[OWW] Are you one of the billions of members on the Facebook website? The staff of Online World of Wrestling has come up with a first-of-its-kind Facebook application which allows you display wrestling headlines on your facebook page. Check it out http://apps.facebook.com/owwnews
[TNA] According to the Kentucky Boxing & Wrestling Authority, there will be a TNA house show at the Eastern Kentucky Expo Center in Pikeville, Kentucky on Friday, March 14th, 2008. [reported by Devin Cutting]
[TNA] TNA is running a house show at the Salem Civic Center in Salem, Virginia on Thursday, March 13th, 2008. Bell time is 7:30 PM. [reported by Devin Cutting]
[Birthdays & Anniversaries] Charlie Smith celebrated his 78 today. Perhaps known best as one of the Medics, Luis Hernandez died on this day in 1972. .. [reported by Rich Tate of www.GeorgiaWrestlingHistory]
[Article] Click Here for Richard Berger’s latest “Perspectives on Wrestling” article posted on the Fight Network website.
[Birthdays & Anniversaries] Genichiro Tenryu (58) and Susan Sexton (??) celebrated birthday’s today. It was six years ago today that Nelson Royal suffered a fatal heart attack at the age of 70. .. [reported by Rich Tate of www.GeorgiaWrestlingHistory]
[Radio] Shooting Star Radio (www.shootingstarradio.com) this week featured the return of John Cena. How did he return so fast and how great was the Rumble surprise? This week they also introduced Stone Cold Steve Shark Boy! Will Triple H win the Title at Wrestlemania? Hostmaster has the answer!
[Birthdays & Anniversaries] Chris Sabin celebrated his 26th birthday today. â€˜Whipperâ€™ Billy Watson suffered a fatal heart attack on this day in 1990. He was 74. On this day in 1998, Pedro Martinez passed away at 82. .. [reported by Rich Tate of www.GeorgiaWrestlingHistory]
[Radio] Legendary southern pro wrestling referee Ron West, along with one of his sons Rodney West, were guests on ‘Jerkin’ The Curtain’ radio, Monday Feb. 4th. They will be discussing United Wrestling League airing a PPV on the Internet on March 9th. Ron West will also discuss his long career as a referee. Expect several great and interesting stories to be told. Should be a good to check out for anyone interested in pro wrestling history in the south.