OWW Weekly Notes for March 31st

March 25, 2008:

[Birthdays & Anniversaries] Promoter Wally Karbo suffered a fatal heart attack fifteen years ago today at the age of 77. .. [reported by Rich Tate of www.GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com]

[CHICKFIGHT] What does ChickFight mean to you as a fan of professional wrestling? Get involved with ChickFight by visting their forums at http://www.chickfight.tv.

[TNA] TNA Mobile sent out an update to subscribers announcing the cities which are being considered to host October’s “Bound For Glory” Pay-Per-View extravaganza – TNA’s biggest annual event. According to TNA Mobile, the finalists are New York City, Chicago and Toronto. [reported by Devin Cutting]

[Article] Chase Tatum Found Dead at 34 or http://www.transworldnews.com/NewsStory.aspx?id=41246&cat=14 [reported by Dr. Keith Lipinski]

[Article] Chase Tatum, former WCW wrestler, found dead or http://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/orl-bk-tatum032508,0,7393907.story [reported by Dr. Keith Lipinski]

[Radio] Monday Night Mayhem (www.mondaynightmayhem.com) featured an interview with John Cena Sr. plus its MNM Hall of Fame Ceremonies..

[Radio] Submission Radio (www.submissionradio.com.au) featured an interview with the legendary Dory Funk Jr. right after his retirement match in Japan! To listen to the interview, just go to http://www.submissionradio.com.au/viewpage.php?page_id=4.

[Radio] Nick Dinsmore sat in the Wrestling Hotseat (http://myvirtualbc.com) this week.

[Reality TV] The link to the six “Wrestling Reality” documentaries is www.greghemmings.com/wrfinals

[Merchandise] Big Vision Entertainment sells DVD’s of SHIMMER, ChickFight, GLOW, and many other promotions at http://www.bigvisionentertainment.com

[ClickWrestle.com Video of the Day] American Dragon & James Choi & Jardi Frantz vs. Super Dragon & Tony Kozina & Robert Thompson

March 26, 2008:

[Birthdays & Anniversaries] Sylvan Grenier celebrated his 31st birthday today. Benny McGuire suffered a fatal heart attack on this day in 2001. He was 54. That same day, Johnny ‘Red Shoes’ Dugan passed away at 89. Axis committed suicide at the age of 22 one year ago today. .. [reported by Rich Tate of www.GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com]

[Radio] In Your Head (www.inyourheadonline.com) featured David Marquez on its show

[Radio] Trash Talking Radio (www.trashtalkingradio.com), hosted by Mike Trash, featured Chio and the Stro on its show.

[Radio] Woody & Joe E Legend from The Main Event Radio give a quick audio run down of the 2008 American Wrestling Rampage Tour of Ireland. To listen to the show, go to http://www.wrestling-radio.com/uploads/TME/AWR%20recap.mp3

[Article] Wrestling mourns passing of Gary Hart (by Brian Argabright) or http://www.delrionewsherald.com/story.lasso?ewcd=8d93e76f93df8e9a [reported by Dr. Keith Lipinski]

[Article] Flair shows he’s still ‘the man’ or http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/sports/wrestling/blog/2008/03/flair_shows_hes_still_the_man.html [reported by Dr. Keith Lipinski]

[Article] Woo! Ric Flair accepts key to Columbia or http://www.thestate.com/local/story/355553.html [reported by Dr. Keith Lipinski]

[Article] Key to city brings Ric Flair to tears or http://www.charlotte.com/breaking_news/story/551469.html [reported by Dr. Keith Lipinski]

[Web Media] Pro Wrestling Syndicate presents, Underground Internet TV every Wednesday at 8pm EST on http://www.prowrestlingsyndicate.com

[ClickWrestle.com Video of the Day] C.M. Punk vs. A.J. Styles

March 27, 2008:

[Birthdays & Anniversaries] Charlie Haas celebrated his 36th birthday today. Today is the twentieth anniversary of the passing of Roy McClarity – He was 79 .. [reported by Rich Tate of www.GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com]

[Milestone] For those who don’t know, it is the 20th anniversary of The Mega Powers formation. That’s right wrestling fans, It’s been 20 years of the forming of The Mega Powers (http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/profiles/m/megapowers.html) [reported by Steven Strother]

[Radio] Scott Barry vs. Trent Van Drisse on a special edition of Jerkin’ The Curtain (http://www.blogtalkradio.com/TVD) radio. Barry, of Bert Prentice’ Nashville wrestling, is a long time employee/right hand man of sorts to Mr. Prentice. It will just be one on one, debating, arguing, whatever, just a big b!tchfest. They’ve had a ‘feud’ of sorts on TVD’s Mid-Southern Wrestling message board for quite awhile now, so if you enjoy listening to two idiots who don’t know when to shut the Hell up argue for about an hour, this might be the show for you!

[Article] WWE® To Launch Cutting Edge ”WWE Kids” Magazine or http://www.businesswire.com/portal/site/google/?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20080325006016&newsLang=en [reported by Dr. Keith Lipinski]

[Article] Wrestling’s true art can be found inside and outside the ring or http://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/orl-greene2508mar25,0,1427923.column [reported by Dr. Keith Lipinski]

[Article] Hulk Hogan sued by family of Florida crash victim or http://www.reuters.com/article/peopleNews/idUSN2427934720080324 [reported by Dr. Keith Lipinski]

[ClickWrestle.com Video of the Day] C.M. Punk vs. Homicide

March 28, 2008:

[Birthdays & Anniversaries] Umaga celebrated his 35th birthday today. Abe Coleman died one year ago today. At 101, he was believed to be the oldest wrestler alive at the time. .. [reported by Rich Tate of www.GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com]

[Links] Richard Berger’s popular BLOG – Perspectives on Wrestling or http://perspectivesonwrestling.blogspot.com/

[Article] Benoit 911 Call: WWE Security Chief Gave Wrong Day of Wrestler’s Last Message – MARCH 28, 2008 – In the call to 911 just before the corpses of Chris Benoit and his wife and son were discovered last year, World Wrestling Entertainment’s chief of security twice stated the wrong day for the wrestler’s final cryptic text messages, an investigation by author Irvin Muchnick has revealed. To read the full story, go to http://muchnick.net/babylon/2008/03/28/benoit-911-call-wwe-security-chief-gave-wrong-day-of-wrestlers-last-message/

[Article] Wrestling events at Universal Studios Orlando or http://www.miamiherald.com/675/story/469190.html [reported by Dr. Keith Lipinski]

[Article] WWE Comes to Blu-ray with ‘Wrestlemania XXIV’ or http://bluray.highdefdigest.com/news/show/WWE/Disc_Announcements/WWE_Comes_to_Blu-ray_with_Wrestlemania_XXIV/1586 [reported by Dr. Keith Lipinski]

[WWE.com] Candice undergoes successful surgery or http://www.wwe.com/shows/raw/articles/6066488/candicesurgery

[ClickWrestle.com Video of the Day] C.M. Punk vs. Chris Hero

[ClickWrestle.com Video of the Day] C.M. Punk vs. Chris Hero (60 Minute Iron Man Match)

March 29, 2008:

[Birthdays & Anniversaries] Michael Hayes celebrated his 49th birthday today. Joe Stecher (80, 1974) and Herb Welch (91, 1999) passed away on this day. .. [reported by Rich Tate of www.GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com]

[WWE] Love’em or hate’em, this is best time of the year to be a WWE fan. Take a minute to check out the latest WrestleMania news at WWE.COM

[WWE] The WWE inducted the Class of 2008 into the WWE Hall of Fame – congratulations to Rocky Johnson, Peter Maivia, Mae Young, the Brisco Brothers

, Eddie Graham, Gordon Solie, and “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair – WOOOOOO!!!

[Radio] J.T Evans on Wrestling-Radio.com – Download: http://podcast.wrestling-radio.com/exclusiveaudiojtevans.mp3

[Radio] Buff Bagwell joined the GWH crew on Peach State Pandemonium (http://www.georgiawrestlinghistory.com/psp/home.html) this morning. He discussed his early days with the North Georgia Wrestling Alliance, his upcoming book and fitness center, and more. He also stressed his desire to work again on television, going so far as to say he would work for free for four Mondays if they would give him the opportunity to show he can still work.

[Radio] Trash Talking Radio (www.trashtalkingradio.com), hosted by Mike Trash, featured Ole Anderson, Ricky O, and Van Hughes on its show.

[Radio] Submission Radio (www.submissionradio.com.au) did a WrestleMania 24 Preview special, to listen to the show go to http://www.submissionradio.com.au/viewpage.php?page_id=4.

[SHIMMER] SHIMMER Champion “American Angel” Sara Del Rey is profiled in the April 2008 issue of Chicago Magazine. It’s part of a segment on “Women Who Kick Ass” in Chicago by JD Koziarski and Anne Halliday, which also includes profiles on MMA fighter Felice Herrig, Venom from American Gladiators, and boxer Rita Figueroa. It appears on Page 30 of the issue, which has Michael Jordan picutred on the cover. The issue hits newsstands this week. Visit http://www.chicagomag.com/ for more information.

[Article] Richard Berger (http://perspectivesonwrestling.blogspot.com) has posted his latest column on the Fight Network; this week’s effort is a tribute to “Playboy” Gary Hart. To read the article, please go to http://www.thefightnetwork.com/news_detail.php?nid=6713.

[ClickWrestle.com Video of the Day] Rey Mysterio vs. Eddie Guerrero vs. C.M. Punk

March 30, 2008:

[Birthdays & Anniversaries] Bill Alexandercelebrated his 80th birthday today. Terry McGinnis passed away in 1952 at the age of 41 .. [reported by Rich Tate of www.GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com]

[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

[Indy News] The 2008 Women’s Elite 8 Tournament has been canceled due to problems with the venue. The event was scheduled for March 30th in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada.

[SHIMMER] What does SHIMMER mean to you as a fan of professional wrestling? Read what your fellow fans think, and share your views in the following thread at The SHIMMER Forum.

[WWE] WrestleMania 24 is in the books and WOW WHAT A SHOW! You can check out my results by going to http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/results/wweppv/wrestlemania24.html

[WWE News] WrestleMania 24 featured a record amount of fireworks, literally and figuratively. The impressive display ended in some horrific moments for many fans when a cable broke, sending fireworks, and debris into the crowd, injuring approximately 45 people and sending at least 3 to the hospital in an ambulance. To read the story, just go to http://www.wftv.com/news/15748647/detail.html

[TNA] Total Nonstop Action was desperately seeking attention all around Orlando during WrestleMania weekend. Plans to fly a plane over the Citrus Bowl with a banner saying “Watch TNA iMPACT were nixed when word leaked a day before the show. Thousands of flier were distributed and trucks drove around town with messages for wrestling fans, tens of thousands gathered in the city, to watch TNA iMPACT. I’m sure there was a lot more going on that we have not heard about yet.

[ClickWrestle.com Video of the Day] Mercedes Martinez vs. Alexis Laree (aka Mickie James)

March 31, 2008:

[Birthdays & Anniversaries] Maseo Koma passed away in 1975 at the age of 36. .. [reported by Rich Tate of www.GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com]

[Facebook] The Thank You Ric Flair Facebook Group is NOW open, to join go to http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=12520401115 [reported by Ben Kerin]

[Radio] Monday Night Mayhem (www.mondaynightmayhem.com) hosted a WrestleMania Countdown Special.. feel free to check out the show by going to www.mondaynightmayhemarchives.com/waxfiles/033008.wax

[Radio] In Your Head (www.inyourheadonline.com) presented a WrestleMania After-show party which can be heard by going to http://www.inyourheadonline.com/viewnews.php?autoid=1397.

[Article] Mayweather KOs 7-footer Wight at WrestleMania XXIV http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2008/writers/arash_markazi/03/30/wrestlemania/

[TNA] TNA will not be taping Impact on April 14th, the day after the Lockdown pay-per-view. Impact is being taped on Tuesday and Wednesday that week.. [reported by Devin Cutting]

[Radio] Jerkin’ the Curtain (http://www.blogtalkradio.com/TVD), hosted by Trent Van Drisse, will feature a roundtable to discuss WrestleMania XXIV on its show.

[WWE] WWE gets some ESPN pub – This was linked on the Top Stories on the ESPN website – http://sports.espn.go.com/broadband/video/videopage?videoId=3321655&categoryId=2378529

[A Message from Scott D’Amore] Just wanted to let everybody know we’ll be doing a seminar with Al Snow on Sunday, May 4th at 9 a.m. at the Can-Am Wrestling School [in Windsor, Ontario]. Cost will be $50 per wrestler. Al will cover a lot of different topics focusing on what’s needed to make the next step from the indies to the bigger leagues. Please pass the word around and let people know they can contact me at this email address ([email protected]) to get their spot. I recommend this seminar for anybody who wants to try to get their break in wrestling or even if they just want to make themselves a better worker. Novice and experienced workers alike will get their money’s worth from this seminar.

[ClickWrestle.com Video of the Day] If You Think The Great Khali is bad NOW, check out this match from 2000 when he wrestled as “Dalip Singh” for APW.

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