Various News: Today’s Birthdays, Rikishi vs. Vader Set, Books, More

Ryan Clark August 14, 2012 1

Various News: Today’s Birthdays, Rikishi vs. Vader Set, Books, More


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— Jeff Farmer, who worked as NWO Sting, turns 50 years old today.

— DGUSA Open The Freedom Gate Champion Johnny Gargano turns 25 years old today.

— Bobby Eaton of Midnight Express turns 54 years old today.

— Former WWE Champion Bob Backlund turns 63 years old today.

— The late Eddie Gilbert was born on this date in 1961. He died on February 18, 1995 following a heart attack.

— Rikishi will battle Big Van Vader on Friday October 12th at The Rahway Rec Center for Pro Wrestling Syndicate. Also announced for this event are Diamond Dallas Page, The Iron Sheik, Anthony Nese, Hacksaw Jim Duggan, Armando Estrada, AR Fox, Taka Suzuki, The Big O, Devon Moore, Tom Prichard, and The Necro Butcher

— AWA runs on ESPN Classic tonight with the following card…

* Larry Cameron vs. Jake Milliman
* The Destruction Crew and The Texas Hangmen vs. The Trooper, Tommy Jammer, Baron Von Raschke, and Brad Rheingans
* Buck Zumhofe vs. Jonnie Stewart

— Here are some updating wrestling-related books:

* 8/31 Rastlin: A Southern Survey by David McClister and David Lewis
* 9/1 Booker T: From Prison to Promise: Life Before the Squared Circle by Booker T Huffman and Andrew William Wright
* 9/1 Red Headed Geek: My Short and Painful Career as a Rasslin’ Manager by Billy C. Wirtz
* 9/3 WWE Encyclopedia Second Edition by Brian Shields and Kevin Sullivan.
* 9/27 WWE General Manager’s Handbook by Jake Black
* 10/1 A Most Mizerable Christmas by Mick Foley with illustrations by Jerry Lawler.
* 10/1 Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame: Heroes and Icons by Steven Johnson, Greg Oliver and Mike Mooneyham featuring a foreword by JJ Dillon.
* 10/1 A Battle Royal in the Sky: The Life and Death of Wrestling’s 100 Greatest Gods and Gimmicks by Rich Tarantino and Jon Chattman
* 12/1 Superfly: The Jimmy Snuka Story by Jimmy Snuka and Jon Chattman with forewords by Mick Foley and Roddy Piper

* 2/1/13 The 50 Greatest Professional Wrestlers of All Time: The Definitive Shoot by Larry Matysik
* 2/1/13 Harley Race King of the Ring (paperback) by Harley Race and Gerry Tritz
* 2/1/13 Mad Dogs, Midgets and Screw Jobs: The Untold Story of How Montreal Shaped the World of Wrestling by Pat Laprade

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