Partial Source: Pwinsider.com
-- The following press release was sent out this afternoon…HULK HOGAN AND FRIENDS TOUR Out of the Ring but Still in your Face Hogan and other wrestling legends on tour to meet their fans July 22, 2010 - New York, NY - "The Hulk Hogan and Friends Tour" is currently on the road and making stops at casinos and venues across the country. The legendary Hogan offered fans a once in a life time intimate event at the Red Robin Theatre in Vancouver, Canada last week, as cohorts Brian Knobs and Jerry Sags aka "Nasty Boys", Brutus Beefcake, Greg "The Hammer" Valentine, Coco Beware and Honkey Tonk man, along with Jimmy "Mouth of the South" Hart serving as MC answered questions for the capacity crowd and took pictures with fans and signed autographs at a VIP reception. The Casino appearance kicked off what promises to be a world-wide tour for Hogan and his band of "grapplers". Hogan's longtime marketing agent Darren Prince of Prince Marketing Group said "casinos all over the world and Fortune 500 corporations have expressed interest in booking the tour, in which the wrestling legends share some of their funniest, most truthful and interesting stories never heard before." Prince said he "touched on the idea with Hogan a couple years back and, with everything going on in Hulks personal life at the time, he just didn't have the availability. Hulk couldn't be more excited and the guys love getting together." This site hulkandfriends.com has been established for fans to view footage of Hulk and his crew at events and also to check the calendar to find out when the Hogan and Friends tour will be in their city. Inquires to book the tour can also be made at [email protected]
-- According to Jerry Lynn's official website (http://www.jerryfnlynn.com/), he will be working the August 8th TNA Hard Justice PPV against Rob Van Dam. This is the rumored main event that the company has been trying to put together.
-- On July 28th Brian Shields, who has authored several WWE books ,will be hosting a WWE themed evening at the Farmingdale Library. The Long Island library has a 300 seat venue, and the event will include a brief author background, a decade-by-decade WWE overview with the Encyclopedia tied-in, a question and answer session, WWE prizes and then the event concludes with a book signing. You can get more information at mightypenandsword.com
-- Tony Atlas' autobiography is currently in the final editing phase, and will go to the printers in two weeks.
-- Mick Foley has the following book signings set to promote his Countdown to Lockdown book.
* 10.01.10: Noon - Borders Books - Broadway. New York, NY
* 10.01.10: 7PM - Book Revue - New York Avenue. Huntington, NY.
* 10.02.10: 11AM - BookEnds - East Ridgewood Avenue. Ridgewood, NJ.
* 10.02.10: 4PM - Borders Books - Commons Way. Bridgewater, NJ.
* 10.03.10: 2PM - Ocean County Library - Washington Street. Toms River, NJ.
* 10.04.10: 7PM - Portsmouth Public Library - Parrott Avenue. Portsmouth, NH.
* 10.05.10: 7PM - Boston University Bookstore - Beacon Street. Boston, MA.
Here is the listing of upcoming wrestling books…
- September 16th: Mickey Rourke - Wrestling With Demons by Sandro Monetti
- October 1st: Countdown to Lockdown by Mick Foley
- October 5th: WWE Heroes: Rise of the Firstborn
- October 26th: Rey Mysterio: Behind the Mask paperback release
- November 30th: WWE Championships by Kevin Sullivan
- December 7th: WWE Cross Rhodes by Dustin Rhodes and Mark Vancil
- December TBD: WWE Confidential by Aaron Feigenbaum
- February 1st – Bruce Hart: Straight From The Hart
- February 16th - Chris Jericho: Undisputed: How to Become the World Champion in 1,372 Easy Steps
- March 1st – Road Warrior Animal: Danger, Death and the Rush of Wrestling
Release Date To be Determined
- Tammy Sytch is writing a book about her career.
- Crowbar press plans to release books written by Stan Hansen, Bill Demott and Tony Atlas.
- Jazz and Rodney Mack are working on a book together, written from a wrestling couple's point of view.
- Bob Backlund has started working on a book.
- Dutch Mantell is working on a follow up to his first book.
- The Assassin Jody Hamilton is working on a second book about his career.
- Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake is working on a series of books about his career.
- Booker T is working on a book about his career, likely for a 2010 release date.
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