Marty Jannetty To Retire Soon, AIW "End Of The World," Jake Roberts To Be Honored (Video), More

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- Marty Jannetty stated on his Facebook page that he will likely retire in 2013. He wrote, "In the near future(February) I will be touring Germany defending my German Heavyweight Championship(although I aint heavy, Im my brother) and in March, I'll tour Europe, looking to become their Champion(will be in England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, France and Switzerland)..In April, I'll be on a 14 day tour through Africa, starting in Nigeria finishing in Johannesburg ..After that, I believe I'll go ahead and retire.


"Im sure I'll have a hard time making myself do that, but..its time! So, while I know life isnt over after wrestling..Im going to make this the wildest craziest time of my life/career ever.. It's been said that I've been wild, crazy and out of control in the past..ok, there may be some truth to that..but since this will be the last balla balla bye bye boom ..huh?, what the hell does that mean? We gonna get together and do it like forever, no one do it better, EVER AGAIN!! and we'll leave it all as best friends!! ya feelin me???..I will close for now(will give updated info on tours soon"

- "A Battle Royal in the Sky: The Life and Death of Wrestling's 100 Greatest Gods and Gimmicks" by Rich Tarantino and Jon Chattman with a foreword by former professional wrestler Al Snow is available in Paperback at The book takes a fond and entertaining look at 50 legends lost and 50 good, bad and entirely ugly gimmicks that defined the sport's glory days of the 1980's and 90's. The book also includes full-color photographs on every page and lists of the most memorable and absurd celebrity and animal appearances in the squared circle. You can get more information about the book or purchase it by clicking here.


- Absolute Intense Wrestling invites fans to celebrate "The End of the World" this Friday night, December 21st from Turner's Hall in Cleveland, OH. Bell time is 7:30pm with doors opening at 6:30pm. In the main event two of the top stars in independent wrestling will square off as Davey Richards takes on AR Fox. Also on the card, Colt Cabana returns to AIW to team with Marion Fontaine & Jock Samson to battle The Submission Squad. Gregory Iron, Johnny Gargano, Eddie Kingston, Allysin Kay and many others are also scheduled to appear. You can get more information or purchase tickets at

- Here is the latest video from DDPTv and Jake "The Snake" Roberts. During the video, Roberts is notified that he's being honored by the Cauliflower Alley Club:

junkyarddogg contributed to this article.