- Rolling Stone has an article here about Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan receiving the Jesse White Award for helping create a wrestling-focused outreach program for Chicago children. The article noted that AMC has picked up Corgan's reality show, Untitled Billy Corgan Wrestling Project, which will focus on his Resistance Pro promotion.
- It was officially announced this week that New Japan Pro-Wrestling Co., LTD (NJPW) has partnered with Chicago based apparel printers Onehourtees.com to become the United States distributor for NJPW t-shirts. Under their Prowrestlingtees.com brand, fans from around the world can now purchase licensed New Japan Lion Mark logo shirts in various colors along with the highly popular Bullet Club t-shirts on their website. You can purchase the apparel starting today at this link.
- Former WWE wrestler Joe E. Legend recently penned a fiction novel, Marie's World, which tells a tale of love gone wrong, of doing the right thing even if it hurts and how to survive when your world is turned upside down. Here is the synopsis for the book, you can get more details at austinmacauley.com:
"Famed dancer, actress and Reality TV star Marie returns from LA to her hometown in Scotland to escape the fall-out from the damaging revelations in her twin sister Layla's thinly-disguised novel. As she attempts to rebuild her life and career with her partner Derek, Marie's long-repressed memories and emotions come flooding to the surface, and she finds herself menaced by the world of her former husband, the only man she has ever truly loved and now her most dangerous adversary."
- ROH issued the following press release this week regarding the signing of former NFL offensive lineman Quinn "Moose" Ojinnaka:
NFL OFFENSIVE LINEMAN QUINN "MOOSE" OJINNAKA ?SIGNS WITH RING OF HONOR WRESTLING
BALTIMORE, MD. (June 24, 2014) – Former NFL offensive lineman Quinn "Moose" Ojinnaka earned a reputation for crushing the competition on the gridiron and now he'll be trying his hand at dominating in another full contact sport. Ojinnaka has signed with Ring of Honor Wrestling ("ROH") as revealed on ROH's live "Best in the World" Pay-Per-View on Sunday night.
Standing 6'5" and weighing 295 pounds, Ojinnaka looks to follow in the footsteps of other football players turned grapplers such as: Ernie Ladd, Wahoo McDaniel and Bronko Nagurski as he transitions from the football field to the wrestling ring.
Recruited by Ring of Honor for his agility, power and size, Ojinnaka is an elite athlete. Demonstrating exceptional potential during his Ring of Honor Dojo tryout, he's touted as a blue chip prospect – a label Ojinnaka is quite familiar with.
Drafted in the 5th round by the Atlanta Falcons in 2006, Ojinnaka spent 4 years in Atlanta before moving on to play for the New England Patriots in 2010. That year, he was part of the best offensive line in the NFL. Ojinnaka would go on to play for the Indianapolis Colts and St. Louis Rams, utilizing his speed and power to become one of the fiercest offensive guards in the league.
After over 100 games and achieving his childhood dream of playing in the NFL, Ojinnaka now hopes to realize another lifelong dream: winning the Ring of Honor World Heavyweight Championship.
Ojinnaka's quest to accomplish this new challenge begins shortly as he readies to make his debut in Ring of Honor, an organization known for its elite level of competition.
Watch the replay of Ring of Honor: Best in the World on Pay-Per-View. Check with your local cable and satellite TV providers for replay dates and times.
Learn more about Ring of Honor and Quinn "Moose" Ojinnaka online at: ROHWrestling.com