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Various News: WWE Divas Brand Manager, AP Release On Gary Hart Death, More

March 20, 2008 | Posted by Ashish

- WWE is looking to hire a “talent brand manager” for the WWE Divas brand. The manager’s main job will be to promote the Divas individually and collectively. They are looking for someone with 5-10 years experience in marketing.

– The Tuesday RAW replay on The Score in Canada aired the second half of the Ric Flair vs. Vince McMahon match in black and white, likely due to the blood.

– The Associated Press sent this out last night.

Wrestling manager Playboy Gary Hart dies at 66

EULESS, Texas (AP) – The man known to professional wrestling fans as wrestler and manager “Playboy Gary Hart” has died.

The Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office says Gary Richard Williams of Euless died of heart disease Sunday in a Bedford hospital.

The Evansville, Indiana, native’s career spanned four decades. World Wrestling Entertainment says he began wrestling in the 1960s as an in-ring competitor in Illinois and Wisconsin. He went on to manage famed wrestlers Bruiser Brody, Abdullah the Butcher, Gentleman Chris Adams and others.

World Wrestling Entertainment credits Williams with propelling wrestling to national and international heights. That was by establishing a rivalry between the famed Von Erich wrestling family of Dallas and the Fabulous Freebirds.

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