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Various News: NWA Hollywood Update, Big Indy Show In New York, WXW-CZW Update, More

January 13, 2011 | Posted by Larry Csonka

– With Joey Ryan taking over as the new booker of NWA Championship Wrestling from Hollywood, he has brought in PWG’s Excalibur for commentary. Also, Disco Machine, Ryan Taylor and Candice LeRae will work the next TV tapings. [Credit: Pwinsider.com]

– Northeast Wrestling runs Saturday in Poughkeepsie, New York at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center with Jerry Lawler vs. Tommy Dreamer in a cage, MVP vs. Matt Hardy, Sgt. Slaughter, Carlito, Sabu in a Ladder Match and more. [Credit: Pwinsider.com]

– There will be a bus trip from NYC and New Jersey on Saturday April 9 to both the Combat Zone Wrestling Best of the Best 2011 tournament and a matinee event featuring Germany’s Westside Xtreme Wrestling in Philadelphia For more information, you can email [email protected] [Credit: Pwinsider.com]

– Announced for the WXW event is Big Japan’s Jun Kasai vs. Drake Younger in a no ropes barbed wire match. Announced for the Best of the Best Tournament are Chuck Taylor, Johnny Gargano, Akuma, Zack Sabre Jr., Sami Callihan, Alex Colon, and Big Japan’s Daisuke Sekimoto. Jun Kasai vs. Danny Havoc in a “Dream Death Match” is also set for the Best of the Best. [Credit: Pwinsider.com]

– The following was sent out today…

Tribute House Publishing Releases New Book by Former Pro Wrestler Ron Martinelli, ‘Heaven, Iron and I – The Ron Martinelli Story’, an Amazing Message of Hope, Perseverance and Enduring Faith

Today Zuccaro lives in the small town of Yale, Michigan, approximately 70 miles north of Detroit, and spends his days at his son’s barbershop where he chats with the customers, especially the Veterans

DETROIT, Jan. 13, 2011 — /PRNewswire/ — A new book titled “Heaven, Iron and I – The Ron Martinelli Story” has been written and published by former professional wrestler Ron Zuccaro.

Zuccaro wrestled professionally in the 1970s and 1980s under several names – most notably as Ron Martinelli, The Banditos and The Destroyers. During his career with the CWA, NWA, WCW, the WWF and many other wrestling organizations, he wrestled such greats as Andre the Giant, George The Animal Steele, Haystacks Calhoun, Bobo Brazil, Randy Savage, The Sheik, Dick the Bruiser, The Mighty Igor and more!

At the height of his career he suffered a near fatal, career ending injury when a truck ran him through a brick wall, crushing his legs and lower torso, sending him to the hospital ICU and putting him in a wheelchair for what should have been the rest of his life.

Doctors said he’d never walk again – only for him to prove them wrong! Not only did Zuccaro walk again, but also went back to his professional wrestling career winning the CWA World Title!

“Heaven, Iron and I – The Ron Martinelli Story” is a message of hope, perseverance and enduring faith. This amazing story chronicles Zuccaro’s time in U.S. Military service as he joined the U.S. Army, Navy and Marines.

Zuccaro served an extended tour of duty in Vietnam from 1966-1968. He describes flashbacks he had during his hospital stay of the different battles and life experiences he had while in Vietnam. They are truly the highlight of the book. Many readers have expressed their amazement at the detail he goes into when telling of his exploits – they describe feeling as though they were there themselves.

The book is published by Tribute House Publishing and is currently available in bookstores such as Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, LuLu.com, as well as via his website www.RonZuccaro.com. It is also available in e-book format in the Kindle store. ISBN number 978-0-615-41751-9 Tribute House Publishing, LLC is a family-owned publishing organization with a mission to promote patriotic and Christian values to America. For further information, please contact us at 810-496-2790 or at www.TributeHousePublishing.com.


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