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Various News: Sheik Book Update, Memphis Personality Wins Local Primary, Help Candi Devine, More

May 5, 2010 | Posted by Larry Csonka

The New York Daily News has an article up on Kristoffer Diaz’s wrestling themed drama, The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity. You can check that out here. Diaz is a Pulitzer Prize finalist.

– The Amazon UK listing of the WWE Iron Sheik book was listed in error. There has been no new movement on the project since the company put it on the shelf. [Credit: Pwinsider.com]

– Yesterday, Memphis wrestling personality Cory Maclin won the Democratic Primary for Shelby County Clerk for Memphis, TN. [Credit: Pwinsider.com]

– PGWA sent out the following, asking fans to help Candy Devine…


Longtime PGWA fans know that Candi Divine never gave anything less than her all in the ring. Now, the PGWA is asking fans to help give to her.

Candi’s partner of 17 years, Tom Burton, recently passed away at the too-young age of 46, the victim of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. In addition to dealing with her loss, Candi is also responsible for a great many bills, and frankly the expenses are simply too much for her to handle alone.

That is why the PGWA is turning to Candi’s many fans. Our relationship with Candi goes back all the way to our very beginning; she was one of the very first wrestlers to work with the PGWA at our founding in 1992, and she continued to step into our ring for many years after that. In 2008, Candi was a special guest at our “A Banner Night” live card in Millersville, Tennessee, where she was awarded the Penny Banner Spirit of Excellence Award.

Candi debuted as a teenaged phenom in the early 1980’s, going on to become one of the best-known ladies in the sport. Among her many championship accomplishments was winning the AWA Women’s Title no less than three times. In 1994 she was honored by the Cauliflower Alley Club for her accomplishments and her contributions to the sport of wrestling. Tom Burton was well known to fans both across the United States as well as in Japan as ‘Dirty White Boy’ Tom Davis, working for the WWF, WCW, USWA, and a host of independent organizations.

Any contribution which you could make to Candi at this very trying time for her would be deeply appreciated.

You may mail your donation to her at:

Candi Divine
PO Box 140501
Nashville, TN 37214 USA


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