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Saturday, July 21, 2012

Horrornews.net Official Announcement

HorrorNews.net is proud to announce the promotion Mike Joy to acting manager for HorrorNews.net. 

Mike has been with the site since inception and has contributed a great number of articles, press releases, columns, interviews, and support over the years. He is and has been the sole columnist to the popular column titled “Unexplained Confidential” Mike will be acting under the CEO in the interest of managing talent, acquisitions, new programs, and helping in our website strategizing. Mike will also be conducting public relations for the site at events, cons and genre shows. This position was formerly held by Dai Green (cited as “Head Mistress”) who provided many great years of contribution to the site. Dai will leaving to pursue personal matters in addition to continued efforts in her career as a model, actress, podcaster and writer. Please continue to send press releases to news@horrornews.net. Anything regarding trade shows, interviews, HNN public appearances and related should be sent directly to joyhorror@horrornews.net

We want to welcome Mike into his new role and the next phase of HorrorNews.net!!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

The Slap Heard Around the World!



On Wednesday, July 28, 1982, thirty years ago this month, Jerry Lawler and Andy Kaufman continued

their burgeoning celebrity wrestling feud with
The Slap Heard Around the World on Late Night with

David Letterman
.

Meeting up on the
Letterman show, the two, who had been feuding in and out of the ring in Memphis,

Tennessee for months, were reportedly going to make up and settle their now legal differences on

Letterman’s late night talk show. However, as things grew heated during the course of the interview,

Jerry Lawler stood, turned, and slapped Andy Kaufman, who was wearing a neck brace worn due to

the illegal pile-drivers that Lawler had applied to Kaufman (twice) in a match in Memphis’ Mid-South

Coliseum, sending Kaufman to the hospital and causing Kaufman to threaten to sue Jerry Lawler.

Kaufman and Lawler’s appearance and the attention and heat it drew gave birth to the introduction

of celebrities into the wrestling world. The video itself has become one of the most viewed videos in

YouTube history and one of the most surprising and talked about moments in television history.

The Lawler-Kaufman feud is chronicled in the recently released, award-winning documentary film

Memphis Heat: The True Story of Memphis Wrasslin’
.

Please join us in the remembrance of one of the all-time great comics on this thirty year anniversary of

The Slap Heard Around the World
and, please, remember not to mess with anyone from Hollywood!

Memphis Heat
is available on iTunes at http://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/memphis-heat-true-storymemphis/

id525283979
and on dvd at www.memphis-heat.com.

For Referee Jerry Calhoun’s take on the Lawler-Kaufman feud, visit this outtake from
Memphis Heat:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxK7ExBoWBs