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Chinlock Radio ep 14: Jessy Sorensen

Former TNA X Division star Jessy Sorensen joins Sideshow and Jan to talk about his career and the injury that almost ended it. follow Jessey on twitter @jessysorensen Continue Reading »

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How can a superhero die? Remembering The Ultimate Warrior

The Ultimate Warrior.  Such is a name that rings through the very fibres of pop culture.  In the mid- to late ’80s professional wrestling created a number of iconic characters that still Continue Reading »

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WWE WrestleMania 30 HITS and MISSES

Editors Note: This column will likely be one of my most discussed to date.  It is incredibly difficult for me to write, as both a fan and an author.  Rarely do I Continue Reading »

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Heyman a master of his craft

When Paul Heyman speaks, audiences listen. Whether it’s during a one-on-one telephone conversation; when he stands, microphone in hand, inside a World Wrestling Entertainment ring; or all those years ago, when he Continue Reading »

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DDP thrilled to see Roberts take place among the immortals

When World Wrestling Entertainment inducts its latest star-studded crop of influential figures into its hall of fame next month, one name you won’t see among them is Diamond Dallas Page. Not yet, Continue Reading »

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2013 YEAR IN REVIEW: Jan interviews Daniel Bryan

Originally published on Jan. 24, 2013 in The Kingston Whig-Standard. All rights reserved. WWE Inc. superstar Daniel Bryan remembers the exact moment that pro wrestling came into his life. It wasn’t catching Continue Reading »

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From the Archives: My Interview with Triple H (2004)

Originally Published: November 29, 2004 Jan Murphy – The Kingston Whig-Standard http://www.thewhig.com Think wrestling bites? Next month, it sort of does. World Wrestling Entertainment’s world champion Triple H stars in the third Continue Reading »

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The resurrection of Jake The Snake Roberts

                  Originally published in The Kingston Whig-Standard on Feb. 27, 2013 Life has never been easy for Jake Roberts. Sure, it has seen its Continue Reading »

Exclusive to CHINLOCK.COM: Jan Murphy Interviews ERIC BISCHOFF

Chinlock.com EXCLUSIVE: Interview with TNA Executive Producer ERIC BISCHOFF

If you ask Eric Bischoff about his long and oftentimes illustrious professional wrestling career, he’s quick to point out that he never pursued any of the success that he was central in Continue Reading »

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From the Archives: Behind the Scenes with John Cena

Jan Murphy has sat down with many WWE Superstars over the years, but arguably none bigger than WWE Superstar John Cena.  Here is their conversation, in an interview originally conducted in 2004 Continue Reading »

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Monday Night RAW HITS and MISSES for 03/24/2014

Monday Night RAW HITS Alberto Del Rio vs. Christian vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Sheamus: This is as good of a fatal-four-way match as you’re ever going to see on WWE TV.  This Continue Reading »

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CHINLOCK EXCLUSIVE: Spenny reflects on Kenny Vs. Spenny wrestling episode

It Couldn’t Happen to a Nicer Guy – The Kenny Vs Spenny Wrestling Episode It wasn’t easy convincing Kenny to do a wrestling competition on “Kenny Vs. Spenny.”  He’s more the UFC, Continue Reading »

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FROM THE ARCHIVES: Hurricane left success in his wake

 Editor’s note: Originally published in the Kingston Whig-Standard on Jan. 10, 2013. All rights reserved. For the original, please go to http://www.thewhig.com/2013/01/10/the-hurricane-left-success-in-his-wake  Some people spend their entires lives in search of their dream job. Many Continue Reading »

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DVD Review: Timeline – History of WCW 2000 with VINCE RUSSO

Lets get this out of the way right now.  If you’re coming here to read another person bashing Vince Russo, and read about how he ruined WCW, or ruined the wrestling business, Continue Reading »

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2013 YEAR IN REVIEW: Jan interviews the legendary Terry Funk

EDITOR’S NOTE: In my nearly 20-year career covering pro wrestling, I have had the privilege of interviewing dozens upon dozens of talented men and women in the business. As I interviewed Terry Continue Reading »

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DVD Review: For All Mankind – The Life and Career of Mick Foley

On April 16th, 2013, World Wrestling Entertainment released For All Mankind – The Life and Career of Mick Foley, a 3-disc DVD (2 disc Blu Ray) Documentary.  I had high hopes for Continue Reading »

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FROM THE ARCHIVES: One-on-one with The Nature Boy Ric Flair

Originally published in The Kingston Whig-Standard on July 24, 2004. All rights reserved By Jan Murphy    He’s a 16-time world champion. He’s one of the most recognizable and respected figures to grace Continue Reading »

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Review: This is Hannibal DVD Documentary

Let me start by saying Devon ‘Hannibal’ Nicholson is the most intense person I have ever met in my entire life.  I’m not sure if he’ll be offended by me saying that Continue Reading »

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From the Archives: My Interview with Chris Benoit

Exclusive to Chinlock.com, I am pleased to present “From the Archives”, a collection of interviews I have done during my career at the The Kingston Whig Standard. The first piece we’ve decided Continue Reading »

Chinlock Radio ep 14: Jessy Sorensen

Chinlock Radio ep 14: Jessy SorensenFormer TNA X Division star Jessy Sorensen joins Sideshow and Jan to talk about his career and the injury that almost ended it.http://www.chinlock.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Chinlock-Radio-ep-14-Jessy-Sorensen.mp3follow Jessey on twitter @jessysorensen

How can a superhero die? Remembering The Ultimate Warrior

How can a superhero die? Remembering The Ultimate WarriorThe Ultimate Warrior.  Such is a name that rings through the very fibres of pop culture.  In the mid- to late '80s professional wrestling created a number of iconic characters that still resonate with the mainstream today.  Hulk Hogan, 'Macho Man' Randy Savage, and The Ultimate Warrior were, and continue to be, household...

WWE WrestleMania 30 HITS and MISSES

WWE WrestleMania 30 HITS and MISSESEditors Note: This column will likely be one of my most discussed to date.  It is incredibly difficult for me to write, as both a fan and an author.  Rarely do I allow my emotions to get the better of me, but twice this weekend it happened.  First with Jake 'The Snake' Roberts Hall of Fame induction I was overcome with...

Heyman a master of his craft

Heyman a master of his craftWhen Paul Heyman speaks, audiences listen.Whether it’s during a one-on-one telephone conversation; when he stands, microphone in hand, inside a World Wrestling Entertainment ring; or all those years ago, when he laid out his vision for upstart Extreme Championship Wrestling, Heyman has an ability to command your attention.Where...

DDP thrilled to see Roberts take place among the immortals

DDP thrilled to see Roberts take place among the immortalsWhen World Wrestling Entertainment inducts its latest star-studded crop of influential figures into its hall of fame next month, one name you won’t see among them is Diamond Dallas Page. Not yet, at least.But a piece of the former wrestling great will be enshrined among the immortals when his friend Jake (The Snake)...

2013 YEAR IN REVIEW: Jan interviews Daniel Bryan

2013 YEAR IN REVIEW: Jan interviews Daniel BryanOriginally published on Jan. 24, 2013 in The Kingston Whig-Standard. All rights reserved.WWE Inc. superstar Daniel Bryan remembers the exact moment that pro wrestling came into his life.It wasn’t catching a glimpse of it on TV as a boy. Nor was it attending a live event.“I had this friend named Abraham...

From the Archives: My Interview with Triple H (2004)

From the Archives: My Interview with Triple H (2004)Originally Published: November 29, 2004 Jan Murphy - The Kingston Whig-Standard http://www.thewhig.comThink wrestling bites? Next month, it sort of does. World Wrestling Entertainment's world champion Triple H stars in the third and final installment of the Blade films, Blade: Trinity, which opens Dec. 8. The Game,...

The resurrection of Jake The Snake Roberts

The resurrection of Jake The Snake Roberts         Originally published in The Kingston Whig-Standard on Feb. 27, 2013Life has never been easy for Jake Roberts.Sure, it has seen its ups and downs … successes and failures. He did, after all, put together one of the most...

Chinlock.com EXCLUSIVE: Interview with TNA Executive Producer ERIC BISCHOFF

Chinlock.com EXCLUSIVE: Interview with TNA Executive Producer ERIC BISCHOFFIf you ask Eric Bischoff about his long and oftentimes illustrious professional wrestling career, he’s quick to point out that he never pursued any of the success that he was central in creating.When you consider his body of work, it’s even more impressive, leaving this reporter wondering exactly how much more successful...

From the Archives: Behind the Scenes with John Cena

From the Archives: Behind the Scenes with John CenaJan Murphy has sat down with many WWE Superstars over the years, but arguably none bigger than WWE Superstar John Cena.  Here is their conversation, in an interview originally conducted in 2004 and published in The Kingston Whig Standard!Originally Published: June 5, 2004 Original Author: Jan Murphy - Kingston Whig...

Monday Night RAW HITS and MISSES for 04/21/2014

Monday Night RAW HITS and MISSES for 04/21/2014Monday Night RAW HITS:Daniel Bryan: In the hours leading up to Monday Night RAW, Bryan Danielson, better known to the WWE Universe at Daniel Bryan, found out that his father had suddenly passed away.  Instead of doing what any sane human being would do, and grabbing the first flight back home to be with his family,...

WWE Legends House Review S01E01 – The Boys Are Back

WWE Legends House Review S01E01 - The Boys Are BackThe long awaited debut of WWE Legends House, filmed nearly 2 years ago in Palm Springs, California, took place last night on the WWE Network and it was....well...strange.  The much hyped, much anticipated premiere episode served as an introduction of what was yet to come, including legends "Mr. USA" Tony Atlas, "Mean"...

The ‘Ultimate’ legacy: Fans remember legendary performer

The 'Ultimate' legacy: Fans remember legendary performerThe world of professional lost a legend when The Ultimate Warrior died suddenly on April 8, just a day after making an impassioned and moving, and final, promo on Monday Night Raw. We asked our friends and readers to share their memories of the Ultimate one. Following are some of those memories, including my own:Jan...

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Jan’s interview with Charlie Haas

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Jan's interview with Charlie HaasNOTE: Originally published on Sept. 18, 2004 in The Kingston Whig-Standard. All rights reserved.For the second time in less than three years, Charlie Haas has been left to fend for himself. On Dec. 15, 2001, Charlie's brother and tag-team partner, Russ, died of heart failure at the age of 27. The following month,...

Monday Night RAW HITS and MISSES for 04/07/2014

Monday Night RAW HITS and MISSES for 04/07/2014Monday Night RAW HITS:Overall Show: Coming off one of the best WrestleManias in recent years, the crowd at the Monday Night RAW that followed was amped as usual.  And they were given plenty of things to invest into, as this was one of the hottest RAWs in recent memory, and certainly better than any of the RAWs leading...

Streak may be over, but memory will live forever

Streak may be over, but memory will live foreverIn life, there are moments — some tragic, some life altering, others historical — that will stay with you forever.I can't tell you how many times in my life I've heard people describe what they were doing — often in painstaking detail — when John F. Kennedy was assassinated, or when Elvis died.In my own...

LIVE COVERAGE EXCLUSIVE: Instant analysis, commentary of WrestleMania XXX and more

LIVE COVERAGE EXCLUSIVE: Instant analysis, commentary of WrestleMania XXX and more

Monday Night RAW HITS and MISSES for 03/31/2013

Monday Night RAW HITS and MISSES for 03/31/2013Monday Night RAW HITS:Batista vs. Randy Orton: A nice look at what was WWE's originally planned WrestleMania main event.  Although this didn't get a lot of time (starting 5 minutes before 11pm), it was fun while it lasted.  As much heat as Batista gets for his mostly uninspired comeback, he's much better as a...

Pro Wrestlers vs. Zombies blends Piper’s passions

Pro Wrestlers vs. Zombies blends Piper's passionsOne look at the life and career of the man known the world over as Rowdy Roddy Piper and one word comes to mind: trailblazer.In professional wrestling, he was one of the first beloved heels in the business. He is acknowledged as being one of the very best on a microphone not only of his generation, but of all time....

Rowdy Roddy Piper remembers the late Chris Benoit

Rowdy Roddy Piper remembers the late Chris BenoitWrestling legend Rowdy Roddy Piper took a moment to discuss late fellow Canadian Chris Benoit this week during promotion for his latest film, Pro Wrestlers vs. Zombies, which also features The Franchise Shane Douglas, Matt Hardy, Kurt Angle, Hacksaw Jim Duggan and a host of others.During the interview, Piper recalled...

Monday Night RAW HITS and MISSES for 03/24/2014

Monday Night RAW HITS and MISSES for 03/24/2014Monday Night RAW HITSAlberto Del Rio vs. Christian vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Sheamus: This is as good of a fatal-four-way match as you're ever going to see on WWE TV.  This brought the goods, and the crowd was solidly vocal through-out.  It's amazing how over Dolph Ziggler remains with the die-hard WWE fans (and Brooklyn,...

WWE RAW HITS and MISSES for 03/17/2014

WWE RAW HITS and MISSES for 03/17/2014WWE RAW HITS:Overall show: For this viewer, this episode felt the most like a "Road to WrestleMania" episode yet this year, and certainly the best episode of RAW in recent memory in terms of storyline development, and a clear focus to where they are headed.  There were still some problems, but this was largely an enjoyable...

AN EXTREME ORIGINAL REPUBLISHED: Tommy Dreamer’s 18th column

AN EXTREME ORIGINAL REPUBLISHED: Tommy Dreamer's 18th column I am sure you are all feeling a little over-saturated with the professional wrestling media blitz that has taken over this week ahead of WrestleMania 28. That said, I promise to make as few wrestling plugs as I can in this week's column. So without mentioning that WrestleMania is Sunday, live on pay-per-view, I should...

G’s Official Recap of Smackdown 3-14-2014

The show starts with Triple H making his solo way into the ring before announcing that he has given Daniel Bryant the night off, and that he will dole out his own kind of punishment to Bryant this coming Monday. Hunter’s next vows to end the whole “Yes Movement” by no longer protecting Daniel from all the real superstars...

Chinlock Radio Ep 13: Tyson Dux

Chinlock Radio Ep 13: Tyson Dux Tyson Dux has spent time in WWE, TNA, and Ring Of Honor. He joins Sideshow and Jan to talk about his career and taking a bump from the Undertaker!http://www.chinlock.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Chinlock-Radio-ep-13-Tyson-Dux.mp3