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It’s game on for Tatevik the Gamer

There are a number of things that make Tatevik Hunanyan stand out. She’s beautiful. She’s tough. She wrestles under the moniker Tatevik The Gamer, due to her love of video games. She’s Continue Reading »

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The Poffo legacy lives on

Had they had it their way, the Poffo brothers would not have become known the world over for poetry, flying elbows and heavyweight championships, but rather for diving catches, home runs and Continue Reading »

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Jim Myers: The man behind the Animal

Had it not been for a knee injury, professional wrestling fans would never have been blessed to come to know Jim Myers, better known by his legendary alter ego, George (The Animal) Continue Reading »

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Foley wrestling’s gift to Mankind

As a hall of fame professional wrestler, Mick Foley carved out a legacy as Cactus Jack, Dude Love and Mankind, referred to as the faces of Foley. His understanding of the psychology Continue Reading »

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Heyman needs no introduction

  In the world of professional wrestling, Paul Heyman is a man who needs no introduction. He’s the creative genius who took a little-known wrestling company called Extreme Championship Wrestling and built Continue Reading »

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DVD REVIEW: Ladies and Gentleman My Name is Paul Heyman

I am a Paul Heyman guy.  I was a Paul Heyman guy long before I ever realized that I was a Paul Heyman guy.  When I was 14 years old, I used Continue Reading »

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6 Months In: My WWE Network Experience and Review

Six months ago, WWE took an unparalleled venture into television history; a 24-hour “over-the-top” streaming service, featuring both live and on-demand programming.  Hyped for nearly 2 years, expectations were understandably high, given Continue Reading »

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Business still pickin’ up for Good Ol’ JR

It’s difficult to know whether professional wrestling had more influence on Hall of Fame broadcaster Jim Ross than the man himself had on the industry. Good ol’ JR, as he’s know the Continue Reading »

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FROM THE ARCHIVES: Jan’s interview with Jeff Hardy

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON NOV. 3, 2000 in The Kingston Whig-Standard. All rights reserved. Without a doubt, fans have put the World Wrestling Federation where it is today  — on top of the 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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FROM THE ARCHIVES: Jan’s interview with Renee Paquette

NOTE: Originally published in The Kingston Whig-Standard on Jan. 14, 2012, as a three-part series on the hosts of Aftermath on The Score. All rights reserved. To wrestling fans, she’s one-third of Continue Reading »

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FROM THE ARCHIVES: One-on-one with Edge

Edge’s career can be defined by any number of things. You need look no further than the Canadian-born legend’s pro wrestling resume: * An 11-time World Wrestling Entertainment World Champion; * One of Continue Reading »

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FROM THE ARCHIVES: Jan’s interview with CM Punk

Originally published in The Kingston Whig-Standard on Nov. 12, 2012, all rights reserved. HEADLINE: Best in the world? Hard to argue   In wrestling circles, he’s as marketable as they come right Continue Reading »

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FROM THE ARCHIVES: Interview with Bret ‘Hitman’ Hart

Chinlock.com Editor’s Note:  Here is another incredible piece, originally written by Jan Murphy, and published in the Kingston Whig Standard   on 05/22/2010.  Chinlock.com is proud to present an interview with WWE Continue Reading »

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Stratusfaction Guaranteed – Interview with 2013 WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus

Article Originally Published Saturday, March 30, 2013 Jan Murphy – Kingston Whig Standard [ Permalink ] Trish Stratus built a career out of defying the odds and breaking new ground. So it 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 »

It’s game on for Tatevik the Gamer

It's game on for Tatevik the GamerThere are a number of things that make Tatevik Hunanyan stand out.She’s beautiful. She’s tough. She wrestles under the moniker Tatevik The Gamer, due to her love of video games. She’s the very first Amenian-born, lady professional wrestler in history. The list goes on and on.But nothing stands out more during...

The Poffo legacy lives on

The Poffo legacy lives onHad they had it their way, the Poffo brothers would not have become known the world over for poetry, flying elbows and heavyweight championships, but rather for diving catches, home runs and World Series titles. Luckily for wrestling fans, things didn’t turn out as planned for the late Randy Poffo and his brother Lanny,...

Jim Myers: The man behind the Animal

Jim Myers: The man behind the AnimalHad it not been for a knee injury, professional wrestling fans would never have been blessed to come to know Jim Myers, better known by his legendary alter ego, George (The Animal) Steele. Myers, now 77, had only one passion as a youngster, and it was not wrestling. “I was a football guy all the way,” Myers said in...

Foley wrestling’s gift to Mankind

Foley wrestling's gift to MankindAs a hall of fame professional wrestler, Mick Foley carved out a legacy as Cactus Jack, Dude Love and Mankind, referred to as the faces of Foley. His understanding of the psychology of wrestling, his gifts with a microphone, and his willingness to put his body on the line made him a legend among fans. As an author, Foley...

Heyman needs no introduction

Heyman needs no introduction In the world of professional wrestling, Paul Heyman is a man who needs no introduction.He’s the creative genius who took a little-known wrestling company called Extreme Championship Wrestling and built it into a cult-like promotion that is now a legendary and unrivaled part of wrestling history.When...

DVD REVIEW: Ladies and Gentleman My Name is Paul Heyman

DVD REVIEW: Ladies and Gentleman My Name is Paul Heyman[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3n7WCOmAZmg[/youtube] I am a Paul Heyman guy.  I was a Paul Heyman guy long before I ever realized that I was a Paul Heyman guy.  When I was 14 years old, I used to sneak down to the basement in our family's modest home where we had a VCR, and an old RCA box television.  There,...

6 Months In: My WWE Network Experience and Review

6 Months In: My WWE Network Experience and ReviewSix months ago, WWE took an unparalleled venture into television history; a 24-hour "over-the-top" streaming service, featuring both live and on-demand programming.  Hyped for nearly 2 years, expectations were understandably high, given WWE's access to a vast number of historical tape libraries, as well as their move to...

Business still pickin’ up for Good Ol’ JR

Business still pickin' up for Good Ol' JRIt’s difficult to know whether professional wrestling had more influence on Hall of Fame broadcaster Jim Ross than the man himself had on the industry.Good ol’ JR, as he’s know the world over, has literally done everything in the business en route to becoming one of the most respected and universally loved people...

Calling the Shots: Hell in a Cell 2014

Calling the Shots: Hell in a Cell 2014The only reason that I’m looking forward to Hell in a Cell is Ambrose and Rollins. I fully believe that those two are going to tear the house down and break through the glass ceiling keeping them out of future main-event matches. However, everything leading up to their big showdown is looking pretty snoozerific. Here’s...

TNA Bound for Glory 2014 HITS and MISSES

TNA Bound for Glory 2014 HITS and MISSESTNA Bound for Glory 2014 HITS:Samoa Joe vs. Low Ki vs. Kaz Hayashi: On a show with very little positive, this match truly stood out.  Quite frankly, I had forgotten how good Kaz Hayashi was from his WCW run nearly 14 years ago.  Combined with the lengthy history between Samoa Joe and Low-Ki, and Mike Tenay's excellent...

Hamilton Comic Con: A legendary review

Hamilton Comic Con: A legendary review If you've never been to a convention - go to one. Hamilton Comic Con packs a punch on the Con scene, even though it may not be as big as some others. The moment you walk in, you can feel the anticipation building. Seeing everyone in costumes/cosplay. The excitement of others around you resonates with you. "Am I really...

Legend’s Stratusfying career continues

Legend's Stratusfying career continuesRetirement is often synonymous with slowing down. Someone forgot to tell that to World Wrestling Entertainment Hall of Famer Trish Stratus.Stratus, a wrestling legend and one of Canada's most famous grapplers of all time, could actually be busier today than she was during her illustrious career spanning the globe for...

Calling the Shots: Night of Champions 2014 Aftermath

Calling the Shots: Night of Champions 2014 Aftermath Well that was kind of a bust wasn’t it? Definitely a B-level showing, but the blame falls mostly on creative. While I can only speculate about the behind-the-scenes politics of WWE story writing, the truth is that Night of Champions was really just treading water and maintaining the status quo. Anyway, here’s what I...

Wrestling legends bound for Hamilton Comic Con

Wrestling legends bound for Hamilton Comic ConA handful of wrestling legends, including Canadian megastar Trish Stratus, will invade the Steel City at the Hamilton Convention Centre as part of Hamilton Comic Con for the first ever Legends of Wrestling Reunion (LOWR) set to take place on Oct. 4“Our fans spoke, and we listened,” said Chris Dabrowski, promoter...

Calling the Shots: Night of Champions 2014

Calling the Shots: Night of Champions 2014Calling the Shots is back! After a strong showing at Summerslam, let’s try to bring the ratio up even higher. Luckily, the unofficial name for Night of Champions is Night of Rematches, so the match-ups shouldn’t be too hard to call.Roman Reigns vs. Seth RollinsIt’s interesting that, with Dean Ambrose’s...

Ring of Honor’s Daniels busier than ever

Ring of Honor's Daniels busier than everChristopher Daniels should be winding down what has been an illustrious, two decade-plus professional wrestling career that has taken him around the world and even to parts unknown.He is, after all, 44 years old, which in wrestling years, is certainly up there.But don’t tell that Daniels, whose real name is...

AJ Styles savouring life after TNA

AJ Styles savouring life after TNAIt’s hard to imagine that professional wrestling was not AJ Styles’s calling.Styles is, after all, the most decorated performer in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling history.Consider his TNA achievements:• a three-time NWA World Heavyweight champion;• a two-time TNA World Heavyweight champ;• the...

Guest Column: Mat D’Angelo looks at The Destruction of the Shield

Editors Note:  We at Chinlock.com are honoured to feature this piece written by Mat D'Angelo. Mat is a great friend of mine, and a passionate fan of professional wrestling on both the independent and international scale. His passion for wrestling rings through in this article, and we are happy to share it with you. Enjoy!                       ...

TNA Hardcore Justice 2014 recap

TNA Hardcore Justice 2014 recap   Stairway to Janice Abyss    -vs-   Bram This night's show surpasses all introductions and gets right to the action as these two giants of the TNA ring start to tear the other apart one more time. Abyss brings the first notches of true torture as he suplexes Bram into the steel ladder that is destined to play...

WWE SummerSlam 2014 HITS and MISSES

WWE SummerSlam 2014 HITS and MISSESSummerSlam HITS:Brock Lesnar vs. John Cena - WOW!  What a match.  In the PG era of WWE, you will not find anything nearly this violent, or this intense.  The tone was set within the first 30 seconds of this match, as Brock Lesnar hit John Cena with an F5.  What followed was some of the best work we've seen from...

Calling the Shots: Summerslam 2014 Aftermath

Calling the Shots: Summerslam 2014 AftermathI guess practice does make perfect! Calling the Shots comes away with a near-perfect 6-2 ratio for SummerSlam! At this rate I’ll be 100% accurate by Hell in a Cell.My first miss was Ziggler vs. The Miz, and honestly I couldn’t be happier that Ziggler got the go-ahead. Considering Lesnar’s limited appearance...

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Jan’s interview with Jeff Hardy

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Jan's interview with Jeff HardyORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON NOV. 3, 2000 in The Kingston Whig-Standard. All rights reserved.Without a doubt, fans have put the World Wrestling Federation where it is today  — on top of the world. Just ask Jeff Hardy. Jeff, one half of the high-flying tag-team champions, The Hardy Boyz, spoke one-on-one with The Whig-Standard...

Calling the Shots: SummerSlam 2014

Calling the Shots: SummerSlam 2014 Calling the Shots is back to cover the 2014 edition of WWE’s second-biggest show: SummerSlam. Taking place in sold-out arena in L.A., the WWE is undoubtedly looking to make a big impact this month, especially considering that it’s re-subscription time for the oft-shilled WWE Network. Hopefully the show delivers...

In defence of professional wrestling

In defence of professional wrestlingIs there a single wrestling fan amongst us who at one point hasn’t been derogatorily asked,  “You like wrestling?”  If so, I’d like to know what planet you live on, and if there’s rent control.  Let’s face reality, wrestling fans: as popular as wrestling is, it has never been truly respected as...