Monthly Archives: April 2013

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

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 the wrestling ring. And now, at the age of 54, the Nature BoyRic Flair is a best-selling author. Flair's...

Goobye gluten, hello green drinks

Goobye gluten, hello green drinks Originally published in The Kingston Whig-Standard on March 21, 2013, all rights reserved. Second in a series of columns by Kingston Whig-Standard columnist Jan Murphy, who is chronicling his battle with weight loss and using DDP Yoga. [ Continue Reading ]

Weight dropping, spirits soaring

Weight dropping, spirits soaring Fourth in a series of columns by Kingston Whig-Standard columnist Jan Murphy, who is chronicling his battle with weight loss and using DDP Yoga. Originally posted in The Kingston Whig-Standard on April 11, 2013 It has been a long time since I’ve felt as good as I do these days. I’m down nearly 13 pounds in...

DDP Yoga exposes my agility problems

DDP Yoga exposes my agility problems Third in a series of columns by Kingston Whig-Standard columnist Jan Murphy, who is chronicling his battle with weight loss and using DDP Yoga. Originally published in The Kingston Whig-Standard on March 27, 2013, all rights reserved. Strong. Determined. Even deceptively fast. Those are descriptions that could possibly...

I’m taking the DDP Yoga challenge

I'm taking the DDP Yoga challenge Originally published in The Kingston Whig-Standard on March 15, 2013. All rights reserved. First in a series of columns by Kingston Whig-Standard columnist Jan Murphy, who is chronicling his battle with weight loss and using DDP Yoga. http://www.thewhig.com/2013/03/14/im-taking-the-ddp-yoga-challenge The words...

2013 WWE Hall of Fame Review (TV Version)

2013 WWE Hall of Fame Review (TV Version) [caption id="attachment_274" align="aligncenter" width="642"] 2013 WWE Hall of Fame Logo - Photo Credit: WWE.com[/caption] It's hard to argue that this year's WWE Hall of Fame Class was the most loaded line-up since regular inductions commenced in 2004.  While there have been several notable "headliners" (so to speak),...

Attitude Is Everything

Attitude Is Everything Attitude. The word itself makes most wrestling fans pause for a moment of nostalgia. What was the Attitude Era to you? Was it Austin vs. McMahon? Austin vs. The Rock? D-Generation X? One thing is for sure, the Attitude Era is the most talked about period of the WWE's history. [ Continue Reading ]

Review: This is Hannibal DVD Documentary

Review: This is Hannibal DVD Documentary [caption id="attachment_251" align="aligncenter" width="630"] 'Hannibal' Devon Nicholson - Photo Credit: Blair Gable[/caption] [caption id="attachment_253" align="alignleft" width="332"] This is Hannibal DVD cover from RFVideo.com[/caption] Let me start by saying Devon 'Hannibal' Nicholson is the most intense person...

Cousineau’s review of The RAW After WrestleMania

Cousineau's review of The RAW After WrestleMania [caption id="attachment_25" align="aligncenter" width="642"] The Rock poses with the WWE Championship - Photo Credit: WWE.com[/caption] I hate to be the one to say I told you so, but I told you so. This past week's Monday Night RAW was absolutely off-the-charts. It was so good, in fact, that I'm not even sure where to...

Dolph Ziggler is Money in the Bank!

Dolph Ziggler is Money in the Bank! [Originally Published in the Kingston Whig Standard on Thursday, August 30th] Original Link: http://www.thewhig.com/2012/08/30/ziggler-is-money-in-the-bank-for-wwe [caption id="attachment_237" align="aligncenter" width="650"] Dolph Ziggler lands and elbow on JTG - Photo Courtesy of WWE.com[/caption] Nick Nemeth,...

Murphy Reviews WrestleMania 29

[caption id="attachment_226" align="alignright" width="642"] WrestleMania 29 - Photo Credit: WWE.com[/caption] Now that I've had nearly 24 hours to digest what unfolded at WrestleMania 29, here are some random thoughts: • The show itself was solid. Not sure I'd call it a classic, but it was very wrestling-focused,...

Cousineau reviews WrestleMania 29

[caption id="attachment_226" align="alignleft" width="642"] WrestleMania 29 - Photo Credit: WWE.com[/caption]With the biggest show of the year in the books, I'm really looking forward to seeing where WWE goes from here, into their "new season" of WWE television.  The weeks following WrestleMania are often the most exciting...

Jan and Justin make their WrestleMania 29 picks

Jan and Justin make their WrestleMania 29 picks [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="378"] The Rock vs. John Cena - WWE Championship Match - Photo courtesy of WWE.com[/caption] Jan: I like Cena for a number of reasons. First, he's still the face of this company. He's been putting over a number of other talents in recent years and the mounting losses are beginning...

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.com Think 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,...

Talented Trainer Continues to Give Back

Talented Trainer Continues to Give Back [caption id="attachment_216" align="aligncenter" width="650"] In a photo from his personal collection, Ron Hutchison (centre) hangs out with former trainees, WWE Superstars Edge (Adam Copeland) and Christian (Jason Reso).[/caption] This article was originally published in the Kingston Whig-Standard on Wednesday, December...

Dallas Page continues to shine like a diamond

Dallas Page continues to shine like a diamond Originally published in the Kingston Whig-Standard on Feb. 7, 2013   To call Diamond Dallas Page an inspiration is akin to calling Michael Jordan a good basketball player or Wayne Gretzky a solid hockey player. Consider: • The man, whose wrestling career spanned more than two decades, didn’t actually...

The resurrection of Jake The Snake Roberts

The resurrection of Jake The Snake Roberts   [caption id="attachment_201" align="alignleft" width="391"] Jake Roberts, before DDP Yoga, and six months into his program.[/caption]                 Originally published in The Kingston Whig-Standard on Feb. 27, 2013 Life has never been easy...

House of Hardcore 2 Announced for June 22, 2013

House of Hardcore 2 Announced for June 22, 2013 Tommy Dreamer is fulfilling his promise and has announced a sequel to his successful House of Hardcore promotion. Dreamer will host House of Hardcore 2, in Philadelphia no less, on June 22. Details and matches will be unveiled in the coming weeks, but fans can expect Dreamer's follow-up show to follow the mould of...