Monthly Archives: June 2013

G’s Official Recap of TNA Impact 6-27-2013

G's Official Recap of TNA Impact 6-27-2013   [caption id="attachment_711" align="alignleft" width="193"] credit goes to www.deviantart.com[/caption] The night opens up with Sting coming to the ring, alone for now, as the Main Event Mafia music strums in the background. Once in the ring, The Icon addresses the crowd and even has a few words directed...

CHINLOCK EXCLUSIVE: The Iron Sheik – WWE Hall of Famer and Iranian Legend

CHINLOCK EXCLUSIVE: The Iron Sheik - WWE Hall of Famer and Iranian Legend [caption id="attachment_701" align="aligncenter" width="650"] The Iron Sheik - Photo Credit: The Bleacher Report[/caption] The man known the world over as The Iron Sheik has given his entire life to professional wrestling. It has not been without its rewards, for the Sheik, whose real name is Hossein Khosrow Ali Vaziri,...

G’s Official Recap of Smackdown 6-21-2013

This week’s broadcast starts off with ‘the bearded wonder’ Daniel Bryant standing tall and alone in the squared circle. He wants to make sure that everyone, Randy Orton especially, stops treating him like little puppy – apparently Daniel feels as though Orton was taking pity on him last week. This brings forward...

Monday Night RAW 06/24/2013 HITS and MISSES

Monday Night RAW 06/24/2013 HITS and MISSES Before I get started with this week's Monday Night RAW Hits and Misses, I wanted to take time to thank everyone for their feedback on my column last week.  I received a number of emails, and private messages, with both positive and negative feedback, which I greatly appreciate.  I'd love to hear from everyone again this...

HBK answers call of the wild

HBK answers call of the wild [caption id="attachment_660" align="aligncenter" width="642"] MacMillan River Adventures co-host Shawn Michaels[/caption] For a quarter century as a professional wrestler, Shawn Michaels built his Hall of Fame career by being every one of the things he many times boasted to be: the show stopper, the icon, the main event...

G’s Official Recap & Review of TNA Impact (6-20-2013)

After some self-reflection, I come to realise that the articles that I have been writing have not been reviews but more so they have been recaps of the shows they were written about. With all that said, what I now intend on putting forward is actual reviews of the shows themselves rather than recapping the shows. You...

House of Hardcore 2 Results and Review

House of Hardcore 2 Results and Review It's no secret that we're big Tommy Dreamer fans here at Chinlock.com.  You'll be hard pressed to find someone who will argue against the fact that Tommy Dreamer is one of the best human beings on Earth, and his passion for professional wrestling is unparallelled.  It was with great disappointed that I missed the first...

2013 YEAR IN REVIEW: Jan interviews the legendary Terry Funk

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 Funk, I felt as if I was conducting an interview with a historical figure, while that person was still alive, not unlike what it...

Monday Night RAW 06/17/2013 HITS and MISSES

Monday Night RAW 06/17/2013 HITS and MISSES In what will be a weekly column going forward, I will be writing about each week's Monday Night RAW; both "hits" (the stuff you need to see), and "misses" (the stuff you can do without).  I'd love to hear your feedback on the columns, as well.  You can reach me at [email protected] WWE RAW HITS [caption id="attachment_592"...

My Wife’s PPV Picks: Payback

My Wife's PPV Picks: Payback Years ago, before she was my wife, she used to sit on the phone with me while I watched Raw Is War. I would tell her what match was next and ask her who would win. Having never watched wrestling before, she picked the winners without fail. These days, she still doesn't watch wrestling, except for the few WWE Live...

CHINLOCK EXCLUSIVE: Storm left success in his wake

CHINLOCK EXCLUSIVE: Storm left success in his wake Many a professional wrestler will tell you about the first time they saw wrestling, that unforgettable childhood memory that drew them to the passion that would eventually become their life. [ Continue Reading ]

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Jimmy Hart interview published by the Whig-Standard on Wednesday, March 18, 1987

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Jimmy Hart interview published by the Whig-Standard on Wednesday, March 18, 1987     Originally published by The Kingston Whig-Standard on March  18, 1987, written by Tim Gordanier. All rights reserved  To smooth-talking Jimmy Hart, one of the World Wrestling Federation's bad-boy managers, professional wrestling is as reputable as any major sport. Known as The Mouth of the South, Hart was...

FROM THE ARCHIVES: One on one with Daniel Bryan

FROM THE ARCHIVES: One on one with Daniel Bryan [caption id="attachment_555" align="aligncenter" width="650"] Copyright WWE Inc.[/caption] Originally published in The Kingston Whig-Standard on Jan. 24, 2013. 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...

The New 5-Stars

The New 5-Stars Maybe it’s me, internet wrestling websites.  Maybe there’s something I’m not understanding about what constitutes a 5-star match.  Maybe my unsophisticated brain will never truly grasp the majesty of a 15-second sequence that seamlessly flows from a Lou Thesz press-into-a-fireman’s carry-into-a-kimura lock....OR...

High-flyer Hennigan as busy as ever

High-flyer Hennigan as busy as ever [caption id="attachment_540" align="aligncenter" width="640"] John HenniganPhoto credit: IMDB.com[/caption] Professional wrestling has long been a friend to John Hennigan, better know as the former WWE superstar John Morrison/Johnny Nitro. As a boy, after Hennigan and his family packed up and relocated, wrestling would...

G’s Official Smackdown Review (5-31-2013)

  =============== [Open scene]======================= Rexall Center in Edmonton, Alberta Canada is brought onto the scene with the airwaves being littered by the following code words;  “S.ierra H.otel I.ndia E.cho L.ima D.elta” This gives way to Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins to march down to the ring days...

Attitude Is Everything: Before They Had Attitude

Attitude Is Everything: Before They Had Attitude While looking back at the Attitude Era, I remember all of the things that made this point in time great. The language, the innuendo, the half naked (and sometimes actually naked) women, the danger... But what made the attitude era shine was the talent.   Each week we saw pimps, rednecks, demons, degenerates,...