Monthly Archives: January 2014

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Jan interviews the manbeast Rhino

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Jan interviews the manbeast Rhino     In wrestling circles, he's known simply as Rhino. I'm not sure any man has ever boasted a more appropriate moniker. The man behind the so-called manbeast is Terry Gerin; a six-foot- two, 270-pound mountain of a man, who is built just like a, well, rhino. Rhino's finishing move, The Gore, resembles a spear, in...

CHINLOCK EXCLUSIVE: ECW original Kingpin Angel talks about his career, Paul Heyman, Hardcore RoadTrip and more

CHINLOCK EXCLUSIVE: ECW original Kingpin Angel talks about his career, Paul Heyman, Hardcore RoadTrip and more “It all started when I was a sharecropper.” To get to know Angel Medina, the man, is to quickly learn that his wit is as sharp as some of the weapons he’s used on opponents during his long and successful pro wrestling career. Medina, better known the world over as the Kingpin Angel, an Extreme Championship...

WWE Monday Night RAW HITS and MISSES for 01/27/2014

WWE Monday Night RAW HITS and MISSES for 01/27/2014 Monday Night RAW HITS: Opening Segment: Well, I'm not exactly sure how to react to this.  The segment itself was a home run.  This is the attitude and aggression we have all been begging to see from Daniel Bryan for months.  Both Stephanie and Triple H played their parts well (and Stephanie pretending the YES! chants...

AN EXTREME ORIGINAL REPUBLISHED: Tommy Dreamer’s 11th column

AN EXTREME ORIGINAL REPUBLISHED: Tommy Dreamer's 11th column  I recently had the opportunity to be in Indianapolis the weekend of the Super Bowl. I was booked to wrestle the day before the game at a venue about 10 minutes from Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. I visited the Super Bowl village, an NFL-themed expo of several events, which was quite the spectacle. The events leading...

2013 Royal Rumble HITS and MISSES

2013 Royal Rumble HITS and MISSES [caption id="attachment_1486" align="aligncenter" width="642"] Credit: wwe.com[/caption] Royal Rumble HITS Daniel Bryan vs. Bray Wyatt: Let me first start by saying that the right person won this match.  And while the later follow-up on Daniel Bryan would be disastrously off-the-mark, this match didn't suffer...

Royal Rumble review: Jan’s thoughts on the show

Royal Rumble review: Jan's thoughts on the show [caption id="attachment_1483" align="aligncenter" width="642"] Credit: WWE.com[/caption] The dust has settled on the latest instalment of the WWE’s Royal Rumble,  one that opened with an upset for the ages and one of the best matched I’ve ever witnessed, but that closed amid controversy. I won’t pretend I have...

My Wife’s Picks: Royal Rumble

My Wife's Picks: Royal Rumble Each month I like to ask my wife for her picks for the upcoming PPV. She doesn't watch WWE with me but she usually has pretty surprising accuracy.   Tag Team Championship Rhodes Brothers (c) VS New Age Outlaws Sideshow: Rhodes Brothers I can't imagine the Tag Titles changing hands during the pre-show....

Jan’s Royal Rumble picks

Jan's Royal Rumble picks Pre-show match: Goldust & Cody Rhodes (c) vs. The New Age Outlaws for the WWE Tag Team Championship The teenager in me REALLY wants to see the Outlaws as tag champs once again, but then the 37-year-old me realizes that this is not the Attitude Era any longer and the Outlaws can't truly be the Outlaws in this...

FROM THE ARCHIVES: X-Pac talks his legacy, Macho Man’s boots and more

FROM THE ARCHIVES: X-Pac talks his legacy, Macho Man's boots and more Originally published in The Kingston Whig-Standard on July 16, 2011. All rights reserved.  He's one of the greatest small men in pro wrestling history, was part of arguably the greatest stable of all time, he recently revealed on Twitter that he was sexually abused as a child and his first pair of wrestling boots were...

G’s Official Recap of TNA Impact (1-23-2014)

[caption id="attachment_1412" align="aligncenter" width="300"] www.seascoops.com[/caption] Part two of TNA: Genesis starts with Dixie Carter, Rockstar Spud, and an un-named lawyer fretting over something secretive before anyone else is around to ask any questions. The only person to join them is their one and only TNA...

Monday Night RAW HITS and MISSES 01/20/2014

Monday Night RAW HITS and MISSES 01/20/2014 Monday Night RAW HITS: [caption id="attachment_1450" align="aligncenter" width="642"] Luke Harper - Photo Credit: WWE.com[/caption] The Usos vs. Luke Harper and Erick Rowan: The only hit of last night's Monday Night RAW came from a likely source.  The Usos are turning in career performances every night they're in...

Ryback hungry for success

Ryback hungry for success Like so many in his generation, Ryan Reeves, better  known simply as Ryback, fell in love with professional wrestling as a boy, watching it, he says, from around the time he was five years old. "I really, really got into it around the age of 11," Reeves said in a telephone interview this week. "That's when it really...

Chinlock Radio ep 8: Hannibal

Chinlock Radio ep 8: Hannibal [caption id="attachment_254" align="aligncenter" width="620"] Devon holds the medal he won during the Canadian Olympic trials in December 2011[/caption] Devon Nicholson AKA Hannibal joins Sideshow and Jan to discuss his career and his recent battle with Hepatitis C. http://www.chinlock.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Chinlock-Radio-ep-8-Hannibal.mp3 Don't...

AN EXTREME ORIGINAL REPUBLISHED: Tommy Dreamer’s 10th column

AN EXTREME ORIGINAL REPUBLISHED: Tommy Dreamer's 10th column I was one of the last people to hop on board the social media train, but I am glad I did. I admit, I had my reservations, even when the Internet was developed. I had several people claim to be me, posing as me and speaking to fans in chat rooms. One of these people was even arrested for trying to lure an underage girl...

CHINLOCK EXCLUSIVE: Spenny remembers the heel of all heels, Ed Farhat

CHINLOCK EXCLUSIVE: Spenny remembers the heel of all heels, Ed Farhat My buddy/wrestling guru Jan Murphy sent me an article today marking the 11th anniversary of the passing of wrestling great Ed Farhat. Who is Ed Farhat? Really? Ed Farhat is THE Sheik!!! Who is the Sheik? Nothing less than the greatest villain in pro wrestling history, and the father of what came to be known as hardcore....

From the archives: Jan’s interview with Kurt Angle from May 3, 2003

From the archives: Jan's interview with Kurt Angle from May 3, 2003 Originally published in The Kingston Whig-Standard, all rights reserved. 'The difference from before the surgery and after is nothing but a miracle." These words come from a man who won an Olympic gold medal with a broken neck. Let's just say that Kurt Angle, the World Wrestling Entertainment superstar, has nothing...

From the archives: Jan’s first interview with John Cena, May 24, 2003

From the archives: Jan's first interview with John Cena, May 24, 2003 Originally published in The Kingston Whig-Standard. All rights reserved.    Some people attend a school of business. Others are enrolled in the school of hard knocks. For John Cena, one of the bright young stars in World Wrestling Entertainment, it's all about the school of thuganomics. The WWE's wrestling spinoff...

G’s Official Recap of TNA Impact (January 16, 2014)

G's Official Recap of TNA Impact (January 16, 2014) [caption id="attachment_1412" align="aligncenter" width="300"] www.seascoops.com[/caption] In 2002, all things TNA got started in Alabama...skip ahead 12 years to today and we find ourselves back in Alabama as all things TNA set up to start a new again. Not wanting to waste her time giving a title to the time before...

Chinlock Radio ep 7: WWE Network

Chinlock Radio ep 7: WWE Network Sideshow and Jan are joined by Justin Cousineau to discuss the WWE Network http://www.chinlock.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Chinlock-Radio-ep-7-WWE-Network.mp3

Monday Night RAW HITS and MISSES for 01/13/2014

Monday Night RAW HITS and MISSES for 01/13/2014 Monday Night RAW HITS: [caption id="attachment_1386" align="aligncenter" width="642"] Daniel Bryan atop the steel cage on Monday Night RAW - Photo Credit: WWE.com[/caption] Daniel Bryan turns on The Wyatt Family: The fact that this makes the hit list is bizarre for two reasons.  One, the entire angle (all three weeks...