Monthly Archives: February 2014

Chinlock Radio ep 12: Stephen DeAngelis

Chinlock Radio ep 12: Stephen DeAngelis Long time ECW ring announcer, and current Hardcore Roadtrip ring announcer, Stephen DeAngelis joins Sideshow and Jan to talk about his career, ECW, Paul Heyman, and of course Hardcore Roadtrip. http://www.chinlock.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Chinlock-Radio-ep-12-Stephen-DeAngelis.mp3 Get more details on Hardcore...

HITS and MISSES: Elimination Chamber

HITS and MISSES: Elimination Chamber [caption id="attachment_1691" align="aligncenter" width="642"] Credit: WWE.com[/caption] Elimination Chamber HITS:   The Wyatt family vs. The Shield: Absolutely the best showing either of these two teams have had against any opponents ever.  And that covers a lot of ground, and a lot of good, great and fantastic...

AN EXTREME ORIGINAL REPUBLISHED: Tommy Dreamer’s 15th column

AN EXTREME ORIGINAL REPUBLISHED: Tommy Dreamer's 15th column [caption id="attachment_486" align="aligncenter" width="650"] Tommy Dreamer about to ring Carlito's bell - Photo Credit: www.thewhig.com[/caption] Well, I've had a very productive and busy week. As I write this, it is 1 a.m. on Thursday and I have to be up at 5 a.m. to head to airport for an intense work schedule. As...

WWE 4th Quarter and Overall 2013 Earnings and Analysis

WWE 4th Quarter and Overall 2013 Earnings and Analysis World Wrestling Entertainment Inc.'s 4th Quarter Earnings report was released earlier this afternoon, telling an interesting albeit somewhat predictable story of revenue increase with overall profitability down.  WWE is staring record spending in the face, both with the launch of the WWE Network coming down the barrel,...

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Jan’s first interview with Dolph Ziggler

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Jan's first interview with Dolph Ziggler NOTE: Originally published in The Kingston Whig-Standard on Sept. 1, 2012. All rights reserved. Nick Nemeth, better known to wrestling fans worldwide as Dolph Ziggler, wasn't born into wrestling. He doesn't hail from a long line of wrestlers. None, in fact. One thing is quite evident, however: the World Wrestling...

Chinlock Radio Ep 11: Jimmy Korderas

Chinlock Radio Ep 11: Jimmy Korderas Former WWE Referee of over 20 years, Jimmy Korderas, joins Sideshow and Jan to talk about his career with the WWE, Aftermath, and his book "The Three Count: My Life In Stripes As A WWE Referee"   http://www.chinlock.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Chinlock-Radio-ep-11-Jimmy-Korderas.mp3   Buy Jimmy's...

Monday Night RAW HITS and MISSES for 02/17/2014

Monday Night RAW HITS and MISSES for 02/17/2014 Editors Note:  Well, you guys didn't let me down.  I asked for feedback, and I got a ton of it.  You've given me a lot of great ideas, which I will now shamelessly rip off, and call my own.  Go ahead, sue me.  For those who skipped those first four sentences, and would like to send me feedback, suggestions, winning...

AN EXTREME ORIGINAL REPUBLISHED: Tommy Dreamer’s 14th column — an idiot’s guide to becoming a pro wrestler

AN EXTREME ORIGINAL REPUBLISHED: Tommy Dreamer's 14th column — an idiot's guide to becoming a pro wrestler Originally published in The Kingston Whig-Standard on Saturday, March 3, 2012. All rights reserved.    I often get asked similar questions by fans. The two most prevalent questions are: what was my favourite match, which I can't answer because I have so many; and how do I become a professional wrestler? This question...

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

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, Faces of Death, Kung Fu movie, video gamer kind of guy.  Having said that, I will admit that while living in Los Angeles,...

G’s Official Recap of TNA Impact (2-13-2014)

The United Kingdom's very own, Magnus, alongside with the southern-belle from Georgia, Dixie Carter, start tonight's show off by verbally turning their collective noses up at those in attendance and those watching from home all over the world. Both Dixie and Magnus, as well as Ethan Carter 3rd, take their time to let...

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Andre the Giant talks Princess Bride, Hulk Hogan

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Andre the Giant talks Princess Bride, Hulk Hogan NOTE: Retired Whig-Standard entertainment reporter Greg Burliuk told Jan about the time he interviewed the late great Andre The Giant. Jan didn't believe. With Burliuk's, and the Whig's blessing, here is that star-studded interview, originally published on April 1, 1989. All rights reserved.   GREG BURLIUK/THE...

Monday Night RAW HITS and MISSES for 02/10/2014

Monday Night RAW HITS and MISSES for 02/10/2014 Editors note: I apologize for the delay in having my HITS and MISSES online today.  My 8-year old son is down and out with the flu, my desktop computer's RAM decided it wasn't happy with my creative direction, and walked out, and my laptop is currently in having surgery and is expected to be out 6-to-8 weeks.  Regardless,...

EXCLUSIVE: Jan interviews former WWE Canada president Carl Demarco

EXCLUSIVE: Jan interviews former WWE Canada president Carl Demarco For nearly 15 years, Carl Demarco carved out a reputation as a savvy executive, helping build World Wrestling Entertainment into the global juggernaut that exists today. As president of WWE Canada, Demarco was influential in raising the WWE’s profile, first in Canada, and later abroad. He also served as president...

AN EXTREME ORIGINAL REPUBLISHED: Tommy Dreamer’s 13th column

AN EXTREME ORIGINAL REPUBLISHED: Tommy Dreamer's 13th column NOTE: Originally published in The Kingston Whig-Standard on Feb. 25, 2012. All rights reserved. As a professional wrestler, I have literally travelled the world. I have wrestled on six continents, in 52 countries, every Canadian province, 49 U.S. States (Alaska being the only one in which I have not competed) and...

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Jan’s interview with Renee Paquette

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 the trio that has popularized and legitimized pro wrestling like few -- if any -- before them. She is Renee Paquette,...

G’s Official Recap of TNA Impact (2-6-2014)

G's Official Recap of TNA Impact (2-6-2014) ======================= =============================================================== ======================== Match #1 Abyss    -vs-        Eric Young Monster’s Ball Match (all weapons are legal) This match was a mash up even before it officially got started. This match is said to originate from Abyss...

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Jan’s first interview with Tommy Dreamer

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Jan's first interview with Tommy Dreamer NOTE: Originally published in the Kingston Whig-Standard on July 2, 2011. All rights reserved. Tommy Dreamer's last trip through Kingston was forgettable, to say the least. The legendary hardcore wrestler who has dominated his craft for the likes of Extreme Championship Wrestling, WWE Inc. and Total Non-Stop Action,...

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Jan’s interview with Arda Ocal

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Jan's interview with Arda Ocal NOTE: This is the second of a three-part series Jan wrote on the then hosts of Aftermath on The Score. Originally published in The Kingston Whig-Standard on Jan. 28, 2012. All rights reserved. At  one time, his Wikipedia entry read something like this: "Arda Ocal can eat an extra large pizza by himself." That...

Jan’s very first wrestling column, 14 years ago today

Jan's very first wrestling column, 14 years ago today EDITOR'S NOTE: Following is the very first professional wrestling column by Jan Murphy, published 14 years ago today in The Kingston Whig-Standard. Jan's regular column, first biweekly, then weekly, ran for more than five years in the pages of the Whig, before going on hiatus, and later returning as a sporadic feature in...

House of Hardcore 3 Results and Review

House of Hardcore 3 Results and Review Okay, so let me first start off by saying I really should have reviewed this show earlier.  The day after it was made available, I purchased it, and it has sat on my hard drive, waiting for me to get to it ever since.  Life, as it tends to do, got in the way.  Chinlock.com, thanks to all of you, has really taken off...