Monthly Archives: March 2014

Heyman a master of his craft

Heyman a master of his craft When Paul Heyman speaks, audiences listen. Whether it’s during a one-on-one telephone conversation; when he stands, microphone in hand, inside a World Wrestling Entertainment ring; or all those years ago, when he laid out his vision for upstart Extreme Championship Wrestling, Heyman has an ability to command your attention. Where...

Pro Wrestlers vs. Zombies blends Piper’s passions

Pro Wrestlers vs. Zombies blends Piper's passions [caption id="attachment_1813" align="aligncenter" width="864"] Rowdy Roddy Piper stars in Pro Wrestlers vs. Zombies[/caption] One look at the life and career of the man known the world over as Rowdy Roddy Piper and one word comes to mind: trailblazer. In professional wrestling, he was one of the first beloved heels...

Rowdy Roddy Piper remembers the late Chris Benoit

Rowdy Roddy Piper remembers the late Chris Benoit Wrestling legend Rowdy Roddy Piper took a moment to discuss late fellow Canadian Chris Benoit this week during promotion for his latest film, Pro Wrestlers vs. Zombies, which also features The Franchise Shane Douglas, Matt Hardy, Kurt Angle, Hacksaw Jim Duggan and a host of others. During the interview, Piper recalled...

Monday Night RAW HITS and MISSES for 03/24/2014

Monday Night RAW HITS and MISSES for 03/24/2014 Monday Night RAW HITS Alberto Del Rio vs. Christian vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Sheamus: This is as good of a fatal-four-way match as you're ever going to see on WWE TV.  This brought the goods, and the crowd was solidly vocal through-out.  It's amazing how over Dolph Ziggler remains with the die-hard WWE fans (and Brooklyn,...

DDP thrilled to see Roberts take place among the immortals

DDP thrilled to see Roberts take place among the immortals [caption id="attachment_1798" align="aligncenter" width="642"] Credit: wwe.com[/caption] When World Wrestling Entertainment inducts its latest star-studded crop of influential figures into its hall of fame next month, one name you won’t see among them is Diamond Dallas Page. Not yet, at least. But a piece of the...

WWE RAW HITS and MISSES for 03/17/2014

WWE RAW HITS and MISSES for 03/17/2014 WWE RAW HITS: Overall show: For this viewer, this episode felt the most like a "Road to WrestleMania" episode yet this year, and certainly the best episode of RAW in recent memory in terms of storyline development, and a clear focus to where they are headed.  There were still some problems, but this was largely an enjoyable...

AN EXTREME ORIGINAL REPUBLISHED: Tommy Dreamer’s 18th column

AN EXTREME ORIGINAL REPUBLISHED: Tommy Dreamer's 18th column I am sure you are all feeling a little over-saturated with the professional wrestling media blitz that has taken over this week ahead of WrestleMania 28. That said, I promise to make as few wrestling plugs as I can in this week's column. So without mentioning that WrestleMania is Sunday, live on pay-per-view, I should...

G’s Official Recap of Smackdown 3-14-2014

The show starts with Triple H making his solo way into the ring before announcing that he has given Daniel Bryant the night off, and that he will dole out his own kind of punishment to Bryant this coming Monday. Hunter’s next vows to end the whole “Yes Movement” by no longer protecting Daniel from all the real superstars...

Chinlock Radio Ep 13: Tyson Dux

Chinlock Radio Ep 13: Tyson Dux Tyson Dux has spent time in WWE, TNA, and Ring Of Honor. He joins Sideshow and Jan to talk about his career and taking a bump from the Undertaker! http://www.chinlock.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Chinlock-Radio-ep-13-Tyson-Dux.mp3

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Trisa Laughlin, a.k.a. Beulah McGillicutty, talks about penning her children’s book, Gertrude the Great

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Trisa Laughlin, a.k.a. Beulah McGillicutty, talks about penning her children's book, Gertrude the Great    Albert Einstein once said: "Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid." Armed with that philosophy -- and a whole lot of determination -- Trisa Laughlin set out to put to paper a little bit of her life. The result is her...

AN EXTREME ORIGINAL REPUBLISHED — Tommy Dreamer’s 17th column

AN EXTREME ORIGINAL REPUBLISHED — Tommy Dreamer's 17th column   NOTE: Originally published in The Kingston Whig-Standard on March 24, 2012. All rights reserved. When I arrived home last Sunday, after two days of wrestling, I really just wanted to relax and spend a nice day with my family. Instead, I received a text message that changed the rest of my day. It read "Hey...

Raw HITS and MISSES: 03/03/14

Raw HITS and MISSES: 03/03/14 HITS [caption id="attachment_1717" align="aligncenter" width="642"] Credit: wwe.com[/caption] Opening segment: The first public acknowledgement of CM Punk by the WWE, save for Vince McMahon in addressing investors in a conference call, couldn't have been any better or more powerful. It paid homage to the man as the...

AN EXTREME ORIGINAL REPUBLISHED — Tommy Dreamer’s 16th column

AN EXTREME ORIGINAL REPUBLISHED — Tommy Dreamer's 16th column NOTE: Originally published in The Kingston Whig-Standard on March 17, 2012. All rights reserved. [caption id="attachment_1712" align="aligncenter" width="642"] Credit: wwe.com[/caption] The Super Bowl of wrestling is just two weeks away. On April 1, WrestleMania 28 will be held in Miami in front of a sold-out crowd....

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Jan interviews R-Truth and Little Jimmy

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Jan interviews R-Truth and Little Jimmy [caption id="attachment_1708" align="aligncenter" width="642"] Credit: wwe.com[/caption] Interviewing WWE Inc.'s very talented and extremely funny Ron (R-Truth) Killings is, quite frankly, unlike anything a journalist can prepare for. I now know this as fact. You see, I spent the better part of three days preparing...