Monthly Archives: July 2014

Opportunity of a lifetime

Opportunity of a lifetime [caption id="attachment_2235" align="aligncenter" width="529"] Photo by Michael G. Brown[/caption] A former Kingstonian recently fulfilled her longtime dream when she was invited to try-out for and participate in a World Wrestling Entertainment event; World Wrestling Entertainment being the largest professional wrestling...

WWE Battleground 2014 HITS and MISSES

WWE Battleground 2014 HITS and MISSES WWE Battleground HITS: [caption id="attachment_2225" align="aligncenter" width="642"] Photo Credit: WWE.com[/caption] The Usos vs. The Wyatts: Although I feel this match suffer slightly from the 2-out-of-3 falls format, down the stretch you won't find any better tag team wrestling anywhere on this planet.  Both teams...

Calling the Shots: Battleground 2014 Aftermath

Calling the Shots: Battleground 2014 Aftermath [caption id="attachment_2216" align="alignnone" width="279"] Photo Credit: WWE.com[/caption] So the final tally on the inaugural Calling the Shots was a respectable 3 hits and 4 misses (although I’ll still fight to make it a 3-3-1 by the end of this article). Not too shabby for a first run if I do say so myself. [caption...

Rasslin’ Jews

Rasslin’ Jews [caption id="attachment_2199" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Sean Waltman[/caption] (To my Gentile readers: Both Hebrew, Yiddish and Jewish references are used in this article. As such, I have supplied endnotes to help the reader know what the heck this mishuga mensch1 is babbling about. I would hope everyone knows...

Calling the Shots: Battleground 2014

Calling the Shots: Battleground 2014 Greetings Chinlock readers! You have just stumbled upon my new column, Calling the Shots, in which I put on my smarty pants and try to predict how the WWE's monthly pay-per-view will play out. A little background: I'd be lying if I claimed to be a lifelong wrestling fan. I took a 10 year hiatus beginning around the time...

6 Months In: My WWE Network Experience and Review

6 Months In: My WWE Network Experience and Review Six months ago, WWE took an unparalleled venture into television history; a 24-hour "over-the-top" streaming service, featuring both live and on-demand programming.  Hyped for nearly 2 years, expectations were understandably high, given WWE's access to a vast number of historical tape libraries, as well as their move to...

The wonderful world of wrestling tights

The wonderful world of wrestling tights [caption id="attachment_2141" align="aligncenter" width="607"] Andy Kaufman and Jerry (The King) Lawler[/caption] I thought I’d pontificate on wrestling tights … and no, it’s not a sexual thing!  Initially I was going to write about the corporatization of society and how so many of us have become consuming...

Adam Rose has the smell of success

Adam Rose has the smell of success [caption id="attachment_2115" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Chinlock.com staff photo[/caption] Let me state out the outset, that though I’ve been a lifelong wrestling fan, I don’t rise to the level of a true wrestling nerd. You know, the kind of person who shells out $150 for a replica belt, and talks about...

WWE’s Rollins on a roll

WWE's Rollins on a roll [caption id="attachment_2088" align="aligncenter" width="708"] WWE superstar Seth Rollins. (courtesy World Wrestling Entertainment)[/caption] Hulk Hogan. A more recognizable name in professional wrestling you will not find. Nor will you find a more influential figure in the history of the business. The man known as...

WWE Money in the Bank 2014 HITS and MISSES

WWE Money in the Bank 2014 HITS and MISSES WWE Money in the Bank HITS: [caption id="attachment_2080" align="aligncenter" width="642"] Photo Credit: WWE.com[/caption] Money in the Bank Contract Match: On each 2014 WWE Pay Per View, there has been a match of the year contender.  This would be that contender.  An absolute car-wreck that had the live crowd on...