Monthly Archives: August 2014

AJ Styles savouring life after TNA

AJ Styles savouring life after TNA [caption id="attachment_2380" align="aligncenter" width="714"] AJ Styles[/caption] It’s hard to imagine that professional wrestling was not AJ Styles’s calling. Styles is, after all, the most decorated performer in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling history. Consider his TNA achievements: • a three-time NWA...

Guest Column: Mat D’Angelo looks at The Destruction of the Shield

Editors Note:  We at Chinlock.com are honoured to feature this piece written by Mat D'Angelo. Mat is a great friend of mine, and a passionate fan of professional wrestling on both the independent and international scale. His passion for wrestling rings through in this article, and we are happy to share it with you. Enjoy!                        ...

TNA Hardcore Justice 2014 recap

TNA Hardcore Justice 2014 recap    Stairway to Janice Abyss    -vs-   Bram This night's show surpasses all introductions and gets right to the action as these two giants of the TNA ring start to tear the other apart one more time. Abyss brings the first notches of true torture as he suplexes Bram into the steel ladder that is destined to play...

WWE SummerSlam 2014 HITS and MISSES

WWE SummerSlam 2014 HITS and MISSES [caption id="attachment_2361" align="aligncenter" width="642"] Credit: WWE.com[/caption] SummerSlam HITS: Brock Lesnar vs. John Cena - WOW!  What a match.  In the PG era of WWE, you will not find anything nearly this violent, or this intense.  The tone was set within the first 30 seconds of this match, as Brock...

Calling the Shots: Summerslam 2014 Aftermath

Calling the Shots: Summerslam 2014 Aftermath [caption id="attachment_2323" align="alignnone" width="615"] Photo Courtesy of WWE.com[/caption] I guess practice does make perfect! Calling the Shots comes away with a near-perfect 6-2 ratio for SummerSlam! At this rate I’ll be 100% accurate by Hell in a Cell. [caption id="attachment_2349" align="alignnone" width="642"]...

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Jan’s interview with Jeff Hardy

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Jan's interview with Jeff Hardy [caption id="attachment_2340" align="alignright" width="642"] Credit: wwe.com[/caption] ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON NOV. 3, 2000 in The Kingston Whig-Standard. All rights reserved. Without a doubt, fans have put the World Wrestling Federation where it is today  — on top of the world. Just ask Jeff Hardy. Jeff, one...

Calling the Shots: SummerSlam 2014

Calling the Shots: SummerSlam 2014 [caption id="attachment_2323" align="alignnone" width="702"] Photo Credit of WWE.com[/caption]   Calling the Shots is back to cover the 2014 edition of WWE’s second-biggest show: SummerSlam. Taking place in sold-out arena in L.A., the WWE is undoubtedly looking to make a big impact this month, especially considering...

In defence of professional wrestling

In defence of professional wrestling [caption id="attachment_2224" align="aligncenter" width="642"] Photo Credit: WWE.com[/caption] Is there a single wrestling fan amongst us who at one point hasn’t been derogatorily asked,  “You like wrestling?”  If so, I’d like to know what planet you live on, and if there’s rent control.  Let’s face...

The WWE Network is FINALLY available in Canada….sort of…

The WWE Network is FINALLY available in Canada....sort of... The day has finally arrived where the WWE Network debuts worldwide including, arguably, it's second biggest market, and neighbour to the north, Canada.  While the WWE Network has been available through alternate means, in Canada and worldwide, since it launched in February 2014, today is the first day it has become available...

Heyman needs no introduction

Heyman needs no introduction   [caption id="attachment_2273" align="aligncenter" width="642"] Photo Credit: WWE.com[/caption] In the world of professional wrestling, Paul Heyman is a man who needs no introduction. He’s the creative genius who took a little-known wrestling company called Extreme Championship Wrestling and built it into...

DVD REVIEW: Ladies and Gentleman My Name is Paul Heyman

DVD REVIEW: Ladies and Gentleman My Name is Paul Heyman [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3n7WCOmAZmg[/youtube] I am a Paul Heyman guy.  I was a Paul Heyman guy long before I ever realized that I was a Paul Heyman guy.  When I was 14 years old, I used to sneak down to the basement in our family's modest home where we had a VCR, and an old RCA box television.  There,...