Category Archives: TV / DVD Reviews

You can ‘Bet’ on laughter with raunchy film starring wrestlers

You can 'Bet' on laughter with raunchy film starring wrestlers [caption id="attachment_3809" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Diamond Dallas Page stars in The Bet.[/caption] By Aaron Jankowski/Chinlock staff When you have been going non-stop for a few weeks, and the only thing you have watched in that time is the Olympics, a nice quick and silly comedy is exactly what the doctor...

Cruiserweight Classic an instant classic

Cruiserweight Classic an instant classic By Paul Soucy For years, World Wrestling Entertainment has been the land of the giants. From Hulk Hogan all the way to John Cena, and many in between, those at the forefront of the company’s Squared Circle have traditionally been larger than life. But over time, WWE has been lured away from that criteria, seduced...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Monday Night RAW #OldSchool HITS AND MISSES 01/06/2014

Monday Night RAW #OldSchool HITS AND MISSES 01/06/2014 Monday Night RAW HITS: Overall Show: The first Raw of the new year was an absolute blast for this viewer, at home, to watch.  Sure, having a themed episode of Raw might not have been the best idea to begin the new year (especially when it was a throwback to "old school"), but more than enough happened on this episode...

WWE RAW HITS and MISSES 12/30/2013

WWE RAW HITS and MISSES 12/30/2013 WWE RAW HITS: [caption id="attachment_1258" align="aligncenter" width="642"] CM Punk locks Seth Rollins in a head lock. Photo Credit: WWE.com[/caption]   Overall show:  With half of the RAW crew missing in action (who thought it was a good idea to schedule a live event in Toronto on the same day as a Monday...

WWE Tables, Ladders and Chairs 2013 HITS and MISSES

WWE Tables, Ladders and Chairs 2013 HITS and MISSES [caption id="attachment_1178" align="aligncenter" width="642"] Randy Orton crowned the new WWE World Heavyweight Champion - Photo Credit: WWE.com[/caption] TLC HITS: Randy Orton vs. John Cena: Absolutely the most satisfying WWE main event since SummerSlam, and an excellent way to cap off WWE's 2013 PPV season.  Both...

Monday Night Raw, 12/9/2013 HITS and MISSES

Monday Night Raw, 12/9/2013 HITS and MISSES HITS • To call the final segment of Raw this week a hit wouldn't be fair. It was more like a home run. A game-winning one. Maybe even a walkoff game-winning homer. It was as close to a perfect segment as we've seen in a long, long time. Not only did it make me actually laugh and react, it made me extremely interested...

Raw HITS AND MISSES, Dec. 2, 2013

HITS Randy Orton and John Cena: Partially on the strength of some clever footage of the long history between the two, partially on the strength of a great promo by Triple H, partially on the strength of the decision to unify the WWE and World championships and partially on the strength of a great final segment, I'm suddenly...

WWE Survivor Series 2013 HITS and MISSES

WWE Survivor Series 2013 HITS and MISSES Editor's Note:  Sorry for the delay in getting this on the website, but as I'm sure you've noticed, we've been hard at work adding several new features to the site.  In addition, both Jan and I have spent the past 24 hours working on a book project that will carry us into 2014.  It's an incredibly exciting time for us,...

Monday Night RAW 11/19/13 HITS and MISSES

Monday Night RAW 11/19/13 HITS and MISSES Monday Night RAW HITS: Big E. Langston vs. Curtis Axel: I felt, as soon as this match was announced, that it was a foregone conclusion that Big E. Langston would gain the Intercontinental Championship.  That said, this was the best match Axel has had with anyone else not named CM Punk since being given the "Paul Heyman...

Monday Night RAW 11/11/13 HITS and MISSES

Monday Night RAW 11/11/13 HITS and MISSES Monday Night RAW HITS: Rhodes Bros. vs. Randy Orton: Is there a better story in the second half of 2013 than the return of Goldust to WWE rings?  The Twitter campaign that the elder Rhodes made to wrestle his younger brother at WrestleMania is well known, but it actually looks like that might be a possibility.  Goldust's...

DVD REVIEW: Thy Kingdom Come – 3-Disc Triple H DVD Set

DVD REVIEW: Thy Kingdom Come - 3-Disc Triple H DVD Set [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PknR4xZua1A[/youtube] On September 24th, 2013, WWE finally released a complete documentary set on one of the most influential, and certainly most powerful figures in the history of professional wrestling, the "son-in-law", Triple H. [caption id="attachment_868" align="alignright"...

G’s Official Recap & Review of TNA Impact (6-20-2013)

After some self-reflection, I come to realise that the articles that I have been writing have not been reviews but more so they have been recaps of the shows they were written about. With all that said, what I now intend on putting forward is actual reviews of the shows themselves rather than recapping the shows. You...

House of Hardcore 2 Results and Review

House of Hardcore 2 Results and Review It's no secret that we're big Tommy Dreamer fans here at Chinlock.com.  You'll be hard pressed to find someone who will argue against the fact that Tommy Dreamer is one of the best human beings on Earth, and his passion for professional wrestling is unparallelled.  It was with great disappointed that I missed the first...