Category Archives: House of Hardcore Media

AN EXTREME ORIGINAL REPUBLISHED: Tommy Dreamer’s 9th column

AN EXTREME ORIGINAL REPUBLISHED: Tommy Dreamer's 9th column NOTE: Originally published in The Kingston Whig-Standard on Jan. 28, 2012. HEADLINE: From impressing a girl to my brush with the Deadman, my Royal Rumble reflections   This  Sunday, Jan. 29, marks this year's World Wrestling Entertainment Royal Rumble. As a lifelong wrestling fan, it is one of my favourite events. The...

AN EXTREME ORIGINAL REPUBLISHED: Tommy Dreamer’s 8th column

AN EXTREME ORIGINAL REPUBLISHED: Tommy Dreamer's 8th column  Most of the professionals wrestlers I have met during my 20-plus-year career have all shared a common dream. We got hooked on wrestling by a certain wrestler and we wanted to follow in that person's footsteps. We would all emulate our favourite superstar with our friends growing up. Most of those friends would grow...

AN EXTREME ORIGINAL REPUBLISHED: Tommy Dreamer’s 7th column

AN EXTREME ORIGINAL REPUBLISHED: Tommy Dreamer's 7th column Originally published in The Kingston Whig-Standard on Jan. 7, 2012. All rights reserved. HEADLINE: In this business, you take the road more travelled  As a professional wrestler, you spend most of your days travelling to different cities to entertain the fans. When I was with World Wrestling Entertainment, a typical...

2013 YEAR IN REVIEW: Thea Trinidad tells her powerful story

2013 YEAR IN REVIEW: Thea Trinidad tells her powerful story Before she even reached her 11th birthday, Thea Trinidad had experienced more heartache and strife than many people do in their entire lives. On Sept. 11, 2001, al-Qaida terrorists orchestrated a series of attacks in the United States, killing 2,977 innocent people, altering countless lives in the process, including...

AN EXTREME ORIGINAL REPUBLISHED: Tommy Dreamer’s 6th column

AN EXTREME ORIGINAL REPUBLISHED: Tommy Dreamer's 6th column Originally published in The Kingston Whig-Standard on Dec. 17, 2011. All rights reserved. HEADLINE: Tommy Dreamer: born in ECW Arena in south Philadelphia Major news hit the wrestling world recently with the announcement that the former ECW Arena in south Philadelphia is closing. Apparently new ownership is...

Chinlock Radio ep 4: Matt Striker

Chinlock Radio ep 4: Matt Striker Sideshow and Jan chat with former WWE superstar/commentator Matt Striker about his passion for professional wrestling, his time with WWE, his departure from the company, and even a little hockey. http://www.chinlock.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Chinlock-Radio-ep-4-Matt-Striker-Dec-20.mp3

AN EXTREME ORIGINAL REPUBLISHED: Tommy Dreamer’s 5th column

AN EXTREME ORIGINAL REPUBLISHED: Tommy Dreamer's 5th column Originally published in The Kingston Whig-Standard on Dec. 10, 2011. All rights reserved.    People often ask me what the hardest part about being a professional wrestler is or who my toughest opponent is or was? The answer is simple: the travel is both the hardest and toughest part of the wrestling business. This...

AN EXTREME ORIGINAL REPUBLISHED — Tommy Dreamer’s 4th column

AN EXTREME ORIGINAL REPUBLISHED — Tommy Dreamer's 4th column Originally published in The Kingston Whig-Standard on Dec. 3, 2011. All rights reserved.  HEADLINE: What WWE does behind the scenes cannot be overlooked I was inspired to write this week's column after watching WWE Monday Night Raw, during which John Cena was a guest in Rowdy Roddy Piper's Piper's Pit. Cena sported...

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Tommy Dreamer’s first column for the Kingston Whig-Standard

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Tommy Dreamer's first column for the Kingston Whig-Standard Chinlock.com Note: Each week, on Mondays, we will be re-publishing columns written by former WWE, ECW and TNA Superstar Tommy Dreamer, originally penned for and printed by The Kingston Whig-Standard.  You can purchase a copy of every article written by Tommy Dreamer, in eBook form, by following this link: http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Living-the-Dream-Vol-1/book-o7FsWX-gBEejSDlQMa9tuw/page1.html ------------------------------------------------------ [caption...

Thea Trinidad: Triumph and tragedy

Thea Trinidad: Triumph and tragedy Before she even reached her 11th birthday, Thea Trinidad had experienced more heartache and strife than many people do in their entire lives. On Sept. 11, 2001, al-Qaida terrorists orchestrated a series of attacks in the United States, killing 2,977 innocent people, altering countless lives in the process, including that...

Matt Striker: Wrestling with destiny

Matt Striker: Wrestling with destiny Matt Striker believes in fate. It was fate, he says, that led to his introduction to pro wrestling as a young boy. “My parents got divorced when I was young, so I spent my weekends with my father and during the week I spent with my mother,” Striker recalled during a telephone interview to promote his coming appearance...

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...

2013 YEAR IN REVIEW: Jan interviews the legendary Terry Funk

2013 YEAR IN REVIEW: Jan interviews the legendary Terry Funk EDITOR'S NOTE: In my nearly 20-year career covering pro wrestling, I have had the privilege of interviewing dozens upon dozens of talented men and women in the business. As I interviewed Terry Funk, I felt as if I was conducting an interview with a historical figure, while that person was still alive, not unlike what it...

High-flyer Hennigan as busy as ever

High-flyer Hennigan as busy as ever [caption id="attachment_540" align="aligncenter" width="640"] John HenniganPhoto credit: IMDB.com[/caption] Professional wrestling has long been a friend to John Hennigan, better know as the former WWE superstar John Morrison/Johnny Nitro. As a boy, after Hennigan and his family packed up and relocated, wrestling would...

CHINLOCK.COM EXCLUSIVE: Jan Murphy interviews Tommy Dreamer ahead of House of Hardcore 2!

CHINLOCK.COM EXCLUSIVE: Jan Murphy interviews Tommy Dreamer ahead of House of Hardcore 2! What: Tommy Dreamer’s House of Hardcore 2. Where: National Guard Armory, 2700 Southampton Rd., Philadelphia, Pa., 19154 (free parking). When: Saturday, June 22. Belltime: 7:30 p.m. Featuring: Ric Flair, Tommy Dreamer, Terry Funk, Lance Storm, John Morrison, Too Cold Scorpio, The Young Bucks, Brian Kendrick and...

House of Hardcore 2 Announced for June 22, 2013

House of Hardcore 2 Announced for June 22, 2013 Tommy Dreamer is fulfilling his promise and has announced a sequel to his successful House of Hardcore promotion. Dreamer will host House of Hardcore 2, in Philadelphia no less, on June 22. Details and matches will be unveiled in the coming weeks, but fans can expect Dreamer's follow-up show to follow the mould of...