Category Archives: Spencer “Spenny” Rice

Improving professional wrestling

Improving professional wrestling Amazingly, nobody in a position of executive authority at World Wrestling Entertainment has contacted me about my thoughts on improving its product.  I understand the saying, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” but what about improving it?  Things can always be improved … even professional wrestling. As...

Academy of Wrestling Managers

Academy of Wrestling Managers Wrestling Managers. I miss them. And I know a lot of you do too. Wrestling managers were arguably the most entertaining part of pro wrestling. Heenan, Creatchman, Roth, Blassie, Bearer, Dangerously, Fuji, Slick, Cornette, Hart, Dillon, — a rogues gallery of glorious sleaze-bags that make greasy politicians look...

SPENNY: An open letter to Vince McMahon

SPENNY: An open letter to Vince McMahon Dear Mr. McMahon, Far be it for a jabroni like me to tell the king of a billion-dollar sports entertainment industry what to do with his product, but I’ve decided I will sleep better if I let my feelings be known.  And I know I’m not alone with this inclination. Vince, I think WWE needs monsters.  Real monsters. ...

Spenny vs. Rhino: my appearance at House of Hardcore 9

Spenny vs. Rhino: my appearance at House of Hardcore 9 [caption id="attachment_3299" align="aligncenter" width="720"] Spenny with wrestling legend Rhino. (Photo by Mike Mastrandrea)[/caption] I’ve been to many wrestling shows.  I’ve spent a disproportionate portion of my life watching wrestling on television. I’ve spent endless hours mining Youtube for old school...

Shoot interviews forever

Shoot interviews forever The shoot interview has become a wrestling phenomenon. It would be easy to dismiss these interviews as whiny bitch sessions, where wrestlers, out of character, take cheap shots and tattle on each other.  All of this is of course true, but we are talking about wrestling, not golf. Let’s leave the gentlemanly...

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...

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...

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...

CHINLOCK EXCLUSIVE: Spenny reflects on Kenny Vs. Spenny wrestling episode

CHINLOCK EXCLUSIVE: Spenny reflects on Kenny Vs. Spenny wrestling episode It Couldn’t Happen to a Nicer Guy – The Kenny Vs Spenny Wrestling Episode It wasn’t easy convincing Kenny to do a wrestling competition on “Kenny Vs. Spenny.”  He’s more the UFC, Faces of Death, Kung Fu movie, video gamer kind of guy.  Having said that, I will admit that while living in Los Angeles,...

CHINLOCK EXCLUSIVE: Spenny remembers the heel of all heels, Ed Farhat

CHINLOCK EXCLUSIVE: Spenny remembers the heel of all heels, Ed Farhat My buddy/wrestling guru Jan Murphy sent me an article today marking the 11th anniversary of the passing of wrestling great Ed Farhat. Who is Ed Farhat? Really? Ed Farhat is THE Sheik!!! Who is the Sheik? Nothing less than the greatest villain in pro wrestling history, and the father of what came to be known as hardcore....

SPENCER SPENNY RICE’S CHINLOCK DEBUT: Why I love professional wrestling

SPENCER SPENNY RICE'S CHINLOCK DEBUT: Why I love professional wrestling When I was a little kid my cousin Jonathan used to take me to see professional wresting at Maple Leaf Gardens and Buffalo Memorial Auditorium. At the time I was young enough to believe that everything was completely real. Certain wrestlers scared the living shit out of me. Two of them, The Sheik (Ed Farhat, not the...