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Against all odds: 10 superstars who made it

Against all odds: 10 superstars who made it [caption id="attachment_2887" align="alignleft" width="2000"] Photo Credit: Jonathan Bachman/AP Images for WWE[/caption] If history has taught us anything, it's that we like the underdog. The world of wrestling is certainly no exception. With the abrupt retirement of World Wrestling Entertainment's...

2014: Our Predictions Reviewed

2014: Our Predictions Reviewed In this column, we take a look back at a column Jan and I published on January 2, 2014, looking at the 2014 year to come.  We made some bold predictions, and now its time to see how they held up through-out the calender year! 1) Tommy Dreamer’s House of Hardcore will continue to grow and establish itself as a...

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...

WWE set to return to Kingston

WWE set to return to Kingston World Wrestling Entertainment will return to Kingston's Rogers K-Rock Centre for a live show on Sunday, July 6, the same day it also has a show at Toronto's Ricoh Coliseum, Chinlock.com has learned. The following night, WWE is expected to host its flagship show — Monday Night Raw — at Montreal's Bell Centre. Details...

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...

WWE Monday Night RAW HITS and MISSES for 01/27/2014

WWE Monday Night RAW HITS and MISSES for 01/27/2014 Monday Night RAW HITS: Opening Segment: Well, I'm not exactly sure how to react to this.  The segment itself was a home run.  This is the attitude and aggression we have all been begging to see from Daniel Bryan for months.  Both Stephanie and Triple H played their parts well (and Stephanie pretending the YES! chants...

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...

Jan’s Royal Rumble picks

Jan's Royal Rumble picks Pre-show match: Goldust & Cody Rhodes (c) vs. The New Age Outlaws for the WWE Tag Team Championship The teenager in me REALLY wants to see the Outlaws as tag champs once again, but then the 37-year-old me realizes that this is not the Attitude Era any longer and the Outlaws can't truly be the Outlaws in this...

Monday Night RAW HITS and MISSES 01/20/2014

Monday Night RAW HITS and MISSES 01/20/2014 Monday Night RAW HITS: [caption id="attachment_1450" align="aligncenter" width="642"] Luke Harper - Photo Credit: WWE.com[/caption] The Usos vs. Luke Harper and Erick Rowan: The only hit of last night's Monday Night RAW came from a likely source.  The Usos are turning in career performances every night they're in...

AN EXTREME ORIGINAL REPUBLISHED: Tommy Dreamer’s 10th column

AN EXTREME ORIGINAL REPUBLISHED: Tommy Dreamer's 10th column I was one of the last people to hop on board the social media train, but I am glad I did. I admit, I had my reservations, even when the Internet was developed. I had several people claim to be me, posing as me and speaking to fans in chat rooms. One of these people was even arrested for trying to lure an underage girl...

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...

14 predictions for 2014

The new year is upon us, which means we wipe the proverbial wrestling slate clean and start a fresh year. Here are 14 predictions for the year that lies ahead, in no particular order. 1) Tommy Dreamer's House of Hardcore will continue to grow and establish itself as a major player in the wrestling landscape. Expect a...

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...

My Wife’s Picks: TLC

My Wife's Picks: TLC Each month I like to ask my wife for her picks for the upcoming PPV. She doesn't watch WWE with me but she usually has pretty surprising accuracy.   To hear Jan Murphy and I give our picks and discuss the 2013 Slammy Awards, check out episode 3 of Chinlock Radio HERE   This month I changed things...

2013 Year in Review: Jan’s interview with Christopher Daniels

2013 Year in Review: Jan's interview with Christopher Daniels Originally published in The Kingston Whig-Standard on March 6, 2013. All rights reserved. Daniel Covell, better known to wrestling fans worldwide as Total Nonstop Action’s superstar Christopher Daniels, practically grew up in the heart of wrestling country. As a boy in the 1970s, he called North Carolina — specifically...

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Jan’s interview with CM Punk

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Jan's interview with CM Punk Originally published in The Kingston Whig-Standard on Nov. 12, 2012, all rights reserved. HEADLINE: Best in the world? Hard to argue   In wrestling circles, he’s as marketable as they come right now. He’s the WWE champion, and has been for a year now. He has penned the foreword for Marvel’s...

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 11/11/13 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...