Tag Archives: ecw

WWE Tables, Ladders and Chairs 2015 HITS and MISSES

WWE Tables, Ladders and Chairs 2015 HITS and MISSES WWE Tables, Ladders and Chairs 2015 HITS: [caption id="attachment_3556" align="aligncenter" width="642"] WWE Tag Team Championship Match - The New Day vs. The Usos vs. The Lucha Dragons - Photo Credit: WWE.com[/caption] The Lucha Dragons vs. The Usos vs. The New Day - Allow me to admit, I haven't been as diligent...

Reflective Rhino talks career, politics, near-death experience

Reflective Rhino talks career, politics, near-death experience Jan Murphy/Chinlock.com Writer A lot of words can be used to describe the man known simply as Rhino in the wrestling world. Intense. Talented. Fearless. Fierce. Proud. Tireless. To name some. There are also a lot of words that can be used to describe the man behind that legendary wrestling force, Terry Gerin. Articulate....

“The Old Boys” Documentary review

"The Old Boys" Documentary review Throughout my independent wrestling career, I've had the privilege and honour of sharing the ring and locker room with a number of wrestling legends.  There aren't a lot of people out there that can say they've shared the same working space as 'The Million Dollar Man' Ted Dibiase, Jake 'The Snake' Roberts, The Honky Tonk...

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...

House of Hardcore here to stay

House of Hardcore here to stay PHILADELPHIA -- On a night that promised to be nothing if not nostalgic, Tommy Dreamer’s House of Hardcore delivered that and much more before a packed house at the former ECW Arena, where Dreamer and many others laid the foundation for one of the most improbable success stories in professional wrestling history. And...

Beulah prepares to write final chapter

Beulah prepares to write final chapter [caption id="attachment_2600" align="alignleft" width="680"] Photo by Damon Catavero - www.DamonCat.com[/caption] Trisa Laughlin, the longtime star of Extreme Championship Wrestling, wife of Tommy Dreamer, published author and mom, actually got her first taste of professional wrestling north of the border in Canada. “I...

Dreamer’s vision continues to grow

Dreamer's vision continues to grow Tommy Dreamer built a career around being hardcore. A legendary one career at that. So it’s both fitting and not surprising that he’s building a second career as a promoter and owner around the aptly named House of Hardcore, his wrestling company that later this month will mark its seventh show since Dreamer...

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,...

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...

Chinlock Radio ep 16: Tommy Dreamer

Chinlock Radio ep 16: Tommy Dreamer The innovator of violence, Tommy Dreamer joins Sideshow & Jan to talk about his life, career, ECW, and House Of Hardcore. http://www.chinlock.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Chinlock-Radio-ep-16-Tommy-Dreamer.mp3  

Heyman a master of his craft

Heyman a master of his craft When Paul Heyman speaks, audiences listen. Whether it’s during a one-on-one telephone conversation; when he stands, microphone in hand, inside a World Wrestling Entertainment ring; or all those years ago, when he laid out his vision for upstart Extreme Championship Wrestling, Heyman has an ability to command your attention. Where...

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Trisa Laughlin, a.k.a. Beulah McGillicutty, talks about penning her children’s book, Gertrude the Great

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Trisa Laughlin, a.k.a. Beulah McGillicutty, talks about penning her children's book, Gertrude the Great    Albert Einstein once said: "Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid." Armed with that philosophy -- and a whole lot of determination -- Trisa Laughlin set out to put to paper a little bit of her life. The result is her...

AN EXTREME ORIGINAL REPUBLISHED — Tommy Dreamer’s 17th column

AN EXTREME ORIGINAL REPUBLISHED — Tommy Dreamer's 17th column   NOTE: Originally published in The Kingston Whig-Standard on March 24, 2012. All rights reserved. When I arrived home last Sunday, after two days of wrestling, I really just wanted to relax and spend a nice day with my family. Instead, I received a text message that changed the rest of my day. It read "Hey...

Chinlock Radio ep 12: Stephen DeAngelis

Chinlock Radio ep 12: Stephen DeAngelis Long time ECW ring announcer, and current Hardcore Roadtrip ring announcer, Stephen DeAngelis joins Sideshow and Jan to talk about his career, ECW, Paul Heyman, and of course Hardcore Roadtrip. http://www.chinlock.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Chinlock-Radio-ep-12-Stephen-DeAngelis.mp3 Get more details on Hardcore...

AN EXTREME ORIGINAL REPUBLISHED: Tommy Dreamer’s 15th column

AN EXTREME ORIGINAL REPUBLISHED: Tommy Dreamer's 15th column [caption id="attachment_486" align="aligncenter" width="650"] Tommy Dreamer about to ring Carlito's bell - Photo Credit: www.thewhig.com[/caption] Well, I've had a very productive and busy week. As I write this, it is 1 a.m. on Thursday and I have to be up at 5 a.m. to head to airport for an intense work schedule. As...

AN EXTREME ORIGINAL REPUBLISHED: Tommy Dreamer’s 13th column

AN EXTREME ORIGINAL REPUBLISHED: Tommy Dreamer's 13th column NOTE: Originally published in The Kingston Whig-Standard on Feb. 25, 2012. All rights reserved. As a professional wrestler, I have literally travelled the world. I have wrestled on six continents, in 52 countries, every Canadian province, 49 U.S. States (Alaska being the only one in which I have not competed) and...

Chinlock Radio ep 9: Kingpin Angel

Chinlock Radio ep 9: Kingpin Angel ECW original, The Kingpin Angel, joins Sideshow and Jan to talk ECW, Paul Heyman, Hardcore Roadtrip, and even a little trash. http://www.chinlock.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Chinlock-Radio-ep-9-Kingpin-Angel.mp3  

AN EXTREME ORIGINAL REPUBLISHED: Tommy Dreamer’s 12th column

AN EXTREME ORIGINAL REPUBLISHED: Tommy Dreamer's 12th column NOTE: ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON FEB. 18, 2012 IN THE KINGSTON WHIG-STANDARD. All rights reserved.   I recently attended a three-day convention entitled WrestleReunion in L.A. For a wrestling fan, it is a great event featuring three days of wrestling shows, Q&As, photo ops, meet & greets, autograph signings, vendors,...