Tag Archives: Hulk Hogan

Hillbilly Jim says his WWE Hall of Fame nod is for everybody

Hillbilly Jim says his WWE Hall of Fame nod is for everybody [caption id="attachment_3878" align="aligncenter" width="577"] Hillybilly Jim enters the WWE Hall of Fame during WrestleMania 34 weekend in New Orleans. (WWE.com)[/caption] Jim Morris was going to take a pass on appearing at the coming edition of WrestleMania and all its associated hoopla and festivities. Better know to...

For wrestling legend Hall, it’s once again good to be the Bad Guy

For wrestling legend Hall, it's once again good to be the Bad Guy [caption id="attachment_3836" align="aligncenter" width="594"] Diamond Dallas Page, Scott Hall and Jake (The Snake) Roberts. (Getty Images)[/caption] Scott Hall was practically groomed to become a globe-trotting sports entertainer. He was, after all, a self-proclaimed ‘army brat,’ who had seen more of the United...

‘It keeps him alive in your heart’

'It keeps him alive in your heart' [caption id="attachment_3831" align="aligncenter" width="346"] Colt and Ariel Toombs, the son and daughter of the late wrestling legend Rowdy Roddy Piper, with his memoirs, which the duo finished following their father's death in 2015. (Greg Oliver/SLAM! Wrestling)[/caption] A reflective Rowdy Roddy Piper, the late wrestling...

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...

Beefcake still cuttin’ and struttin’

Beefcake still cuttin' and struttin' [caption id="attachment_3169" align="aligncenter" width="681"] Brutus (The Barber) Beefcake with his trademark shears. (Mike Mastrandreas/SLAM! Wrestling)[/caption] Little did Ed Leslie know when he was a young boy watching wrestling with his older sister at Tampa’s National Guard Armory that he would some day carve...

The 1st-Annual Chinlock Awards

The 1st-Annual Chinlock Awards Welcome to the first annual Chinlock.com Year End Awards.  Here we examine some of the most important, game-changing moments and members of the WWE Universe, and give them Chinlock Awards.  They're like Slammy's, but crappier. Most improved wrestler of the year: Tyler: RUSEV [caption id="attachment_2875" align="aligncenter"...

Roode returns to House of Hardcore

Roode returns to House of Hardcore [caption id="attachment_2816" align="aligncenter" width="683"] Bobby Roode. (Courtesy of TNA)[/caption] For generations, Canada has produced its fair share of legendary professional wrestlers. In the early days it was the likes of Whipper Billy Watson and Killer Kowalski. Later it would be greats like Rowdy Roddy...

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...

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...

WWE’s Rollins on a roll

WWE's Rollins on a roll [caption id="attachment_2088" align="aligncenter" width="708"] WWE superstar Seth Rollins. (courtesy World Wrestling Entertainment)[/caption] Hulk Hogan. A more recognizable name in professional wrestling you will not find. Nor will you find a more influential figure in the history of the business. The man known as...

Honky Tonk Man still cool, still cocky, still bad

Honky Tonk Man still cool, still cocky, still bad [caption id="attachment_1986" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Honky Tonk Man[/caption] To say Roy Wayne Farris has left his mark on professional wrestling would be an understatement. In fact, an argument can be made that few have made a bigger mark in the short time it took Farris, better known as the Honky Tonk...

Business still pickin’ up for Good Ol’ JR

Business still pickin' up for Good Ol' JR It’s difficult to know whether professional wrestling had more influence on Hall of Fame broadcaster Jim Ross than the man himself had on the industry. Good ol’ JR, as he’s know the world over, has literally done everything in the business en route to becoming one of the most respected and universally loved people...

The ‘Ultimate’ legacy: Fans remember legendary performer

The 'Ultimate' legacy: Fans remember legendary performer The world of professional lost a legend when The Ultimate Warrior died suddenly on April 8, just a day after making an impassioned and moving, and final, promo on Monday Night Raw. We asked our friends and readers to share their memories of the Ultimate one. Following are some of those memories, including my own: Jan...

How can a superhero die? Remembering The Ultimate Warrior

How can a superhero die? Remembering The Ultimate Warrior The Ultimate Warrior.  Such is a name that rings through the very fibres of pop culture.  In the mid- to late '80s professional wrestling created a number of iconic characters that still resonate with the mainstream today.  Hulk Hogan, 'Macho Man' Randy Savage, and The Ultimate Warrior were, and continue to be, household...

Pro Wrestlers vs. Zombies blends Piper’s passions

Pro Wrestlers vs. Zombies blends Piper's passions [caption id="attachment_1813" align="aligncenter" width="864"] Rowdy Roddy Piper stars in Pro Wrestlers vs. Zombies[/caption] One look at the life and career of the man known the world over as Rowdy Roddy Piper and one word comes to mind: trailblazer. In professional wrestling, he was one of the first beloved heels...

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Andre the Giant talks Princess Bride, Hulk Hogan

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Andre the Giant talks Princess Bride, Hulk Hogan NOTE: Retired Whig-Standard entertainment reporter Greg Burliuk told Jan about the time he interviewed the late great Andre The Giant. Jan didn't believe. With Burliuk's, and the Whig's blessing, here is that star-studded interview, originally published on April 1, 1989. All rights reserved.   GREG BURLIUK/THE...

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...

Happy 4th Of July

Happy 4th Of July Here's Hulk Hogan playing and American flag guitar... just because. Happy 4th of July from your friendly neighborhood Sideshow!

The New 5-Stars

The New 5-Stars Maybe it’s me, internet wrestling websites.  Maybe there’s something I’m not understanding about what constitutes a 5-star match.  Maybe my unsophisticated brain will never truly grasp the majesty of a 15-second sequence that seamlessly flows from a Lou Thesz press-into-a-fireman’s carry-into-a-kimura lock....OR...