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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...

Rob Schamberger: Wrestling’s new king of the canvas

Rob Schamberger: Wrestling's new king of the canvas Like a fine piece of art, Rob Schamberger wasn’t able to appreciate the art of professional wrestling until he was mature. Schamberger, who now sets the gold standard when it comes to painting all things professional wrestling, didn’t even become a fan of pro wrestling until he in his late teenage years. “I...

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...

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...

From the archives: Jan’s interview with Kurt Angle from May 3, 2003

From the archives: Jan's interview with Kurt Angle from May 3, 2003 Originally published in The Kingston Whig-Standard, all rights reserved. 'The difference from before the surgery and after is nothing but a miracle." These words come from a man who won an Olympic gold medal with a broken neck. Let's just say that Kurt Angle, the World Wrestling Entertainment superstar, has nothing...

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...

Chinlock Radio: Ep 2 Arda Ocal

Chinlock Radio: Ep 2 Arda Ocal Sideshow and Jan talk with wrestling writer and former host of WWE Aftermath Arda Ocal. Follow Arda on Twitter at @arda_ocal http://www.chinlock.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Chinlock-Radio-ep-2-Dec-1-2013.mp3

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Hurricane left success in his wake

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Hurricane left success in his wake  Editor's note: Originally published in the Kingston Whig-Standard on Jan. 10, 2013. All rights reserved. For the original, please go to http://www.thewhig.com/2013/01/10/the-hurricane-left-success-in-his-wake  Some people spend their entires lives in search of their dream job. Many never find it.     Others...