Tag Archives: the rock

A trip down MemoryMania

A trip down MemoryMania [caption id="attachment_2992" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Seth Rollins holds up his newly won WWE World Heavyweight Championship belt at WrestleMania 31 in Santa Clara, Calif. (Mike Mastrandrea/SLAM! Wrestling)[/caption]   Words such as awesome, unbelievable, unreal and amazing have become overused and almost...

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"...

Reigns ready to (win) Rumble

Reigns ready to (win) Rumble [caption id="attachment_2755" align="aligncenter" width="683"] WWE superstar Roman Reigns (Courtesy of World Wrestling Entertainment)[/caption] Roman Reigns, born Leati Joseph (Joe) Anoa’i, was, quite frankly, born to wrestle. He is the son of Sika Anoa’i of Wild Samoans fame, his brother, Matt, is the wrestler...

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...

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...

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...

AN EXTREME ORIGINAL REPUBLISHED — Tommy Dreamer’s 16th column

AN EXTREME ORIGINAL REPUBLISHED — Tommy Dreamer's 16th column NOTE: Originally published in The Kingston Whig-Standard on March 17, 2012. All rights reserved. [caption id="attachment_1712" align="aligncenter" width="642"] Credit: wwe.com[/caption] The Super Bowl of wrestling is just two weeks away. On April 1, WrestleMania 28 will be held in Miami in front of a sold-out crowd....

EXCLUSIVE: Jan interviews former WWE Canada president Carl Demarco

EXCLUSIVE: Jan interviews former WWE Canada president Carl Demarco For nearly 15 years, Carl Demarco carved out a reputation as a savvy executive, helping build World Wrestling Entertainment into the global juggernaut that exists today. As president of WWE Canada, Demarco was influential in raising the WWE’s profile, first in Canada, and later abroad. He also served as president...

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Good ol’ JR (06/28/2003)

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Good ol' JR (06/28/2003) Note from Chinlock.com: In another article from the archives, Jan Murphy had the opportunity to speak with one of the most important people in the history of professional wrestling, Good ol' JR, Jim Ross.  Ross' influence is still felt on the business today, and this interview gives an in-depth look how important he was,...

Attitude Is Everything

Attitude Is Everything Attitude. The word itself makes most wrestling fans pause for a moment of nostalgia. What was the Attitude Era to you? Was it Austin vs. McMahon? Austin vs. The Rock? D-Generation X? One thing is for sure, the Attitude Era is the most talked about period of the WWE's history. [ Continue Reading ]

Jan and Justin make their WrestleMania 29 picks

Jan and Justin make their WrestleMania 29 picks [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="378"] The Rock vs. John Cena - WWE Championship Match - Photo courtesy of WWE.com[/caption] Jan: I like Cena for a number of reasons. First, he's still the face of this company. He's been putting over a number of other talents in recent years and the mounting losses are beginning...