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Hey Mickie, you’re so fine! James’ legacy grows

Hey Mickie, you're so fine! James' legacy grows   [caption id="attachment_3754" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Mickie James. Photo by George Tahinos/SLAM! Wrestling[/caption] Fearless and fabulous. Those words perfectly describe Mickie Laree James-Aldis, better known in the professional wrestling world as Mickie James. Fearlessness has been one of her...

Call him Eric the Great

Call him Eric the Great [caption id="attachment_3740" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Eric Young in 2016. (Photo by George Tahinos/SLAM! Wrestling)[/caption] Today, he’s one of the most well-rounded and respected pro wrestlers in the business. And he came by it honestly, starting in a smoke-filled bar in small-town Ontario as a boy. That’s...

Rested Roode ready for double shot of House of Hardcore

Rested Roode ready for double shot of House of Hardcore [caption id="attachment_3495" align="alignleft" width="720"] Bobby Roode during House of Hardcore action at the Ted Reeve Arena in Toronto. (Sam Hudson photo)[/caption] He’s one of the most talented and decorated professional wrestlers of this generation, but on this day, it’s not world titles and storylines on his...

Living in Sinn

Living in Sinn Nick Cvjetkovich has always had a creative imagination, something the man known in the wrestling world as Sinn Bodhi attributes to his childhood. Cvjetkovich, you see, who is more wildly known for his run as Kizarny in World Wrestling Entertainment, spent a good chunk of his younger years reading comics and watching...

House of Hardcore Exclusive: Interview with John Hennigan

John Hennigan’s career is hotter than ever. The former World Wrestling Entertainment superstar not only still wrestles a nearly full-time schedule, but he also finds time for his growing acting career and to maintain one of the best physiques in the business. Fittingly, over the phone during a workout, Hennigan,...

House of Hardcore Exclusive: Interview with The Addiction – Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian

  [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="400"] Photo Credit: Slam Wrestling[/caption] Inside the ring, Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian are partners. As The Addiction, they are as good a tag team as you’ll find in professional wrestling. The duo is the current Ring of Honor tag-team champions and are...

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...

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...

TNA Bound for Glory 2014 HITS and MISSES

TNA Bound for Glory 2014 HITS and MISSES TNA Bound for Glory 2014 HITS: [caption id="attachment_2526" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Samoa Joe retains the X-Division Championship[/caption] Samoa Joe vs. Low Ki vs. Kaz Hayashi: On a show with very little positive, this match truly stood out.  Quite frankly, I had forgotten how good Kaz Hayashi was from...

Ring of Honor’s Daniels busier than ever

Ring of Honor's Daniels busier than ever Christopher Daniels should be winding down what has been an illustrious, two decade-plus professional wrestling career that has taken him around the world and even to parts unknown. He is, after all, 44 years old, which in wrestling years, is certainly up there. But don’t tell that Daniels, whose real name is...

AJ Styles savouring life after TNA

AJ Styles savouring life after TNA [caption id="attachment_2380" align="aligncenter" width="714"] AJ Styles[/caption] It’s hard to imagine that professional wrestling was not AJ Styles’s calling. Styles is, after all, the most decorated performer in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling history. Consider his TNA achievements: • a three-time NWA...

Chinlock Radio ep 14: Jessy Sorensen

Chinlock Radio ep 14: Jessy Sorensen Former TNA X Division star Jessy Sorensen joins Sideshow and Jan to talk about his career and the injury that almost ended it. http://www.chinlock.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Chinlock-Radio-ep-14-Jessy-Sorensen.mp3 follow Jessey on twitter @jessysorensen

Chinlock Radio Ep 13: Tyson Dux

Chinlock Radio Ep 13: Tyson Dux Tyson Dux has spent time in WWE, TNA, and Ring Of Honor. He joins Sideshow and Jan to talk about his career and taking a bump from the Undertaker! http://www.chinlock.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Chinlock-Radio-ep-13-Tyson-Dux.mp3

AN EXTREME ORIGINAL REPUBLISHED: Tommy Dreamer’s 14th column — an idiot’s guide to becoming a pro wrestler

AN EXTREME ORIGINAL REPUBLISHED: Tommy Dreamer's 14th column — an idiot's guide to becoming a pro wrestler Originally published in The Kingston Whig-Standard on Saturday, March 3, 2012. All rights reserved.    I often get asked similar questions by fans. The two most prevalent questions are: what was my favourite match, which I can't answer because I have so many; and how do I become a professional wrestler? This question...

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...

AN EXTREME ORIGINAL REPUBLISHED: Tommy Dreamer’s 7th column

AN EXTREME ORIGINAL REPUBLISHED: Tommy Dreamer's 7th column Originally published in The Kingston Whig-Standard on Jan. 7, 2012. All rights reserved. HEADLINE: In this business, you take the road more travelled  As a professional wrestler, you spend most of your days travelling to different cities to entertain the fans. When I was with World Wrestling Entertainment, a typical...

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: Tommy Dreamer’s first column for the Kingston Whig-Standard

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Tommy Dreamer's first column for the Kingston Whig-Standard Chinlock.com Note: Each week, on Mondays, we will be re-publishing columns written by former WWE, ECW and TNA Superstar Tommy Dreamer, originally penned for and printed by The Kingston Whig-Standard.  You can purchase a copy of every article written by Tommy Dreamer, in eBook form, by following this link: http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Living-the-Dream-Vol-1/book-o7FsWX-gBEejSDlQMa9tuw/page1.html ------------------------------------------------------ [caption...

Thea Trinidad: Triumph and tragedy

Thea Trinidad: Triumph and tragedy Before she even reached her 11th birthday, Thea Trinidad had experienced more heartache and strife than many people do in their entire lives. On Sept. 11, 2001, al-Qaida terrorists orchestrated a series of attacks in the United States, killing 2,977 innocent people, altering countless lives in the process, including that...