Tag Archives: Total Nonstop Action

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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: Thea Trinidad tells her powerful story

2013 YEAR IN REVIEW: Thea Trinidad tells her powerful story 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...