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“The Old Boys” Documentary review

"The Old Boys" Documentary review Throughout my independent wrestling career, I've had the privilege and honour of sharing the ring and locker room with a number of wrestling legends.  There aren't a lot of people out there that can say they've shared the same working space as 'The Million Dollar Man' Ted Dibiase, Jake 'The Snake' Roberts, The Honky Tonk...

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...

The WWE Network is FINALLY available in Canada….sort of…

The WWE Network is FINALLY available in Canada....sort of... The day has finally arrived where the WWE Network debuts worldwide including, arguably, it's second biggest market, and neighbour to the north, Canada.  While the WWE Network has been available through alternate means, in Canada and worldwide, since it launched in February 2014, today is the first day it has become available...

DVD REVIEW: Ladies and Gentleman My Name is Paul Heyman

DVD REVIEW: Ladies and Gentleman My Name is Paul Heyman [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3n7WCOmAZmg[/youtube] I am a Paul Heyman guy.  I was a Paul Heyman guy long before I ever realized that I was a Paul Heyman guy.  When I was 14 years old, I used to sneak down to the basement in our family's modest home where we had a VCR, and an old RCA box television.  There,...

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...

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Trisa Laughlin, a.k.a. Beulah McGillicutty, talks about penning her children’s book, Gertrude the Great

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Trisa Laughlin, a.k.a. Beulah McGillicutty, talks about penning her children's book, Gertrude the Great    Albert Einstein once said: "Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid." Armed with that philosophy -- and a whole lot of determination -- Trisa Laughlin set out to put to paper a little bit of her life. The result is her...

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...

WWE continues to change the landscape

WWE continues to change the landscape [caption id="attachment_1322" align="aligncenter" width="756"] WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon.[/caption] To call World Wrestling Entertainment's unveiling of its WWE Network earlier this week a game changer is a gross understatement. In fact, even attempting to wrap one's mind around what the company has just...

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Interview with Bret ‘Hitman’ Hart

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Interview with Bret 'Hitman' Hart Chinlock.com Editor's Note:  Here is another incredible piece, originally written by Jan Murphy, and published in the Kingston Whig Standard   on 05/22/2010.  Chinlock.com is proud to present an interview with WWE Hall of Famer, and multi-time World Heavyweight Champion Bret 'Hitman' Hart! ------------------------------ [caption...

DVD REVIEW: Thy Kingdom Come – 3-Disc Triple H DVD Set

DVD REVIEW: Thy Kingdom Come - 3-Disc Triple H DVD Set [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PknR4xZua1A[/youtube] On September 24th, 2013, WWE finally released a complete documentary set on one of the most influential, and certainly most powerful figures in the history of professional wrestling, the "son-in-law", Triple H. [caption id="attachment_868" align="alignright"...

DVD Review: Timeline – History of WCW 2000 with VINCE RUSSO

DVD Review: Timeline - History of WCW 2000 with VINCE RUSSO [caption id="attachment_839" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Vince Russo, the week after winning the WCW World Heavyweight Championship, addressing Bill Goldberg in the "Russo-Mobile", circa WCW 2000[/caption] Lets get this out of the way right now.  If you're coming here to read another person bashing Vince Russo,...

2013 YEAR IN REVIEW: Jan interviews the legendary Terry Funk

2013 YEAR IN REVIEW: Jan interviews the legendary Terry Funk EDITOR'S NOTE: In my nearly 20-year career covering pro wrestling, I have had the privilege of interviewing dozens upon dozens of talented men and women in the business. As I interviewed Terry Funk, I felt as if I was conducting an interview with a historical figure, while that person was still alive, not unlike what it...

DVD Review: For All Mankind – The Life and Career of Mick Foley

DVD Review: For All Mankind - The Life and Career of Mick Foley On April 16th, 2013, World Wrestling Entertainment released For All Mankind - The Life and Career of Mick Foley, a 3-disc DVD (2 disc Blu Ray) Documentary.  I had high hopes for this DVD, as WWE has released some incredible pieces as of late (The Rock, Stone Cold Steve Austin and CM Punk have all had excellent pieces done),...

Attitude Is Everything: The Forgotten DX Founder

Attitude Is Everything: The Forgotten DX Founder By the second Raw after Summerslam 97 business really started to pick up. We saw Shawn Michaels turn on the fans, Rocky Maivia join the nation of domination, and a solid two months of Paul Bearer screeching "Kane is Alive!"   The biggest development we saw at this time was the formation of a group that changed...

Dallas Page continues to shine like a diamond

Dallas Page continues to shine like a diamond Originally published in the Kingston Whig-Standard on Feb. 7, 2013   To call Diamond Dallas Page an inspiration is akin to calling Michael Jordan a good basketball player or Wayne Gretzky a solid hockey player. Consider: • The man, whose wrestling career spanned more than two decades, didn’t actually...

Chinlock.com EXCLUSIVE: Interview with TNA Executive Producer ERIC BISCHOFF

Chinlock.com EXCLUSIVE: Interview with TNA Executive Producer ERIC BISCHOFF [caption id="attachment_162" align="alignleft" width="260"] Eric Bischoff - Courtesy of TNA Wrestling[/caption] If you ask Eric Bischoff about his long and oftentimes illustrious professional wrestling career, he’s quick to point out that he never pursued any of the success that he was central in creating. When...