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Schamberger teams with Mattel to show off his “Elite” artwork!

Schamberger teams with Mattel to show off his "Elite" artwork! He's showcased his work both outside of and as part of World Wrestling Entertainment Fan Axxess at the past four WrestleManias. He’s painted larger-than-life works of larger-than-life wrestling legends literally on the spot, as part of WrestleMania weekend. He’s seen his work donned by the likes of the late Ultimate...

Improving professional wrestling

Improving professional wrestling Amazingly, nobody in a position of executive authority at World Wrestling Entertainment has contacted me about my thoughts on improving its product.  I understand the saying, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” but what about improving it?  Things can always be improved … even professional wrestling. As...

Daniel Bryan possessed a realness rarely seen

Daniel Bryan possessed a realness rarely seen In a world of scripted finishes and even a little kayfabe, Daniel Bryan was as real and genuine as they come. Breaking news of his retirement today is not only a blow to the business and its fans, who have been robbed of countless years of his brilliant in-ring work, but it puts an end to a realness that is rare...

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"...

Bryan grateful for fans, return to health

Bryan grateful for fans, return to health For someone so at ease inside a wrestling ring or in front of a camera or so eloquent during an interview over the telephone, it’s a bit surprising when World Wrestling Entertainment megastar Daniel is at a loss for words. But on this day, the upbeat and down-to-earth man behind the “Yes!” craze is just that,...

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...

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...

How can a superhero die? Remembering The Ultimate Warrior

How can a superhero die? Remembering The Ultimate Warrior The Ultimate Warrior.  Such is a name that rings through the very fibres of pop culture.  In the mid- to late '80s professional wrestling created a number of iconic characters that still resonate with the mainstream today.  Hulk Hogan, 'Macho Man' Randy Savage, and The Ultimate Warrior were, and continue to be, household...

Monday Night RAW HITS and MISSES for 04/07/2014

Monday Night RAW HITS and MISSES for 04/07/2014 Monday Night RAW HITS: Overall Show: Coming off one of the best WrestleManias in recent years, the crowd at the Monday Night RAW that followed was amped as usual.  And they were given plenty of things to invest into, as this was one of the hottest RAWs in recent memory, and certainly better than any of the RAWs leading...

WWE WrestleMania 30 HITS and MISSES

WWE WrestleMania 30 HITS and MISSES Editors Note: This column will likely be one of my most discussed to date.  It is incredibly difficult for me to write, as both a fan and an author.  Rarely do I allow my emotions to get the better of me, but twice this weekend it happened.  First with Jake 'The Snake' Roberts Hall of Fame induction I was overcome with...

Monday Night RAW HITS and MISSES for 03/31/2013

Monday Night RAW HITS and MISSES for 03/31/2013 Monday Night RAW HITS: [caption id="attachment_1832" align="aligncenter" width="642"] Batista vs. Randy Orton - Photo Credit: WWE.com[/caption] Batista vs. Randy Orton: A nice look at what was WWE's originally planned WrestleMania main event.  Although this didn't get a lot of time (starting 5 minutes before 11pm),...

WWE RAW HITS and MISSES for 03/17/2014

WWE RAW HITS and MISSES for 03/17/2014 WWE RAW HITS: Overall show: For this viewer, this episode felt the most like a "Road to WrestleMania" episode yet this year, and certainly the best episode of RAW in recent memory in terms of storyline development, and a clear focus to where they are headed.  There were still some problems, but this was largely an enjoyable...

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....

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Jan interviews R-Truth and Little Jimmy

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Jan interviews R-Truth and Little Jimmy [caption id="attachment_1708" align="aligncenter" width="642"] Credit: wwe.com[/caption] Interviewing WWE Inc.'s very talented and extremely funny Ron (R-Truth) Killings is, quite frankly, unlike anything a journalist can prepare for. I now know this as fact. You see, I spent the better part of three days preparing...

Royal Rumble review: Jan’s thoughts on the show

Royal Rumble review: Jan's thoughts on the show [caption id="attachment_1483" align="aligncenter" width="642"] Credit: WWE.com[/caption] The dust has settled on the latest instalment of the WWE’s Royal Rumble,  one that opened with an upset for the ages and one of the best matched I’ve ever witnessed, but that closed amid controversy. I won’t pretend I have...

Monday Night RAW HITS and MISSES 01/20/2014

Monday Night RAW HITS and MISSES 01/20/2014 Monday Night RAW HITS: [caption id="attachment_1450" align="aligncenter" width="642"] Luke Harper - Photo Credit: WWE.com[/caption] The Usos vs. Luke Harper and Erick Rowan: The only hit of last night's Monday Night RAW came from a likely source.  The Usos are turning in career performances every night they're in...

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...

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

9 Matches That Aren’t Included In WWE 2K14, But Totally Should Be

9 Matches That Aren't Included In WWE 2K14, But Totally Should Be With the release of WWE 2K14, WWE fans have been chomping at the bit to re-enact their favourite Wrestlemania moments. As fans, we’re very passionate about the past of the company, and what better way to relive the past than with the Grand Daddy of them all. 30 Years Of Wrestlemania sure beats the original idea… 3...