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You can ‘Bet’ on laughter with raunchy film starring wrestlers

You can 'Bet' on laughter with raunchy film starring wrestlers [caption id="attachment_3809" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Diamond Dallas Page stars in The Bet.[/caption] By Aaron Jankowski/Chinlock staff When you have been going non-stop for a few weeks, and the only thing you have watched in that time is the Olympics, a nice quick and silly comedy is exactly what the doctor...

Cruiserweight Classic an instant classic

Cruiserweight Classic an instant classic By Paul Soucy For years, World Wrestling Entertainment has been the land of the giants. From Hulk Hogan all the way to John Cena, and many in between, those at the forefront of the company’s Squared Circle have traditionally been larger than life. But over time, WWE has been lured away from that criteria, seduced...

Zayn looks to take career ‘full circle’ at Money in the Bank

Zayn looks to take career 'full circle' at Money in the Bank [caption id="attachment_3776" align="alignleft" width="3552"] Montreal native Sami Zayn. (Courtesy World Wrestling Entertainment)[/caption]   Money In the Bank: a match in which competitors vie to climb a ladder and unclasp a metal briefcase that hangs suspended above the middle of a World Wrestling Entertainment...

Here comes the Ax! And here comes the Smasher!

Here comes the Ax! And here comes the Smasher!   “Here comes the Ax, here comes the Smasher … The Demolition, a walking disaster.”   It’s among the most iconic wrestling entrance music in history, befitting two of the most memorable wrestlers of their generation and beyond. Together, Ax and Smash dominated the tag team wrestling scene in the...

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...

Stratus continues to rewrite history

Stratus continues to rewrite history [caption id="attachment_3727" align="aligncenter" width="475"] Photo by Matt Roberts.[/caption] Trailblazer: a person who makes, does, or discovers something new and makes it acceptable or popular – Merriam-Webster dictionary She’s arguably the most popular women’s wrestler in the history of professional...

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...

Owens prepares for his WrestleMania moment

Owens prepares for his WrestleMania moment In less than a month, a lifetime of dreams become a reality for another Canadian-born professional wrestler. Quebec native Kevin Owens will walk into Dallas, Texas, for World Wrestling Entertainment’s WrestleMania 32. Born Kevin Steen in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu to Suzanne and Terry Steen, Owens fell in love...

Against all odds: 10 superstars who made it

Against all odds: 10 superstars who made it [caption id="attachment_2887" align="alignleft" width="2000"] Photo Credit: Jonathan Bachman/AP Images for WWE[/caption] If history has taught us anything, it's that we like the underdog. The world of wrestling is certainly no exception. With the abrupt retirement of World Wrestling Entertainment's...

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...

Bloom, Bailey talk NXT Performance Centre

Bloom, Bailey talk NXT Performance Centre [caption id="attachment_3646" align="aligncenter" width="3264"] Matt Bloom, head coach at the WWE's Performance Center in Orlando, Fla., left, Canadian-born Sarah Stock, a trainer at the centre, and WWE NXT Women's champion Bayley talk to international media at the centre in Orlando. (Jan Murphy)[/caption] ORLANDO -...

NXT goes global with Takeover in England

NXT goes global with Takeover in England [caption id="attachment_3566" align="aligncenter" width="1280"] Paul (Triple H) Levesque. (WWE.com)[/caption] Just days ahead of its debut outside of the United States, the man behind World Wrestling Entertainment’s increasingly popular NXT brand speaks passionately about opportunity. Professional wrestling is nothing...

Fourth time’s a charm for Sheamus

Fourth time's a charm for Sheamus [caption id="attachment_3536" align="aligncenter" width="900"] Sheamus celebrates his World Wrestling Entertainment World Heavyweight Championship at Survivor Series. (WWE.com photo)[/caption] Irish eyes were smiling, indeed, on Sunday night when World Wrestling Entertainment superstar Sheamus cashed in his Money In...

SPENNY: An open letter to Vince McMahon

SPENNY: An open letter to Vince McMahon Dear Mr. McMahon, Far be it for a jabroni like me to tell the king of a billion-dollar sports entertainment industry what to do with his product, but I’ve decided I will sleep better if I let my feelings be known.  And I know I’m not alone with this inclination. Vince, I think WWE needs monsters.  Real monsters. ...

Long way to the top for EC3

Long way to the top for EC3 At 32 years of age and some 13 years into his career, Michael Hutter is on top of the professional wrestling world. But the road to the top for the man better known as Ethan Carter III has been a long one, one that has shaped the young man into the person he’s become, humbled him beyond his years and tested him...

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...

Reflective Rhino talks career, politics, near-death experience

Reflective Rhino talks career, politics, near-death experience Jan Murphy/Chinlock.com Writer A lot of words can be used to describe the man known simply as Rhino in the wrestling world. Intense. Talented. Fearless. Fierce. Proud. Tireless. To name some. There are also a lot of words that can be used to describe the man behind that legendary wrestling force, Terry Gerin. Articulate....

House of Hardcore’s dynamic duo

House of Hardcore's dynamic duo Imagine, if you will, hearing some of the greatest calls in wrestling history being called by someone other than those who called those shots. For instance, imagine Stone Cold Steve Austin’s first World Wrestling Entertainment heavyweight championship victory over Shawn Michaels or Mick Foley’s unforgettable Hell...

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...