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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...

Satirical wrestling news isn’t fake — it’s unreal

Satirical wrestling news isn't fake -- it's unreal [caption id="attachment_3419" align="aligncenter" width="750"] www.jaybirddigitalarts.com https://www.facebook.com/jaybird.digital.arts?fref=ts[/caption] Kayfabe: (In professional wrestling) the fact or convention of presenting staged performances as genuine or authentic: a masterful job of blending kayfabe and reality...

Spenny vs. Rhino: my appearance at House of Hardcore 9

Spenny vs. Rhino: my appearance at House of Hardcore 9 [caption id="attachment_3299" align="aligncenter" width="720"] Spenny with wrestling legend Rhino. (Photo by Mike Mastrandrea)[/caption] I’ve been to many wrestling shows.  I’ve spent a disproportionate portion of my life watching wrestling on television. I’ve spent endless hours mining Youtube for old school...

“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...

Shoot interviews forever

Shoot interviews forever The shoot interview has become a wrestling phenomenon. It would be easy to dismiss these interviews as whiny bitch sessions, where wrestlers, out of character, take cheap shots and tattle on each other.  All of this is of course true, but we are talking about wrestling, not golf. Let’s leave the gentlemanly...

Kevin Owens continues to fight

Kevin Owens continues to fight [caption id="attachment_3197" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] WWE NXT champion and Quebec native Kevin Owens. (Courtesy World Wrestling Entertainment Inc.)[/caption] Not long after making his first appearance on Monday Night Raw and just days before he has his first pay-per-view match in World Wrestling Entertainment,...

Tatevik the Gamer is Tough Enough

Tatevik the Gamer is Tough Enough [caption id="attachment_2540" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Tatevik The Gamer (Photo by Leslie Gamero)[/caption] Tatevik Hunanyan not only believes she’s tough enough, she knows she’s tough enough. And the well-spoken, passionate, Armenian-born wrestler is justified in her belief, as so too do wrestling fans. Hunanyan,...

Beefcake still cuttin’ and struttin’

Beefcake still cuttin' and struttin' [caption id="attachment_3169" align="aligncenter" width="681"] Brutus (The Barber) Beefcake with his trademark shears. (Mike Mastrandreas/SLAM! Wrestling)[/caption] Little did Ed Leslie know when he was a young boy watching wrestling with his older sister at Tampa’s National Guard Armory that he would some day carve...

Triple H talks Sami Zayn, Kevin Owens during NXT conference call

Triple H talks Sami Zayn, Kevin Owens during NXT conference call [caption id="attachment_3165" align="aligncenter" width="600"] The crowd begins to file into San Jose University in March for the inaugural NXT live show during WrestleMania week. (Mike Mastrandreas/SLAM! Wrestling)[/caption] To listen to Paul (Triple H) Levesque talk about World Wrestling Entertainment’s white-hot...

New Day hoping for ‘Big’ things

New Day hoping for 'Big' things He may be a star in World Wrestling Entertainment, and one of its current tag champions, but Big E wasn’t always a WWE guy. “I was a big wrestling fan as a kid,” said the former NXT champion and Florida native, “(but) if I’m being honest, I had more of a slight lean toward WCW. Actually, more than a slight...

Arab-Canadian up and comer excited for what is NXT

Arab-Canadian up and comer excited for what is NXT In many ways, Toronto native Nhooph Al-Areebi has been training her whole life to become a professional wrestler. The Arab-Canadian, who is among the most recent wave of international talent recruited to World Wrestling Entertainment’s wildly successful NXT brand, has been a fan since as long as she can remember. “Growing...

CHINLOCK.COM EXCLUSIVE: Tommy Dreamer, Fight Network strike TV deal

CHINLOCK.COM EXCLUSIVE: Tommy Dreamer, Fight Network strike TV deal House of Hardcore is coming to Fight Network in May. In a partnership announced today by Tommy Dreamer and Fight Network, fans will now be able to watch Dreamer’s wrestling company on TV for the first time. House of Hardcore was founded in 2012 by Dreamer, who wanted to put the emphasis back on wrestling and...

CHINLOCK EXCLUSIVE: House of Hardcore coming to Canada in July

CHINLOCK EXCLUSIVE: House of Hardcore coming to Canada in July House of Hardcore is coming to Canada. The U.S.-based wrestling company, founded in 2012 by legendary hardcore wrestler Tommy Dreamer, will make its Canadian debut on July 18 in Toronto. Dreamer has long made it no secret that his objective with his wrestling company is to listen to the fans. Fittingly, it was the fans...