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For wrestling legend Hall, it’s once again good to be the Bad Guy

For wrestling legend Hall, it's once again good to be the Bad Guy [caption id="attachment_3836" align="aligncenter" width="594"] Diamond Dallas Page, Scott Hall and Jake (The Snake) Roberts. (Getty Images)[/caption] Scott Hall was practically groomed to become a globe-trotting sports entertainer. He was, after all, a self-proclaimed ‘army brat,’ who had seen more of the United...

‘It keeps him alive in your heart’

'It keeps him alive in your heart' [caption id="attachment_3831" align="aligncenter" width="346"] Colt and Ariel Toombs, the son and daughter of the late wrestling legend Rowdy Roddy Piper, with his memoirs, which the duo finished following their father's death in 2015. (Greg Oliver/SLAM! Wrestling)[/caption] A reflective Rowdy Roddy Piper, the late wrestling...

“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...

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...

Private screening of Iron Sheik documentary a humbling experience

Private screening of Iron Sheik documentary a humbling experience [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cp4IYjTOh4I[/youtube] When you say the name "Iron Sheik" to a wrestling fan, regardless of generation, a number of vivid memories come to mind.  If you're a fan from the 1970s, you remember his bloody battles in the NWA and Mid-South territories.  In the 1980s, you remember his...

Jim Myers: The man behind the Animal

Jim Myers: The man behind the Animal [caption id="attachment_2467" align="alignright" width="1"] Credit: Wrestling Revue[/caption] Had it not been for a knee injury, professional wrestling fans would never have been blessed to come to know Jim Myers, better known by his legendary alter ego, George (The Animal) Steele. Myers, now 77, had only one passion...

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...

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...

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Andre the Giant talks Princess Bride, Hulk Hogan

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Andre the Giant talks Princess Bride, Hulk Hogan NOTE: Retired Whig-Standard entertainment reporter Greg Burliuk told Jan about the time he interviewed the late great Andre The Giant. Jan didn't believe. With Burliuk's, and the Whig's blessing, here is that star-studded interview, originally published on April 1, 1989. All rights reserved.   GREG BURLIUK/THE...

Chinlock Radio ep 6: Ron Hutchison

Chinlock Radio ep 6: Ron Hutchison Ron Hutchison trained the likes of, WWE Hall Of Famers, Trish Stratus and Edge among many others to come out of Canada, and he joins Sideshow and Jan to tell his story. http://www.chinlock.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Chinlock-Radio-ep-6-Ron-Hutchison.mp3

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Good ol’ JR (06/28/2003)

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Good ol' JR (06/28/2003) Note from Chinlock.com: In another article from the archives, Jan Murphy had the opportunity to speak with one of the most important people in the history of professional wrestling, Good ol' JR, Jim Ross.  Ross' influence is still felt on the business today, and this interview gives an in-depth look how important he was,...

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,...

Attitude Is Everything: Double J vs Musical Talent

Attitude Is Everything: Double J vs Musical Talent The late 90's was a cool time to watch wrestling. With the competition so hot, both WWF and WCW had to bring their "A" games. Ask any fan, what separated the WWF's product from WCW's during the Monday Night Wars... Attitude. Sure, WCW had the NWO and pushed the limits well, but, man it got hokey! Eric Bischoff's product...

Attitude Is Everything: The Fall Of Mr. McMahon

Attitude Is Everything: The Fall Of Mr. McMahon   Throughout the attitude era there were many great heels. A story and a match is just so much more enjoyable when you despise one of the people involved. During this time, no man was more despised than Mr. McMahon. Man, he was good... Or bad, I guess. He was everything people wanted to rebel against. Imagine...

The New 5-Stars

The New 5-Stars Maybe it’s me, internet wrestling websites.  Maybe there’s something I’m not understanding about what constitutes a 5-star match.  Maybe my unsophisticated brain will never truly grasp the majesty of a 15-second sequence that seamlessly flows from a Lou Thesz press-into-a-fireman’s carry-into-a-kimura lock....OR...

Attitude Is Everything: Before They Had Attitude

Attitude Is Everything: Before They Had Attitude While looking back at the Attitude Era, I remember all of the things that made this point in time great. The language, the innuendo, the half naked (and sometimes actually naked) women, the danger... But what made the attitude era shine was the talent.   Each week we saw pimps, rednecks, demons, degenerates,...

140th Anniversary of the North-West Mounted Police

140th Anniversary of the North-West Mounted Police Google tells me it's the 140th Anniversary of the North-West Mounted Police. [ Continue Reading ]

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...

Attitude Is Everything

Attitude Is Everything Attitude. The word itself makes most wrestling fans pause for a moment of nostalgia. What was the Attitude Era to you? Was it Austin vs. McMahon? Austin vs. The Rock? D-Generation X? One thing is for sure, the Attitude Era is the most talked about period of the WWE's history. [ Continue Reading ]

Talented Trainer Continues to Give Back

Talented Trainer Continues to Give Back [caption id="attachment_216" align="aligncenter" width="650"] In a photo from his personal collection, Ron Hutchison (centre) hangs out with former trainees, WWE Superstars Edge (Adam Copeland) and Christian (Jason Reso).[/caption] This article was originally published in the Kingston Whig-Standard on Wednesday, December...