Talented Trainer Continues to Give Back

This article was originally published in the Kingston Whig-Standard on Wednesday, December 12, 2013. One thing becomes crystal clear when speaking with legendary pro wrestling trainer Ron Hutchison: the man was born to teach. In his nearly 30-year career in and around professional wrestling, Hutchison has helped usher in some of the most successful and decorated wrestling superstars in history. Stars such as Adam Copeland, a.k.a. Edge, Trish Stratus, Jason Reso (Christian), Gail Kim, Traci Brooks, Tiger Ali Singh,…

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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 break into the wrestling part of his career until he was 35, when most professional wrestlers are either retired or long past their primes. Then again, DDP isn’t “most pro…

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The resurrection of Jake The Snake Roberts

                  Originally published in The Kingston Whig-Standard on Feb. 27, 2013 Life has never been easy for Jake Roberts. Sure, it has seen its ups and downs … successes and failures. He did, after all, put together one of the most successful professional wrestling careers in history, all while earning a reputation for being an innovator when it comes to the psychological side of pro wrestling. He’s also credited as the…

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House of Hardcore 2 Announced for June 22, 2013

Tommy Dreamer is fulfilling his promise and has announced a sequel to his successful House of Hardcore promotion. Dreamer will host House of Hardcore 2, in Philadelphia no less, on June 22. Details and matches will be unveiled in the coming weeks, but fans can expect Dreamer’s follow-up show to follow the mould of the successful inaugural show, which was held in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., in October. That sold-out show, which featured wrestling stars such as Dreamer, Rhino, Carlito Colon…

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

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 you consider his body of work, it’s even more impressive, leaving this reporter wondering exactly how much more successful Bischoff could have been had he actually been pursuing the legacy that he would ultimately carve out. Consider just the highlights: • One-time executive producer, and…

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Stratusfaction Guaranteed – Interview with 2013 WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus

Article Originally Published Saturday, March 30, 2013 Jan Murphy – Kingston Whig Standard Trish Stratus built a career out of defying the odds and breaking new ground. So it should come as little surprise that the Canadian-born WWE legend will again be breaking new ground when she is immortalized in the WWE Hall of Fame next weekend in New York City. Stratus, born Patricia Anne Stratigias in Toronto in December 1975, will become the youngest person,…

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From the Archives: Behind the Scenes with John Cena

Jan Murphy has sat down with many WWE Superstars over the years, but arguably none bigger than WWE Superstar John Cena.  Here is their conversation, in an interview originally conducted in 2004 and published in The Kingston Whig Standard! Originally Published: June 5, 2004 Original Author: Jan Murphy – Kingston Whig Standard  Inside the squared circle, he’s the brawny equivalent of Eminem. Outside, he’s like your next-door neighbour. John Cena, the WWE’s reigning United States champion, is as down-to-earth…

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From the Archives: My Interview with Chris Benoit

Exclusive to Chinlock.com, I am pleased to present “From the Archives”, a collection of interviews I have done during my career at the The Kingston Whig Standard. The first piece we’ve decided to republish is an exclusive interview with the infamous Chris Benoit.  Enjoy! Originally Published: Saturday, April 10, 2004 Author: Jan Murphy – Kingston Whig Standard Some guys might think about all the hard work they’ve put into their careers. Others might think about their wives, their children…

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