TNA Bound for Glory 2014 HITS and MISSES

TNA Bound for Glory 2014 HITS: Samoa Joe vs. Low Ki vs. Kaz Hayashi: On a show with very little positive, this match truly stood out.  Quite frankly, I had forgotten how good Kaz Hayashi was from his WCW run nearly 14 years ago.  Combined with the lengthy history between Samoa Joe and Low-Ki, and Mike Tenay’s excellent colour commentary (although he was supposed to be the play-by-play guy), this match was the star of the show for me. …

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Ring of Honor’s Daniels busier than ever

Christopher Daniels should be winding down what has been an illustrious, two decade-plus professional wrestling career that has taken him around the world and even to parts unknown. He is, after all, 44 years old, which in wrestling years, is certainly up there. But don’t tell that Daniels, whose real name is Daniel Covell. He’s much too busy and motivated to listen. Daniels is back home with Ring of Honor following a lengthy and very successful run with Total…

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AJ Styles savouring life after TNA

It’s hard to imagine that professional wrestling was not AJ Styles’s calling. Styles is, after all, the most decorated performer in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling history. Consider his TNA achievements: • a three-time NWA World Heavyweight champion; • a two-time TNA World Heavyweight champ; • the inaugural, and six-time, TNA X Division champ; • a two-time Television champ; • a six-time tag-team champ; • TNA’s first TNA Triple Crown winner, a feat he would accomplish six times in his…

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2013 Year in Review: Jan’s interview with Christopher Daniels

Originally published in The Kingston Whig-Standard on March 6, 2013. All rights reserved. Daniel Covell, better known to wrestling fans worldwide as Total Nonstop Action’s superstar Christopher Daniels, practically grew up in the heart of wrestling country. As a boy in the 1970s, he called North Carolina — specifically Fayetteville — home. In those days, that area was a synonymous with pro wrestling as Wisconsin is with cheese. In those parts back then, Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling ruled. “As a…

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