FROM THE ARCHIVES: Jan interviews the manbeast Rhino

    In wrestling circles, he’s known simply as Rhino. I’m not sure any man has ever boasted a more appropriate moniker. The man behind the so-called manbeast is Terry Gerin; a six-foot- two, 270-pound mountain of a man, who is built just like a, well, rhino. Rhino’s finishing move, The Gore, resembles a spear, in which he barrels opponents over, his head down, burying his shoulder in their midsection, essentially snapping them in two along the way. Imagine a…

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CHINLOCK EXCLUSIVE: ECW original Kingpin Angel talks about his career, Paul Heyman, Hardcore RoadTrip and more

“It all started when I was a sharecropper.” To get to know Angel Medina, the man, is to quickly learn that his wit is as sharp as some of the weapons he’s used on opponents during his long and successful pro wrestling career. Medina, better known the world over as the Kingpin Angel, an Extreme Championship Wrestling original, is equal parts fierce and funny, combined with a whole lot of intensity. On this night, Medina, who will headline Hardcore…

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AN EXTREME ORIGINAL REPUBLISHED: Tommy Dreamer’s 11th column

 I recently had the opportunity to be in Indianapolis the weekend of the Super Bowl. I was booked to wrestle the day before the game at a venue about 10 minutes from Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. I visited the Super Bowl village, an NFL-themed expo of several events, which was quite the spectacle. The events leading up to the Super Bowl were quite adventurous for me, to say the least. In the end, though, I had an eye-opening…

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WWE continues to change the landscape

To call World Wrestling Entertainment’s unveiling of its WWE Network earlier this week a game changer is a gross understatement. In fact, even attempting to wrap one’s mind around what the company has just done is nearly impossible. Personally, my expectations were blown out of the water. First consider just the price. The $9.99 price tag is exactly the range I figured it would come in at. Comparatively, Netflix is around $8 a month, Sirius-XM satellite radio, which boasts…

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AN EXTREME ORIGINAL REPUBLISHED: Tommy Dreamer’s 8th column

 Most of the professionals wrestlers I have met during my 20-plus-year career have all shared a common dream. We got hooked on wrestling by a certain wrestler and we wanted to follow in that person’s footsteps. We would all emulate our favourite superstar with our friends growing up. Most of those friends would grow up and pursue other things, but some eir path to making it in the wrestling world. The road each individual takes to achieving that dream…

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AN EXTREME ORIGINAL REPUBLISHED: Tommy Dreamer’s 6th column

Originally published in The Kingston Whig-Standard on Dec. 17, 2011. All rights reserved. HEADLINE: Tommy Dreamer: born in ECW Arena in south Philadelphia Major news hit the wrestling world recently with the announcement that the former ECW Arena in south Philadelphia is closing. Apparently new ownership is coming in and its brass wants to make the arena a venue for larger events, such as concerts and the like. On top of that, they apparently don’t want to host professional wrestling or…

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FROM THE ARCHIVES: Hurricane left success in his wake

 Editor’s note: Originally published in the Kingston Whig-Standard on Jan. 10, 2013. All rights reserved. For the original, please go to http://www.thewhig.com/2013/01/10/the-hurricane-left-success-in-his-wake  Some people spend their entires lives in search of their dream job. Many never find it.     Others have a date with destiny, sometimes even from a very young age. Count Shane Helms among those who fall in among the latter. The man who would become known to wrestling fans as The Hurricane was but a boy when he was bitten by the…

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FROM THE ARCHIVES: Tommy Dreamer’s first column for the Kingston Whig-Standard

Chinlock.com Note: Each week, on Mondays, we will be re-publishing columns written by former WWE, ECW and TNA Superstar Tommy Dreamer, originally penned for and printed by The Kingston Whig-Standard.  You can purchase a copy of every article written by Tommy Dreamer, in eBook form, by following this link: http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Living-the-Dream-Vol-1/book-o7FsWX-gBEejSDlQMa9tuw/page1.html —————————————————— Originally Published: 11/12/11 Kingston Whig Standard Whig-Standard editor’s note: Today, the Whig- Standard introduces a column by legendary hardcore wrestler Tommy Dreamer. Dreamer’s illustrious career has seen him…

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House of Hardcore 2 Results and Review

It’s no secret that we’re big Tommy Dreamer fans here at Chinlock.com.  You’ll be hard pressed to find someone who will argue against the fact that Tommy Dreamer is one of the best human beings on Earth, and his passion for professional wrestling is unparallelled.  It was with great disappointed that I missed the first House of Hardcore event back in October, although Chinlock.com columnist and co-owner Jan Murphy attended the event, and raved about it’s success.  So it…

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2013 YEAR IN REVIEW: Jan interviews the legendary Terry Funk

EDITOR’S NOTE: In my nearly 20-year career covering pro wrestling, I have had the privilege of interviewing dozens upon dozens of talented men and women in the business. As I interviewed Terry Funk, I felt as if I was conducting an interview with a historical figure, while that person was still alive, not unlike what it would have been like interviewing an Elvis Presley or a John Lennon. For me, this was the most special interview I have ever…

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CHINLOCK EXCLUSIVE: Storm left success in his wake

Many a professional wrestler will tell you about the first time they saw wrestling, that unforgettable childhood memory that drew them to the passion that would eventually become their life. Jan Murphywww.facebook.com/Murphdawgg

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CHINLOCK.COM EXCLUSIVE: Jan Murphy interviews Tommy Dreamer ahead of House of Hardcore 2!

What: Tommy Dreamer’s House of Hardcore 2. Where: National Guard Armory, 2700 Southampton Rd., Philadelphia, Pa., 19154 (free parking). When: Saturday, June 22. Belltime: 7:30 p.m. Featuring: Ric Flair, Tommy Dreamer, Terry Funk, Lance Storm, John Morrison, Too Cold Scorpio, The Young Bucks, Brian Kendrick and Paul London, Tony Nese, Petey Williams, Alex Reynolds, The Steiner Brothers, Carlito Colon, MVP, Maria Kanellis, Mike Bennett, Rosita, Crowbar and others. Tickets: $25-$45. Online: www.houseofhardcore.net The legendary Judy Garland once famously uttered…

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DVD Review: For All Mankind – The Life and Career of Mick Foley

On April 16th, 2013, World Wrestling Entertainment released For All Mankind – The Life and Career of Mick Foley, a 3-disc DVD (2 disc Blu Ray) Documentary.  I had high hopes for this DVD, as WWE has released some incredible pieces as of late (The Rock, Stone Cold Steve Austin and CM Punk have all had excellent pieces done), and my hopes and expectations were far exceeded by this release. NEW For All Mankind – The Life & Career…

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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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