Diamond Dallas Page joins WWE’s immortals

World Wrestling Entertainment’s latest hall of fame inductee, Diamond Dallas Page, will be enshrined into wrestling immortality at WrestleMania 33 just as many have been before him, acknowledging his contributions to the business and for giving back to the business that gave him opportunity. But when the man known simply as DDP takes his place at the podium, a word he will utter countless times — and the one going through the collective minds of the thousands upon thousands…

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It’s fun to love the bad guy, and Roddy Piper was as “bad” as they came

Make no mistake about it.  This will not be the first, or the last, memorial written in remembrance of “Rowdy” Roddy Piper.  Others will commemorate him more elegantly, and others will have had a more personal interaction with him, but one thing is for sure; Roddy Piper was a hero of mine, and his passing has created an incredible amount of sadness in my life.  Another childhood hero has passed on to the other side, and I wasn’t ready…

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Private screening of Iron Sheik documentary a humbling experience

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 “Boot Camp” match with Sgt. Slaughter, his tag team with Nikolai  Volkoff and arguably launching the Hulkamania era of the WWF.  A ’90s fan remembers his allegiance with American turncoat Iraqi sympathizer Sgt….

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Our 2015 Predictions!

Editors note: Last year, Jan and I combined our predictions into one amalgamated column.  This year, we’re going to present it a little bit differently.  This year, Tyler, Jan and I have come up with our own separate predictions (five each), and we will examine them again this time next year.  So, without further ado, here’s how we, the Chinlock.com writing staff foresee the 2015 year of professional wrestling.   JAN MURPHY 1) Kevin Steen (aka NXT superstar Kevin…

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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 names akin to the likes of Mr. T, ALF, or The Ghostbusters.  Unfortunately, two of those names are no longer with us, and perhaps none more…

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Monday Night RAW HITS and MISSES for 01/13/2014

Monday Night RAW HITS: Daniel Bryan turns on The Wyatt Family: The fact that this makes the hit list is bizarre for two reasons.  One, the entire angle (all three weeks of it) were an absolute, complete miss.  It might make this year’s 2014 all-time misses column.  Secondly, if they were going to attempt a Daniel Bryan turn, they should have at least committed to the mistake they were making.  But there were huge cracks in this right from…

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Cody Rhodes carving out own legacy

Born into what can only be described as pro wrestling royalty, one would assume Cody Rhodes — son of the legendary Dusty Rhodes and half-brother of Dustin (Goldust) Runnels — knew a lot about the business at a very young age. Yes and no, the eloquent World Wrestling Entertainment superstar said over the phone recently. “I knew a lot about pro wrestling at a very young age, but I didn’t know that I knew a lot about pro wrestling,…

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FROM THE ARCHIVES: Interview with Bret ‘Hitman’ Hart

Chinlock.com Editor’s Note:  Here is another incredible piece, originally written by Jan Murphy, and published in the Kingston Whig Standard   on 05/22/2010.  Chinlock.com is proud to present an interview with WWE Hall of Famer, and multi-time World Heavyweight Champion Bret ‘Hitman’ Hart! —————————— He is the self-proclaimed Excellence of Execution. He comes from a long line of professional wrestlers groomed for life inside the squared circle in a wrestling school in his parents’ home, known as the Dungeon….

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Iron Sheik fired up for celebrity roasts

The Iron Sheik is a legend. Just ask him. Kidding aside, few can dispute the legacy that Iranian-born Hossein Kohsrow Ali Vaziri carved out during his long and storied professional wrestling career. In the ring, he was a master of his craft, a heel like none before him and one of the most reviled and memorable characters of all time. In retirement, the Sheik has channeled all the aggression and anger he once reserved for the squared circle into…

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CHINLOCK EXCLUSIVE: The Iron Sheik – WWE Hall of Famer and Iranian Legend

The man known the world over as The Iron Sheik has given his entire life to professional wrestling. It has not been without its rewards, for the Sheik, whose real name is Hossein Khosrow Ali Vaziri, is a legend in the business. He’s also a hall of famer and one of the most recognizable wrestling personalities in history. Not bad for a guy who spent his entire career as a bad guy. Of course it has not been without…

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HBK answers call of the wild

For a quarter century as a professional wrestler, Shawn Michaels built his Hall of Fame career by being every one of the things he many times boasted to be: the show stopper, the icon, the main event … Mr. WrestleMania. He is was and always will be every one of those monikers. His list of accomplishments are too many to mention, his impact on pro wrestling too great for mere words. He is one of the most decorated, successful…

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2013 WWE Hall of Fame Review (TV Version)

It’s hard to argue that this year’s WWE Hall of Fame Class was the most loaded line-up since regular inductions commenced in 2004.  While there have been several notable “headliners” (so to speak), especially in the prior four years, this year was the first that featured multiple names that could have easily headlined the event itself.  So it is with great privilege, and honour that I present my review of the televised version of the 2013 WWE Hall of…

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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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