CHINLOCK EXCLUSIVE: Spenny remembers the heel of all heels, Ed Farhat

My buddy/wrestling guru Jan Murphy sent me an article today marking the 11th anniversary of the passing of wrestling great Ed Farhat. Who is Ed Farhat? Really? Ed Farhat is THE Sheik!!! Who is the Sheik? Nothing less than the greatest villain in pro wrestling history, and the father of what came to be known as hardcore. Sorry, Sheiky Baby. Don’t get me wrong. I love The Iron Sheik. Not only is he a world champion, he also tried…

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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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