From the archives: Jan’s interview with Kurt Angle from May 3, 2003

Originally published in The Kingston Whig-Standard, all rights reserved. ‘The difference from before the surgery and after is nothing but a miracle.” These words come from a man who won an Olympic gold medal with a broken neck. Let’s just say that Kurt Angle, the World Wrestling Entertainment superstar, has nothing on Kurt Angle, the man. Angle, who chatted with yours truly last week, is spending some rare time away from the squared circle recovering from neck surgery. But don’t expect this workhorse…

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From the archives: Jan’s first interview with John Cena, May 24, 2003

Originally published in The Kingston Whig-Standard. All rights reserved.    Some people attend a school of business. Others are enrolled in the school of hard knocks. For John Cena, one of the bright young stars in World Wrestling Entertainment, it’s all about the school of thuganomics. The WWE’s wrestling spinoff of rapper Eminem has taken talking trash to previously uncharted territory. And he did it by chance. “The way that came up with the idea was kind…

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FROM THE ARCHIVES: Jan’s chat with Billy Gunn

NOTE: Originally published in The Kingston Whig-Standard on June 25, 2011. All rights reserved. Kingston and area wrestling fans will get a chance to turn back the clock to the 1990s, the heady days of WWE Inc., next month thanks to local wrestling promotion Ontario Championship Wrestling. OCW, as it is known, is taking its act from the Power Play Centre to the much larger Invista Centre for a July 23 show that will feature three former WWE superstars….

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Chinlock Radio ep 6: Ron Hutchison

Ron Hutchison trained the likes of, WWE Hall Of Famers, Trish Stratus and Edge among many others to come out of Canada, and he joins Sideshow and Jan to tell his story. https://www.chinlock.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Chinlock-Radio-ep-6-Ron-Hutchison.mp3 Sideshow

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FROM THE ARCHIVES: One-on-one with Edge

Edge’s career can be defined by any number of things. You need look no further than the Canadian-born legend’s pro wrestling resume: * An 11-time World Wrestling Entertainment World Champion; * One of the most decorated superstars in WWE history, having captured 31 championships in a career that spanned some 15 years; * He was an integral part (along with his best friend Christian) of one of the greatest — if not the greatest — eras of tag-team wrestling in…

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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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Chinlock Radio ep 5: Raw Old School & WWE Network

Sideshow and Jan discuss Raw “Old School” and WWE’s big announcement for Wednesday Jan 8th. https://www.chinlock.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Chinlock-Radio-ep-5-Old-School-Raw-WWE-Network.mp3   This is the tweet Jan mentions in this week’s show: Love this. @TheDeanAmbrose smiles as his inner 12 year old marks out. #OldSchoolRaw pic.twitter.com/0GCGcBqmLZ — Troy Beck (@troybeck) January 7, 2014   Sideshow

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Ted DiBiase still flashing that Million Dollar smile

For nearly a decade with the then World Wrestling Federation, Ted DiBiase virtually rewrote the book on being a heel as the reviled Million Dollar Man. He was brash. He was cocky. He was smarmy and vain. If you didn’t like him, he didn’t care. He flaunted his millions, humiliated fans, paid off his opponents and hired protection at will. And if that weren’t enough, when push came to shove, he backed it all up inside the squared circle…

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2013 YEAR IN REVIEW: Jan interviews Dolph Ziggler

Editor’s note: As we round out the year, we look back at some of the best interviews of 2013. In August, Jan interviewed WWE superstar Dolph Ziggler, who was fresh off a run as World champion following his cash-in of the Money In The Bank briefcase he won earlier in the year. Dolph is one of the most honest, tell-it-like-it-is talents in WWE, not to mention a great wrestler. Dolph also obliged Jan with his predictions for SummerSlam. Originally…

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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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2013 YEAR IN REVIEW: Jan interviews Daniel Bryan

Originally published on Jan. 24, 2013 in The Kingston Whig-Standard. All rights reserved. WWE Inc. superstar Daniel Bryan remembers the exact moment that pro wrestling came into his life. It wasn’t catching a glimpse of it on TV as a boy. Nor was it attending a live event. “I had this friend named Abraham Godfrey,” explained Bryan, whose real name is Bryan Danielson, in a telephone interview this week. “My family didn’t watch wrestling at all; my dad liked…

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Chinlock Radio ep 4: Matt Striker

Sideshow and Jan chat with former WWE superstar/commentator Matt Striker about his passion for professional wrestling, his time with WWE, his departure from the company, and even a little hockey. https://www.chinlock.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Chinlock-Radio-ep-4-Matt-Striker-Dec-20.mp3 Sideshow

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2013 Year in review: One on one with Brodus Clay

Originally published on Feb. 23, 2013 in The Kingston Whig-Standard Long before he was cutting the proverbial rug inside a WWE ring as the lovable Brodus Clay — and even before he was the bodyguard for legendary rapper Snoop Dogg — George Murdoch was emulating his favourite superstars as a boy. Yeah, he was a wrestling fan. A big one. “Probably a lot more than I should have been,” Murdoch said in a telephone interview this week. “Me and…

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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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FROM THE ARCHIVES: Jan’s interview with CM Punk

Originally published in The Kingston Whig-Standard on Nov. 12, 2012, all rights reserved. HEADLINE: Best in the world? Hard to argue   In wrestling circles, he’s as marketable as they come right now. He’s the WWE champion, and has been for a year now. He has penned the foreword for Marvel’s Avengers vs. X-Men hardcover, which is due out next month. He is the subject of the WWE’s latest — and arguably its best — DVD documentary. He is…

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Chinlock Radio: Survivor Series 2013

Sideshow and Jan sit down to talk Survivor Series and offer their predictions and thoughts on the upcoming Pay-Per-View. https://www.chinlock.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Chinlock-Radio-Survivor-Series-Picks-Nov-2013.mp3 Sideshow

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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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