Rob Schamberger: Wrestling’s new king of the canvas

Like a fine piece of art, Rob Schamberger wasn’t able to appreciate the art of professional wrestling until he was mature. Schamberger, who now sets the gold standard when it comes to painting all things professional wrestling, didn’t even become a fan of pro wrestling until he in his late teenage years. “I actually didn’t get into it until I was 18,” the 34-year-old Kansas City native said in a telephone interview a week or so before he’ll head…

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Foley wrestling’s gift to Mankind

As a hall of fame professional wrestler, Mick Foley carved out a legacy as Cactus Jack, Dude Love and Mankind, referred to as the faces of Foley. His understanding of the psychology of wrestling, his gifts with a microphone, and his willingness to put his body on the line made him a legend among fans. As an author, Foley ushered in a new era in autobiographies that was the first great wrestling book of its time, and it remains…

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Business still pickin’ up for Good Ol’ JR

It’s difficult to know whether professional wrestling had more influence on Hall of Fame broadcaster Jim Ross than the man himself had on the industry. Good ol’ JR, as he’s know the world over, has literally done everything in the business en route to becoming one of the most respected and universally loved people on this planet. The southern boy from a small town of hundreds came by his love of sports entertainment honestly, and through hard work. “I…

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FROM THE ARCHIVES: Good ol’ JR (06/28/2003)

Note from Chinlock.com: In another article from the archives, Jan Murphy had the opportunity to speak with one of the most important people in the history of professional wrestling, Good ol’ JR, Jim Ross.  Ross’ influence is still felt on the business today, and this interview gives an in-depth look how important he was, and continues to be to the history of professional wrestling. This article was originally published in The Kingston Whig Standard on 06/28/2003. —————————————————————————– He’s Vince…

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