Against all odds: 10 superstars who made it

If history has taught us anything, it’s that we like the underdog. The world of wrestling is certainly no exception. With the abrupt retirement of World Wrestling Entertainment’s Daniel Bryan this week, due to injuries, the wrestling world, along with its fans, took pause to reflect on the legacy left by a guy who was more or less told he could never make it to the top in a world of muscular giants whose personalities often were as large…

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FROM THE ARCHIVES: Jan’s interview with Arda Ocal

NOTE: This is the second of a three-part series Jan wrote on the then hosts of Aftermath on The Score. Originally published in The Kingston Whig-Standard on Jan. 28, 2012. All rights reserved. At  one time, his Wikipedia entry read something like this: “Arda Ocal can eat an extra large pizza by himself.” That pearl was courtesy of some of his University of Waterloo buddies. Yes, even in his post-secondary days, Ocal had a Wikipedia entry, perhaps a sign of the greatness he was…

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Monday Night Raw, 12/9/2013 HITS and MISSES

HITS • To call the final segment of Raw this week a hit wouldn’t be fair. It was more like a home run. A game-winning one. Maybe even a walkoff game-winning homer. It was as close to a perfect segment as we’ve seen in a long, long time. Not only did it make me actually laugh and react, it made me extremely interested in the coming Tables, Ladders and Chairs pay-per-view. Think about it, it had everything. The ring…

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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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Cousineau’s WWE Hell in the Cell 2013 HITS and MISSES

With WWE’s most recent (and seemingly rapid-fire) Pay Per View offering in the books, I’m here to offer you my hits and misses. Hell in the Cell HITS: Daniel Bryan vs. Randy Orton: In my opinion, aside from suffering from being overbooked (more on that later), this was the match of the night.  It was a hard-hitting affair, and certainly both the better of the two Hell in a Cell matches, and better of the two World Championship matches. …

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My Wife’s Picks: Hell In A Cell

  Each month I like to ask my wife for her picks for the upcoming PPV. She doesn’t watch WWE with me but she usually has pretty surprising accuracy. Here are her picks, against mine, for Hell In A Cell. This month, Jan Murphy has even joined in.   Intercontinental Championship Curtis Axel (c) Big E Langston   Sideshow: Big E Langston This one is kind of a shot in the dark. Neither one of these guys have much…

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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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