Hey Mickie, you’re so fine! James’ legacy grows

  Fearless and fabulous. Those words perfectly describe Mickie Laree James-Aldis, better known in the professional wrestling world as Mickie James. Fearlessness has been one of her greatest qualities from a very early age, when equestrian sports were her passion. And fabulous describes her now nearly 20-year run in the professional wrestling world, where she has helped raised the profile of women and built a case to be called the greatest female wrestler of all time. At 36 years…

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Stratus continues to rewrite history

Trailblazer: a person who makes, does, or discovers something new and makes it acceptable or popular – Merriam-Webster dictionary She’s arguably the most popular women’s wrestler in the history of professional wrestling, but there is no arguing that Toronto’s Trish Stratus is the most decorated woman in the sport’s storied history. Stratus, born in Toronto in 1975, is the only wrestler to become World Wrestling Entertainment women’s champion seven times, she is the youngest to be inducted into the…

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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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It’s game on for Tatevik the Gamer

There are a number of things that make Tatevik Hunanyan stand out. She’s beautiful. She’s tough. She wrestles under the moniker Tatevik The Gamer, due to her love of video games. She’s the very first Amenian-born, lady professional wrestler in history. The list goes on and on. But nothing stands out more during a conversation with this star than her incredible outlook on life and her sheer determination to make her mark in this world. Like so many families…

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Legend’s Stratusfying career continues

Retirement is often synonymous with slowing down. Someone forgot to tell that to World Wrestling Entertainment Hall of Famer Trish Stratus. Stratus, a wrestling legend and one of Canada’s most famous grapplers of all time, could actually be busier today than she was during her illustrious career spanning the globe for WWE. Since retiring from full-time active wrestling in 2006, Stratus has launched a popular yoga series, starred in the reality TV series Armed & Famous, hosted The Second…

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Wrestling legends bound for Hamilton Comic Con

A handful of wrestling legends, including Canadian megastar Trish Stratus, will invade the Steel City at the Hamilton Convention Centre as part of Hamilton Comic Con for the first ever Legends of Wrestling Reunion (LOWR) set to take place on Oct. 4 “Our fans spoke, and we listened,” said Chris Dabrowski, promoter for Hamilton Comic Con.  “Hamilton has been forever known as a “hot” wrestling community, with wrestling events taking place right next door at First Ontario Centre for almost 30…

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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: 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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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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Talented Trainer Continues to Give Back

This article was originally published in the Kingston Whig-Standard on Wednesday, December 12, 2013. One thing becomes crystal clear when speaking with legendary pro wrestling trainer Ron Hutchison: the man was born to teach. In his nearly 30-year career in and around professional wrestling, Hutchison has helped usher in some of the most successful and decorated wrestling superstars in history. Stars such as Adam Copeland, a.k.a. Edge, Trish Stratus, Jason Reso (Christian), Gail Kim, Traci Brooks, Tiger Ali Singh,…

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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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