House of Hardcore 3 Results and Review

Okay, so let me first start off by saying I really should have reviewed this show earlier.  The day after it was made available, I purchased it, and it has sat on my hard drive, waiting for me to get to it ever since.  Life, as it tends to do, got in the way.  Chinlock.com, thanks to all of you, has really taken off (especially over the past 3 months), and making sure the site runs smoothly has taken…

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Monday Night RAW HITS and MISSES for 02/03/2014

Monday Night RAW HITS   Daniel Bryan vs. Randy Orton: Given nearly 30 minutes of television time, and a large part of it uninterrupted, Randy Orton and Daniel Bryan delivered arguably what might be the best match in the series of matches they’ve had in the past six months.  This was smash-mouth, high-contact wrestling at its best, and the match told a magnificent story throughout.  Negative points go to WWE’s production team, as I couldn’t have been the only…

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WWE Monday Night RAW HITS and MISSES for 01/27/2014

Monday Night RAW HITS: Opening Segment: Well, I’m not exactly sure how to react to this.  The segment itself was a home run.  This is the attitude and aggression we have all been begging to see from Daniel Bryan for months.  Both Stephanie and Triple H played their parts well (and Stephanie pretending the YES! chants were for her was laugh-out-loud funny).  The appearances by The Shield, and then later Sheamus and John Cena were well timed, and well…

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2013 Royal Rumble HITS and MISSES

Royal Rumble HITS Daniel Bryan vs. Bray Wyatt: Let me first start by saying that the right person won this match.  And while the later follow-up on Daniel Bryan would be disastrously off-the-mark, this match didn’t suffer from knowing that going in.  Instead we got what I consider to be a 5-star match that absolutely stole the show.  Bray Wyatt is real.  He’s legitimate, and very clearly going to be a star for a long, long time.  This was his…

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Monday Night RAW HITS and MISSES 01/20/2014

Monday Night RAW HITS: The Usos vs. Luke Harper and Erick Rowan: The only hit of last night’s Monday Night RAW came from a likely source.  The Usos are turning in career performances every night they’re in the ring, and much like Cody Rhodes and Goldust, very, very rarely have an off night.  Last night was no exception.  It also benefited by the carry-over heat brought on by the anticipation of Bray Wyatt and Daniel Bryan’s paths crossing.  The…

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Monday Night RAW HITS and MISSES for 01/13/2014

Monday Night RAW HITS: Daniel Bryan turns on The Wyatt Family: The fact that this makes the hit list is bizarre for two reasons.  One, the entire angle (all three weeks of it) were an absolute, complete miss.  It might make this year’s 2014 all-time misses column.  Secondly, if they were going to attempt a Daniel Bryan turn, they should have at least committed to the mistake they were making.  But there were huge cracks in this right from…

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Cousineau reviews WWE’s Groundbreaking Network Announcement

Last night, at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show, World Wrestling Entertainment announced, and detailed, its plans for the long-awaited and anticipated WWE Network.  An “over-the-top” model, similar to Netflix or Hulu, the WWE Network will be available on a multitude of devices such as your laptop or desktop computer, PlayStation 3 and 4, Xbox 360, Roku, iPhone and Android devices (including Blackberry 10 devices with Android 4.2 runtime), tablets, and plans for Xbox 360 and Smart TVs before the…

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Monday Night RAW #OldSchool HITS AND MISSES 01/06/2014

Monday Night RAW HITS: Overall Show: The first Raw of the new year was an absolute blast for this viewer, at home, to watch.  Sure, having a themed episode of Raw might not have been the best idea to begin the new year (especially when it was a throwback to “old school”), but more than enough happened on this episode to keep me interested in nearly every segment.  WWE went all out, as usual, with both the sets, and…

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WWE RAW HITS and MISSES 12/30/2013

WWE RAW HITS:   Overall show:  With half of the RAW crew missing in action (who thought it was a good idea to schedule a live event in Toronto on the same day as a Monday Night RAW taping in Richmond, Virginia?), the last RAW of the year ended up being one of the best RAW’s of the year.  Everything felt like it had a purpose, and although there was a limited crew available for the taping, not much…

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WWE Tables, Ladders and Chairs 2013 HITS and MISSES

TLC HITS: Randy Orton vs. John Cena: Absolutely the most satisfying WWE main event since SummerSlam, and an excellent way to cap off WWE’s 2013 PPV season.  Both guys worked extremely hard in this match, and left this viewer glued to the screen throughout the entire contest.  Although I had boldly predicted that Triple H would be the one who walked away with the championship(s) by the end of TLC, I had always firmly believed that if that didn’t…

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WWE Survivor Series 2013 HITS and MISSES

Editor’s Note:  Sorry for the delay in getting this on the website, but as I’m sure you’ve noticed, we’ve been hard at work adding several new features to the site.  In addition, both Jan and I have spent the past 24 hours working on a book project that will carry us into 2014.  It’s an incredibly exciting time for us, at Chinlock.com, and we’re thankful you’ve chosen to support us along the way! WWE Survivor Series HITS Zeb Coulter…

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Monday Night RAW 11/19/13 HITS and MISSES

Monday Night RAW HITS: Big E. Langston vs. Curtis Axel: I felt, as soon as this match was announced, that it was a foregone conclusion that Big E. Langston would gain the Intercontinental Championship.  That said, this was the best match Axel has had with anyone else not named CM Punk since being given the “Paul Heyman Guy” push.  It’s a real shame, too.  Axel has the bloodline to be something really special, but unfortunately has fallen completely flat…

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Monday Night RAW 11/11/13 HITS and MISSES

Monday Night RAW HITS: Rhodes Bros. vs. Randy Orton: Is there a better story in the second half of 2013 than the return of Goldust to WWE rings?  The Twitter campaign that the elder Rhodes made to wrestle his younger brother at WrestleMania is well known, but it actually looks like that might be a possibility.  Goldust’s performances have been the highlight of every single show he has been on for months now, and last night’s RAW was no…

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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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DVD REVIEW: Thy Kingdom Come – 3-Disc Triple H DVD Set

On September 24th, 2013, WWE finally released a complete documentary set on one of the most influential, and certainly most powerful figures in the history of professional wrestling, the “son-in-law”, Triple H. It’s hard not to respect Triple H.  Forget about the fact that he is a political powerhouse in World Wrestling Entertainment, just for a moment, and consider the career the man has had.  Beginning as not much more than an enhancement talent in World Championship Wrestling, to…

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DVD Review: Timeline – History of WCW 2000 with VINCE RUSSO

Lets get this out of the way right now.  If you’re coming here to read another person bashing Vince Russo, and read about how he ruined WCW, or ruined the wrestling business, you’ve come to the wrong place.  Not only do I understand Vince Russo’s philosophy on professional wrestling, in many cases I agree with it, and embrace it.  I know, especially coming from those who write about the wrestling business, that I’m in a very small minority.  But,…

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WWE Money in the Bank 2013 HITS and MISSES

Editors Note: Over the next 48 hours we will be moving to a new server to accommodate how popular Chinlock.com has become.  You may experience short periods of downtime, however we will be working hard to minimize any impact.  Thank you for your continued support!!   Money in the Bank HITS Smackdown Money in the Bank Match: The Pay Per View got started with a huge bang as the “Up-and-Com ers” version of the Money in the Bank ladder…

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Monday Night RAW 06/24/2013 HITS and MISSES

Before I get started with this week’s Monday Night RAW Hits and Misses, I wanted to take time to thank everyone for their feedback on my column last week.  I received a number of emails, and private messages, with both positive and negative feedback, which I greatly appreciate.  I’d love to hear from everyone again this week.  I can be reached at [email protected]  Also be sure to LIKE us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/chinlockdotcom) and FOLLOW us on Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/chinlock). RAW…

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House of Hardcore 2 Results and Review

It’s no secret that we’re big Tommy Dreamer fans here at Chinlock.com.  You’ll be hard pressed to find someone who will argue against the fact that Tommy Dreamer is one of the best human beings on Earth, and his passion for professional wrestling is unparallelled.  It was with great disappointed that I missed the first House of Hardcore event back in October, although Chinlock.com columnist and co-owner Jan Murphy attended the event, and raved about it’s success.  So it…

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Monday Night RAW 06/17/2013 HITS and MISSES

In what will be a weekly column going forward, I will be writing about each week’s Monday Night RAW; both “hits” (the stuff you need to see), and “misses” (the stuff you can do without).  I’d love to hear your feedback on the columns, as well.  You can reach me at [email protected] WWE RAW HITS Brock Lesnar Returns: It’s not much of a secret in the Cousineau household that I’m a pretty big Brock Lesnar fan, and his return…

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