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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FROM THE ARCHIVES: Jan interviews Jimmy Korderas

NOTE: Originally published on Jan. 21, 2012 in The Kingston Whig-Standard. All rights reserved. When it comes to spinning yarns, longtime World Wrestling Entertainment referee Jimmy Korderas has what you might call a photographic memory. Ironically, it was a brief stint taking photographs that would lead him to the career that would see him travel the world, working with the biggest names in the most famous wrestling promotion on Earth. Yes, before the Canadian-born Korderas was raising the arms…

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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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2013 YEAR IN REVIEW: Thea Trinidad tells her powerful story

Before she even reached her 11th birthday, Thea Trinidad had experienced more heartache and strife than many people do in their entire lives. On Sept. 11, 2001, al-Qaida terrorists orchestrated a series of attacks in the United States, killing 2,977 innocent people, altering countless lives in the process, including that of 10-year-old Thea. The morning of what is now simply known as 9/11 was not unlike countless others for Trinidad. But a phone call to her mother would quickly…

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