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WOW “WORKRATE” REPORT (10/14/00)

WOW WORKRATE #2 – 10/14/00 (by DEAN RASMUSSEN) It’s 1:00 in the morning here in the capital of the Confederacy so all us freaks are awake anyway, so we might as well watch the first episode of WOW we’ve ever been made aware of. I’m stoked! This is in real time so if it makes […]

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DEATH VALLEY DRIVER VIDEO REVIEW – ISSUE #25

TAJIRI! Ohtani! YAKUSHIJI! Jaguar Yokota! GREAT SASUKE! TAKA MOTHERFUCKING MICHINOKU! and other stuff I saw this week! Howdy! Welcome to DEATH VALLEY DRIVER VIDEO REVIEW #25! I gotta another tape from the kind and benevolent Glenn In Japan (the Mother Theresa of wrestling fans) and GOD did it rock! WOO-HOO! ~!~ The coolest match on […]

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DEATH VALLEY DRIVER VIDEO REVIEW – ISSUE #24

EL HIJO DEL SANTO! Negro Casas! SUPER ASTRO! Lou Thesz! B.Bomb! Kawarnda (WHO?) and other stuff I saw and heard this week! Howdy! Welcome to DEATH VALLEY DRIVER VIDEO REVIEW #24! It was a big week as the Santo Rudo tape graced the mailbox (PETE WHIPS ASS!), I tried to catch up on the pile […]

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205 LIVE WORKRATE REPORT – EPISODE #6

205 LIVE RETRO WORKRATE REPORT EPISODE #6 (01/03/17) (by Phil Rippa) Starting off 2017 with a… well it’s not a bang but it’s not a whimper. God, this was a whole lotta the same. Don’t make me start wishing for the Enzo episodes. I don’t hate myself THAT much. WHAT WORKED + Jack Swagger is […]

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1001 MATCHES: ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

(by PHIL RIPPA) Settle in for another round of crazy Rippa methodology. All the matches feature someone who was named Rookie of the Year by either the Wrestling Observer Newsletter or Pro Wrestling Illustrated. I used both just to provide some variety in the names. The WON provided more international names. PWI brought the wackadoo. […]

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DEATH VALLEY DRIVER VIDEO REVIEW – ISSUE #23

KAORU! GREAT SASUKE! TOSHIE UEMATSU! KAIENTAI DELUXE! KANDORI! BULL NAKANO and other stuff I saw and heard this week! Howdy! Welcome to DEATH VALLEY DRIVER VIDEO REVIEW #23! I gotta ass-stompingly great tape from The World’s Finest Human Being- nCo Glenn and garsh! did it rock! This article is gonna have to be spoiler intensive […]

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DEATH VALLEY DRIVER VIDEO REVIEW – ISSUE #22

CHAVO JR! Kyoko! HOTTA! Liger! AJA! Dynamite Kansai! and Other stuff I’ve seen this week! Howdy! Welcome to DEATH VALLEY DRIVER VIDEO REVIEW #22! I got a monstrous AssLoad of Tape from St.Phil (YOU RULE!) as he sent a giant batch of Japanese stuff. I also got a bunch of Calgary stuff from him and […]

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205 LIVE RETRO WORKRATE REPORT – EPISODE #5

205 LIVE RETRO WORKRATE REPORT EPISODE #5 (12/27/16) You know… the number of times I have to rewatch these episodes so I can finish these things… at some point I am gonna get an old episode on the Most Watched list. WHAT WORKED + In the RAW recap, Charly Caruso looked AMAZING. Neville was okay […]

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DEATH VALLEY DRIVER VIDEO REVIEW – ISSUE #21

COBRA! Tigermask! KOSHINAKA! Fujinami! TAKADA! Yamada! HASE! and other stuff I saw and heard this week! Howdy! Welcome to DEATH VALLEY DRIVER VIDEO REVIEW #21! I started watching the History of the IWGP Jr Heavyweight Title (Rob RULES THE DING DANG EARTH!) and got hooked into watching all five hours of it, once I started. […]

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1001 MATCHES: EXCEPTIONS TO THE RULE

(by PHIL RIPPA) When working on this project the one??? biggest??? rule I have followed was one instituted in DVDVR #100 and that was “no repeat” matches. (IE: only pick one match between two guys). I have skirted that a few times already for a variety of reasons. Here I just blatantly ignore it because […]