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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 […]

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205 LIVE RETRO WORKRATE REPORT – EPISODE #4

205 LIVE RETRO WORKRATE REPORT EPISODE #4 (12/20/16) (by PHIL RIPPA) To catch us all up – since its been forever since I did one of those things AND there was a PPV and RAW with lots and lots of angles between episodes – Rich Swann retained the title on the Roadblock: End of the […]

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1001 MATCHES – WHAT TOOK ME SO LONG

(by PHIL RIPPA) The title of this theme could be referring to this piece or the meta of how long it takes me to actually finish any projects but life… ya know… Anyway – I go through this list (and the DVDVR #100) way more than any sane person should. Or really any insane person […]

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205 LIVE RETRO WORKRATE REPORT – EPISODE #2

205 LIVE RETRO WORKRATE REPORT EPISODE #2 (12/06/16) (by PHIL RIPPA) Still getting my sea legs with these things so bear with me. Also remember that I am not over as a writer. WHAT WORKED + Again… viewing this in a vacuum… the recap of Rich Swann’s title win was really well done even if […]

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MATCHES THAT TICKLED MY FANCY: March 2018

(by PHIL RIPPA) With two Spring Breaks this month, I actually decided to do other things with my time besides watch wrestling. Well at least, LESS wrestling. Of course – I somehow still watch too much shitty stuff. Still some stuff stood out. The “rules” – I remember nothing that I watched. This is what […]

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205 LIVE RETRO WORKRATE REPORT – Episode 1

205 LIVE RETRO WORKRATE REPORT – EPISODE #1 (11/29/16) (by PHIL RIPPA) For reasons known only to me and my non-existent therapist, I started getting the hankering to do a workrate report again (despite hating the format) when I was putting the NXT Retro Workrate Report archives up. 205 Live has like 60 something episodes […]

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DEATH VALLEY DRIVER VIDEO REVIEW – ISSUE #20(a)

SHIMODA! Minami Toyota! LIGER! Takada! Hase! and other stuff I saw this week! Howdy! Welcome to DEATH VALLEY DRIVER VIDEO REVIEW #20! It’s the holidays and I’ve not had a lot of time to gander at a batch of wrestling and, to top it off, I’ve been making a lot of tapes to send fellow […]

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DEATH VALLEY DRIVER VIDEO REVIEW – ISSUE #20

DICK MURDOCK! FUKINAMI! BLACK WOZMA! MAEDA! ADRIAN ADONIS! ABDULLAH THE BUTCHER! and other stuff I saw and heard this week! Howdy! Welcome to DEATH VALLEY DRIVER VIDEO REVIEW #20! I watched a batch of stuff and I’m here to yammer on about it. It’s the holidays, so I’ll keep it short and not too overwrought. […]

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1001 MATCHES – TOMOHIRO ISHII

(by PHIL RIPPA) Tomohiro Ishii really should be everyone’s favorite wrestler. Love him so much. 741) TOMOHIRO ISHII vs. MASAAKI MOCHIZUKI – WAR (07/13/00) WAR DADDY~! Baby Ishii and Mochizuki beat on each for our entertainment. ~!~ 742) TOMOHIRO ISHII vs. RIKI CHOSHU – NEW JAPAN (07/29/07) Match is totally acceptable. I just enjoy recognizing […]