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1001 MATCHES – Celebrities

(by PHIL RIPPA) So much laziness. Shout out to board poster Web Conn for compiling a bunch of matches and videos for me to choose from. The theme should be fairly obvious but for those that are dense – every match features a “celebrity” doing wrestling (obviously the definition of celebrity gets stretched in some […]

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1001 MATCHES – Tag Team Back Again

Yeah – this tag team theme took like 3 months to put together. I don’t even remember what I watched, what made it in and what I am doing with my life. Just for the two people that care – I only included 2 on 2 matches. Yes – I like making things harder for […]

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1001 MATCHES – WrestleMania

(by PHIL RIPPA) Simple yet appropriate theme to throw out today on the day of another Mania. I have mentioned previously that we tended to not do a lot from WrestleMania just because it usually is the one time a year even the most lapsed fan will pay attention. It is wrestling Easter. Just for […]

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1001 MATCHES: Black History Month

(by PHIL RIPPA) The running gag has always been “Okay – it’s February time for the WWE to acknowledge that it had black wrestlers and randomly push the current black wrestlers on the roster” time. Of course – this year, while Naomi did emerge from the ether to win the Smackdown Women’s Title (though had […]

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1001 MATCHES: This Was A Thing Once

(by PHIL RIPPA) Sometimes in wrestling – there will be things were you will be like “Oh yeah – I remember when that was a thing once”. And then you forget again because you are old. 527) BUNKHOUSE BATTLE ROYAL – WWF (01/03/87) https://youtu.be/j2VN4cwsEcc For some reason, one of my vivid memories of the WWF […]

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1001 MATCHES: A to Z

(by PHIL RIPPA) A straight forward theme this time which I, of course, made way more difficult for myself. A 501) ARN ANDERSON vs. THE GREAT MUTA – NWA POWER HOUR – (01/02/90 – NWA TV Title) Arn beats Muta in a match as good as you would hope it would be when seeing the […]

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1001 MATCHES: The Big One

(by PHIL RIPPA) The largest single dump of matches so far in the project. 100 in total to get us to 500   (Organized Chronologically) 80s and Before (1989 and before) (25 Matches Total; 400-425) 90s (1990 – 1999) (20 Matches Total; 426-445) 00s (2000 – 2009) (25 Matches Total; 446-470) Current (2010 – Present […]

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1001 MATCHES: Big One (80s and Before)

(by PHIL RIPPA) First part of THE BIG ONE~! All matches took place before 1990 401) GILBERT CESCA/BEN CHEMOIL vs. ANTON TEJERO/INCA PERUANO – FRENCH CATCH (03/12/65) French Catch wrestling is probably the newest sensation in wrestling footage becoming available. Which is ironic since it some of the earliest wrestling available to watch. ~!~ 402) […]

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1001 MATCHES: Big One (90s)

(by PHIL RIPPA) Second part of THE BIG ONE~! All matches took place between 1990-1999 426) JERRY ESTRADA vs. EL SATANICO – CMLL (03/23/90 – Hair Match) Reviewed by Rippa in DVDVR #142 ~!~ 427) RAYO DE JALISCO JR vs. CIEN CARAS – CMLL (09/21/90 – Mask Match) Reviewed by Pete DVDVR #116 ~!~ 428) […]

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1001 MATCHES: Big One (2000s)

(by PHIL RIPPA) Third part of THE BIG ONE~! All matches took place between 2000-2009 446) CHRISTOPHER DANIELS vs. MIKE MODEST – APW (01/22/00) Mike Modest and Christopher Daniels had two awesome matches that helped people discover the Cali indie wrestling scene. One was 1999 and one was 2000. I am going to be totally […]