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1001 MATCHES: Big One (2010-Present)

(by PHIL RIPPA) Four and final part of THE BIG ONE~! All matches are from 2010 to present day. 471) BLACK TERRY/DR. CEREBRO vs. EL HIJO DEL DIABLO/GRINGO LOCO – IWRG (01/24/10) http://dai.ly/xc3yto Phil and Tom’s review on Segunda Caida ~!~ 472) DAISUKE IKEDA vs. TAKESHI ONO – FUTEN (09/26/10) This is an awesome fucking […]

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1001 MATCHES: PWI 500

(by PHIL RIPPA) Building off the last theme – this time it is random folks who were #1 or #500 on the PWI 500. I tried to pick folks who weren’t picked in the DVD 500 section (though there is some overlap due to matches picked). What really irritates me is that the whole reason […]

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1001 MATCHES: DVD 500

(by PHIL RIPPA) This section features a match from every person who was #1 in a DVD 500 and everyone person who was #500… that presented an interesting challenge at times. 371) DON ARAKAWA vs. GORO TSURUMI – SWS (04/23/91) http://dai.ly/x2k1ivh Don Arakawa = #500 (V.7) Man – I remember Arakawa randomly showing up on […]

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1001 MATCHES: Recency Effect

(by PHIL RIPPA) This section is all matches that occurred in the last 5 years (hence the “recent” part). 351) CHRIS HERO VS. KENTA – NOAH/WXW “GENESIS IN GERMANY” (05/15/11) https://youtu.be/Y30SML8AUOE Oh so you mean the Ring of Honor match? No, no, my friend. Kassius Ohno and Hideo Itami had a wonderful match in Germany. […]

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1001 MATCHES: Harley Race

(by PHIL RIPPA) When I was putting together the Schneider Comp tape theme – I was searching the Master List to make sure I hadn’t picked the Jumbo/Harley match before. Turns out – that was the first Harley match to make the list. I am changing that now. Harley is the best but, ya know, […]

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1001 MATCHES: Schneider Comps

(by PHIL RIPPA) The theme of this section is that all these matches were featured on a Phil Schneider comp tape. I think the grand total got up to 26 and one may or may not be on the way via the Digging In The Crates Podcasts. 318) HARLEY RACE vs. JUMBO TSURUTA – ALL […]

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1001 MATCHES: Avert Your Eyes!

(by PHIL RIPPA) I have always promised that much like the original matches from DVDVR #100 not everything will be gems. What we have here are some of the more notable bad matches. Generally these all occur on big shows or are “known” for one reason or another. I mean if I was just picked […]

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1001 MATCHES: Tsuyoshi Kikuchi

(by PHIL RIPPA) Here we have a mini bunch of matches from the insanely underrated Tsuyoshi Kikuchi. The Bobby Eaton of Japan. 301) JOE MALENKO/TSUYOSHI KIKUCHI vs. THE FANTASTICS (Bobby Fulton/Tommy Rogers) – ALL JAPAN (09/01/90 All Asian Tag Titles) https://youtu.be/flj-qp2cdeA JOE MOTHERFUCKING MALENKO in what is probably his best match. If you haven’t seen […]

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1001 MATCHES: 5 Stars

(by PHIL RIPPA) Star ratings are a terrible flawed and unreliable method to determine if one will get enjoyment out of a wrestling match and if you live and die by them than I pity you. HOWEVER, they are a wonderful thing to use when you are looking for your next piece in this project. […]

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1001 MATCHES: The LADIES~!

(by PHIL RIPPA) This time we are focusing on THE LAAAAADDDDIIIIIEEEESSSSS~! No filthy boys allowed. 251) JAGUAR YOKOTA vs. MONSTER RIPPER – AJW (04/07/82 – WWWA World Heavyweight Championship) https://youtu.be/3HywVRRXtqQ The amazing Jaguar Yokota defending the Red Belt against the woman who would (unfortunately) be remembered only as Rhonda Singh and Bertha Faye. The early […]