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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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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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DEATH VALLEY DRIVER VIDEO REVIEW – ISSUE #181

DUSTIN RHODES! and VADER! are really great at this wrestling thing! More DEAN~! from the RSPW~! archives! BAM BAM BIGELOW~! gets an extra M~! in his name! KONNAN~! loses an N~! DAISUKE SEKIMOTO~! wrestles in a weird place! And I~! don’t mean JAPAN~! YUJI NAGATA~! MARTIN STONE~! BRAZOS~! DERANGED~! THE DEATH OF WCW~! WELCOME TO […]

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1001 MATCHES: The Beginning…

(by PHIL RIPPA) On November 9, 2014 – Justin Newbould passed away On June 19, 2014 – Justin Newbould had sent me the following message. Sent 19 June 2014 – 09:46 AM “Have you ever read any of the 1,0001 MOVIES YOU NEED TO SEE BEFORE YOU DIE books? I’ve long had the idea that […]