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About EricR

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  1. With a 8-6 job and a bargain theater cinema junkie I still somehow find time to write about wrestling every day, but there's still a ton of wrestling I won't ever see, that I want to see. I've been better about just following my whims about what I actually want to watch mixed with what I most feel like writing about. If I don't feel inspired in some way to write about it, I don't always watch it. I've said it before, but if I had this kind of access to decades of footage when I was a teenager, it's likely I wouldn't have hardly talked to another live human again. But now I have immediate access to tons of stuff I will never be able to watch.
  2. I love when we get the chance to do some early 90s WWF, so Matt and I wrote up the unseen until now 1992 Survivor Series Showdown matches and I live for this stuff. I really loved Bret Hart/Papa Shango, felt like something that would be a Coliseum Video gem: https://segundacaida.blogspot.com/2019/11/new-footage-friday-survivor-series.html
  3. I just came here to see if anyone had asked this question yet. I had so much fun doing the 90s and 2000s poll, and was always bummed that I missed the 80s poll. I would love to have that kind of Top 100 fun with this decade.
  4. Not intentionally, we just like jumping around to different things. If you got any years you'd like to request, or specific challengers, I'll bump them up the priority list
  5. Thank you. I think that Cornette is underselling his performance in the match. Sure it was worked under a familiar manager-forced-into-action territory match, but his performance was great when compared to people working that same formula match. I have seen plenty of in-ring Cornette, and this was easily the best of it, best shtick, best actual ring work, best bullshit. He has a great memory of it and I dig that insight he provided. I wish he didn't present it as us getting tricked by the magic of complicated wrestling storytelling into merely thinking Cornette looked great, it wouldn't be an insult to the others in the match if he looked better on a given night.
  6. We wrote a nice mix of weird stuff this week: Jumbo vs. Brad Rheingans in perhaps the peak "oooo this guy could be cool" of Rheingans career, a ECW era Terry Funk being a weirdo in Germany against Duke The Dumpster Droese, and early career Necro Butcher/Hotstuff Hernandez Texas indy match worked like an Awesome/Tanaka match. https://segundacaida.blogspot.com/2019/11/new-footage-friday-funk-droese-necro.html Also, any synopsis of any kind on what Cornette had to say? Did he talk about anything directly related to what we wrote, or more talked about the match itself?
  7. We reviewed the full AWA SuperClash IV show, and I loved it. A 15 minute Tully Blanchard clinic, Texas Hangmen, hard fought Masa Saito/Zbyszko match, and a killer hidden gem cage match with Destruction Crew vs. Paul Diamond & The Trooper. Total classic 10 minute whirlwind tag main. https://segundacaida.blogspot.com/2019/09/new-footage-friday-awa-superclash-iv.html
  8. This is really sad and I didn't actually know things were going tough for him. During the Berzerker project I tried to contact him but I have no connections and didn't get far. I'd love to interview him and do a long write up. And for those of you don't know how great the Berzerker actually was during his 2 year WWF run, or are skeptical yet want to be convinced of his WWF greatness, I will use this opportunity to promote my Complete & Accurate Berzerker. It's my favorite project that I've done (so far). I love this dude. https://segundacaida.blogspot.com/2017/02/complete-accurate-berzerker.html
  9. I am finishing up a write up of the show. I was underwhelmed, but liked the Kingston tag, dug Ruas match, thought that Shotzi bump was insane, etc. That's enough things to make my time feel not wasted. https://segundacaida.blogspot.com/2019/07/evolve-131-10th-anniversary-special.html
  10. Dick Murdoch vs. Johnny Rodz in Kuwait was the match I never knew I wanted. Murdoch is racist southern Charlie Chaplin.
  11. Check out this new to us FULL WAR handheld show we reviewed from 1993, WAR vs. NJ in Korakuen! The best thing about WAR handhelds is we get to see how mean and nasty these guys were all being when the cameras weren't on. This show is filled with tough guys. https://segundacaida.blogspot.com/2019/03/new-footage-friday-we-declare-war-62593.html
  12. The brain trauma match is one of our highest rated NJPW matches, so mashed banana brains don't bother us.
  13. Agreed. Those two looked like they could take on anyone in the world. As violent as any shootstyle I've seen.
  14. If we had reviewed nothing more than this 1991 handheld match of Richard Slinger vs. Tsuyoshi Kikuchi, it would have been completely worth it. I've seen a lot of Kikuchi, and occasionally you see this total dickhead side of him come out. You're so used to Kikuchi being the one eating a beating, that it's shocking how sadistic he can be. And then you realize Slinger is also a total monster who came up entirely within the Japan dojo system, and these two just beat the shit out of each other for 10 minutes. The whole match feels like they're taking liberties with each other, and while it never goes off the rails into an actual shoot, it feels like it could at any second. This is unprofessional professionalism, and I've already watched it three times. https://segundacaida.blogspot.com/2019/02/new-footage-friday-thesz-valentines-jr.html
  15. Commentary hasn't bothered me, but I think I just learned to mostly tune out commentary ever since Heel Michael Cole. I thought the triple threat was easily the best WOW match since they've been back, especially loved the Jungle Grrrl/Tessa parts. Jungle Grrrl feels like someone who could have gotten really good if she hadn't gone on to have an actual normal live post original WOW. https://segundacaida.blogspot.com/2019/02/wow-women-of-wrestling-episode-4-2819.html
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