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DEATH VALLEY DRIVER VIDEO REVIEW – ISSUE #28

MEIKO SATOMURA! IKEDA! SONOKO KATO! CANDY OKUTSU! NAKAMAKI! CHIGUSA!! and other stuff I heard and saw this week! Howdy! Welcome to DEATH VALLEY DRIVER VIDEO REVIEW # 28! This week I got a Hiney-Load of tapes from Ollie and Mike so I gotta lot of ground to cover and I think everybody got their I […]

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DEATH VALLEY DRIVER VIDEO REVIEW – ISSUE #27

MISAWA! CAT BURGLER! KOBASHI! MARK THE SHARK SHRADER! KANEMOTO! RECKLESS YOUTH! PSICOSIS! and other stuff I saw and heard this week! Howdy! Welcome to DEATH VALLEY DRIVER VIDEO REVIEW #27! It’s been a big week of tape watching as I began it intending to have a full blown Lucha Fest 97, since I had 9 […]

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DEATH VALLEY DRIVER VIDEO REVIEW – ISSUE #26

ANDY HUG! EL CANEK! PEGUSUS KID! EL HIJO DEL SANTO! VILLANO III! VILLANO IV! and other stuff I saw and heard this week! Howdy! Welcome to DEATH VALLEY DRIVER VIDEO REVIEW #26! It was a good week for tape-watching, I got Mike’s first Mountain of Tapes with all this old UWA stuff on it and […]

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1001 MATCHES – Rest in Peace

(by PHIL RIPPA) After Vader passed and I did that piece, I thought about how many guys have died recently (which, sadly for wrestling, isn’t a new phenomenon) and that morphed into thinking about folks who died in 2018. So that is what this turned into – a tiny little tribute to those who passed […]

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205 LIVE RETRO WORKRATE REPORT – EPISODE #7

205 LIVE RETRO WORKRATE REPORT EPISODE #7 (01/10/17) (By PHIL RIPPA) There might have been more for the What Worked column but I left my notes at work and I remember being angry when watching the show so, to be honest, I just would have mocked members of the crowd some more. I am saving […]

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WOW “WORKRATE” REPORT (11/25/00)

WOW WORKRATE #8 – 11/25/00 (by DEAN RASMUSSEN) GREETINGS! I’m late with this baby, so I figure you- the beloved and gentle reader- deserved an explanation. WELCOME TO MY LITANY OF EXCUSES! Saturday night I fell asleep after taping Iron Chef (for America’s Favorite Canadian- Ollie! HE ROX~!) so I was gonna watch it Sunday […]

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1001 MATCHES: Vader

(by PHIL RIPPA) I hadn’t been planning on spotlighting Big Van Vader as he has been represented decently so far over the first 800 matches. But then one of my all time favorites up and died. And now I am sad and just watching him over and over. So, in what should be your quest […]

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WOW “WORKRATE” REPORT (11/18/00)

WOW WORKRATE #7 – 11/18/00 (by DEAN & ANGIE RASMUSSEN) Hiya! YOUR LENGTHY BACKSTORY: I watched four hours of internet cybercast wrestling on America One while drifting in and out of the SATURDAY NIGHT CHAT ROOM WEEKLY WRESTLING FESTIVAL. The scorecard: ULTIMATE WRESTLING- cool! WILD WEST WRESTLING FROM THE 80s! NWA WORLDWIDE- limbo. NWA WILDSIDE- […]

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WOW “WORKRATE” REPORT (11/05/00)

WOW WORKRATE #5 – 11/05/00 (by DEAN RASMUSSEN) GREETINGS~! I was at a wedding in Columbia, MD- where me and my old girlfriend from college sang JACKSON by Johnny and June Carter Cash with the band at the reception, the rootstastic Burnt Taters. She reminded me that we went fifteen years ago and I realized […]

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WOW “WORKRATE” REPORT (10/29/00)

WOW WORKRATE #4 – 10/29/00 (by DEAN RASMUSSEN) Hiya! I fell asleep again, so a-taping I did go. I’m going to use the patented RASMUSSEN WOW MUNCHKIN-PUNCHER RANKING SYSTEM. It is based on the amount of stalking a certain match will create- so the greater the distance of the restraining order, the higher the quality […]