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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 […]

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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. […]