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ON THE ROAD: CMLL SIN PIEDAD 2004 (12/17/04)

(by PHIL SCHNEIDER) So I am on this mysterious trip to┬áMexico, however various machinations kept me from seeing much lucha outside of one AAA trios match in a Playa de Carmen basketball court on Sunday night and Jucio Final. Got to check out the Lucha mags though, apparently Dan Severn did flag barer duty in […]

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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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DEATH VALLEY DRIVER VIDEO REVIEW – ISSUE #24

EL HIJO DEL SANTO! Negro Casas! SUPER ASTRO! Lou Thesz! B.Bomb! Kawarnda (WHO?) and other stuff I saw and heard this week! Howdy! Welcome to DEATH VALLEY DRIVER VIDEO REVIEW #24! It was a big week as the Santo Rudo tape graced the mailbox (PETE WHIPS ASS!), I tried to catch up on the pile […]

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DEATH VALLEY DRIVER VIDEO REVIEW – ISSUE #19

TOSHIE UEMATSU! Blue Panther! FUERZA GUERRERA! Koshinaka! ALLBRIGHT! KAWADA! Yamazaki! and Other stuff I saw and heard this week! Howdy! Welcome to DEATH VALLEY DRIVER VIDEO REVIEW #19! It was a big week for viewing and it was the apparent end of AWF so thus ends the surreal threads with Jason Robar (on that subject, […]

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1001 MATCHES: Angle Alert

(by PHIL RIPPA) Some of these aren’t “great” matches. Some aren’t even really matches. Basically everything here is just a vessel for the entertaining/memorable/stupid angle that goes with it. 726) BRUNO SAMMARTINO vs. LARRY ZBYSZKO – WWF CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING (01/22/80 (Taped), (02/02/80) Aired) A teacher vs. student “exhibition” match where Zbyszko turns on Bruno that […]

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DEATH VALLEY DRIVER VIDEO REVIEW – ISSUE #13

EL HIJO DEL SANTO! DOS CARAS! YAMAZAKI! CHIGUSA! CHONO! El CANEK! and other stuff I saw and heard this week! Howdy! Welcome to DEATH VALLEY DRIVER VIDEO REVEIW #13! I watched the second and third nights of the G-1 Climax (Gosh bless Paul!) and many questions arise. The main one is WHERE THE HELL HAS […]

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1001 MATCHES: Handheld

(by PHIL RIPPA) All these matches are handhelds. Some of them have better quality than others (and some might have eventually have shown up in a more professional shoot). Yet – this is the way a lot of us cut our wrestling viewing teeth. 701) BRAZO DE ORO vs. EL HIJO DEL SANTO – UWA […]

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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: 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: Fuerza Guerrera

(by PHIL RIPPA) The idea to feature Fuerza Guerrera came to me after seeing that the recent match against Octagon got posted. I have always loved Fuerza and so far we had only featured one of this matches. So here are 10 to give you a taste of his greatness. Figure I can do this […]