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1001 MATCHES: Are You New Here?

(by PHIL RIPPA) I mentioned previously that I started tracking (to the best of my abilities) everyone who was picked… well just because I wanted to. I will continue to find people that 900 matches, still haven’t shown up yet. Here are 10 – actually more than 10 – more. 591) TONY ATLAS vs. NICK […]

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1001 MATCHES: 2018

(by PHIL RIPPA) I really wanted to finish this project up by the end of the year (that ain’t happening) so what better way to pad… errr…. make meaningful contributions to the list than by selecting matches from this year. By no means should this be viewed as a “Match of the Year” list. And […]

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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¬†Mexico, 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 #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 #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: 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 […]

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DEATH VALLEY DRIVER VIDEO REVIEW ISSUE #169

(cover by RIPPA) ¬†YAMATO~! brings the hate~! TINIEBLAS~! and DR. WAGNER JR.~! don’t really have a match! YOSHITSUNE~! has a name that gets censored~! DEAN~! might be a touch excited about GIANT BERNARD~! vs. YUTAKA YOSHIE~! And also his match with HIROOKI GOTO~! SUPER PANDA~! NEGRO CASAS~! The DARK KNIGHT~! GRAN HAMADA~! LENNY LANE~! TOOTSY~! […]

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DEATH VALLEY DRIVER VIDEO REVIEW #172 (Simple Version)

BIG JAPAN~! is the apple of DEAN’S~! eye! RIPPA~! and BALTIMORE~! aren’t on speaking terms! BLOOD~! so much BLOOD~! HARLY RAGE~! needs to buy a vowel! SHELDON GOLDBERG~! eats a sandwich! SERENA DEEB~! RAMPAGE BROWN~! MR. EXOTIC EROTIC~!?!?!?! ISRAELI PRO WRESTLING~! MERRY FUCKING CHRISTMAS~! HIYA~! WELCOME TO DEATH VALLEY DRIVER VIDEO REVIEW #172 Fucking hell. […]

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DEATH VALLEY DRIVER VIDEO REVIEW #172

(Cover by the awesome Pedro Boyd – Check out his Tumbler) BIG JAPAN~! is the apple of DEAN’S~! eye! RIPPA~! and BALTIMORE~! aren’t on speaking terms! BLOOD~! so much BLOOD~! HARLY RAGE~! needs to buy a vowel! SHELDON GOLDBERG~! eats a sandwich! SERENA DEEB~! RAMPAGE BROWN~! MR. EXOTIC EROTIC~!?!?!?! ISRAELI PRO WRESTLING~! MERRY FUCKING CHRISTMAS~! […]