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1001 MATCHES – ON THE ROAD

(by PHIL RIPPA) Since clearly my goal is make as much work as possible for myself on a project no one cares about – I picked matches that we were at live to where I (with a couple of exceptions) find a road report for. I then uploaded the road report to the website. So […]

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ON THE ROAD: WCW Nitro (06/17/96 – Richmond, VA)

DEAN ATTENDS HORSEMEN RALLY; CLIFF STAYS HOME AND VOMITS ON SHOES!! (also known as Dean goes to Nitro in Richmond) Howdy! I went to the Nitro deal tonight in Richmond (my hometown) and had a big old time; unfortunately without the incredibly sick Cliff, who was so sick that he couldn’t go to wrestling which […]

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DEATH VALLEY DRIVER VIDEO REVIEW – ISSUE #182

2018~! is the year of PCO~! and L.A. PARK~! and BANDIDO~! DEAN~! has no idea who DYLAN KAGE~! is! WCW SIN~! fucking WCW SIN~! A look at how the DVD 500~! sausage got made! FLAMITA~!¬†RYUCHI KAWAKAMI~! RUSH~! SID’S HORRIFIC LEG INJURY~! and so much MORE~! WELCOME TO DEATH VALLEY DRIVER VIDEO REVIEW – ISSUE #182 […]

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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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DEATH VALLEY DRIVER VIDEO REVIEW – ISSUE #21

COBRA! Tigermask! KOSHINAKA! Fujinami! TAKADA! Yamada! HASE! and other stuff I saw and heard this week! Howdy! Welcome to DEATH VALLEY DRIVER VIDEO REVIEW #21! I started watching the History of the IWGP Jr Heavyweight Title (Rob RULES THE DING DANG EARTH!) and got hooked into watching all five hours of it, once I started. […]

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DEATH VALLEY DRIVER VIDEO REVIEW – ISSUE #18

MEN’S TEIOH (or however the hell you spell it)! TIGER MASK IV! CHRIS JERICHO! ULTIMO DRAGON! SHOICHI FUNAKI! TAKA MICHINOKU! and other post-youngster things I saw! Howdy! Welcome to DEATH VALLEY DRIVER VIDEO REVIEW #18! The youngster has arrived, the duel-grandma-mafia kicks are over (they’re old school:), the lil gal is asleep as is the […]

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DEATH VALLEY DRIVER VIDEO REVIEW – ISSUE #12

KAWADA! MISAWA! AKIRA TAUE! AKIYAMA! All Japan Carnival 95 and that’s about all I’ve seen so far this week. Howdy! Welcome to DEATH VALLEY DRIVER VIDEO REVIEW #12! This will be pretty much all about All Japan Carnival 95 since I got it Monday and I had birthing classes on Tuesday and I watched all […]

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DEATH VALLEY DRIVER VIDEO REVIEW – ISSUE #9

LA PARKA! REY MISTERIO JR! PSICOSIS! ULTIMO DRAGON! HEAVY METAL! and its all one match folks! JERICHO! vs HALLOWEEN! and other stuff I saw and heard this week! Howdy! Welcome to Death Valley Driver #9! Unbelievably (for me anyway), I’m almost caught up- tapewise. So the cycle begins again! Where is that Lacy fella?!? I […]

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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 […]