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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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1001 MATCHES: EXCEPTIONS TO THE RULE

(by PHIL RIPPA) When working on this project the one??? biggest??? rule I have followed was one instituted in DVDVR #100 and that was “no repeat” matches. (IE: only pick one match between two guys). I have skirted that a few times already for a variety of reasons. Here I just blatantly ignore it because […]

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1001 MATCHES – WHAT TOOK ME SO LONG

(by PHIL RIPPA) The title of this theme could be referring to this piece or the meta of how long it takes me to actually finish any projects but life… ya know… Anyway – I go through this list (and the DVDVR #100) way more than any sane person should. Or really any insane person […]

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1001 MATCHES: First and Last

(by PHIL RIPPA) I am sadly a little too proud of being able to do this where all the firsts were first and the lasts were last. FIRSTS 716) THE SUPER POWERS (DUSTY RHODES, NIKITA KOLOFF, PAUL ELLERING, ROAD WARRIOR HAWK AND ROAD WARRIOR ANIMAL) vs. THE FOUR HORSEMAN (RIC FLAIR, ARN ANDERSON, LEX LUGER, […]

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DEATH VALLEY DRIVER VIDEO REVIEW – ISSUE #11

KANDORI! YAMADA! CHIGUSA! KOBASHI! KROFFAT! AKIYAMA! WILLIAMS! BENNETT! and other stuff I saw and heard this week! Howdy! Welcome to Death Valley Driver Video Review #11!!! I’m a ONE MAN BANDWIDTH SLAUGHTERHOUSE this weekend, what with batches of tapes from benevolent Scott, Dams the Man, and Paul the Stud with it All (sorry!) to yammer […]

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DEATH VALLEY DRIVER VIDEO REVIEW – ISSUE #181

DUSTIN RHODES! and VADER! are really great at this wrestling thing! More DEAN~! from the RSPW~! archives! BAM BAM BIGELOW~! gets an extra M~! in his name! KONNAN~! loses an N~! DAISUKE SEKIMOTO~! wrestles in a weird place! And I~! don’t mean JAPAN~! YUJI NAGATA~! MARTIN STONE~! BRAZOS~! DERANGED~! THE DEATH OF WCW~! WELCOME TO […]

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DEATH VALLEY DRIVER VIDEO REVIEW – ISSUE #2

TAKA! NAKAGAWA! GREAT SASUKE! DYNAMITE KID! wotta week!- and other stuff I saw and heard this week.  WELCOME TO DEATH VALLEY DRIVER VIDEO REVIEW – ISSUE #2 Howdy! I had a bittersweet week of tape veiwing since a lot of it was from the 80’s- and if ever there was a hit and miss decade, […]

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DVDVR 3 OFF: Halloween Havoc 1999

(by PHIL RIPPA) In today’s installment of payola reviews – Dolfan picked this one because he was pissed at me that Kevin Owens lost in the now thankfully dead March Madness tournament. God – that might be the only way I bring it back. People pay me. It is worth reviewing Wrestlemania XII if it […]

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1001 MATCHES: Harley Race

(by PHIL RIPPA) When I was putting together the Schneider Comp tape theme – I was searching the Master List to make sure I hadn’t picked the Jumbo/Harley match before. Turns out – that was the first Harley match to make the list. I am changing that now. Harley is the best but, ya know, […]