Author Dave Musgrave

Babyface Genius and Loose Cannon: The Brian Pillman Story

Editor’s note: this was originally planned as a supplement to a Wrestling Culture podcast episode. With that show currently on hiatus, please enjoy Dave’s written recap of Brian Pillman’s career.
Brian’s Pillman’s life story has been told in detail including his numerous surgeries for throat cancer … …

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ECW Hardcore TV: Episodes 1 and 2

Be sure to check out more from Dave through his author archive below. He’s currently working through Dave Meltzer’s 5* matches, and reviews ROH TV weekly at Place to Be Nation.
ECW Hardcore TV #1 4/6/1993
Jay Sulli and Stevie Wonderful introduce the inaugural episode of Eastern … …

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Ring of Honor TV Report – Episode #300 6/17/2017

6/17/2017 ROH TV Report
This week’s show comes from Philadelphia as part of the War Of The Worlds tour. This is the 300th episode of Ring Of Honor Television.
Silas Young and The Beer City Bruiser vs Bobby Fish and Jay Lethal
Lethal will be facing Young at … …

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Ring of Honor TV Report 6/10/2017

6/10/2017 ROH TV Report
This week’s show comes from Philadelphia with Ian Ricabonni and Colt Cabana on commentary.
The Young Bucks and Hangman Page vs Rappongi Vice (Trent Berretta and Rocky Romero) and mystery partner Chuck Taylor
Romero takes the mic and says that Berretta got a mystery … …

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In Search of Five Stars: Part Six

This list is comprised of five All-Japan matches, three joshi matches, a WWF match and a NJPW match. It is a list of variety with the consistency being that I consider almost every one of them to be worth a five-star rating. Not only that, … …

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Musgrave’s ROH TV Recap – 6/3/2017

6/3/2017 ROH TV Report
This week’s show comes from Philadelphia with Ian Ricabonni and Colt Cabana on commentary.
Cheeseburger and Will Ferrara vs War Machine
Hanson and Rowe come out with their IWGP Tag Team Titles. Cheeseburger runs into Rowe with a forearm to the chest that has … …

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Ring Of Honor TV Report 5/20/2017

5/20/2017 ROH TV Report
This week’s show will feature footage from Honor Rising in Japan in February 2017.
1) Tiger Mask, Delirious and Jushin Liger vs EVIL, Bushi and Sanada
This match is for the NJPW Six-Man Tag Team titles. Delirious is giving EVIL repeated armbreakers to start. … …

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In Search of Five Stars: Part Five

And the march of legenday matches continues, specifically legendary matches rated fives stars by Dave Meltzer. This is quite the batch of ten matches. The first lucha match of the list appears along with another classic AJPW six-man. There are another two matches that suffer … …

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Chip Day vs Trevor Lee: A Modern Classic

Chip Day vs Trevor Lee – A Modern Classic
This match is for Trevor Lee’s CWF Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Championship. The belt has a classical look, similar to a territorial belt of the 1970’s or 1980’s but with a modern shine to it. That is fitting since this … …

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Evolve 83 Review

Evolve 83
It is announced at the beginning of the show that the main event I Quit match between Matt Riddle and Drew Galloway will now be for Riddle’s WWN Title. It is noted that it is Galloway’s last match before going to NXT.
1) Austin Theory … …

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