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Ring of Honor have finally started to make use of their archives and their Youtube channel has lots of cool older stuff on there now including three match compilations for Danielson, Steen, Punk, Joe and Generico. And today they put up the original Dragon Gate trios match. 

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The Official Botchamania Fanpage
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Vimeo have informed me that Botchamania is using too much bandwidth & if I want to keep using the site I need to pay them $10,000 (annually)

I asked how I can reduce bandwidth, they said "by removing videos"

so my channel will be removed in a week, go download them now

https://vimeo.com/user101654169

they're getting on average 17.5K hits so if that's too popular then I don't know what to tell them.

so for non-YT full-screen versions, that leaves:

Bitchute
Xvideos
Dailymotion (which is hit-and-miss right now)

Any other suggestions?

https://www.facebook.com/botchamania/posts/3194569760554055

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Botchamania is awesome. I think Vimeo is where I usually watch it, but I usually go to the actual Botchamania website and just pick one of the links since Maffew posts all of them so I may not even notice this change.

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It looks like Roy Lucier's youtube channel that had all of the AJPW TV from like 88-91 and late 93 to like 99 got taken down. 

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https://www.youtube.com/user/sergje1

is absolutely on fire right now uploading boatloads of 80s/early 90s German (and some UK) footage. Some of this stuff I had no idea was taped. He uploaded almost 40 videos from the 1987  tournament in Hamburg alone including decision matches, which is a pretty good look at that tournament.

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After 5yrs. of no "new" material, Chicago Film Archives has post two new matches - a Hans Schmidt and a Lou Thesz match. Hope that there's more to come!

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Arturito Luchas Monterrey

'90s wrestling from Monterrey. Mostly highlights/partial matches, and it looks like "filming your TV" quality video, but most of this is rare stuff, much of it featuring workers of whom we do not have a lot of video. He has the entire first fall of a Dandy/Ultimo Dragon vs Negro Casas/Mocho Cota match from 1994 and it's a damned good fall.

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55 minutes ago, cad said:

Arturito Luchas Monterrey

'90s wrestling from Monterrey. Mostly highlights/partial matches, and it looks like "filming your TV" quality video, but most of this is rare stuff, much of it featuring workers of whom we do not have a lot of video. He has the entire first fall of a Dandy/Ultimo Dragon vs Negro Casas/Mocho Cota match from 1994 and it's a damned good fall.

I watched that a few weeks ago, but we haven't been able to slot it into New Footage Friday on SC because it's just one fall (even if it's a very complete one) and we've had other more complete stuff. It's so cool to see Cota and Dragon interact, and I'm not a huge Dragon guy or anything. 

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Yeah, I thought they were the better matchup in that fall actually. It's weird to see a forty year old excon getting treated as an equal by a workrate favorite who does powerbombs and moonsaults. They had a title match that was televised but IIRC it's from that period in late 1993 when almost no CMLL made its way into anyone's collections.

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I've linked to this channel in a couple of my threads in the Matches section, but I've had my eye on a great Japanese YouTube channel for a little bit now. They seem to be less a wrestling channel than an "uploading retro Japanese television that happens to be mostly wrestling", but there's been some great stuff to come out of it. I've already written elsewhere about the 1977 Champion Carnival final and Jumbo/Oki from July 1977, but they have some other interesting stuff that the ol' AJPW Archive did not.

Thing is, you have to be quick to get the real gems that this channel has to offer. They have this system where, every few days, they'll upload several NJPW matches for only about twelve hours. I've likely missed some good stuff because I didn't discover the channel earlier, but I've been downloading everything they drop since I figured out what was going on. Haven't gotten around to watching any of it, but I've stockpiled some stuff that isn't on NJPW World or Ditch, and which looks promising or at least interesting:

- a Fujinami/Kido vs Chavo/Tony Rocco tag from Oct. 1978
- Choshu vs Kido, from the following month
- a Choshu/Fujinami match from Sep. 1983, as well as a Choshu/Hamaguchi vs Maeda/Hoshino tag from the following night
- the Choshu/Hamaguchi vs Fujinami/Maeda Tag League draw from that December

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That channel also uploaded (and has subsequently pulled) Antonio Inoki vs. Bearcat Wright from 1975, one of Wright's final matches. It's nothing altogether spectacular and Wright was pretty old, but he's a seminal figure in wrestling history, a WON HOF member, and a guy with very little footage out there. It was a neat find regardless of match quality.

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52 minutes ago, PeteF3 said:

That channel also uploaded (and has subsequently pulled) Antonio Inoki vs. Bearcat Wright from 1975, one of Wright's final matches. It's nothing altogether spectacular and Wright was pretty old, but he's a seminal figure in wrestling history, a WON HOF member, and a guy with very little footage out there. It was a neat find regardless of match quality.

I jumped around that channel when I saw this and saw that match and grabbed it immediately. Glad I did if it got pulled already, must’ve been just after I grabbed it.

fun channel! 

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Then there's this from that channel that blew my mind: 

 

Akira Taue vs. Harley Race from '89. In a match that's not on the 1989 AJ TV set--this must be another match that only aired on local/regional TV, which we have a few of around this time but obviously not everything. This is one I've never heard of before.

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13 hours ago, KinchStalker said:

I've linked to this channel in a couple of my threads in the Matches section, but I've had my eye on a great Japanese YouTube channel for a little bit now. They seem to be less a wrestling channel than an "uploading retro Japanese television that happens to be mostly wrestling", but there's been some great stuff to come out of it. I've already written elsewhere about the 1977 Champion Carnival final and Jumbo/Oki from July 1977, but they have some other interesting stuff that the ol' AJPW Archive did not.

Thing is, you have to be quick to get the real gems that this channel has to offer. They have this system where, every few days, they'll upload several NJPW matches for only about twelve hours. I've likely missed some good stuff because I didn't discover the channel earlier, but I've been downloading everything they drop since I figured out what was going on. Haven't gotten around to watching any of it, but I've stockpiled some stuff that isn't on NJPW World or Ditch, and which looks promising or at least interesting:

- a Fujinami/Kido vs Chavo/Tony Rocco tag from Oct. 1978
- Choshu vs Kido, from the following month
- a Choshu/Fujinami match from Sep. 1983, as well as a Choshu/Hamaguchi vs Maeda/Hoshino tag from the following night
- the Choshu/Hamaguchi vs Fujinami/Maeda Tag League draw from that December

It would be great if you could put those in a Google Drive or something because that sounds like absolutely dope material.

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8 hours ago, Jetlag said:

It would be great if you could put those in a Google Drive or something because that sounds like absolutely dope material.

I shall do this, for the people. It’s going to take a few hours, since I’m putting on everything that (to my knowledge) isn’t streaming on official channels.

Anybody who is interested, please shoot me a PM. (Jetlag, you already have the link in your inbox.) I want to keep some veneer of discretion to all of this.

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