AJPW ALL JAPAN PRO-WRESTLING 1999 DVD VHS
Zen Nihon Puroresu Tapes Videos


AJ TV 1/10/99 & NJ TV 1/16/99
-1hr 20min. Q=1st Gen (NJ is fuzzy)

    AJ Pro Wrestling 30 1/10/99 '99 New Year's Giant Series taped 1/2 Tokyo Korakuen Hall & 1/7 taped Kochi-ken Min Taiikukaikan

Heavyweight Battle Royal

World Tag Titles: Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue vs. Kenta Kobashi & Jun Akiyama. Kobashi & Akiyama win titles.

    NJ World Pro Wrestling 1/16/99 '99 Wrestling World in Tokyo Dome taped 1/4 Tokyo Dome

IWGP Jr. Tag Titles: Shinjiro Otani & Tatsuhito Takaiwa vs. Kendo Ka Shin & Dr. Wagner Jr. Ka Shin & Wagner win titles.

IWGP Jr. Title: Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Koji Kanemoto

IWGP Tag Titles: Genichiro Tenryu & Shiro Koshinaka vs. Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima

IWGP Heavyweight Title: Scott Norton vs. Keiji Muto. Muto wins title

AJPW Hayabusa Phoenix Legend DVD Box
-5hr 45min. Q=Perfect. 4 DVDs

4/2/97 Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium: Maunakea Mossman & Kentaro Shiga vs. Hayabusa & The Tornado

4/19/97 Nippon Budokan: Yoshinari Ogawa & Kentaro Shiga vs. Hayabusa & Yoshinobu Kanemaru

6/6/97 Nippon Budokan: Jun Akiyama & Hayabusa vs. Takao Omori & Kentaro Shiga

9/6/97 Nippon Budokan: Kenta Kobashi & Kentaro Shiga vs. Hayabusa & Jinsei Shinzaki

10/11/97 Fukuoka Kokusai Center: Jun Akiyama & Kentaro Shiga vs. Hayabusa & Maunakea Mossman

11/15/97 Korakuen Hall, 97 World's Strongest Tag Decision League Match: Giant Kimara & Jun Izumida vs. Hayabusa & Jinsei Shinzaki

11/23/97 Miyagi Prefecture Sports Center, 97 World's Strongest Tag Decision League Match: Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue vs. Hayabusa & Jinsei Shinzaki

11/27/97 Sapporo Nakajima Sports Center, 97 World's Strongest Tag Decision League Match: Mitsuharu Misawa & Jun Akiyama vs. Hayabusa & Jinsei Shinzaki

5/1/98 Tokyo Dome: Giant Baba & Hayabusa & Kentaro Shiga vs. Giant Kimala & Jinsei Shinzaki & Jun Izumida

1/16/99 Korakuen Hall, Asia Tag Title Match: Tamon Honda & Jun Izumida vs. Hayabusa & Jinsei Shinzaki

2/13/99 Tokyo Korakuen Hall, Asia Tag Title Match: Tamon Honda & Jun Izumida vs. Hayabusa & Jinsei Shinzaki. Digest

5/2/99 Tokyo Dome: Yoshinari Ogawa & Maunakea Mossman & Masahito Kakihara vs. Hayabusa & The Great Sasuke & Tiger Mask

6/4/99 Sapporo Nakajima Sports Center, Asia Tag Title Match: Hayabusa & Jinsei Shinzaki vs. Takao Omori and Yoshihiro Takayama

All Japan '99 Shinshun (New Year's) Giant Series Commercial Tape
-2hr 35min.  Q=Master
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

1/22/99 Osaka Furitsu Taiikukaikan Triple Crown:  Mitsuharu Misawa vs.  Toshiaki Kawada.  Kawada wins title despite breaking his wrist and forearm during the match. Read Review. ****

1/2/99 Tokyo Korakuen Hall: Heavykyu Battle Royal. Clip of Vader badly bloodying Kobashi above his right eye

1/7/99 Kochi-ken Min Taiikukan:  Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue vs.  Kenta Kobashi & Jun Akiyama.  Kawada & Taue were pretty nasty here. I particularly liked the knee drop Kawada did to the area on Kobashi's head Vader had bloodied. Fans got into it when Akiyama made the hot tag. They probably should have shown this whole match. It was technically good throughout and became highly dramatic with so many nice near falls, but I never quite had the feel for the overall quality. That said, if I were to guess I'd say it was an excellent match. Kobashi & Akiyama win titles.

1/15/99 Yokohama Bunka Taiikukan:  Kenta Kobashi vs.Vader. Read Review. ****

1/15/99 Yokohama Bunka Taiikukan World Junior Heavyweight Title:  Yoshinari Ogawa vs. Masahito Kakihara. Read Review. ****1/2

1/16/99 Tokyo Korakuen Hall Asia Tag Titles:  Tamon Honda & Jun Izumida vs. Hayabusa & Jinsei Shinzaki. Some nice moves, but that was the be all and end all because only one team could give you anything good. It was a fun match when Hayabusa & Shinzaki were on offense, highlighted by an awesome swandive body press over the guard rail by Hayabusa. On the other hand, it was really boring when Honda & Izumida were on offense. Shinzaki did a sick blade job early on, but it pretty much only provided shock value. Hayabusa & Shinzaki deserve a lot of credit for making this worthwhile, but it was still over 23 minutes of things happening for little if any rhyme or reason. ***

AJ TV 2/21/99 & AJW Athena 3/99
-1hr 55min. Q=1st Gen

AJ Pro Wrestling 30 2/21/99

Jumbo Tsuruta retirement-career highlights

AJW ATHENA AJW vs. LLPW taped 3/10/99 Tokyo Yoyogi Taiikukan 2

AJW vs. LLPW SCRAMBLE 8: Manami Toyota & Takako Inoue & Kumiko Maekawa & Momoe Nakanishi vs. Rumi Kazama & Noriyo Tateno & Harley Saito & Kurenai Yasha

AJ Tag Titles: Miho Wakizawa & Kayo Noumi vs. Keiko Aono & Megumi Sato

Nanae Takahashi & Miyuki Fujii vs. Carol Midori & Sayori Okino (G-MAX)

Judo Jacket Match: Kaoru Ito vs. Junko Yagi

Lumberjack Match: ZAP T vs. Eagle Sawai (G-MAX)

WWWA World Single Title: Shinobu Kandori vs. Yumiko Hotta

AJ TV 3/7/99
-30min. Q=1st Gen

AJ Pro Wrestling 3/7/99 '99 Excite Series taped 3/6 Tokyo Nippon Budokan

Triple Crown Decision Match: Vader vs. Akira Taue

Jumbo Tsuruta retirement ceremony

 

NJ TV 3/20/99 & 3/14/99
-1hr 35min. Q=1st Gen

NJ World Pro Wrestling 3/20/99 HYPER BATTLE '99 taped 3/17 Hiroshima Sun Plaza

Kazuo Yamazaki & Yuji Nagata vs. Keiji Muto & Satoshi Kojima

Tatsumi Fujinami vs. Don Frye

Kensuke Sasaki & Shiro Koshinaka & Manabu Nakanishi vs. Masa Chono & NWO Sting & AKIRA

IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title: Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Koji Kanemoto. Kanemoto wins title

AJ Pro Wrestling 30 3/14/99 '99 Excite Series taped 3/6 Tokyo Nippon Budokan

World Tag Titles: Kenta Kobashi & Jun Akiyama vs. Mitsuharu Misawa & Yoshinari Ogawa. ****1/4

AJ TV 3/14/99
& AJ TV 3/28/99
- 1hr. Q=Near Perfect 1st Gen

AJ World Pro Wrestling 3/14/99 '99 Excite Series taped 3/6 Tokyo Nippon Budokan

Sekai Tag Senshukenjiai: Kenta Kobashi & Jun Akiyama vs. Mitsuharu Misawa & Yoshinari Ogawa. ****1/4

AJ World Pro Wrestling 3/28/99 '99 Champion Carnival taped 3/26 Tokyo Korakuen Hall

Vader & Johnny Ace & Maunakea Mossman vs. Gary Albright & Takao Omori & Yoshihiro Takayama. Less than two minutes of the match is shown. Post match was "wild and crazy" by AJ standards.

Champion Carnival Koshiksen: Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Jinsei Shinzaki. ***

Champion Carnival Koshiksen: Jun Akiyama vs. Akira Taue. ***1/4

All Japan '99 Excite Series Commercial Tape
-2hr 15min.  Q=Master. 2 DVDs

3/6 Tokyo Nippon Budokan

Sankan Heavykyu Oza Ketteisen: Akira Taue vs. Vader

Sekai Tag Senshuken: Kenta Kobashi & Jun Akiyama vs. Mitsuharu Misawa & Yoshinari Ogawa

Jumbo Tsuruta Intai Ceremony

2/13/99 Tokyo Korakuen Hall, Asia Tag Senshuken: Tamon Honda & Jun Izumida vs. Hayabusa & Jinsei Shinzaki

AJ TV 4/4/99 & 4/11/99 & 4/18/99
-1hr 40min. Q=1st Gen

AJ Pro Wrestling 30 4/4/99 '99 Champion Carnival

3/28/99 Nagoya Aichi-ken Taiikukan

'99 Champion Carnival League Sen (match): Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Vader

4/3/99 Tokushima Shi Taiikukan

'99 Champion Carnival League Sen: Jun Akiyama vs. Johnny Ace

'99 Champion Carnival League Sen: Takao Omori vs. Vader

'99 Champion Carnival League Sen: Akira Taue vs. Gary Albright

AJ Pro Wrestling 30 4/11/99

4/4/99 Hiroshima

'99 Champion Carnival League Sen: Kenta Kobashi vs. Jun Akiyama

'99 Champion Carnival League Sen: Vader vs. Gary Albright

'99 Champion Carnival League Sen: Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Takao Omori

4/8/99 Osaka Furitsu Taiikukaikan

'99 Champion Carnival League Sen: Kenta Kobashi vs. Vader

AJ Pro Wrestling 30 4/18/99 '99 Champion Carnival taped 4/16 Tokyo Nippon Budokan

'99 Champion Carnival Final: Kenta Kobashi vs. Vader. Vader wins Carnival.

Giant Baba Funeral

AJPW Mitsuharu Misawa ~Green Ark 2~ DVD Box Set
-14hr 10min. Q=Perfect. 10 DVDs

Disc #1 & 2

6/5/86: Jumbo Tsuruta & Genichiro Tenryu & Tiger Mask vs. Riki Choshu & Yoshiaki Yatsu & Kuniaki Kobayashi

7/31/86: Tiger Mask vs. Great Kabuki

7/3/87: Stan Hansen & Ted Dibiase vs. Jumbo Tsuruta & Tiger Mask 13:11

7/19/87: Tiger Mask vs. Ted Dibiase 4:50

1/2/88: Tiger Mask vs. Curt Hennig 11:20

3/8/89: Tiger Mask vs. Ricky Steamboat 13:47

5/17/90: Mitsuharu Misawa/Kenta Kobashi vs. Davey Boy Smith & Johnny Smith

7/27/90: Stan Hansen vs. Mitsuharu Misawa 16:16

1/26/91: Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Akira Taue 7:24

Disc #3 & 4

2/26/91: Terry Gordy & Steve Williams vs. Mitsuharu Misawa & Toshiaki Kawada 21:17

4/18/91: Jumbo Tsuruta vs. Mitsuharu Misawa 23:17

4/20/91: Jumbo Tsuruta & Akira Taue & Masa Fuchi vs. Mitsuharu Misawa & Toshiaki Kawada & Kenta Kobashi 48:30

6/1/91: Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Terry Gordy 13:08

4/2/92: Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Jumbo Tsuruta

Disc #5 & 6

6/5/92: Jumbo Tsuruta & Akira Taue vs. Mitsuharu Misawa & Kenta Kobashi 27:12

4/21/93: Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Stan Hansen 26:11

7/29/93: Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Toshiaki Kawada 25:53

10/22/94: Mitsuharu Misawa & Stan Hansen vs. Akira Taue & Kenta Kobashi

7/24/95: Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Toshiaki Kawada 24:16

Disc #7 & 8

10/25/95: Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Kenta Kobashi 35:51

5/23/96: Mitsuharu Misawa & Jun Akiyama vs. Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue 27:26

6/6/97: Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Toshiaki Kawada 31:22

11/27/97: Mitsuharu Misawa & Jun Akiyama vs. Hayabusa & Jinsei Shinzaki 21:34

4/18/98: Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Jun Akiyama 22:05

3/28/99: Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Vader 10:52

Disc #9 & 10

6/11/99: Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Kenta Kobashi 43:40

7/23/99: Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Toshiaki Kawada 21:58

9/4/99: Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Yoshihiro Takayama 18:11

9/4/99: Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Vader 7:21

1/9/00: Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Hiroshi Hase 24:42

4/15/00: Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Yoshinari Ogawa 13:21

AJ Hour 5/28/99 '99 Champion Carnival taped 4/3/99 Tokushima Shi Taiikukan
& AJ Hour 6/4/99 '99 Champion Carnival taped 4/4/99 Hiroshima
-2hr. Q=Ex

AJ Hour 5/28/99

'99 Champion Carnival League Sen: Jun Akiyama vs. Johnny Ace

'99 Champion Carnival League Sen: Akira Taue vs. Gary Albright

Mitsuharu Misawa & Yoshinari Ogawa & Masahito Kakihara vs. Kenta Kobashi & Jinsei Shinzaki & Kentaro Shiga

AJ Hour 6/4/99

4/3/99 Tokushima Shi Taiikukan, '99 Champion Carnival League Sen: Takao Omori vs. Vader

'99 Champion Carnival League Sen: Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Takao Omori

'99 Champion Carnival League Sen: Vader vs. Gary Albright

'99 Champion Carnival League Sen: Kenta Kobashi vs. Jun Akiyama

AJ '99 Champion Carnival Special Highlight Commercial Tape
-1hr 45min. Q=Master

Highlights of league matches

4/16/99 Tokyo Nippon Budokan '99 Champion Carnival Yushoketteisen: Kenta Kobashi vs. Vader

NJ TV 5/8/99 & AJ 5/9/99
-1hr 20min. Q=1st Gen

NJ World Pro Wrestling 5/8/99 STRONG ENERGY 1999 taped 4/24 Beppu Peekon Plaza

Masa Chono & Don Frye & AKIRA vs. Keiji Muto & Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima

Tadao Yasuda & Kazuyuki Fujita vs. Tatsu Goto & Michiyoshi Ohara

Jushin Thunder Liger & Kendo Ka Shin vs. Koji Kanemoto & Tatsuhito Takaiwa

taped 5/3/99 Fukuoka Kokusai Center

IWGP Tag Titles: Kensuke Sasaki & Shiro Koshinaka vs. Kazuo Yamazaki & Yuji Nagata

AJ Pro Wrestling 5/9/99 Giant Baba Intai IN Tokyo Dome Special taped 5/2 Tokyo Dome

Toshiaki Kawada vs. Hiroshi Hase

AJ Pro Wrestling 5/16/99
-30min. Q=1st Gen

 

AJ Pro Wrestling 5/16/99 Giant Baba Intai IN Tokyo Dome Special taped 5/2 Tokyo Dome

Yoshinari Ogawa & Masahito Kakihara & Maunakea Mossman vs. The Great Sasuke & Hayabusa & Tiger Mask

AJPW & NOAH Mitsuharu Misawa ~Green Ark~ DVD Box Set
-17hr 35min. Q=Perfect. 12 DVDs

Disk One AJPW:

4/22/83: Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Shiro Koshinaka

8/26/84 Tiger Mask II (debut): Tiger Mask vs. La Fiera

6/21/85: Tiger Mask vs. Kuniaki Kobayashi

11/27/85: Tiger Mask vs. Dynamite Kid

3/13/86: Tiger Mask vs. Riki Choshu

6/1/86: Tiger Mask vs. Genichiro Tenryu

3/9/88: Tiger Mask vs. Jumbo Tsuruta

5/14/90: Tiger Mask II & Toshiaki Kawada vs. Yoshikai Yatsu & Samson Fuyuki. Tiger unmasks

6/8/90: Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Jumbo Tsuruta

Disc Two:

7/24/91: Mitsuharu Misawa & Toshiaki Kawada vs. Terry Gordy & Steve Williams

9/4/91: Mitsuharu Misawa & Toshiaki Kawada vs. Jumbo Tsuruta & Akira Taue

8/22/92: Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Stan Hansen

10/21/92: Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Toshiaki Kawada

3/5/94: Mitsuharu Misawa & Kenta Kobashi vs. Giant Baba & Stan Hansen

Disc Three:

6/3/94: Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Toshiaki Kawada

7/28/94: Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Steve Williams

4/15/95: Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Akira Taue

12/9/95: Mitsuharu Misawa & Kenta Kobashi vs. Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue

10/21/97: Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Kenta Kobashi

Disc Four:

1/26/98: Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Jun Akiyama

5/1/98: Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Toshiaki Kawada

10/31/98: Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Kenta Kobashi

5/2/99: Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Vader

8/25/99: Mitsuharu Misawa & Yoshinari Ogawa vs. Takao Omori & Yoshihiro Takayama

Disc Five NOAH:

8/5/00: Mitsuharu Misawa & Akira Taue vs. Kenta Kobashi & Jun Akiyama

12/23/00: Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Vader

1/13/01: Mitsuharu Misawa & Yoshinari Ogawa vs. Shinya Hashimoto & Alexander Otsuka

4/15/01: Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Yoshihiro Takayama

4/7/02: Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Kodo Fuyuki

1/10/03: Mitsuharu Misawa & Masahiro Chono vs. Kenta Kobashi & Akira Taue

1/10/04: Mitsuharu Misawa & Yoshinari Ogawa vs. Yuji Nagata & Hiroshi Tanahashi

Disc Six:

7/10/04: Mitsuharu Misawa & Yoshinari Ogawa vs. Keiji Mutoh & Taiyo Kea

1/8/05: Mitsuharu Misawa & Takeshi Rikio vs. Genichiro Tenryu & Shiro Koshinaka

7/18/05: Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Toshiaki Kawada

12/10/06: Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Naomichi Marufuji

11/3/07: Mitsuharu Misawa vs. KENTA

5/6/09: Mitsuharu Misawa & Go Shiosaki vs. Kensuke Sasaki & Takeshi Morishima

6/4/09: Mitsuharu Misawa & Yoshinari Ogawa & Masao Inoue vs. Bison Smith & Akitoshi Saito & Bobby Fish

AJ G+ Classics 6/12/17 Giant Baba Retirement 5.2 Tokyo Dome 5/2/99 Tokyo Dome
-4hr 25min. Q=Master. 3 DVDs

Tsuyoshi Kikuchi & Naomichi Marufuji vs. Gran Naniwa & Makoto Hashi

Satoru Asako & Takeshi Morishima vs. Kentaro Shiga & Yoshinobu Kanemaru

Rusher Kimura & Mitsuo Momota & Masao Inoue vs. Giant Kimala & Haruka Eigen & Jun Izumida

Johnny Smith & Masanobu Fuchi & Tamon Honda vs. Gedo & Koji Nakagawa & Yukihiro Kanemura

Yoshinari Ogawa & Maunakea Mossman & Masahito Kakihara vs. Hayabusa & The Great Sasuke & Tiger Mask 30:00

Giant Baba Intai: Giant Baba & The Destroyer vs. Bruno Sammartino & Gene Kiniski. Not a match. Clips of Baba wrestling these guys are played on the video wall and they have a retirement ceremony

Akira Taue & Stan Hansen & Steve Williams vs. Gary Albright & Takao Omori & Yoshihiro Takayama

Toshiaki Kawada vs. Hiroshi Hase 20:55. Kawada was returning from breaking his arm winning the Triple Crown against Misawa on 1/22/99, wrestling in a soft cast he constantly fooled with, & Hase hadn't wrestled in almost as long due to political commitments, so this wasn't the ideal time for the 1st meeting between two of the all-time great heavyweights. Nonetheless, while they didn't tear the house down like they could have under more ideal circumstances (in a main event title match, with Hase having actually beaten at least 1 wrestler of note in AJ), this was a smart, simple but effective match that's certainly fun for Kawada fans. They started with a typical Kawada fierce striking exchange, full on intensity from the opening bell, but after a few strikes Kawada "couldn't" fire back because of the right arm. Though this was a great story point from a master storyteller, it's also true that Kawada did rush back for the Tokyo Dome, and only managed to wrestle 11 more matches in 1999, though a subsequent eye injury also played a big part in that. They quickly established that Hase was able to play more or less even in standup because, although Kawada is the much better striker, his striking game was somewhat compromised, but Hase had a huge advantage on the ground because he's the master technician. I loved how Hase shifted his more puro style technical game into something more shoot oriented for Kawada, but despite it being somewhat understandable given AJ never lets anyone win with a submission, it was epically frustrating that the crowd was dead while Hase was working the bad arm with the V1 armlock & Kimura, as that should have at least gotten some sort of heel heat or reaction to him being "opportunistic". The crowd really sucked for this match in general, reacting to things that could have been excluded such as Hase kicking out at 1, but not the actual story of the match, and I think that's the main reason it's been underrated. This was a serious match, and they did the match you'd expect given Kawada's return. It should have went over much better, but Kawada wasn't getting underdog or gutsy face reactions & Hase wasn't getting any reaction to his tactics. The crowd just reacted to the known, the giant swing, the powerbomb, the signature spots, and I suppose that's understandable given Tokyo Dome shows are mostly casual/passing/sort of fans, but that's not what this match was about at all, it was about the unknown, which is whether Kawada's arm would hold up, and if he was healthy enough to beat Hase despite being compromised. You aren't supposed to win your return match, so this was the perfect time for AJ to pull the trigger on giving Hase a big win to set up actually being able to do something meaningful for him, or hell even just having Kawada get the win back once or twice when he was actually recovered so they'd have a chance at a proper series, but instead they had Hase dominate until he semi knocked himself out when Kawada half countered his uranage, leading to Kawada quickly finishing him off. ***1/2

Kenta Kobashi & Jun Akiyama & Jinsei Shinzaki vs. Johnny Ace & Animal Warrior & Hawk Warrior 17:37

Triple Crown Heavyweight Title Match: Vader vs. Mitsuharu Misawa 18:07. A nice spectacle that played well for a simplistic crowd, but the match would have been a lot more dramatic if the storytelling wasn't so uninspiring. Vader dragged Misawa into a striking brawl, and that's a very bad place for Misawa to be, as Vader simply has too much size to be exchanging with. Though Vader throws in a number of impressive high impact moves highlighted by the powerbomb on the floor, his strikes generally are not that stiff compared to even what he'd do in big matches earlier in the decade against Sting or Cactus Jack, much less Antonio Inoki or Nobuhiko Takada. After getting methodically destroyed like a Saturday morning jobber for the 1st half of the match, Misawa finally ducked a lariat & made a hot comeback with his elbows. Vader hit a Big Van splash off the apron earlier, so Misawa throws in a slingshot body press to the floor to match him. Though Misawa's sequence is much more dynamic than Vader's, and the crowd really starts rocking when he's able to German suplex the big man, the biggest downside of the match is there's very little interplay. Vader has a huge run to start, Misawa has a nice sprint of offense, then Vader comes back with a huge released German & a series of big power moves that could be the finish. By the time Misawa gets his second bit of offense in after Vader misses his moonsault then gets cut off on the top, we're already down to the last couple minutes of the match. I get that Misawa winning with elbows is a more logical place to be given that someone would probably get injured if Misawa was trying to hoist Vader up & drop him on his head, but they never figured out how to transition from the logical Vader outstriking Misawa to Misawa knocking Vader out with the trusty elbow. Misawa was consistently using elbows during his very inconsistent runs of offense, but the first comeback was using the elbows to set up him beating Vader with speed & athleticism, which was the winning strategy. I would have liked to have seen more of that even if he was going to ultimately win with the elbow in a KO after just being too athletic & conditioned for the big guy , rather than basically just getting mauled all night then what didn't work before suddenly works because I don't really know other than it's the Baba "Retirement", so obviously the native top star has to take the title from the foreign monster. In any case, this started Misawa's 5th, what no one expected at the time, final TC run. ***1/2

AJ Giant Baba Intai 5.2 Tokyo Dome VOL. 1 & 2 Commercial Tapes 5/2/99 Tokyo Dome
-4hr 20min. Q=Master. 3 DVDs

Triple Crown: Vader vs. Mitsuharu Misawa

Giant Baba Intai: Giant Baba & The Destroyer vs. Bruno Sammartino & Gene Kiniski. Not a match. Clips of Baba wrestling these guys are played on the video wall and they have a retirement ceremony

Yoshinari Ogawa & Maunakea Mossman & Masahito Kakihara vs. Hayabusa & The Great Sasuke & Tiger Mask

Rusher Kimura & Mitsuo Momota & Masao Inoue vs. Giant Kimala & Haruka Eigen & Jun Izumida

Tsuyoshi Kikuchi & Naomichi Marufuji vs. Gran Naniwa & Makoto Hashi

Kenta Kobashi & Jun Akiyama & Jinsei Shinzaki vs. Johnny Ace & Animal Warrior & Hawk Warrior

Toshiaki Kawada vs. Hiroshi Hase

Akira Taue & Stan Hansen & Steve Williams vs. Gary Albright & Takao Omori & Yoshihiro Takayama

Johnny Smith & Tamon Honda & Masa Fuchi vs. Koji Nakagawa & Yukihiro Kanemura & Gedo

Satoru Asako & Takeshi Morishima vs. Kentaro Shiga & Yoshinobu Kanemaru

AJ TV 6/6/99
-25min. Q=1st Gen

AJ Pro Wrestling 6/6/99 '99 Super Power Series taped 6/4 Sapporo Nakajima Taiiku Center

Sayonara Sapporo Nakajima Taiiku Center ? Jiai: Mitsuharu Misawa & Akira Taue vs. Toshiaki Kawada & Kenta Kobashi. 4 star range.

Asia Tag Senshukenjiai: Hayabusa & Jinsei Shinzaki vs. Takao Omori & Yoshihiro Takayama. Great heat. This looked like an excellent match, but I can't even comprehend how anyone could try to rate a match when only 5:27 out of 27:11 aired. Omori & Takayama win titles.

AJ TV 5/30/93
& AJ TV 6/20/99
-1hr. Q=1st Gen/1st Gen

AJ Pro Wrestling 5/30/93 '93 Super Power Series taped 5/21 Sapporo Nakajima Taiiku Center

Junior Heavykyu Senshukenjiai: Masa Fuchi vs. Danny Kroffat. Looked like a hot match, but only 2 minutes shown. Kroffat wins title.

Toshiaki Kawada vs. Steve Williams. Brutal match. Looked excellent, but only 6 minutes shown.

Triple Crown: Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Stan Hansen. Hansen wrestled smart, but is old and doesn't have great stamina. He used his brawling spots to injure Misawa's arm. Then, he was able to rest by doing submissions to the arm that weren't seen as resting because they advanced the match. The psychology and utilization of the spots were among the strong points, but Misawa should have won with the facelock. He used that move 5 times, all deep in the match where they could have been the finish.the fans here still reacted to it but it's no wonder how the move lost all it's heat.

AJ Pro Wrestling 30 6/20/99

6/11 Tokyo Nippon Budokan Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue vs. Takao Omori & Yoshihiro Takayama. Kawada brought his A game and did a great job of carrying Takayama. Taue even did a good job with Takayama. The fans were going nuts so the match seemed even better than it was. It looked like it could be excellent, but in unedited form, very good might be a stretch.

6/9 Sendai Miyagi-ken Sports Center Sekai Tag Senshukenjiai: Kenta Kobashi & Jun Akiyama vs. Johnny Ace & Bart Gunn. Ace & Gunn win titles. **1/2

6/11 Tokyo Nippon Budokan: Jun Akiyama vs. Johnny Ace. Akiyama came out like a house of fire and the pace never slowed down. The fans bought Akiyama's near falls before the 2 minute mark because they were working so fast and the moves were his big ones. Akiyama looked really good and raised the level of Ace's work, but Ace still wasn't that impressive. Although this was a hot match, it was so short that there really wasn't anything to it. *1/2

& AJ TV 6/27/99
& AJ TV 7/4/99
-1hr. Q=1st Gen

AJ Pro Wrestling 6/27/99 '99 Super Power Series

6/9 Miyagi-ken Sports Center

Sekai Junior Heavykyu Senshukenjiai: Yoshinari Ogawa vs. Kentaro Shiga. ***3/4

Mitsuharu Misawa & Jinsei Shinzaki vs. Vader & Maunakea Mossman. ***1/4

6/11 Tokyo Nippon Budokan: Vader vs. Bart Gunn. *1/2

6/4 Sapporo Nakajima Taiiku Center: Jun Akiyama vs. Masahito Kakihara. 3 minutes shown

AJ Pro Wrestling 7/4/99 '99 Summer Action Series taped 7/4 Tokyo Korakuen Hall

Mitsuharu Misawa & Masahito Kakihara vs. Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue. **1/4

Kenta Kobashi & Kentaro Shiga vs. Takao Omori & Yoshihiro Takayama. **1/2

Vader vs. Jinsei Shinzaki. *1/2

AJ Hour #78 7/10/99 '99 Super Power Series taped 6/9 Sendai Miyagi-ken Sports Center
-1hr 25min. Q=TV Master

note: the first 4 matches are edited down to 4+ minutes

Masahito Kakihara & Masamichi Marufuji vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Makoto Hashi

Giant Kimala & Tamon Honda vs. Wolf Hawkfield & George Hines

Rusher Kimura & Mitsuo Momota & Satoru Asako vs. Masa Fuchi & Haruka Eigen & Tsuyoshi Kikuchi

Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue & Jun Izumida vs. Takao Omori & Yoshihiro Takayama & Masao Inoue

Vader & Maunakea Mossman vs. Mitsuharu Misawa & Jinsei Shinzaki. ***1/4

Sekai Junior Heavykyu Senshukenjiai: Yoshinari Ogawa vs. Kentaro Shiga. ***3/4

Sekai Tag Senshukenjiai: Kenta Kobashi & Jun Akiyama vs. Johnny Ace & Bart Gunn. Ace & Gunn win titles. **1/2

All Japan Hour #84 Giant Baba Tribute & Memorial 8/21/99
& AJ Hour #79 7/17/99 '99 Super Power Series taped 6/11/99 Tokyo Nippon Budokan
-3hr 55min. Q=TV Master. 2 DVDs

This show was basically broken up into three sections. In the first and third section, the five guys in the studio (who include Kobashi & Momota) discuss Baba's career. In the long middle section, they feature some of Baba's most famous matches. They only showed parts of seven different matches (between 4-12 minutes of each), so they don't really give you a feel of the path his career was taking. It was more like a recommended match list, except they leaned more toward notable events (ie Baba winning a major title) than great matchdes. The most noticable difference was in his athleticism, it seemed a lot worse in the matches after the Robinson match.

8/14/67 Osaka Kyujo Toksetsu (specially installed) Ring 2/3 Falls International Heavykyu Senshukenjiai: Giant Baba vs. Gene Kiniski. The one hour time limit expired during the deciding fall, so they went an extra 5 minutes, but it still wound up being a draw.

10/9/73 Tokyo Kuramae Kokugikan 2/3 Falls International Tag Senshuken Jiai: Dory Funk Jr. & Terry Funk vs. Giant Baba & Tomomi Tsuruta. Another hour draw.

12/21/74 Kagoshima-ken Taiikukan 2/3 Falls NWA Sekai Heavykyu Senshukenjiai: Jack Brisco vs. Giant Baba. Baba wins title.

7/24/76 Tokyo Kuramae Kokugikan 2/3 Falls PWF Heavykyu Senshuken Jiai: Giant Baba vs. Billy Robinson. Robinson was able to get some quality wrestling (for the time period) out of Baba.

10/31/79 Nagoya Aichi-ken Taiikukan NWA Sekai Heavykyu Senshuken Jiai: Giant Baba vs. Harley Race. Double juice. Baba wins the title.

2/4/82 Tokyo Taiikukan PWF Heavykyu Senshukenjiai: Giant Baba vs. Stan Hansen. This really lacked stiffness, particularly Baba's pitiful chops. They brawled on the floor for a count out. Hansen continued attacking Baba, taking out the undercarders that tried to stop him, until Baba finally knocked him to the floor with a boot to the head.

Mitsuharu Misawa & Kenta Kobashi vs. Stan Hansen & Giant Baba. The best match on the tape. Baba was really washed up by this point, but he wrestled seriously and Misawa & Kobashi took it to him (although you could see they were being really careful with him). Even in the edited down version, you could tell Hansen was really carrying the team. A strong heated contest. The fans went nuts when Kobashi moonsaulted Baba, but Misawa wound up scoring the major win, pinning Baba with a better (diving) version of Baba's famous neckbreaker drop.

Finally, they showed Baba's "retirement match" from the 5/2/99 Tokyo Dome show.

#79

Jun Izumida & Masao Inoue vs. Satoru Asako & Takeshi Morishima 7:55

Wolf Hawkfield & George Hines vs. Giant Kimala II & Maunukea Mossman 12:09

Rusher Kimura & Mitsuo Momota & Tamon Honda vs. Masa Fuchi & Haruka Eigen & Tsuyoshi Kikuchi 11:30

Yoshinari Ogawa & Masahito Kakihara & Masamichi Marufuji vs. Jinsei Shinzaki & Kentaro Shiga & Yoshinobu Kanemaru 13:19

Takao Omori & Yoshihiro Takayama vs. Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue 16:06

AJ Hour #80 7/24/99 '99 Super Power Series taped 6/11/99 Tokyo Nippon Budokan
1hr 15min. Q=TV Master

Jun Akiyama vs. Johnny Ace

Vader vs. Bart Gunn

Triple Crown: Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Kenta Kobashi

AJ '99 Super Power Series Commercial Tape
-3hr. Q=Near Perfect 1st Gen. 2 DVDs

6/11/99 Tokyo Nippon Budokan, Sankan Heavykyu Senshukenjiai: Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Kenta Kobashi

6/4/99 Sapporo Nakajima Taiiku Center

Sayonara Sapporo Nakajima Taiiku Center Kinen Jiai: Mitsuharu Misawa & Akira Taue vs. Toshiaki Kawada & Kenta Kobashi

Asia Tag Senshukenjiai: Hayabusa & Jinsei Shinzaki vs. Takao Omori & Yoshihiro Takayama

6/9/99 Sendai Miyagi-ken Sports Center

Sekai Tag Senshukenjiai: Kenta Kobashi & Jun Akiyama vs. Johnny Ace & Bart Gunn. Ace & Gunn win titles.

Sekai Junior Heavykyu Senshukenjiai: Yoshinari Ogawa vs. Kentaro Shiga

6/11/99 Tokyo Nippon Budokan

Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue vs. Takao Omori & Yoshihiro Takayama

*I have a very limited quantity of additional 1st Gen SP copies of this two tape set*

All Japan Hour #81 7/31/99 '99 Summer Action Series taped 7/4 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
-1hr 25min. Q=TV Master

Tsuyoshi Kikuchi vs. Takeshi Morishima. **

Johnny Ace & Bart Gunn & Johnny Smith vs. Gary Albright & Pierre & Maunakea Mossman. *

Jun Akiyama & Yoshinobu Kanemaru vs. Yoshinari Ogawa & Naomichi Marufuji. ***1/4

Takao Omori & Yoshihiro Takayama vs. Kenta Kobashi & Kentaro Shiga. **1/2

Vader vs. Jinsei Shinzaki. *1/4

Mitsuharu Misawa & Masahito Kakihara vs. Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue. **1/4

AJ Hour #82 8/7/99
-1hr 15min. Q=TV Master

AJ Hour #82 8/7/99 taped 7/7 Toyama Sangyo Tenjikan Techno Hall

Jun Akiyama vs. Pierre. **1/4

Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue & Tamon Honda vs. Johnny Ace & Bart Gunn & Johnny Smith. *3/4

Yoshihiro Takayama vs. Masahito Kakihara. I might be overrating this a tad, but Kakihara is awesome here. Of course, you'd have to be to get a good singles match out of Takayama. ***1/4

Gary Albright & Takao Omori vs. Vader & Maunakea Mossman. **1/4

Mitsuharu Misawa & Yoshinari Ogawa vs. Kenta Kobashi & Kentaro Shiga. ***3/4

AJ '99 Summer Action Series Commercial Tape
-2hr 20min. Q=Master

7/16/99 Chiba Matsuda Shi Undo Koen Taiikukan: Johnny Ace & Bart Gunn & Johnny Smith vs. Gary Albright & Takao Omori & Yoshihiro Takayama

7/23/99 Tokyo Nippon Budokan

Sekai Tag Senshukenjiai: Johnny Ace & Bart Gunn vs. Takao Omori & Yoshihiro Takayama. Omori & Takayama win titles.

Sankan (triple crown) Heavykyu Senshukenjiai: Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Toshiaki Kawada

Vader & Gary Albright vs. Kenta Kobashi & Jun Akiyama

7/16/99 Chiba Matsuda Shi Undo Koen Taiikukan (showdown) Untouchable vs. Burning Single Taiketsu

Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Kentaro Shiga

Masahito Kakihara vs. Kenta Kobashi

Yoshinari Ogawa vs. Jun Akiyama

7/17/99 Tokyo Korakuen Hall: Toshiaki Kawada vs. Yoshihiro Takayama

All Japan Hour #83 8/14/99 '99 Summer Action Series taped 7/16 Chiba Matsudo Shi Undo Koen Taiikukan
-1hr 10min. Q=TV Master

Yoshinobu Kanemaru vs. Naomichi Marufuji. **

Rusher Kimura & Mitsuo Momota & Makoto Hashi vs. Masa Fuchi & Haruka Eigen & Tsuyoshi Kikuchi. *1/2

Masao Inoue vs. Pierre. *

Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue vs. Vader & Maunakea Mossman. ***

Gary Albright & Takao Omori & Yoshihiro Takayama vs. Johnny Ace & Bart Gunn & Johnny Smith. *1/2

All Japan Hour #85 8/28/99 '99 Summer Action Series taped 7/17 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
-1hr 20min. Q=TV Master

Akira Taue & Takeshi Morishima vs. Johnny Smith & Pierre. *1/2

Jun Akiyama & Kentaro Shiga vs. Johnny Ace & Bart Gunn. ***1/4

Gary Albright & Takao Omori vs. Vader & Maunakea Mossman. *3/4

Mitsuharu Misawa & Yoshinari Ogawa vs. Kenta Kobashi & Kentaro Shiga. **

Toshiaki Kawada vs. Yoshihiro Takayama. Takayama is counted out after Kawada kicks him in the face. *1/2

All Japan Hour #86 9/4/99 '99 Summer Action Series taped 7/18 Messe Akishima
-1hr 20min. Q=TV Master

Johnny Smith vs. Jinsei Shinzaki. **1/2

Gary Albright & Takao Omori & Yoshihiro Takayama vs. Johnny Ace & Bart Gunn & Maunakea Mossman. *1/2

Mitsuharu Misawa & Yoshinari Ogawa & Masahito Kakihara & Naomichi Marufuji vs. Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue & Masao Inoue & Makoto Hashi. ***

Vader & Pierre vs. Kenta Kobashi & Jun Akiyama. ***1/4

All Japan Hour #87 9/11/99 '99 Summer Action Series taped 8/22 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
-1hr 15min. Q=TV Master

Makoto Hashi vs. Satoru Asako. *1/2

Akira Taue & Toshiaki Kawada & Hiroshi Hase vs. Johnny Ace & Mike Burton & George Hines. *1/4

Kenta Kobashi & Jun Akiyama & Kentaro Shiga & Yoshinobu Kanemaru vs. Mitsuharu Misawa & Yoshinari Ogawa & Masahito Kakihara & Naomichi Marufuji. ***1/2

All Japan Hour #88 9/18/99 '99 Summer Action Series taped 8/22 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
-1hr 20min. Q=TV Master

Scorpio vs. Masao Inoue. *

Masa Fuchi & Haruka Eigen & Jun Izumida vs. Rusher Kimura & Mitsuo Momota & Takeshi Morishima. -*1/2

Tsuyoshi Kikuchi vs. Jinsei Shinzaki. *

Vader & The Gladiator & Maunakea Mossman vs. Gary Albright & Takao Omori & Yoshihiro Takayama. Gladiator didn't paint his face. *

AJ Hour #89 9/25/99 '99 Summer Action Series II taped 8/28/99 Wakayama Kenritsu Taiikukan
-1hr 25min. Q=TV Master

Naomichi Marufuji vs. Makoto Hashi. The first 10 minutes are really basic, but it gets pretty good after that with Marufuji doing his flying spots including a springboard plancha. *1/4

Masa Fuchi & Haruka Eigen & Tsuyoshi Kikuchi vs. Rusher Kimura & Mitsuo Momota & Takeshi Morishima. -*

Tamon Honda vs. Mike Burton. Honda found a way to be worse than even Burton. 1/4*

Kenta Kobashi & Jun Akiyama & Kentaro Shiga vs. Mitsuharu Misawa & Yoshinari Ogawa & Masahito Kakihara. This is one of those matches that should be **** because these guys certainly have that kind of talent if not more, but they just don't put the effort into the early portion. **1/2

All Japan Hour #90 10/2/99 '99 Summer Action Series II taped 8/28 Wakayama Kenritsu Taiikukan
-1hr 15min. Q=TV Master

Yoshinobu Kanemaru vs. Satoru Asako. **1/2

Hiroshi Hase & Jinsei Shinzaki vs. The Gladiator & Maunakea Mossman. **1/2

Akira Taue & Jun Izumida & Masao Inoue vs. Vader & Gary Albright & Scorpio. *1/4

Johnny Ace & George Hines vs. Takao Omori & Yoshihiro Takayama. *1/2

All Japan Hour #91 10/9/99 '99 Summer Action Series II taped 8/29 Osaka Chou Taiikukan
-1hr 10min. Q=TV Master

Tsuyoshi Kikuchi & Yoshinobu Kanemaru vs. Satoru Asako & Naomichi Marufuji. **1/2

Yoshinari Ogawa vs. George Hines. *1/2

Akira Taue & Masao Inoue vs. Takao Omori & Yoshihiro Takayama. *1/4

Mitsuharu Misawa & Masahito Kakihara vs. Vader & Scorpio. **1/2

All Japan Hour #92 10/16/99 '99 Summer Action Series II taped 8/29 Osaka Chou Taiikukan
-1hr 15min. Q=TV Master

Rusher Kimura & Mitsuo Momota & Makoto Hashi vs. Masa Fuchi & Haruka Eigen & Jun Izumida. **

Gary Albright vs. Takeshi Morishima. *

The Gladiator vs. Jinsei Shinzaki. ***

Kenta Kobashi & Jun Akiyama & Kentaro Shiga vs. Johnny Ace & Mike Burton & Maunakea Mossman. *3/4

All Japan Hour #93 10/23/99 '99 Summer Action Series taped 9/4 Tokyo Nippon Budokan
-1hr 40min. Q=TV Master

Hiroshi Hase vs. Akira Taue. **1/4

Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Yoshihiro Takayama. ***1/4

Kenta Kobashi vs. The Gladiator. ***3/4

Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Vader. **1/2

Jun Akiyama vs. Takao Omori. ***1/4

AJ Hour #94 10/30/99 taped 9/18 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
-1hr 25min. Q=TV Master

Yoshinari Ogawa vs. Yoshihiro Takayama

Kentaro Shiga vs. Masa Fuchi

Kenta Kobashi & Naomichi Marufuji vs. Takao Omori & Makoto Hashi

Akira Taue & Masahito Kakihara vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Takeshi Morishima

Mitsuharu Misawa & Satoru Asako vs. Tsuyoshi Kikuchi & Masao Inoue

Hiroshi Hase & Mitsuo Momota & Jun Izumida vs. Jun Akiyama & Haruka Eigen & Tamon Honda

All Japan Hour #95 11/6/99 '99 Giant Series taped 10/10 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
-1hr 15min. Q=TV Master

Yoshinobu Kanemaru vs. Satoru Asako. **

Masa Fuchi & Haruka Eigen & Jun Izumida vs. Rusher Kimura & Mitsuo Momota & Takeshi Morishima. -*1/2

Takao Omori & Yoshihiro Takayama vs. Stan Hansen & Giant Kimala. -*1/2

Mitsuharu Misawa & Yoshinari Ogawa vs. Akira Taue & Tsuyoshi Kikuchi. *

All Japan Hour #96 11/13/99 '99 Giant Series taped 10/10 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
-1hr 20min. Q=TV Master

Makoto Hashi vs. Masahito Kakihara. *1/4

Asia Tag League Ketteileaguesen: Tamon Honda & Masao Inoue vs. Jinsei Shinzaki & Kentaro Shiga. 1/2*

Gary Albright vs. Maunakea Mossman. *

Johnny Ace & Mike Burton & Johnny Smith vs. Kenta Kobashi & Jun Akiyama & Kentaro Shiga. **1/2

AJ Hour #97 11/20/99 '99 Giant Series taped 10/22 Chiba Koen Taiikukan
-1hr 15min. Q=TV Master

Masao Inoue vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru. If Inoue would have been willing to put Kanemaru over then it might have been half decent because Kanemaru was trying. *1/2

Asia Tag Oza Ketteileaguesen: Masahito Kakihara & Daisuke Ikeda vs. Johnny Smith & Maunakea Mossman. This match got off to a slow start, but eventually turned into a good match. It wasn't as good as it sounds because they didn't try hard enough. ***

Jinsei Shinzaki vs. Stan Hansen. Shinzaki gave one of his best performances, doing a great job of getting around Hansen's inability to move. I still can't believe this was actually good. **1/2

Takao Omori & Yoshihiro Takayama & Satoru Asako vs. Kenta Kobashi & Jun Akiyama & Kentaro Shiga. Akiyama was the best of the bunch. He even made Takayama look good. Kobashi didn't try too hard, but his teammates made up for that. ***1/4

All Japan Hour #98 11/27/99 '99 Giant Series taped 10/22 Chiba Koen Taiikukan
-1hr 20min. Q=TV Master

AJ Hour #98

Naomichi Marufuji vs. Takeshi Morishima. *1/2

Rusher Kimura & Mitsuo Momota & Tamon Honda vs. Masa Fuchi & Haruka Eigen & Tsuyoshi Kikuchi. -*1/2

Johnny Ace & Mike Burton vs. Gary Albright & Rusher Kimura. 1/2*

Mitsuharu Misawa & Yoshinari Ogawa vs. Akira Taue & Jun Izumida. *3/4

AJ Hour #99 12/4/99 '99 Giant Series taped 10/25 Niigata Nagaoka-shi Kosei Kaikan
-1hr 10min. Q=TV Master

Rusher Kimura & Mitsuo Momota & Makoto Hashi vs. Masa Fuchi & Haruka Eigen & Tsuyoshi Kikuchi. One of the best comedy matches of the year due to Hashi & Kikuchi. 1/4*

Takao Omori & Yoshihiro Takayama vs. Stan Hansen & Giant Kimala. Hansen & Kimala were beyond awful, as usual. 1/4*

Asia Tag Oza Ketteileague Yushoketteisen: Johnny Smith & Maunakea Mossman vs. Tamon Honda & Masao Inoue. Smith & Mossman did a pretty good job of carrying the match, but 26 minutes is just too long for Honda & Inoue to be out there. *3/4

AJ Hour #100 12/11/99 '99 Giant Series taped 10/25 Niigata Nagaoka Shi Kosei Kaikan
-1hr 15min. Q=TV Master

Naomichi Marufuji vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru. The match had good moves, but wasn't developed into anything beyond that. **

Gary Albright vs. Takeshi Morishima. *

Johnny Ace & Mike Barton vs. Akira Taue & Jun Izumida. The effort made up for some of their liabilities. Izumida used the Ace Crusher on Ace, so Ace kicked his ass. **

Kenta Kobashi & Jun Akiyama & Kentaro Shiga & Jinsei Shinzaki vs. Mitsuharu Misawa & Yoshinari Ogawa & Masahito Kakihara & Daisuke Ikeda. Fast-paced all action match. Stiff, crisp execution. This match had the intensity and the attitude. There's no good reason that we aren't seeing matches like this all the time. ***1/2

AJ '99 Giant Series Commercial Tape
-2hr. Q=Master.

10/30/99 Tokyo Nippon Budokan Sankan Heavykyu Senshukenjiai: Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Vader. Vader wins title.

10/9/99 Tokyo Korakuen Hall: Kenta Kobashi & Jun Akiyama & Kentaro Shiga vs. Takao Omori & Yoshihiro Takayama & Masa Fuchi. Digest.

10/16/99 Osaka Furitsu Taiikukaikan 2: Mitsuharu Misawa & Yoshinari Ogawa & Naomichi Marufuji vs. Kenta Kobashi & Jun Akiyama & Yoshinobu Kanemaru. Digest

10/23/99 Nagoya Aichi-ken Taiikukan Sekai Tag Senshukenjiai: Mitsuharu Misawa & Yoshinari Ogawa vs. Kenta Kobashi & Jun Akiyama

10/30/99 Tokyo Nippon Budokan: Kenta Kobashi & Jun Akiyama vs. Takao Omori & Yoshihiro Takayama

10/25/99 Niigata Nagaoka Shi Kosei Kaikan 68th Asia Tag Oza Yushoketteisen: Tamon Honda & Masao Inoue vs. Johnny Smith & Maunakea Mossman. Honda & Inoue win titles.

AJPW TV 11/8/98-11/29/98
-1hr 35min. Q=Ex

AJPW TV 11/8/98 '98 Giant Series Final taped 10/31/98 Tokyo Nippon Budokan

Giant Baba & Jinsei Shinzaki & Naomichi Marufuji vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Jado & Gedo

Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue vs. Yoshihiro Takayama & Masahito Kakihara

AJPW TV 11/15/98 '98 World's Strongest Tag League Opening taped 11/14/98 Tokyo Korakuen Hall

'98 World's Strongest Tag League Match: Mitsuharu Misawa & Yoshinari Ogawa vs. Stan Hansen & Vader

'98 World's Strongest Tag League Match: Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue vs. The Headhunters

11/15/98 Tokyo Korakuen Hall '98 World's Strongest Tag League Match digest - Johnny Ace & Bart Gunn vs. Takao Omori & Yoshihiro Takayama,

Kenta Kobashi & Jun Akiyama vs. The Headhunters

AJPW TV 11/22/98 '98 World's Strongest Tag League taped 11/21/98 Tokyo Korakuen Hall

'98 World's Strongest Tag League Match: Stan Hansen & Vader vs. Kenta Kobashi & Jun Akiyama

'98 World's Strongest Tag League Match: Mitsuharu Misawa & Yoshinari Ogawa vs. Johnny Ace & Bart Gunn

AJPW TV 11/29/98 '98 World's Strongest Tag League taped 11/27/98 Morioka Iwate Ken'ei Taiikukan

Stan Hansen & Vader & Maunakea Mossman vs. Mitsuharu Misawa & Yoshinari Ogawa & Tamon Honda

'98 World's Strongest Tag League Match: Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue vs. Johnny Ace & Bart Gunn

AJ Hour #101 12/18/99 '99 Sekai Saikyo Tag Ketteileagusen taped 11/30 Osaka Furitsu Taiikukaikan
-1hr 15min. Q=TV Master

Kentaro Shiga vs. Makoto Hashi. The spots were well done, but it was pretty basic. *1/2

Rusher Kimura & Mitsuo Momota & Satoru Asako vs. Masa Fuchi & Haruka Eigen & Tsuyoshi Kikuchi. Asako & Kikuchi didn't do anything to save this. -**

Vader vs. Takeshi Morishima. Vader actually sold a little for Morishima. Morishima even did a dive. It was pretty decent while it lasted, but that was only 4:08. *

'99 Sekai Saikyo Tag Ketteileagusen: Kenta Kobashi & Jun Akiyama vs. Akira Taue & Stan Hansen. Slow-paced stiff match. Hansen looked really awful because he's so incredibly slow. Taue was alright. Kobashi & mainly Akiyama were the whole match. It had a lot of heat, but was nothing special until the end. **1/4

AJ Hour #102 12/25/99 '99 Sekai Saikyo Tag Ketteileagusen taped 11/30 Osaka Furitsu Taiikukaikan
-1hr 15min. Q=TV Master

Masahito Kakihara & Naomichi Marufuji vs. Maunakea Mossman & Yoshinobu Kanemaru. Kakihara stole the whole as usual. Mossman didn't do anything of note, but it was very good when Kanemaru was in with Kakihara. **3/4

Johnny Smith vs. Masao Inoue. They did a few good teases revolving around the Argentine backbreaker, but the match was short and what focus it had didn't really go anywhere. *1/2

Gary Albright & Wolf Hawkfield & Tamon Honda vs. Johnny Ace & Mike Barton & Jun Izumida. Several awful performance. The match was basically kick, punch, and headbutt. The big thing was a few near falls on Izumida. Ace gave Izumida an Ace crusher on the floor after the match because he was pissed that Izumida got pinned. 1/4*

'99 Sekai Saikyo Tag Ketteileagusen: Mitsuharu Misawa & Yoshinari Ogawa vs. Takao Omori & Yoshihiro Takayama. No Fear dominated Ogawa. Ogawa got a ton of support from the fans, but next to none from Misawa, who basically stood on the apron the whole match. The first 10 minutes was nothing special, but it got good after that. **3/4

AJ Hour #105 1/22/00 '99 Sekai Saikyo Tag Ketteileagusen taped 11/13/99 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
-1hr 5min. Q=TV Master

Kenta Kobashi & Jun Akiyama vs. Tamon Honda & Masao Inoue

Vader & Johnny Smith vs. Mitsuharu Misawa & Yoshinari Ogawa

Stan Hansen & Akira Taue vs. Gary Albright & Wolf Hawkfield

11/20 Kyoto: Mitsuharu Misawa & Yoshinari Ogawa vs. Kenta Kobashi & Jun Akiyama

11/27 Sendai

Mitsuharu Misawa & Yoshinari Ogawa vs. Tamon Honda & Masao Inoue

Stan Hansen & Akira Taue vs. Yoshihiro Takayama & Takao Omori

AJ Hour #106 1/29/00 '99 Sekai Saikyo Tag Ketteileagusen
-1hr 15min. Q=TV Master

11/30 Osaka

Stan Hansen & Akira Taue vs. Kenta Kobashi & Jun Akiyama

Mitsuharu Misawa & Yoshinari Ogawa vs. Yoshihiro Takayama & Takao Omori

12/2 Gunma

Kenta Kobashi & Jun Akiyama vs. Gary Albright & Wolf Hawkfield

Stan Hansen & Akira Taue vs. Vader & Johnny Smith

12/3/99 Tokyo Nippon Budokan, Tag Final: Kenta Kobashi & Jun Akiyama vs. Stan Hansen & Akira Taue

AJPW World's Strongest Tag Legend =1977-1999= DVD Box
-18hr 5min. Q=Near Perfect. 11 DVDs

DVD #1 1977/1978

Finishes of 1977 league matches: Billy Robinson & Horst Hoffman vs. Mighty Inoue & Akihisa Takachiho, Terry & Dory Funk Jr. vs. Genichiro Tenryu & Rocky Hata, Abdullah The Butcher & The Sheik vs. Jumbo Tsuruta & Giant Baba, Terry & Dory Funk Jr. vs. Billy Robinson & Horst Hoffman, Rusher Kimura & Great Kusatsu vs. Jumbo Tsuruta & Giant Baba, Abdullah The Butcher & The Sheik vs. Billy Robinson & Horst Hoffman, Terry & Dory Funk Jr. vs. Jumbo Tsuruta & Giant Baba, Jumbo Tsuruta & Giant Baba vs. Kintaro Oki & Kim Duk,

12/15/77 World Open Tag Title League Match: Terry & Dory Funk Jr. vs. Abdullah The Butcher & The Sheik finals 14:40

Finishes of 1978 league matches: Jumbo Tsuruta & Giant Baba vs. Billy Robinson & Wild Angus, Terry & Dory Funk Jr. vs. Nick Bockwinkle & Blackjack Lanza, Jumbo Tsuruta & Giant Baba vs. Nick Bockwinkle & Blackjack Lanza, Terry & Dory Funk Jr. vs. Abdullah The Butcher & The Sheik

12/15/78 '78 World's Strongest Tag Decision League Match: Jumbo Tsuruta & Giant Baba vs. Terry & Dory Funk Jr. 45:00

DVD #2 1979/1980

Finishes of 1979 league matches: Abdullah The Butcher & The Sheik vs. Wahoo McDaniel & Frank Hill, Jumbo Tsuruta & Giant Baba vs. Abdullah The Butcher & The Sheik, Mil Mascaras & Dos Caras vs. Terry & Dory Funk Jr., Mil Mascaras & Dos Caras vs. Abdullah The Butcher & The Sheik, Mil Mascaras & Dos Caras vs. Jumbo Tsuruta & Giant Baba,

12/13/79 '79 World's Strongest Tag Decision League Match: Abdullah The Butcher & The Sheik vs. Terry & Dory Funk Jr. 17:15

Finishes of 1980 league matches: Ricky Steamboat & Dick Slater vs. Abdullah The Butcher & Tor Kamata, Terry & Dory Funk Jr. vs. The Sheik & Great Mephisto, Billy Robinson & Les Thornton vs. Nick Bockwinkle & Jim Brunzell, Terry & Dory Funk Jr. vs. Nick Bockwinkle & Jim Brunzell, Jumbo Tsuruta & Giant Baba vs. Abdullah The Butcher & Tor Kamata, Abdullah The Butcher & Tor Kamata vs. The Sheik & Great Mephisto

12/11/80 '80 World's Strongest Tag Decision League Match: Terry & Dory Funk Jr. vs. Jumbo Tsuruta & Giant Baba 43:50

DVD #3 1981/1982/1983

Finishes of 1981 league matches: Jumbo Tsuruta & Giant Baba vs. Genichiro Tenryu & Ashura Hara, Harley Race & Larry Hennig vs. The Sheik & Mark Lewin, Jumbo Tsuruta & Giant Baba vs. Tiger Jeet Singh & Umanosuke Ueda,

12/13/81 '81 World's Strongest Tag Decision League Match: Bruiser Brody & Jimmy Snuka vs. Terry & Dory Funk Jr. 21:41

Finishes of 1982 league matches: Jumbo Tsuruta & Giant Baba vs. Umanosuke Ueda & Super Destroyer, Bruiser Brody & Stan Hansen vs. Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood, Terry & Dory Funk Jr. vs. Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood, Bruiser Brody & Stan Hansen vs. Harley Race & Dick Slater, Terry & Dory Funk Jr. vs. Harley Race & Dick Slater, Bruiser Brody & Stan Hansen vs. Jumbo Tsuruta & Giant Baba, Jumbo Tsuruta & Giant Baba vs. Harley Race & Dick Slater,

12/13/82 '82 World's Strongest Tag Decision League Match: Bruiser Brody & Stan Hansen vs. Terry & Dory Funk Jr. 12:30

Finishes of 1983 league matches: Bruiser Brody & Stan Hansen vs. Ron Fuller & Barry Windham, Tiger Jeet Singh & Umanosuke Ueda vs. Jumbo Tsuruta & Genichiro Tenryu, Bruiser Brody & Stan Hansen vs. Goro Tsurumi & The Mongolian, Jumbo Tsuruta & Genichiro Tenryu vs. Giant Baba & Dory Funk Jr., Bruiser Brody & Stan Hansen vs. Mil Mascaras & Dos Caras, Jumbo Tsuruta & Genichiro Tenryu vs. Ron Fuller & Barry Windham, Bruiser Brody & Stan Hansen vs. Giant Baba & Dory Funk Jr., Giant Baba & Dory Funk Jr. vs. Tiger Jeet Singh & Umanosuke Ueda

12/12/83 '83 World's Strongest Tag Decision League Match: Bruiser Brody & Stan Hansen vs. Jumbo Tsruta & Genichiro Tenryu 17:54

DVD #4 1984/1985

Finishes of 1984 league matches: Giant Baba & Rusher Kimura vs. Jumbo Tsuruta & Genichiro Tenryu, Bruiser Brody & Stan Hansen vs. Jumbo Tsuruta & Genichiro Tenryu

12/8/84 '84 World's Strongest Tag Decision League Match: Terry & Dory Funk Jr. vs. Bruiser Brody & Stan Hansen 18:42

Finishes of 1985 league matches: Riki Choshu & Yoshiaki Yatsu vs. Rusher Kimura & Ashura Hara, Stan Hansen & Ted DiBiase vs. Dynamite Kid & Davey Boy Smith, Jumbo Tsuruta & Genichiro Tenryu vs. Nick Bockwinkle & Curt Hennig, Giant Baba & Dory Funk Jr. vs. Harley Race & Jesse Barr, Stan Hansen & Ted DiBiase vs. Harley Race & Jesse Barr, Jumbo Tsuruta & Genichiro Tenryu vs. Riki Choshu & Yoshiaki Yatsu, Stan Hansen & Ted DiBiase vs. Giant Baba & Dory Funk Jr., Harley Race & Jesse Barr vs. Riki Choshu & Yoshiaki Yatsu, Stan Hansen & Ted Dibiase vs. Nick Bockwinkle & Curt Hennig, Jumbo Tsuruta & Genichiro Tenryu vs. Dynamite Kid & Davey Boy Smith, Dynamite Kid & Davey Boy Smith vs. Harley Race & Jesse Barr, Giant Baba & Dory Funk Jr. vs. Jumbo Tsuruta & Genichiro Tenryu

12/12/85 '85 World's Strongest Tag Decision League Match: Stan Hansen & Ted Dibiase vs. Riki Choshu & Yoshiaki Yatsu 30:00

DVD #5 1986/1987

Finishes of 1986 league matches: Rick Martel & Tom Zenk vs. Terry & Dory Funk Jr., Giant Baba & Tiger Mask II vs. Jumbo Tsuruta & Genichiro Tenryu, Stan Hansen & Ted Dibiase vs. Riki Choshu & Yoshiaki Yatsu, Jumbo Tsuruta & Genichiro Tenryu vs. Riki Choshu & Yoshiaki Yatsu, Stan Hansen & Ted Dibiase vs. Terry & Dory Funk Jr., Stan Hansen & Ted Dibiase vs. Jumbo Tsuruta & Genichiro Tenryu, Terry & Dory Funk Jr. vs. Riki Choshu & Yoshiaki Yatsu,

12/12/86 '82 World's Strongest Tag Decision League Final: Stan Hansen & Ted Dibiase vs. Jumbo Tsruta & Genichiro Tenryu 8:13

Finishes of 1987 league matches: Stan Hansen & Terry Gordy vs. Mark Youngblood & Chris Youngblood, Jumbo Tsuruta & Yoshiaki Yatsu vs. TNT (Savio Vega) & Abdullah The Butcher, Genichiro Tenryu & Ashura Hara vs. Tom Zenk & The Terminator, Bruiser Brody & Jimmy Snuka vs. Stan Hansen & Terry Gordy, Bruiser Brody & Jimmy Snuka vs. Genichiro Tenryu & Ashura Hara, Stan Hansen & Terry Gordy vs. Jumbo Tsuruta & Yoshiaki Yatsu, Stan Hansen & Terry Gordy vs. Giant Baba & Hiroshi Wajima, Genichiro Tenryu & Ashura Hara vs. TNT & Abdullah The Butcher, Genichiro Tenryu & Ashura Hara vs. Jumbo Tsuruta & Yoshiaki Yatsu, Bruiser Brody & Jimmy Snuka vs. Giant Baba & Hiroshi Wajima, Great Kabuki & John Tenta vs. Tom Zenk & The Terminator, TNT & Abdullah The Butcher vs. Giant Baba & Hiroshi Wajima, Stan Hansen & Terry Gordy vs. Genichiro Tenryu & Ashura Hara,

12/11/87 '87 World's Strongest Tag Decision League Match: Jumbo Tsuruta & Yoshiaki Yatsu vs. Bruiser Brody & Jimmy Snuka 8:46 of 16:51. No finish

DVD #6 1988/1989

Finishes of 1988 league matches: Stan Hansen & Terry Gordy vs. Shunji Takano & John Tenta, Stan Hansen & Terry Gordy vs. Jumbo Tsuruta & Yoshiaki Yatsu, Stan Hansen & Terry Gordy vs. Abdullah The Butcher & Tiger Jeet Singh, Jumbo Tsuruta & Yoshiaki Yatsu vs. Genichiro Tenryu & Toshiaki Kawada, Stan Hansen & Terry Gordy vs. Jerry Blackwell & Phil Hickerson, Jumbo Tsuruta & Yoshiaki Yatsu vs. Abdullah The Butcher & Tiger Jeet Singh

12/16/88 '88 World's Strongest Tag Decision League Match: Stan Hansen & Terry Gordy vs. Genichiro Tenryu & Toshiaki Kawada 21:02

Finishes of 1989 league matches: Dan Kroffat & Doug Furnas vs. Toshiaki Kawada & Samson Fuyuki, Abdullah The Butcher & Tiger Jeet Singh vs. Jumbo Tsuruta & Yoshiaki Yatsu, Stan Hansen & Genichiro Tenryu vs. Dynamite Kid & Davey Boy Smith, Giant Baba & Rusher Kimura vs. Jumbo Tsuruta & Yoshiaki Yatsu, Stan Hansen & Genichiro Tenryu vs. Terry Gordy & Bill Irwin, Dynamite Kid & Davey Boy Smith vs. Jumbo Tsuruta & Yoshiaki Yatsu, Abdullah The Butcher & Tiger Jeet Singh vs. Stan Hansen & Genichiro Tenryu, Abdullah The Butcher & Tiger Jeet Singh vs. Dynamite Kid & Davey Boy Smith, Giant Baba & Rusher Kimura vs. Stan Hansen & Genichiro Tenryu, Jumbo Tsuruta & Yoshiaki Yatsu vs. Terry Gordy & Bill Irwin, Giant Baba & Rusher Kimura vs. Toshiaki Kawada & Samson Fuyuki, Dynamite Kid & Davey Boy Smith vs. Dan Kroffat & Doug Furnas

12/6/89 '89 World's Strongest Tag Decision League Match: Stan Hansen & Genichiro Tenryu vs. Jumbo Tsuruta & Yoshiaki Yatsu 28:57

DVD #7 1990/1991

Finishes of 1990 league matches: Giant Baba & Andre the Giant vs. Dick Slater & Joel Deaton, Stan Hansen & Dan Spivey vs. Terry & Dory Funk Jr., Abdullah The Butcher & Giant Kamala vs. Jumbo Tsuruta & Akira Taue, Mitsuharu Misawa & Toshiaki Kawada vs. Kenta Kobashi & Johnny Ace, Stan Hansen & Dan Spivey vs. Jumbo Tsuruta & Akira Taue, Giant Baba & Andre the Giant vs. Terry Gordy & Steve Williams, Giant Baba & Andre the Giant vs. Skywalker Nitron & Butch Masters, Stan Hansen & Dan Spivey vs. Mitsuharu Misawa & Toshiaki Kawada, Terry Gordy & Steve Williams vs. Jumbo Tsuruta & Akira Taue, Jumbo Tsuruta & Akira Taue vs. Kenta Kobashi & Johnny Ace, Terry Gordy & Steve Williams vs. Mitsuharu Misawa & Toshiaki Kawada, Jumbo Tsuruta & Akira Taue vs. Mitsuharu Misawa & Toshiaki Kawada

12/7/90 '90 World's Strongest Tag Decision League Match: Steve Williams & Terry Gordy vs. Stan Hansen & Dan Spivey 29:59

Finishes of 1991 league matches: Steve Williams & Terry Gordy vs. Dory Funk Jr. & Al Perez, Jumbo Tsuruta & Akira Taue vs. Dynamite Kid & Johnny Smith, Mitsuharu Misawa & Toshiaki Kawada vs. Stan Hansen & Dan Spivey, Giant Baba & Andre the Giant vs. Rusher Kimura & Mighty Inoue, Mitsuharu Misawa & Toshiaki Kawada vs. Kenta Kobashi & Tsuyoshi Kikuchi, Terry Gordy & Steve Williams vs. Jumbo Tsuruta & Akira Taue, Giant Baba & Andre the Giant vs. Stan Hansen & Dan Spivey, Mitsuharu Misawa & Toshiaki Kawada vs. Jumbo Tsuruta & Akira Taue, Terry Gordy & Steve Williams vs. Stan Hansen & Dan Spivey, Dynamite Kid & Johnny Smith vs. Johnny Ace & Sonny Beach, Abdullah The Butcher & Giant Kamala vs. Giant Baba & Andre the Giant, Stan Hansen & Dan Spivey vs. Jumbo Tsuruta & Akira Taue

12/6/91 '91 World's Strongest Tag Decision League Match: Steve Williams & Terry Gordy vs. Mitsuhara Misawa & Toshiaki Kawada 25:24

DVD #8 1992/1993

Finishes of 1992 league matches: Giant Baba & Kenta Kobashi vs. Abdullah The Butcher & Giant Kamala, Terry Gordy & Steve Williams vs. Dan Spivey & Kendall Windham, Akira Taue & Jun Akiyama vs. Dory Funk Jr. & Tsuyoshi Kikuchi, Mitsuharu Misawa & Toshiaki Kawada vs. Joel Deaton & Billy Black, Terry Gordy & Steve Williams vs. Dan Kroffat & Doug Furnas, Giant Baba & Kenta Kobashi vs. Stan Hansen & Johnny Ace, Terry Gordy & Steve Williams vs. Akira Taue & Jun Akiyama, Giant Baba & Kenta Kobashi vs. Mitsuharu Misawa & Toshiaki Kawada, Giant Baba & Kenta Kobashi vs. Akira Taue & Jun Akiyama, Mitsuharu Misawa & Toshiaki Kawada vs. Terry Gordy & Steve Williams, Terry Gordy & Steve Williams vs. Th The Patriot & The Eagle, Mitsuharu Misawa & Toshiaki Kawada vs. Stan Hansen & Johnny Ace, Dan Kroffat & Doug Furnas vs. The Patriot & The Eagle, Terry Gordy & Steve Williams vs. Stan Hansen & Johnny Ace

12/4/92 '92 World's Strongest Tag Decision League Match: Mitsuhara Misawa & Toshiaki Kawada vs. Akira Taue & Jun Akiyama 23:52

Finishes of 1993 league matches: Steve Williams & Big Bubba vs. The Patriot & The Eagle, Mitsuharu Misawa & Kenta Kobashi vs. Dan Spivey & Johnny Ace, Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue vs. Dan Kroffat & Doug Furnas, Giant Baba & Stan Hansen vs. The Patriot & The Eagle, Mitsuharu Misawa & Kenta Kobashi vs. Steve Williams & Big Bubba, Giant Baba & Stan Hansen vs. Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue, Mitsuharu Misawa & Kenta Kobashi vs. Giant Baba & Stan Hansen, Mitsuharu Misawa & Kenta Kobashi vs. The Patriot & The Eagle, Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue vs. Steve Williams & Big Bubba, Giant Baba & Stan Hansen vs. Steve Williams & Big Bubba

12/3/93 '93 World's Strongest Tag Decision League Match: Mitsuhara Misawa & Kenta Kobashi vs. Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue 23:34

DVD #9 1994/1995

Finishes of 1994 league matches: Giant Baba & Stan Hansen vs. The Eagle & The Falcon, Mitsuhara Misawa & Kenta Kobashi vs. Dan Kroffat & Doug Furnas, Dan Spivey & Jim Steele vs. Jun Akiyama & Takao Omori, Giant Baba & Stan Hansen vs. Mitsuhara Misawa & Kenta Kobashi, Mitsuhara Misawa & Kenta Kobashi vs. Steve Williams & Johnny Ace

12/10/94 '94 World's Strongest Tag Decision League Match: Giant Baba & Stan Hansen vs. Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue 26:30

Finishes of 1995 league matches: Stan Hansen/Gary Albright vs. Dan Kroffat/Doug Furnas, Misawa/Kobashi vs. Rob Van Dam/Johnny Smith, Kawada/Taue vs. Johnny Ace/Patriot

12/9/95 '95 World's Strongest Tag Decision League Final: Mitsuharu Misawa & Kenta Kobashi vs. Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue 24:04

DVD #10 1996/1997

Finishes of 1996 league matches: Kobashi/Patriot vs. Hansen/Omori, Kawada/Taue vs. Kamala/Izumida, Misawa/Akiyama vs. Steve Williams/Johnny Ace, Hansen/Omori vs. Sabu/Albright, Kawada/Taue vs. Williams/Ace, Misawa/Akiyama vs. Kobashi/Patriot, Hansen/Omori vs. Kamala/Izumida, Albright/Sabu vs. Kobashi/Patriot, Kawada/Taue vs. Akiyama/Misawa, Hansen/Omori vs. Sabu/Albright, Kawada/Taue vs. Izumida/Kamala, Misawa/Akiyama vs. Williams/Ace,

12/6/96 '96 World's Strongest Tag Decision League Final: Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue vs. Mitsuharu Misawa & Jun Akiyama 31:37

Finishes of 1997 league matches: Izumida/Kamala vs. Hayabusa/Jinsei Shinzaki, Williams/Albright vs. Omori/Honda, Kobashi/Ace vs. Windham/Bradshaw, Misawa/Akiyama vs. Wolf Hawkfield/Johnny Smith, Kawada/Taue vs. Hansen/Duncum Jr., Omori/Honda vs. Hayabusa/Shinzaki, Hansen/Duncum vs. Windham/Bradshaw, Williams/Albright vs. Hawkfield/Smith, Misawa/Akiyama vs. Kamala/Izumida, Williams/Albright vs. Windham/Bradshaw, Kawada/Taue vs. Hayabusa/Shinzaki, Misawa/Akiyama vs. Ace/Kobashi, Kawada/Taue vs. Ace/Kobashi, Misawa/Akiyama vs. Hayabusa/Shinzaki

12/5/97 '97 World's Strongest Tag Decision League Final: Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue vs. Mitsuharu Misawa & Jun Akiyama 30:52

DVD #11 1998/1999

Finishes of 1998 league matches: Kawada/Taue vs. Headhunters, Misawa/Ogawa vs. Vader/Hansen, Johnny Ace/Bart Gunn vs. Takayama/Omori, Kobashi/Akiyama vs. Headhunters, Misawa/Ogawa vs. Ace/Gunn, Akiyama/Kobashi vs. Vader/Hansen, Takayama/Omori vs. Kamala/Albright, Kawada/Taue vs. Ace/Gunn, Kobashi/Akiyama vs. Misawa/Ogawa, Vader/Hansen vs. Ace/Gunn, Misawa/Ogawa vs. Headhunters, Kawada/Taue vs. Kobashi/Akiyama, Misawa/Ogawa vs. Omori/Takayama, Hansen/Vader vs. Headhunters, Ace/Gunn vs. Kobashi/Akiyama

12/5/98 '98 World's Strongest Tag Decision League Final: Kenta Kobashi & Jun Akiyama vs. Vader & Stan Hansen 19:03

Finishes of 1999 league matches: Kobashi/Akiyama vs. Honda/Masao Inoue, Taue/Hansen vs. Albright/Hawkfield, Misawa/Ogawa vs. Smith/Vader, Misawa/Ogawa vs. Kobashi/Akiyama, Misawa/Ogawa vs. Honda/Inoue, Hansen/Taue vs. Omori/Takayama, Misawa/Ogawa vs. Omori/Takayama, Kobashi/Akiyama vs. Taue/Hansen, Albright/Hawkfield vs. Kobashi/Akiyama, Taue/Hansen vs. Vader/Smith

12/3/99 '99 World's Strongest Tag Decision League Final: Kenta Kobashi & Jun Akiyama vs. Stan Hansen & Akira Taue 20:15

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