10/14/93 Tsuyuhashi Sports Center: Katsuomi Inagaki vs. Joop Van Dam. Exciting striking oriented match.
10/14/93 Tsuyuhashi Sports Center: Wayne Shamrock vs. Yoshiki Takahashi. Takahashi took a lot of punishment, but he really put up a good fight here even bloodying Shamrock's nose.
11/8/93 Kobe World Kinen Hall: Katsuomi Inagaki vs. Vernon "Tiger" White. The good thing about shoots is two guys that are mediocre can still have an excellent match. This was not great technically, but both men were willing to do whatever it took to win. White rearranged Inagaki's face, and Inagaki was blown up and looked like he was going to keel over, but then he'd find it in him to regain control.
4/21/94 Nagoya Aichi-ken Taiikukan: Katsuomi Inagaki vs. Matt Hume. This was one of those matches where if you can look past the opportunities lost, the guys not being that great made it better. There was action and near finishes for 18 minutes, rather than Hume choking Inagaki out in a few minutes like he should have been able to. Hume even did a cool suplex for a shoot.
4/21/94 Nagoya Aichi-ken Taiikukan: Masakatsu Funaki vs. Yusuke Fuke. Fuke put up a good fight. It was one of those matches that is very even and technical, but not a ton of things happened.
7/6/94 Amagasaki Shi Kinen Koen Sogo Taiikukan: Minoru Suzuki vs. Bas Rutten. Bas' strikes were lethal.
9/1/94 Osaka Furitsu Taiikukaikan: Yusuke Fuke vs. Manabu Yamada. Highly competitive match. Both men kept going for submissions, and came close to winning on several occassions.
10/15/94 Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan: Minoru Suzuki vs. Masakatsu Funaki. These two burst out of the gate. Very fast action with constant movement. The fans were really into it. Too bad it didn't last longer.
12/16/94 Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan King Of Pancrase Tournament 1st Round: Minoru Suzuki vs. Matt Hume. Good match. Both men were in control some of the time, trying submissions. Hume gave Suzuki a lot more trouble than I expected.
12/16/94 Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan King Of Pancrase Tournament 1st Round: Bas Rutten vs. Frank Jaurez (Shamrock). Frank was better than I expected. He was often in control. Bas got some nice strikes in, but Frank was able to negate much of his striking ability by taking him down, where Frank was the better of the two.
12/16/94 Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan King Of Pancrase Tournament 2nd Round Frank Jaurez vs. Manabu Yamada. Typical Frank match where they are constantly working on the mat. The advantage changed several times.
12/17/94 Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan: Minoru Suzuki vs. Manabu Yamada. Really good technical match. They were always working.
1/26/95 Nagoya Aichi-ken Taiikukan: Masakatsu Funaki (#2) vs. Jason Delucia. Delucia put Funaki down once, but otherwise he was mainly on the defensive.
3/10/95 Kanagawa Yokohama Bunka Taiikukan: Yusuke Fuke vs. Larry Papadopoulos. Fuke gave Papadopoulos a killer knee to the balls, which really had Papadopoulos groaning. Fuke was better in standup, but this was not one of his better showings because the fight was mainly contested on the mat where Papadopoulos was better.
3/10/95 Kanagawa Yokohama Bunka Taiikukan: Masakatsu Funaki vs. Frank Shamrock. Far from the classic you'd expect, but it was competitive. Funaki made too many mistakes. A young Frank was unable to capitilize though, while the more experience Funaki stayed calm and confident.
5/13/95 Tokyo Bay NK Hall: Frank Shamrock vs. Allan Goes. Best Pancrase match up until Bas vs. Funaki 9/7/96. All kinds of fast action, takedowns, and reversals. Tempers were flaring. At one point, Goes had Frank in the hadakajime, but Frank was able to make it to the ropes for the escape. Goes continued to choke Frank out though, refusing to break, so he was given a yellow card.
9/1/95 Tokyo Nippon Budokan: Takafumi Ito vs. Frank Shamrock (#5). Ito did better than expected. Exciting match, although it died out toward the end.
9/1/95 Tokyo Nippon Budokan KING OF PANCRASE Title Match: Minoru Suzuki vs. Bas Rutten (#1). Suzuki was able to take Bas down and was in control forever, but he couldn't finish the job and wound up getting caught in a submission.
MCW TV 11/00 MCW Lightheavyweight Title (VG VQ): Spanky vs. American Dragon. Creative but sloppy match. They wasted no time and did a lot of nice moves, but it seemed they were wrestling over their head. The counter sequences were complicated, but weren't performed sharply or smoothly so it was kind of a plus/minus kind of deal. My favorite spots were Dragon getting his knees up for Spanky's slingshot senton (you always see the knees to the stomach to stop a flying move but never to the back), Spanky giving posing Dragon a swandive elbow to the back, Spanky turning a back body drop into a bulldog, Dragon's awesome front necklock suplex, and Dragon's Gori special variation. They did a ref bump that was actually fresh and successful where Spanky stopped Dragon's superplex by pushing him off the top rope into the ref, thus the ref couldn't count when Spanky subsequently hit his frog splash. While these two looked anything but polished, there was enough inspiration and quality to call it a good match. **1/2
MCW TV 9/2/00 MCW Lightheavyweight Title (Gd due to tracking line): American Dragon vs. Rob Brookside. Much more basic than Dragon vs. Spanky. While Brookside is far more experienced than either, he hasn't been working with Dragon for ages. The execution was much better than the Spanky match, but it was so short and not very spectacular. *1/4
ECWA Super 8 2001 R1 (Ex): American Dragon vs. Spanky. Dragon is now wrestling without his mask. Dragon was much improved by this point. He had passed Spanky by, but that just made it more of a solid match. Stiff chops, headbutts, elbows and so on. Dragon was debilitating Spanky's left arm, which Spanky sold on his comeback even while doing dropkicks and his frog splash. The sequences toward the finish were kind of slow and deliberate, but overall there was a big improvement in the execution from the first match on the tape even though it wasn't nearly as creative a match. Dragon did a moonsault off the top to the floor. ***
ECWA Super 8 2001 Semifinal (Ex): American Dragon vs. Reckless Youth. This had the best counters and sequences so far, but the match just kind of went along. I have a hard time watching a match like this because Dragon is ungodly stiff for a guy his size, while Youth's striking just plain embarrassing. **
ECWA Super 8 2001 Final (Ex): American Dragon vs. Low ki. It's weird that arguably the three stiffest wrestlers in America (these two and Tajiri) all weigh less than 200 (and Benoit would be around there if he wasn't roided to the gills). Intense match. I liked the spot where Low ki did a drop down to escape Dragon's Dragon suplex so Dragon punted him in the back. Low ki's handspring enzuigiri totally smokes Muto's weak little elbow. Later Dragon did a counter for it where he caught him in mid air and Dragon suplexed him. Low ki's dive where he sets up like a moonsault but turns it into a forward flip is awesome. ***1/4
ECWA 7/21/01 (Ex): American Dragon vs. Low ki. Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat was the ref. They had a lot more time here so they started slower and built up with strikes and submissions. More of a technical match, which made it a good one for Steamboat to ref. I find it really annoying that the fans keep yelling "Woo" while they are blistering each other with chops. I mean, it sure doesn't look like a comedy spot to me. The execution was really good. Low ki did a cool spot where he shot Dragon up in the air, but rather than let him crash down on his face he dropkicked him in mid air. Dragon had a different counter for Low's handspring, a sliding dropkick to the hand. Dragon worked on Low's arm, highlighted by an arm bar suplex. Low did his Dragon sleeper like submission with both in the tree of woe. Didn't pick up quite as much as I expected, but it was such a solid, stiff, and crisp match. ***1/2
ECWA 9/22/01 4 Way Dance For ECWA Light Heavyweight Title (Ex): Scoot Andrews vs. American Dragon vs. Low ki vs. Chris Daniels. This was a little better than the previous match because it was about another 14 minutes of brutality. While Scoot wreaks of a poor man's Booker T and it was annoying how the others were kind of "afraid" of him, he mainly stayed out of the way and Daniels added more than he detracted. Although I normally hate 3 and 4 way matches, this one didn't get into a million I'll make the save so I can win the title myself spots. Mainly they beat the hell out of each other, and the spots where 3 or 4 guys were involved were good. The highlight was a quadruple German suplex spot where Low ki was on the 2nd rope and everyone got behind one another. There was also a 4 dive sequence and Dragon & Low teaming up to blister Daniels. Daniels was funny sticking his head and shoulders under the bottom rope to break the 20 count to return to the ring. The match went on forever, but it was never dull. Scoot's execution was nothing special, but the other three largely made up for him by being so precise. ***3/4
APW 10/27/01 King of the Independents 2001 R2 (VG): American Dragon vs. "The Anarchist" Doug Williams. They displayed good patience, but in the end that may have made me a little disappointed with the match because it looked like it was going to be another grueling match, but ended in less than 10 minutes. Very solid with lots of heavy blows and good selling. Dragon made it look like he was going to do his rolling elbow, but gave Williams an enzuigiri instead. Williams did a nice tornado DDT. **3/4
APW 10/26/01 King of the Independents 2001 R1 (VG): American Dragon vs. Spanky. It was "hard to do anything" because they know each other's moves so well. One counter after another with nice movement on the mat. Dragon did a killer suplex from snapmare position. Spanky doesn't do a very believable job of struggling to avoid a move, but he takes a good bump once you do it to him. He made it look like Dragon totally bowled him over with a shoulderblock, and it's not like Dragon is Vader size. Spanky did a Tiger Mask backflip out of the corner, but he landed on Dragon with a dropkick first. When they finally started hitting the big spots they did some great ones like Dragon doing Benoit's back superplex and Spanky doing Otani's swandive swing DDT. Spanky did Marufuji's shiranui finisher, but when he went for it again later Dragon turned it into his Dragon suplex. So much better worked and executed than their first meeting on this tape. ***1/2
4/2/93 Yokohama Arena: Plum Mariko & Hikari Fukuoka vs. Sakie Hasegawa & Kaoru Ito
4/11/93 Osaka Furitsu Taiikukaikan: Hikari Fukuoka vs. Sakie Hasegawa
5/3/93 Toda Shi Sports Center JGP'93: Hikari Fukuoka vs. Kaoru Ito
7/4/93 Tokyo Korakuen Hall JGP'93: Hikari Fukuoka vs. Yumiko Hotta
6/3/93 Sapporo Nakajima Taiiku Center JGP'93: Hikari Fukuoka vs. Manami Toyota
5/14/96 Tokyo Korakuen Hall: Hikari Fukuoka & Candy Okutsu vs. Dynamite Kansai & Tomoko Miyaguchi
6/16/96 Tokyo Korakuen Hall: Hikari Fukuoka & Candy Okutsu vs. Saburo & Fusayo Nouchi
7/7/96 Tokyo Korakuen Hall JWP Tag Titles: Dynamite Kansai & Cuty Suzuki vs. Hikari Fukuoka & KAORU
8/10/96 Tokyo Korakuen Hall: Hikari Fukuoka & Candy Okutsu & Tomoko Miyaguchi vs. Devil Masami & Cuty Suzuki & Command Bolshoi
9/8/96 Tokyo Korakuen Hall JWP KORAKUEN SPECIAL: Hikari Fukuoka & Candy Okutsu vs. Dynamite Kansai & Tomoko Kuzumi
11/26/96 Tokyo Ota-ku Taiikukan JWP Tag Titles: Devil Masami & Hikari Fukuoka vs. Dynamite Kansai & Cuty Suzuki. Devil & Hikari win titles.
10/13/96 Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan Mixed Tag Match (Gd VQ): Hikari Fukuoka & Hiromi Yagi & The Great Sasuke (Michinoku Pro) & Tiger Mask IV (Michinoku Pro) vs. Candy Okutsu & Bolshoi Kid & Super Delfin (Michinoku Pro) & Gran Naniwa (Michinoku Pro)
12/14/96 Akutoshitei Hamamatsu (VG): Dynamite Kansai & Cuty Suzuki & Fusayo Nouchi vs. Hikari Fukuoka & Candy Okutsu & Tomoko Kuzumi
1/12/97 Tokyo Korakuen Hall (Ex): Devil Masami & Hikari Fukuoka vs. Dynamite Kansai & Kanako Motoya
2/9/97 Tokyo Korakuen Hall WOWOW Special Match JWP Tag Titles (VG): Devil Masami & Hikari Fukuoka vs. Mayumi Ozaki & Rieko Amano
3/9/97 Tokyo Korakuen Hall (VG): Devil Masami & Hikari Fukuoka & Candy Okutsu & Tomoko Miyaguchi vs. Dynamite Kansai & Cuty Suzuki & Plum Mariko & Kanako Motoya
7/6/97 Zushi Marine Garden Pool The Texas Poolside 8 Woman Tag Match (Ex): Hikari & Candy & Kuzumi & Motoya vs. Devil & Cuty & Plum & Miyaguchi
7/18/97 Tokyo Korakuen Hall (Ex): Hikari Fukuoka & Tomoko Miyaguchi vs. Devil Masami & Tomoko Kuzumi
4/8/97 Tokyo Korakuen Hall JWP Open Weight Single Title (VG VQ): Dynamite Kansai vs. Hikari Fukuoka. Fukuoka wins title.
2/23/97 Shinjuku (VG): Hiichan's (Fukuoka & Yagi & Candy) vs. Kuzumi & Amano & Motoya
2/23/97 Shinjuku (VG): Hikari Fukuoka & Candy Okutsu & Hiromi Yagi & Command Bolshoi vs. Kuzumi & Amano & Motoya & Tomoko Miyaguchi
5/10/97 Tokyo Korakuen Hall JWP Tag Titles (Gd): Hikari Fukuoka & Devil Masami vs. Cuty Suzuki & Plum Mariko
6/8/97 Yokohama Bunka Taiikukan JWP Open Weight Singles title (VG): Hikari Fukuoka vs. Tomoko Kuzumi
4/8/97 Tokyo Korakuen Hall JWP Open Weight Single Title (VG VQ): Dynamite Kansai vs. Hikari Fukuoka. Fukuoka wins title. ****1/2
2/23/97 Shinjuku (VG): Hiichan's (Fukuoka & Yagi & Candy) vs. Tomoko Kuzumi & Rieko Amano & Kanako Motoya
2/23/97 Shinjuku (VG): Hikari Fukuoka & Candy Okutsu & Hiromi Yagi & Command Bolshoi vs. Kuzumi & Amano & Motoya & Tomoko Miyaguchi
5/10/97 JWP Tag Titles (Gd): Hikari Fukuoka & Devil Masami vs. Cuty Suzuki & Plum Mariko
6/8/97 Yokohama Bunka Taiikukan JWP Open Weight Singles Title (VG): Hikari Fukuoka vs. Tomoko Kuzumi
8/17/97 Tokyo Korakuen Hall (Ex VQ): Hikari Fukuoka & Kanako Motoya vs. Aja Kong (AJW) & Cuty Suzuki
8/17/97 Tokyo Korakuen Hall Candy Okutsu Retirement Match JWP Open Weight Single Title (Ex): Fukuoka vs. Candy
9/20/97 Tokyo Korakuen Hall JWP Open Weight Single Title (Ex): Fukuoka vs. Command Bolshoi
10/10/97 Tokyo Korakuen Hall (VG)Hikari Fukuoka & Kanako Motoya vs. Cuty Suzuki & Command Bolshoi
11/7/97 Osaka Furitsu Taiikukan #2 (Ex): Hikari Fukuoka & Tomoko Kuzumi vs. Kyoko Inoue (free) & Tomoko Miyaguchi
11/16/97 Tokyo Korakuen Hall (Ex): Hikari & Command Bolshoi vs. Kurenai Yasha & Carol Midori (LLPW team)
12/6/97 Yokohama Bunka Taiikukan JWP Open Weight Single Title (Ex): Hikari Fukuoka vs. Kurenai Yasha
12/26/97 Tokyo Korakuen Hall: Hikari Fukuoka & Manami Toyota (AJW) vs. Devil Masami & Cuty Suzuki
1/11/98 Tokyo Korakuen Hall: Hikari & Kuzumi & Miyaguchi vs. Kyoko Inoue & Yoshiko Tamura & Tanny Mouse (Neo)
1/23/98 Kawasaki Shi Taiikukan JWP Tag Titles: Devil Masami & Fukuoka vs. Manami Toyota & Kaoru Ito (AJW)
2/11/98 Tokyo Korakuen Hall JWP Tag Titles: Toyota & Ito vs. Fukuoka & Tomoko Kuzumi
3/6/98 Tokyo Korakuen Hall WOWOW SPECIAL SINGLE MATCH Queen vs. Queen: Hikari Fukuoka vs. Tomoko Kuzumi
4/12/98 Tokyo Korakuen Hall: Hikari Fukuoka vs. Rieko Amano
5/10/98 Osaka IMP Hall Battlarts & JWP Mixed Tag Match: Hikari Fukuoka & Alexander Otsuka vs. Tomoko Kuzumi & Yuki Ishikawa
5/17/98 Tokyo Korakuen Hall: Hikari Fukuoka & Tomoko Miyaguchi & Tomoko Kuzumi vs. Dynamite Kansai & Devil Masami & Cuty Suzuki
6/14/98 Tokyo Korakuen Hall JWP Tag Titles: Hikari Fukuoka & Tomoko Kuzumi vs. Devil Masami & Cuty Suzuki
7/12/98 Tokyo Korakuen Hall: Hikari Fukuoka & Rieko Amano vs. Dynamite Kansai & Cuty Suzuki
9/6/98 Tokyo Korakuen Hall: Cuty Suzuki & Hikari Fukuoka & Manami Toyota (AJW) vs. Tomoko Kuzumi & Nanae Takahashi (AJW) & Momoe Nakanishi (AJW).
7/31/98 Kawasaki Shi Taiikukan JWP Tag Titles: Devil Masami & Cuty Suzuki vs. Hikari Fukuoka & Tomoko Kuzumi. Hikari & Kuzumi win tag titles.
9/6/98 Tokyo Korakuen Hall The Single 4 x 4 New JWP Announcement: Hikari Fukuoka vs. Kanako Motoya
10/21/98 Tokyo Korakuen Hall SHE IS NEW "J:" Hikari Fukuoka vs. Tomoko Kuzumi
12/16/98 Osaka Furitsu Taiikukaikan 2: Hikari Fukuoka & Tomoko Kuzumi & Tomoko Miyaguchi & Kanako Motoya vs. Devil Masami & Cuty Suzuki & Command Bolshoi & Rieko Amano
12/27/98 Tokyo Korakuen Hall Cuty Suzuki Retirement 8 Woman Tag Match: Cuty Suzuki & Hikari Fukuoka & Devil Masami & Command Bolshoi vs. Tomoko Kuzumi & Tomoko Miyaguchi & Rieko Amano & Kanako Motoya
Contains several matches from Stampede. Yamada vs. Wellington, Yamada & Owen Hart vs. Muchan & Gama Singh, Yamada & Owen & Hase vs. Singh's & Morrow, Liger vs. Pillman-Pillman wins WCW Jr. at Superbrawl II-great match, Liger vs. Honaga-2/15/92 Liger regains IWGP Jr., Liger & Nogami & Aoyagi vs. Hiro Saito & Honaga & SS Machine, Liger vs. Black Tiger Rocco, Yamada & Inoki vs. Takada & Kido, Liger vs. Takeshi Misawa-Liger breaks Misawa's neck with his abisegeri, Liger vs. Osamu Matsuda, Liger vs. Hoshino, more!
Liger vs. Brad Armstrong, Nogami, Pegasus Kid 11/24/90-Liger wins IWGP Jr. Title, Owen Hart, Takada 8/19/87, Hase, Koshinaka, w/ Matsuda (El Samurai) vs. Muta & Chono, Koshinaka vs. Owen Hart-Shiro wins IWGP Jr. title in a great match, plus 5 matches with Yamada in Stampede including vs. Viet Cong I (Hase) in Alberta Shopping Mall 9/87, more!
Yamada vs. Takada, Funaki, Hase, Owen, Shiro12/88, w/Takada vs. Owen & Rocco, Owen, Liger vs. Hase-Liger wins IWGP Jr., Sano 7/12/89, w/Nogami vs. Sano & Hoshino, Sano 8/10/89-Sano Wins IWGP Jr., Sano 9/30/89, Sano 1/31/90-5 1990 Observer Match of the Year!, w/Nogami vs. Sano & Pegasus, vs. Pegasus 8/12/92, more!
11/14/87: Fuji Yamada vs John Wilkie R3 1:38. Wilkie is an unskilled brawler who just puts the boots to you. Yamada showed some hot moves, but they were all isolated spots where he jumped at his inept opponent. *1/2
11/28/87: Fuji Yamada vs. Rocky Moran 10:23 of 11:08. Yamada had the offense and aerial ability to get over. Still, they gave him a Bruce Lee gimmick with the short haircut and a prematch martial arts demonstration with his partner Clive Myers. Fast paced match with nice sequences. Yamada's athleticism exceeds his offense, but his offense was well ahead of his time and Moran did a good job of taking it. Yamada was very smooth in chaining his offense together, and showed a lot more diversity against the capable opponent. ***1/4
Clive Myers & Fuji Yamada vs. Mark Rocco & Kendo Nagasaki 19:43. Myers was a great athlete, but didn't use it well. He was basically a showboater who used generic moves that had all the stiffness of Shawn Michaels. Nagasaki was out of place in a match with three guys wrestling junior style, and typically added nothing to the match. Nagasaki injured Yamada's back with an illegal body slam over the top to the floor. **1/4
1986, Tag Tournament Semifinal: Clive Myers & Fuji Yamada vs John Wilkie & Zigue Zag 14:30. Myers flexability was impressive, but he had about the lowest impact martial arts offense known to man. Wilkie and Zag just cheated. Yamada showed a few hot moves, but this was the typical 80's tag match where the heels cheat to keep the face from tagging. The faces eventually got to show their offense, but the heels were overselling badly. I don't go for politically correct lies, but some of the things the announcer was saying were pretty scary, especially since they weren't intended to be derogatory. When Yamada did a reverse body attack off the 2nd, the announcer said, "Bonzai! The Jap bounces off the corner!" Later when Yamada did a diving headbutt he said, "And now the Jap going for some aerial work. We're talking Pearl Harbor!" *3/4
1986, Tag Tournament Semifinal: Clive Myers & F uji Yamada vs Rocky Moran & Blondie Barrett 11:05. These heels were way better than Wilkie & Zag. Not only did they use wrestling moves they fought a quick pace. Match tended to be more exciting than good as it was a bit sloppy. **1/4
3/12/88, 2/3 Falls Professional Wrestling World Heavy-Middleweight Championship: Fuji Yamada vs Mark Rocco 20:43. Rocco was a very smart wrestler who knew how to make his opponent look good and garner them added support from the crowd. Well worked match pitting Yamada's daring against Rocco's brain. Rocco carried the match, allowing Yamada to showcase his flying. ***1/4
Fuji Yamada vs Skull Murphy 8:34. Yamada didn't do his flying until it was time to win the fall. Before that he looked like a jobber. Murphy didn't do any wrestling, and Yamada began cheating to combat him. I'm not sure if the fans were rooting for Yamada, or mainly just against Skull. *
Fuji Yamada vs Shaun South 8:57. One sided but exciting match with South putting Yamada over the entire time. Yamada was really showing his stuff. **1/4
Fuji Yamada vs Mark Rocco 8:36. Rocco is a clever and crafty opponent who certainly gets a lot more out of Yamada than any of his other UK opposition. Yamada's high spots meant more here because they were his offense in a make or break way. The spots were set up well, and you never know if they'll be successful. Much closer to the classic Tiger Mask vs. Black Tiger matches than the earlier Yamada vs. Rocco. This would have been an excellent match if it wasn't so brief. ***1/4
Liger vs. Hase-2 times, vs. Sano-4 times all great matches, vs. Owen Hart-2 times, vs. Pegasus (Benoit)-2 times both excellent matches, Finlay, & Casas
Liger vs. Pillman, Benoit, Fujinami, Honaga-2 times, Top of the Super Jr. League bout: Liger vs. Samurai, 4/30/92-Top of the Super Junior Final: Liger vs. Samurai-Best Junior Match of All-Time! Liger wins Super Junior Tourney *****, IWGP Jr. Title: Liger vs. Samurai-Samurai wins IWGP Jr. w/ Tiger Mask vs. Benoit & Samurai, great clips, more!
Liger vs. Black Tiger (Guerrero) & Hogan vs. Muta from 9/26/93, Sabu vs. Lightning Kid 4/17/93 NWA Grand Slam, Toyota &Yamada vs. Dynamite Kansai & Mayumi Ozaki 4/11/93 Dream Slam II Observer match of the year for 1993 *****, Tiger Mask Sayama vs. Black Tiger 9/21/82, Ultimo Dragon vs. Samurai 5/20/93, more!
Liger vs. Sasuke-great match 7/8/94, Liger vs. Delfin final match of Super Jr. Tourney, Steiners vs. Muta & Hase, Takada vs. Yamazaki 4/3/94, Liger, Santo, Tiger Mask, & Octagon vs. Blue Panther, Psicosis, E. Guerrero, & Parka 7/2/94-great match, more!
10/28/88 Yokohama Bunka Taiikukan: Tsuruta vs. Tenryu. Tremendous match. Great execution, build, excitement, drama, psychology, and heat. Excellent performance by both men. This is everything a big match should be, and more. ****3/4
4/20/89 Osaka Furitsu Taiikukaikan, Triple Crown Heavyweight Title Match: Tsuruta vs. Tenryu. Tsuruta drops Tenryu nastily on his shoulder and head with a powerbomb at 15:45, and Tenryu is unable to continue. This was only very good because the injury caused it to end before it got hot. The heat wasn't as good as the previous match, but the result turned the powerbomb into one of the deadliest moves in the country. ***1/2
6/5/89 Tokyo Nippon Budokan Triple Crown: Pretty much a flawless match that rates right up there with the best men's heavyweight matches of all-time. Both men play their roles to perfection. Great psychology, build, execution, timing, near falls, and stiffness. Really heated. Tenryu takes the TC. As far as I can tell this is the best heavyweight match of its decade. *****
10/11/89 Yokohama Bunka Taiikukan Triple Crown: Tenryu vs. Tsuruta. Another great match, but not as action packed as in the past. Slower paced, slower building, and not as heated as their past bouts. These guys stiffed the hell out of each other though. Jumbo regained the TC. ****1/4
4/19/90 Kanagawa Yokohama Bunka Taiikukan, Triple Crown Heavyweight Title Match: Tsuruta vs. Tenryu. This was known to be their last meeting because Tenryu has already signed with SWS. It started out really hot with Tsuruta pummeling Tenryu with big spots and it was a sprint, so it stayed hot most of the way. The match didn't have the build or psychology of their previous matches, but the work was great and the match was certainly different from the other four. Tenryu left the ring quickly after Jumbo put him away and Hansen came out and destroyed the ring boys then got into a fight with Jumbo, thus taking all the focus off the departing Tenryu as the key feud was switched to Jumbo vs. Stan. ****
9/23/85, AWA Heavyweight Title Match: Rick Martel vs. Terry Gordy
9/29/85, AWA Heavyweight Title Match: Rick Martel vs. Jumbo Tsuruta
12/29/85 East Rutherford, NJ Brendan Byrne Arena, AWA Heavyweight Title Match: Rick Martel vs. Stan Hansen
3/10/86 Sendai Miyagi-ken Sports Center, International Heavyweight Title Match: Jumbo Tsuruta vs. Terry Gordy
9/11/86 Tokyo Korakuen Hall: Stan Hansen vs. Terry Gordy
10/21/86, International Heavyweight Title Match: Stan Hansen vs. Jumbo Tsuruta
12/12/86 Tokyo Nippon Budokan, '86 World's Strongest Tag Decision League Final: Jumbo Tsuruta & Genichiro Tenryu vs. Stan Hansen & Ted DiBiase
Octagon & Santo & Astro vs. Blue Panther & Fuerza Guerrera & Hijo del Diablo
Genichiro Tenryu & Ashura Hara & Ultimo vs. Kamala & Duggan & Jerry Estrada
Ultimo vs. La Fiera
National Geographic Explorer on Lucha Libre
Mixed Match: Keiichi Yamada vs. Don Nakaya Nielson
AAA Middleweight Title: Blue Panther vs. Super Astro
Octagon & Santo & Perro Aguayo vs. Blue Panther & La Parka & Fishman
Ultimo & Misterioso & El Hijo Del Santo vs. Fuerza Guerrera & Emilio Charles Jr. & La Fiera
Ultimo & Kato Kung Lee & Apollo Dantes vs. Blue Panther & Bestia Salvaje & Javier Cruz
Ultimo & Octagon & Kato Kung Lee vs. Blue Panther & Bestia Salvaje & Javier Cruz
Octagon & Konnan & Perro Aguayo vs. Cien Caras & Mascara Ano 2000 & Fuerza Guerrera
Octagon & Santo & Rey Misterio Jr. vs. Tony Arce & Vulcano & Psicopata
Ultimo & Octagon & Vampiro vs. Blue Panther & Satanico & Fuerza Guerrera
Ultimo & Octagon & Vampiro vs. Panther & Satanico & Guerrera-rematch
Muta vs. Steamboat
Naoki Sano vs. Jeff Jarrett
Ultimo vs. Casas, w/ Atlantis & Dandy vs. Casas & MS & Pirata Morgan, w/ Love Machine & Vampiro vs. Casas & Black Magic (Norman Smiley) & Morgan, w/ Haku & Pierroth Jr. vs. Casas & Magic & Morgan, Liger vs. Pillman 8/11/91-first meeting 4 stars, Flair vs. Tenryu, Flair vs. Kevin Von Erich 6/24/85, plus Tiger Mask!
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