NJPW NEW JAPAN PRO-WRESTLING 1994
Shin Nihon Puroresu Tapes DVD VHS Videos


NJ '94 BATTLEFIELD IN Tokyo Dome Commercial Tapes 1/4/94 Tokyo Dome
-3hr 40min. Q=Master

Kengo Kimura & Shiro Koshinaka & The Great Kabuki & Kuniaki Kobayashi & Michiyoshi Ohara vs. Osamu Kido & El Samurai & Satoshi Kojima & Yuji Nagata & Manabu Nakanishi. What any short 10-man should be - heated, intense, and fast-paced. As usual with NJ heavies, this wasn't exactly good wrestling in the traditional sense. Where they succeeded is in making me care about their match, which said something because I approached with disinterest. Koshinaka is perfect for this type of match because his personality and energy go a long way, even on rare instances like this where he wasn't on top of his game. Nagata & Kobayashi were impressive, with Kobayashi doing a facecrusher on the ramp. The stiffs weren't given much chance to hurt the match. 12:09. ***

Brutus Beefcake vs. Black Cat. Like watching a match from another planet. Brutus did the same heel routine he did in the US during the mid 80's. His act worked there, but these fans don't want to see it. They reacted to nothing, which might have been lucky considering how bad the match was. 8:05. 1/4*

IWGP Tag Senshukenjiai: Power Warrior & Hawk Warrior vs. Hercules Hernandez & Scott Norton. Tons of no selling, with assorted annoying displays of machismo. All they did was kill off each others moves to show how tough they were. The big excitement was wondering if you'd see any roid rage. No crowd reaction until the last 30 seconds. 12:46. -1/2*

Hulk Hogan vs. Tatsumi Fujinami. Hogan, who didn't look a day over 55, tried to do his version of a technical match. If you think Fujinami's technique is boring and dated, wait until you see The Sucksters. Of course, with Hogan this was not only boring but poorly worked, lame, and phony. 13:33. 1/4*

IWGP Heavykyu Senshukenjiai: Shinya Hashimoto vs. Masahiro Chono. Slow developing technical match in the stiff, more realistic style. Hashimoto was awesomely brutal, and he got his requisite bloody nose in return, but there were long dead spots of submissions nobody believed in. Considering the match went close to 30 minutes I can forgive some dead spots, but I was bored before it got going. They created the aura that the match was something special. The selling was excellent, but they could have used more in the way of story and focus, especially at this length. 27:58. ***

Takayuki Iizuka & Akira Nogami vs. Masashi Aoyagi & Akitoshi Saito. Aoyagi & Saito did fine kicking and punching, but someone forgot to tell them their opponents are supposed to get offense too. By the time Iizuka & Nogami did some moves, they'd already been written off as job boys. I guess in a way that made the match effective because it suddenly seemed like a big deal that they pulled off the surprise win. Iizuka's team did a solid job and made the opposition look good even though the opposition brought little. 14:05. *3/4

Super Strong Machine vs. Tatsutoshi Goto. I forgot that Goto actually tried to fight technically once in a while after joining HI. That's not a plus though, as he has no aptitude for it. When they mixed it up the match was adequate, largely because Machine's offense can be done to a guy of any skill level. The 2nd half was pretty good, but choppy and with an awful finish. 8:30. *1/4

Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Tiger Mask (Kanemoto). The crowd was dead for the first 9 minutes, but finally reached when they did dives. The fans seemed to only care about flying from these guys, but Tiger gave them a good deal and Liger dusted off his shooting star press, though there was still a cobwebb or two on it. Lacked Liger's direction and Kanemoto wasn't impressive beyond his moves, but there was enough impressive offense to make up for some of the weaknesses. The last 5 minutes were excellent, even if the first 9 didn't support them. Tiger did a space rolling body attack on the ramp then missed a diving headbutt onto the ramp, but he was so worried about not hurting himself on the landing it looked lame. Tiger took his mask off after the match and threw it at Liger. 14:22. ***1/2

Rick Steiner & Scott Steiner vs. Keiji Muto & Hiroshi Hase. This was what the NJ tag division should have been. They built anticipation well. The Steiners would win the sequence, but it would be even until they got their suplex at the end. Muto got the crowd into it with a snap suplex on the ramp then his windsprint lariat to Scott. Rick tried to get involved, so Muto snap suplexed him on the ramp as well and Hase gave him Muto's windsprint lariat. The Steiners eventually took a lot of moves, which made this much better than their typical match. Unfortunately, they still didn't put them over, which once again kept them from greatness. Eventually they stopped building and tried to put each other away with all the big moves. Hase & Muto were in top form here, making everything the Steiners did look good. Hase, of course, took the brunt of the punishment, and in doing so he really made the match (though he could have made it in other ways, the Steiners couldn't do the same). Very well executed match with legit drama. 20:44. ****

Riki Choshu vs. Yoshiaki Fujiwara. This was as bad as it sounds, but at least Choshu was respectful of his opponent's shooter gimmick. In spite of his amaresu background, Choshu is much better against strike oriented shooters. He can take it and give it, but this was just a bunch of boring matwork that went nowhere then a few strikes and a series of Riki lariats. 1/4*

AJPW & NJPW Genichiro Tenryu Retirement Commemoration Path of Violence Box Set
-20hr 20min. Q=Perfect. 12 DVDs

Discs 1 & 2

Intro from Genichiro Tenryu

10/15/76: Press conference with Genichiro Tenryu and Giant Baba

12/9/76: Knot cutting ceremony

3/20/77: Genichiro Tenryu & Jumbo Tsuruta vs. The Mafia. 4:11 shown

6/11/77: Genichiro Tenryu & Giant Baba vs. Mario Milano & Mexico Grande 12:04

12/2/77: Genichiro Tenryu & Rocky Hata vs. Dory Funk & Terry Funk 4:59 shown

7/30/81: Genichiro Tenryu & Billy Robinson vs. Giant Baba & Jumbo Tsuruta 7:43 shown

10/6/81: Genichiro Tenryu vs. Ric Flair 2:40 1st fall, 1:32 2nd fall, 2:00 3rd fall

2/4/82: Genichiro Tenryu vs. Mil Mascaras 3:00 shown

4/16/82: Genichiro Tenryu vs. Jumbo Tsuruta 5:53 shown

3/1/83: Genichiro Tenryu vs. Umanosuke Ueda 5:01 shown

2/23/84: Genichiro Tenryu vs. Ricky Steamboat 5:12 shown

2/5/85: Genichiro Tenryu & Jumbo Tsuruta vs. Riki Choshu & Masa Saito 5:13 shown

3/9/85: Genichiro Tenryu & Jumbo Tsuruta vs. Road Warriors 11:29 shown

6/21/85: Genichiro Tenryu vs. Riki Choshu 19:01 shown

4/26/86: Genichiro Tenryu vs. Ted Dibiase 15:21 shown

6/12/86: Genichiro Tenryu vs. Super Strong Machine 4:10

9/3/86: Genichiro Tenryu vs. Riki Choshu 19:59 shown

Discs 3 & 4

2/5/87: Genichiro Tenryu & Jumbo Tsuruta vs. Riki Choshu & Yoshiaki Yoshiaki Yatsu 17:02 shown

6/8/87: Genichiro Tenryu & Ashura Hara vs. Hiroshi Wajima & Takashi Ishikawa 12:16 shown

6/11/87: Genichiro Tenryu & Ashura Hara vs. Jumbo Tsuruta & Tiger Mask 7:02 shown

8/21/87: Genichiro Tenryu & Ashura Hara vs. Jumbo Tsuruta & The Great Kabuki 7:40 shown

4/15/88: Genichiro Tenryu vs. Bruiser Brody 30:00 shown

6/4/88: Genichiro Tenryu & Ashura Hara vs. Jumbo Tsuruta & Yoshiaki Yatsu 5:47 shown

7/27/88: Genichiro Tenryu vs. Stan Stan Hansen 14:34 shown

6/5/89: Genichiro Tenryu vs. Jumbo Tsuruta 24:04 shown

7/11/89: Genichiro Tenryu & Stan Hansen vs. Jumbo Tsuruta & Yoshiaki Yatsu 21:28 shown

8/19/89: Genichiro Tenryu & Yoshinari Ogawa vs. Jumbo Tsuruta & Kenta Kobashi 3:36 shown

Disc 5 & 6

11/29/89: Genichiro Tenryu & Stan Hansen vs. Giant Baba & Rusher Kimura 20:22 shown

12/6/89: Genichiro Tenryu & Stan Hansen vs. Jumbo Tsuruta & Yoshiaki Yatsu 28:56

1/26/90: Genichiro Tenryu vs. Isao Takagi 5:40 shown

4/19/90: Genichiro Tenryu vs. Jumbo Tsuruta 12:34

1/28/01: Genichiro Tenryu & Hiroshi Hase vs. Kensuke Sasaki & Toshiaki Kawada 23:48

1/8/05: Genichiro Tenryu & Shiro Koshinaka vs. Mitsuharu Misawa & Takeshi Rikio 6:24 shown

4/24/05: Genichiro Tenryu & Jun Akiyama vs. Kenta Kobashi & Go Shiozaki 5:30 shown

7/18/05: Genichiro Tenryu vs. Yoshinari Ogawa 10:24 shown

10/8/05: Genichiro Tenryu vs. KENTA 11:37 shown

11/5/05: Genichiro Tenryu vs. Mitsuharu Misawa 14:25 shown

Discs 7 & 8

2/10/90: Genichiro Tenryu & Tiger Mask vs. Riki Choshu & George Takano 19:00 shown

10/23/92: Genichiro Tenryu & Koki Kitahara vs. Shiro Koshinaka & Kengo Kimura 8:51 shown

11/23/92: Genichiro Tenryu & Takashi Ishikawa & Koki Kitahara vs. Shiro Shiro Koshinaka & Kengo Kimura & Aoyagi 4:46 shown

12/14/94: Genichiro Tenryu vs. Shiro Koshinaka 20:43 shown

1/4/93: Genichiro Tenryu vs. Riki Choshu 18:15 shown

2/5/93: Genichiro Tenryu & Ashura Hara & Takashi Ishikawa vs. Shinya Hashimoto & Keiji Muto & Akira Nogami 6:56 shown

3/23/93: Genichiro Tenryu & Takashi Ishikawa vs. Tatsumi Fujinami & Riki Choshu 4:26

4/6/93: Genichiro Tenryu vs. Riki Choshu 14:51 shown

5/3/93: Genichiro Tenryu & Riki Choshu vs. Antonio Inoki & Tatsumi Fujinami 19:23 shown

7/14/93: Genichiro Tenryu & Ashura Hara vs. Tatsumi Fujinami & Masa Chono 10:44 shown

8/3/93: Genichiro Tenryu & Koki Kitahara vs. Jushin Thunder Liger & Tatsumi Fujinami 5:37 shown

Discs 9 & 10

8/8/93: Genichiro Tenryu vs. Shinya Hashimoto 21:25 shown

9/23/93: Genichiro Tenryu vs. Hiroshi Hase 8:54

12/10/93: Genichiro Tenryu & Super Strong Machine vs. Shiro Koshinaka & Tatsutoshi Goto 5:27 shown

1/4/94: Genichiro Tenryu vs. Antonio Inoki 13:56

4/29/96: Genichiro Tenryu vs. Tatsumi Fujinami 9:16 shown

7/15/98: Genichiro Tenryu & Shiro Koshinaka vs. Masahiro Chono & Hiroyoshi Tenzan 15:01 shown

8/1/98: Genichiro Tenryu vs. Shinya Hashimoto 13:12 shown

5/3/99: Genichiro Tenryu vs. Keiji Muto 25:36 shown

6/8/99: Genichiro Tenryu vs. Shinya Hashimoto 14:10 shown

10/11/99: Genichiro Tenryu vs. Kensuke Sasaki 13:36 shown

11/1/99: Genichiro Tenryu & Manabu Nakanishi vs. Kensuke Sasaki & Kazuhiko Fujita 9:08 shown

Discs 11 & 12

12/5/99: Genichiro Tenryu & Shiro Koshinaka vs. Tatsumi Fujinami & Takashi Iizuka 7:15 shown

12/10/99: Genichiro Tenryu vs. Keiji Muto 26:31

1/4/04: Genichiro Tenryu vs. Manabu Nakanishi 7:14 shown

2/15/04, IWGP Heavyweight Title Tournament 1st Round: Genichiro Tenryu vs. Masahiro Chono 6:25

2/15/04, IWGP Heavyweight Title Tournament Semifinal: Genichiro Tenryu vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi 10:32

2/15/04, IWGP Heavyweight Title Tournament Final: Genichiro Tenryu vs. Hiroyoshi Tenzan 13:01

3/21/04: Genichiro Tenryu vs. Tadao Yasuda 6:56 shown

3/28/04: Genichiro Tenryu & Manabu Nakanishi vs. Minoru Suzuki & Yoshihiro Takayama 6:43 shown

5/3/04: Genichiro Tenryu & Meng vs. Dolgorsuren Sumiyabazar & Dolgorsuren Serjbudee (Blue Wolf) 4:14 shown

6/5/04: Genichiro Tenryu & Tadao Yasuda vs. Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Osamu Nishimura 10:26 shown

8/8/04: Genichiro Tenryu vs. Yuji Nagata 11:28 shown

8/15/04: Genichiro Tenryu vs. Kensuke Sasaki 8:10 shown

8/15/04: Genichiro Tenryu vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi 6:34 shown

10/9/04: Genichiro Tenryu vs. Katsuyori Shibata 4:45 shown

11/13/04: Genichiro Tenryu vs. Katsuyori Shibata 9:09 shown

NJ Tadakai no Wonderland ~Chosenshi Gekiko Hen~ #616 9/10/00
& NJ Tadakai no Wonderland ~Chosenshi Gekiko Hen~ #617 9/11/00
-1hr 50min. Q=TV Master

Wonderland #610 taped 1/30/94 Tokyo Korakuen Hall

Tatsutoshi Goto & Akitoshi Saito vs. Hiro Saito & Norio Honaga

Masahiro Chono & Manabu Nakanishi vs. Bobby Eaton & Mike Enos

Osamu Kido & Satoshi Kojima vs. Kengo Kimura & Kuniaki Kobayashi

Riki Choshu & Tatsumi Fujinami vs. Shiro Koshinaka & The Great Kabuki

Wonderland #611 taped 1/30/94 Tokyo Korakuen Hall

Hiroshi Hase vs. Michiyoshi Ohara

Shinya Hashimoto vs. Mathew Rambo

taped 2/5/94 Hokkaido Sapporo Nakajima Taiiku Center

Riki Choshu & Hiroshi Hase vs. Hawk Warrior & Power Warrior

NJ Tadakai no Wonderland ~Chosenshi Gekiko Hen~ #618 9/18/00
& NJ Tadakai no Wonderland ~Chosenshi Gekiko Hen~ #619 9/19/00
-1hr 50min. Q=TV Master

Wonderland #618 taped 2/5/94 Hokkaido Sapporo Nakajima Taiiku Center

Tatsumi Fujinami & Osamu Kido vs. Takayuki Iizuka & Akira Nogami

Shinya Hashimoto & Masahiro Chono vs. Mathew Rambo & Mike Enos

Heisei Ishingun vs. WAR 7 vs. 7: Kuniaki Kobayashi vs. Hiromichi Fuyuki

Heisei Ishingun vs. WAR 7 vs. 7: Akitoshi Saito vs. Koki Kitahara

Wonderland #619 2/5/94 Hokkaido Sapporo Nakajima Taiiku Center

Heisei Ishingun vs. WAR 7 vs. 7: Kengo Kimura vs. Nobukazu Hirai

Heisei Ishingun vs. WAR 7 vs. 7: Michiyoshi Ohara vs. Masao Orihara

Heisei Ishingun vs. WAR 7 vs. 7: The Great Kabuki vs. Ashura Hara

Heisei Ishingun vs. WAR 7 vs. 7: Tatsutoshi Goto vs. Genichiro Tenryu

Heisei Ishingun vs. WAR 7 vs. 7: Shiro Koshinaka vs. Super Strong Machine

NJ Tadakai no Wonderland ~Chosenshi Gekiko Hen~ #620 9/25/00
& NJ Tadakai no Wonderland ~Chosenshi Gekiko Hen~ #621 9/26/00
-1hr 50min. Q=TV Master

Wonderland #620 taped 2/6/94 Hokkaido Sapporo Nakajima Taiiku Center

Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Red Scorpio

Shinya Hashimoto & Masahiro Chono vs. Hawk Warrior & Power Warrior

New Japan Seikigun vs. Heisei Ishingun 7 vs. 7: Riki Choshu vs. Kengo Kimura

New Japan Seikigun vs. Heisei Ishingun 7 vs. 7: Hiroshi Hase vs. The Great Kabuki

Wonderland #621 taped 2/6/94 Hokkaido Sapporo Nakajima Taiiku Center

New Japan Seikigun vs. Heisei Ishingun 7 vs. 7: Takayuki Iizuka vs. Tatsutoshi Goto

New Japan Seikigun vs. Heisei Ishingun 7 vs. 7: Satoshi Kojima vs. Michiyoshi Ohara

New Japan Seikigun vs. Heisei Ishingun 7 vs. 7: Akira Nogami vs. Kuniaki Kobayashi

New Japan Seikigun vs. Heisei Ishingun 7 vs. 7: Osamu Kido vs. Akitoshi Saito

New Japan Seikigun vs. Heisei Ishingun 7 vs. 7: Tatsumi Fujinami vs. Shiro Koshinaka

NJ Tadakai no Wonderland ~Chosenshi Gekiko Hen~ #622 10/2/00
& NJ Tadakai no Wonderland ~Chosenshi Gekiko Hen~ #623 10/3/00
-1hr 50min. Q=TV Master

Wonderland #622 taped 2/17/94 Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan

El Samurai & Shinjiro Otani vs. Wild Pegasus & Max Moon

Hiro Saito & Norio Honaga vs. Super Strong Machine & Masanobu Kurisu

Akira Nogami & Takayuki Iizuka & Manabu Nakanishi vs. Matthew Rambo & Bobby Eaton & Mike Enos

Wonderland #623 taped 2/17/94 Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan

Power Warrior & Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Rick Steiner & Scott Steiner 13:05. An explosive action packed sprint with all kinds of big throws that might be the best Steiner match that doesn't have Hiroshi Hase carrying things. It was, to an extent, the typical great Steiner heavy artillery, but Liger was actually taken seriously rather than simply being a bump boy like I expected, and as a result it was far more of a back and forth match (meaning Rick was in charge of taking more) than most of their stuff against two heavies. Everyone was on, with Sasaki doing a nice job of matching fire with fire. The highlight of the spotfest was Liger hitting a diving lariat to the floor with Power going into a backdrop on impact. The finish was a little weak, but fit into the theme of protecting Liger despite the heavyweight opposition. ****

Genichiro Tenryu vs. Shinya Hashimoto 15:04. The climax of the 17 month NJPW vs. Tenryu fued is one of the key matches of the decade, with Hashimoto finally breaking through for the current generation New Japan stars and defeating the WAR ace after he had taken Hashimoto out twice as well as his contemporaries Chono, Hase, & Koshinaka. It was one of the angriest interpromotional matches ever, truly a war, with both men just getting more and more pissed off as the bout progressed. Urgent and desperate action from start to finish with both combatants just unleashing one bomb after another. Hashimoto injured Tenryu's left arm with a kneedrop and worked it over with an ipponzeoi, triangle armbar, etc. Tenryu took over, but Hashimoto withstood his lariat and came back with a middle kick so brutal it buckled Tenryu. Hashimoto might have been able to get a 10 count KO here Tenryu was in such bad shape, but he got past the ref and stomped Tenryu instead. This ticked Tenryu off so much he popped up and backed Hashimoto into the corner with sumo chops then worked him over when he was down. Hashimoto came back with an enzuigiri and a series of high kicks in the corner, and yet again the ref was completely unable to control these two, maintain order or uphold the rules. The ending was pretty classic as the announcer did a funny soprano "YAHOO" after Hashimoto scored the victory, and everyone gave Hashimoto a standing ovation. As Tenryu had even defeated Antonio Inoki at the Tokyo Dome, and had only split with fellow legends Fujinami & Choshu during the entire program, the importance of this victory for Hashimoto can't be underscored enough. Hashimoto was going to do big things, but it's really this victory that allowed him to hold the heavyweight title for 1052 of 1441 days from 9/20/93-8/31/97. ****1/4

NJ Tadakai no Wonderland ~Jushin Thunder Liger Hen~ #10 6/11/00
& NJ Tadakai no Wonderland ~Jushin Thunder Liger Hen~ #12 6/26/00

2/10/92 Nagoya Rainbow Hall IWGP Junior Heavykyu & WCW Light Heavykyu Double Title Match: Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Pegasus Kid

12/10/92 Nagoya Rainbow Hall: Jushin Thunder Liger & Koji Kanemoto vs. Ultimo Dragon & Masao Orihara

2/16/93 Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan: Jushin Thunder Liger & Ultimo Dragon vs. Hiro Saito & Norio Honaga

8/3/93 Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan: Jushin Thunder Liger & Tatsumi Fujinami vs. Genichiro Tenryu & Koki Kitahara

2/17/94 Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan: Power Warrior & Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Rick Steiner & Scott Steiner 13:05. An explosive action packed sprint with all kinds of big throws that might be the best Steiner match that doesn't have Hiroshi Hase carrying things. It was, to an extent, the typical great Steiner heavy artillery, but Liger was actually taken seriously rather than simply being a bump boy like I expected, and as a result it was far more of a back and forth match (meaning Rick was in charge of taking more) than most of their stuff against two heavies. Everyone was on, with Sasaki doing a nice job of matching fire with fire. The highlight of the spotfest was Liger hitting a diving lariat to the floor with Power going into a backdrop on impact. The finish was a little weak, but fit into the theme of protecting Liger despite the heavyweight opposition. ****

NJ Tadakai no Wonderland ~Jushin Thunder Liger Hen~ #13 7/2/00
-50min. Q=TV Master

 

6/12/90 Fukuoka Kokusai Center Ishu Kakutogisen: Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Masashi Aoyagi

2/24/94 Tokyo Nippon Budokan: Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Shinya Hashimoto 23:08

NJ Tadakai no Wonderland ~Chosenshi Gekiko Hen~ #626 10/15/00
& NJ Tadakai no Wonderland ~Chosenshi Gekiko Hen~ #627 10/17/00
-1hr 50min

NJ Wonderland #626 taped 2/24/94 Tokyo Nippon Budokan

Satoshi Kojima & Manabu Nakanishi vs. Shinjiro Otani & Yuji Nagata

Shinya Hashimoto vs. Jushin Thunder Liger 23:08. There wasn't one person in the building who truly believed Hashimoto, coming off the monster win the week before against the legendary Genichiro Tenryu that established him as the king of the heavyweights, would lose to the king of the juniors. However, Hashimoto didn't allow that to stop him from taking Liger seriously and working hard to delivering a worthy big show main event. They avoided the obvious formula, instead having the big man bully the little guy, working Liger's arm for much of the first 10 minutes and refusing to allow him any establishing offense. By making Liger seem that much more overmatched, the fans would go nuts anytime he did anything. He finally came back with a couple kneecap dropkicks and worked Hashimoto's knee. What surprised me was that Liger was never able to use his speed or quickness. This was totally a heavyweight style match, and Hashimoto kept denying Liger's power moves. Finally Liger had one big run with two avalanche style moves, the DDT and the Frankensteiner, which broke down Hashimoto's resistance enough to allow him to hit a German suplex. Liger ultimately went down a little easily, but the match was long enough that you felt he accomplished enough. ***3/4

NJ Wonderland #627 taped 2/24/94 Tokyo Nippon Budokan

Masahiro Chono vs. Tatsutoshi Goto

3/6/94 Okayama-ken Taiikukan: Shinjiro Otani vs. Black Tiger

3/16/94 Tokyo Taiikukan: Antonio Inoki & Tadao Yasuda vs. Masahiro Chono & Osamu Kido

NJ Tadakai no Wonderland ~Chosenshi Gekiko Hen~ #628 10/23/00
& NJ Tadakai no Wonderland ~Chosenshi Gekiko Hen~ #629 10/24/00
-1hr 50min. Q=TV Master

NJ Wonderland #628 taped 3/6/94 Okayama-ken Taiikukan

Tatsuhito Takaiwa vs. Nobukazu Hirai

5th Young Lion Hai (cup) Koshikisen: Satoshi Kojima vs. Manabu Nakanishi

Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Villano V

Tadao Yasuda vs. The Great Kabuki

NJ Wonderland #629 taped 3/6/94 Okayama-ken Taiikukan

Masahiro Chono vs. Akitoshi Saito

Power Warrior & Akira Nogami & Takayuki Iizuka vs. Hercules Hernandez & The Barbarian & Killer Bee (B. Brian Blair)

3/16/94 Tokyo Taiikukan: Jushin Thunder Liger & El Samurai vs. Killer Bee & Black Tiger

4/4/94 Hiroshima Green Dome: Antonio Inoki & Hiroshi Hase vs. Yoshiaki Fujiwara & Yuki Ishikawa

NJ Tadakai no Wonderland ~Chosenshi Gekiko Hen~ #630 10/30/00
& NJ Tadakai no Wonderland ~Chosenshi Gekiko Hen~ #631 10/31/00
-1hr 50min. Q=TV Master

NJ Wonderland #630 taped 3/16/94 Tokyo Taiikukan

5th Young Lion Hai Koshikisen: Tokimitsu Ishizawa vs. Nobukazu Hirai

5th Young Lion Hai Koshikisen: Manabu Nakanishi vs. Yuji Nagata

3/6/94 Okayama-ken Taiikukan: Shinya Hashimoto vs. Scott Norton

Shinya Hashimoto vs. The Barbarian

NJ Wonderland #631 taped 3/16/94 Tokyo Taiikukan

Power Warrior vs. Scott Norton

Tatsumi Fujinami & Riki Choshu & Yoshiaki Fujiwara vs. Kengo Kimura & Shiro Koshinaka & Tatsutoshi Goto

4/4/94 Hiroshima Green Dome Riki Choshu & Genichiro Tenryu vs. Keiji Muto & Masahiro Chono

NJ Tadakai no Wonderland ~Chosenshi Gekiko Hen~ #632 11/6/00
& NJ Tadakai no Wonderland ~Chosenshi Gekiko Hen~ #633 11/7/00
-1hr 50min. Q=TV Master

Wonderland #632 taped 3/6/94 Okayama-ken Taiikukan

Kuniaki Kobayashi & Michiyoshi Ohara vs. Yoshiaki Yatsu & Hiro Saito

taped 3/16/94 Tokyo Taiikukan

WCW International Heavyweight Title Match: Rick Rude vs. Hiroshi Hase

Wonderland #633 taped 3/21/94 Nagoya Aichi-ken Taiikukan

5th Young Lion Hai Koshikisen: Tatsuhito Takaiwa vs. Satoshi Kojima. Execution was sharp. Kojima got a bloody nose. Slow early, but quite good when it picked up in the last few minutes. The crowd got into Kojima after he kicked out of two Death Valley bombs in a row and made his comeback. **1/4

5th Young Lion Hai Koshikisen: Nobukazu Hirai vs. Manabu Nakanishi. Boring match. 10 minutes of kicks in restmissions. It picked up for the final 3+ minutes, but these two don't have much offense. They didn't screw up, but they were putting me to sleep. *

Tatsumi Fujinami & Riki Choshu & Yoshiaki Fujiwara vs. Kengo Kimura & Shiro Koshinaka & Tatsutoshi Goto. Just kicking and punching, but it was a heated match. Choshu was stuck in the ring for a long time where they beat him bloody. The pace tripled when he finally made the hot tag. Structured well, but boring and repetitive until the final minutes. **

NJ Tadakai no Wonderland ~Chosenshi Gekiko Hen~ #634 11/13/00
& NJ Tadakai no Wonderland ~Chosenshi Gekiko Hen~ #635 11/14/00
-1hr 50min. Q=TV Master

Wonderland #634 taped 3/21/94 Nagoya Aichi-ken Taiikukan

Osamu Kido & Tadao Yasuda vs. Shinjiro Otani & Yuji Nagata

Kuniaki Kobayashi & Tatsutoshi Goto vs. Yoshiaki Yatsu & Hiro Saito

Masahiro Chono vs. Rick Rude

Wonderland #635 taped 3/21/94 Nagoya Aichi-ken Taiikukan

Power Warrior vs. Hercules Hernandez

Tatsumi Fujinami & Riki Choshu & Yoshiaki Fujiwara & Keiji Muto & Hiroshi Hase vs. Kengo Kimura & Shiro Koshinaka & The Great Kabuki & Tatsutoshi Goto & Michiyoshi Ohara

NJ Tadakai no Wonderland ~Chosenshi Gekiko Hen~ #636 11/20/00
NJ Tadakai no Wonderland ~Chosenshi Gekiko Hen~ #637 11/21/00
-1hr 50min. Q=TV Master

Wonderland #636 taped 3/21/94 Nagoya Aichi-ken Taiikukan

IWGP Junior Heavykyu Senshukenjiai: Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Black Tiger

taped 3/24/94 Kyoto Furitsu Taiikukan

5th Young Lion Hai Yushoketteisen: Satoshi Kojima vs. Manabu Nakanishi

Wonderland #637 taped 4/4/94 Hiroshima Green Dome

El Samurai vs. Shinjiro Otani

taped 3/21/94 Nagoya Aichi-ken Taiikukan

IWGP Heavykyu Senshukenjiai: Shinya Hashimoto vs. Scott Norton

NJ Tadakai no Wonderland ~Chosenshi Gekiko Hen~ #638 11/27/00
NJ Tadakai no Wonderland ~Chosenshi Gekiko Hen~ #639 11/28/00
-1hr 50min. Q=TV Master

Wonderland #638 taped 4/4/94 Hiroshima Green Dome

Osamu Kido & Tadao Yasuda vs. Great Kabuki & Akitoshi Saito

Power Warrior & Satoshi Kojima vs. Akira Nogami & Takayuki Iizuka

Kengo Kimura & Shiro Koshinaka & Kuniaki Kobayashi & Michiyoshi Ohara vs. Yoshiaki Yatsu & Shinichi Nakano & Hiro Saito & Norio Honaga

Wonderland #639 taped 4/4/94 Hiroshima Green Dome

Jushin Thunder Liger & Wild Pegasus vs. Rick Steiner & Scott Steiner

IWGP Heavyweight Title Match: Shinya Hashimoto vs. Tatsumi Fujinami

New Japan Hand-Held 4/4/94
-3 hours. Q=Ok

Liger & Benoit vs. Steiners, Samurai vs. Otani, Muta & Chono vs. Choshu & Tenryu, more!

NJ Tadakai no Wonderland ~Chosenshi Gekiko Hen~ #642 12/11/00
& NJ Tadakai no Wonderland ~Chosenshi Gekiko Hen~ #643 12/12/00
-1hr 50min. Q=TV Master

Wonderland #642 taped 4/7/94 Kumamoto Shi Taiikukan

Masahiro Chono & Tadao Yasuda vs. Kengo Kimura & The Great Kabuki

Shiro Koshinaka & Kuniaki Kobayashi & Michiyoshi Ohara vs. Yoshiaki Yatsu & Shinichi Nakano & Norio Honaga

Tatsumi Fujinami & Osamu Kido vs. Shinya Hashimoto & Power Warrior

Wonderland #643 SUPER J-CUP 1st. STAGE Ikkaisen taped 4/16/94 Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan

Dean Malenko vs. Gedo

Shinjiro Otani vs. Super Delfin

Black Tiger vs. TAKA Michinoku

El Samurai vs. Masayoshi Motegi

New Japan TV w/Super J Cup & AJ TV 4/16/94
-around 3 hours. Q=Ex

Awesome Long Clips of rounds 1 & 2, plus Liger vs. Sasuke-Semifinal 4 3/4 stars, Super J Cup Final: Sasuke vs. Benoit-one of the greatest matches ever *****, Kawada vs. Williams-4 stars, more!

NJ Super J-Cup ~1st Stage~ Commercial Tape 4/16/94 Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan Part 1 & 2
-3hr 25min. Q=Master
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
NJ SUPER J CUP 4-16-94 Part 1

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Round 1

Malenko vs. Gedo (WAR). Malenko did everything in this match, but Gedo couldn't hold up his end. In Gedo's defense, as usual, Malenko didn't work to his opponent's strengths. **1/4

Otani vs. Delfin (Michinoku Pro). You couldn't tell that these two never worked together before because they really clicked. Damn good work and a hot crowd. Very unselfish performance by Delfin. ***1/2

Black Tiger (Guerrero) vs. TAKA (Michinoku Pro). Great match while it lasted. TAKA showed some greenness, but his athletic spots were so awesome he stole the show anyway. ****

Samurai vs. Masayoshi Motegi (SPWF). Samurai did his best, but Motegi blew everything imaginable, even falling off the top rope while trying a plancha. The ultimate choke job. DUD

Negro Casas (EMLL) vs. Ricky Fuji (FMW). Casas did a good job carrying the match and his moves were very well set up. Solid and well built, but the typical lack of impact from the Lucha style and wasn't as glamorous as the other matches. *1/2

Liger vs. Hayabusa (FMW). Liger carried the match. Hayabusa got to look good doing his great flying, but he blew a couple spots at the end, which took the match down a notch. ***

NJ SUPER J CUP 4-16-94 Part 2

Round 2

Gedo vs. Delfin. Good showing by Delfin, carrying Gedo to a very good match. ***

Wild Pegasus (Benoit) vs. Black Tiger. These two showed why they are great. Every spot was done to perfection, but the match only going a little over 10 minutes prevented them from reaching the greatness they were capable of. ***3/4

Great Sasuke (Michinoku Pro) vs. Samurai. Excellent work and hot crowd. Very exciting match with an awesome 2nd half, but again too short because like Benoit, Sasuke had to work 3 matches in 1 night. ****1/4

Liger vs. Fuji. Fuji was really outclassed and pretty much sucked. Liger tried to carry him, but Fuji made some spots look bad by taking lousy bumps. Still, Liger's performance was strong enough that the match was good in spite of Fuji. Liger did a rare diving footstomp to the floor. ***

Semifinals

Wild Pegasus vs. Gedo. Gedo once again proved to be carryable, and Benoit was by far the best of his 3 opponents on this night, so this was Gedo's best of the show. Benoit's offense was great, and Gedo generally did a good job of selling it. All spots. ***

Liger vs. Sasuke. Absolutely tremendous match with great work, build, timing, and some incredible spots. Would have been 5 stars if the Sasuke wouldn't have slipped off the top rope near the finish, but even that didn't hurt too badly because Liger did a good job of covering it by mocking Sasuke and the crowd still popped huge for the surprise upset win. ****1/2

Final

Pegasus vs. Sasuke. One of the best junior matches ever! Beautiful and perfect action with awesome work, great athleticism, perfect execution, and great flow. Tremendous spots, including more suicidal dives by Sasuke. A 1990's version of Tiger Mask Sayama vs. Dynamite Kid. Benoit wins the J Cup. *****

NJ Tadakai no Wonderland ~Chosenshi Gekiko Hen~ #644 12/18/00
& NJ Tadakai no Wonderland ~Chosenshi Gekiko Hen~ #645 12/19/00
-1hr 50min. Q=TV Master

Wonderland # SUPER J-CUP 1st.STAGE Ikkaisen taped 4/16/94 Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan

Negro Casas vs. Ricky Fuji

Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Hayabusa

Nikaisen

Super Delfin vs. Gedo

Wild Pegasus vs. Black Tiger

Wonderland # SUPER J-CUP 1st.STAGE Nikaisen taped 4/16/94 Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan

El Samurai vs. The Great Sasuke

Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Ricky Fuji

Junkessho: Wild Pegasus vs. Gedo

6/15/94 Tokyo Nippon Budokan: Jushin Thunder Liger & El Samurai & Shinjiro Otani & Tokimitsu Ishikawa vs. The Great Sasuke & SATO & TAKA Michinoku & Shiryu 12:47. Beautifully choreographed, highly athletic, very spectacular lucha match. It's kinda friendly considering it's New Japan vs. Michinoku Pro, but loads of fun. Liger does try to put heat on his 7/8/94 match against Sasuke, taunting the Great one by laying on his back until Sasuke finally has to work with him, and there's intensity for TAKA vs. Otani (probably the best pairing), as they are the two fiery up and comers, but generally it has more of an exhibition feel, with a big pop when the NJ guys do the little hop after Shiryu's repeated half kipups. Everyone is up for the match, and working at a high level (well, except Ishizawa is just along for the ride since he lacks the diversity to do this style). They take advantage of everyone, both to keep everyone fresh so they can maintain the high pace, and also the more they have to dive off the top rope simultaneously or to the floor in succession, the better. The match is too short and undeveloped to be one of the great Michinoku tags, but it's super enjoyable. ****

AJ TV 5/2/93 '93 Champion Carnival Final taped 4/21 Yokohama Bunka Taiikukan
& NJ '94 Wrestling Dontaku in the Fukuoka Dome Commercial Tape 5/1/94 Fukuoka Dome Part 1
-2 1/2hr. Q=Ex

AJ TV 5/2/93

Baba & Kimura & Momota vs. Deaton & Eigen & Izumida. Izumida was the "hot" worker of the match, so that says it all.

'93 Champion Carnival Final: Misawa vs. Hansen. After all the great matches in the Carny, the final turns out to be just good. Big spot is Hansen trying his lariat at the same time as Misawa tries his elbow and they crack arms. Stan's performance was mediocre, at best. Hansen wins Champion Carnival.

Nagata vs. Kojima. Basic work with tons of submissions. Nagata looked sharp with big league transition and crispness.

Kido & Nogami & Iizuka vs. Akitoshi Saito & Ohara & Tatsu Goto. Bad and boring with way too much kicking and punching

Tadao Yasuda vs. El Gigante. No redeeming factors. The worst incarnation of crap. Yasuda was totally dwarfed.

Dream Open Match: Liger vs. Satoru Sayama. Dream match turned DUD as Sayama didn't want to do anything. So uneventful that they edited it down to 1:22 of 10:00 draw, showing just the "action." Probably Liger's worst match of the 1990's.

WCW International Heavyweight Title: Sting vs. Rude. Good match with both men making a good showing. Runway was well utilized. Risky to throw two outsiders out there working American style for 22+ but it worked, and Sting was quite over. Rude wins WCW International title. Unfortunately, he breaks his back along the way, an injury he's never able to recover from.

NJ '94 WRESTLING DONTAKU in FUKUOKA DOME Commercial Tapes 5/1/94 Fukuoka Dome Part 1 & 2
-3hr 35min. Q=Master

NJ '94 WRESTLING DONTAKU in FUKUOKA DOME Part 1

Yuji Nagata vs. Satoshi Kojima. Basic work with tons of submissions. Nagata looked sharp with big league transition and crispness.

Osamu Kido & Akira Nogami & Takayuki Iizuka vs. Akitoshi Saito & Michiyoshi Ohara & Tatsu Goto. Bad and boring with way too much kicking and punching

Tadao Yasuda vs. El Gigante. No redeeming factors. The worst incarnation of crap. Yasuda was totally dwarfed.

Dream Open Exhibition Match: Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Satoru Sayama. Dream match turned DUD as Sayama didn't want to do anything. So uneventful that they edited it down to 1:22 of 10:00 draw, showing just the "action." Probably Liger's worst match of the 1990's.

WCW International Heavyweight Title Match: Sting vs. Rick Rude. Good match with both men making a good showing. Runway was well utilized. Risky to throw two outsiders out there working American style for 22+ but it worked, and Sting was quite over, and Rude was on top of his game. It was truly an amazing performance by Rude given he broke his back along the way, an injury he's never able to recover from. Rude wins WCW International title.

NJ '94 WRESTLING DONTAKU in FUKUOKA DOME Part 2

Tokimitsu Ishizawa & El Samurai vs. Shinjiro Otani & Tatsuhito Takaiwa. Good match, but no heat. Youngsters were featured and they looked good because Samurai & Otani were carrying them.

Norio Honaga & Hiro Saito & Shinichi Nakano vs. Kengo Kimura & The Great Kabuki & Kuniaki Kobayashi. Punches, kicks, and boredom. Bad even by these guys standards.

Shiro Koshinaka vs. Yoshiaki Yatsu. Another great job by Shiro carrying the over the hill Yatsu to a good, exciting match with hot near falls. Yatsu was really sucking wind.

Masahiro Chono vs. Yoshiaki Fujiwara. Typical bad Fujiwara match

Hiroshi Hase vs. Riki Choshu. Good sprint. Work was a lot better than you'd expect from a Choshu match, all due to Hase.

IWGP Title: Shinya Hashimoto vs. Tatsumi Fujinami. A 6-minute world title match as the semifinal of a Dome show? The talent is there, but there's no way for it to come through.

NJ INOKI COUNTDOWN 1st. Inoki vs. Muta Commercial Tape 5/1/94 Fukuoka Dome
-1hr 20min. Q=Master

INOKI COUNTDOWN 1st.: Antonio Inoki vs. Great Muta

NJPW Hiroshi Hase BEST BOUT 10 Commercial Tape
-2hr 15min. Q=Near Perfect

12/27/87 Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan, IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title Match: Kuniaki Kobayashi vs. Hiroshi Hase

2/7/88 Sapporo Nakajima Taiiku Center, '88 Top of the Super Junior Final: Hiroshi Hase vs. Shiro Koshinaka

9/14/90 Hiroshima Sun Plaza: Hiroshi Hase vs. Great Muta

11/1/90 Tokyo Nippon Budokan, IWGP Tag Title Match: Masahiro Chono & Keiji Muto vs. Hiroshi Hase & Kensuke Sasaki

7/4/91 Fukuoka Kokusai Center: Hiroshi Hase & Kensuke Sasaki vs. Masahiro Chono & Keiji Muto

5/1/92 Chiba Port Arena, IWGP Tag Title Match: Big Van Vader & Crusher Bam Bam Bigelow vs. Hiroshi Hase & Kensuke Sasaki

6/26/92 Tokyo Nippon Budokan: Hiroshi Hase vs. Kensuke Sasaki

12/11/92 Nagoya Rainbow Hall: Hiroshi Hase vs. Masahiro Chono

9/23/93 Yokohama Arena: Hiroshi Hase vs. Genichiro Tenryu

2/24/94 Tokyo Nippon Budokan: Hiroshi Hase vs. Tadao Yasuda

3/11/88 Aichi-ken Taiikukan, IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title Match: Hiroshi Hase vs. Nobuhiko Takada

3/21/91 Tokyo Dome, IWGP Tag Title Match: Hiroshi Hase & Kensuke Sasaki vs. Rick & Scott Steiner

8/26/91 4 vs 5 Elimination Match: Hiroshi Hase & Kensuke Sasaki & Masahiro Chono & Shiro Koshinaka vs. Shinya Hashimoto & Osamu Nishimura & Koji Kanemoto & Masayoshi Motegi & Hiroyoshi Tenzan

5/1/94 Fukuoka Dome: Hiro Hase vs. Riki Choshu

NJ Tadakai no Wonderland ~Chosenshi Gekiko Hen~ #651 1/9/01
& NJ Tadakai no Wonderland ~Chosenshi Gekiko Hen~ #652 1/15/01
-1hr 50min. Q=TV Master

Wonderland #651 taped 5/1/94 Fukuoka Dome

Tadao Yasuda vs. El Gigante

Dream Open Exhibition Match: Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Satoru Sayama

taped 5/26/94 Mie Tsu Shi Taiikukan

Top Of The Super Junior Koshikisen: El Samurai vs. Dean Malenko

Wonderland #652 taped 5/26/94 Mie Tsu Shi Taiikukan

Satoshi Kojima & Tadao Yasuda vs. Yugi Nagata & Tokimitsu Ishizawa

Best Of The Super Jr. Koshikisen: Super Delfin vs. TAKA Michinoku 11:31. This is an excellent program, as TAKA always gets Delfin to take the match seriously and bring his working boots. These two have exceptionally chemistry and were highly motivated to show the Michinoku style to the New Japan fans. This match was everything Delfin's subsequent match against Black Tiger wasn't. It was quick, fluid, and diverse, delving into all areas, but truly showcasing their ability to play off each other to develop the sequences and counters. The tension was there from the outset, with neither wanting to get shown up. Really, the only downside of this match was the brevity. ***3/4

Akira Nogami & Takashi Iizuka vs. Shiro Koshinaka & Michiyoshi Ohara

Hawk Warrior & Power Warrior vs. Scott Norton & Mike Enos

NJ Tadakai no Wonderland ~Chosenshi Gekiko Hen~ #653 1/16/01
& NJ Tadakai no Wonderland ~Chosenshi Gekiko Hen~ #654 1/22/01
-1hr 50min. Q=TV Master

Wonderland #653 taped 5/26/94 Mie Tsu Shi Taiikukan

Best Of The Super Jr. Koshikisen: Wild Pegasus vs. Shinjiro Otani

Best Of The Super Jr. Koshikisen: Jushin Thunder Liger vs. David "Fit" Finlay

Tatsumi Fujinami & Riki Choshu & Yoshiaki Fujiwara vs. Shinya Hashimoto & Keiji Muto & Masahiro Chono

Wonderland #654 taped 6/1/94 Sendai Miyagi Shi Taiikukan

Best Of The Super Jr. Koshikisen: Masayoshi Motegi vs. David "Fit" Finlay

Best Of The Super Jr. Koshikisen: Wild Pegasus vs. Dean Malenko

Best Of The Super Jr. Koshikisen: Super Delfin vs. Black Tiger 13:22. Delfin wore a black costume so Black Delfin could wrestle Black Tiger, but Tiger may as well have been wrestling generic opponent who can't be trusted. Match followed the basic loser dominates formula, with Tiger playing rudo and doing his spots then getting upset rather suddenly. You could see they weren't sure of one another, but as lucha is the strength of both, the match was still at its best when they were risking sequences. This probably wouldn't have been memorable no matter what, but there was no chance the way Tiger refused to both open up and allow Delfin to contribute much. ***

NJ Tadakai no Wonderland ~Chosenshi Gekiko Hen~ #655 1/23/01
NJ Tadakai no Wonderland ~Chosenshi Gekiko Hen~ #656 1/29/01
-1hr 50min. Q=TV Master

Wonderland #655 taped 6/1/94 Sendai Miyagi Shi Taiikukan

Keiji Muto & Masahiro Chono & Hiroshi Hase vs. Scott Norton & Mike Enos & Brad Armstrong

Tatsumi Fujinami & Riki Choshu vs. Shiro Koshinaka & Tatsutoshi Goto

IWGP Heavykyu Senshukenjiai: Shinya Hashimoto vs. Yoshiaki Fujiwara

NJ Wonderland #656 taped 6/8/94 Takamatsu Sogo Taiikukan

6/1/94 Sendai Miyagi Shi Taiikukan: Hawk Warrior & Power Warrior vs. Akira Nogami & Takashi Iizuka

Best Of The Super Jr. Koshikisen: Tokimitsu Ishizawa vs. Dean Malenko

Best Of The Super Jr. Koshikisen: Super Delfin vs. Wild Pegasus. Both were on top of their game work wise, but it was as if they simply pasted together a series of high quality segments, as one section did little to set up the next. Pegasus aimed to run through Delfin, mauling him from the outset. Delfin finally showed some guile, but it took two counters to gain control, at which point the previously overwhelmed Delfin could do suddenly whatever he wanted to Pegasus for the next few minutes. Delfin was stretching Pegasus’ back, so logically Pegasus came back with a German suplex. Pegasus seemed to sucker Delfin into an exchange, but Delfin quickly tired of this, laying Pegasus out with a low blow to kickstart a big run where he exhausted his arsenal of flying moves. Delfin got to kick out of most of Pegasus’ big moves, much to Pegasus’ disgust, but as is so often the case when Pegasus can’t incapacitate his opponent, he outsmarts them, leveraging his way to victory. ***1/2

All Japan/New Japan TV 6/94
-5 hours. Q=PG

Kobashi & Akiyama vs. Taue & Honda, Sasuke & Shiryu & TAKA & Sato vs. Liger & Otani & Samurai & Ishizawa, Muto & Chono vs. Norton & Enos, Steiners vs. Hase & Sasaki, Misawa vs. Kawada, Williams & Ace vs. Hansen & Omori, Liger vs. Delfin-1994 Jr. Tournament Final Liger wins for 2nd time, Hase & Chono & Hashimoto vs. Choshu & Fujinami & Fujiwara, more!

NJ Handheld 6/1/94 & 7/17/94
-6 hours. Q=Gd

Benoit vs. Malenko, Delfin vs. Black Tiger (Guerrero), Liger & Samurai & Otani & Ishizawa vs. Sato & Shiryu & Terry Boy & TAKA 2/3 falls, Muta & Hase & Chono vs. Brad Armstrong & Norton & Enos, Hell Raisers vs. Nogami & Iizuka, Hashimoto vs. Fujiwara, Liger & Otani vs. Black Tiger & Honaga, Hase & Sasaki & Nakanishi vs. Scorpio & Nasty Boys, Fujinami & Kido vs. Art Barr & Black Cat, Muta vs. Saito, Hashimoto vs. Kimura, Kawada & Taue & Ogawa vs. Misawa & Kobashi & Asako, more!

NJ Tokon V Special Tokubestu Hen BEST OF THE SUPER Jr. (1994) Commercial Tape
-1 1/2 hours. Q=Master
NJPW Tokon V Special BEST OF THE SUPER Jr. 1994

Note: some matches are digested

5/28/94

Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Dean Malenko

Shinjiro Otani vs. TAKA Michinoku

5/30/94 Niigata Shi Taiikukan

Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Super Delfin

Shinjiro Otani vs. El Samurai

6/4/94

Tokimitsu Ishizawa vs. Super Delfin

6/6/94 Chiba Koen Taiikukan

Black Tiger (Guerrero) vs. Wild Pegasus (Benoit)

Super Delfin vs.El Samurai

6/13/94 Osaka Furitsu Taiikukaikan

BEST OF THE SUPER Jr. Yushoketteisen: Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Super Delfin ****

NJ Tadakai no Wonderland ~Chosenshi Gekiko Hen~ #660 2/12/01
-55min. Q=TV Master

Wonderland #660 taped 6/15/94 Tokyo Nippon Budokan

Wild Pegasus & Black Tiger vs. Dean Malenko & Brad Armstrong

Kengo Kimura & Shiro Koshinaka & Kuniaki Kobayashi & Tatsutoshi Goto vs. Yoshiaki Yatsu & Shinichi Nakano & Hiro Saito & Norio Honaga

Keiji Muto & Masahiro Chono vs. Scott Norton & Mike Enos

NJ Tadakai no Wonderland ~Chosenshi Gekiko Hen~ #661 2/13/01
NJ Tadakai no Wonderland ~Chosenshi Gekiko Hen~ #662 2/19/01
-1hr 50min. Q=TV Master

Wonderland #661 taped 6/15/94 Tokyo Nippon Budokan

Akira Nogami & Takashi Iizuka vs. Tatsumi Fujinami & Yoshiaki Fujiwara

Hiroshi Hase & Power Warrior vs. Rick Steiner & Scott Steiner

IWGP Heavyweight Title Match: Shinya Hashimoto vs. Riki Choshu

Wonderland #662 taped 7/2/94 Akita Kenritsu Taiikukan

Jushin Thunder Liger & El Samurai & Shinjiro Otani vs. Black Tiger & American Machine & Black Cat. A puroresu-tinged lucha libre match that was a nice change of pace, though a far cry from the quality of the typical NJPW junior tag. Liger, Samurai, & Otani are good enough to make a respectable showing in any style, but they don’t receive as well in lucha style since timing is at least as important as bumping. There was occasional hesitation, and they seemed to be winging it at times, which is no surprise as you can’t expect to have the necessary rhythm to the segments if you are doing the style once in a while. The luchadors showed some good offense within their rudo tactics, for instance double teaming with a suplex and frog splash combo. Black Cat was obviously the weak link with some execution errors. **3/4

Michiyoshi Ohara vs. Yoshiaki Fujiwara

Riki Choshu vs. Tatsutoshi Goto

Tatsumi Fujinami vs. Kengo Kimura

NJ Tadakai no Wonderland ~Chosenshi Gekiko Hen~ #663 2/20/01
NJ Tadakai no Wonderland ~Chosenshi Gekiko Hen~ #664 2/26/01
-1hr 50min. Q=TV Master

Wonderland #663 taped 7/2/94 Akita Kenritsu Taiikukan

Power Warrior & Akira Nogami & Takashi Iizuka vs. Lord Steven Regal & Jerry Sags & Brian Knobbs

Shinya Hashimoto vs. Akitoshi Saito

Keiji Muto & Masahiro Chono & Hiroshi Hase vs. Shiro Koshinaka & The Great Kabuki & Kuniaki Kobayashi

Wonderland #664 taped 7/8/94 Hokkaido Sapporo Nakajima Taiiku Center

Akira Nogami vs. Hiro Saito

Takashi Iizuka vs. The Great Kabuki

Osamu Kido vs. Michiyoshi Ohara

7/9/94 Hokkaido Sapporo Nakajima Taiiku Center: Power Warrior vs. Flying Scorpio

NJ Tadakai no Wonderland ~Chosenshi Gekiko Hen~ #665 2/27/01
& NJ Tadakai no Wonderland ~Chosenshi Gekiko Hen~ #666 3/5/01
-1hr 50min. Q=TV Master

Wonderland #665 taped 7/9/94 Hokkaido Sapporo Nakajima Taiiku Center

7/8/94 Hokkaido Sapporo Nakajima Taiiku Center, Advance to G1 CLIMAX Decision Tournament a Zone: Kengo Kimura vs. Yoshiaki Yatsu

Advance to G1 CLIMAX Decision Tournament a Zone: Yoshiaki Yatsu vs. Manabu Nakanishi

Advance to G1 CLIMAX Decision Tournament c Zone: Takashi Iizuka vs. Shinichi Nakano

Wonderland #666 taped 7/9/94 Hokkaido Sapporo Nakajima Taiiku Center

Advance to G1 CLIMAX Decision Tournament d Zone Final: Osamu Kido vs. Tatsutoshi Goto

Masahiro Chono vs. Lord Steven Regal

Tatsumi Fujinami & Riki Choshu & Yoshiaki Fujiwara vs. Shinya Hashimoto & Keiji Muto & Hiroshi Hase

NJ Tadakai no Wonderland ~Chosenshi Gekiko Hen~ #667 3/6/01
& NJ Tadakai no Wonderland ~Chosenshi Gekiko Hen~ #668 3/12/01
-1hr 50min. Q=TV Master

Wonderland #667 taped 7/9/94 Hokkaido Sapporo Nakajima Taiiku Center

Advance to G1 CLIMAX Decision Tournament b Zone Final: Shiro Koshinaka vs. Hiro Saito

Rick Steiner & Scott Steiner vs. Jerry Sags & Brian Knobbs

Tatsumi Fujinami & Riki Choshu & Yoshiaki Fujiwara vs. Shinya Hashimoto & Masahiro Chono & Power Warrior

Wonderland #668 '94 Summer Struggle taped 7/8 Hokkaido Sapporo Nakajima Taiiku Center

Jushin Thunder Liger vs. The Great Sasuke 15:15. Sasuke was the best flying wrestler to come down the pipe in quite some time, but it still took the great New Japan juniors to incorporate his amazing offense into superb singles matches. His rematch with Liger was even more of a Sasuke showcase, as The Great One ultimately had to repay Liger for putting him over in the 4/16/94 SUPER J-CUP semifinal. Sasuke came out in kamikaze mode, but injured Liger’s arm during the initial aerial surge. Though Sasuke can certainly go on the mat, the biggest liability of his game is he’s almost never able to make the stretching and submission meaningful in a match he’s carrying. With Liger taking the initiative, they bounded that hurdle in less than 30 seconds, as Jushin beginning to sell his arm before we should have had any reason to believe it had been damaged, thus urging Sasuke to spend the early portion taking it apart. Liger typically came back with his shotei, except now performing the move hurt him almost as much as it hurt Sasuke. Knowing he can’t match Liger’s power long before Liger tossed him like a rag doll with a released German suplex, Sasuke kept the pace as fast as possible in standup. He performed 3 dives including a suicidal plancha with Liger in the guard rail gate, which is just big enough for Sasuke to land without coming down upon the standing metal, but Sasuke still hurt his knee landing on the metal connector that rests on the floor. Perhaps the most impressive aspect of the match is just how fast it seemed. Even the most ardent groundwork hater couldn’t get bored with the submission spots, yet on the other hand it never appeared as though they were plowing through the submissions. Moreover, as dazzling as the offense consistently was, the contest never felt like a spotfest. That said, if there’s a downside, it’s the bout being a bit on the short side. Sasuke, who had noticeably improved in the brief time since the J CUP, mostly through his success lending him the confidence to know he belongs on the largest stage with the best wrestlers in the world, gives another memorable, show stealing performance. Liger was at his most unselfish - everything while seeming to be nothing - to the point he has little offense until the final few minutes. A brilliant match apart from Liger actually having to remind Sasuke which arm he’s supposed to be working over. Full Match Review ****3/4

Keiji Muto & Hiroshi Hase vs. Rick Steiner & Scott Steiner 20:55. Seeing them in later years, it's difficult to remember the excitement generated by The Steiner Brothers matching up with the best tag teams in New Japan. The Steiners felt they had something to prove when they journeyed to the orient, and actually respected the top opposition leading to matches such as this where everyone fired up and put each other over. Yes, even Scott Steiner sold today, not necessarily in believable fashion, but we'll take what we can get. For the most part, even Scott's substandard selling came off very well because Muto & Hase, who were in top form, were wrestling a very athletic style that didn't require much help from the opponent. Scott was tossing them around with every move, and they were making him look like a million bucks. The crowd was into it early, really reacting to what Muto & Hase were doing. They pulled out all the tricks here to get reaction - saves, double teaming, going alone because partner is down and out, etc. Comparative to the New Japan matches involving their peers, the heavyweight tag was actually far more spectacular than the previous Liger vs. Sasuke junior singles match. ****

NJ Tadakai no Wonderland ~Chosenshi Gekiko Hen~ #672 3/26/01
-55min. Q=TV Master

Wonderland #672

8/3/94 Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan: Jushin Thunder Liger & El Samurai vs. Gran Hamada & Dean Malenko

8/4/94 Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan: Scott Norton & Hercules Hernandez vs. Rick Steiner & Scott Steiner

8/4/94 Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan, '94 G1 Climax A Block League Match: Osamu Kido vs. Yoshiaki Fujiwara

NJPW '94 G1 Climax Commercial Tapes 8/3/94-8/7/94 Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan
-8hr. Q=Master. 4 DVDs
NJ 1994 G1 CLIMAX A Block

A Block

8/3/94

Yoshiaki Yatsu vs. Osamu Kido 8:25

Keiji Muto vs. Yoshiaki Fujiwara 8:25

Masa Chono vs. Riki Choshu 3:47

8/4/94

Osamu Kido vs. Yoshiaki Fujiwara 9:46

Riki Choshu vs. Yoshiaki Yatsu 10:11

Masa Chono vs. Keiji Muto 27:28

8/5/94

Masa Chono vs. Osamu Kido 5:00

Yoshiaki Yatsu vs. Yoshiaki Fujiwara 9:00

Keiji Muto vs. Riki Choshu 15:00

8/6/94

Keiji Muto vs. Osamu Kido 7:54

Masa Chono vs. Yoshiaki Yatsu 15:03

Riki Choshu vs. Yoshiaki Fujiwara 8:27

8/7/94

Riki Choshu vs. Osamu Kido 5:14

Keiji Muto vs. Yoshiaki Yatsu 15:14

Masa Chono vs. Yoshiaki Fujiwara 9:34

NJ 1994 G1 CLIMAX B Block

B Block

8/3/94

Shiro Koshinaka vs. Takayuki Iizuka 14:02

Hiroshi Hase vs. Shinya Hashimoto 9:10

Tatsumi Fujinami vs. Power Warrior 5:25

8/4/94

Shiro Koshinaka vs. Tatsumi Fujinami 13:00

Shinya Hashimoto vs. Takayuki Iizuka 13:05

Hiroshi Hase vs. Power Warrior 16:51

8/5/94

Takayuki Iizuka vs. Tatsumi Fujinami 7:19

Shiro Koshinaka vs. Hiroshi Hase 20:50

Shinya Hashimoto vs. Power Warrior 30:00

8/6/94

Hiroshi Hase vs. Takayuki Iizuka 17:34

Shiro Koshinaka vs. Power Warrior 14:11

Shinya Hashimoto vs. Tatsumi Fujinami 10:31

8/7/94

Power Warrior vs. Takayuki Iizuka 17:34

Shinya Hashimoto vs. Shiro Koshinaka 30:00

Hiroshi Hase vs. Tatsumi Fujinami 11:54

8/7/94, '94 G1 Climax Final: Masahiro Chono vs. Power Warrior 21:51

8/3/94

Gran Hamada & Dean Malenko vs. Jushin Thunder Liger & El Samurai 16:13

El Gigante vs. Nails 2:47

8/4/94

Rick Steiner & Scott Steiner vs. Scott Norton & Hercules Hernandez 11:19

Gran Hamada vs. Jushin Thunder Liger 16:49

8/5/94, Irregular Tag Match: Jushin Thunder Liger & El Gigante vs. El Samurai & Shinjiro Otani & Tadao Yasuda 6:15

NJ '94 G1 Climax Special IN Yokohama Arena Commercial Tape 9/23/94 Yokohama Arena
-2hr 20min. Q=Near Perfect 1st Gen

Handicap Match: El Gigante & Black Tiger vs. El Samurai & Tadao Yasuda & Tokimitsu Ishikawa

Gran Hamada vs. Shinjiro Otani

Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Yoshiaki Fujiwara

Steiner Brothers vs. Scott Norton & Wild Pegasus

Tatsumi Fujinami & Hiroshi Hase vs. Riki Choshu & Manabu Nakanishi

The Great Muta vs. Masa Chono

Shinya Hashimoto vs. Power Warrior

NJ Tadakai no Wonderland ~Jushin Thunder Liger Hen~ #15 7/16/00
& NJ Tadakai no Wonderland ~Jushin Thunder Liger Hen~ #16 7/23/00
-1hr 50min. Q=TV Master

5/1/94 Fukuoka Dome Dream Exhibition Match: Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Satoru Sayama

6/13/94 Osaka Furitsu Taiikukaikan BEST OF THE SUPER Jr. II Yushoketteisen: Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Super Delfin

9/23/94 Kanagawa Yokohama Arena: Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Yoshiaki Fujiwara

Wonderland Liger #16

8/4/94 Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan: Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Gran Hamada

10/9/95 Tokyo Dome: Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Naoki Sano

10/29/95 Fukuoka Marine Messe: Jushin Thunder Liger & Koji Kanemoto vs. Naoki Sano & Kenichi Yamamoto

 

NJ Tokon V Special Vol. 23 '94 GI CLIMAX SPECIAL
-1hr. Q=Master

9/24/94 Nagoya Aichi-ken Taiikukan: Riki Choshu & Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Keiji Muto & Wild Pegasus

9/26/94 Kobe World Kinen Hall: The Great Muta vs. Osamu Kido

9/27/94 Osaka Jo Hall: Tatsumi Fujinami & Keiji Muto vs. Riki Choshu & Hiroshi Hase

NJ '94 GI CLIMAX SPECIAL Handheld 9/27/94 Osaka Jo Hall
-2hr 40min. Q=Fair. 2 DVDs

IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title Tournament First Round Match: Norio Honaga vs. Gran Hamada 10:48

IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title Tournament First Round Match: Black Tiger vs. El Samurai 9:47

Akira Nogami & Scott Norton & Takayuki Iizuka vs. El Gigante & Manabu Nakanishi & Tadao Yasuda 8:56

IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title Tournament Semifinal Match: Norio Honaga vs. Shinjiro Otani 12:30

IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title Tournament Semifinal Match: Wild Pegasus vs. Black Tiger 10:40

Hiroshi Hase & Riki Choshu vs. Keiji Muto & Tatsumi Fujinami 17:37

IWGP Tag Title Match:
Hawk Warrior & Power Warrior vs. Rick Steiner & Scott Steiner 16:03

IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title Tournament Final:
Norio Honaga vs. Wild Pegasus

IWGP Heavyweight Title Match: Shinya Hashimoto vs. Masahiro Chono 13:48

NJ Tokon V Special Vol. 24 '94 GI CLIMAX SPECIAL IWGP 2 Big Title Match!
-1hr. Q=Master

9/27/94 Osaka Jo Hall

IWGP Heavykyu Senshukenjiai: Shinya Hashimoto vs. Masahiro Chono

IWGP Tag Senshukenjiai: Hell Raisers (Hawk & Power Warrior) vs. Rick & Scott Steiner

9/22/94 Sendai Miyagi-ken Sports Center: Shinya Hashimoto & Hiroshi Hase vs. Hell Raisers

9/24/94 Nagoya Aichi-ken Taiikukan: Masahiro Chono vs. Hawk Warrior

9/26/94 Kobe World Kinen Hall: Masahiro Chono vs. Scott Norton

NJ Tadakai no Wonderland ~Chosenshi Gekiko Hen~ #684 5/7/01
NJ Tadakai no Wonderland ~Chosenshi Gekiko Hen~ #689 5/22/01
-1hr 50min. Q=TV Master

Wonderland 5/7/01 taped 9/19/94 Ishikawa-ken Sangyo Tenjikan

Keiji Muto & Manabu Nakanishi vs. Akira Nogami & Takashi Iizuka

Masahiro Chono vs. Hiroshi Hase

Wonderland 5/22/01 taped 10/9/94 Tokyo Korakuen Hall

Super Junior Tag League Koshikisen: Wild Pegasus & Shinjiro Otani vs. The Great Sasuke & Black Tiger 13:19. A nice companion to the final, but by no means a classic in its own right. The match was building well, but ended 5 minutes sooner than expected, with tons of ammunition left in the holster. Pegasus was in top form, but didn't get a ton of help here, and the match was more designed to feature Otani. Tiger was solid, and it was his match when Pegasus wasn't in. Sasuke worked well, but did little flying, so it didn't feel like a Sasuke match, even if he did add to it. Otani showed good teamwork with Pegasus and was trying his best to hang with the others, but was pretty well outclassed. ***

Yoshiaki Fujiwara & Riki Choshu vs. Shinya Hashimoto & Manabu Nakanishi

10/18/94 Okayama-ken Taiikukan

Super Junior Tag League Yushoketteisen: Wild Pegasus & Shinjiro Otani vs. The Great Sasuke & Black Tiger 18:14. They stepped it up for the final, delivering a much more intense match from start to finish. Pegasus was jacked up from the get go, wrestling with furious aggression. He lariated Tiger before the bell and took it to the floor only to get railed and chaired by Tiger. Tiger was able to step it up here, and provide much more support for Benoit than in the league match, though the excellence of the match was still largely due to Benoit's awesome performance. Sasuke was flying from get go, doing consecutive hilos with Tiger, but while he added some nice moves, he generally didn't play a large role beyond working solid mat sequences with Otani. The match was designed to feature Otani, who was good on the mat, but lacked the offense of the others and didn't execute at near the level we'd become accustomed to in the next year. The match was generally excellent in spite of Otani rather than because of him. The finish was probably supposed to be Otani hitting an elevated diving Frankensteiner, but the spot was completely blown, so he pinned Tiger with a Dragon suplex. ****

NJ Jr. Tag League 1994 Commercial Tape
-2 hours. Q=Gd

Honaga & Hamada vs. Delfin & Michinoku, Sasuke & Black Tiger vs. Benoit & Otani-twice, Sasuke & Black Tiger vs. Honaga & Hamada, more!

NJ Tokon V Special Vol. 25 Young Lion 7-bon Shobu (7 Match Series) 11/6/94 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
-1hr. Q=Master

Hawk Warrior vs. Satoshi Kojima

El Samurai vs. Tatsuhito Takaiwa

Akira Nogami vs. Yuji Nagata

Takayuki Iizuka vs. Takashi Ishikawa

Hiroshi Hase vs. Tadao Yasuda

Keiji Muto vs. Shinjiro Otani

Shinya Hashimoto vs. Manabu Nakanishi

NJ Tadakai no Wonderland ~Chosenshi Gekiko Hen~ #696 6/18/01
NJ Tadakai no Wonderland ~Chosenshi Gekiko Hen~ #722 9/15/01
-1hr 50min. Q=TV Master

Wonderland #696 taped 10/30/94 Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan

IWGP Junior Heavykyu Senshukenjiai: Norio Honaga vs. Shinjiro Otani

Rick Steiner & Scott Steiner vs. Scott Norton & Ron Simmons

Wonderland #722 taped 3/7/95 Kanazawa Ishikawa Sangyo Tenjikan

Wild Pegasus & Shinjiro Otani vs. Black Tiger & Koji Kanemoto. Good rivalries where with Pegasus vs. Tiger and Otani vs. Kanemoto adding to the heat. Smooth match with crisp execution. The little things were so well done that you didn't care when they went to the big moves. In the end though, it was somewhat disappointing because it didn't deliver like I expected once it did pick up. It seemed like the big minutes were just starting, but instead the match ended. At 20 minutes this would have been great or at least damn close, but without those last 5 1/2 minutes it was very good and something of a let down. My favorite spot saw Koji being a punk stepping on Pegasus's throat, so Otani gave him his swandive missile kick to the back. Otani really had a lot of attitude here. ***3/4

Shinya Hashimoto vs. Matthew Rambo. As bad as a Hashimoto match from this period could be. Rambo - with his 80's WWF offense and the cartoon selling that goes with it - showed no signs of ability. Basic boring match taken down by communication problems between the two. *

3/13 Kyoto Furitsu Taiikukan 6th Young Lion Hai Koshikisen: Shinjiro Otani vs. Tatsuhito Takaiwa. Takaiwa took Otani down to his level with the basic offense more than Otani was able to raise Takaiwa up. Too much unimpressive meandering wear down and submission before the few good minutes at the end. **

NJ Tokon V Mania Vol. 3 Commercial Tape
-1hr. Q=Gd/VG

*note: matches are edited down*

9/26/94 Kobe World Kinen Hall

Hiroshi Hase & Satoshi Kojima vs. Kotetsu Yamamoto & Kantaro Hoshino

9/22/94 Sendai Miyagi-ken Sports Center

Rick Steiner & Scott Steiner & Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Scott Norton & Takayuki Iizuka & Akira Nogami

11/21/94 Hakata Starlanes

Mini Black Cat & Jerrito Estrada vs. Mascarita Sagrada & Octagoncito

Lucha World 8 Man Tag Tournament Captain Fall: Hijo Del Santo & Perro Aguayo & Mascara Sagrada & El Mexicano vs. Norio Honaga & Black Tiger & Wild Pegasus & Black Cat

Lucha World 8 Man Tag Tournament Captain Fall: Gran Hamada & Great Sasuke & El Samurai & Shinjiro Otani vs. Konan & La Parka & Black Panther & Psicosis

Lucha World 8 Man Tag Tournament Final 2/3 Falls: Gran Hamada & Great Sasuke & El Samurai & Shinjiro Otani vs. Hijo Del Santo & Perro Aguayo & Mascara Sagrada & El Mexicano

NJ Tokon V History Vol. 12 DVD
Tokon V Special Vol. 26 IWGP Tag Champions vs. SG Tag Champions 11/23/94-12/12/94
Tokon V Special Vol. 27 Nightmare vs. Large Giant 2/8/95 Sendai-shi Taiikukan
-2hr. Q=Master

11/25/94, IWGP Tag Title Match: Hellraisers (Hawk Warrior & Power Warrior) vs. Keiji Muto & Hiroshi Hase

12/6/94, Hiroshi Hase & Kensuke Sasaki vs. Shinya Hashimoto & Keiji Muto

12/12/94, New Japan Strongest Tag Decision Match: Keiji Muto & Hiroshi Hase vs. Steiners (Rick Steiner & Scott Steiner)

11/23/94: Tatsumi Fujinami vs. Osamu Kido

2/8/95

Kensuke Sasaki & Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. Takashi Iizuka & Manabu Nakanishi

Shinya Hashimoto vs. Scott Norton

Great Muta vs. El Gigante

NJ Battle Final '94 Nagoya & Osaka 3 Fierce Battles Commercial Tape 12/11/94 Nagoya Aichi-ken Taiikukan 12/12/94 12/13/94 Osaka Furitsu Taiikukaikan
-2hr. Q=Master

12/11/94: Junji Hirata vs. Masahiro Chono

12/12/94: Junji Hirata vs. Masahiro Chono

12/13/94: Junji Hirata vs. Masahiro Chono

12/12/94: Rick Steiner & Scott Steiner vs. Hiroshi Hase & Keiji Muto

12/11/94: Riki Choshu & Keiji Muto vs. Tatsumi Fujinami & Yoshiaki Fujiwara. This series of bouts celebrates Fujinami's 3000 pro match.

12/12/94: Tatsumi Fujinami & Yoshiaki Fujiwara vs. Riki Choshu & Yoshiaki Yatsu

12/13/94: Tatsumi Fujinami vs. Riki Choshu

12/11/94, IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title Match: Norio Honaga vs. Black Tiger

12/12/94, IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title Match: Norio Honaga vs. Gran Hamada

12/13/94, UWA World Junior Heavyweight Title Match: Shinjiro Otani vs. Norio Honaga

12/11/94: Hiroshi Hase & Kensuke Sasaki vs. Shinya Hashimoto & Manabu Nakanishi

IWGP Heavyweight Title Match: Shinya Hashimoto vs. Hiroshi Hase

New Japan History of the Junior Heavyweight Championship Part 8 1993-94
& LLPW FLASHBACK #47 3/31/98 taped 11/5/95 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
-1hr 50min. Q=Near Perfect 1st Gen/1st Gen

Junior title matches, Best of the Super Jr, & Super J CUP highlights from 1993-94

Reviewed in Quebrada #37

LLPW FLASHBACK #47 3/31/98 taped 11/5/95 Tokyo Korakuen Hall

Michiko Nagashima vs. Mizuki Endo 13:05 of 14:00. Decent match, but Endo wasn't able to mount much resistance to Nagashima's heel technique.

Michiko Omukai vs. Jenn Yukari 5:32 of 13:58. Pretty good work though Yukari is a little sloppy. Average match.

Rumi Kazama & Karula vs. Mikiko Futagami & Carol Midori 13:57. Very good work and faster paced than normal. Good match. Kandori vs. Tateno. Good solid match. Tateno "injures" Kandori's shoulder.

Shinobu Kandori vs. Noriyo Tateno 10:58. ***

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