NJPW NEW JAPAN PRO-WRESTLING 1999
Shin Nihon Puroresu Tapes DVD VHS Videos


NJ '99 WRESTLING WORLD In Tokyo Dome Commercial Tape 1/4/99 Tokyo Dome
-3hr 35min. Q=Near Perfect 1st Gen. 2 DVDs

WRESTLING WORLD Opening Match: Manabu Nakanishi vs. Kazuyuki Fujita

NJ vs. HI: Tatsumi Fujinami & Osamu Kido & Tadao Yasuda vs. Kengo Kimura & Tatsutoshi Goto & Michiyoshi Ohara

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

Tenzan & Kojima win titles.

Atsushi Onita vs. Kensuke Sasaki

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

Part 2

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

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

NJ vs. UFO: Yugi Nagata vs. David Beneteau

NJ vs. UFO: Don Frye vs. Brian Johnston

NJ vs. UFO: Shinya Hashimoto vs. Naoya Ogawa

NJ TV 1/23/99
-1hr. Q=1st Gen

 

Masa Saito career retrospective

NJ TV 2/27/99
-1hr. Q=1st Gen

NJ World Pro Wrestling 2/27/99 FIGHTING SPIRIT '99

2/11 Osaka

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

IWGP #1 Contender Tournament Semifinals

Satoshi Kojima vs. Manabu Nakanishi

Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. Kensuke Sasaki

2/12 Gifu

IWGP #1 Contender Tournament Final: Satoshi Kojima vs. Kensuke Sasaki

NJPW Classics FIGHTING SPIRIT '99 taped 2/5/99 Sapporo Nakajima Taiiku Center
-2hr 25min. Q=Perfect. 2 DVDs

Kazuyuki Fujita & Yutaka Yoshie vs. Masakazu Fukuda & Takashi Iizuka 12:26

Kuniaki Kobayashi & Michiyoshi Ohara & Tatsutoshi Goto vs. Koji Kanemoto & Shinjiro Otani & Tatsuhito Takaiwa 13:15

Dr. Wagner Jr. & Kendo Kashin vs. Gran Hamada & Jushin Thunder Liger 15:41

Osamu Kido vs. Kengo Kimura 7:57

Dave Beneteau & Don Frye vs. Brian Johnston & Kazuo Yamazaki 12:16

nWo Japan (nWo Sting & Scott Norton) vs. Junji Hirata & Tadao Yasuda 8:58

Kensuke Sasaki & Tatsumi Fujinami vs. Genichiro Tenryu & Shiro Koshinaka 11:38
Handicap Match: Masahiro Chono vs. nWo Japan (Hiro Saito & Keiji Muto) 11:20

IWGP Tag Title Match: nWo Japan (Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima) vs. Manabu Nakanishi & Yuji Nagata 18:47

NJPW Classics FIGHTING SPIRIT '99 taped 2/6/99 Sapporo Nakajima Taiiku Center
-2hr 20min. Q=Perfect. 2 DVDs

Koji Kanemoto vs. Kendo Kashin 10:47

Osamu Kido & Takashi Iizuka vs. Heisei Ishingun (Kengo Kimura & Tatsutoshi Goto) 12:16

Shinjiro Otani & Tatsuhito Takaiwa vs. El Samurai & Gran Hamada 11:26

Kazuo Yamazaki vs. Hiroyoshi Tenzan 10:47

Brian Johnston & Kazuyuki Fujita vs. Dave Beneteau & Don Frye 5:31

Junji Hirata & Tadao Yasuda & Tatsumi Fujinami vs. nWo Japan (Michael Wallstreet & nWo Sting & Scott Norton) 12:24

Genichiro Tenryu & Heisei Ishingun (Michiyoshi Ohara & Shiro Koshinaka) vs. Kensuke Sasaki & Manabu Nakanishi & Yuji Nagata 12:43

IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title Match: Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Dr. Wagner Jr. 27:06

TEAM2000 (AKIRA & Masahiro Chono) vs. nWo Japan (Keiji Muto & Satoshi Kojima) 13:34

NJ Earthquake! New Japan End of the Century Decisive Battle! FIGHTING SPIRIT '99 Commercial Tape
~2/5-2/6 Sapporo & 2/14 Budokan Masa Saito Retirement~
-2 1/2hr. Q=Master. 2 DVDs

2/5/99 Hokkaido Sapporo Nakajima Taiiku Center

IWGP Tag Title Match: Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima vs. Manabu Nakanishi & Yuji Nagata 18:47

Masahiro Chono vs. Keiji Muto & Hiro Saito 11:20

2/6/99 Hokkaido Sapporo Nakajima Taiiku Center: Masahiro Chono & AKIRA vs. Keiji Muto & Satoshi Kojima 13:34

2/14/99 Tokyo Nippon Budokan

Masahiro Chono & NWO Sting & AKIRA vs. Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima & Hiro Saito 17:41

Masa Saito Retirement Match: Masa Saito vs. Scott Norton 6:35

IWGP Heavyweight Title Match: Keiji Muto vs. Kensuke Sasaki 28:09

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 14:25 of 31:38. Excellent back and forth match that appeared to be one of their very best. Kanemoto is really disciplined and under control here, not forcing anything or acting superhuman to pop the crowd. He's even able to stick with the more measured pace that works better for such a long match. Liger is slowed by a knee injury that occured before TV picked the match up, but is able to overpower Kanemoto with bombs and strikes. Kanemoto hits some hot counters, particularly when Liger is running the ropes, but does his best damage going back to the knee late for a near finish with the kneebar and two with the ankle lock. The main thing I didn't like was the decision to book a title rematch two months after their 1/4/99 Tokyo Dome match, as you kind of knew Kanemoto was going to take the title this time, and that somewhat lessened the sweetness of Kanemoto finally succeeding in defeating Liger in a title math on the 5th try. ****+

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

NJ Tokon V Special Shinjiro Otani Premium Issue Commercial Tape
-2hr. Q=Master

6/23/95 Niigata Shi Taiikukan Super Jr. II Leaguesen: Shinjiro Otani vs. Koji Kanemoto. This was a lot better than their J Crown match from 97. The match didn't tell any kind of a story, but it wasn't goofy with illogical no sell spots and the like. The work was excellent as you'd expect, with crisp execution and good stiffness for juniors. The selling, mainly how much they put over the previous damage (although considering how long this was they couldn't exactly spring right back up), and comebacks was a lot stronger than I expected. They went at it hard for 30 minutes (a little over 20 shown here) and still had a lot left, actually more in the worked sense than they should have. **** on Vol. 28, 7:54 shown here.

9/14/98 Sendai Miyagi-ken Sports Center: Shinjiro Otani vs. Koji Kanemoto. ***3/4 on Vol. 49, 10:54 shown here

10/23/97 Kumamoto Shi Taiikukan: Shinjiro Otani vs. Kendo Kashin. *** on Vol. 42, 5:31 shown here

Koji Kanemoto & Shinjiro Otani & Tatsuhito Takaiwa vs. Jushin Thunder Liger & Kendo Kashin & Dr. Wagner, Jr. Good match, but clearly toned down. More of the attitude and less of the sequences. 7:08 shown

5/28/94 Super Jr. Leaguesen: Shinjiro Otani vs. TAKA Michinoku. Seemed like Otani carried the match and TAKA supplied the flashy offense. Fans were very into TAKA's flying. He was so graceful. Otani focused on TAKA's right knee. Good early stuff from both. 4:33 shown

5/20/97 Tokyo Korakuen Hall Super Jr. Leagusen: Otani vs. Yoshihiro Tajiri. ***3/4 on Vol. 36, 5:12 shown here

4/13/99 Sendai Miyagi-ken Sports Center: Shinjiro Otani & Tatsuhito Takaiwa vs. Jushin Thunder Liger & The Great Sasuke. Excellent change of pace from the NJ's usual junior tags that the crowd was very into. Faster paced and more exciting because of Sasuke. Sasuke looked off right at the begining of what they showed, which hurt the match. I'm glad I saw this part because it gives me a much clearer indication of where the match probably was as a whole, but considering they were editing all these and cutting out excellent parts one has to wonder why they didn't start their clip 30 seconds later. 7:10 shown.

10/16/97 Yokkaichi Shi Taiikukan: Shinjiro Otani vs. El Samurai. *** on Vol. 42, 5:13 shown here.

5/19/98: Shinjiro Otani vs. El Samurai. Seemed like a very well worked match, but one that was just par for the course for these two. 4:45 shown

9/16/95 Tokyo Korakuen Hall: Shinjiro Otani vs. Tatsuhito Takaiwa. Good submission oriented match. I figured they'd just drop them and go to the spots at some point, but they saw it through to the end. 5:03 shown

5/31/98 Super Jr. Leaguesen: Shinjiro Otani vs. Tatsuhito Takaiwa. **** range on Vol. 46, 5:45 shown here.

6/6/94 Chiba Koen Taiikukan Super Jr. Leaguesen: Shinjiro Otani vs. Jushin Thunder Liger. Otani wasn't as smooth or precise here, but he was working intelligently and the match wasn't about spots, so it didn't much matter. Otani was in full young punk mode here using the guard rail and post to work over Liger's arm. Meanwhile, Liger focused on Otani's knee. The difference between this match and the 9/16/95 one with Takaiwa is here there was much more breaking down the part and much less applying submissions to it. 7:16 shown

11/14/95 Hamamatsu Arena: Shinjiro Otani vs. Jushin Thunder Liger. I enjoyed the highlights of their previous encounter more because this was basically the standard NJ junior style of the time, but there's no denying how much smoother, more polished, and more charismatic Otani was a year and a half later. 7:26 shown

3/24/99: Kensuke Sasaki & Shinjiro Otani vs. Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima. Sasaki & Otani offered solid varied opposition to Tenzan & Kojima, who didn't have their standard have a good match with anyone formula down yet. What made this good is that NJ hadn't killed off the juniors credibility yet, so fans actually felt Otani could win. Otani lacked sustained offense against this big tough opposition, but he did the counters into pins that gave you hope, and the fans wanted to believe. ***

NJ STRONG STYLE SYMPHONY NEW JAPAN SPIRIT 1999 Commercial Tapes 4/10/99 Tokyo Dome
-4hr. Q=Master

Onita/Chono angles

No Rope Explosive Barbed Wire Death Match: Masa Chono vs. Atsushi Onita

NEW JAPAN PROGRESS: Yugi Nagata & Manabu Nakanishi vs. Satoshi Kojima & Hiroyoshi Tenzan

New Japan vs. Battlarts Part 1: Tatsuhito Takaiwa vs. Minoru Tanaka

IWGP Junior Tag Titles: Kendo Ka Shin & Dr. Wagner Jr. vs. Jushin Thunder Liger & The Great Sasuke. Liger & Sasuke win titles

IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title: Koji Kanemoto vs. Shinjiro Otani

NJ vs. Battlarts Part 2: Kazuo Yamazaki & Yugi Nagata vs. Alexander Otsuka & Yuki Ishikawa

IWGP Tag Titles: Kensuke Sasaki & Shiro Koshinaka vs. Tatsumi Fujinami & Genichiro Tenryu

IWGP Heavyweight Title: Keiji Muto vs. Don Frye

K-1 Hoost vs. Filho & NJ TV 5/1/99 & AJ TV 5/2/99
-2hr. Q=1st Gen

4/25/99 Yokohama Arena

Ernesto Hoost vs. Francisco Filho

NJ World Pro Wrestling 5/1/99 STRONG ENERGY 1999 ? Shi Taiikukan

Koji Kanemoto & Kendo Ka Shin vs. Shinjiro Otani & Tatsuhito Takaiwa

Kensuke Saskai & Manabu Nakanishi & Brian Johnston vs. Masa Chono & NWO Sting & Michael Wallstreet

Tatsumi Fujinami & Genichiro Tenryu & Tadao Yasuda vs. Keiji Muto & Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima

taped 4/24 Beppu Peekon (?) Plaza

Tatsumi Fujinami & Kazuo Yamazaki & Yuji Nagata vs. Kensuke Sasaki & Shiro Koshinaka & Manabu Nakanishi

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

Giant Baba Intai: Giant Baba & The Destroyer vs. Bruno Sammartino & Gene Kiniski

Triple Crown: Vader vs. Mitsuharu Misawa

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 Kashin 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

NJ TV 5/15/99 & 5/22/99 & 5/29/99
-2hr 15min. Q=1st Gen

NJ World Pro Wrestling 5/15/99 STRONG ENERGY 1999 taped 5/3/99 Fukuoka Kokusai Center

Masahiro Chono & AKIRA vs. Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima

IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title Match: Koji Kanemoto vs. Tatsuhito Takaiwa

IWGP Heavyweight Title Match: Keiji Muto vs. Genichiro Tenryu

NJ World Pro Wrestling 5/22/99 BEST OF THE SUPER Jr. VI taped 5/19 Saitama Koki Shi Min Taiikukan

BEST OF THE SUPER Jr. League Match B Block: Shinjiro Otani vs. Dr. Wagner Jr.

BEST OF THE SUPER Jr. League Match A Block: Koji Kanemoto vs. Masaaki Mochizuki

Shiro Koshinaka & Yuji Nagata & Tadao Yasuda vs. Keiji Muto & Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima

Kensuke Sasaki & Manabu Nakanishi vs. Masa Chono & NWO Sting

NJ World Pro Wrestling 5/29/99 BEST OF THE SUPER Jr. taped 5/25 Ishikawa-ken

BEST OF THE SUPER Jr. League Match B Block: Shinjiro Otani vs. Masao Orihara

BEST OF THE SUPER Jr. League Match A Block: Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Gran Hamada

Kensuke Sasaki & Shiro Koshinaka vs. Masa Chono & NWO Sting

Tatsumi Fujinami & Genichiro Tenryu vs. Keiji Muto & Hiroyoshi Tenzan

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 TV 5/22/99 & 5/29/99
-1hr 50min. Q=1st Gen

NJ World Pro Wrestling 5/22/99 BEST OF THE SUPER Jr. VI taped 5/19 Saitama Koki Shi Min Taiikukan

BEST OF THE SUPER Jr. League Match B Block: Shinjiro Otani vs. Dr. Wagner Jr.

BEST OF THE SUPER Jr. League Match A Block: Koji Kanemoto vs. Masaaki Mochizuki

Shiro Koshinaka & Yuji Nagata & Tadao Yasuda vs. Keiji Muto & Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima

Kensuke Sasaki & Manabu Nakanishi vs. Masa Chono & NWO Sting

NJ World Pro Wrestling 5/29/99 BEST OF THE SUPER Jr. taped 5/25 Ishikawa-ken

BEST OF THE SUPER Jr. League Match B Block: Shinjiro Otani vs. Masao Orihara

BEST OF THE SUPER Jr. League Match A Block: Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Gran Hamada

Kensuke Sasaki & Shiro Koshinaka vs. Masa Chono & NWO Sting

Tatsumi Fujinami & Genichiro Tenryu vs. Keiji Muto & Hiroyoshi Tenzan

NJ TV 6/5/99
-45min. Q=1st Gen

NJ World Pro Wrestling 6/5/99 BEST OF THE SUPER Jr. VI taped 5/31/99 Osaka Furitsu Taiikukaikan 2

Shiro Koshinaka & Tadao Yasuda vs. Tatsutoshi Goto & Michiyoshi Ohara

Kensuke Sasaki & Brian Johnston vs. Yuji Nagata & Takashi Iizuka

Masahiro Chono & Don Frye & NWO Sting vs. Keiji Muto & Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima

BEST OF THE SUPER Jr. League Match B Block: Shinjiro Otani vs. Minoru Tanaka

BEST OF THE SUPER Jr. League Match A Block: Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Koji Kanemoto

NJ Strong Style Matches #1 5/31/99-7/20/99
-2hr 5min. Q=TV Master

BEST OF THE SUPER Jr. VI taped 5/31/99 Osaka Furitsu Taiikukaikan

Gran Hamada & El Samurai & Kendo Ka Shin & Dr. Wagner Jr. vs. Tatsuhito Takaiwa & Super Shocker & Masao Orihara & Masaaki Mochizuki. The timing and execution wasn't as good as the typical NJ Jr. tag, but overall I felt it was a better match because it was something different. The new people in the match, not so much Mochizuki, but Shocker, Orihara, & Hamada all performed well. In fact, Ka Shin & Takaiwa were probably the worst of the eight, which helps validate the theory that Liger, Samurai, Kanemoto, Otani, & Wagner could probably have better tag matches if the better independent juniors were in Ka Shin & Takaiwa's place. It was cool seeing Orihara & Wagner battle for who could be the biggest punk in the match. However, Shocker vs. Wagner produced better, probably the best, wrestling. This match wasn't that long, but they worked at such a fast pace, particularly Samurai, that they really packed a lot into it. ****

Genichiro Tenryu & Manabu Nakanishi vs. Tatsumi Fujinami & Meng. Pretty much everything you'd expect. Meng & Nakanishi did the expected no selling. Fujinami seemed out of place. Tenryu didn't even bother to try to resurrect this from the gutter. 1/2*

BEST OF THE SUPER Jr. VI taped 6/4/99 Takamatsu Shi Sogo Taiikukan

Yutaka Yoshie vs. Michiyoshi Ohara. Yoshie was too deliberate here. They didn't embarrass themselves, but it was short and uneventful. *

NJ Strong Style #92 8/20/99 SUMMER STRUGGLE '99

7/1/99 Gifu Sangyo Kaikan: Koji Kanemoto vs. El Samurai. ****

taped 7/7 Yamagata Yonezawa Shi Ei Taiikukan

Tatsuhito Takaiwa vs. Shinya Makabe. *1/4

Junji Hirata & Black Cat vs. Takashi Iizuka & Masakazu Fukuda. *1/2

NJ Strong Style #93 8/27/99 SUMMER STRUGGLE '99 taped 7/7 Yamagata Yonezawa Shi Ei Taiikukan

Shinjiro Otani vs. Kendo Ka Shin. *3/4

Yutaka Yoshie vs. Manabu Nakanishi. 1/2*

Strong Style #94 9/3/99 Summer Struggle '99 taped 7/20 Hokkaido Sapporo Nakajima Taiiku Center: Tatsuhito Takaiwa vs. Yutaka Yoshie. Yoshie actually wins. *1/4

 

NJ Tokon V Special Vol. 56 Best of The SUPER Jr. VI Part. 1 Commercial Tape 5/19-6/8/99
-1 1/2hr. Q=Master

5/20/99 Tsukubo Cabio: Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Super Shocker. Shocker uses moves that haven't been seen in Japan, but what really helped this match is they fit so well into Liger's formula. Shocker had an interesting knee attack, but lacked the diversity to sustain it for as long as he tried to. These two worked quite well together. The finishing segment lacked the excitement and drama to live up to the body of the match and make it a standout. ***1/2

5/21 Tokyo Korakuen Hall: Tatsuhito Takaiwa vs. Masaaki Mochizuki. Takaiwa tried to carry this. Mochizuki was bumping for him, but Takaiwa's offense was too basic for this to be all that good. These two didn't have much chemistry, and the execution was far from perfect. **

5/22: Tatsuhito Takaiwa vs. Gran Hamada. Got off to the expected slow start and wasn't going anywhere, but wound up having a few memorable spots. Takaiwa did his repeated powerbombs, but Hamada truned the 2nd into a Frankensteiner. Takaiwa caught Hamada's pescado and threw him into the guard rail. Takaiwa tried to turn Hamada's Frankensteiner off the top into a powerbomb,b ut Hamada switched into a DDT. **1/2

5/23 Nagano: Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Masaaki Mochizuki. Shocker was better than Mochizuki, but Liger was better here and the psychology and focus were a few steps up. Liger shotei'd Mochizuki over the guard rail, but injured his arm shoteing the post when Mochizuki ducked out of the way. Mochizuki then went to work on the arm including exciting spots like swandive missile kick, kakato otoshi to keep at it after his main arm attack was over. ***1/2

5/29: Koji Kanemoto vs. Tatsuhito Takaiwa. Kanemoto made this a fierce intense match. Takaiwa attacked Kanemoto's left knee including a diving elbow. Much more exciting than the previous Takaiwa, faster paced with more spots. 6:48 shown. Good.

6/3 Hiroshima Undo Koen Taiikukan: Koji Kanemoto vs. Gran Hamada. Kanemoto was on top of his game here. Hamada wasn't, but with Kanemoto's help most of the moves looked great anyway. Hamada did his diving swinging DDT off the apron. ***1/4

6/6: Tatsuhito Takaiwa vs. Super Shocker. Style clash. Takaiwa doesn't know Lucha, so he basically grounded Shocker. Shocker did his knee attack, but he had to fight like a Japanese heavyweight. Takaiwa didn't give him much respect either. Not a bad match, but Takaiwa's lack of diversity was a killer. **

NJ Tokon V Special Vol. 57 Best of The SUPER Jr. VI Part. 2 Commercial Tape 5/19-6/8/99
-1 1/2hr. Q=Master

5/20/99 Tsukubo Cabio: El Samurai vs. Masao Orihara. Great moves, but they didn't work them in that well so it was basically just an exhibition of spots. **3/4

5/21/99 Tokyo Korakuen Hall: Kendo Kashin vs. Minoru Tanaka. Tanaka is a great opponent for Kashin because not only is he the best at the same basic style, but he's one of the best at camouflaging mistakes. Strong technical match. Great fast counters and transitions out of armbars and snapmares. Tanaka even turned an Argentine backbreaker into a hadakajime. A match like this shows even more than usual that Kashin's brawling detracts from the match because it removes the credibility and seriousness from the "shooting." Not that this match looked particularly believable, of course, but it was a match where the smoothness, quickness, and athleticism shown in the matwork allowed you to suspend disbelief. ***1/4

5/22/99: Kendo Kashin vs. Masao Orihara. Kashin & Takaiwa are really exposed in this tournament because they keep having style clashes they can't get over, unlike the other NJ juniors that basically have a good match with anyone. Orihara got most of the offense and was out to make it entertaining. Suddenly he missed a moonsault and Kashin armbared him for the win. **

5/23/99 Nagano: El Samurai vs. Minoru Tanaka. Lots of good moves, but too short so there wasn't much developement. Nice back and forth though. More towards Samurai's style, but some submission work when Tanaka caught Samurai. Tanaka had a nice stretch of near finishes including a Dragon suplex, but the match just ended there rather than becoming more dramatic with Samurai getting his chance. ***

5/30/99: Kendo Kashin vs. Shinjiro Otani. Kashin jumped Otani as soon as Otani hit the ring, and beat him up on the outside. What I liked about the opening was Kashin used his brawling to attack Otani's arm, so it actually set up his in ring submission work. Otani kept his arm in focus and did a typically good job of working to Kashin's strengths and keeping the quality high. Kashin was a little sloppy, but mainly it had the same problems as a lot of these matches, too short and ends rather abruptly. Still a pretty smart match with better transitions than I expected from a Kashin match. ***1/4

6/3/99 Hiroshima Undo Koen Taiikukan: El Samurai vs. Shinjiro Otani. Long match with a major effort from both parties. Wasn't real exciting early, but had good focus with Otani working over Samurai's knee. Samurai didn't have Otani's focus, but he did some good arm spots. They built up to the high spots with this slower paced more selling oriented section that made the holds seem meaningful. The problem is once they went to the spots they pretty much rendered the early submission work meaningful. There's no doubt in my mind that both segments were excellent, but this should have been a great match and all it would have taken was to connect the segments instead of it being like two different matches. The second half had some great work. Once they started the near falls they pretty much kept doing them until the end. They weren't just going through every move in their arsenal, they only did 1-2 per minute. They made you sure the match was going to end right there, but then it kept continuing. ****1/4

6/6/99: Kendo Kashin vs. Dr. Wagner, Jr.. Another style clash. Wagner pretty much conceded this wasn't going to approach his usual quality and didn't take it too seriously. What they did looked fine, but it was a lackluster ending to the tape, especially after we just saw a top notch match. 5:05 shown

NJ Tokon V Special Vol. 58 Shinya Hashimoto Commercial Tape 6/25/99-7/12/99
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6/25/99 Tokyo Korakuen Hall: Shinya Hashimoto & Yuji Nagata vs. Keiji Muto & Satoshi Kojima

6/26/99 Nagaoka: Shinya Hashimoto & Tadao Yasuda vs. Manabu Nakanishi & Meng

7/6/99: Shinya Hashimoto & Junji Hirata vs. Masahiro Chono & Michael Wallstreet

7/12/99: Shinya Hashimoto & Manabu Nakanishi vs. Scott Norton & Satoshi Kojima

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5/21/92 Tokyo Korakuen Hall: Shinya Hashimoto & Keiji Muto vs. Big Van Vader & Rambo

9/26/93 Osaka: Shinya Hashimoto vs. Hiroshi Hase

3/23/94: Shinya Hashimoto vs. Rick Rude

9/27/94 IWGP Heavykyu Senshukenjiai: Shinya Hashimoto vs. Masahiro Chono

4/28/95 North Korea: Shinya Hashimoto vs. Scott Norton

6/13/95 Shizuoka: Shinya Hashimoto & Manabu Nakanishi vs. Riki Choshu & Kensuke Sasaki

9/13/96 Nagaoka: Shinya Hashimoto vs. Hiroyoshi Tenzan

3/9/98 Kyoto: Shinya Hashimoto vs. NWO Sting

6/1/98 Odawara: Shinya Hashimoto & Junji Hirata vs. Genichiro Tenryu & Shiro Koshinaka

6/25/99 Tokyo Korakuen Hall: Shinya Hashimoto & Yuji Nagata vs. Keiji Muto & Satoshi Kojima

7/10/99: Shinya Hashimoto & Junji Hirata vs. Hiro Saito & Satoshi Kojima

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6/25/99 Tokyo Korakuen Hall: Kendo Kashin vs. Tatsuhito Takaiwa

7/5/99 Tokyo Korakuen Hall

Jushin Thunder Liger vs. El Samurai

Koji Kanemoto vs. Tatsuhito Takaiwa

7/10/99: Shinjiro Otani vs. Yuji Nagata

9/13/99 Niigata Shi Taiikukan: El Samurai vs. Koji Kanemoto

9/16/99 Sendai Miyagi-ken Sports Center: Shinjiro Otani vs. Kendo Kashin

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NJ Strong Style #93 8/27/99 SUMMER STRUGGLE '99 taped 7/20 Hokkaido Sapporo Nakajima Taiiku Center: Jushin Thunder Liger & El Samurai & Dr. Wagner Jr. vs. Koji Kanemoto & Shinjiro Otani & Kendo Ka Shin. ***3/4

NJ Strong Style #94 9/3/99 Summer Struggle '99 taped 7/20 Hokkaido Sapporo Nakajima Taiiku Center

Osamu Kido vs. Masakazu Fukuda. 1/4*

Michael Wallstreet & AKIRA vs. Junji Hirata & Takashi Iizuka. *

NJ Strong Style #95 9/10/99 Summer Struggle '99 taped 7/20-21 Hokkaido Sapporo Nakajima Taiiku Center

7/20: Shinya Hashimoto & Yuji Nagata vs. Manabu Nakanishi & Meng. **1/2

7/21

Osamu Kido & Masakazu Fukuda vs. Takashi Iizuka & Yutaka Yoshie. *1/2

Kazuo Yamazaki vs. Yugi Nagata. ***1/2

NJ Strong Style #98 10/1/99 G1 CLIMAX TAG LEAGUE 1st taped 9/15 Kanagawa Kawasaki Shi Taiikukan

Black Cat vs. Masakazu Fukuda. *

Kendo Kashin & Jushin Thunder Liger & El Samurai vs. Koji Kanemoto & Shinjiro Otani & Tatsuhito Takaiwa. ***1/2

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NJ Strong Style #99 10/8/99 GI CLIMAX TAG LEAGUE 1st taped 9/15 Kanagawa Kawasaki Shi Taiikukan

Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. Tadao Yasuda. **

Tatsumi Fujinami & Osamu Kido vs. Satoshi Kojima & Hiro Saito. **

NJ Strong Style #100 10/15/99 G1 CLIMAX TAG LEAGUE 1st taped 9/18/99 Nagoya Aichi-ken Taiikukan

Hiro Saito vs. Masakazu Fukuda. *

Kendo Kashin & Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Koji Kanemoto & Shinjiro Otani. ***1/2

NJ Strong Style #101 10/22/99 G1 CLIMAX TAG LEAGUE 1st

9/18/99 Nagoya Aichi-ken Taiikukan: El Samurai vs. Tatsuhito Takaiwa. **3/4

9/23/99 Tokyo Nippon Budokan: Masakazu Fukuda & Shinya Makabe vs. Koji Kanemoto & Shinjiro Otani. **1/2

NJ Strong Style #102 10/29/99 G1 CLIMAX TAG LEAGUE 1st Taped 9/23/99 Tokyo Nippon Budokan: Osamu Kido & Takashi Iizuka vs. Junji Hirata & Kazuyuki Fujita. *

NJ Strong Style #103 11/5/99 G1 CLIMAX TAG LEAGUE 1st taped 9/23/99 Tokyo Nippon Budokan: Jushin Thunder Liger vs. AKIRA. Liger sustained a flukish knee injury midway through the match and had to hobble around on one leg the rest of the way. What made the match is that AKIRA viciously attacked the bad knee and took the fight to Liger so he really didn't need to have much mobility. Liger's selling is top notch when he's faking, so you can imagine how good it was here. The only problem was that with Liger being so limited, he wound up just putting AKIRA away with two moves after taking all that abuse from AKIRA. ***1/4

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NJ vs. L.A. Gym: Kazuyuki Fujita vs. Sean McCully 2:35

IWGP Junior Tag Title Match: Shinjiro Otani & Tatsuhito Takaiwa vs. Koji Kanemoto & Minoru Tanaka 18:32. They came out with the look in their eyes, the desire to have a classic. The intensity and urgency were high from the get go, and never wavered. Kanemoto & Otani began by taking it to each other, doing a fast paced stiff match in Tanaka's shoot style. These two can move to a sort of UWF style with ease, I say sort of because it had the moves but desired to be a junior match rather than something credible, but Takaiwa lacks their diversity and ultimately was pretty much the same as always. Tanaka had no problem fitting in since they geared it toward his strengths, but Kanemoto & Otani were much better than the other two. It wasn't as well executed as the typical junior tag, but that was to be expected since they aren't as familiar with Tanaka. Not a spectacular bout in the traditional sense, but their passion had me riveted from start to finish. ****

GROUND X CROSS: Kimo vs. Yuji Nagata 3:54

Super Power vs. TEAM 2000: Scott Norton & Satoshi Kojima vs. Masahiro Chono & Don Frye 17:01

IWGP Heavykyu Senshuken: Keiji Muto vs. Manabu Nakanishi 20:00

Opening Match: Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. Tatsutoshi Goto 10:13

IWGP Junior Heavykyu Senshukenjiai: Kendo Kashin vs. Jushin Thunder Liger 16:08

Tatsumi Fujinami & Shiro Koshinaka vs. Osamu Kido & Takashi Iizuka 9:31

Genichiro Tenryu vs. Kensuke Sasaki 14:49

NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Naoya Ogawa vs. Shinya Hashimoto 13:10

NJ Strong Style Matches #4 10/17/99-10/26/99
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NJ Strong Style #104 11/12/99 FALL IN BLACK '99 taped 10/17/99 Kobe World Kinen Hall

Shinjiro Otani & Tatsuhito Takaiwa vs. Kendo Kashin & Dr. Wagner Jr. Good solid match, but not nearly as exciting or spectacular as these guys are capable of. ***

Wataru Inoue vs. Katsuyori Shibata. The shoot style portion was good, but the rest was nothing much. *

NJ Strong Style #105 11/19/99 FALL IN BLACK '99 taped 10/17/99 Kobe World Kinen Hall

Masakazu Fukuda vs. Shinya Makabe. Solid match, but short and unspectacular. *1/4

Junji Hirata & Tadao Yasuda vs. Takashi Iizuka & Kazuyuki Fujita. Iizuka made it passable. *1/2

NJ Strong Style #106 11/26/99 FALL IN BLACK '99

10/17/99 Kobe World Kinen Hall: Tatsutoshi Goto & Michiyoshi Ohara vs. Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Hiro Saito 11:20

10/26/99 Strait Messe Shimonoseki: Kendo Kashin & Dr. Wagner Jr. vs. Tatsuhito Takaiwa & Black Cat 13:17

NJ Strong Style #107 12/3/99 FALL IN BLACK '99 taped 10/26/99 Strait Messe Shimonoseki

Katsuyori Shibata vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi

Shiro Koshinaka & Tadao Yasuda vs. Tatsutoshi Goto & Michiyoshi Ohara

NJ Strong Style #108 12/10/99 FALL IN BLACK '99 taped 10/26/99 Strait Messe Shimonoseki: Shinya Makabe vs. Wataru Inoue 5:51

NJ NEW JAPAN RADICAL FIGHTS 100+ Alpha Vol. 1
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Highlights of 60 of the best and/or most important matches in the history of the promotion. Goes from Inoki vs. Gotch from the debut show on 3/6/72 through Chono defeating Muto to win the first G1 Climax on 8/11/91.

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NJ NEW JAPAN RADICAL FIGHTS 100+ Alpha Vol. 2
-2hr 50min. Q=TFDVD

Highlights of 56 of the best and/or most important matches in the history of the promotion. Goes from Liger vs. Pegasus mask vs. mask match from 7/4/91 to Ogawa beat Hashimoto again on 10/11/99.

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