AJPW ALL JAPAN PRO-WRESTLING 1991 DVD
Zen Nihon Puroresu Tapes Videos


AJ 1991 TV #1
-hr. Q=

1/5/91

Best of 1990 Special

1/13/91 taped 1/2/91 Tokyo Korakuen Hall

Akira Taue Trial Series: Akira Taue vs. Danny Spivey 4:35 shown

Stan Hansen vs. Kenta Kobashi 9:29

Mitsuharu Misawa & Toshiaki Kawada vs. Jumbo Tsuruta & Mighty Inoue 10:59 shown

Battle Royal 4:08 shown

AJPW 1991 TV #2
-1 1/2hr. Q=

1/13/91 taped 1/11/91

Mitsuharu Misawa & Toshiaki Kawada vs. Mighty Inoue & Masa Fuchi 10:54 shown

Kenta Kobashi vs. Abdullah The Butcher 8:33

Jumbo Tsuruta & Akira Taue vs. Stan Hansen & Danny Spivey 9:58 shown

1/20/91 taped 1/15/91 Tokyo Korakuen Hall

Tommy Rogers & Bobby Fulton (Fantastics) vs. Stan Hansen & Danny Spivey 4:43

Akira Taue vs. Toshiaki Kawada 11:43

Jumbo Tsuruta & Masa Fuchi & Mighty Inoue vs. Mitsuharu Misawa & Toshiaki Kawada & Tsuyoshi Kikuchi 12:34 shown

AJPW Retro Hour #47 7/4/11
& AJPW Retro Hour #48 8/1/11
-2hr. Q=Perfect

8/31/90 Osaka Furitsu Taiikukaikan: Jumbo Tsuruta vs. Kenta Kobashi

4/18/91 Tokyo Nippon Budokan: Kenta Kobashi vs. Dan Kroffat

2/28/93 Tokyo Nippon Budokan: Stan Hansen vs. Toshiaki Kawada

1/15/91 Tokyo Korakuen Hall: Toshiaki Kawada vs. Akira Taue

5/21/94 Sapporo Nakajima Taiiku Center, Double Tag Title Match: Mitsuharu Misawa & Kenta Kobashi vs. Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue

AJPW 1991 TV #3
-1 1/2hr. Q=

1/27/91 taped 1/19/91 Nagano Matsumoto-shi Taiikukan

Akira Taue vs. Johnny Ace 5:35 shown

Mitsuharu Misawa & Toshiaki Kawada & Kenta Kobashi vs. Danny Spivey & Joel Deaton & Billy Black 7:53 shown

Triple Crown Heavyweight Title Match: Stan Hansen vs. Jumbo Tsuruta 15:49

2/3/91 taped 1/26/91 Tokyo Korakuen Hall

World Junior Heavyweight Title Match: Masa Fuchi vs. Tsuyoshi Kikuchi 5:27 of 21:01

Johnny Ace vs. Stan Hansen 6:42

Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Akira Taue 7:25

Toshiaki Kawada & Kenta Kobashi vs. Jumbo Tsuruta & Mighty Inoue 9:28 shown

AJPW 1991 TV #4
-1 1/2hr. Q=Ex

2/10/91 '91 Shinshun Giant Series Final taped 1/27/91 Tokyo Korakuen Hall

Asia Tag Title Match: Kenta Kobashi & Johnny Ace vs. Joel Deaton & Billy Black 4:50 shown

Abdullah The Butcher & Kamala II vs. Stan Hansen & Danny Spivey 2:50

Mitsuharu Misawa & Toshiaki Kawada & Tsuyoshi Kikuchi vs. Jumbo Tsuruta & Akira Taue & Masa Fuchi 20:27 shown. Kawada was the major performer here, wrestling with a great deal of confidence. He put the heat on himself vs. Jumbo rather than Misawa, who was generally a non factor, injuring Jumbo's neck by blindsiding him with a cheapshot lariat as he was exiting the ring. Jumbo eventually got fed up with Kawada trying to be his equal and believing he was ready to take the man down, slamming Kawada on the floor and using a chair on him. Fuchi tried to calm Jumbo down, but Jumbo didn't feel he was going to far, and actually pushed his partner away and continued to chair Kawada. Kawada had good battles with Taue as well, but the other big rivalry was Kikuchi vs. Fuchi. Kikuchi was begging to be put in his place as always, and Fuchi was in a particularly malevolent mood today, slamming Kikuchi's bad elbow into the guard rail a few times to reinjure it and throwing some big nasty punches. ***3/4

2/17/91

'91 Shinshun Giant Series highlight show

AJPW 1991 TV #5
-1 1/2hr. Q=

2/24/91 '91 Excite Series taped 2/23/91 Tokyo Korakuen Hall

Undertaker 1 & Undertaker 2 vs. Giant Warrior & Nitron 3:36 shown

Toshiaki Kawada & Tsuyoshi Kikuchi vs. Akira Taue & Yoshinari Ogawa 7:58 shown

Jumbo Tsuruta & Mighty Inoue vs. Blackhearts 8:23

Terry Gordy & Steve Williams vs. Mitsuharu Misawa & Kenta Kobashi 12:29 shown

3/3/91 taped 2/26 Sendai Miyagi-ken Sports Center

Jumbo Tsuruta & Masa Fuchi vs. Kenta Kobashi & Tsuyoshi Kikuchi 7:49 shown

World Tag Title Match: Terry Gordy & Steve Williams vs. Mitsuharu Misawa & Toshiaki Kawada 21:19

AJPW G+ Puroresu Classic #1 7/1/02
-2hr. Q=Ex

2/26/91 Miyagi-ken Sports Center, World Tag Title Match: Terry Gordy & Steve Williams vs. Toshiaki Kawada & Mitsuharu Misawa

11/30/79: Wahoo McDaniel & Frank Hill vs. Abdullah The Butcher & The Sheik

5/12/89: Dynamite Kid & Davey Boy Smith vs. Doug Furnas & Dan Kroffat

Lou Thesz feature

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

Disc #1 & 2

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Disc #3 & 4

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

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

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

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

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

Disc #5 & 6

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

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

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

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

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

Disc #7 & 8

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

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

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

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

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

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

Disc #9 & 10

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

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

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

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

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

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

AJPW 1991 TV #6
-1 1/2hr. Q=

3/10/91 taped

Masa Fuchi vs. Dean Malenko 4:57 shown

Mitsuharu Misawa & Toshiaki Kawada vs. Blackhearts 12:58 shown

Terry Gordy & Steve Williams & Richard Slinger vs. Jumbo Tsuruta & Akira Taue & Yoshinari Ogawa 9:39 shown

3/17/91 taped 3/4/91

Masa Fuchi vs. Joe Malenko 4:30 shown

Jumbo Tsuruta & Akira Taue vs. Terry Gordy & Steve Williams 22:16 shown

AJPW 1991 TV #7
-1 1/2hr. Q=VG

3/24/91 '91 Champion Carnival Opening taped 3/23/91 Tokyo Korakuen Hall

'91 Champion Carnival League Match: Stan Hansen vs. Dynamite Kid 7:00 shown

'91 Champion Carnival B Block League Match: Toshiaki Kawada vs. Danny Kroffat 9:25 shown. Shockingly lackluster singles match between the two rivals who delivered so many excellent tag matches. There just wasn't much action here, as Kawada grounded Kroffat by working his left leg. The match told a nice story, but that story didn't make for a match that delivered the sort of excitement that we loved from these two. Kroffat focused on martial arts kicks when he was on his feet, but perhaps as a way to sell the bad leg, was moving a bit clumsily. You never felt that Kroffat could win, and what was worse is he just didn't have much opportunity to showcase his skills. **1/2 range

Jumbo Tsuruta & Akira Taue & Masa Fuchi vs. Mitsuharu Misawa & Kenta Kobashi & Tsuyoshi Kikuchi 13:53 shown. Great story match with Jumbo's team hating on Misawa's team to the point of injury, and just hurting someone new as soon as they tried to bail out their maimed friend. The heat and intensity were absolutely fantastic. It started with Fuchi hobbling Kobashi with a kneebreaker on the rail and chair, and he and Jumbo continued to abuse the knee until Kikuchi tried to bail Kobashi out. Kikuchi's back was abused for his trouble, including Taue slamming him on the outside. After getting beat on for a while, Kikuchi nearly inched his way over to tag Misawa, but just as he was about to do so Taue came in and knocked Misawa off the apron with a diving tackle, causing Misawa to tweak his knee on the landing. With the entirety of Misawa's team injured, it wasn't looking good, but Misawa wasn't in that bad of shape after all, and finally made the hot tag. He couldn't wait to knock Fuchi down so he could blitz Taue in the corner, bloodying him with a barrage of fierce elbows. Now it was Jumbo trying to bail his teammate out, and getting dismissed for his troubles. The match kicked into high gear with Misawa vs. Taue, and had fantastic action until the finish with everyone sprinting and throwing bombs with ill intent. Kobashi, Kikuchi, Fuchi, everyone was making impressive contributions, but for once it was Misawa who was stealing the show by being so passionate and wrestling his heart out. The crowd was just eating it all up, appreciating that they were getting the sort of effort and intensity that one would associate with a show at an arena 5 or 10 times larger. Just fantastic stuff. ****1/2

3/31/91 taped 3/26/91

Akira Taue & Masa Fuchi vs. Toshiaki Kawada & Tsuyoshi Kikuchi 12:42 shown

'91 Champion Carnival League Match: Jumbo Tsuruta vs. Cactus Jack 4:59 shown

Stan Hansen & Danny Spivey vs. Mitsuharu Misawa & Kenta Kobashi 11:48 shown

AJPW 1991 TV #8
-1hr 35min. Q=Ex

4/7/91 taped 3/29/91 Niigata Nagaoka-shi Kosei Kaikan

Toshiaki Kawada & Tsuyoshi Kikuchi vs. Dynamite Kid & Johnny Smith 10:08 shown

'91 Champion Carnival League Match: Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Ace 11:09 shown

'91 Champion Carnival League Match: Jumbo Tsuruta vs. Akira Taue

4/14/91 taped 4/6/91 Osaka Furitsu Taiikukaikan

'91 Champion Carnival League Match: Jumbo Tsuruta vs. Toshiaki Kawada 17:04 shown. I wanted this to be awesome, but just having the two best workers in, well, perhaps anywhere lock up isn't always enough. I never for a moment believed Kawada had a chance of winning this one, and it didn't help that they wrestled it as though it were enough for Kawada to be competitive. The match started really slowly with Jumbo mainly working the knee. Kawada returned the favor for a brief segment, but the key spot was Jumbo putting Kawada through the table with a kneebreaker. The match picked up when Kawada finally got off the mat and began to get his kicking game going only to have Jumbo level him with a lariat. There was a nifty spot where Kawada returned the favor by stopping a second lariat by laying Jumbo out with a ganmengiri, but clevel spots were all too rare. It came off more as a house show match with disappointing effort and intensity and the outcome never being in doubt making them decide not to bother that much with psychology or drama. These two have enough talent that it couldn't be all that bad, but because of that should never deliver something so instantly forgettable. ***1/4

'91 Champion Carnival League Match: Stan Hansen vs. Mitsuharu Misawa 12:49 shown

AJPW 1991 TV #9
-1 1/2hr. Q=

4/21/91 taped 4/16/91 Nagoya Aichi-ken Taiikukan

Masa Fuchi vs. Tsuyoshi Kikuchi 5:04 shown

Mitsuharu Misawa & Toshiaki Kawada vs. Akira Taue & Yoshinari Ogawa 13:46 shown

Jumbo Tsuruta vs. Stan Hansen 12:54 shown

4/28/91 '91 Champion Carnival taped 4/18/91 Tokyo Nippon Budokan

Kenta Kobashi vs. Danny Kroffat 4:48 of 10:49

Jumbo Tsuruta vs. Mitsuharu Misawa 23:17. A really nice match, but as the rubber match in a program that was absolutely on fire week in and week out in tags, I was expecting a whole lot more, especially with Misawa now firmly established as the #2 wrestler in the promotion. The live show 15,960, which was the promotions all-time record at Budokan at the time. The crowd absolutely did their job, with incredible heat during the pre and post match, and lots of Misawa chants throughout, but it didn't have the sustained heat during the match that their 1990 matches did, and that falls squarely on the shoulders of the wrestlers. This match should have showed that Misawa was Jumbo's peer, but while it was even enough early on, one could never shake the feeling that Jumbo was in total control and dictating everything in his methodical pace. Misawa getting the best of Jumbo from time to time may have shown some semblance of advancement if you wanted to reach, but as a whole the match seemed a big step back because he was just treading Jumbo's water, if not struggling to keep his head above. There were explosive moments throughout to keep the intensity and pop the crowd, and good rivalry moments, but for the most part they saved all the action for the final third, which was great. The match didn't tell much of a story, and if it had a story, it was the wrong one. It doesn't take much to see this as extremely defeatist for Misawa, as what thin story there was centered on him countering the backdrop that always thwarts his hopes, and, if we want to really stretch things, maybe getting lucky again as he did on 6/8/90. There were huge pops for Misawa shifting his weight to counter the backdrop by landing on top, but then Jumbo immediately squashed his hopes by hitting a backdrop into the turnbuckle that wasn't put over like it should have been. Misawa's best chance, perhaps, was turning a powerbomb into a huracanrana, which tells you all you need to know about his chances of winning this match, and especially of supplanting Jumbo any time soon. Jumbo finally hit the backdrop, but was too shaken up to cover. Misawa fired back with an elbow, but Jumbo hit a second backdrop and still couldn't cover. This time Misawa was too groggy to offer any counter fire, leaving him prone to be polished off by the third backdrop. This would have been a nice finish for Jumbo vs. Kobashi, as Kobashi had done nothing in singles to establish himself as a threat to defeat Jumbo, but for Misawa to never have Jumbo in trouble just didn't make sense. ****

AJPW 1991 TV #10
-1hr 35min. Q=Near Perfect

5/5/91 '91 Champion Carnival taped 4/18/91 Tokyo Nippon Budokan

Toshiaki Kawada vs. Akira Taue 15:53. This match may have been overlooked because Taue wasn't the greatest wrestler in 1991, so they had better and more famous matches later on when he improved, and it's a rare screw job finish, but those things aside, they poured their heart and soul into delivering the best and most dramatic big match they could. It's just a fantastic effort from both men, using a focused attack from each - Kawada attacking Taue's arm and Taue attacking Kawada's knee - as the base but surrounding it with a lot of one upsmanship and opportunistic big moves. The intensity, heat, and hatred were awesome, and they just did a great job of not getting bogged down by staying married to their base, but - at the same time - mixing it up and keeping it fierce and exciting without straying to far from it. Kawada started off technically working the arm, but Taue upped the anty with heavy hitting so Kawada cut Taue's forehead with kicks then used punches and chops to open the cut, which garnered support for Taue. Taue came back stopping Kawada's suplex on the floor with one of his own, and hit a kneebreaker on the guard rail to injure the knee. Kawada had to roll Taue's figure 4 to the floor to escape, so Taue made him pay with a powerbomb on the outside. There was a great spot where Kawada turned Taue's nodowa otoshi into a wakigatame. Kawada couldn't pin Taue with his powerbomb though, so thirsting for revenge, he once again made the mistake of taking it to the outside, and once got what he deserved, this time paying in the biggest way. This time Taue stopped his attempt to even the powerbomb on the floor score, and hit his golden arm bomber, which killed Kawada dead! Taue had never defeated Kawada in a singles match before, so getting the count out wasn't a horrible thing for him, but they were smart to have him just barely beating the count so it didn't come off as his choice to be cheap, but rather the obvious decision not to lose as well. Kawada was down for several minutes, and finally had to be stretchered off, which in a way is more of a victory than any pinfall could have been. ****1/2

World Tag Title Match: Terry Gordy & Steve Williams vs. Stan Hansen & Danny Spivey 14:42 of 20:40. Don't confuse this match with their memorable 4/19/90 match. The crowd is hot and Hansen bleeds in both, but that's about where the similarities end. This lacked the stiffness, intensity, build, great near falls, drama, and quality performances by Gordy & Williams. Hansen is cut early and half the match seems to be Gordy punching the cut. Okay, I'm exaggerating, but Hansen never does anything that requires any ability here, and Gordy also just looks like a lumbering brawler. What makes the match is Spivey, who is at his absolute best here. He's the only one who shows anything even resembling a move set, but luckily his offense is really good here and goes a long way toward making the match. Williams is pretty good as well, but it's not one of his more exciting performances to be certain. They work well together, but it all leads to one of Hansen's corniest finishes where Hansen stops Williams from pinning Spivey after the Oklahoma stampede, but Gordy gets Hansen out of the ring. 30 seconds later, with Spivey still dead and Williams somehow unable to progress, Hansen gets free from Gordy, sneaks in, and hits the western lariat for the win (though Spivey is still the legal man). A nice match, but I'm not even sure if it'd be a classic by mid 80's AWA or Texas standards, much less 90's AJ. ***1/4

5/12/91 taped 4/20/91 Tokyo Korakuen Hall

Asia Tag Title Match: Danny Kroffat & Doug Furnas vs. Dynamite Kid & Johnny Smith 4:31 shown

Mitsuharu Misawa & Kenta Kobashi & Toshiaki Kawada vs. Jumbo Tsuruta & Akira Taue & Masa Fuchi 28:20 of 51:32 shown

AJPW Retro Hour #35 7/4/10
& AJPW Retro Hour #36 8/1/10
-2hr. Q=Perfect

4/18/91 Tokyo Nippon Budokan: Toshiaki Kawada vs. Akira Taue

6/12/98 Tokyo Nippon Budokan, Triple Crown Heavyweight Title Match: Toshiaki Kawada vs. Kenta Kobashi

6/5/92 Tokyo Nippon Budokan: Mitsuharu Misawa & Kenta Kobashi vs. Jumbo Tsuruta & Akira Taue

5/24/96 Sapporo Nakajima Taiiku Center, Triple Crown Heavyweight Title Match: Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Akira Taue

AJPW 1991 TV #11
-1hr 35min. Q=Near Perfect

5/19/91 '91 Super Power Series taped 5/17/91 Tokyo Korakuen Hall

Giant Kamala 1 & Giant Kamala 2 & Abdullah The Butcher vs. Akira Taue & Yoshinari Ogawa & Mighty Inoue 7:22 shown

Terry Gordy & Steve Williams vs. Toshiaki Kawada & Kenta Kobashi 8:11 shown

Jumbo Tsuruta & Masa Fuchi vs. Mitsuharu Misawa & Tsuyoshi Kikuchi 13:57 shown. Just a big beatdown by Jumbo's team. They injured Misawa's right arm early, and brushed off Kikuchi's attempts to save him. Kikuchi was dominated as well, and when Misawa finally made the hot tag, he reinjured his arm immediately with a diving elbow to Fuchi, allowing Jumbo to tag in andwork the arm some more. Misawa finally got pissed and decided to withstand the pain to do the damage, landing a series of elbows before tagging. The match picked up with Kikuchi's tag, but the action segment was too brief, and it lacked the intensity and psychology in the early portion to make up for it. There was nice focus, but ultimately, no real payoff as Misawa still used his elbows and, since they got their asses kicked all match, rather quickly and unconvincingly took Fuchi out with a facelock. ***1/2

5/26/91 taped 5/20/91 Fukushima-shi Taiikukan

Danny Kroffat & Doug Furnas vs. Tsuyoshi Kikuchi & Toshiaki Kawada 4:16 shown

Terry Gordy & Steve Williams vs. Kenta Kobashi & Mitsuharu Misawa 16:18 shown. A quality match, but I was expecting more. It had a few big moments, but as a whole was just stuck in the 80's American mode with the face stuck in the ring eternally and the heel team not beating on them in that compelling a fashion. Gordy & Doc took Misawa's leg out early. Kobashi was up to the task of going alone until Doc stuffed Gordy's powerbomb. Misawa recovered, but was too clean cut to interject himself and anytime Kobashi came close to tagging, the heel who wasn't legal would run in and club Misawa. Williams was just putting the boots to a helpless Kobashi on the floor. FINALLY, Kobashi made the tag, but Misawa still didn't really do anything as Kobashi continued to fight Williams in the ring while Misawa & Gordy went at it on the floor. The big moment came when Williams overwhelmed the weakened Kobashi then hit a diving tackle off the apron just in time to save Gordy from Misawa's Tigerdriver on the floor, and allow Gordy to instead take Misawa out with a powerbomb on the cement. ***

Jumbo Tsuruta & Akira Taue & Masa Fuchi vs. Abdullah The Butcher & Giant Kamala 1 & Giant Kamala 2 5:44 shown

AJPW 1991 TV #12
-1hr 35min. Q=Ex

6/2/91 '91 Super Power Series taped 5/24/91 Sapporo Nakajima Taiiku Center

Abdullah The Butcher vs. Joel Deaton 1:10 shown

Jumbo Tsuruta vs. Kenta Kobashi 9:30 shown

Mitsuharu Misawa & Toshiaki Kawada vs. Terry Gordy & Steve Williams 16:08 shown. Kawada knows how to wrestle against each opponent. Sometimes he utilizes that for the story, adjusting what he does or doesn't do, his style and focus, and then there's matches such as this one where he has to prod the opposition to wrestle a certain style in order to get the best out of them. Misawa is content to leave Gordy to his devices, so it's the same sort of complacent, uninspired and unfocused brawling he'd do against any old stiff, whereas Kawada instills a fast pace, which forces them to actually wrestle. When they slow him down by injuring his leg, it gives focus to their brawling and submissions. Granted, Kawada is the one who makes the first hot tag, but there's an electricity to Gordy's stuff that isn't signature moves against Kawada that isn't there with Misawa, and Gordy & Doc just seem more energetic when they are in with Kawada. This may not be a classic, but it's one of the better examples of what Gordy & Williams are capable of doing, a match where they are heels but still deliver on their potential and display their skill. ***1/2

6/9/91 taped 6/1/91 Tokyo Nippon Budokan

Giant Baba & Rusher Kimura & Masa Fuchi vs. Abdullah The Butcher & Giant Kamala 1 & Giant Kamala 2 13:03

Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Terry Gordy 13:08 of 21:18

AJPW 1991 TV #13
-1hr 35min. Q=

6/16/91 taped ?

Danny Kroffat & Doug Furnas vs. Kenta Kobashi & Tsuyoshi Kikuchi 1:36 shown

Toshiaki Kawada vs. Steve Williams 15:54 shown

Stan Hansen & Danny Spivey vs. Jumbo Tsuruta & Akira Taue 13:49 shown

6/23/91 taped 6/3/91 Aichi Okazaki-shi Taiikukan

Giant Baba & Rusher Kimura & Kenta Kobashi vs. Masa Fuchi & Haruka Eigen & Yoshinari Ogawa 11:38 shown

Mitsuharu Misawa & Toshiaki Kawada vs. Stan Hansen & Joel Deaton 13:08 shown

Terry Gordy & Steve Williams & Richard Slinger vs. Jumbo Tsuruta & Akira Taue & Yoshinari Ogawa 5:34 shown

AJPW 1991 TV #14
-1hr 35min. Q=

6/30/91 taped 6/27/91

Jumbo Tsuruta & Akira Taue vs. Kenta Kobashi & Tsuyoshi Kikuchi 10:35 shown

Stan Hansen & Danny Spivey vs. Mitsuharu Misawa & Toshiaki Kawada 18:23 shown

7/7/91 taped 7/6/91

Danny Kroffat & Doug Furnas vs. Fantastics 4:10 shown

Jumbo Tsuruta & Yoshinari Ogawa vs. Mitsuharu Misawa & Toshiaki Kawada 9:03 shown

Johnny Ace & Rick Rude vs. Black & Joel Deaton 1:19 shown

Stan Hansen & Danny Spivey vs. Steve Williams & Terry Gordy 12:25 shown

AJPW 1991 TV #15
-1hr 35min. Q=

7/14/91 taped 7/14/91

Jumbo Tsuruta & Masa Fuchi vs. Kenta Kobashi & Johnny Ace 14:17 shown

Mitsuharu Misawa & Toshiaki Kawada & Tsuyoshi Kikuchi vs. Terry Gordy & Steve Williams & Rick Rude 15:10 shown

7/21/91 taped 7/18/91

Kenta Kobashi & Johnny Ace vs. Joel Deaton & Billy Black 8:10 shown

Toshiaki Kawada vs. Masa Fuchi 12:18 shown

Terry Gordy & Steve Williams & Rick Rude vs. Jumbo Tsuruta & Akira Taue & Mighty Inoue 10:38 shown

AJPW 1991 TV #16
-1hr 35min. Q=

7/28/91 taped 7/20/91

Toshiaki Kawada vs. Akira Taue 10:00 shown

Jumbo Tsuruta vs. Steve Williams 20:36 shown

8/4/91 taped 7/24/91

Kenta Kobashi vs. Doug Furnas 3:54 shown

Danny Kroffat vs. Tsuyoshi Kikuchi 3:30 shown

Terry Gordy & Steve Williams vs. Mitsuharu Misawa & Toshiaki Kawada 25:48 shown

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

Disk One AJPW:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Disc Two:

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

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

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

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

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

Disc Three:

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

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

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

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

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

Disc Four:

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

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

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

5/2/99: Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Vader

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

Disc Five NOAH:

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

12/23/00: Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Vader

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

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

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

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

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

Disc Six:

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

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

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

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

11/3/07: Mitsuharu Misawa vs. KENTA

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

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

AJPW 1991 TV #17
-1hr 35min. Q=

8/11/91 taped ?

Kenta Kobashi vs. Akira Taue 10:16 shown

Joel Deaton & Billy Black vs. Danny Kroffat & Doug Furnas 6:09 shown

Jumbo Tsuruta & Masa Fuchi & Yoshinari Ogawa vs. Mitsuharu Misawa & Toshiaki Kawada & Tsuyoshi Kikuchi 13:59 shown

8/18/91 taped 8/17/91

Masa Fuchi vs. Dean Malenko 4:23 shown

Blackhearts vs. Jim Brunzell & Richard Slinger 1:21 shown

Jumbo Tsuruta & Yoshinari Ogawa vs. Kenta Kobashi & Tsuyoshi Kikuchi 13:20 shown

Mitsuharu Misawa & Toshiaki Kawada vs. Stan Hansen & Johnny Ace 12:38 shown

AJPW 1991 TV #18
-1hr 35min. Q=

8/25/91 taped 8/18/91

Abdullah The Butcher vs. Yoshinari Ogawa 3:53 shown

Blackhearts vs. Toshiaki Kawada & Tsuyoshi Kikuchi 9:47 shown

Jumbo Tsuruta & Akira Taue vs. Mitsuharu Misawa & Kenta Kobashi 18:58 shown

9/1/91 taped ?

Toshiaki Kawada & Kenta Kobashi vs. Stan Hansen & Danny Spivey

Jumbo Tsuruta & Akira Taue vs. Mitsuharu Misawa & Tsuyoshi Kikuchi

AJPW 1991 TV #19
-1hr 35min. Q=

9/8/91 taped ?

Kenta Kobashi vs. Stan Hansen

Mitsuharu Misawa & Toshiaki Kawada vs. Jumbo Tsuruta & Akira Taue

9 & 15/91 taped ?

Best of Budokan clip show

AJPW 1991 TV #20
-1hr 35min. Q=

9 & 23/91 taped ?
Toshiaki Kawada & Kenta Kobashi vs. Akira Taue & Masa Fuchi
Jumbo Tsuruta & Yoshinari Ogawa vs. Mitsuharu Misawa & Tsuyoshi Kikuchi
9 & 30/91 taped 9 & 27/91
Mitsuharu Misawa & Tsuyoshi Kikuchi vs. Steve Williams & Terry Gordy 11:17 shown
Ace & Firecat vs. Danny Kroffat & Doug Furnas 1:07 shown
Jumbo Tsuruta & Akira Taue vs. Toshiaki Kawada & Kenta Kobashi 20:17 shown

DVD #21
10 & 6/91 taped 10 & 2/91
Danny Kroffat & Doug Furnas vs. Black & Joel Deaton 5:07 shown
Jumbo Tsuruta & Yoshinari Ogawa vs. Toshiaki Kawada & Tsuyoshi Kikuchi 15:36 shown
Mitsuharu Misawa & Kenta Kobashi vs. Terry Gordy Steve Williams 12:49 shown
10 & 13/91 taped 10 & 10/91
Terry Gordy Steve Williams vs. Black & Joel Deaton 6:10 shown
Malenkos vs. Firecat & Isamu Teranishi 1:30 shown
Akira Taue & Jumbo Tsuruta & Yoshinari Ogawa vs. Toshiaki Kawada & Mitsuharu Misawa & Tsuyoshi Kikuchi 24:49 shown

DVD #22
10 & 20/91 taped 10 & 15/91
Stan Hansen & Danny Spivey vs. Danny Kroffat & Doug Furnas 7:33 shown
Jumbo Tsuruta & Akira Taue & Masa Fuchi vs. Mitsuharu Misawa & Toshiaki Kawada & Tsuyoshi Kikuchi 23:54 shown
10 & 27/91 taped ?
Stan Hansen & Danny Spivey vs. Joe & Dean Malenko
Jumbo Tsuruta & Akira Taue & Masa Fuchi vs. Toshiaki Kawada & Kenta Kobashi & Tsuyoshi Kikuchi

DVD #23
11/3/91 taped 10/24/91

Masa Fuchi vs. Danny Kroffat 9:10 shown

Jumbo Tsuruta vs. Toshiaki Kawada 19:02. There are far more exciting matches, but I can't think of another match that better exemplifies the beauty of simplicity. Kawada's first TC shot was everything the 4/18/91 Jumbo vs. Misawa wasn't. I criticized the Misawa match because Misawa never established any identity and simply allowed Jumbo to dictate, but Kawada succeeded in making the match all about him. Kawada may not have been the better fighter, but he wanted it more, and by forcing Jumbo to engage in a battle of wills, he had a chance because he could match Jumbo's persistence. It was a total story match almost in the vein of the early wrestler vs. striker MMA matches in that it was Kawada's control vs. Jumbo's damage, Kawada's quantity over Jumbo's quality. Kawada knew he was overmatched and couldn't just slug it out with Jumbo, so he struck only when there was little chance of return fire or he absolutely had to. His goal was to win as many minutes as posible, and that meant seizing a position where he was the only one inflicting punishment. Kawada started out as basically as possible, holding onto a headlock at all costs. When Jumbo threw him off to the floor, Kawada got right back in and reestablished control with another headlock. He progressed to the cobra twist, and a series of ground submissions. Once in a while Jumbo was able to hit a big counter, but for the most part Jumbo was only scoring during the brief portions he was able to get free and keep Kawada from grabbing him. You'd have been right not to give Kawada a snowballs chance in hell coming into the match, but as he won minute after minute, at some point his good fortune was difficult to discount. The growing urgency was coming from Jumbo, as he had to make the most of his chances at distance, to get a big blow or suplex in before Kawada outsmarted or outmaneuvered him. It may not have been Kawada's most interesting match, but it was an riveting one because there was a method to his madness, and it was something different, something unique. The crowd was really into the match, so that made up for the overabundance of submission holds, and helped the urgency and intensity of what normally would be meaningless rest or weardown holds to come across. Both men did a great job of acting, which added so much to the heat between them as well as making the match seem more credible. Kawada did some excellent counters to regain control, and the crowd was really into this, wanting to believe he had a chance and popping big anytime they got the illusion Kawada might win. Of course, Kawada didn't win, but no more could have credibly have been done to make people believe he should have. ****1/2

11/10/91

Clip show highlighting Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Toshiaki Kawada

DVD #24
11 & 24/91 taped 11 & 16/91
Abdullah The Butcher & Giant Kamala II vs. Kenta Kobashi & Tsuyoshi Kikuchi 2:02 shown
Jumbo Tsuruta & Akira Taue vs. Dynamite Kid & Johnny Smith 8:24 shown
Mitsuharu Misawa & Toshiaki Kawada vs. Stan Hansen & Danny Spivey 12:24 shown
11 & 30/91 taped 11 & 21/91
Mitsuharu Misawa & Toshiaki Kawada vs. Kenta Kobashi & Tsuyoshi Kikuchi
Jumbo Tsuruta & Akira Taue vs. Terry Gordy & Steve Williams

DVD #25
12 & 7/91 taped 11 & 29/91
Stan Hansen & Danny Spivey vs. Andre the Giant & Giant Baba
Mitsuharu Misawa & Toshiaki Kawada vs. Jumbo Tsuruta & Akira Taue
12 & 14/91 taped 12 & 4/91
Jumbo Tsuruta & Akira Taue vs. Danny Kroffat & Doug Furnas 8:02 shown
Stan Hansen & Danny Spivey vs. Terry Gordy & Steve Williams 20:45 shown

DVD #26
12 & 21/91 taped 12 & 6/91
Jumbo Tsuruta & Akira Taue vs. Stan Hansen & Danny Spivey 7:03 shown
Mitsuharu Misawa & Toshiaki Kawada vs. Terry Gordy & Steve Williams 25:23 shown
12 & 28/91 taped 12 & 21/91
Steve Williams vs. Tsuyoshi Kikuchi 5:12 shown
Terry Gordy vs. Kenta Kobashi 9:00 shown
Dynamite Kid highlights
Dyanmite Kid & Johnny Smith vs. Johnny Ace & Sonny Beach 5:50 shown

DVD #27
Midnight Special taped 4 & 20/91
Mitsuharu Misawa & Toshiaki Kawada & Kenta Kobashi vs. Jumbo Tsuruta & Akira Taue & Masa Fuchi 48:00 of 51:32 shown. Tremendous match. Taue kept getting under Kawada's skin when Kawada wasn't in the match by doing things like knocking him off the apron to the floor. The main story was Kobashi was trapped in the ring for something like a 15 minute stretch and they just destroyed his knee. Kobashi was great at playing the young babyface roll, and, at this point, Fuchi & Jumbo were equally awesome as the grumpy old men. Thus, this had awesome heat. Fuchi was particulary vicious here, including kneebreakering Kobashi on a chair. They got a lot of near falls on Kobashi, but he refused to lose. He was mainly destroyed, but he'd always make a brief comeback only to be cut off before he could make the tag. After Kobashi finally made the hot tag, the final minutes were really fast paced and heated. The finish was perfect because of what had been going on during this match between Kawada & Taue. ****3/4

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

DVD #1 1977/1978

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

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

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

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

DVD #2 1979/1980

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

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

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

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

DVD #3 1981/1982/1983

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

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

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

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

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

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

DVD #4 1984/1985

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

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

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

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

DVD #5 1986/1987

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

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

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

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

DVD #6 1988/1989

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

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

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

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

DVD #7 1990/1991

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

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

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

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

DVD #8 1992/1993

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

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

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

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

DVD #9 1994/1995

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

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

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

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

DVD #10 1996/1997

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

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

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

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

DVD #11 1998/1999

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

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

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

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

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