NJPW NEW JAPAN PRO-WRESTLING TV ASAHI CLASSICS BS ASAHI CLASSICS DVD
Shin Nihon Puroresu Tapes Videos


NJPW tv asahi World Pro Wrestling Classics #33 & #34
-1hr 40min. Q=Perfect

Antonio Inoki vs. Strong Kobayashi 1975

Seiji Sakaguchi vs. Kintaro Oki 1975

Antonio Inoki vs. Killer Karl Krupp 1975

NWA North American Tag Title Match: Jerry Brown & Buddy Roberts (The Hollywood Blonds) vs. Antonio Inoki & Seiji Sakaguchi 10/2/75 Osaka

NJPW tv asahi World Pro Wrestling Classics #35 & #36 Tiger Mask Special
-1hr 40min. Q=Perfect

Tiger Mask vs. Dynamite Kid 1981

Tiger Mask & Tatsumi Fujinami vs. Chris Adams & Mike Masters 1981

Tiger Mask vs. Villano III 1981

Tiger Mask vs. El Scorpio 1981

Tiger Mask & Tatsumi Fujinami vs. Solar I & El Solitario 1981

Tiger Mask vs. Solar I 1981

NJPW tv asahi World Pro Wrestling Classics #37 & #38 Tiger Mask Special
-1hr 40min. Q=Perfect

10/8/81 Tokyo, Mask vs. Mask Match: Tiger Mask vs. Masked Hurricane (Bobby Lee)

Tiger Mask vs. Gran Hamada 1981

Tiger Mask & Kengo Kimura vs. Negro Navarro & El Signo 1981

Tiger Mask vs. El Canek 1981

El Canek & Super Maquina vs. Tiger Mask & Tatsumi Fujinami 1981

Tiger Mask vs. Dynamite Kid 1982

NJPW World Pro Wrestling Classics #87 & #88 Seiji Sakaguchi Special
-1hr 45min. Q=Perfect

Seiji Sakaguchi vs. Abdullah The Butcher 1982

Seiji Sakaguchi vs. Pedro Morales 1976

Seiji Sakaguchi vs. Antonio Inoki 1974

Seiji Sakaguchi vs. Antonio Inoki 1974

NJPW tv asahi World Pro Wrestling Classics #89 & #90 Seiji Sakaguchi Special
-1hr 40min. Q=Perfect

Seiji Sakaguchi vs. Andre The Giant 1974

Seiji Sakaguchi vs. Buffalo Allen (Bad News Brown) 1982

Seiji Sakaguchi vs. The Sheik 1972

Seiji Sakaguchi vs. Johnny Powers 1979

Seiji Sakaguchi & Kengo Kimura vs. Scott Hall & Cpl. Mike Kirchner 1990

NJPW tv asahi World Pro Wrestling Classics #105 & #106
-1hr 20min. Q=Perfect

Terry Funk vs. The Great Kojika JWA 1971

JWA 12/12/71, Asia Tag Title Match: Dory Funk Jr. & Dick Murdoch vs. Seiji Sakaguchi & Michiaki Yoshimura

6/26/75 Osaka, NWF World Heavyweight Title Match: Antonio Inoki vs. Tiger Jeet Singh

NJPW tv asahi World Pro Wrestling Classics #107 & #108
-1hr 40min. Q=Perfect

Antonio Inoki vs. Victor Rivera 1976

Seiji Sakaguchi vs. Pedro Morales 1976

Antonio Inoki & Strong Kobayashi vs. The Mongols 1976

Seiji Sakaguchi vs. Tiger Jeet Singh 1976

NJPW tv asahi World Pro Wrestling Classics #109 & #110
-1hr 40min. Q=Perfect

Antonio Inoki vs. Majeet Akra 1976

Seiji Sakaguchi & Strong Kobayashi vs. Tiger Jeet Singh & Gama Singh 1976

NWF World Heavyweight Title Match: Antonio Inoki vs. Bob Roop 1979

NJPW tv asahi World Pro Wrestling Classics #145 & #146 Ishu Kakutogisen
-1hr 50min. Q=Perfect

1986 Ishu Kakutogisen:Takayuki Iizuka vs. Habiri Victashev (sp?)

1977 Ishu Kakutogisen: Antonio Inoki vs. Chuck Wepner

1988 Ishu Kakutogisen: Yoshiaki Fujiwara vs. Don Nakaya Nielsen

1986 Ishu Kakutogisen: Akira Maeda vs. Don Nakaya Nielsen

NJPW tv asahi World Pro Wrestling Classics #161 & #162 IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title
-1hr 50min. Q=Perfect

8/5/86 Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan, IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title Match: Nobuhiko Takada vs. Shiro Koshinaka

2/5/87 Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan, IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title Match: Nobuhiko Takada vs. Shiro Koshinaka

3/11/88 Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium, IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title Match: Hiro Hase vs. Nobuhiko Takada 3 & 14 & 88

3/19/88 Tokyo Korakuen Hall, IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title Match: Hiro Hase vs. Shiro Koshinaka

NJPW tv asahi World Pro Wrestling Classics #163 & #164 IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title
-1hr 50min. Q=Perfect

7/12/89 Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium, IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title Match: Jushin Liger vs. Black Tiger

7/13/89 Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan, IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title Match: Jushin Liger vs. Naoki Sano

6/26/92 Tokyo Nippon Budokan, IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title Match: Jushin Liger vs. El Samurai

1/4/93 Tokyo Dome, IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title Match: Jushin Liger vs. Ultimo Dragon

8/8/93 Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan, IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title Match: Jushin Liger vs. Wild Pegasus

NJPW tv asahi World Pro Wrestling Classics #179 & #180 NWF Title
-1hr 55min. Q=Perfect

2/13/76

Seiji Sakaguchi & Strong Kobayashi vs. Tiger Jeet Singh & Brutus Malumba

NWF World Heavyweight Title Match: Antonio Inoki vs. Johnny Powers

4/8/77: Antonio Inoki & Seiji Sakaguchi vs. Tiger Jeet Singh & Umanosuke Ueda

4/1/77, NWF World Heavyweight Title Match: Antonio Inoki vs. Johnny Powers

NJPW tv asahi World Pro Wrestling Classics #181 & #182
-1hr 50min. Q=Perfect

6/1/77, NWF World Heavyweight Title Match: Antonio Inoki vs. Andre the Giant

2/3/78, NWF World Heavyweight Title Match: Antonio Inoki vs. Tiger Jeet Singh

4/11/80: Seiji Sakaguchi & Riki Choshu vs. Super Destroyer & Iron Sheik

9/11/72: Seiji Sakaguchi vs. Dory Funk Jr.

NJPW tv asahi World Pro Wrestling Classics #191 & #192 Top of the Super Jr
-1hr 50min. Q=Perfect

4/30/91 Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan

Top of the Super Junior II Semifinal: Pegasus Kid vs. Norio Honaga

Top of the Super Junior II Semifinal: Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Negro Casas

Top of the Super Junior II Final, IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title Decision Match: Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Norio Honaga 21:54. We were in the midst of a great period for heavyweights coming up the ranks with Hase, Muto, Hashimoto, Chono, Koshinaka, and Sasaki all on the rise, but there weren’t any particularly promising juniors. A repackaged Nogami failed to set the Tokyo Dome on fire on 3/21/91, so we were ultimately stuck with Honaga. Honaga had yet to show anyone why he belonged in big matches, but alas he was here. This was his coming out party, upsetting the two top juniors in one night (he defeated Pegasus in the semifinal) although he wasn’t sure who he was or what to do. Honaga tried for better offense early to make it memorable, throwing in a plancha, a powerbomb on a table, ripping Liger’s mask and so on, but he generally seemed to lack a sense of what defined him as a wrestler and was just getting by throwing in a little of this and a little of that. Or perhaps he knew he needed to step it up to compete at the highest level, but he didn't know how to? There was nothing he was better than Liger at, but he badly needed big match credibility so Liger sold and sold and sold. This is the one junior match so far in 1991 that had the time, but Honaga couldn’t fill it. 15 minutes into the match, Honaga was still stomping Liger. Honaga can be crafty, he can get heel heat, he can sometimes tell a story in his simple but effective manner, but sustained offense from Norio is never a good idea. Liger finally made his hot comeback, throwing his body around. This set up a great near fall that’s exactly the sort of thing Honaga does well, avoiding a back body drop by sliding and quickly hooking Liger’s arms with his legs to almost flash pin him. There was way too little of effective Honaga though, as he wasn’t really setting anything up, instead relying on quantity over quality, but quantity from him isn’t even good heavyweight offense. A Honaga match is much better when he sells and comes up with the well timed, probably shady counter then follows up with some cheap shots to sustain the heat, but in his first tour final singles main event, he simply lacked the credibility for that. They followed with one near fall after another until the finish, and the crowd was apparently responding to the effort over the quality, as they were really into it. Both men tried really hard, but ultimately Honaga is still a pedestrian wrestler who is in the junior division by virtue of being decidedly too small to be a heavyweight. It was a nice match because they worked so hard, but it was a poor showcase for a junior division that needed a jumpstart. ***1/4

4/26/92 Oita-ken Hita-shi Sogo Taiikukan

Top of the Super Junior III League Match: Negro Casas vs. Koji Kanemoto

Top of the Super Junior III League Match: Pegasus Kid vs. Norio Honaga

Top of the Super Junior III League Match: Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Dave Fit Finlay

4/16/92 Tokyo Korakuen Hall, Top of the Super Junior III League Match: Jushin Thunder Liger vs. El Samurai

BACK TO QUEBRADA DVDs