ANDRE IN JAPAN VOL. 1 Andre, Tito Kopa & Ivan Vaitan vs. Rusher Kimura, Isamu Ternashi & Thunder Sugujana (5/2/72); Andre vs. Shono Kobayshi (5/6/72)
ANDRE IN JAPAN VOL. 2 vs. Seiji Sakaguchi (3/19/74); vs. Antonio Inoki (12/15/74)
ANDRE IN JAPAN VOL. 3 Andre & Terry Rouge vs. Seiji Sakaguchi & Kantaro Hoshino (10/4/76); Andre vs. Antonio Inoki (10/7/76); Andre vs. Antonio Inoki (6/1/77); Andre & Nikolai Volkoff vs. Antonio Inoki & Riki Chosu (5/4/78)
ANDRE IN JAPAN VOL. 4 vs. Antonio Inoki (11/9/77); Andre & Martin Jones vs. Seiji Sakaguchi & Osamu Kido (5/19/78); vs. Antonio Inoki (5/31/78); vs. Stan Hansen (5/18/79)
ANDRE IN JAPAN VOL. 5 Andre & Alexis Smirnoff vs. Rusher Kimura & Mighty Inoue (7/17/79); vs. Mighty Inoue (7/19/79); vs. Seiji Sakaguchi (6/5/80); vs. Stan Hansen (6/5/80); Andre, Bad News Brown & Stan Hansen vs. Antonio Inoki, Tiger Chung Lee & Riki Chosu (9/14/81); Andre & Bad News Brown vs. Tiger Chung Lee & Seiji Sakguchi (9/18/81)
WWE HALL OF FAME: IRON SHEIK DVD Disk 1: Profile; vs. Bob Backlund * (12/26/83); vs. Sgt. Slaughter (Boot Camp Match 6/16/84); HoF induction ceremony; Disk 2: Wrestlemania 17 gimmick battle royal; vs. Tito Santana (1/21/84); Iron Sheik, Nikolai Volkoff vs. British Bulldogs (5/3/86); vs. Pedro Morales (6/14/86)
WWE HALL OF FAME: HARLEY RACE DVD Disk 1: Profile; vs. Billy Graham (World Title Unification, 1/25/78); vs. Dusty Rhodes (12/17/79); Disk 2: vs. Kerry Von Erich (WCCW Star Wars 2/22/81); vs. Ric Flair (Mid-Atlantic 8/31/83); Race, Paul Orndorff vs. Hulk Hogan, Roddy Piper (11/24/86); vs. Hulk Hogan (SNME 3/12/88)
WWE HALL OF FAME: BOBO BRAZIL DVD Hall of Fame; vs. Bugsy Mcgaw (3/10/76, Ernie Ladd attacks Bobo); vs. Bruiser Brody (MSG 11/22/76); vs. Crusher Blackwell (MSG 3/1/76); vs. Stan Stasiak (MSG 1/17/77)
WWE HALL OF FAME: DON MURACO DVD Hall of Fame; vs. Manny Fernandez (Fla. Title 3/26/80); vs. Pedro Morales * (6/20/81); vs. Backlund (2/18/83); vs. Jimmy Snuka (Cage 10/17/83); Fuji Vice (TNT 5/18/85); Muraco, Orton vs. Hogan, Snuka (5/18/85)
THE REVIVAL OF SUPER HERO: TIGER MASK FINAL COLLECTION VOL. 1
Tiger Mask vs. Dynamite Kid (Tiger Mask’s Debut) 23/4/81
Tiger Mask & Tatsumi Fujinami vs. Mike Masters & Chris Adams 4/6/81
Tiger Mask vs. El Scorpio 2/8/81
Tiger Mask & Tatsumi Fujinami vs. El Solar & El Solitario 18/9/81
Tiger Mask vs. Solar I 23/9/81
Mask vs. Mask Match: Tiger Mask vs. Masked Hurricane (Bobby Lee) 8/10/81
Tiger Mask & Kengo Kimura vs. Negro Navarro & El Signo 30/10/81
Tiger Mask vs. Gran Hamada 5/11/81
Tiger Mask & Tatsumi Fujinami vs. El Canek & Super Maquina 1/12/81
Tiger Mask vs. El Canek 8/12/81
Tiger Mask vs. Dynamite Kid (WWF Jr. Title) 1/1/82
Tiger Mask vs. Dynamite Kid (WWF Jr. Title) 28/1/82
Tiger Mask vs. Bret Hart (WWF Jr. Title) 5/2/82
THE REVIVAL OF SUPER HERO: TIGER MASK FINAL COLLECTION VOL. 2
WWF Junior Title: Tiger Mask vs. Baby Face (02/09/82)
Tiger Mask vs. Blackman (03/12/82)
Tiger Mask/Kantaro Hoshino vs. Blackman/Karloff Lagarde (03/19/82)
Tiger Mask/Antonio Inoki/Tatsumi Fujinami vs. Masked Superstar/Don Muraco/Steve Wright (03/30/82)
Tiger Mask/Kengo Kimura vs. Steve Wright/Blackman (03/31/82)
WWF Junior Title: Tiger Mask vs. Steve Wright (04/01/82)
WWF Junior Title: Tiger Mask vs. Black Tiger (04/21/82)
WWF Junior Title: Tiger Mask vs. Les Thorton (05/25/82)
WWF Junior Title: Tiger Mask vs. Black Tiger (05/26/82)
THE REVIVAL OF SUPER HERO: TIGER MASK FINAL COLLECTION VOL. 3
WWF Junior Title: Tiger Mask vs. Ultraman (06/18/82)
Tiger Mask/Tatsumi Fujinami vs. Ultraman/El Polaco (06/25/82)
WWF Junior Title: Tiger Mask vs. Ultraman (07/06/82)
Tiger Mask vs. Dynamite Kid (07/23/82)
WWF Junior Title: Tiger Mask vs. Bret Hart (07/30/82)
Tiger Mask/Tatsumi Fujinami/Kengo Kimura vs. Dynamite Kid/Bret Hart/Greg Valentine (07/31/82)
WWF Junior Title: Tiger Mask vs. Dynamite Kid (08/05/82)
Tiger Mask/Tatsumi Fujinami vs. Black Tiger/Pete Roberts (08/27/82)
WWF Junior Title: Tiger Mask vs. Dynamite Kid (Madison Square Garden 08/30/82)
THE REVIVAL OF SUPER HERO: TIGER MASK FINAL COLLECTION VOL. 4
Tiger Mask vs. Villano III - WWF Jr. Title (9/3/82)
Tiger Mask vs. Pete Roberts - WWF Jr. Title (9/10/82)
Tiger Mask vs. Chris Adams (9/17/82)
Tiger Mask/Kantaro Hoshino vs. Black Tiger/Villano III (9/19/82)
Tiger Mask vs. Black Tiger - WWF Jr. Title (9/21/82)
Tiger Mask vs. Marty Jones (10/8/82)
Tiger Mask vs. Kuniaki Kobayashi - WWF Jr. Title (10/26/82)
Tiger Mask vs. Kuniaki Kobayashi - WWF/NWA Jr. Titles (11/4/82)
THE REVIVAL OF SUPER HERO: TIGER MASK FINAL COLLECTION VOL. 5
Tiger Mask vs. Kuniaki Kobayashi - NWA Jr. Title (1/6/83)
Tiger Mask/El Gran Hamada/Kantaro Hoshino vs. Los Misioneros De La Muerte (Death Missionaries) - Negro Navarro/El Signo/El Texano (1/14/83)
Tiger Mask vs. Negro Navarro (1/20/83)
Tiger Mask/Kantaro Hoshino vs. Black Tiger/Jose Estrada (1/28/83)
Tiger Mask vs. Gran Hamada - NWA Jr. Title (2/3/83)
Tiger Mask vs. Black Tiger - WWF Jr. Title (2/7/83)
Tiger Mask vs. Kuniaki Kobayashi - WWF Jr. Title (2/8/83)
Tiger Mask/Kantaro Hoshino vs. Gran Hamada/Kuniaki Kobayashi (2/10/83)
Tiger Mask vs. Dynamite Kid - WWF Jr. Title (4/21/83)
THE REVIVAL OF SUPER HERO: TIGER MASK FINAL COLLECTION VOL. 6
Tiger Mask vs. Kuniaki Kobayashi - NWA Jr. Title (6/2/83)
Tiger Mask vs. Fishman - WWF Jr. Title (6/12/83, Mexico City, Toreo de Cuatro Caminos)
Tiger Mask vs. Isamu Teranishi - NWA Jr. Title (7/7/83)
Tiger Mask vs. Kuniaki Kobayashi - WWF Jr. Title (7/14/83)
Tiger Mask/Kantaro Hoshino vs. Kuniaki Kobayashi/Isamu Teranishi (7/20/83)
Tiger Mask vs. El Halcon - WWF Jr. Title (7/29/83)
Tiger Mask/Osamu Kido vs. Kuniaki Kobayashi/Isamu Teranishi (8/1/83)
Tiger Mask vs. Isamu Teranishi - NWA Jr. Title (8/4/83)
THE COMPLETE TIGER MASK DVD #7 Tiger Mask vs. Black Cat 5/8/81 Tiger Mask vs. Chris Adams 5/12/81 Tiger Mask vs. Villano III 6/24/81 Tiger Mask vs. Scorpio 8/6/81 Tiger Mask/El Solitario vs. Brazo de Plata/Brazo de Oro 8/21/81 Tiger Mask vs. Brazo de Oro 8/28/81 Tiger Mask/Tatsumi Fujinami vs. Pete Roberts/El Solitario 9/4/81 Tiger Mask Tatsumi Fujinami vs. Brazo de Plata/Brazo de Oro 9/9/81 Tiger Mask vs. Brazo de Plata 9/17/81 Tiger Mask vs. El Texano 10/16/81 Tiger Mask/Gran Hamada vs. El Signo/Negro Navarro 10/23/81 DVD #8 Tiger Mask/Tatsumi Fujinami/Antonio Inoki vs. Baby Face/Dynamite Kid/Abdullah the Butcher 1/8/82 Tiger Mask vs. El Halcon 78 1/15/82 Tiger Mask/Kantaro Hoshino vs. Dynamite Kid/Bret Hart 1/22/82 Tiger Mask/Tatsumi Fujinami/Kantaro Hoshino vs. Baby Face/Bret Hart/Dynamite Kid 2/11/82 Tiger Mask vs. Steve Wright 3/4/82 DVD #9 Tiger Mask vs. Carlos Colosetti 3/26/82 Tiger Mask/Gran Hamada vs. Perro Aguayo/Les Thornton 4/30/82 Tiger Mask/Osamu Kido vs. Carlos Estrada/Jose Gonzales 5/21/82 Tiger Mask vs. El Polaco 7/2/82 Tiger Mask/Kengo Kimura vs. Bret Hart/Dynamite Kid 7/16/82 Tiger Mask/Kantaro Hoshino vs. Dynamite Kid/Bret Hart 8/3/82 Tiger Mask/Osamu Kido vs. Johnny Londos?/Les Thornton 10/15/82 DVD #10 Tiger Mask vs. Les Thornton 10/22/82 Tiger Mask vs. Eddie Gilbert 11/25/82 Tiger Mask/Kantaro Hoshino vs. Miles Zrno/Abdullah Tamba 3/4/83 Tiger Mask vs. Chris Adams 3/11/83 Tiger Mask/Kantaro Hoshino vs. Chris Adams/Abdullah Tamba 3/18/83 Tiger Mask vs. Kuniaki Kobayashi 4/15/83 Tiger Mask/Osamu Kido vs. Kuniaki Kobayashi/Coswell Martin 4/19/83 Tiger Mask/Kantaro Hoshino vs. Pete Roberts/Isamu Teranishi 7/1/83 DVD #11 Satoru Sayama vs. Kengo Kimura 7/28/77 (TV debut) Satoru Sayama/Gran Hamada vs. Ray Mendoza/Reino Guarjardo 12/19/79 Satoru Sayama/Gran Hamada vs. Perro Aguayo/Baby Face 4/13/80 DVD #12 Satoru Sayama vs. Marc Costello (kick boxing) 12/14/77 Tiger Mask vs. Black Tiger (date unknown) Tiger Mask vs. Miles Zrno 3/24/83 TV (only a few clips shown) BEST OF THE DYNAMITE KID The Wrestling Channel (3:00) Dynamite Kid vs Bret Hart (December 1978) -Stampede; Dynamite Kid vs Tiger Mask (1/1/1982) - NJPW; Dynamite Kid vs Bruce Hart (May 1979) -Stampede; Dynamite Kid vs Tiger Mask (28/1/1982) - NJPW; Dynamite Kid & Loch Ness Monster (Giant Haystacks) vs Keith Hart & Bret Hart (March 1980) -Stampede; Dynamite Kid Vs. Rollerball Rocco - WOS; Dynamite Kid vs Robbie Stewart (Frank Cullen) (September 1981) -Stampede; Dynamite Kid vs Tiger Mask (5/8/1982) - NJPW; Dynamite Kid vs Davey Boy Smith (July 1982) -Stampede; Dynamite Kid Vs. Rollerball Rocco - WOS; Dynamite Kid vs The Cobra (July 1983) -Stampede; Dynamite Kid Vs. Marty Jones - WOS; Dynamite Kid Vs. Tatsumi Fujinami (15/2/1980) - NJPW; Dynamite Kid & Davey Boy Smith vs Cuban Commandos (December 1988) -Stampede; Dynamite Kid vs Tiger Mask (23/7/1982) - NJPW
CARLOS COLON VS. ABDULLAH THE BUTCHER: THE FEUD (2:00) Carlos Colon vs. Abdullah The Butcher (Starrcade 1983); Carlos Colon vs. Abdullah The Butcher; Abdullah The Butcher attacks Carlos Colon during an interview. (The Butcher traps Carlos in a net, and stabs him with a fork!); Carlos Colon vs. Abdullah The Butcher; Carlos Colon vs. Abdullah The Butcher (West Indies Title, Spain); Carlos Colon pays a visit to Abdullah The Butcher's office. (These two rivals put aside their differences for a common goal, to rid Puerto Rico of Brody & Hansen); Carlos Colon & Abdullah The Butcher vs. Bruiser Brody & Stan Hansen (Lumberjack Match); Carlos Colon vs. Abdullah The Butcher; Carlos Colon vs. Abdullah The Butcher; Carlos Colon vs. Abdullah The Butcher; Carlos Colon, Bruiser Brody, The Invader, Dutch Mantell & T.N.T. vs. Abdullah The Butcher, The Iron Sheik, Hercules Ayala, Chicky Starr & Grizzly Boone (War Games Match)
BEST OF MAGNUM T.A. DVD VOL. 1 (2:05) Magnum T.A. vs. Arn Anderson (6-30-83) (Mid South TV); Magnum T.A. vs. Buch Reed (7-25-83) (Mid South TV); Magnum T.A. vs. Butch Reed (10-13-83) (Mid South TV); Magnum T.A. & Mr. Wrestling II vs. Butch Reed & Jim Neidhart 12/25/83 (Steel Cage JIP) (Mid South House Show); Magnum T.A. & Mr. Wrestling II vs. The Midnight Express (1-27-84)(Mid South TV); Magnum T.A. & Mr. Wrestling II vs. The Midnight Express (2-10-84) (Mid South House Show); Magnum T.A. & Mr. Wrestling II (3-13-84) (Power Pro Wrestling) (End only); Magnum T.A. vs. Barry Darsow (3-2-84) (Mid South TV); Magnum T.A. vs. Mr. Wrestling II (Hercules) (5-17-84)(Mid South TV); Magnum T.A. vs. Mr. Wrestling (II) (5-13-84 Superdome VTR) (JIP); Magnum T.A. vs. Mr. Wrestling II (Hercules) (6-1-84) (Mid South TV); Magnum T.A. vs. Ted Dibiase (1984) (Mid South House Show); Magnum T.A. vs. Ted Dibiase (1984) (Mid South House Show)
BEST OF MAGNUM T.A. DVD VOL. 2 Disc 2 (2:05) Magnum TA vs. Khruscher Khruschev (1984)(Power Pro Wrestling); Magnum T.A. vs. Ernie Ladd (Steel Cage 10-16-84) (Mid South House Show); Magnum T.A. vs. Ric Flair (late 1984) (Mid South House Show); Magnum T.A. vs. Wahoo McDaniel (Steel Cage 3/23/85) (Crockett Cup '87); Magnum T.A. vs. The Nitemare (6/11/85) (Mid South House Show); Magnum T.A. vs. Ric Flair (6/15/85 NWA TV); Magnum TA vs. Kamala (7/6/85) (Crockett Cup '87); Magnum T.A. vs. Ric Flair (9/24/85) (Portland)
BEST OF MAGNUM T.A. DVD VOL. 3 (2:00) Magnum T.A. vs. Tully Blanchard (Starrcade 11/28/85); Magnum T.A. vs. Ole Anderson (12/28/85 NWA TV); Magnum T.A. vs. Barbarian (1/4/86 NWA TV); Magnum T.A. & Ron Garvin vs. The Road Warriors (4/19/86) (Crocket Cup); Magnum T.A. - Nikita Koloff signing for US Title match (5/86 NWA TV); Magnum T.A., Dusty Rhodes, & Baby Doll vs. Midnight Express & Jim Cornette (steel cage match) (7/5/86) (GAB); Magnum T.A. vs. Nikita Koloff (Match 4) (7/24/86) (GAB); Magnum T.A. vs. Nikita Koloff (Match 6) (8/86 NWA TV); Magnum T.A. vs. Nikita Koloff (Match 7) (8/86 NWA TV); Magnum T.A. Car Crash announced (10/86 NWA TV); Magnum T.A. returns! (Crockett Cup 1987)
ROH VS. NOAH
Vol. 1: Dawn of a New Era
Kenta Kobashi vs Samoa Joe (Joe vs Kobashi; 10/1/2005)
Kenta Kobashi and Homicide vs Samoa Joe and Low Ki (Unforgettable; 10/2/2005)
Naomichi Marufuji vs Bryan Danielson (Final Battle 2005; 12/17/2005)
KENTA vs Low Ki (Final Battle 2005; 12/17/2005)
Vol. 2: The War Begins
KENTA and Naomichi Marufuji vs Bryan Danielson and Samoa Joe (Best in the World; 3/25/2006)
Morishima/Yone/Rikioh vs Walker/Nigel/Williams (NOAH 4/23/06)
KENTA vs Samoa Joe vs Bryan Danielson (In Your Face; 6/17/2006)
Vol. 3: KENTA Invades ROH
KENTA vs Roderick Strong (Throwdown; 6/23/2006)
KENTA vs Austin Aries (Chi-Town Struggle; 6/24/2006)
KENTA and Davey Richards vs Briscoe Brothers (Time To Man Up; 8/4/2006)
KENTA vs Davey Richards (Fight of the Century; 8/5/2006)
Vol. 4: The British Invasion
SUWA and Go Shiozaki vs Doug Williams and Jody Fleisch (Unified; 8/12/2006)
Go Shiozaki vs BJ Whitmer (Anarchy in the UK; 8/13/2006)
SUWA vs Bryan Danielson (Anarchy in the UK; 8/13/2006)
Vol. 5: Glory by Honor
KENTA and Naomichi Marufuji vs Briscoe Brothers (Glory by Honor V: Night One; 9/15/2006)
Naomichi Marufuji vs Nigel McGuinness (Glory by Honor V: Night Two; 9/16/2006)
KENTA vs Bryan Danielson (Glory by Honor V: Night Two; 9/16/2006)
Vol. 6: The War Wages On
Inoue/Kawabata/Ota vs Williams/Nigel/Ares (NOAH 10/29/06)
KENTA and Davey Richards vs Austin Aries and Roderick Strong (Honor Reclaims Boston; 11/3/2006)
KENTA vs Matt Sydal (The Bitter End; 11/4/2006)
KENTA vs Bryan Danielson (NOAH 12/2/06)
Vol. 7: The Battle for Gold
Briscoe Brothers vs Yoshinobu Kanemaru and Takashi Sugiura (NOAH 1/7/07)
Briscoe Brothers vs Kotaro Suzuki and Ricky Marvin (NOAH 1/21/07)
Takeshi Morishima vs Pelle Primeau (Fifth Year Festival: NYC; 2/16/2007)
Takeshi Morishima vs Samoa Joe (Fifth Year Festival: NYC; 2/16/2007)
Takeshi Morishima vs Homicide (Fifth Year Festival: Philly; 2/17/2007)
Vol. 8: Morishima's Reign of Terror
Takeshi Morishima vs BJ Whitmer (Fifth Year Festival: Dayton; 2/23/2007)
Takeshi Morishima and Nigel McGuinness vs Samoa Joe and Homicide (Fifth Year Festival: Chicago; 2/24/2007)
Takeshi Morishima vs KENTA (NOAH 3/4/07)
ES 258: NECRO BUTCHER IN TEXAS: Necro Butcher v. Hot Stuff Hernandez (3); Necro Butcher vs. Brother Icarus (barbed wire cage, cactus); Necro Butcher v. Big Daddy v. The One Man Posse; Necro Butcher vs. Simon Richards (4 corners of pain); Necro Butcher v. Canyon; Skylar/Melissa brawl; interview with Big Daddy & manager; interview with Brother Richard in strip club; Necro Butcher vs Hot Stuff Hernandez
BEST OF CURT HENNIG IN JAPAN DVD (1:45) (11/23/85) Jumbo Tsuruta/Tenryu v. Curt Hennig/Nick Bockwinkel; (12/4/85) Jumbo Tsuruta v. Curt Hennig; (12/7/85) Stan Hansen/Ted Dibiase v. Curt Hennig/Nick Bockwinkel; (1/17/87) Riki Choshu vs. Curt Hennig; (1/2/88) Curt Hennig v. Tiger Mask
KHAWKS AWA LEGENDS: JERRY BLACKWELL
VOLUME 1: THE EARLY YEARS (1980-82)
Jerry Blackwell wrestled in many promotions in the 1970's, notably the Mid Atlantic and WWWF areas. It wasn't until 1980 when he arrived in the AWA that he made a true impact as a "giant" of pro wrestling.
Part 1 (1 XP dvd, Running time 58:29)
1) Jerry Blackwell introduction by Verne and Greg Gagne (2:21, VG)
2) Jerry Blackwell vs. Kenny Jay (An early AWA TV bout against a perennial AWA favourite) 6:28, VG
3) Jerry Blackwell vs. Tito Santana (Winnipeg 1980, JIP). Good bout. If the VQ weren't so rough I'd have included more of it. (6:15, F/VG-)
4) Jerry Blackwell vs. Billy Robinson (Winnipeg, 1980, JIP). 15:20, VG
5) Verne Gagne (AWA World Champion) vs. Jerry Blackwell (St. Paul, 1980, end clip). One of Blackwell's few title matches as a heel. 2:46, VG, low sound.
6) Jerry Blackwell vs. Dino Bravo (Bodyslam Challenge, Winnipeg, 1980). The idea is Bravo has three chances to slam Blackwell in order to collect $1,000. (4:02, VG-)
7) Jerry Blackwell vs. Dino Bravo (Winnipeg, 1980, JIP). The revenge bout from the Bodyslam challenge. This time it's a regular match, but whoever slams the other gets $5,000. Bravo is defending the Canadian title. (21:16, VG+)
Quality: A few rough patches but overall it's VG
Part 2 (XP dvd, Running time 56:29)
1) Mean Gene Okerlund interviews Jerry Blackwell about his eating habits. (3:22, VG+)
2) Jerry Blackwell vs. King Kong Mosca (Minneapolis, clips, 1980). John Studd, Blackwell's tag partner, is at ringside near the end. (6:55, VG-/VG)
3) Jerry Blackwell vs. Andre the Giant (Minneapolis, 1980, end clips). It's a regular match with Blackwell putting up $5,000 if Andre can slam him. (4:05, VG)
4) Jerry Blackwell/John Studd vs. King Kong Mosca/Andre the Giant (Winnipeg, 1980). 11:54, VG+
5) Jerry Blackwell vs. Brad Rheingans & Buck Zumhofe (March 1, 1981, Minneapolis, JIP). Blackwell has to pin both men in the allotted time limit to get the win. Rheingans almost breaks Blackwell's neck with a TREMENDOUS belly-to-back suplex. (7:33, VG)
6) Jerry Blackwell challenges Brad Rheingans to a TV match, which Rheingans accepts. The bout doesn't go Blackwell's way and he attacks Rheingans and injures him. (ASW TV, 1981, clipped) 5:15, F/VG-
7) Jerry Blackwell vs. Brad Rheingans (St. Paul, 1981, JIP). 6:55, VG/VG+. "Blackwell the Bully" made him even more hated than he already was, and his matches with the smaller Rheingans were good for both of them.
8) Jerry Blackwell vs. Brad Rheingans (Winnipeg, 1981, JIP) Blackwell goes nuts after the match and attacks Rheingans again. This time Hulk Hogan makes the save and slams Blackwell twice.
9) A Blackwell interview with Rodger Kent where he calls out Hulk Hogan. (Both clips total 10:30, F/VG)
Quality: Again there is a few rough patches but overall it's a VG or slightly less. Everything is very watchable.
Part 3 (1 XP dvd, Running time 58:13)
1) Intro and Jerry Blackwell promo calling Hulk Hogan out. (2:09, VG)
2) Jerry Blackwell vs. Hulk Hogan (1981, Minneapolis, JIP). 14:20, VG/VG+
3) Jerry Blackwell vs. Hulk Hogan II (1981, St. Paul, Bodyslam Challenge). $5,000 Challenge--but not a regular match. Jesse Ventura interferes and he and Blackwell beat on Hogan. This is a pretty rare clip as Johnny V is still managing Hogan at the time.
4) Hulk Hogan wants Ventura, Adonis, and Blackwell in a 3-on-1 match but the promoters won't allow it. So he picks a partner. Andre the Giant. (interview)
5) Blackwell, Adonis and Ventura all react to Hogan's choice of partner. (Total time of 3,4, and 5: 5:20. Quality is VG-/VG)
6) Jerry Blackwell, Adrian Adonis & Jesse Ventura vs. Andre the Giant & Hulk Hogan (St. Paul, 1981). 13:43, VG/VG+
7) Jerry Blackwell vs. Greg Gagne (Winnipeg, JIP). A bit out of order as Blackwell was with Sheik Kaissie at this point, but it was a beat down of Gagne that set up the next match.. (6:42, VG-/VG)
8) Jerry Blackwell, Adrian Adonis and Jesse Ventura vs. Greg Gagne, Jim Brunzell and Hulk Hogan (Minneapolis, 1981, Clipped). Sound is low but it goes to a Double DQ. (8:40, VG/VG+)
9) Winnipeg $50,000 Battleroyal (Winnipeg 1980, JIP). Funny, this is JIP at the 15-minute mark but there's only TWO guys eliminated. Battleroyals were very different back then. Blackwell makes it to the end. (7:00, EX-)
Quality: Solid VG with low sound on match #7 and a slightly weaker picture on #6.
Part 4 (1 XP dvd, Running time approx. 54:00)
One of Jerry Blackwell's longest running AWA feuds was against three of the AWA's elder statesmen: Mad Dog Vachon, and The Crusher. Blackwell had injured Vachon and put him out of the AWA for a lengthy period. When he returned, he brought back an old friend to help extract his revenge-Baron Von Raschke.
1) Jerry Blackwell & Big John Studd vs. Mad Dog Vachon & Baron Von Raschke (Winnipeg, 1980). Billed as Mad Dog's first match back in the AWA since Blackwell put him out of action. (24:00, VG-/VG)
2) Jerry Blackwell & Big John Studd vs. Crusher & Baron Von Raschke (No DQ, Winnipeg, 1980, JIP). Crusher and Blackwell had begun feuding over Jerry using the nickname "Crusher". (6:28, VG)
3) Roger Kent interviews Blackwell & Studd, who brag about injuring Crusher. (2:05, VG)
4) Jerry Blackwell & Big John Studd vs. Crusher & Baron Von Raschke (No DQ, St. Paul, 1980, JIP). The top rope breaks during the bout, and each team uses the broken turnbuckle to their advantage. (8:20, EX-)
5) Crusher is interviewed about getting revenge on Blackwell one-on-one.
6) Jerry Blackwell vs. Crusher (St. Paul, 1981, No DQ, JIP). Blackwell goes crazy at the end of the bout and tries to injure Crusher again.
7) Another Crusher interview, who is so furious that he demands a return bout against Blackwell "brass knuckles" style. (Total time of clips 5, 6 and 7: 7:00. EX-)
8) Jerry Blackwell vs. Crusher (No DQ, St. Paul 1981, JIP). This bout has the stipulation that the winner can use the "Crusher" nickname. Blackwell brings some help to ringside-Sheik Adnan Al-Kaissie. 5:40, VG+/EX-) This bout marked the beginning of Blackwell becoming Kaissie's tag partner and teammate.
9) Jerry Blackwell vs. Bobby Jones (AWA TV clips, 1982). Kaissie is at ringside for the bout and is identified as Blackwell's new partner. (1:15, EX-)
Video Quality: Ranges from a few VG- bouts and clips to EX-.
NOTES: Volume 2 will focus on the partnership between Blackwell and Kaissie. (1982-84)
In a lot of the clips there are dates on-screen that are wrong. The AWA made a lot of mistakes dating their shows when they ran classic match segments on their weekly TV.
VOLUME 2: BLACKWELL AND SHEIK ADNAN AL-KAISSIE (1982-83)
(1 SP DVD, Running time approx. 1 hour 56 minutes)
Jerry Blackwell's AWA tenure stalled briefly upon the departure of tag partner Big John Studd. His services were quickly scooped up by Sheik Adnan Al-Kaissie. Kaissie, as a singles grappler, had failed in his quest to unseat Nick Bockwinkel for the AWA World title. With Blackwell adopting a Sheik outfit, the pair sought revenge against common enemies and planned an assault at the AWA World tag team titles. Rarely has a team garnered so much hatred in an AWA ring.
1) Intro and early squash match highlights against Bobby Jones (AWA TV, 1982). One of the earliest appearances of Sheik Adnan Al-Kaissie in Blackwell's corner. (3:00, EX-)
Kaissie began appearing in Blackwell's corner for all of his singles matches at this point.
2) Jerry Blackwell vs. Steve Olsonowski (St. Paul, 1982, JIP). 7:50, VG-/VG
3) Jerry Blackwell vs. Ray Stevens (St. Paul, 1982, JIP). 11:51, VG
4) Jerry Blackwell & Sheik Kaissie vs. Baron Von Raschke & Mad Dog Vachon (Winnipeg, JIP, 1982). All four men had feuded with each other individually. All four in a match together made for a real war. (8:38, VG)
5) Jerry Blackwell vs. Greg Gagne (Winnipeg, 1982, JIP). Kaissie interferes and the pair beat down Gagne. (7:00, VG-/VG)
6) Jerry Blackwell & Sheik Kaissie vs. Brad Rheingans & Buddy Lane (2/3 fall highlights, AWA TV, 1982). Rheingans has Blackwell's number, which prompts him and Kaissie to go crazy on the faces until several wrestlers run in for the save. Greg Gagne is one of them, and Blackwell Powerslams and splashes him on the concrete floor. The Sheiks are interviewed after the match. (11:06, G/VG-, snowy picture).
7) A Blackwell and Kaissie interview demanding AWA tag title matches against Greg Gagne and Jim Brunzell. (2:00, VG)
8) Jerry Blackwell & Sheik Kaissie vs. Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell (AWA tag title match, St. Paul, 1982, slightly JIP). Good bout, strange ending. (12:21, VG+)
9) Jerry Blackwell & Sheik Kaissie vs. Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell (AWA tag title match, Winnipeg, 1982, JIP). Basically the same finish as above but a good match nonetheless. (6:45, VG-/VG)
10) Jerry Blackwell & Sheik Kaissie vs. Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell (AWA Tag champions). Non-title steel cage bout, St. Paul 1982. Clipped Raw footage shot from a ringside camera. Violent match that sees the Sheiks lock Brunzell out of the cage after the match and beat down Gagne. Brunzell and Verne Gagne make the save. (11:05, VG)
11) A Mad Dog Vachon interview: he's back from the Mines, and he wants his revenge on Jerry Blackwell. (1:30, VG)
12) Jerry Blackwell & Sheik Kaissie vs. Mad Dog Vachon & Steve O (End clip, St. Paul, 1983). Vachon takes out both the Sheiks with various objects and a chair after the bout. (3:15, F/VG-, lots of snow on the picture).
13) Jerry Blackwell & Sheik Kaissie vs. Mad Dog Vachon & Baron Von Raschke (St. Paul, 1983 Raw footage from an alternate camera angle). Blackwell and Kaissie injure not only Vachon and Raschke, but also Verne Gagne, who tried to make the save. The Heat for this bout is off the charts as fans are insane with rage. (14:00, VG-/VG, good picture that jumps a bit in spots).
14) Several interview segments where Mad Dog Vachon tries to get Verne Gagne to come out of retirement to face the Sheiks at Super Sunday. Verne ultimately accepts. (2:51, EX-)
15) Jerry Blackwell & Sheik Kaissie vs. Verne Gagne & Mad Dog Vachon (Super Sunday 1983, St. Paul). Vachon looks for revenge, Verne wants to hurt Kaissie. He does. (10:00, EX-)
With Kaissie on the shelf, Blackwell was in need of a new tag team partner. The Sheik makes an offer to Bobby Heenan for the services of Ken Patera, which Heenan ultimately accepts. (AWA TV, 1983). 7:00, EX-
The next volume will examine Blackwell's team with Ken Patera and their drive to become AWA tag team champions.
Video Quality: A mix of everything but it's mostly VG. There are a couple of Fair/Good segments with some rougher picture but those segments are pretty short.
VOLUME 3: BLACKWELL AND KEN PATERA, AWA TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS
Part 1 (1 SP DVD, Running time approx. 1 hour 56 minutes)
After the Sheik's arm was broken at the hands of Verne Gagne and Mad Dog Vachon, he decided that Jerry Blackwell needed a new tag team partner to try and win the AWA tag team titles. That partner was to be Ken Patera.
1) Sheik Kaissie buys the contract of Ken Patera from Bobby Heenan. (AWA TV, late April 1983). 6:20, EX-
2) Ken Patera and Jerry Blackwell vs. Spike Huber and Butch Reed (St. Louis, end clip). The Sheiks get their feet wet as a team on St. Louis TV. (3:46, EX-)
3) Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell (AWA World Tag Champs) vs. Ken Patera & Jerry Blackwell (St. Paul, May 26th 1983, JIP). The Sheiks capture the tag team titles with the help of the Sheik on what was probably their very first crack at the titles. (10:41, VG/VG+)
4) Ken Patera & Jerry Blackwell (AWA World Tag Champs) vs. Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell (St. Paul, June 1983). Ray Stevens is assigned as the special referee. (22:54, VG-/VG)
After this bout the Sheiks decided that the High Flyers weren't getting any more title matches.
5) Ken Patera & Jerry Blackwell (AWA World Tag Champs) vs. Steve O & Rick Martel (AWA TV, 2/3 falls, Summer 1983). 13:00, VG-/VG
6) Ken Patera & Jerry Blackwell (AWA World Tag Champs) vs. Dino Bravo & Steve O (St. Paul, Summer 1983). Mad Dog Vachon was supposed to be Bravo's partner but was late arriving. He's around after the bout, though. Good match. (19:20, VG/VG+)
7) Ken Patera & Jerry Blackwell (AWA World Tag Champs) vs. Rick Martel & Mad Dog Vachon (St. Paul, 1983, JIP). This is a non-title match. (7:54, VG-/VG)
8) Ken Patera & Jerry Blackwell (AWA World Tag Champs) vs. Mad Dog Vachon & Dick the Bruiser (St. Paul, 1983, JIP). Rare 80's Twin-Cities appearance for Bruiser. (5:30, VG+, note there is some unrelated footage here for about 2 minutes. My bad.)
At this point the Blackwell-Vachon feud was getting out of hand and needed to be settled. A "Death match" was ordered.
9) The infamous Mad Dog Vachon "coffin building" promo for the Death match. (2:40, EX-)
10) Jerry Blackwell vs. Mad Dog Vachon ( Death match, Met Center, Bloomington, 1983). You win when your opponent can't get up by the count of "ten". Kaissie and Patera are at ringside. (14:25, VG/VG+)
The Sheiks had been denying Greg Gagne and Jim Brunzell rematches for the title since mid-1983. It was determined that if the High Flyers could win a 6-man tag bout against the Sheiks they would get a title match. The High Flyers chose Rick Martel to join them.
11) Sheiks Blackwell, Patera & Kaissie vs. Greg Gagne, Jim Brunzell & Rick Martel (St. Paul, late 1983, JIP). If the High Flyers win, they finally get a title rematch. (9:49, VG)
Quality: Overall its VG, some fuzzy spots on a few matches and the occasional sound dips.
Blackwell/Patera: Part two will examine the Sheiks title reign from late 1983 until mid-1984.
VOLUME 3: BLACKWELL AND KEN PATERA, AWA TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS 1983-84
Part 2 (1 SP DVD, Running time approx. 1 hour 56 minutes)
Jerry Blackwell and Ken Patera had held the title since May 26th, 1983 when they defeated the High Flyers in St. Paul. They had managed to avoid giving the Flyers another rematch until it was decided that if Gagne and Brunzell could win a 6-man tag bout (with Rick Martel as their tag partner) they would get another chance. They won that bout, which is where part 2 picks up..)
1) Ken Patera & Jerry Blackwell (AWA World Tag Champs) vs. Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell (Green Bay, WI, 3/11/84). Japanese Commentary. 17:10, VG) Blackwell and Patera also ventured outside of regular AWA areas to defend their belts:
2) Ken Patera & Jerry Blackwell (AWA World Tag Champs) vs. The Rock 'n' Roll Express (Memphis, December 1983, clips). Includes promos for the match by both the Sheiks and Morton & Gibson. (total time of clips + promos: 6:02, VG-/VG)
3) Ken Patera & Jerry Blackwell (AWA World Tag Champs) vs. Jerry Lawler & Austin Idol (Memphis, January 1984, clips). Includes promos for the match by both Lawler and The Sheiks. (total time of clips + promos: 5:09, VG-/VG)
4) Ken Patera & Jerry Blackwell (AWA World Tag Champs) vs. Jerry Lawler & Blackjack Mulligan (Chicago, 3/4/84). Japanese commentary. Mulligan picks up Lawler as a partner since Blackjack Lanza had a title shot vs. Jumbo Tsuruta on the same card. (20:08, VG)
5) Ken Patera & Jerry Blackwell (AWA World Champs) vs. Greg Gagne & The Crusher (Salt Lake City, 3/15/84). Japanese commentary. Crusher subs for Brunzell, who had a title match that night against Jumbo Tsuruta. (14:41, VG) Crusher and Gagne demanded that they get a bout with the Sheik, and they get one:
6) Jerry Blackwell & Sheik Kaissie vs. Greg Gagne & The Crusher (Cage match, St. Paul 3/25/84, Raw Footage slightly clipped). Ken Patera is at ringside and attacks Crusher after the bout. Blackjack Mulligan comes to Crusher and Gagne's aid. (14:36, EX-) Blackwell decided to get some revenge of his own on Crusher.
7) Baron Von Raschke & Crusher vs. Jesse Ventura & Mr. Saito (No DQ match, Chicago, April 1984, end clip). Blackwell costs Crusher and Baron the match with the help of brass knuckles. (2:05, VG-/VG) Out of the preceding bout, Baron and Crusher began to get matches for the tag team title against the Sheiks:
8) Ken Resnick makes an announcement on AWA TV that Baron Von Raschke & Crusher have defeated Ken Patera and Jerry Blackwell in Green Bay on May 6th, 1984. No clip of the match has ever been shown but Baron and Crusher celebrating in the dressing room after the title win is. (1:05, VG) Patera was out of the AWA almost immediately after losing the tag titles. Blackwell had some unfinished business with Blackjack Mulligan.
9) Jerry Blackwell vs. Blackjack Mulligan (St. Paul, 1984, JIP). Mulligan destroys Blackwell. This bout was such a no-contest that many wondered if Blackwell was leaving the territory. Even Sheik Kaissie at ringside didn't help. (7:05, VG/VG+) Blackwell's AWA career now officially seemed to be in limbo. Events in the AWA over the next few months, however, would give Blackwell an entirely new set of enemies to concentrate on and keep him as a prominent figure in AWA rings for years to come.
10) Jerry Blackwell vs. Jerry Lawler (Memphis, clipped). Lance Russell notes that Blackwell was brought in by Terry Funk to destroy Lawler, and Blackwell indeed looks devastating. (9:05, EX-)
11) Jerry Blackwell vs. The Crusher (Anything Goes No DQ, complete bout, St. Paul). A good old fashioned brawl. 11:19, VG-/VG
12) Jerry Blackwell & Sheik Kaissie vs. Mad Dog Vachon & Jim Brunzell (St. Paul, 1982, JIP). This bout should have been on the Blackwell/Kaissie disc. The story here is that after Blackwell injured Greg Gagne on TV, Brunzell needed a partner for a match against the Sheiks. Mad Dog volunteered to be Brunzell's partner since he was still looking to get revenge on Blackwell. The Dog has his day. (7:30, VG/VG+)
Quality: Overall it's VG, a bit lower in some spots and a bit higher in others.
The next volume will concentrate on what turned into the biggest feud of 1984 in the AWA: Jerry Blackwell vs. Bruiser Brody.
JERRY BLACKWELL VS. BRUISER BRODY (1984-86)
Jerry Blackwell was the most hated man in the AWA for several years. His alliance with Sheik Adnan Al-Kaissie had wreaked havoc throughout the territory. The Sheik expanded his stable of wrestlers in early 1984 to include Abdullah the Butcher and Bruiser Brody. These additions resulted in a remarkable turnaround in the relationship between Blackwell and the fans. This DVD chronicles how it happened.
1) Jim Brunzell vs. Rooster Griffin (AWA TV, late April 1984)-Bruiser Brody makes his debut and promptly attacks Brunzell and his partner, Greg Gagne, injuring Gagne's knee and putting him out of action for several months. (2:30, VG)
2) News clips from the UIC Pavillion in Chicago, Early May 1984. Bruiser wrestles Jerry Blackwell and Blackwell ends up arguing with Sheik Kaissie after the bout. (1:22, VG)
3) Jerry Blackwell/Abdullah the Butcher vs. The Blackjacks (St. Paul, May 13/84, JIP)-Bloody match. Sheik Kaissie and Blackwell get into it again after the bout and Blackwell walks out n disgust. (7:00, EX-)
4) St. Paul $100,000 Battleroyal (June 10 1984, JIP)-Blackwell wins after eliminating Abdullah and Brody, which prompts Kaissie and Company to lay a serious, unending beating on him. (11:43, EX-) Jerry Blackwell was now a fan favourite.
5) Ken Resnick tries to interview Blackwell after the St. Paul battleroyal. Problem is, Blackwell is pretty much unconscious. (1:30, EX-)
6) Gordon Solie interviews Jerry Blackwell about his return to the AWA and his targets: Kaissie and Brody. (3:15, VG)
7) Bruiser Brody interview re: Blackwell (2:30, VG)
8) Jerry Blackwell vs. Bruiser Brody (St. Paul, 9/30/84, Raw Footage). Curt Hennig tries to make the save, and he's in over his head. (9:33, VG+/EX-)
9) Jerry Blackwell vs. Bruiser Brody II (Winnipeg, 1984). Another violent bloodbath. This time King Kong Bundy tries to make the save. He doesn't fare very well either. (12:30, VG)
10) Jerry Blackwell vs. Bruiser Brody III (St. Paul, October 1984, Lights Out match). A no-rules encounter. Greg Gagne comes in and helps Blackwell score a very strange decision. Gagne and Blackwell, once bitter enemies, shake hands after the match. (13:00, EX-)
11) Greg Gagne vs. Sheik Kaissie (Cage match, St. Paul, November 1984, end clip). Jerry Blackwell saves Greg Gagne from a two-on-one attack by Kaissie and his newest protégé, The Masked Superstar. (2:21, VG+)
12) Jerry Blackwell vs. Bruiser Brody IV (Oshkosh, WI, early 1985). The bout never really gets underway and turns into a huge two-part brawl that ends up involving Greg Gagne. Blackwell and Greg Gagne are interviewed in-ring afterwards by Larry Nelson. (10:26, VG)
13) Jerry Blackwell/Greg Gagne vs. Bruiser Brody/Masked Superstar (Highlight clips from St. Paul TV, January 1985). Blackwell attacks the ref after the decision goes against his team. 1:38, VG+
14) Bruiser Brody and Sheik Kaissie interview re: His next bout vs. Blackwell (2:00, VG)
15) Jerry Blackwell vs. Bruiser Brody V (St. Paul, February 1985, clipped Raw Footage, St. Paul). Sheik Kaissie is strapped to a debuting Sgt. Slaughter to prevent interference. (8:00, VG+)
16) Bruiser Brody & Nord the Barbarian vs. Greg Gagne & Jimmy Snuka (Cage match, Wrestlerock 4/20/86, Minneapolis Metrodome, end clip)--Basically, this was supposed to be Blackwell and Gagne settling up their feud with Brody once and for all. Blackwell was either (a) legit too sick to wrestle, or (b) Vince McMahon stooged on Blackwell being unable to pass a physical so he had to be lifted from the match. Jimmy Snuka was brought in as his replacement. This should have been the big blowoff match to end this long-running feud but unfortunately it didn't happen. (5:00, EX-) Though the feud ended in an inconclusive manner, it did serve as the catalyst for many other battles between Blackwell and The Sheik's Army, and cemented Jerry as one of the top AWA fan favourites for many years to come.
Running time: Approx. 100 minutes
Video Quality: Ranges from VG to EX-.
TABE'S HISTORY OF MISAWA VS KOBASHI (Newly updated! More footage, better VQ that's been upgraded once again! Forget Misawa/Kawada, the best feud in puroresu history is Misawa vs Kobashi. Their series of matches are absolutely unmatched in terms of quality and drama. I've compiled all of their matches available on video, including every one of their Triple Crown matches, for this awesome video. Nearly every match on the tape is ****, you will NOT be disappointed wit this one! Quality is EX throughout!)
DISC ONE: 2:03 Tiger Mask II vs Kenta Kobashi, 3/6/90 (This is so fun, as both guys work a style totally different from their later matches. They are both a lot trimmer than their later years and are moving great here. It’s scary to see Kobashi in this match as he looks EXACTLY like Akira Taue here. ***1/2 or so.) Mitsuharu Misawa vs Kenta Kobashi, 4/5/91 (handheld) Mitsuharu Misawa VS Kenta Kobashi, 4/12/93 (JIP) Mitsuharu Misawa VS Kenta Kobashi, 3/26/95 Mitsuharu Misawa VS Kenta Kobashi, 10/25/95 Mitsuharu Misawa VS Kenta Kobashi, 3/31/96
DISC TWO: 1:46 Mitsuharu Misawa VS Kenta Kobashi, 1/20/97 (Misawa wins the Triple Crown in this incredible ****3/4 classic!) Mitsuharu Misawa VS Kenta Kobashi, 4/19/97 (Earlier in the Champ Carny, Kobashi scored his first-ever win over Misawa, but All Japan buries the tape. Instead, “all” we get is a **** 30-min draw from the Finals.) Mitsuharu Misawa VS Kenta Kobashi, 10/21/97 (Kind of the forgotten match from ’97 - and it was voted Match of the Year by the fans in Japan! Incredible.)
DISC THREE: 1:44 Mitsuharu Misawa & Takao Omori vs Kenta Kobashi & Jinsei Shinzaki, 10/24/98 (Kobashi debuts the Burning Hammer and pins Misawa! - clips) Mitsuharu Misawa VS Kenta Kobashi, 10/31/98 (Absolutely amazing match, as both guys pull out one great move after another. ***** match, easily one of the best matches you'll ever see! Misawa wins the Triple Crown) Mitsuharu Misawa & Yoshinari Ogawa VS Kenta Kobashi & Takao Omori, 3/6/99 Mitsuharu Misawa & Akira Taue vs Kenta Kobashi & Toshiaki Kawada, 6/4/99 (I tell you, it is just plain *WEIRD* to see these 4 guys in the ring together but not on the "right" teams. Good match - ***1/2)
DISC FOUR: 1:55 Mitsuharu Misawa VS Kenta Kobashi, 6/11/99 (Take everything I said about the 10/31/98 match and expand on it! Another *AMAZING* match, this is the pinnacle of the AJ "head-dropping" style! ***** must-see!) Mitsuharu Misawa VS Kenta Kobashi, 4/11/00 (Kobashi finally gets a singles win over Misawa that's released on video - his three previous wins not being available. Good stuff. This is the rare, full version of this match. This goes a long way to showing how the All Japan head-dropping style was dead by this point. They do a ridiculous number of head drops that are kicked out of and the crowd will basically pop for nothing else. Still, this is a good match.) Mitsuharu Misawa VS Kenta Kobashi, 3/1/03 (Oh yeah, this is the big one! What an awesome match! They roll out all the big spots, including an unbelievable backdrop driver early in the match. Misawa takes a SICK bump on the guardrail - with a very audible smack - that busts open his mouth but somehow not breaking his jaw. But the topper is one of the craziest bumps of all time - Misawa hits a Tiger Suplex on Kobashi from the ramp to the floor! Just an insane spot that is a total must-see. Kobashi wins the GHC title in this ****1/2, maybe even ****3/4, classic.) Mitsuharu Misawa vs Kenta Kobashi, 12/24/04 (This is a "fans pick the match" dream match that, unfortunately, is hampered by a 10-minute time limit. They manage to work some big spots in but ultimately never get going with the urgency a 10-minute time limit dictates. A fun little match but nothing spectacular.)
CLASSIC WRESTLING DVD VOL. 1 Bobo Brazil vs. Sky Hi Lee (Buffalo); Gorgeous George vs. Larry McQuinn; Johnny Valentine int.; Johnny Valentine vs. The Crusher; Fred Blassie int.; Blassie vs. Hangman; Lou Thesz vs. Verne Gagne; Destroyer, Giant Baba vs. Dick Slater, ?; Wahoo McDaniel vs. Johnny Valentine (Mid-Atlantic); Sheik vs. Chief White Eagle; Sheik vs. Garu; Sheik vs. Art Thomas; Chris Markoff, Johnny Gray, Kid Hardy vs. Bulldog Brower, Ox Baker, Butcher Branigan
CLASSIC WRESTLING DVD VOL. 2 Lou Thesz vs. Antonio Rocca (2x); Gorgeous George vs. Jesse James; Rocca vs. Don Leo Jonathan; Buddy Rogers vs. Killer Kowalski; Rikidozan vs. Fred Blassie * (2/3 Falls); Don Leo Jonathan vs. Otto Wanz; Destroyer vs. ?; Destroyer clips
BEST OF ANDRE THE GIANT (1:17) Andre, Jay Strongbow vs. Ken Patera, Nikolai Volkoff; Andre vs. Otto Wanz (1986); vs. Ernie Ladd; Andre, ?? vs. Hogan, Inoki; Andre, Tito Santana vs. Jimmy, Jerry Valiant; vs. Nick Bockwinkel
RIKIDOZAN DVD VOL. 1 1963 (2:00) Rikidozan vs. Haystacks Calhoun (3/24/63, NWA Int’l. Title); Rikidozan vs. Haystacks Calhoun (4/17/63, NWA Int’l. Title); Rikidozan, Giant Baba vs. Killer Kowalski, Pat O’Connor (3/28/63); Shohei Baba vs. Pat O’Connor (4/12/63); Rikidozan vs. Pat O’Connor (4/24/63, NWA Int’l title); Kintaro Oki vs. Killer Kowalski (3/23/63); Rikidozan, Toyonobori vs. Killer Kowalski, Fred Atkins (5/6/63); Rikidozan vs. Killer Kowalski (5/17/63, NWA Int’l. title)
RIKIDOZAN DVD VOL. 2 1963 (2:00) Rikidozan, Baba, Great Togo vs. Pat O’Connor, Killer Kowalski, Cowboy Bob Ellis (3/23/63); Sandor Szabo vs. ? (3/24/63); Shohei Baba vs. Killer Kowalski (3/24/63); Rikidozan vs. Haystacks Calhoun (3/24/63, NWA Int’l. title); Sandor Szabo vs. Great Togo (3/27/63); Pat O’Connor vs. ? (3/27/63); Rikidozan, Baba, Toyonobori vs. Kowalski, Gino Marella, KillerX (3/27/63); Toyonobori vs. Gino Marella (3/28/63); Killer X vs. Kintaro Oki (4/11/63); Haystacks Calhoun vs. Sandor Szabo (4/12/63); Gino Marella vs. Cowboy Bob Ellis (4/13/63); Suzuki vs. Fred Atkins (4/15/63); Kokochi Endo vs. Killer X (4/17/63); Rikidozan vs. Haystacks Calhoun (4/17/63, NWA Int’l. Title); Shohei Baba vs. Gino Marella (4/23/63); Rikidozan, Yoshimoto, Great Togo vs. Kowalski, Killer X, Haystacks Calhoun (4/23/63); Rikidozan vs. Pat O’Connor (4/24/63, NWA Int’l Title); Toyonobori vs. Frank Townsend (Killer X) (5/5/63); Yoshimoto, Great Togo vs. Marella, Kowalski (5/5/63); Rikidozan, Toyonobori vs. Fred Atkins, Frank Townsend (5/17/63); Haystacks Calhoun vs. Frank Townsend (5/7/63); Toyonobori, Great Togo vs. Fred Atkins, Frank Townsend (5/17/63); Rikidozan vs. Killer Kowalski (5/17/63, NWA Int’l. Title) ... RIKIDOZAN VOL. 3 (Highlights from 1953-57) Hawaii trip Documentary; Lou Thesz vs. Rikidozan (12/6/53, Honolulu); Mike & Ben Sharpe vs. Rikidozan, Masashiko Kimura (2/21/54 Tokyo, NWA tag titles); Leo Newman, Schnerbell vs. Kokichi Endo, Rikidozan (8/8/54); Rikidozan, Kokichi Endo, Masahiko Kimura vs. ? (8/29/54); Rikidozan, Kokichi Endo vs. ? (9/10/54); Masahiko Kimura vs. Rikidozan * (12/22/54, JWA title); Rikidozan vs. Toshio Yamaguchi (1/26/55. JWA title); San Francisco Trip Documentary
kHAWK’s COMPS Presents: AWA LEGENDS: MAD DOG VACHON DVD 1970-1985
This chronicles the AWA career of Mad Dog Vachon from 1970 through 1985. No footage has yet to be released from before 1970 that I have been able to find. As a result this is a volume of some of his best and most famous later work.
Interview from “The Dog Shop” with Mean Gene Okerlund. Mad Dog is building a coffin for his Death Match with Jerry Blackwell. One of the best interviews ever!
Mad Dog Vachon vs. Jerry Blackwell (Death match, 1983). Falls don’t count, it goes until one man can’t continue.
Highlights of the October 1983 St. Paul Battleroyal, won by Mad Dog. This was for $50,000 and a Thanksgiving AWA title shot.
Nick Bockwinkel (AWA World Champion) vs. Mad Dog Vachon (Thanksgiving 1983, Raw footage). Bobby Heenan figures prominently in the outcome.
A set of three Mad Dog Interviews. The First one announces Hulk Hogan, Mad Dog’s partner for a tag bout vs. David Schults and Mr. Saito in Chicago that night, was injured and won’t be there. Mad Dog has a partner to replace him, though….Santa! The Dog reveals who it is in the second interview. In the third interview, Mad Dog announces that Da Crusher will be at ringside to watch Bobby Heenan after what happened in Mad Dog’s title match on Thanksgiving. Mad Dog and Crusher are great together….
Nick Bockwinkel (AWA World Champion) vs. Mad Dog Vachon (Christmas 1983, St. Paul, JIP). Wild ending.
Mad Dog Vachon and Crusher vs. Nick Bockwinkel and Blackjack Mulligan (January 1984, St. Paul). Another crazy ending with a surprise visitor….
An interview clip announcing Bobby Heenan will be forced to wrestle Mad Dog Vachon on an upcoming card. Mad Dog is pleased…
Mad Dog Vachon and Verne Gagne vs. Jesse Ventura and Adrian Adonis (Minneapolis, 1980, JIP). Verne and Mad Dog held the AWA tag titles before forfeiting them to “the East-West Connection” after Verne won the World title. I’m not sure who were the champs in this bout.
Mad Dog and Butcher Vachon (AWA World Tag Champs) vs. Kenny Jay and Santiago Acosta (1970, AWA TV, 2/3 falls clipped). Plus an interview with the Vachons after the bout.
TV CLIP: Mad Dog and Butcher Vachon vs. Bruce Kirk and Ed Carpentier (1970’s TV, end clip). Crusher comes in and brawls with Mad Dog, resulting in one of the worst gashes I’ve ever seen, on Mad Dog. It looks horrid now, imagine what it looked like back then?
Clip of a TV bout vs. Jos LeDuc (Mad Dog goes nuts), early 70’s. A brief interview clip of Mad Dog talking from behind a cage fence.
Mad Dog Vachon and Baron Von Raschke vs. Sheik Kaissie and Jerry Blackwell (March 1983, St. Paul Civic Center, Raw Footage). Mad Dog, Baron Verne Gagne, and others get destroyed by the villains, which leads to… Mad Dog Interview asking Verne Gagne to come out of retirement to tag up and fight Blackwell and Kaissie. Verne agrees.
Mad Dog Vachon and Verne Gagne vs. Jerry Blackwell and Sheik Kaissie (Super Sunday, April 1983, clipped).
BONUS BOUT: Mad Dog Vachon vs. Jean “Andre the Giant” Ferre (Montreal, 1974). This isn’t an AWA match but I had to include it anyway. Where else can you see Mad Dog turn a Jean-Ferre bodyslam attempt into a rolling headscissors? Andre is in GREAT shape here, I would guess his physical prime. Must see!
Mad Dog Vachon and Nick Bockwinkel (!!) vs. Boris Zurkov and Chris Markoff (NO DQ, Winter 1985, Winnipeg). Only time these two legends ever teamed. Quick violent bout, maybe Mad Dog’s last AWA bout.
RUNNING TIME: 2 Hours
QUALITY: Everything is VG to VG+, with the exception of the Christmas interviews and matches 6 and 7, which border on VG-. Overall a nice tape!
BEFORE THEY WERE FAMOUS DVD (2:00) Headbangers vs. Flash, Chris Michaels; Bob Holly vs. Paul Miller; Jerry Lynn vs. Killer Kyle; Dark Secret (Road Dogg) vs. Dixie Dy-no-mite; Crash the Terminator vs. Miguel Perez; Kevin Sullivan, Nightstalker vs. Brian Lee, Tim Horner; Tazmaniac vs. Robert Gibson; Chris Kanyon vs. Brian Lee; Louie Spicolli int.; Thrillseekers vs. Infernos (first USA match for Storm & Jericho); Gangstas vs. R&R Express; D-Lo Brown vs. Steve Armstrong; Cactus Jeck vs. Boo Bradley (Balls Mahoney); Unabomb, Eddie Gilbert vs. R&R Express; Al Snow vs. Ricky Morton; Tammy Fytch int. (first tv appearance); Cornette, Heavenly Bodies int., brawl with Bruise Brothers; Gangstas int.
BEST OF THE HEAVENLY BODIES IN SMW DVD (2:00) Tom Prichard, Stan Lane, Bobby Eaton vs. R&R, Arn Anderson; Prichard, Lane, Eaton vs. Robert Fuller, Jimmy Golden, Dutch Mantel; Prichard, Jimmy Del Ray vs. Steiners; Bodies vs. Bruise Brothers (Gang Fight); Bodies vs. Lance Storm, Tracy Smothers; Bodies vs. R&R (Cage, Bluegrass Brawl II)
BEST OF THE MIDNIGHT EXPRESS IN MID-SOUTH DVD
CLASSIC WRESTLING Vol. I DVD Killer Kowalski vs Gene Stanlee (MSG); Killer Kowalski vs Verne Gagne (MSG); The Fabulous Kangaroos vs Moose Cholak & The Mighty Atlas; Haystacks Calhoun vs Killer Tim Brooks (Cincinnati 1970's); Midget tag; Lou Thesz vs Antonino Rocca; Lou Thesz vs Antonino Rocca (rematch); Dick The Bruiser vs Pepper Gomez; Gorgeous George vs Jesse James (Hollywood); June Byers vs Betty Hawkins (Boston); Sweet Daddy Siki & Art Thomas vs Lou Albano & Jack Owen (sub for Altomare, Chicago)
CLASSIC WRESTLING Vol. II DVD Antonino Rocca vs Lou Kim (MSG); Antonino Rocca vs Primo Carnera (MSG); Antonino Rocca & Miguel Perez vs Skull Murphy & Karl Von Hess; Antonino Rocca vs Johnny Valentine; Antonino Rocca vs Hans Schmidt (Joe Louis refs; Chicago); Antonino Rocca vs Don Leo Jonathan; Killer Kowalski vs Edouard Carpentier; Buddy Rogers vs Pat O'Connor (NWA world title change, Chicago; 1st fall only); Buddy Rogers vs Killer Kowalski (Chicago); Lord Leslie Carleton vs Johnny Barend; The Fabulous Kangaroos & Dr. Jerry Graham vs Antonino Rocca, Miguel Perez & Ricki Starr; Warren Bockwinkel vs Wilbur Snyder (Hollywood)
CLASSIC SUPERSTARS OF WRESTLING: SUPERSTARS OF YESTERYEAR DVD Bockwinkel v. Hennig; Bob Orton v. Neidhart; Freebirds v. DiBiase, Dr. Death; Eddie Gilbert v. Jimmy Valiant; Snuka v. Kodiak Bear; Lawler v. Junkyard Dog
BEST OF THE VON ERICHS DVD all-star video; David, Kevin VE & Iceman King Parsons vs. Freebirds; Kevin VE video; Kevin VE vs. Chris Adams (Cotton Bowl); Kevin VE vs. Chris Adams (Reunion Arena); Kerry VE vs. Gordy; Kerry VE vs. Gino Hernandez; David, Kerry, Kevin VE vs. Freebirds; Kerry VE video; Kerry VE vs. Michael Hayes; closing; Kevin interview; outtakes; bios
EDDIE GUERRERO IN JAPAN DVD (2:20) Eddie Guerrero vs. Dean Malenko (Top of the Super Jr. IV quarterfinals 6/15/93); Black Tiger vs. Taka Michinoku (Super J Cup round one 4/16/94); Black Tiger vs. Wild Pegasus (Super J Cup semifinals 4/16/94); Black Tiger vs. Koji Kanemoto (6/25/95); Black Tiger vs. Dean Malenko (Top of the Super Jr. 7/7/95); Black Tiger vs. Wild Pegasus (Top of the Super Jr. semifinals 7/13/95); Black Tiger vs. Shinjiro Ohtani (Top of the Super Jr. 6/5/96); Black Tiger vs. Wild Pegasus (Top of the Super Jr. semifinals 6/11/96); Black Tiger vs. Jushin Thunder Liger (Top of the Super Jr. finals 6/12/96); Black Tiger vs. Great Sasuke (IWGP Jr. title 6/17/96)
LV1: JOANIE LAURER, CHYNA, IN JAPAN (2:00) Joanie Laurer, Justin McCully, & Shane vs. Yuji Nagata, Jushin Liger, & Masahito Kakihara (Laurer's Japanese debut, 9/6/02); Joanie Laurer, Justin McCully, & Shane vs. Kenzo Suzuki, Hiroshi Tanahashi, & Blue Wolf (9/13/02); Joanie Laurer & Shane vs. Hiro Saito & Tatsutoshi Goto (9/14/02); Joanie Laurer handcuffs Masahiro Chono (9/16/02); Joanie Laurer, Justin McCully, & Shane vs. Masahiro Chono, Jushin Liger, & Minoru Tanaka (9/17/02); Joanie Laurer vs. Masahiro Chono (10/14/02); Joanie Laurer & the new Great Muta vs. Kenzo Suzuki & Hiroshi Tanahashi (10/26/02); Joanie Laurer & The Great Kabuki vs. Masahiro Chono & Hiroyoshi Tenzan (10/27/02)
KC1: BOBBY HEENAN IN THE AWA (2:35) Bobby Heenan is introduced as the new Manager of Nick Bockwinkel and Ray Stevens before a TV bout vs. The High Flyers. (1974); End clip of the above bout. Heenan interferes and Bockwinkel and Stevens go to town on Gagne until Larry Hennig makes the save. Interviews after the match are included; Mean Gene Okerlund interviews Heenan on an upcoming bout vs. Laurent Soucie (1977); Ray Stevens turns on the Heenan family during a presentation of the Manager of the Year trophy to Bobby (circa 1977-78); Bobby Heenan and Nick Bockwinkel comment on Verne Gagne’s sleeper and the difference between that and Nick’s sleeper; Mean Gene interviews Bobby Heenan and Nick Bockwinkel about Verne Gagne; End clip of Verne Gagne vs. Nick Bockwinkel from Chicago, 2/10/79. Bobby bleeds one of the best gushers ever after the match; Super Destroyer Mark II fires Lord Alfred Hayes as his Manager and introduces Heenan as his new man (AWA TV, 1979); End clip of an unmasked Super Destroyer II vs. Greg Gagne, Winnipeg, 1979; Clip of Kenny Jay pinning Heenan during a TV bout. Buck Zumhofe distracts Bobby and Jay takes advantage. Afterwards Heenan smashed Buck’s radio, setting up a feud between the two; Bobby Heenan vs. Buck Zumhofe, Winnipeg Weasel Suit Challenge, JIP. Heenan has to beat Buck in ten minutes or he has to wear the Weaselsuit; Greg Gagne vs. Bobby Heenan (AWA TV, May 1980); Greg Gagne vs. Bobby Heenan (St. Paul, June 1980, JIP). Loser Wears the Weasel Suit; Another Heenan interview about Laurent Soucie; Nick Bockwinkel vs. Sheik Kaissie, no DQ, Minneapolis 1981 (start and finish only); Heenan is interviewed after getting hit by Kaissie and he’s still livid about it; Heenan has some comments about a Nick title defense in Iowa. (1982); Another Heenan classic interview with Mean Gene. This one is about Ken Patera and Tito Santana; Tito Santana/Buck Zumhofe vs. Bobby Duncum/Ken Patera with Heenan, end clip from AWA TV. Heenan smashes Buck with the radio, and Hulk Hogan makes the save. Heenan and company are livid in the post match interview; Hulk Hogan/Baron Von Raschke/Buck Zumhofe vs. Bobby Heenan/Ken Patera/Bobby Duncum (Minneapolis 1982, end clip); Heenan and Nick Bockwinkel are interviewed after Hogan is granted a title shot; Nick Bockwinkel (AWA champion) vs. Hulk Hogan (end clip, August 1982, Minneapolis); Bockwinkel and Heenan vs. Hulk Hogan (Handicap match, Minneapolis 1982, beginning and end clips); Nick Bockwinkel (AWA champion) vs. Otto Wanz (August 29, 1982, St. Paul, end clip); Bobby Heenan calls the High Flyers and Rick Martel out during an interview to reveal his mystery partner for the Super Sunday 6-man tag bout. Heenan reneges and gets slapped by Greg Gagne. In the next segment, Heenan reveals the tag partner for Ken Patera and Jesse Ventura, Blackjack Lanza, returning to the AWA. (March 1983); Sheik Adnan Al-Kaissie offers Heenan $250,000 to sell him Ken Patera’s contract. Kaissie sweetens the deal by offering Ken a $250,000 signing bonus. From late April 1983, just after Super Sunday; Greg Gagne vs. Blackjack Lanza, Fall 1983. Heenan costs Lanza the match and Lanza turns on his manager; Heenan is interviewed about his breakup with Lanza; Blackjack Lanza vs. Bobby Heenan, Chicago, Fall 1983 (JIP); Bobby Heenan is interviewed twice just after Nick Bockwinkel lost the AWA title to Jumbo Tsuruta. (February 1984); Another Heenan interview, this one about being sent to Japan to wrestle so he can’t be in Nick Bockwinkel’s corner for a bout against new enemy Blackjack Mulligan; Heenan does a walk-on during a Ken Resnick promo for Verne Gagne’s Pro Wrestling Report; Bobby Heenan introduces the returning Mr. Saito as the newest member of the Heenan Family; Heenan, Bockwinkel and Mr. Saito are interviewed about an upcoming match vs. The Fabulous Ones; Heenan interrupts The Fabulous Ones during a promo. They grab him, and Bockwinkel and Saito proceed to come out and smash up Stan Lane and Spike-piledrive Steve Keirn; A series of interviews about the Fabs Piledriver incident. Heenan manages to insult every sports team in Chicago and Indianapolis while going off on an upcoming 6-man bout between him, Saito, Bockwinkel and The Fabs & Blackjack Lanza; Heenan finds out that Stan Lane got to pick his opponent for an upcoming match, and he picked the Crusher; Heenan interview, about the Crusher’s antics the week before; A series of interviews from Heenan after it is mandated that their upcoming six-man bout vs. The Fabs and Lanza will be a Loser Wears the Weasel Suit match; THE GREAT WEASEL HUNT Nick Bockwinkel, Mr. Saito and Bobby Heenan vs. The Fabulous Ones and Blackjack Lanza (St. Paul Civic Center, October 1984, slightly clipped. Raw footage with no commentary). Bobby gave notice to Verne Gagne that he was jumping to the WWF, and Verne sent him around on a farewell Weasel Suit tour. This is Bobby’s last appearance in St. Paul for the AWA, and the end of an era; Wally Karbo is interviewed by Ken Resnick and announces that Bobby Heenan has been suspended indefinitely by the AWA Board of Governors. Nick Bockwinkel comes out and cuts a very angry promo; BONUS FOOTAGE: Ray Stevens turns on the Heenan family. This includes an interview where Nick and Bobby don’t let Ray speak, and an expanded Manager of the Year ceremony with Bill Apter presenting Bobby with the Manager of the Year trophy, and an interview with Bobby in the aftermath of Ray’s turn. Paul Diamond is presented with a jacket made by a fan for being the Best looking wrestler in the AWA. Bobby Heenan and Blackjack Lanza take offense to this (AWA TV 1971); Nick Bockwinkel (AWA World Champion) vs. Hulk Hogan, April 1982, St. Paul. (end clip). The first Hogan-Bockwinkel encounter. Bobby Heenan tries to throw Bockwinkel a Foreign object with poor results. Bobby freaks out after the match as only he can. A Heenan Family interview follows the clip. (April 1982); Raw footage shot from a ringside camera of the end of the above match. More of Heenan’s great freak out; A Bockwinkel/Heenan interview about a Houston title defense against Dick Slater; A Bobby Heenan interview about Bobby Duncum’s upcoming match against Otto Wanz; A short clip of Hulk Hogan in Rocky III, followed by a Heenan and Bockwinkel interview. They can’t believe Hogan is getting a title shot.
PW3: BEST OF 1994 (3:49) Steiners v. Liger, Sasaki 12; Onita, Sasuke, Goto v. Pogo, Toi, Shinzaki (barbed wire) 17; Steiners v. Liger, Benoit 17; Terry Funk v. Benoit (NWA) 14; Cactus v. Vader (Germany, end only, loses ear) 2; Sasuke v. Shinzaki; Dr. Death v. Kenta Kobashi (60 min.)
EB11: SOCHA'S BEST OF 1995 VOL. 5 Manami Toyota v. Kyoko Inoue (WWWA title, 5/7) 1:09;Raven v. Dreamer (4/8); Cactus, Crypt Keeper v. Leatherface, Shoji Nakamaki (Barbed wire/Brick, 4/3) 13; Psicosis v. Hijo del Santo (5/28); Toshiaki Kawada v. Kenta Kobashi (Triple Crown, 1/19); Mayumi Ozaki, Cutie Suzuki, Sumio Toyoma, Candy Okutsu v. Devil Masami, Dynamite Kansai, Hiroumi Yagi, Hikari Fukuoka (3/25)
EB12: OBSERVER'S BEST OF 1995 VOL. 1 Honorable Mention: Sabu v. Devon Storm (NWA 10/28 Woodbury) 25; Manami Toyota v. Aja Kong * (WWWA Title 6/27 Sapporo) 19; Cactus, Headhunters v. Terry Funk, Shoji Nakamaki, Leatherface (4/2 Tokyo) 25; Misawa, Kobashi, Hansen v. Kawada, Taue, Ace (4/2 Tokyo) 40; Raven, Steve Richards v. Pit Bulls * (9/16 Philadelphia) 24; Manami Toyota, Sakie Hasegawa v. Kyoku, Takako Inoue (8/30 Osaka) 37; Eddie Guerrero v. Dean Malenko (5/13) 15; Eddie Guerrero v. Dean Malenko (2/3 falls 8/26) 38; Misawa v. Kawada (7/24 Tokyo) 22; Oleg Taktarov v. Tank Abbott (9/8 Casper) 19 ... [#10] Manami Toyota v. Akira Hokuto (9/2 Tokyo) 39 [# 9] Chris Jericho v. Ultimo Dragon * (7/7 Tokyo) 18
PW4: CHRIS BENOIT v. Liger 15; v. Owen 14; v. Hugh Morrus 5; Benoit/Flair int. 3; v. Hugh Morrus 8; v. Jim Powers 8; v. Ice Train 5; v. Regal 6; v. Sasuke (J-Cup) 2; v. Ohtani 10;Benoit, Dean Malenko v. Public Enemy v. Taz, Rick Steiner (ECW) 26
SABU v. Hayabusa 6; v. Cactus (Desert Death match) 23; v. Cactus (Cage w/ weapons) 21; clips from Japan 3; v. Taz 12; v. Douglas 2; v. Lightning Kid (NWA Grandslam 93) 22; v. Jerry Lynn 18; v. Candido 22; v. Konnan 16; Sabu, Sheik v. ? 5; Sabu, Sheik v. ? 6; Sabu, Abdullah v. Onita, ? 2; Sabu, Tiger Jeet Singh v. Onita, ? (barbedwire) 5
SS6: (6:00) WORLD OF EXOTIC ADRIAN STREET v. Savage hlts.; Street, Rip Rogers int. & brawl; v. Rogers; v. Rogers (No DQ) *; v. Rogers (Tx. Death); v. Rogers *; v. Brickhouse Brown (CCW TV tourn. Rd. 1); Merchant of Menace video; v. Norville Austin; v. Jason Walker; v. Norville Austin; v. Lady Maxine (No DQ); v. Norville Austin; v. Les Freeman; v. Khadafi; The Krippler video; v. Austin Idol; v. Bill Dundee; v. Wendall Cooley; v. Cooley (Loser wears a dress); v. Cooley; v. Cooley; Something Very Strange about a Cowboy video; v. Kelly Davidson; v. William Tubbs; v. Jerry Grey; v. Ken Glover; v. Terry Taylor; v. Nick Patrick; v. Jimmy Backlund; Sadist in Sequins video; v. Phillip Brown; v. Tim Horner; v. Dundee; v. Norville Austin; Street, Miss Linda v. Norville Austin, Candy Divine; music collage; v. Norville Austin; v. Norville Austin; v. Roy Lee Welch; v. Pat Sullivan; v. Jimmy Golden; Violence is Golden video.
JP1: FREEBIRDS 1985 Badstreet video; PM Magazine: Michael Hayes; Freebirds v. Von Erichs (Parade of Champions 1984); vs. Von Erichs (Bad Street Rules); v. Kamala, Missing Link, Super Destroyer II; v. Ron Shaw, Charlie Fulton, Rene Goulet (WWF MSG); Michael Hayes concert
DS4: HISTORY OF RINGS 1991-96 (8:00) Tiger Mask (Sayama), Yoji Anjo v. Takashi Ishikawa, Yoshihiro Takayama; Willie Peters v. Marcel Haarmanns; Chris Dolman v. Bill Kazmaier; Akira Maeda v. Dick Leon-Vrij; Mitsuya Nagai v. Herman Renting; Maeda v. Leon-Vrij; Maeda v. Willy Wilhelm; Gerard Gordeau v. Nagai; Masaki Satake v. Hans Nyman; Maeda v. Volk Han; Gordeau v. Satake; Maeda Leon-Vrij; Maeda Rumazi Buzariashivili; Maeda v. Volk Han; Peter Aerts v. Adam Watt; Masayuki Naruse v. Yoshihisa Yamamoto; Maeda v. Nyman; Andrei Kopilov v. Volk Han; Leon-Vrij v. Volk Han; Maeda v. Kopilov; Maeda v. Volk Han; Maeda v. Dimitri Petkov; Leon-Vrij v. Herman Renting; Maeda v. Dolman; Dolman v. Leon-Vrij; Volk Han v. Kopilov; Volk Han v. Nagai; Volk Han v. Willie Williams; Leon-Vrij v. Volk Han; Dolman v. Volk Han; hlts Tokyo Trial League; Maeda v. Sotir Gotchev; Bitsadze Tarial v. Leon-Vrij; Nikolai Zouev v. Volk Han; Tarial v. Zouev; Maeda v. Dolman; Maeda v. Tarial; Maeda v. Kopilov; Volk Han v. Tarial; Maeda v. Williams; Maeda v. Volk Han; Maeda v. Leon-Vrij; Kousaka v. Nobuhiro Tsurumaki; Yamamoto v. Peters; Zouev v. Nagai; Maeda v. Leon-Vrij; Tony Halme v. Tarial; Wataru Sakata v. Tsurumaki; Yamamoto v. Dolman; Maeda v. Halme; Maeda v. Yamamoto; Maeda v. Volk Han; Maeda v. Dolman; Nagai v. Y:amamoto; Dolman v. Joop Kasteel; Nagai v. Kopilov; Volk Han v. Yamamoto; Yamamoto v. Leon-Vrij; Maeda v. Kopilov; Tarial v. Volk Han; Yamamoto v. ? ; Maeda v. Volk Han; Maeda v. Leon-Vrij; Yamamoto v. Nagai; Yamamoto v. Volk Han; Hans Nyman v. Volk Han; Maeda v. Yamamoto
JR3: BEST OF BRUISER BRODY (2:40) video; v. Terry Funk (AJPW); v. Abdullah (Cage); + Snuka v. Funks; int.; v. Kamala (Central States); tv commercial; video with Hansen; + Hansen v. Funk, Giant Baba; int.; v. Flair (Central States); + Snuka v. Funk, Tenryu; + Jeff McGruder, Keith Hart v. Sheik, Mark Lewin, Kamalama (Barbed Wire); v. Baba; v. Jeep Swenson; v. Inoki (Hawaii); v. Crusher Blackwell; Red River Jack, Spike Huber v. Abdullah, Eli the Eliminator; + Snuka v. Funks
MK9: BEST OF HAYABUSA + Masato Tanaka v. Terry Funk, Mr. Pogo; v. ? (8/23/96); + Tanaka v. Gladiator, Terry Funk; v. Ginsei Shinzaki (10/10/96); v. Taka Michinoku (11/16/96)
LF28: BEST OF CACTUS JACK Vol.8 Cactus vs. Eddie Gilbert (1:56) Cactus jumping off the roof of a house; Cactus vs. Eddie Gilbert 11-10-90 Bensalem, PA; Cactus vs. Eddie Gilbert Falls Count Anywhere 3-2-91 Philadelphia; Cactus vs. Eddie Gilbert Barbwire match 5-18-91 Philadelphia; Cactus vs. Eddie Gilbert Falls Count Anywhere 8-3-91 Philadelphia; Cactus vs. Eddie Gilbert Stretcher match 8-3-91 Philadelphia; Cactus vs. Eddie Gilbert Steel Cage 8-3-91 Philadelphia; Cactus vs. Eddie Gilbert WCW 1990; Cactus Intv. ; Cactus Intv.
JD1: MICK FOLEY THE EARLY YEARS 1986- 88 (2:00) WWF TV Jack Foley, Les Thorton vs. British Bulldogs (1st TV match ever); Jack Foley, Terry Gibbs vs. Killer Bees; Nick Foley vs. Hercules; Nick Foley vs. Kamala; Nick Foley vs. Kamala; CWA TV Cactus Jack, Gary Young, Jimmy Golden vs. Scott Steiner, Ray Odyssey, Shawn Baxter; Cactus Jack, Gary Young vs. Bill Dundee, Todd Morton; Cactus Jack, Gary Young vs. Scott Steiner, Billy Joe Travis; Cactus Jack, Phil Hickerson vs. Jeff Jarrett, Brickhouse Brown; Cactus Jack, Phil Hickerson vs. Scott Steiner, Brian Lee; Cactus Jack, Gary Young, Phil Hickerson vs. Scott Steiner, Brickhouse Brown, Brian Lee; AWA TV Cactus Jack, Badd Co., R&R RPMs vs. Jeff Jarrett, R&R, Top Guns; Cactus Jack, Gary Young, Mike Enos vs. Chavo, Hector, Mando Guerrero; Cactus Jack, R&R RPMs vs. Chavo, Hector, Mando Guerrero (Superclash III); WCCW TV Cactus Jack, Gary Young vs. Solomon Grundy, Mickey Finn; Cactus Jack vs. Eric Embry.
JD4: BEST OF RODDY PIPER: THE MID ATLANTIC & GEORGIA YEARS Piper & Ole brawl with George Steele; Hayes interview; Piper & Tommy Rich brawl; Dusty & Rich/John Studd interviews; Hayes vs. White (Piper interfers); Hayes interview; Rich vs. Sawyer (clip); Ole & Abby/Lawler/D. Funk & Piper/Sawyer & Elering interview; Brisco & Piper brawl; News with Georgia Wrestling, Piper & Muraco are on it; Piper vs. Brisco (brawl); Muraco vs. Brisco; Steamboat vs. Frader (Piper intefers); Piper & Muraco turn on each other; Piper & Flair interview; Piper vs. Greg Valentine; Slater, Valentine & Piper brawl; Piper & Wahoo vs. scrubs; Piper on a talk show in Portland; Valentine interview; Plus 16 more Piper interviews and 10 Piper & Ole interviews
BEST OF TIGER MASK II (MISAWA) (3:30) Tiger Mask II vs. Rick Steamboat; Tiger Mask II, Magic Dragon vs. British Bulldogs; Tiger Mask II, Dory Funk Jr., Terry Funk vs. Chavo Guerrero, Billy Robinson, Terry Gordy; Tiger Mask II, Jumbo Tsuruta vs. Stan Hansen, Ted DiBiase; Highlights of Tiger Mask II vs. Flair; Tiger Mask II vs. La Fiera; Tiger Mask II vs. Dynamite Kid; Tiger Mask II vs. Jumbo Tsuruta; Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Jumbo Tsuruta; Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Terry Gordy.
JD5: (8:00) BEST OF TIGER MASK v. DYNAMITE KID and LIGER v. SANO (2:38) Tiger Mask vs. Dynamite Kid (4/23/81); Tiger Mask vs. Dynamite Kid (WWF Jr. Title 1/1/82); Tiger Mask vs. Dynamite Kid (WWF Jr. Title 1/28/82); Tiger Mask vs. Dynamite Kid (7/23/82); Tiger Mask vs. Dynamite Kid (WWF Jr. Title MSG 8/30/82); Tiger Mask vs. Dynamite Kid (8/5/82); Tiger Mask vs. Dynamite Kid (2/3 Falls for NWA Jr. Title 4/21/83); Jushin Lyger vs. Naoki Sano (IWGP Jr. Title 7/13/89); Jushin Lyger vs. Naoki Sano (IWGP Jr. Title 8/10/89); Jushin Lyger vs. Naoki Sano (IWGP Jr. Title 1/31/90); Jushin Lyger vs. El Samurai (Finals of IWGP Jr. Tourney 4/30/92)
SL3: THE BUTCHER AWA Montreal Abby vs. Dino Bravo; vs. Sheik Ali w/ Eddy Creatchman (2); vs. Kareem Muhammad (Chain Match); vs. Steve Strong; Dino Bravo vs. Great Samu (International Title) (2) ... ABDULLAH THE BUTCHER - WHO'S NEXT? Abby traps Carlos Colon in a net and works his head with a fork!; Abby vs. Andre; vs. Colon; vs. Sabu (NOT ECW's Sabu); vs. Armandito Selegado; vs. Dutch Mantell; vs. Pedro Santos; vs. TNT (Savio Vega); vs. Great Kabuki; vs. Riki Fuyuki; Abby gets stitched up; vs. Colon (West Indies International Title - Trinidad y Tobago); vs. Bruiser Brody; vs. Lance Von Erich; WWC producer Eddie Gries gets jumped by Abby and a mystery partner
LE13: BEST OF SEAN WALTMAN IN JAPAN (1:50) Lightning Kid, Jerry Lynn, Dr. Wagner Jr. vs. Dos Caras, Silver King, El Texano; Lightning Kid, Jerry Lynn vs. Bulldog KT, Coolie SZ (Gedo & Jado); Lightning Kid, Jerry Lynn vs Coolie SZ, Sankigake Gantetsu; Lightning Kid vs. Dean Malenko (handheld NJPW 06-06-93); Lightning Kid vs. El Samurai (handheld NJPW 06-10-93); Lightning Kid vs. Chris Benoit (Short clip from Top of Super Jr. 93); Lightning Kid vs. Shinjiro Otani (Top of Super Junior 93); 1-2-3 Kid vs. Hakushi (HH from WWF's Japan-mania tour 05-08-94); 1-2-3 Kid vs. Gedo (2nd round match from WAR IJ tourney 03/26/95); Syxx, NWO Sting vs. Tadao Yasuda, Takayuki Iizuka (NJPW, aired 5/19/97)
PE1: THE BEST OF JEFF PETERSON (1:24) 5 min music video; Jeff Peterson v. Reckless Youth; v. Chris Daniels; Battle Royal; v. Sweet Mr. E; v. Chris Daniels; v. Shawn Hill; v. Mike Quackenbush (10/17/98)
SC1: (6:00) BEFORE THEY WERE STARS (6:00) AUG. 1991 Handsome Stranger int.; Cactus, Scott Anthony int.; TD Madison (Tommy Dreamer), ? v. Equalizers, Cannonball; Tasmania v. Ray Odyssey; Vince Torelli (Ken Shamrock) v. Robert Fuller; Samoan Swat Team v. Pitbulls (6/90); Master Blasters v. Steiners (1/91); Lightning Kid int. (1991); Cheetah Kid (Rocco Rock) VS Beast (1991); Lightning Kid v. Chaz Taylor; Ebony Experience v. Alex Porteau, Shawn Summers (1992); Tazmaniac v. Johnny Rodz (late 80's); Sandman v. JT Smith (1990); Dean Malenko v. Ricky Rice (8/90); Handsome Stranger v. Butch Blackheart (7/91); Jean Paul Levesque v. Alex Wright (12/94); Master Blasters v. Brad Armstrong, Tim Horner; Mean Mark v. Lawler; GI Bro v. Bobby Perez (1990); Vegas Connecetion v. Steamboat, Douglas; Sid v. Kerry VE (1988); Johnny B. Badd int.; Page, Scott Anthony, Vinnie Vegas int. (1992); Johnny B. Badd v. Scott Anthony; Mean Mark v. Tim Parker (1990); Dustin Rhodes, Jimmy Jack Funk v. Brian Lee, Robert Fuller (1990); Sid v. Nightstalker (Wrath) 11/90; Austin v. Sam Houston (6/91); Simmons, Scorpio v. Cactus, Barbarian; PJ Walker (Justin Credible) VS Yokozuna (1993); Page, Diamond Studd int. (6/91); Luger v. Crush (1993); Axl Rotten v. AJ Fritzoid (8/91); Matt Hyson (Spike Dudley) VS Frank Dalton (6/19/94); Jarrett, Robert Fuller v. Tex Slazenger, Master Blaster (6/91); Terminator (Buh Buh Dudley), Destruction v. Ray Odyssey, Cousin Luke; Bob Holly v. Mantaur (5/95); John Hawk, Black Bart v. Chaz, Steve Dane (1993); 123 Kid int.; Handsome Stranger, Steven Dan v. Rip Rogers, Scott Anthony (1993); Robby Vee (RVD) v. Shanghai Pierce (3/93); Hogan v. Jesse Ventura (1982); Dreadmer v. Sullivan (1994)
TO1: (6:00) BEST OF THE 1980s Ox Baker vs. Bobo Brazil; Ox Baker int.; Moose Chollak vs. BlackJack Mulligan; Moose Chollak int.; BlackJack Mulligan vs. Wilbur Snyder; Paul Christie, Spike Gilbert vs. Kelly Brothers; Bobo Brazil vs. BlackJack Mulligan; George Gillespie, Kenny James v. Adrian Adonis, Jesse Ventura; Buck Zumhoff, Tito Santana v. Ken Patera, Bobby Duncam; Bobby Duncam, Ken Patera, Bobby Heenan int.; Shiek Adnon Al Kassie vs. Nick Bockwinkle; Baron Von Rashke vs. Dick the Bruiser; Baron Von Rashke, Buck Zumhoff, Hogan v. Bobby Duncam, Bobby Heenan, Ken Patera; Nick Bockwinkle vs. Dick the Bruiser; Harley Race vs. Bobo Brazil; Ali Hassan, Abdullah v. Steve Regal, Wilbur Snyder; Ali Hassan, Abdullah v. Wilbur Snyder, Bobo Brazil; Harley Race vs. Omar Atlas; Eddie Gilbert, Ricky Morton v. Jerry Brown, Ron MacFarlane; Jimmy Snuka vs. Paul Jones; Dory Funk Jr. vs. Ric Flair; Jerry Blackwell, Flair v. Ken Patera, Dory Funk Jr.; Jerry Blackwell vs. Butch Reed; Dick the Bruiser vs. Adbullah; Baron Von Rashke vs. BlackJack Lanza; Bobby Orton vs. Dick the Bruiser; Baron Von Raschke v. David Schultz; Blackjack Lanza v. Bobby Heenan; Spike Huber, Bobo Brazil v. Abdulla, Johnny Valiant; Spike Huber, Bobo Brazil, J.R. Hogg, Johnny Valiant int.; Hogg v. El Brescero; Spike Huber v. Bobby Colt; Dick the Bruiser, Bobo Brazil v. Johnny Valiant, Abdullah; Spike Huber, Bobo Brazil v. Johnny Valiant, Abdullah.
MK11: BEST OF JUSHIN THUNDER LIGER (5:00)
#126: BEST OF BOB BACKLUND AND JIMMY SNUKA Backlund vs. Billy Graham *; v. Ken Patera; v. Adrian Adonis; v. Jessie Ventura; v. Buddy Rose; v. Graham (Lumberjack); v. Don Muraco; v. Mike Sharpe; v. Ivan Koloff ... Snuka v. Jeff Craney; v. Backlund (Cage); & Lou Albano on Buddy Rogers Corner; v. Ray Stevens; v. Muraco; & Bruiser Brody v. Terry, Dory Funk
ES 121: CLASSICS OF WRESTLING: STEVE AUSTIN Steve Williams (Austin) v. Punisher (Mark Callaway); Williams (Austin) v. Medicine Man (Chris Youngblood); Austin v. Chris Adams; Austin, Gaylord, Young, Akbar v. Jarrett, Dundee, Embry, Pringle; Austin v. Adams; Austin, Jeannie v. Adams, Toni
BEST OF THE B.W.O. (2:00) Big Stevie Cool vs David Tyler (Kid Kash) BWO debuts; BWO promo; Clip of Taz vs RVD (BWO come out); Taz confronts the BWO; BWO come to the ring and 3 ˝ debuts; Gangstas vs Axl Rotten & D-Von Dudley (BWO get involved); BWO offer Joel Gertner a spot as their "Bish"; Big Stevie Cool vs Ricky Morton; BWO promo; BWO in New York; BWO video; Big Stevie Cool vs Axl Rotten; BWO altercation with Sandman & Brian Lee from Battle Royal; Hollywood Nova vs Brian Lee; Raven vs Sandman brawl into BWO locker room where Raven shoves Stevie and Sandman comes out wearing a BWO T-shirt; Raven vs Sandman (Texas Death Rules, Raven & Stevie square off); Big Stevie Cool vs Balls Mahoney; BWO give Michinoku Pro wrestlers t-shirts; Raven promo, Raven breaks into BWO locker room & asks Stevie to end his pain; BWO Stevie promo; Hollywood Nova vs Taz (Taz destoys the BWO); Backstage footage of the BWO never released on video.
MK13: RF VIDEO'S AERIAL ASSAULT (3:50) Tiger Mask vs. Dynamite Kid; Kuniaki Kobashi vs. Wild Pegasus; Hiro Hase vs. Owen; Liger vs. El Samurai; Benoit vs. Ohtani; Black Tiger vs. Malenko; Santo, Octagon vs. Love Machine, Eddie Guerrero; Benoit vs. El Samurai; Sasuke vs. Ultimo Dragon; Ohtani vs. Sasuke; 123 Kid vs. Negro Casas; Liger vs. Kanemota; Jericho vs. Ultimo Dragon; Rey Jr. vs. Psichosis (2/3 falls); Super Delfin vs. Ohtani; Sasuke vs. Liger; Dynamite Kid vs. Kobashi
FJ1: ESPN CLASSIC: LEGEND OF BUDDY COLT (:12) Buddy Colt v. Crimson Mask; v. Mark Lewin * (Southern Title, 2/6/73); v. Frank Hester; v. Man Mountain Mike
FJ2: BEST OF INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING (3:00) Savage v. Lawler (Cage); Rich v. Rude * (Southern Title 7/16/84); R&R Expr. v. Savage, Lanny Poffo; Road Warriors v. Lawler, Austin Idol; double ring battle royal; Hoot Gibson, Ron Garvin v. Big Boy Williams, Al Snow; Dirty White Boys (Len Denton & Tony Anthony) v. Interns (Don Bass & Roger Smith) (Southern Tag Title Tournament First Round 1/85); Donna Daye v. Debbie Coombs (2/3 Falls); Savage v. Ron Garvin (Cage); Brody v. Nicolai Volkoff; Naptown Riders v. Mr. Wrestling, Ron Sexton, Hoot Gibson; Angelo Poffo v. Tony Falk; Pez Whatley v. Chief Jerry Eagle; Mike Sharpe v. Itallian Stallion; Ron Garvin v. Lanny Poffo
FJ3: WRESTLING'S GREATEST MATCHES: THE GOLDEN ERA (1:32) Lord James Blears v. Baron Michele Leone (Pacific Coast Heavyweight Title); Antonio Rocca, Ed Carpentier v. Skull Murphy, Pampino Firpo; Buddy Rogers v. Bobo Brazil (US Title, Texas Death Match); Fred Blassie v. Bruno Sammartino (Pacific Coast Title); Gallager Bros. v. Johnny Barend, Magnificent Maurice; Kangaroos, Dr. Jerry Graham v. Antonio Rocca, Miguel Perez, Ricky Starr; Henry Hank v. Mr. Moto; Nick Bockwinkel v. K.O. Mat Murphy (Western Heavyweight Title); Sheik v. Bill Melby; Joe Louis v. Rocky Sky High Lee; Jim Londos v. Primo Carnera; Buddy Rogers v. Johnny Valentine (US Title); Buddy Rogers v. Pat O'Connor * (6/30/61) ... GLORY DAYS OF WRESTLING PART 1 (:46) Gorgeous George v. Jesse James; Johnny Valentine v. Antonio Rocca; Kangaroos, Dr. Jerry Graham v. Antonio Rocca, Miguel Perez, Ricky Starr; Killer Kowalski v. Ed Carpentier ... PART 2 (:38) Haystacks Calhoun v. Killer Brooks; Tolos Bros. v. Bob Nandor, Chet Wallick; Fritz Von Erich v. Yukon Eric ... ESPN CLASSIC: TERRY FUNK (1:00) v. Gary Lingren; Terry, Dory Funk v. Abdullah, Sheik; Terry Funk v. Harley Race * (2/6/77); v. Mark Lewin; v. Sonny Rogers; Terry Funk, Ivan Putski v. Tully Blanchard, Gino Hernandez (Southwestern Tag Titles)
FJ4: (6:00) CALIFORNIA FILM FOOTAGE 1970s (1:57) ... BIG TIME WRESTLING: THE SHEIK SPECIAL (1:04) Sheik v. Johnny Berand (Hawaii); Sheik v. White Eagle; Bobo Brazil v. Owen Henley; Sheik v. Garu; Sheik demonstrates the fire; Sheik v. Tom Jones; Sheik v. Andre; Terry Funk v. Harley Race * ... CALIFORNIA FILM FOOTAGE 1970s (1:50)
FL1: (6:00) BEST OF HULK HOGAN IN JAPAN VOL. 1 (5:47) Hogan, Orndorff vs. Inoki, Choshu (11/6/80); Hogan, Hansen vs. Inoki, Backlund (12/10/80, MSG Tag League Finals); Hogan, Buddy Rose vs. Tatsumi Fujinami, Yatsu (5/12/81 Hogan-Abby Post Match Brawl); Hogan, Hansen vs. Inoki, Dusty Rhodes (5/26/81 Tiger Jeet Singh Run-in); Hogan, Hansen vs. Choshu, Dino Bravo (10/8/81); Hogan vs. Inoki (12/1/81); Hogan vs. Abdullah (5/26/82); Hogan vs. Andre (6/18/82 Inoki-Andre post match staredown); Hogan vs. Andre (12/9/82); Hogan, Inoki vs. Kille Khan, Tiger Chung Lee (Kim Duk) (12/10/82, MSG Tag League Final); Hogan, Sakaguchi vs. Blackjack Mulligan, Killer Khan (2/3/83); Hogan vs. Killer Khan (5/6/83, IWGP Heavyweight Title League Match); Hogan vs. Inoki (5/20/83, IWGP Heavyweight Title League Match); Hogan vs. Akira Maeda (5/30/83, IWGP Heavyweight Title League Match); Hogan, Big John Studd vs. Inoki, Maeda (6/1/83 Hogan turns on Studd); Hogan vs. Inoki * (6/2/83 IWGP Tournament Final); Hogan, Inoki vs. Adonis, Murdoch (11/25/83, MSG Tag League Match) (Andre interferes); Hogan, Inoki vs. Fujinami, Maeda (12/7/83 MSG Tag League Match)
FL2: (6:00) BEST OF HULK HOGAN IN JAPAN VOL. 2 (4:12) Hogan vs. Antonio Inoki (IWGP Heavyweight Title Defense); Hogan, Masked Superstar vs. Adrion Adonis, Dick Murdoch; Hogan vs. Tatsumi Fujinami; Hogan vs. Fujinami (2/6/85, World Title Match); Hogan promo video; Hogan vs. Fujinami (6/11/85, World Title Match with Danny Hodge as special guest ref.); Hogan vs. Inoki (6/13/85, World & IWGP Heavyweight Title Unification Match); Hogan vs. Stan Hansen (4/13/90); Hogan, Tenryu vs. Road Warriors (3/30/91); Hogan vs. Yatsu (4/1/91, World Title match); Footage of Hogan, Jimmy Hart, Brutus Beefcake arriving at Narita Airport; Hogan interview conducted by Masa Saito; Hogan vs. Great Muta (5/3/93; Hogan, Muta vs. The Hell Raisers (9/23/93); Hogan vs. Keiji Muto (9/26/93); Hogan vs. Fujinami (1/4/94); Hogan Promo; Hogan vs. David Schultz
FL3: (6:00) BEST OF RIC FLAIR IN JAPAN VOL. 1 (5:44) Flair vs. Jumbo Tsuruta (10/9/81, 2/3 falls, NWA World Title Match); Flair vs. Ricky Steamboat (6/4/82, NWA World Title Match); Flair vs. Tsuruta (6/8/82, NWA World Title Match); Flair vs. Harley Race (5/22/84); Flair vs. Kerry Von Erich (5/24/84, 2/3 falls, NWA World Title Match); Flair vs. Tsuruta (10/19/85); Flair vs. Rick Martel (10/21/85, NWA & AWA Unification Title Match); Flair, Martel vs. Tsuruta, Tenryu; Flair vs. Yoshiaki Yatsu (3/7/87, NWA World Title Match); Flair vs. Tsuruta (3/10/87, NWA World Title Match); Flair vs. Tatsumi Fujinami (3/21/91, NWA & IWGP Unification Match); Flair vs. Tenryu (4/17/92, Handheld footage); Flair vs. Tenryu (4/18/92, 2/3 falls handheld footage)
FL4: (4:00) BEST OF RIC FLAIR IN JAPAN VOL. 2 (4:42) Ric Flair vs. Genichiro Tenryu (9/21/92, 2/3 falls); vs. Antonio Inoki (4/29/95, 1st. ever meeting from North Korea); vs. Hiroshi Hase (G-1 Climax Tournament 5/3/95); vs. Masahiro Chono (8/11/95); vs. Shiro Koshinaka (8/12/95); vs. Keiji Muto (8/13/95); vs. Hiroyoshi Tenzan (8/14/95); Flair, Arn Anderson vs. Sting, Muta (11/14/95); BONUS FOOTAGE: Flair vs. Hercules Ayala (9/21/85, NWA World Title Match from Puerto Rico); vs. TigerMask2 (Mitsuharu Masawa); vs. Jerry Lawler (8/14/82); vs. Shinya Hashimoto (7/17/96, IWGP Heavyweight Title Match)
FL5: (8:00) BEST OF HARLEY RACE IN JAPAN VOL. 1 & 2 (6:48) Race vs. Giant Baba (12/9/75); Race vs. Jumbo Tsuruta (6/11/77, NWA World Title Match, 2/3 falls); Race vs. Baba (10/31/79, NWA World Title Match); Race vs. Baba (11/7/79, NWA World Title Match); Race vs. Jumbo Tsuruta (5/28/80, NWA World Title Match, 2/3 falls); Race vs. Baba (9/4/80, NWA World Title match); Race vs. Baba (9/10/80, NWA World title Match); Race vs. Mil Mascaras (9/12/80, NWA World Title match); Race, Larry Henning vs. The Sheik, Mark Lewin (12/11/81, Real World Tag League Match, Clips & Complete version); Race, Ted DiBiase vs. Terry, Dory Funk Jr. (Lou Thesz as special guest referee); Race vs. Tsuruta (4/22/88, NWA United National Title Match, Lou Thesz as special guest referee); Race, Crusher Blackwell vs. Killer Khan, Isamu Teranishi (3/86) ... Race, Stan Hansen vs. Baba, Tsuruta (special guest ref. Lou Thesz); Race vs. Baba (10/26/82, PWF Title Match); Race, Dick Slater vs. Hansen, Bruiser Brody (12/2/82, Real World Tag League, Clip & CompleteVersion); Race vs. Ricky Steamboat (12/7/82, Lou Thesz as special guest ref.); Race, Slater vs. Terry, Dory Funk Jr. (12/9/82, Real World Tag League, Lou Thesz as special guest ref., Clip & Complete Version); Race, Slater vs. Baba, Tsuruta (12/13/82, Real World Tag League, Lou Thesz as special guest ref., Clip); Race vs. Ric Flair (5/22/84); Race, Bockwinkel vs. Tsuruta, Tenryu (1984 Real World Tag League); Race, Steve Regal vs. Riki Choshu, Yatsu (8/85); Race, Jesse Barr v. Baba, Dory Funk Jr. (11/27/85, Real World Tag League, Clip); Race, Jesse Barr vs. Hansen, DiBiase (11/30/85, Real World Tag League, Clip & Complete Version); Race, Barr vs. Choshu, Yatsu (12/7/85, Real World Tag league, Clip); Race, Barr vs. British Bulldogs (12/12/85, Real World Tag League, Clip); Ace, Crusher Blackwell vs. Tiger Jeet Singh, One Man Gang (3/13/86); Race vs. Steamboat (12/22/79, NWA World Title Match); Race vs. Kerry Von Erich (6/4/82, No DQ. Match); Race vs. Kevin Von Erich (6/17/83, NWA World Title Match)
FL6: (4:00) BEST OF ANDRE THE GIANT IN JAPAN (3:55) Andre vs. Antonio Inoki (5/30/78, MSG League Final); vs. Stan Hansen (1980, MSG League Final); vs. Rusher Kimura (3/30/82); vs. Hulk Hogan; vs. Hulk Hogan (12/9/82); Andre, Jimmy Snuka vs. Inoki, Tatsumi Fujinami (5/10/85); Andre vs. Inoki (5/24/85); vs. Super Strong Machine (5/31/85); vs. Akira Maeda (3/3/86); vs. Inoki (5/17/86, Andre Submits); Andre, Giant Baba vs. Demoltion (4/13/90); Andre, Baba, Great Kabuki vs. Fuchi, Takano, Nakano (4/16/90, Korakuen Hall); Andre, Baba vs. Dick Slater, Joel Deaton (11/15/90 Real World Tag League, Korakuen Hall); Andre, Baba vs. Williams, Gordy; Andre, Baba vs. Skywalker Nitron, Butch Masters (12/90); Andre, Terry, Dory Funk Jr. vs. Hansen, Spivey, Deaton (12/90); 1991 Real World Tag League (Clips): Andre, Baba vs. Dynamite Kid, Johnny Smith; Andre, Baba vs. Abdullah, Kamala 2
FL7: (6:00) BEST OF NICK BOCKWINKEL IN JAPAN (5:38) Bockwinkel, Blackjack Lanza vs. Terry, Dory Funk (12/5/78, Real World Tag League); Bockwinkel, Lanza vs. Giant Baba, Jumbo Tsuruta (12/9/78, Real World Tag League); Bockwinkel, Lanza vs. Abby, Tor Kamata (12/15/78, Real World Tag League); Bockwinkel vs. Tsuruta (6/22/80, AWA World Title Match from Minneapolis, MN shown on Japanese T.V.); Bockwinkel, Jim Brunzel vs. Billy Robinson, Les Thornton (12/5/80, Real World Tag League); Bockwinkel vs. Billy Robinson (12/11/80, AWA); Bockwinkel, Nikolai Volkoff vs. Baba, Tsuruta (2/3 falls, NWA International Tag TeamTitle Match); Bockwinkel vs. Tsuruta (2/23/84, AWA World & NWA International Double Title Match, special guest ref. is Terry Funk); Bockwinkel vs. Tsuruta (2/26/84, Double Title Rematch, special guest Terry Funk); Bockwinkel, Harley Race vs. Tsuruta, Tenryu (12/84, Real World tag League); Bockwinkel vs. Tsuruta (9/87, NWA International Title match); Bockwinkel, Joel Deaton vs. Tsuruta, TigerMask 2 (Mitsuharu Misawa) (9/87); Bockwinkel vs. Masa Saito (12/26/90, Legends Match); Bockwinkel vs. Robinson (5/8/92, Special Exibition match)
FL8: (6:00) BEST OF VADER IN JAPAN vs. Ken Shamrock (Cage); Vader, Tenryu v. Bigelow, Chono; vs. Nakano (UWFi); vs. Takano; vs. Yamazaki
FL9: (6:00) BEST OF DICK MURDOCH IN JAPAN (4:55) Murdoch vs. Anton Geesink (12/9/75); Murdoch vs. Pat O'Conner (12/15/75); Murdock, Dusty Rhodes vs. Tatsumi Fujinami, Riki Choshu; Murdoch, Rhodes vs. Killer Khan, Tiger Toguchi (3/30/82); Murdoch vs. Seiji Sakaguchi (7/16/82); Murdoch vs. Tatsumi Fujinami (7/23/82); Murdoch, Adonis vs. Sakaguchi, Yatsu; Murdoch, Adonis vs. Inoki, Hogan (11/25/83); Murdoch, Adonis vs. Hogan, Masked Superstar; Murdoch, Adonis vs. Fujinami, Kimura (5/24/85, IWGP Tag Team Title Match, Special ref-Danny Hodge); Murdoch, Adonis, King Kong Bundy vs. Inoki, Fujinami, Kimura (5/31/85); Murdoch, Adonis vs. Fujinami, Kimura (7/24/85, IWGP Title Rematch); Murdoch, Masked Superstar vs. Inoki, Fujiwara (11/86); Murdoch vs. Akira Maeda (4/86); Murdoch vs. Inoki (6/19/86, IWGP Heavyweight Title Match); Murdoch, Inoki, Fujiwara, Saito vs. Fujinami, Choshu, Super Strong Machine, Maeda, Takada (9/87, elimination); Murdoch, R&R Expr. vs. Big Bubba Rogers, Midnight Express (Eaton & Lane)
FL10: (6:00) BEST OF THE MIDNIGHT EXPRESS (CONDREY & EATON) (5:10)
FL11: (6:00) BEST OF THE FUNKS: THE TEXAS BRONCOS (3:45) Funks vs. Abdullah, The Sheik; Funks vs. Stan Hansen, Dan Spivey; Funks vs. Dynamite Kid, Johnny Smith; Funks, Andre vs. Hansen, Spivey, Joel Deaton; Funks vs. Public Enemy; Funks vs. Dean, Joe Malenko; Funks vs. Giant Baba, Jumbo Tsuruta; Funks vs. Hansen, Jimmy Snuka; Funks vs. Steve, Scott Armstrong; Funks vs. Road Warriors; Funks vs. Ricky Steamboat, Jay Youngblood; Funks vs. Mil Mascaras, Dos Caras; Funks vs. Brian Pillman, Bruce Hart; Funks vs. Abdullah, Sheik
FL12: (4:00) BEST OF SUPERSTAR BILLY GRAHAM (4:35) Superstar Billy Graham vs. Baron Von Raschke; SBG. wins a 2-ring battle royal; SBG vs. Wahoo McDaniel; SBG v. Wahoo McDaniel (Indian Strap Match); SBG, Ivan Koloff vs. Bruno Sammartino, Gorilla Monsoon; SBG vs. Antonio Inoki (Koloff run-in); SBG vs. Bruno Sammartino; SBG vs. Tony Garea; SBG vs. Chief Jay Strongbow; SBG vs. Chief Jay Strongbow (Cage); SBG vs. Dusty Rhodes; SBG vs. Ivan Putski; SBG v. Putski (Cage); SBG vs. Harley Race; SBG vs. Sammartino (Cage); SBG vs. Sammartino; SBG vs. Bob Backlund; SBG vs. Backlund; SBG vs. Backlund; SBG vs. Backlund (Boston); SBG v. Backlund (Cage); SBG vs. Sammartino; SBG & Grand Wizard promo; SBG vs. Dusty Rhodes; SBG poster commercial; SBG vs. Dick The Bruiser; SBG destroys Bob Backlund's belt; SBG vs. Backlund; SBG vs. Backlund; SBG vs. Shotgun Willie; SBG & Oliver Humperdink promo; SBG & Oliver Humperdink promo; SBG, Humperdink, The Saint promo; SBG, Humperdink, Sullivan promo; SBG & Sullivan vs. ?; SBG, Humperdink, Sullivan promo; SBG, Sullivan vs. Lightfoot, Mike Allen; SBG & Humperdink run-in on Mulligan v. Sullivan; SBG, Sullivan vs. One Man Gang, Lightfoot; Sullivan & Humperdink turn on SBG; SBG promo; SBG runs-in on Pez Whatley vs. Sullivan; SBG, Scott McGee save Mike Graham from Dory Funk Jr., Jesse Barr, Jim Neidhart; SBG vs. Sullivan, Humperdink; SBG runs-in on Mike Graham vs. Sullivan & Purple Hayes; SBG & Mike Gaham locker room promo; SBG vs. Jesse Barr; Wahoo McDaniel, SBG promo; SBG vs. Wahoo McDaniel; SBG vs. George Smith; SBG vs. The Barbarian (1985)
FL13: (6:00) BEST OF GORDY & WILLIAMS IN JAPAN VOL. 1 (5:44) vs. Jumbo Tsuruta, Shunji Takano (2/21/90); vs. Yatsu, Taue (2/24/90); vs. Tsuruta, Yatsu (3/2/90); vs. Hansen, Tenryu (3/6/90); vs. Tsuruta, Taue (3/27/90); vs. Tiger Mask 2 (Mitsuharu Misawa), Shinichi Nakano (3/31/90); vs. Can-Am Express (Doug Furnas & Dan Kroffat) (4/16/90); vs. Hansen, Spivey (4/19/90); vs. Abdullah, Ranger Ross (5/90); vs. Baba, Tsuruta (5/14/90); vs. Bam Bam Bigelow, Davey Boy Smith (6/1/90); Williams, Gordy, Johnny Ace vs. Hansen, Dan Spivey, Joel Deaton (7/12/90); vs. Tsuruta, The Great Kabuki (7/19/90); Williams, Gordy, Richard Slinger vs. Mitsuharu Misawa, Toshiaki Kawada, Tsuyoshi Kikuchi (8/90); vs. Hansen, Johnny Ace (8/90); vs. Tsuruta, Taue (9/90); vs. Spivey, Furnas (9/90); vs. Kenta Kobashi, Johnny Ace (10/90); vs. Dynamite Kid, Johnny Smith (11/15/90, Real World Tag League); vs. Baba, Andre (11/90, Real World Tag League); vs. Tsuruta, Taue (11/25/90, Real World Tag League)
FL14: (8:00) BEST OF GORDY & WILLIAMS IN JAPAN VOL. 2 (5:23) matches from 1991.
FL15: (6:00) MISAWA & KOBASHI VS. KAWADA & TAUE RIVALRY (5:42) Misawa, Kobashi vs. Kawada, Taue (12/3/93, Real World Tag League Finals for PWF & NWA International Tag Team Titles); Misawa, Kobashi vs. Kawada, Taue (5/21/94, Title Defense, 40 minutes); Misawa, Kobashi, Kikuchi vs. Kawada, Taue, Giant Baba (5/31/94); Misawa, Kobashi vs. Kawada, Taue (1/24/95, Title Defense, 1 Hour Draw); Misawa, Kobashi vs. Kawada, Taue (6/9/95, Title Change, Tag Team Match Of The Year); Misawa, Kobashi vs. Kawada, Taue (10/15/95, Title Defense, 1 Hour Draw); Misawa, Kawada, Hase vs. Kobashi, Taue, Akiyama (9/15/97, 1 Hour Draw)
FL16: (6:00) LEGENDS OF THE TOKYO DOME VOL. 1 Jushin "Thunder" Liger vs. Kuniaki Kobayashi (Debut of Jushin Liger's gimmick); Shinya Hashimoto vs. Big Van Vader (IWGP Heavyweight Title Tournament Final, Lou Thesz as special guest ref.); Antonio Inoki vs. Shota Chochyashvili (Martial Arts Title Match); Vader vs. Stan Hansen (IWGP Heavyweight Title Match); Inoki, Seiji Sakaguchi vs. Hashimoto, Masahiro Chono (Lou Thesz as special guest ref.); Bret Hart vs. Tiger Mask 2 (Mitsuharu Misawa); Hogan vs. Stan Hansen; Steiners vs. Hiroshi Hase, Kensuke Sasaki (WCW-IWGP Tag Team Title Unification Match); Flair vs. Tatsumi Fujinami (NWA/WCW-IWGP Heavyweight Title Unification); Hogan, Tenryu vs. Road Warriors; Sting, Great Muta vs. Steiners; Tatsumi Fujinami vs. Riki Choshu (IWGP-Greatest 18 Club Heavyweight Title Unification); Jushin "Thunder" Liger vs. Ultimo Dragon (IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Title Match); Great Muta vs. Masahiro Chono (IWGP-NWA Heavyweight Title Unification); Inoki vs. Tenryu; Aja Kong vs. Manami Toyota (V-Top Tournamnet of Champions, 1st. round); Aja Kong vs. Akira Hokuto (Tournament Finals) FL17: (8:00) BEST OF MIL MASCARAS (4:19) Mil Mascaras vs. The Destroyer (10/9/73, 2/3 falls, U.S. Title Bouts); Mil vs. The Destroyer (7/25/74, Title Re-Match); Mil vs. Harley Race (9/12/80, NWA World Title Match); Mil vs. Ricky Steamboat (7/82, 2/3 falls, Gypsy Joe & Gino Hernandez run in); Mil, Steamboat vs. Gypsy Joe, Gino Hernandez (7/82); Mil vs. Jumbo Tsuruta (7/30/82, NWA United National Title Match); Mil vs. Buddy Roberts (12/85, Mexican Heavyweight Title Match); Mil vs. Takashi Ishizawa (12/85); Mil vs. Tiger Mask 2 (Mitsuharu Misawa); Mil vs. Kuniaki Kobayashi (1/28/86, IWA Heavyweight Title Match); Mil vs. Mighty Inoue (1/86); Mil, Jimmy Snuka, Bob Backlund vs. Hector Garza, The Eliminators (7/7/95); Mil, El Hijo del Santo vs. Blue Panther, Arkangel del la Muerte (1/28/01, Tokyo Dome)
FL18: (6:00) NWA WORLD TITLE CHANGES 1961-1991 Pat O'Connor vs. Buddy Rogers (2/3 Falls, 6/30/61 in Chicago, IL); Lou Thesz vs. Argentino Rocca; Terry Funk vs. Harley Race (2/6/77 in Toronto, Ontario); Harley Race vs. Ric Flair (Cage with Gene Kiniski as the special referee, 11/24/83 in Greensboro, NC); Jack Brisco vs. Jerry Lawler; Gene Kiniski vs. Dory Funk Jr. (2/11/69 in Tampa, FL); Terry, Dory Funk, Jr. interview; Terry Funk interview; Jack Brisco vs. Terry Funk. (12/10/75 in Miami, FL); Dory Funk Jr. vs. Harley Race (5/24/73 in Kansas City, MO); Tommy Rich interview; Harley Race vs. Tommy Rich (4/27/81 in Augusta, GA); Harley Race vs. Dusty Rhodes (6/21/81 in Atlanta, GA); Ric Flair vs. Kerry Von Erich (5/6/84 in Irving, TX); Kerry Von Erich vs. Ric Flair (5/24/84 in Yokosuka); Ric Flair vs. Dusty Rhodes (Cage 7/25/86 in Greensboro, NC); Dusty Rhodes vs. Ric Flair (8/7/86 in St. Louis, MO); Ric Flair interview; Ric Flair vs. Ronnie Garvin (Cage 9/25/87 in Detroit, MI); Ronnie Garvin vs. Ric Flair (Cage 11/26/87 in Chicago, IL); Ric Flair vs. Ricky Steamboat (2/20/89 in Chicago, IL); Ricky Steamboat vs. Ric Flair (5/7/89 in Nashville, TN); Ric Flair vs. Sting (7/7/90 in Baltimore, MD); Sting vs. Ric Flair (1/11/91 in East Rutherford, NJ)
FL19: (6:00) HISTORY OF ECW HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE (5:00) 2 Cold Scorpio vs. Shane Douglas - NWA tournament finals, Tod Gordon folds Eastern Championship Wrestling, and founds Extreme Championship Wrestling; Sandman vs. Shane Douglas - Woman turns on Sandman; Sandman vs. Shane Douglas - Woman turns on Douglas; Cactus Jack vs. Sandman (Barbed Wire); Cactus Jack vs. Sandman - Shane Douglas referees; Mikey Whipwreck vs. Sandman (Ladder Match); Steve Austin vs. Mikey Whipwreck; Sandman vs. Raven; Sandman vs. Raven; Shane Douglas vs. Raven; Raven vs. Sandman vs. Pit Bull #2; Tommy Dreamer, Sandman vs. Stevie Richards, Brian Lee; Raven vs. Sandman (Barbed Wire); Stevie Richards vs. Sandman vs. Terry Funk; Raven vs. Terry Funk; Terry Funk vs. Sabu (Barbed Wire); Sabu vs. Terry Funk vs. Shane Douglas; Bam Bam Bigelow vs. Shane Douglas; Bam Bam Bigelow vs. Shane Douglas; Taz vs. Shane Douglas; Taz vs. Masato Tanaka vs. Mike Awesome; Masato Tanaka vs. Mike Awesome; Masato Tanaka vs. Mike Awesome; Tazz vs. Mike Awesome
FL20: (6:00) HISTORY OF THE ECW TAG TEAM TITLES (5:00)
VS1: (8:00) THE LEGEND OF JUMBO TSURUTA (7:30) Jumbo Tsuruta History Package; Tomomi Tsuruta, Baba vs. Terry, Dory Funk Jr. (10/9/73); Tsuruta vs. Jack Brisco (NWA World Title 1/30/74); vs. Ken Mantell (NWA Junior Title 12/15/74); Tsuruta, Baba vs. Terry, Dory Funk Jr. (International Tag Team Title 2/5/75); Tsuruta vs. Baba (12/15/75); vs. Baba (5/1/76); vs. Jack Brisco (United National Title 8/28/76); vs. Mil Mascaras (United National Title 8/25/77); vs. Kim Duk (United National Title 9/13/78); vs. Dick Slater (Champions Carnival Final 5/1/80); vs. Ric Flair (NWA World Title 6/8/82); vs. Ted DiBiase (United National Title 6/18/83); vs. Bruiser Brody (International Title 8/31/83); vs. Nick Bockwinkle (AWA World Title 2/23/84); vs. Riki Choshu (11/4/85); Tsuruta, Tiger Mask II vs. Stan Hansen, Ted DiBiase (PWF Tag Team Titles 7/3/87); Tsuruta, Yoshiaki Yatsu vs. Road Warriors (6/10/88, International Tag Team Titles); Tsuruta vs. Stan Hansen (PWF Heavyweight, United National, and International Heavyweight Championship Unification Match to form the Triple Crown - 4/18/90); Tsuruta, Baba vs. Terry Gordy, Steve Williams (Unified Tag Team Titles 5/4/90); Tsuruta vs. Hansen (Champions Carnival Final 4/16/91); vs. Mitsuharu Misawa (AJPW Triple Crown 4/18/91); vs. Toshiaki Kawada (Triple Crown 10/24/91); vs. Rusher Kimura (United National Heavyweight Title 3/28/76); vs. Terry Funk (NWA World Title 6/11/76); vs. Billy Robinson (United National Heavyweight Title 7/17/76); vs. Abdullah (United National Heavyweight Title 10/22/76); vs. Harley Race (NWA World Title 6/11/77); vs. Fritz Von Erich (United National Heavyweight Title 1/5/79); Ric Flair vs. Riki Choshu (4/23/85); Tsuruta, Tiger Mask II vs. Genichiro Tenryu, Ashura Hara (6/11/87); Tsuruta vs. Hansen (3/9/88); vs. Bruiser Brody (3/27/88); vs. Hansen (7/27/88); Tsuruta, Yoshiaki Yatsu vs. Hansen, Tenryu (4/4/89); Tsuruta vs. Hansen (4/18/89); vs. Tenryu (Triple Crown Title 4/20/89)
PN1: (4:00) BEST OF TAYLOR MATHENY (1:20) (all are ARSION matches, EXCEPT vs. April Hunter) Taylor vs Baby A; Taylor vs Rie Tamada; Taylor vs Ai Fujita; Taylor vs Noki-A; Vignette: Gami tries to show Bionic J, Taylor and Melissa around town. The Americans indulge, then stick her with the bill; Taylor vs April Hunter; Taylor, Cheerleader Melissa, Bionic J vs Mariko Yoshida, Baby A, Kaori Yoneyama
BC1: BEST OF THE NWA VOL. 0 (2:17) Joe Stetcher v Earl Caddock (MSG, 1/30/20) *; Ed "Strangler" Lewis v Dick Shikat (Long Island City, NY, 6/9/32) *; Lou Thesz v Tom Rice (Chicago, 1948); Thesz v Don Leo Jonathan (Chicago, 2/26/55); Thesz v. Gene Kiniski (1967); Thesz v Rocky Silverstien (1951); Thesz v Hans Schmidt (1955)
SW4: BEST OF LOW-KI (1:44) vs. Crash Holly; Low-Ki, Alex Arias vs. Perry Saturn, Dean Malenko; vs. Essa Rios; vs. Raven; vs. Tajiri; vs. Xavier; vs. Fujita; vs. Xavier; vs. Shark Boy; vs. Creed
MY1: (6:00) BEST OF JOHN CENA IN OVW VOL. 1 (3:55) Mark Henry Interview (Prototype’s debut); Scotty II Hotty int.; Randy Orton, Mark Henry v. Prototype, Mr. Black; Ron Waterman, Brian Keck v. Rico Constantino, Prototype (Southern Tag Title Tournament Round 1, 7/14/01); Bolin Services promo (7/21/01); Rico Constantino, Prototype v. Damaja, Rob Conway (Southern Tag Title Tournament Round 2, 7/28/01); Bolin Services int.; Bolin Services Promo; Disciplines of Synn (Payne, Damien) v. Rico Constantino, Prototype (Southern Tag Title Tournament Finals); Damaja, Rob Conway v. Rico Constantino, Prototype; Bolin Services int.; Disciples of Synn v. Bolin Services; Bolin Services promo; Suicide Blondes (Sean Casey, Chris Michaels) v. Rico Constantino, Prototype (Southern Tag Titles); Brock Lesnar v. Rico Constantino; Disciples of Synn v. Rico Constantino, Prototype (Southern Tag Titles); Brock Lesnar v. Rico Constantino; Bolin Services int.; Prototype, Rico int.; Minnesota Stretching Crew v. Rico Constantino, Prototype (Clipped, Southern Tag Titles, Raw dark match, 10/29/01); Bolin Services int.; Rico Constantino v. Prototype; Rico Constantino v. Prototype, Kenny Bolin (Loser Leaves OVW Handicap Match); Bolin Services int. (Sean O’Haire debut); Rob Conway v. Prototype; Rob Conway, Nick Dinsmore v. Mr. Black, Sean O’Haire; Bolin Services int.; Mark Jindrak v. Prototype; Randy Orton, Prototype int.; Randy Orton v. Prototype; Prototype int.; Mr. California (Rico) v. Prototype; Ron Waterman v. Prototype; David Flair v. Prototype; Prototype v. Leviathan (OVW Title); Prototype, Kenny Bolin, David Flair int.; Prototype int.; David Flair int.; Prototype Promo; Mark Jindrak v. Prototype; Prototype Promo; David Flair v. Sean O’Haire
MY2: (6:00) BEST OF JOHN CENA IN OVW VOL. 2 (3:47) David Flair int.; David Flair v. Prototype (OVW Title); Mr. Black, Jerome Crony v. Sean O’Haire, Prototype; Flash v. Prototype (OVW Title); Ric, David Flair v. Sean O’Haire, Prototype (OVW Spring Break Out 4/05/02); Prototype, Bolin int.; Prototype, Bolin, Mark Cuban int.; Cornette int.; Damaja, Rob Conway v. Prototype, Sean O’Haire; Prototype Introduces EZ Money v. Leviathan; Prototype, Nidia, Farooq Kentucky Derby Media Piece; Leviathan v. Prototype (OVW Title); Nova int. (Debut); Nova v. Prototype (OVW Title); Prototype int.; Kanyon v. Prototype; Jim Ross, Nova int.; Johnny Jeter v. Prototype; Nova v. Rey Mysterio Jr.; Nova v. Sean O’Haire; Bolin Services int.; Nova v. Machine; Shelton Benjamin v. Prototype; Jerry Lawler, Nova v. Sean O’Haire, Prototype; Bolin Services int.; Prototype, Bolin int.; Prototype v. Nova; Bolin Services int.; Shelton Benjamin, Redd Dogg (Rodney Mack) v. Sean O’Haire, Prototype; Bolin Services int.; Jerry Lawler, Nova v. Sean O’Haire, Prototype (Six Flags); Ric, David Flair v. Sean O’Haire, Prototype (OVW Spring Break Out 4/05/02); Jericho v. John Cena (WWE Vengeance ’02); Prototype v. Nova (OVW Title, Six Flags, Guest Ref: Mick Foley); Bolin Services int.; Prototype v. Nova (OVW Title, OVW Fall Brawl)
JV1: (2:00) JOHNNY VALIANT CLASSICS Johnny Valiant vs. Larry Zbyszko; vs. Bob Backlund; vs. Ivan Putski; vs. Ted DiBiase; vs. Ivan Putski; vs. Dominic Denucci; Johnny & Jerry Valiant vs. Tony Garea & Larry Zbyszko *; Valiants, Lou Albano int.; Johnny, Jerry Valiant vs. Ivan Putski, Tito Santana *; Johnny, Jerry Valiant vs. Ivan Putski, Tito Santana
PRO WRESTLING HALL OF FAME COLLECTORS SERIES VOL. 1 RIC FLAIR SPACE MOUNTAIN SPECTACULAR (1:33) Flair, Ricky Morton int., brawl; Flair, Morton confrontation; Flair v. Morton (impromptu tv match); Dusty int.; Horseman, Dusty int.; Flair v. Dusty (impromptu tv match); Ron Garvin int.; Flair v. Ron Garvin (12/28/85); Flair, Ron Garvin brawl; Horseman int., clip of post 60-min. Flair, Garvin match; Flair v. Sgt. Slaughter (AWA); Precious slaps Flair; Horseman Space Mountainettes int.; Jimmy Garvin int.; Flair v. Terry Taylor; Flair & Precious Dream Date, Ron Garvin in drag knocks out Flair
PRO WRESTLING HALL OF FAME COLLECTORS SERIES VOL. 2 RIC FLAIR DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER (1:36) Flair v. Wahoo McDaniel; Horseman attack Brad Armstrong; Flair v. Nikita Koloff (No DQ); Horseman give ultimatum to Sting; Flair, Arn, Ole v. Muta, Buzz Sawyer, Dragonmaster (Cage, Clash 10 2/6/90); Jimmy Garvin int.; JJ Dillon, Jim Crockett int.; Flair v. Jimmy Garvin (Cage); Flair v. Barry Windham.
PRO WRESTLING HALL OF FAME COLLECTORS SERIES VOL. 3 HULK HOGAN CLASSIC HULKAMANIA (1:39) Hogan v. Piper (Wrestling Classic); Hogan, Piper, Billy Jack Haynes v. Orndorff, Hercules, Adonis (Elimination); Hogan v. Terry Funk (SNME); Hogan, Andre v. Murdoch, Adonis, Studd; Hogan v. Bundy (Cage, Mania 2); Hogan v. Slaughter; Hogan v. Beefcake
JE6: (2:00) ROAD WARRIORS: GENESIS (Japanese Laserdisc) 1:30 Road Warriors Skit (Warriors crash-land from outer space, eat a dead deer in a field, steal a car and eat raw chicken); Road Warriors vs Pat Rose, Tommy Davis (Georgia, 1983/84); vs Mike Starbuck, Greg Brown (Georgia, 1983/84); vs ??? & ??? (AWA 1984); vs Crusher, Baron Von Raschke (AWA 8/25/84 title change); vs Fabulous Ones (AWA 9/12/84); vs ??? & ??? (AWA 1984); vs Brad Rheingans & ??? (AWA 1984); Music Video (The Warriors "sing"); vs Jerry Lawler, Tommy Rich (PWUSA 1984/85); vs Tony Atlas, Jim Brunzell (AWA 1984/85); Tag Team Battle Royal (AWA 10/21/84); vs Bundy, Crusher Blackwell (AWA 11/22/84); vs Jerry Lawler, Baron Von Raschke (From one of the historic Meadowlands AWA/NWA shows, 2/24/85)
PN2: MADUSA MICELLI IN THE AWA (2:00) vs Bambi; vs Sue Sexton; vs Candi Devine; vs Heidi Lee Morgan; vs Sherri Martel; vs Peggy Lee; vs Wendi Richter; vs Magnificent Mimi; Madusa, Sylvia vs Mimi, Richter; vs Wendi Richter; Madusa, Debbie Combs (w/ Cora Combs) vs Brandi Mae, Candi Devine; 20 Woman Bunkhouse Battle Royal
PN3: WENDI RICHTER IN THE AWA (2:00) vs Madusa Miceli; Richter & Magnificent Mimi vs Madusa, Sylvia; vs Madusa; vs Judy Martin; vs Ondi Austin; vs Candi Devine; vs The Dazzler; vs Shirley Black; vs Candi Devine; vs The Dazzler; Dazzler vs Miss Kitty; vs The Dazzler; vs LeiLani Kai
JE7: BILLY ROBINSON: LEGEND (3:43) vs. Jumbo Tsuruta; with Les Thornton vs. Nick Bockwinkel, Jim Brunzell; with Brad Rheingans vs. Steve Regal, Roger Kirby; vs. Jumbo Tsuruta (AWA World Title); with Bobby Duncum vs. Jim Brunzell, Tonga Kid (Star Cage ’85); with Red Bastien vs. Nick Bockwinkel, Ray Stevens (AWA World Tag Team Titles); with Dennis Stamp vs. Fabulous Ones; with Dennis Stamp vs. Baron Von Raschke, Jerry Blackwell; with Dennis Stamp vs. Greg Gagne, Curt Hennig; with Red Bastien vs. Ray Stevens, Nick Bockwinkel (AWA World Tag Team Titles); vs. T-Bone Brown; vs. Verne Gagne (AWA World Title); with Larry Zbyszko and Mr. Saito vs. Fabulous Ones, Blackjack Lanza; with Nick Bockwinkel vs. Curt Hennig, Blackjack Lanza; vs. Jerry Blackwell; with Red Bastien vs. Nick Bockwinkel, Ray Stevens (AWA World Tag Team Titles); with Red Bastien vs. The Valiant Brothers; vs. Ray Stevens
JE8: (6:00) KHAWK's SUPERFEUDS: Curt Hennig vs. Nick Bockwinkel (compiled by Kevin Cerutti) CHAPTER 1: 1984-85 Clips: Jumbo Tsuruta defeats Nick Bockwinkel for the AWA World Title; Rick Martel defeats Jumbo Tsuruta for the AWA World Title. Curt Hennig, Blackjack Lanza vs. Nick Bockwinkel, Billy Robinson; High Flyers, Hennig vs. Bockwinkel, Terry Funk, Steve Regal; Jerry Blackwell, Hennig, Greg Gagne vs. Bockwinkel, Funk, Regal; Curt, Larry Hennig vs. Bockwinkel, Ray Stevens; Hennig, Tom Zenk vs. Bockwinkel, Larry Zbyszko; Clip: Stan Hansen defeats Rick Martel for the AWA World Title; Curt Hennig vs. Nick Bockwinkel
CHAPTER 2: 1986 Clip: Curt Hennig, Scott Hall vs. Jimmy Garvin, Steve Regal; Curt Hennig, Scott Hall music video; Hansen vs. Hennig (time limit draw, awesome match); Hansen vs. Hennig; Clip: Buddy Rose, Doug Somers defeat Hall, Hennig for the AWA World Tag Team Titles; Zbyszko’s Corner: Hennig interview; Clips: Stan Hansen forfeits AWA World Title. Nick Bockwinkel named new AWA World Champion; Larry Zbyszko turns on Nick Bockwinkel during a match with Greg Gagne, when Bockwinkel intervenes to stop Zbyszko from attacking Gagne with nunchakas; Bockwinkel is attacked by Zbyszko before a match with Dennis Stamp. 12/25/86 Brawl in St. Paul Bockwinkel vs. Hennig; 12/31/86 The Draw Bockwinkel vs. Hennig (1 hr. time limit draw, one of the greatest matches of all-time)
CHAPTER 3: 1987 Curt Hennig music video; 1/87 Las Vegas War II Bockwinkel vs. Hennig (rematch from 1 hr. draw); Clip: Hennig, Gagne vs. Boris Zhukov, Soldat Ustinov; Hennig cements his building heel turn by attacking Greg Gagne viciously. 5/2/87 SuperClash II Bockwinkel vs. Hennig (the infamous roll of dimes Curt Hennig wins the AWA World Title); Clip: Bockwinkel vs. Zbyszko Poetic Justice. After Zbyszko’s roll of dimes gave Hennig the win over Bockwinkel, Bockwinkel uses a roll of dimes to defeat Zbyszko. 8/87 The Final Battle Bockwinkel vs. Hennig (Bockwinkel’s final AWA match and final altogether for several years; his last hurrah as a full-time competitor.)
JE9: (6:00) KHAWK's AWA LEGENDS: RICK MARTEL (compiled by Kevin Cerutti) VOLUME 1: 1982-1983 Rick Martel came to the AWA by way of the WWF, where he was primarily known as a tag-team specialist. His early matches in the AWA were also tag bouts. An early interview with Martel and the High Flyers, Greg Gagne and Jim Brunzell, regarding a challenge by Sheik Kaissie and his army. Rick Martel & The High Flyers vs. Sheiks Blackwell, Patera, and Kaissie, from St. Paul, MN (JIP). Rick Martel, Tito Santana vs. Greg Gagne, Jim Brunzell (AWA World Tag Team Champions) July 1982, St. Paul, MN. The last 5 minutes of a GREAT tag bout is shown. When you see the pace, remember they are about 25 minutes into the bout at this point. Rick Martel, Tito Santana vs. Greg Gagne, Jim Brunzell (AWA World Tag team Champions) August 1982, rematch, St. Paul, MN. This one’s even better than the first match! One of my all-time favourite bouts, everything a tag bout should be. After their unsuccessful run at the tag titles, Martel began to get more singles matches and established himself as a contender to the AWA World title quickly. Rick Martel vs. Billy Robinson, Winnipeg, Manitoba. (JIP); Rick Martel vs. Sheik Adnan Al-Kaissie, Winnipeg, Manitoba (JIP); Rick Martel vs. Blackjack Lanza, Winnipeg, Manitoba (JIP). Finally, Martel had established himself as a serious singles competitor. He began to receive matches for the AWA World title in late 1982. Rick Martel vs. Nick Bockwinkel (AWA World Champion), Thanksgiving, November 1982, St. Paul, MN. End Clip. The fans are on the edge of their seats as Martel pushes the Champion to his limits. Rick Martel vs. Nick Bockwinkel (AWA World Champion), March 13th, 1983, St. Paul, MN. Raw Footage with no commentary. Really good match! After not winning the World title, Martel began to re-establish himself in the tag team scene of the AWA. Rick Martel, Greg Gagne and Jim Brunzell vs. Blackjack Lanza, Jesse Ventura and Ken Patera (April 20th, 1983, St. Paul, MN). Super Sunday sees Rick in a hot tag bout with some of the AWA’s biggest names. A rare interview with Rick Martel and Steve O from an AWA Iowa TV taping, regarding challenging Ken Patera and Jerry Blackwell in an upcoming bout. Rick Martel and Steve O vs. Ken Patera and Jerry Blackwell (AWA World tag Champions), TV match, 1983. Martel and O win the first fall but TV time runs out before they can claim the second fall. Rick Martel and Mad Dog Vachon vs. Ken Patera and Jerry Blackwell (AWA World tag Champions), St. Paul, MN, 1983, JIP. Martel and Vachon made for an interesting combination, to say the least. Non-title bout. Despite his further successes as a tag wrestler, Rick went back into the singles scene in the AWA. For some time he was losing a lot of bouts against Mr. Saito, Brad Rheingans and others and appeared to be being jobbed out. But this changed in the latter portion of 1983: Rick Martel vs. David Schultz, St. Paul, MN, 1983, JIP. Interesting pairing. The Fans taunt Schultz with Hulk Hogan chants and Martel takes advantage of the distraction to dominate the end of the bout. Rick Martel vs. Dino Bravo (Canadian International Champion), Quebec, Canada. Introductions and some early action is shown, no finish. Commentary is in French. This was a HUGE bout in Quebec. Edouard Carpentier was brought in to referee, Verne Gagne made the trip up and stood in Martel’s corner, and the crowd is really hot for both guys. I wish I had the whole match. Rare clip. Martel, at this point, was almost back to being the top challenger for the AWA World title again.
VOLUME 2: Late 1983-Mid 1984 Winning, and Defending, the AWA World Title. As 1983 drew to a close, Rick Martel had clearly established himself as a player in the AWA title picture once again. Rick Martel vs. Jim Brunzell, St. Paul, MN, 1983, JIP with French Commentary. Solid scientific encounter with something of a surprise ending. Rick Martel vs. Nick Bockwinkel (AWA World Champion), Winnipeg, September 29th, 1983. Martel once again takes up the title chase. Really good match that the crowd is really into. Martel stayed in the title picture but then a complication arose. Jumbo Tsuruta defeated Nick Bockwinkel for the title in Japan on February 22, 1984. Though the AWA was better than most at allowing scientific challengers, Martel knew it could be sometime before he got his chance again. A 30-second clip of Jumbo winning the title is shown here. Finally, Martel was given an opportunity to earn a match with the champion: Rick Martel vs. Nick Bockwinkel, St. Paul, MN, April 15th, 1984, #1 Contenders match. JIP. I think the entire building was shocked by the result! Rick Martel vs. Jumbo Tsuruta (AWA World Champion), May 13th, 1984, St. Paul, MN, JIP. Martel wins the AWA title in a solid match. Rick Martel is interviewed in the locker room following his AWA title win. Bockwinkel and Heenan show up to issue a challenge. Thus, the title reign of Rick Martel was underway. Rick Martel interview (dubbed over in Japanese, but if you listen you can hear he’s basically just introducing himself to the fans.) Rick Martel (AWA World Champion) vs. The Spoiler. I heard this Spoiler was Frank Morrell. Definitely not Don Jardine! Rick Martel (AWA World Champion) vs. Eddie Gilbert. Eddie is still pretty young, but it’s a good short bout. Rick Martel (AWA World Champion) vs. Jumbo Tsuruta, July 31, 1984, Japan. Jumbo’s rematch, on his home turf. Good bout, and the crowd is really into it. Interview: Nick Bockwinkel, Bobby Heenan and Mr. Saito, talking about an upcoming challenge to the World title by Nick. Rick Martel (AWA World Champion) vs. Nick Bockwinkel, Winnipeg. I think this is from 1985, but I’ve put it here to represent Bock’s rematches after Rick got the title. Rick Martel (AWA World Champion) vs. Jerry Lawler, (Nashville, TN, 1984, JIP). Martel plays the subtle heel role.
VOLUME 3: Rick vs. The International contingent. A Nick Bockwinkel interview regarding an upcoming title shot vs. Martel. Rick Martel (AWA World Champion) vs. Nick Bockwinkel (JIP, Winnipeg): The crowd is really into this one as Rick and Nick have maybe their best bout against each other. Upon turning back the challenge of Nick Bockwinkel (though he would see him again later in his reign), Rick was next allowed to display his versatility as a wrestler, taking on challengers with a variety of gimmicks and styles throughout the AWA. Interviews with Mr. Saito and Nick Bockwinkel on Saito being named the newest number one contender for the AWA title. Pre-match interviews from both Martel and Saito. Rick Martel (AWA World Champion) vs. Mr. Saito (Winnipeg). Some feel this was the best title defence of Martel’s reign as champion. I don’t agree but it is a GREAT match nonetheless. Rick Martel and Jacques Rougeau vs. King Tonga and Richard Charland (Montreal, Quebec, 1985, end clip). Tonga (aka Haku, Meng) and Martel feuded in Montreal as well as the regular AWA. This was one of a series of tag bouts that set up some of their title matches. Rick Martel (AWA World Champion) vs. King Tonga (New Jersey) This is a good match. The Masked Superstar makes an appearance at the beginning of the match in Tonga’s corner. An interview with Martel and Jacques Rougeau from Montreal. Martel comments on the upcoming challenge of Sheik Ali. An interview with Eddie the Brain Creatchman and Sheik Ali about Martel and the World title. Rick Martel (AWA World Champion) vs. Sheik Ali (Quebec, end clip). Wish I would have had more of this one on tape because the last few moments are quite good. Rick Martel (AWA World Champion) vs. Riki Chosu (Japan) This is a weird bout because Martel is thoroughly dominated by Chosu. The fans are really into it. The ending is weird, some sort of draw is declared but I don’t know why. Solid bout. Rick Martel (AWA World Champion) vs. Kamala (St. Paul) Martel against probably the biggest challenger of his title reign. Larry Zbyszko is in Kamala’s corner at the start of the bout. A Rick Martel interview from TSN regarding wrestling around the world, defending the title and who he thinks the top challengers are. Rick Martel (AWA World Champion) vs. Boris Zurkov (Winnipeg) This, believe it or not, was a good feud that I think only ever played Winnipeg. Martel was attacked the month previous by Boris, setting up the first match. There would be more: Rick Martel (AWA World Champion) vs. Boris Zurkov (Rematch, Winnipeg) Mad Dog Vachon comes out in Martel’s corner. Rick Martel (AWA World Champion) vs. Boris Zurkov (CAGE MATCH, Winnipeg) The culmination of their feud sees ex-Montreal Canadiens Enforcer John Ferguson act as a special referee. He is. To say the least, inept. Rick and Boris work hard enough to make this a good, bloody ending to a neat series of bouts. Only in Winnipeg!
JE10: THE BEST OF BADD COMPANY vs. Midnight Rockers; vs. Midnight Rockers (Memphis); vs Midnight Rockers *; vs. Jim Evans, Riki Ataka (DDP debuts as manager); vs. Ricky Rice, Mando Guerrero; Badd Company, Madusa Miceli vs. Topp Gunns, Wendi Richter (SuperClash III); vs. Rock & Roll RPM’s; vs. Ken Patera, Tom Zenk (partial); vs. Mondo & Chavo Guerrero; vs. Olympians *; vs. Tommy Jammer, Derrick Dukes (the split); Paul Diamond vs. Pat Tanaka; plus interviews and more