Quality: EX (*MASTER*)

Length: 4+ hrs (2 DVD)

PRIDE SHOCKWAVE - 12/31/04 (Pride's annual HUGE New Year's Eve show. This one doesn't fail to deliver either, with several excellent matches and lots of big names and fun to be had. This is the 2-disc commercial DVD version of the show, with all commentary in English. I've got a master, so VQ is EX.)
Ikuhisa Minowa vs Stefan Leko Giant Silva vs Choi Mu Bae Yoji Anjoh vs Ryan Gracie (Wild moment when Ryan Gracie gets ticked off at the referee for being repositioned and actually takes a swing at him! How he wasn't DQ'ed I'll never know.) Ryo Chonan vs Anderson Silva (Incredible finish that sees Chonan hit a once-in-a-lifetime submission sequence. Awesome!) Rulon Gardner vs Hidehiko Yoshida (Gardner, a wrestling gold medalist at the 2000 Olympics, makes his MMA debut here. He looks halfway decent, but not in anywhere near the physical condition I was expecting.) Mirko Filipovic vs Kevin Randleman (Cro Cop gets his revenge for Randleman's fluke KO of him during the Heavyweight GP by choking out Randleman in just 41 seconds. I'm sorry, but even with his KO of Cro Cop, Randleman sucks.) Yuki Kondo vs Dan Henderson (Pretty questionable decision in this one...) Takanori Gomi vs Jens Pulver (Pulver, a UFC veteran, comes into Pride with all kinds of people praising him, etc. And then he goes out and gets punked in his debut. Even after his loss, the announcers are still praising him as if he won!) VANDERLEI SILVA VS MARK HUNT (Huge upset as Hunt hands Silva his first defeat in Pride. This is total crap - Silva won the fight. Hunt even had a yellow card go against his score. After the fight, even Hunt doesn't think he won. Just total BS.) Fedor Emelianenko vs Antonio Nogueira (Fedor once again asserts his dominance witha another convincing victory over the #2 fighter in the world. As a result, Fedor wins the Heavyweight GP title and unifies the Pride Heavyweight and Pride Interim Heavyweight titles.) Makoto Takimoto vs Sentoryu (There's a reason this fight was left off the PPV - it sucks!)