TAPE 181

Quality: EX (1st Gen Convert)

Length: 3.5 hrs (2 DVD)

NEW JAPAN VS UWFI TOKYO DOME - 1/4/96 (FANTASTIC SHOW! Several terrific matches on here, highlighted by the incredible Vader/Inoki match and the historic Takada/Mutoh match. I've got a 1st gen convert, so quality is EX.)
Hiromitsu Kanehara, Kazushi Sakuraba, & Kenichi Yamamoto vs Shinjiro Ohtani, Tokimitsu Ishizawa, & Yuji Nagata Jushin Liger vs Koji Kanemoto (***1/2 - Liger wins the IWGP jr title in a spotty match that still manages to be fun) Yoji Anjoh vs Hiromichi Fuyuki (This match is a disgrace. Anjoh basically gets triple-teamed the whole match, in front of the ref who does nothing, and then Fuyuki wraps Anjoh's whole head with duct tape. Yuck.) Masahito Kakihara vs Riki Choshu (This would be the "I'm not going to allow Kakihara to even sniff the possibility of looking decent" match) Nobuhiko Takada vs Keiji Mutoh (***1/2 - It's a shame that Mutoh didn't feel like working hard in this or their other match. There's no question both should've been ****1/2 classics. Takada wins IWGP heavyweight title) Hiroshi Tenzan vs Satoshi Kojima Masa Chono vs Shiro Koshinaka Shinnya Hashimoto vs Kazuo Yamazaki (Good match!) Hiro Hase vs Kensuke Sasaki VADER VS ANTONIO INOKI (GREAT match! Vader opens up a jumbo-sized can on Inoki and just beats the snot out of him, including maybe the greatest German Suplex ever. Give Inoki credit - he takes an incredible beating here.)