TAPE 203

Quality: EX

Length: 7.75 hrs (4 DVD)

TABE'S BEST OF NOBUHIKO TAKADA VOL 1: THE RIVALRIES (People who know me know that I've been a huge Nobuhiko Takada mark for quite some time now. I get asked all the time "Tabe, when you gonna do a Takada comp?" Well, the answer is NOW. I've been tracking down quality footage for quite awhile and am finally able to unleash the first in what will be a series of compilations chronicling the career or Nobuhiko Takada. For this first volume, I've chosen to a "theme" tape highlighting Takada's 5 most memorable rivalries. I defined a rivalry as an opponent that Takada feuded with in at least 3 singles match. And the 5 top feuds that I came up with that fit that definition were his feuds with: Vader, Shiro Koshinaka, Gary Albright, Kazuo Yamazaki, and Akira Maeda. Source footage on all of this is master or 1st gen convert so quality is EX! A must-have for shoot-style fans or anyone who wants an intro to the style!)
NOBUHIKO TAKADA VS VADER, UWFI, 12/5/93 (Historic match as Vader, the WCW champ, takes on Takada, the UWFI champ. Part of a huge outdoor show that drew over 40,000 people. UWFI does it up right, too - playing the whole thing like a heavyweight boxing title fight from days gone by. Lots of pomp and circumstance, etc. Great stuff.) NOBUHIKO TAKADA VS VADER, UWFI, 8/18/94 (Vader wins UWFI title) NOBUHIKO TAKADA VS VADER, UWFI, 4/20/95 NOBUHIKO TAKADA VS SHIRO KOSHINAKA, New Japan, 8/5/86 (clipped) NOBUHIKO TAKADA VS SHIRO KOSHINAKA, New Japan, 9/19/86 (JIP - Koshinaka wins IWGP jr title) NOBUHIKO TAKADA VS SHIRO KOSHINAKA, New Japan, 2/5/87 Nobuhiko Takada vs Shiro Koshinaka, UWFI, 3/1/96 Nobuhiko Takada vs Gary Albright, UWFI, 5/8/92 Nobuhiko Takada vs Gary Albright, UWFI, 9/21/92 NOBUHIKO TAKADA VS GARY ALBRIGHT, UWFI, 6/10/94 Nobuhiko Takada vs Gary Albright, UWFI, 11/30/94 Nobuhiko Takada vs Kazuo Yamazaki, New Japan, 8/17/86 (***3/4) Nobuhiko Takada vs Kazuo Yamazaki, New Japan, 8/20/87 Nobuhiko Takada vs Kazuo Yamazaki, UWF, 2/9/90 Nobuhiko Takada vs Kazuo Yamazaki, UWFI, 10/6/91 (***3/4 - great match to re-introduce fans to the Takada/Yamazaki rivalry, now carried over to UWFI) Nobuhiko Takada vs Kazuo Yamazaki, UWFI, 4/10/93 Nobuhiko Takada vs Kazuo Yamazaki, UWFI, 4/3/94 Nobuhiko Takada vs Kazuo Yamazaki, UWFI, 2/18/95 Nobuhiko Takada vs Akira Maeda, UWF, 7/17/85 Nobuhiko Takada vs Akira Maeda, UWF, 8/29/85 NOBUHIKO TAKADA VS AKIRA MAEDA, UWF, 6/11/88 NOBUHIKO TAKADA VS AKIRA MAEDA, UWF, 11/10/88 (Fabulous match in front of a molten-hot crowd. Takada scores the big upset in the best shoot-style match of the decade.) NOBUHIKO TAKADA VS AKIRA MAEDA, UWF, 1/10/89 Nobuhiko Takada vs Akira Maeda, UWF, 6/14/89 Nobuhiko Takada vs Akira Maeda, UWF, 1/16/90 Nobuhiko Takada vs Akira Maeda, UWF, 6/21/90 Nobuhiko Takada vs Akira Maeda, UWF, 9/13/90