TAPE 285

Quality: EX (1st Gen Convert)

Length: 4.5 hrs (2 DVD)

ALL JAPAN TOKYO DOME - 5/2/99 (Terrific show by All Japan featuring several very good or better matches. I've got a 1st gen convert so quality is EX!)
Mitsuhara Misawa vs Vader (Misawa wins Triple Crown) Giant Baba Memorial w/Destroyer, Gene Kiniski, & Bruno Sammartino (Very cool memorial as they introduce the guys like a tag match with Baba as Bruno's partner. The ring announcer's voice audibly cracks as he intro's Baba. Then each guy says a few words.) Tiger Mask IV, Great Sasuke, & Hayabusa vs Masahito Kakihara, Manukea Mossman, & Yoshinari Ogawa (Terrific 30-min draw - ***1/2!) Jun Izumida, Haruka Eigen, & Kamala II vs Masao Inoue, Mitsuo Momota & Rusher Kimura (Why the hell does AJ keep these fossils around?) Mokoto Hashi & Gran Naniwa vs ??? & ??? Kenta Kobashi, Jun Akiyama, & Hakushi vs Road Warriors & Johnny Ace (Yes, Shinzaki is doing his Hakushi gimmick; good match) TOSHIAKI KAWADA VS HIRO HASE (It's too bad Hase only wrestles about 5 matches a year - this guy is still one of the best wrestlers in the world.) Yoshihiro Takayama, Takao Omori & Gary Albright vs Steve Williams, Stan Hansen & Akira Taue Gedo, Yukehiro Kanemura, & Koji Nakagawa vs Tamon Honda, Johnny Smith & Masa Fuchi Yoshinobu Kanemoto & Kentaro Shiga vs Takeshi Maurismo & Sambo Asako