TAPE 316

Quality: EX (1st Gen Convert)

Length: 2 hrs (DVD)

ALL JAPAN OCTOBER GIANT SERIES '99 (Not quite as great as some other All Japan tapes, this is still one fabulous tape, highlighted by a couple of title changes. I've got a 1st gen convert so quality is EX)
Mitsuhara Misawa vs Vader, 10/30/99 (Vader wins the Triple Crown and injures Misawa with a powerbomb - though, to be honest, the powerbomb doesn't look all that bad) Kenta Kobashi, Jun Akiyama & Kentaro Shiga vs Yoshihiro Takayama, Takao Omori & Masa Fuchi, 10/9/99 (clipped) Kenta Kobashi, Jun Akiyama & Yoshinobu Kanemaru vs Mitsuhara Misawa, Yoshinari Ogawa & Naomichi Marufuji, 10/16/99 KENTA KOBASHI & JUN AKIYAMA VS MITSUHARA MISAWA & YOSHINARI OGAWA, 10/23/99 (Kobashi, for only the 2nd time, hits the "Burning Hammer" and legit injures Misawa with a nasty, nasty bump. Kobashi & Akiyama win the double tag titles) KENTA KOBASHI & JUN AKIYAMA VS YOSHIHIRO TAKAYAMA & TAKAO OMORI, 10/30/99 (Incredible crowd heat for this one as they feed off Kobashi as he "goes nuts", throwing the ref down, refusing to break in the corner, etc. Terrific match) Tamon Honda & Masao Inoue vs Johnny Smith & Manukea Mossman, 10/25/99 (JIP - Honda & Inoue win All Asia tag title tourney final)