TAPE 324

Quality: EX (Master Convert)

Length: 1.75 hrs (DVD)

ALL JAPAN CHAMPION'S CARNIVAL 2000 (A good, yet disappointing, tape from All Japan. While several excellent matches are included, the inclusion of some - like Smith vs Honda - are a mystery, as is the exclusion of the incredibly brutal Vader vs Misawa match that may have ended Vader's career. The finals are terrific, though, showing that Omori has fully arrived as a star. I've got a master convert of this, so quality is perfect!)
Johnny Smith vs Tamon Honda, 3/24/00 (JIP) Takao Omori vs Jun Akiyama, 3/26/00 (the infamous "7-second" win) Steve Williams vs Akira Taue, 3/26/00 MITSUHARA MISAWA VS TOSHIAKI KAWADA, 3/31/00 (Not your normal 30-min match from these two, but a terrific 15-minute sprint instead.Great match!) Kenta Kobashi vs Johnny Smith, 4/8/00 (JIP - Holy cow! Kobashi gets a submission victory!) Takao Omori vs Steve Williams, 4/9/00 Kenta Kobashi vs Mitsuhara Misawa, 4/11/00 (I'm betting this is actually a **** match, but they only show 8:00 of 26:00, so I can't tell. This is the first singles win of Kobashi over Misawa ever released on video.) KENTA KOBASHI VS TAKAO OMORI, 4/15/00 (Terrific match, with Kobashi getting his first Carny victory with an *INCREDIBLE* lariat that just about rips Omori's head off.)