TAPE 343

Quality: EX (1st Gen Convert)

Length: 1.75 hrs (DVD)

ALL JAPAN NEW YEAR'S GIANT SERIES '97 (Great tape that highlights the January tour of All Japan. You get a real nice tag title match, Jun Akiyama's first major singles win, Hiro Hase's AJ debut, and the incredible classic Misawa/Kobashi match. I've got a 1st gen convert so quality is EX)
Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue vs Steve Williams & Gary Albright, 1/17/97 (Kawada & Taue win Double Tag Titles) KENTA KOBASHI VS MITSUHARA MISAWA, 1/20/97 (****3/4 - Absolutely outstanding match that is a true classic. Easily one of the best matches you'll ever see.) Hiro Hase vs Kentaro Shiga, 1/2/97 (Hase's AJ debut) Jun Akiyama vs Akira Taue, 1/20/97 (Akiyama scores the win in under 5 minutes, his first big singles AJ win and a huge upset!)