TAPE 485

Quality: EX (Master Convert)

Length: 1.5 hrs (DVD)

ALL JAPAN TV - 2/21/93 (More EX vq footage from this awesome collection of complete episodes converted from Beta masters.)
MITSUHARU MISAWA, TSUYOSHI KIKUCHI, & SATORU ASAKO VS JUN AKIYAMA, AKIRA TAUE, & YOSHINARI OGAWA, 2/19/93 (Perfect example of what made All Japan so great in '93 - an undercard 6-man that ends up at ****+. Awesome.) Patriot & Eagle vs Steve Williams & Terry Gordy, 2/19/93 (JIP) Toshiaki Kawada & Kenta Kobashi vs Stan Hansen & Rob Van Dam, 2/19/93 (RVD looks so girly here it's hilarious. It looks like he's wearing makeup. Also weird to see Kawada & Kobashi teaming...)
ALL JAPAN TV - 2/28/93 (More of the same as above)
Patriot & Eagle vs Kenta Kobashi & Tsuyoshi Kikuchi, 2/25/93 (JIP) Steve Williams & Terry Gordy vs Dory Funk & Jun Akiyama, 2/25/93 (JIP - Time for a bit of a rant here: Guys like Dory Funk, guys who claim to "respect" the business piss me off. He's like 1000 years old here, nearly completely bald, and out of shape. He's way out of place in the ring and does nothing but expose the business, rather than show any "respect" for it. Retire Dory and let guys that are 35 years younger than you take over!) Stan Hansen & Danny Spivey vs The Blackhearts, 2/25/93 (JIP - As long as I'm ranting: Matches like this make me lose respect for Hansen. This is a total squash to help get Hansen & Spivey over, but Hansen is just totally careless here. He delivers a chairshot to one opponent by basically THROWING it at the back of the guy's head, juicing him hardway THROUGH THE BACK OF HIS MASK. There are several other instances where it's obvious he doesn't care to protect his opponents from injury. Hey Stan, it's a work!) Mitsuharu Misawa & Toshiaki Kawada vs Akira Taue & Masa Fuchi, 2/25/93