TAPE 614

Quality: EX (Master Convert)

Length: 110 min (DVD)

ALL JAPAN WOMEN'S CLASSICS #5 (In 2003, AJW made the long-clamored for debut of their classics program and shows like this one were the result - incredible footage, released in full for the first time now being made available. I've got a master convert so VQ is EX.)
DEVIL MASAMI VS CHIGUSA NAGAYO, 8/22/85 (This is the undercard match of the more famous Yokota/Asuka match shown on the episode of AJW Classics below. But this match is even better. Simply an incredible match that goes nearly 40 minutes and has it all - some UWF-style work to start with, brutal stiffness later on - including legit punches to the face - highspots, and insane crowd heat. The only thing missing is a decent finish. This is a great, great match that no fan of wrestling should be without. ****1/2)
ALL JAPAN WOMEN'S CLASSICS #6 (The follow-up episode to the above, featuring more incredible footage released for the first time. I've got a master so VQ is EX.)
JAGUAR YOKOTA VS LIONESS ASUKA, 8/22/85 (For years, this match stood as a sort of "Holy Grail" among wrestling fans. Long-pimped as one of the greatest matches of all-time, it was only seen in full - until now - by those in attendance as the TV version only showed 7 minutes of action . It's perhaps not surprising then that the match doesn't quite live up to those expectations. Don't get me wrong, this is a terrific match, but it's not a ***** classic and, in fact, isn't even the best match of the night, let alone the year. Still, worth having for its "legendary" status.)