TAPE 639

Quality: EX (1st Gen Convert)

Length: 1 hr (DVD)

ANTONIO INOKI/HULK HOGAN IWGP COMM (This is a rare commercial tape featuring the two Hogan vs Inoki IWGP finals matches. Fun to see Hogan in this environment where he's working hard and doing things you didn't see in his 8-minute title defenses. I've got a 1st gen convert so VQ is EX.)
Hulk Hogan vs Antonio Inoki, 6/2/83 (IWGP Final - Controversial match that some say is a bit of a shoot with the wrong guy winning. I've said that opinion in the past, don't know if I still believe it. Either way, terrific match.) Hulk Hogan vs Antonio Inoki, 6/14/84 (IWGP Final - Another terrific match in front of a RABID crowd. Bit of a schmozz finish with two restarts and then interference from Riki Choshu on behalf of Inoki. Since when does Inoki need outside interference to win a match!?! After the match, Inoki challenges Hogan for an IWGP title vs WWF title match IN ENGLISH. Fun stuff!)