TAPE 727

Quality: EX

Length: 1 hr (DVD)

ALL JAPAN RARITIES (Here we have a couple super-rare matches from All Japan. It's incredible that this stuff even exists and is still turning up more than 25 years later. A definite must-have for the collector.)
Harley Race vs Jumbo Tsuruta, 1/20/78 (2/3 Falls; both the first and second fall are JIP, while the third fall is complete. About 30 minutes of a 60-minute draw are shown. This is actually from All Japan TV and is basically perfect quality. Incredible. The match itself is very good with each guy scoring a clean fall before they go the distance.) Ric Flair vs Terry Funk, 10/7/81 (2/3 Falls, entire match is shown; this is actually a handheld and is maybe the earliest Ric Flair title defense available on video. Incredible that such a find would turn up after all these years. Unfortunately, the match is not great with Flair scoring a nice submission win in first fall after about 18 minutes, then doing a submission job in the second after like 2 minutes, then a horrible double-countout finish for the 3rd fall 2 minutes later. Still, this is a pretty good match and a definite treat to see Flair this early in his NWA reign.)