TAPE 730

Quality: EX (Master Convert)

Length: 2 hrs (DVD)

RINGS ASTRAL STEP FINAL - 12/7/91 (Not every early RINGS show is a good one, even with Volk Han on the card. This one is highlighted by lots of rule-breaking, slow, tentative matches and just a general lack of action. I've got a master convert so VQ is EX.)
Koichiro Kimura vs Grom Zaza (Horrible match that ends up going nearly 25 minutes. Kimura is from a group called "Submission Arts Wrestling", yet seems to have no clue how to apply, defend against, or escape from, submissions. Go figure.) Nobuaki Kakuta vs Herman Renting (Renting breaks the rules over and over in this match, including DRILLING Kakuta with a vicious punch to the face.) Chris Dolman vs Tiger Levani (What a surprise, a crappy Dolman match...) Dick Vrij vs Willie Peeters Military Self-Defense Demonstration (Nowhere near as cool as Volk Han's submission demo) Mitsuya Nagai vs Gerard Gourdeau Hans Nyman vs Masaaki Satake Volk Han vs Akira Maeda (Han's RINGS debut; it's clear already that he'll be a star.)