TAPE 790

Quality: EX (Master Convert)

Length: 2 hrs (DVD)

KINGDOM BIRTH TOUR - 12/2 & 12/8/97 (Fantastic comm. tape covering a pair of shows from late in the life of Kingdom.)
KAZUSHI SAKURABA VS HIROMITSU KANEHARA, 12/2/97 (I forget where, either on his radio show or on the Wrestling Classics message board, but somewhere Dave Meltzer was asked what the stiffest match he'd ever seen was. This match was the one he said - and he's right. There's an exchange in the middle that's just full-on boxing, really, really stiff. Sakuraba takes an incredible kick to the kick head as well. And, oh yeah, it's a fantastic match as well. Great stuff.) Kazushi Sakuraba vs Hiromitsu Kanehara, 12/8/97 (The rematch! This one is also well on its way to being as stiff and great as the previous match when Sakuraba gets KO'ed in a way that looks like it might just be legit. Too bad!) Yoji Anjoh vs Kenichi Yamamoto, 12/2/97 Kenichi Yamamoto vs Patrick Smith, 12/8/97 Yoshihiro Takayama vs Daijiro Matsui, 12/2/97 Yoshihiro Takayama vs Masahito Kakihara, 12/8/97 Patrick Smith vs Naoki Sano, 12/2/97 Billy Scott vs Masao Orihara, 12/2/97 Masahito Kakihara vs ???, 12/2/97 Billy Scott vs ???, 12/8/97 (JIP - Last min show - same guy as the above Kakihara match)