TAPE 811

Quality: EX (Master Convert)

Length: 2.25 hrs (DVD)

RINGS CAPTURED - 7/20/98 (Another excellent show from 1998, also with several shoots mixed in. Good stuff. I've got a conversion of a VHS master, so VQ is EX).
Recap of Akira Maeda/Yoshihisa Yamamoto matches Gilbert Yvel vs Orjal Bekov (Legit shoot - remember how good Yvel looked in RINGS?) Christoper Haseman vs Borislav Jeliazkov (Legit shoot) Joop Kasteel vs Paul Varelans (Legit shoot) Hiromitsu Kanehara vs Dick Vrij Volk Han vs Kenichi Yamamoto Kiyoshi Tamura vs Wataru Sakata Tsuyoshi Kohsaka vs Bitsadze Tariel (Tariel defends his RINGS title in this ultra-stiff match) Introduction of shoot-style legends (includes Antonio Inoki, Yoshiaki Fujiwara, Nobuhiko Takada, Kazuo Yamazaki, and others) AKIRA MAEDA VS YOSHIHISA YAMAMOTO (Incredible match that goes the distance with both guys just blasting the crap out of each other throughout. It's amazing to me that they could take this much punishment, quite frankly. Easily one of the best matches in RINGS history - ****1/2 for sure, and right up there with the stiffest matches ever.)