TAPE 820

Quality: EX (Master Convert)

Length: 2.5 hrs (DVD)

NWA BATTLE OF THE BELTS II - 2/14/86 (Follow-up to the first Battle of the Belts. This one's another excellent show with the main event being a MOTY candidate. I've got a conversion of a VHS master, so VQ is EX.)
Tyree Pride vs Ron Slinker Kendall Windham vs Prince Iaukea Keiji Mutoh vs Denny Brown (Mutoh is introduced as "the White Ninja". Excellent match that sees Mutoh hitting his trademark handspring elbow and moonsault years before he'd make them famous in the US in matches against Sting in 1989.) Lex Luger vs Jesse Barr (The mega-push for Luger at the start of his career continues as he scores a nearly-clean win over Barr, winning the Southern title for the second time in just four months as a pro.) Bruiser Brody vs Wahoo McDaniel (Wild, stiff brawl between two grizzled, old veterans) Road Warriors & Blackjack Mulligan vs Kevin Sullivan, Bob Roop & Purple Haze (Wild brawl sees all six men involved throughout, a set of steps thrown into the ring, numerous chairshots, all kinds of fun stuff. Not a great match, but a good one, in front of a wildly appreciative crowd.) RIC FLAIR VS BARRY WINDHAM (Great match that goes 45 minutes. Quite possibly the Match of the Year for 1986, at least in the US. ****1/2.)