TAPE 833

Quality: EX (Master Convert)

Length: 2 hrs (DVD)

RINGS FIGHTING EXTENSION VOL 1 - 3/28/97 (Somewhat disappointing show as they build to a main event that doesn't deliver. No Volk Han either. I've got a conversion of a VHS master, so VQ is EX.)
Minoru Tanaka vs Todor Todorov (Todorov dominates the fight without gaining much ground, then - POW! - Tanaka turns his lights out with a tremendous high kick) Willie Peeters vs Christopher Haseman Bitsadze Tariel vs Tsuyoshi Kohsaka (Another of those "one guy dominates, then the other guy gets a flash submission"-type matches that I detest. Especially when the guy being submitted basically doesn't even try to resist - after resisting throughout the match prior to the finish.) Tsuyoshi Kohsaka teaches the Achilles tendon pull Hans Nyman vs Yoshihisa Yamamoto Akira Maeda vs Kiyoshi Tamura (They do a great job building this up, showing clips of their match from 10/25/89 in the UWF where Maeda shot on Tamura and injured him, etc, resulting in a super-heated crowd dying for a classic. Instead they got an abbreviated match that only goes 8 minutes. BOOOOO.)