TAPE 843

Quality: EX (Master Convert)

Length: 2 hrs (DVD)

RINGS MEGA BATTLE '98 BLOCK B - 11/20/98 (More of the retarded team format that again limits the quality of the show, unfortunately. Still, this is better than block A, with some really good action. I've got a VHS master convert, so VQ is EX.)
Yasuhito Namekawa vs Lee Hasdell (20-min draw that isn't terrible, isn't great) Bitsadze Tariel vs Daniel Higgins (Tariel wins in 22-sec - by submission!) Bitsadze Tariel vs Troy Ittensohn (This time 42 seconds - by KO) Bitsadze Tariel vs Christopher Haseman Bitsadze Ameran vs Christopher Haseman Hiromitsu Kanehara vs Dave Von De Veen (For this fight, they allow striking on the ground, which really helps keep things moving.) Masayuki Naruse vs Vladimir Klementiev Masayuki Naruse vs Andrei Kopylev Kiyoshi Tamura vs Andrei Kopylev (Would love to see this as a stand-alone fight instead of compressed 2-point format they used here. Kopylev gets screwed with a point loss on a knockdown that wasn't and ends up losing) Kiyoshi Tamura vs Nikolai Zouev TSUYOSHI KOHSAKA VS NIKOLAI ZOUEV (Here the 2-point format almost helps as it puts quite a bit of drama into the match. Great match with excellent work from both guys.)