TAPE 846

Quality: EX

Length: 1.75 hrs (DVD)

RINGS RISE 1ST - 3/22/99 (First show from the post-Maeda RINGS era and it's a decent one. Quality on this is EX.)
Christopher Haseman vs Yasuhito Namekawa Wataru Sakata vs Borislav Jeliazkov Dave De Veen vs Masayuki Naruse Yoshihisa Yamamoto vs Valentin Overeem Randy Couture vs Mikhail Ilioukhine (Controversial fight as they do a Pride-style restart in the center of the ring and Ilioukhine cinches on a kimura causing Couture to tap. Couture would claim that the kimura was locked in DURING the restart, giving an unfair advantage to Ilioukhine. Ilioukhine would say he got the kimura immediately after the restart and that Couture just wasn't ready. Who's right? I dunno.) Kiyoshi Tamura vs Hiromitsu Kanehara (Excellent match)