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)