TAPE 854

Quality: EX (Master Convert)

Length: 2 hrs (DVD)

RINGS MAELSTROM 4TH - 6/29/96 (Fantastic show full of action that also features Kiyoshi Tamura's RINGS debut. Definitely a must-own! I've got a VHS master convert so VQ is EX.)
Willie Peeters vs Wataru Sakata (Dirty fight that sees Sakata break late and tweak Peeters leg on a rope escape so Peeters retaliates with a headbutt and closed fists to the head and groin shots) Masayuki Naruse vs Todor Todorov (Excellent match - ***1/2) Dennis Raven vs Bitsadze Ameran (Incredible spinning high back kick KO!) Kiyoshi Tamura vs Dick Vrij (Tamura's RINGS debut) Tsuyoshi Kohsaka vs Jacob Hamilton Volk Han vs Mitsuya Nagai (good match - *** or so) Yoshihisa Yamamaoto vs Maurice Smith (Legit shoot that goes 30 full minutes; Yamamoto repeatedly breaks late throughout the fight, pissing Smith off. He definitely should have gotten a yellow card or two after awhile...)