TAPE 886

Quality: EX (1st Gen Convert)

Length: 2.5 hrs (2 DVD)

NWA CAP CENTRE - 3/18/89 (Famous house show from Landover. This is raw footage, recorded off the closed circuit feed in the arena. The first couple minutes feature radio audio instead of the arena. Not a great show but the main event is a keeper. Mine looks to be a conversion of a 1st gen convert so quality is EX.)
Eddie Gilbert vs Bob Bradley Dick Murdoch vs Butch Reed (Late 80s-era NWA is often criticized as being overbooked and using too many ref bumps. This match is a perfect example. Here we've got the second match on the card, booked for a 15-min draw, and they add in a ref bump. WTF? What purpose does that serve in a match this low on the card?) Michael Hayes vs Joey Maggs (Local boy Maggs gets a nice DQ win) Sting vs Kendall Windham Rick Steiner vs Kevin Sullivan Lex Luger vs Barry Windham (More bad booking - Windham dominates pretty much the entire match before Luger gets a flash pin. WTF? Isn't he supposed to be a strong babyface in this match?!) Road Warriors vs Steve Williams & Mike Rotundo RIC FLAIR VS RICKY STEAMBOAT (Dave Meltzer called this a ****** - yes, 6 star - match. It isn't that good, but it is great. It's neat to see how long and hard these two guys work on a regular, untelevised house show. Even more incredible is that they had worked a 40-minute match earlier in the day against each other in Philly!)