TAPE 913

Quality: EX (Master Convert)

Length: 2 hrs (DVD)

RINGS MEGA BATTLE '97 2ND ROUND - 11/20/97 (Another good show from the annual RINGS tourney. Nothing spectacular but good stuff anyway. I've got a VHS master convert so VQ is EX.)
Gilbert Yvel vs Lev Barkala (Yvel constantly grabs the ropes and hides to get restarts, eventually frustrating Barkala to the point where he smacks Yvel while Yvel is talking to the ref! Yes, this is a legit shoot.) Muhammad Yone vs Masayuki Naruse Tsuyoshi Kohsaka vs Mikhail Ilioukhine (***1/2 - lots of great grappling in this one) Akira Maeda vs Mitsuya Nagai (Weird match - Nagai thoroughly dominates, pounding on Maeda throughout; Maeda gets the win anyway then, after the match, there's a heated disagreement about something so Maeda smacks Nagai!) Volk Han vs Dick Vrij (Good match - Han gets pounded) Kiyoshi Tamura vs Joop Kasteel