TAPE 915

Quality: EX (Master Convert)

Length: 2.6 hrs (DVD)

RINGS MEGA BATTLE '97 FINALS - 1/21/98 (Highlighted by a fabulous main event, this is a pretty solid show to wrap up the annual RINGS tourney. I've got a VHS master convert so VQ is EX.)
Wataru Sakata vs Herman Renting (Legit shoot - Renting fouls Sakata a couple times, including trying to gouge his eyes while being choked out. After the match, Sakata is still pissed, so he flips off Renting.) Masayuki Naruse vs Dominique Deligny (Legit shoot) Tsuyoshi Kohsaka vs Sione Latu (Legit Shoot) Bitsadze Tariel vs Hans Nyman Recap of Mega Battle Tournament Volk Han vs Akira Maeda (3rd Place - Han must still be hurting from his previous match so they go to the finish very quickly here) KIYOSHI TAMURA VS MIKHAIL ILIOUKHINE (Finals - Great match. Ilioukhine gets a once-in-a-lifetime shot here and makes the most of it. Tamura also rises to the occasion and the two put on a tremendous show. ****1/4, at least.)