TAPE 989

Quality: EX (1st Gen Convert)

Length: 2.6 hrs (DVD)

ALL JAPAN EXCITE SERIES 2000 (Excellent comm. tape from the last days before the NOAH split. Good to see the full roster of stars together. I've got a 1st gen convert so VQ is EX)
Vader & Steve Williams vs Yoshihiro Takayama & Takao Omori, 2/12/00 (Takayama & Omori - the Triple Crown tag champs a year earlier - get squashed here. Wow.) Kenta Kobashi vs Steve Williams, 2/17/00 (Disappointing match with no flow whatsoever) Vader vs Toshiaki Kawada, 2/17/00 (Kawada's return from injury - he uses Vader's forearm punches!) Vader & Steve Williams vs Kenta Kobashi & Jun Akiyama, 2/20/00 (Vader & Williams win the Double tag titles) MITSUHARU MISAWA VS JUN AKIYAMA, 2/27/00 (Outstanding match that's Akiyama's first win over Misawa) Vader vs Kenta Kobashi, 2/27/00 (Kobashi wins the Triple Crown to become the last pre-split champ)