TAPE 990

Quality: VG/EX

Length: 3 hrs (DVD)

NOAH GREAT VOYAGE - 12/23/00 (TV version of NOAH's first really big show. Good show that tries real hard to be on the level of a big All Japan show. Quality is VG/EX, almost EX.)
Takeshi Morishima, Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Kentaro Shiga vs Takashi Rikio, Masao Inoue & Takashi Sugiura Hiromichi Fuyuki & Tetsuhiro Kuroda vs Tamon Honda & Naomichi Marafuji (Marafuji does an Asai Moonsault off the top rope OVER THE GUARD RAIL - very impressive. Fuyuki & Kuroda win the WEW tag titles) Akitoshi Saito & Masashi Aoyagi vs Daisuke Ikeda & Yoshinari Ogawa Yoshihiro Takayama vs Akira Taue Shinya Hashimoto vs Takao Omori Mitsuharu Misawa vs Vader (Misawa takes a release German Suplex - a la Vader vs Inoki - only Misawa LANDS ON HIS HEAD. Unbelievable bump.) Kenta Kobashi vs Jun Akiyama (NOAH seeks to reproduce the feel of Triple Crown matches by having this one go long - 40+ minutes. Akiyama takes a ton of huge bumps throughout - amazing he can even walk. Kobashi then nails the rarely-seen Burning Hammer.)