TAPE 1278

Quality: EX (Master Convert)

Length: 110 min (DVD)

ALL JAPAN CLASSICS #5 (5th episode of the Samurai Classics show. I've got a master convert so VQ is EX.)
Giant Baba & Jumbo Tsuruta vs Bob Backlund & Bob Roop, 7/25/74 (2/3 Falls - Backlund & Baba are so horrible in this match, it's just unreal. Backlund can't be bothered to be a heel AT ALL and Baba's offense consists of one snapmare after another, followed with some horrible resthold. Roop vs Jumbo would've been awesome. Oh yeah, for good measure, Backlund drops Jumbo right on his head during a double-underhook suplex.) Jack Brisco vs Jumbo Tsuruta, 1/30/74 (2/3 Falls - ***1/2 match for the NWA world title)
ALL JAPAN CLASSICS #6 (More of the same as above)
Tony Parisi & King Curtis vs Thunder Sugiyama & Hiro Matsuda, 4/28/73 (2/3 Falls) Mil Mascaras vs The Destroyer, 7/25/74 (2/3 Falls - Surprisingly, this is actually pretty good, despite Mil's presence. They do a BS finish where Mascaras can't continue after being hit in the groin. BOOO.)