TAPE 1418

Quality: EX (*MASTER*)

Length: 2 hrs (DVD)

ALL JAPAN G+ CLASSICS 43 (More from this awesome AJ show featuring complete classic matches from their archives. I've got a DVD master so VQ is EX.)
Terry Funk & Dick Slater vs Jerry Lawler & Don Diamond, 2/20/82 (The All Japan guys are touring the US, so they tape a house show in St. Petersburg, FL. The matches from 2/20/82 are all from Florida. Here we get Terry Funk and his imitator/doppelganger team up!) Giant Baba vs Iron Mike Sharpe, 2/20/82 (Sharpe does his best but Baba looks awful and the crowd lets them know.) Bruiser Brody & Stan Hansen vs Jumbo Tsuruta & Genichiro Tenryu, 2/20/82 (Amazing - this is basically a one-sided squash. I'm stunned the match went this way given that it was being taped to show back in Japan.) Ric Flair vs Mike Graham, 2/20/82 (Graham gets an NWA title shot and ends up getting disqualified for not breaking a submission.) Jumbo Tsuruta & Genichiro Tenryu vs Ricky Harris & The Mongolian Stomper, 2/28/82 (Harris is better as Black Bart. The All Japan tour continues in Atlanta, GA and they tape another house show. Tenryu takes a nasty bump in this one, landing with his leg on the ringside barrier when tossed from the ring. These matches are from one part of a giant NWA world tag tournament being held in 1982. They planned tournaments in a bunch of cities with all the winners to meet in a tournament for the titles. It fizzled but these matches are from the Atlanta portion.) Jumbo Tsuruta & Genichiro Tenryu vs Ron Fuller & Leroy Brown, 2/28/82 Jumbo Tsuruta & Genichiro Tenryu vs Stan Hansen & Ole Anderson, 2/28/82 (Tsuruta & Tenryu get squashed again, this time in less than 4 minutes!) Jack & Jerry Brisco vs Stan Hansen & Ole Anderson, 2/28/82 Giant Baba vs Terry Gordy, 2/28/82