TAPE 1681

Quality: EX (*MASTER*)

Length:8.5 hr (3 DVD)

NEW JAPAN STAN HANSEN UNSINKABLE SHIP (This is an incredible career retrospective of Stan Hansen covering his amazing career in New Japan. Tons of historic matches shown AND you get a shoot interview conducted with Hansen at his home in Colorado. AWESOME! This is a must-have for any fan of pro wrestling. Seriously. I've got a master, VQ is EX.)
Shoot interview with Stan Hansen at his home in Grand Junction, CO (this is mixed in throughout the whole set) Stan Hansen vs Antonio Inoki, 1/7/77 (Clipped) Stan Hansen vs Antonio Inoki, 1/14/77 (JIP - filmed off of a TV) Stan Hansen vs Antonio Inoki, 2/2/77 (JIP) Stan Hansen vs Antonio Inoki, 9/2/77 (JIP - there's a hilarious blown ref bump in this one) Stan Hansen & The Hangman vs Seiji Sakaguchi & Strong Kobayashi, 9/22/77 (Clips) Stan Hansen & The Hangman vs Seiji Sakaguchi & Strong Kobayashi, 9/29/77 (Clips) Stan Hansen vs Antonio Inoki, 10/4/77 (Clip - Blackjack Mulligan attacks Inoki so Hansen attacks Mulligan) Stan Hansen & The Hangman vs Riki Choshu & Seiji Sakaguchi, 10/5/77 Stan Hansen vs Umanosuke Ueda, 4/27/79 (Clips - Hansen has Freddie Blassie as his manager!) Stan Hansen vs Andre the Giant, 5/18/79 (JIP) Stan Hansen vs Antonio Inoki, 6/7/79 (JIP - MSG Series Finals) Stan Hansen, Rocky Johnson & Bad News Allen vs Antonio Inoki, Kengo Kimura & Riki Choshu, 1/4/80 (Clips) Stan Hansen & Steve Keirn vs Antonio Inoki & Tatsumi Fujinami, 1/25/80 (Clips) Stan Hansen & Bad News Allen vs Antonio Inoki & Riki Choshu, 2/1/80 (JIP) Stan Hansen & Rocky Johnson vs Antonio Inoki & Strong Kobayashi, 2/5/80 (Finish only) Stan Hansen vs Antonio Inoki, 2/8/80 (Hansen wins NWF title - clipped) Stan Hansen vs Dusty Rhodes, 5/16/80 (Clips) Stan Hansen & Dusty Rhodes vs Bob Backlun & Tatsumi Fujinami, 5/23/80 (Hansen & Rhodes argue, then fight; HULK HOGAN runs in and then ANDRE THE GIANT - wearing a man bun - also runs in!) Stan Hansen vs Andre the Giant, 6/5/80 (Hulk Hogan attacks Andre) Stan Hansen vs Antonio Inoki, 6/5/80 (Clips - MSG Finals - Hansen & Hogan put a lasso on Inoki, Dusty Rhodes runs in for the save) Stan Hansen vs Seiji Sakaguchi, 8/22/80 (JIP - Sakaguchi takes a nasty bump as he bangs his head off the ringpost after a lariat) Stan Hansen vs Antonio Inoki, 9/11/80 (JIP) Stan Hansen & Pete Roberts vs Riki Choshu & Seiji Sakaguchi, 9/19/80 (Clipped) Stan Hansen vs Antonio Inoki, 9/25/80 (JIP) Stan Hansen vs Bob Backlund, 9/30/80 (Clipped) Stan Hansen vs Antonio Inoki, 4/17/81 (JIP) Stan Hansen vs Antonio Inoki, 4/23/81 (JIP - Inoki wins vacant NWF title) Stan Hansen & Hulk Hogan vs Antonio Inoki & Dusty Rhodes, 5/26/81 (Clip - Nah, no star power in this one AT ALL. Tiger Jeet Singh runs in and attacks Dusty, who then does a Lou Albano-style obvious bladejob on his arm) Stan Hansen & Abdullah the Butcher vs Antonio Inoki & Yoshi Yatsu, 6/24/81 (JIP) Stan Hansen, Andre the Giant & Bad News Allen vs Antonio Inoki, Riki Choshu & Tiger Toguchi, 9/4/81 (Clips) Stan Hansen vs Andre the Giant confrontation, 9/18/81 Stan Hansen vs Andre the Giant, 9/23/81 (Clips - Andre takes an arm drag!) Stan Hansen & Dick Murdoch Antonio Inoki & Tatsumi Fujinami, 12/10/81 (Clips - Hansen's last match for New Japan) FOR THE NEXT BATCH OF MATCHES, UP THROUGH THE ANDRE MATCH, HANSEN PROVIDES COMMENTARY: Stan Hansen vs Antonio Inoki, 1/7/77 (JIP) Stan Hansen vs Strong Kobayashi, 8/26/77 (Clipped) Stan Hansen vs Seiji Sakaguchi, 6/1/79 (Clipped) Stan Hansen vs Antonio Inoki, Calgary, 8/17/79 (Clipped) Stan Hansen vs Antonio Inoki, 2/8/80 (Clipped - Hansen wins NWF title) Stan Hansen vs Antonio Inoki, 9/25/80 (Clipped) Stan Hansen & Hulk Hogan vs Antonio Inoki & Bob Backlund, 12/10/80 (Clipped - Hogan gets pinned!) Stan Hansen & Horst Hoffman vs Antonio Inoki & Tatsumi Fujinami, 12/8/81 (Clipped) Stan Hansen vs Big Van Vader, 2/10/90 (Clipped - Infamous match where Vader's eye gets knocked out of its socket AND HE SHOVES IT BACK IN AND KEEPS GOING!) Stan Hansen vs Andre the Giant, 9/23/81 (Terrific match, widely hailed as the greatest match of Andre's career. I think his 1979 match vs Harley is better but this is still great. Hansen slams Andre, does an arm drag on him and is really into the commentary here. He's a big fan of Andre and appreciates how he helped his career. Andre puts on a loaded elbow pad and clotheslines the ref!) Stan Hansen vs Seiji Sakaguchi, 9/16/77 Stan Hansen & The Hangman vs Seiji Sakaguchi & Strong Kobayashi, 9/29/77 (2/3 Falls) Stan Hansen vs Osamu Kido & Haruka Eigen, 1/11/80 Stan Hansen vs Riki Choshu, 1/18/80 Stan Hansen vs Andre the Giant, 5/30/80 Stan Hansen & Larry Sharpe vs Antonio Inoki & Bob Backlund, 8/24/80 (Clipped - 8mm film) Stan Hansen & Hulk Hogan vs Tiger Jeet Singh & Umanosuke Ueda, 11/21/80 Stan Hansen & Tiger Jeet Singh vs Antonio Inoki & Dusty Rhodes, 12/13/80 (JIP) Stan Hansen vs Tatsumi Fujinami, 5/12/81 Stan Hansen & Hulk Hogan vs Bob Backlund & Dusty Rhodes, 5/29/81 (JIP) Stan Hansen vs Antonio Inoki, 9/18/81 STAN HANSEN VS BIG VAN VADER, 6/12/90 (FABULOUS match that goes 22 minutes. Way better than their famous one from 2/10 or their WCW match at WrestleWar '91)