AJPW Champion Carnival 1990 - 3 Disc DVD

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AJPW CHAMPION CARNIVAL - ON AIR - 1990 - 3 DISCS
ON-AIR: April 1 ~ May 13 (taped March 24 ~ April 19)
*ALL JAPAN ARMY: (Main roster)
-HEAVYWEIGHTS
Giant Baba (AJPW owner) (Dream Tag w/ Andre the Giant vs. Demolition, OA: 4.15)
Jumbo Tsuruta (AJPW "Ace" wrestler) [International, PWF, United National: TRIPLE CROWN HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION]
Rusher Kimura
Yoshiaki Yatsu (vs. Steve Williams, 3.24 Korakuen Hall, OA: 4.1)
Tiger Mask (Mitsuharu Misawa) (vs. WWF, Bret Hart on 4.13 Tokyo Dome, OA: 4.29)
The Great Kabuki (vs. Greg Valentine, 4.13 Tokyo Dome, OA: 4.22)
Shunji Takano
Akira Taue
Kenta Kobashi (challenges for Asia Tag title with Malenko on 3.31 in Toyama/OA: 4.15)
-JUNIOR HEAVYWEIGHTS-
Masanobu Fuchi [(PWF) WORLD JUNIOR HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION]
Mighty Inoue
Isamu Teranishi
Shinichi Nakano
*TENRYU ALLIANCE: "REVOLUTION"
Genichiro Tenryu (challenges for Triple Crown title on 4.19 Yokohama/OA: 4.29)
Toshiaki Kawada of Footloose
Samson Fuyuki of Footloose
*FORIEGNERS:
Andre the Giant (Official All Japan debut on 4.16 Osaka/OA: 5.13)
Stan Hansen (challenges for World Tag title with Spivey on 4.19 Yokohama/OA: 5.6)
Terry Gordy [(International & PWF) WORLD TAG CHAMPION]
Steve Williams [(International & PWF) WORLD TAG CHAMPION]
Danny Spivey (challenges for World Tag title with Hansen on 4.19 Yokohama/OA: 5.6)
Joe Malenko (challenges for Asia Tag with Kobashi on 3.31 in Toyama/OA: 4.15)
Doug Furnas of Can-Am Express [ASIA TAG CHAMPION]
Danny Kroffat of Can-Am Express [ASIA TAG CHAMPION]
David Sammartino (in 6-Man Tag Main Event, 3.31 Toyama/OA: 4.15) [4.13 Tokyo Dome/OA: 4.15, 4.22, 4.29]
-Babyface-
Hulk Hogan (Dream Single vs. Stan Hansen, OA: 4.15)
Andre the Giant (Dream Tag w/ Giant Baba vs. Demolition, OA: 4.15)
Ultimate Warrior [WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION]
King Haku (Dream Tag w/ Jumbo Tsuruta vs. Hennig, Martel, OA: 4.15)
Jake "The Snake" Roberts (vs. Big Boss Man, OA: 4.22)
"Superfly" Jimmy Snuka (Tag w/ Santana vs. Fuchi, Kobashi/OA: 4.22)
Tito Santana (Tag w/ Snuka vs. Fuchi, Kobashi/OA: 4.22)
Bret "Hit Man" Hart of The Hart Foundation (vs. AJPW, Tiger Mask (Mitsuharu Misawa), OA: 4.29)
-Heel-
Ax Demoltion [WORLD TAG CHAMPION] (Dream Tag w/ Smash vs. Baba, Andre, OA: 4.15)
Smash Demolition [WORLD TAG CHAMPION] (Dream Tag w/ Ax vs. Baba, Andre, OA: 4.15)
"Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase (challenges Ultimate Warrior for WWF title/OA: 4.15)
"Macho King" Randy Savage (vs. Genichiro Tenryu/OA: 4.15)
(w/ manager: "Sensational Queen" Sherri Martel)
"Mr. Perfect" Curt Hennig (Dream Tag w/ Martel vs. Jumbo, Haku OA: 4.15)
"The Model" Rick Martel (Dream Tag w/ Hennig vs. Jumbo, Haku OA: 4.15)
Big Boss Man (vs. Jake "The Snake" Roberts, OA: 4.22)
Greg "The Hammer" Valentine of Rhythm 'N Blues (vs. The Great Kabuki, 4.13 Tokyo Dome, OA: 4.22)
*REFEREES:
Joe Higuchi (AJPW "Ace" Referee, bald)
Kyohei Wada
Akihiko Fukuda (OA: 4.15a, 5.6)
Earl Hebner (WWF Senior Referee, OA: 4.15, 4.22, 4.29)
Shane McMahon (WWF, OA: 4.22)
*ANNOUNCERS:
-Ring announcers:
Ryu Nakata [in Japanese] (AJPW)
Mel Phillips [in English] (WWF, OA: 4.15, 4.22, 4.29)
-Jikkyou (Live / Play-by-play): (in Japanese)
Takao Kuramochi (OA: 4.15)
Kenji Wakabayashi (wears glasses)
Akira Fukuzawa
Yuichi Takeyama (Yomiuri TV) [OA: 5.13]
-Kaisetsu (Remarks / Color commentary): (in Japanese)
Giant Baba
Kousuke Takeuchi (Gong Magazine editor)
-Guest Commentator (OA: 4.15) (in Japanese)
Chihara Matsuyama
-Guest Reporter (OA: 4.15) (in Japanese)
Kazuhiro Tokimitsu

ALL JAPAN PRO-WRES. ON-AIR
1990 April 1 [Late-Sunday night/Early-Monday morning, 0:30 ~ 1:26 (12:30am ~ 1:26am)]
'90 Champion Carnival (OPENING GAME)
~Tokyo, Korakuen Hall~ (taped March 24)
CARD:
1. ALL JAPAN ARMY: The Great Kabuki, Shinichi Nakano, Mighty Inoue 1/45 TENRYU ALLIANCE: Genichiro Tenryu, Toshiaki Kawada, Samson Fuyuki
2. Yoshiaki Yatsu 1/45 "Dr. Death" Steve Williams
3. Jumbo Tsuruta, Akira Taue 1/60 Stan Hansen, Danny Spivey
4. Ultimate Warrior, Randy Savage promos for WWF Nichibei Wrestling Summit
ALL JAPAN
PRO-WRES. ON-AIR
1990 April 8 [Late-Sunday night/Early-Monday morning, 0:30 ~ 1:26 (12:30am ~ 1:26am)]
'90 Champion Carnival
~Niigata City Gymnasium~ (taped March 27)
CARD:
1. ALL JAPAN ARMY: Rusher Kimura, Mighty Inoue 1/30 TENRYU ALLIANCE: Genichiro Tenryu, Toshiaki Kawada
2. Shunji Takano, Shinichi Nakano 1/45 Stan Hansen, Danny Spivey
3. Jumbo Tsuruta, Akira Taue 1/60 Terry Gordy, Steve Williams
4. 4.13 Tokyo Dome preview

ALL JAPAN PRO-WRES. ON-AIR
1990 April 15 [Late-Sunday night/Early-Monday morning, 0:30 ~ 1:26 (12:30am ~ 1:26am)]
'90 Champion Carnival
~Toyama City Gymnasium~ (taped March 31)
CARD:
1. ASIA TAG CHAMPIONSHIP: Doug Furnas, Danny Kroffat (C) 1/60 Joe Malenko, Kenta Kobashi
2. Tiger Mask, Shinichi Nakano 1/30 Terry Gordy, Steve Williams
3. ALL JAPAN ARMY: Rusher Kimura, Isamu Teranishi 1/45 TENRYU ALLIANCE: Genichiro Tenryu, Toshiaki Kawada
4. Jumbo Tsuruta, Shunji Takano, Akira Taue 1/60 Stan Hansen, Danny Spivey, David Sammartino

ALL JAPAN PRO-WRES. ON-AIR
SPECIAL
WWF
NICHIBEI (JAPAN/AMERICA) WRESTLING SUMMIT
TOKYO DOME
BIG EGG
1990 April 15
'90 Champion Carnival
~Tokyo Dome~ (taped April 13)
Attendance: 51,200 people (according to the commentator)
CARD:
1. *AJPW-vs-WWF
"FORMER AWA WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONS BATTLE"
-SPECIAL DREAM TAG MATCH
Jumbo Tsuruta [AJPW/TRIPLE CROWN HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION]
(former AWA World Heavyweight Champion, lost the title to Rick Martel in 1984)
King Haku [WWF] (substitute for injured Yoshiaki Yatsu)
*Haku started his career in All Japan Pro-Wrestling known as Prince Tonga and later King Tonga.
1/60
"Mr. Perfect" Curt Hennig [WWF]
(former AWA World Heavyweight Champion from 1987~1988)
"The Model" Rick Martel [WWF]
(former AWA World Heavyweight Champion, defeated Tsuruta for the title in 1984)
2. *AJPW-vs-WWF
"THIS IS DOUBLE 'W' F!"
-SPECIAL DREAM SINGLE MATCH
Genichiro Tenryu [AJPW] 1/60 [WWF] "Macho King" Randy Savage (with "Sensational Queen" Sherri Martel)
*Easily the MOST heated bout of the night!
*This match is Savage's debut in Japan!
3. *W.W.F. WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
Ultimate Warrior (C/V1*) 1/60 "Million $ Man" Ted DiBiase [wearing the "Million Dollar Belt"!]
*This is Warrior's 1st televised title defense since winning the title 12 days earlier at WrestleMania VI!
**Despite his heel role, DiBiase was wildly cheered in this match out of respect because of his legendary tours with All Japan Pro-Wrestling in the past!
*This match is also Warriors debut in Japan!! (Warrior was promoted in New Japan in 1987, but never came in. There were also an idea floated around back then for Warrior to be Big Van Vader instead of Leon White! Thank goodness that didn't happen!)
4. **SEMI-FINAL
"THE BIGGEST DEMONSTRATION" (The first time Baba and Andre team up!)
-SPECIAL DREAM TAG MATCH:
Giant Baba [AJPW owner], Andre the Giant [WWF] 1/60 [WWF WORLD TAG CHAMPION TEAM] THE DEMOLITION: Ax & Smash
*Demolition defeated Andre the Giant & Haku 12 days earlier at WrestleMania VI to regain the titles.
5. **MAIN EVENT
"AXE BOMBER-vs-WESTERN LARIAT"
-SPECIAL DREAM SINGLE MATCH:
Hulk Hogan [WWF] 1/60 [AJPW] Stan "The Lariat" Hansen (substitute for Terry Gordy)
*This version includes the camera cut backstage to Hogan watching on the monitor while Hansen entered the ring and mauled ring announcer Mel Phillips! Hogan then smiles! This segment was cut out of every future version of this match! This match was also Hogan's return to Japan after a near five year hiatus!

ALL JAPAN PRO-WRES. ON-AIR
1990 April 22 [Late-Sunday night/Early-Monday morning, 0:30 ~ 1:26 (12:30am ~ 1:26am)]
WWF Nichibei Wrestling Summit
~Tokyo Dome~ (taped April 13)
CARD:
1. Main Card Digest:
a. Tsuruta/Haku vs Hennig/Martel
b. Tenryu vs Savage
c. Warrior vs DiBiase
d. Baba/Andre vs Demolition
e. Hogan vs Hansen
2. AJPW-vs-WWF SPECIAL TAG MATCH
Masanobu Fuchi [WORLD JUNIOR HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION]
Kenta Kobashi [ASIA TAG CHAMPION]
[AJPW]
1/20
[WWF]
"Superfly" Jimmy Snuka
Tito Santana
3. AJPW-vs-WWF SPECIAL SINGLE MATCH
The Great Kabuki [AJPW] 1/20 [WWF] Greg "The Hammer" Valentine
(Valentine's Special ring entrance theme music: "You Got The Look" by Roxette)

ALL JAPAN PRO-WRES. ON-AIR
1990 April 29 [Late-Sunday night/Early-Monday morning, 0:30 ~ 1:26 (12:30am ~ 1:26am)]
CARD:
1. *'90 Champion Carnival (LAST GAME)
~Yokohama Cultural Gymnasium~ (taped April 19)
-MAIN EVENT
International, PWF, UN
TRIPLE CROWN CHAMPIONSHIP:
Jumbo Tsuruta (CCC/V2/2nd title defense) 1/60 Genichiro Tenryu
*WWF Nichibei Wrestling Summit
~Tokyo Dome~ (taped April 13)
2. AJPW-vs-WWF SPECIAL SINGLE MATCH:
Tiger Mask (Mitsuharu Misawa) [AJPW/ASIA TAG CHAMPION] 1/20 [WWF] Bret "Hit Man" Hart
3. WWF SPECIAL SINGLE MATCH:
Jake "The Snake" Roberts 1/20 Big Boss Man
(This is the only version of this match that includes Boss Man's full entrance)

ALL JAPAN PRO-WRES. ON-AIR
1990 May 6 [Late-Sunday night/Early-Monday morning, 0:30 ~ 1:26 (12:30am ~ 1:26am)]
'90 Champion Carnival (LAST GAME)
~Yokohama Cultural Gymnasium~ (taped April 19)
CARD:
1. Tiger Mask, Kenta Kobashi [ASIA TAG CHAMPION TEAM] 1/30 Doug Furnas, Danny Kroffat [Can-Am Express]
*Tiger Mask & Kobashi defeated Furnas & Kroffat for the Asia Tag Championship on a non-televised house show 10 days earlier on April 9th in Okayama, Japan.
2. (International & PWF) WORLD TAG CHAMPIONSHIP:
Terry Gordy, Steve Williams (CC/V1) 1/60 Stan Hansen, Danny Spivey

ALL JAPAN PRO-WRES. ON-AIR
1990 May 13 [Late-Sunday night/Early-Monday morning, 0:30 ~ 1:26 (12:30am ~ 1:26am)]
'90 Champion Carnival
~Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium~ (taped April 16)
CARD:
1. Giant Baba, Andre the Giant (AJPW debut), The Great Kabuki 1/30 Shunji Takano, Masanobu Fuchi, Shinichi Nakano
2. Terry Gordy, Steve Williams [Killer/Torpedo Combination: Miracle Violence Team] 1/45 Doug Furnas, Danny Kroffat [Can-Am Express]
3. Jumbo Tsuruta, Kenta Kobashi 1/60 Stan Hansen, Danny Spivey
*CRAZY crowd participation (similar to the Ultimate Warrior-Ted DiBiase Tokyo Dome bout where fans would chant the wrestler's name after each offensive move they made on their opponent) makes this a fun main event match to watch!
*Fan's chants in this match:
Tsuruta = "OH!"
Kobashi = "Kobash!"
Hansen = "WEEEE!"
Spivey = "Spivey!"
Joe Higuchi (referee) = "JOE!"
***Does this match feature Kenta Kobashi's first televised Moonsault Press?

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