Best of the 1980's All Japan

Set compiled by DeathValleyDriver Board Staff; analysis by Chris Harrington (indeedwrestling@gmail.com)

Methodology: In total, 43 ballots were received. Voters watched all the matches and ranked them from 1 (favorite) to 150 (least favorite). A match ranked #1 would receive 150 points; match ranked #2 would receive 149 points and so on.
Matches in the top 30 were also awarded bonus points as follows:
#1 (+7 pts), #2 (+5 pts), #3 (+4 pts), #4 through #7 (+3 pts), #8-#20 (+2 pts), #21-#30 (+1 pts).

Results of the Best of the 1980’s All Japan DVDVR Set

Rank

match

points

1

Jumbo Tsuruta vs. Genichiro Tenryu (6/5/89)

6,442

2

Genichiro Tenryu & Toshiaki Kawada vs. Stan Hansen & Terry Gordy (12/16/88)

6,070

3

Jumbo Tsuruta & Genichiro Tenryu vs. Riki Choshu & Yoshiaki Yatsu (1/28/86)

5,925

4

Jumbo Tsuruta & Yoshiaki Yatsu vs. Genichiro Tenryu & Stan Hansen (12/6/89)

5,840

5

Jumbo Tsuruta vs. Ric Flair (6/8/83)

5,802

6

Jumbo Tsuruta vs. Kerry Von Erich (2/3 Falls) (5/22/84)

5,655

7

Giant Baba & Rusher Kimura vs. Genichiro Tenryu & Stan Hansen (11/29/89)

5,637

8

Jumbo Tsuruta vs. Genichiro Tenryu (8/31/87)

5,612

9

Riki Choshu vs. Killer Khan (7/31/86)

5,575

10

Terry Funk vs. Stan Hansen (4/14/83)

5,565

11

Toshiaki Kawada & Ricky Fuyuki vs. Dan Kroffat & Doug Furnas (6/5/89)

5,564

12

Jumbo Tsuruta vs. Genichiro Tenryu (10/11/89)

5,557

13

Jumbo Tsuruta vs. Genichiro Tenryu (10/28/88)

5,214

14

Jumbo Tsuruta & Yoshiaki Yatsu vs. Genichiro Tenryu & Toshiaki Kawada (2/26/89 TV)

5,121

15

Billy Robinson vs. Nick Bockwinkel (12/11/80)

5,102

16

Jumbo Tsuruta & Kenta Kobashi vs. Genichiro Tenryu & Stan Hansen (7/15/89)

5,046

17

Dory and Terry Funk vs. Stan Hansen & Terry Gordy (8/31/83)

5,028

18

Jumbo Tsuruta vs. Stan Hansen (10/21/86)

4,945

19

Jumbo Tsuruta & Genichiro Tenryu vs. Riki Choshu & Yoshiaki Yatsu (2/5/86)

4,877

20

Bruiser Brody & Jimmy Snuka vs. Dory and Terry Funk (12/13/81)

4,779

21

Jumbo Tsuruta vs. Ric Flair (6/8/82)

4,767

22

Toshiaki Kawada & Ricky Fuyuki vs. Shunji Takano & Shinichi Nakano (7/19/88)

4,742

23

Genichiro Tenryu & Jumbo Tsuruta vs. Killer Khan & Riki Choshu (8/2/85)

4,677

24

Genichiro Tenryu vs. Stan Hansen (3/27/88)

4,645

25

Jumbo Tsuruta vs. Tiger Mask (3/9/88)

4,636

26

Jumbo Tsuruta & Genichiro Tenryu vs. Riki Choshu & Yoshiaki Yatsu (1/24/87)

4,630

27

Genichiro Tenryu vs. Stan Hansen (7/27/88)

4,592

28

Jumbo Tsuruta vs. Dick Slater (5/1/80)

4,578

29

Jumbo Tsuruta & Genichiro Tenryu vs. Riki Choshu & Yoshiaki Yatsu (2/5/87)

4,555

30

Masa Fuchi vs. Mitsuo Momota (3/29/89)

4,402

31

Stan Hansen vs. Terry Funk (9/11/82)

4,360

32

Jumbo Tsuruta vs. Rick Martel (7/31/84)

4,280

33

Giant Baba, Rusher Kimura & Masa Fuchi vs. Genichiro Tenryu, Toshiaki Kawada & Ricky Fuyuki (9/24/89 TV)

4,269

34

Jumbo Tsuruta, Great Kabuki & Takashi Ishikawa vs. Ashura Hara Toshiaki Kawada & Ricky Fuyuki (3/11/88)

4,195

35

Genichiro Tenryu & Ashura Hara vs. Jumbo Tsuruta & Yoshiaki Yatsu (8/29/88)

4,167

36

Genichiro Tenryu vs. Stan Hansen (3/9/88)

4,139

37

Ric Flair vs. Rick Martel (10/21/85)

4,124

38

Giant Baba vs. Stan Hansen (2/4/82)

4,122

39

Jumbo Tsuruta vs. Nick Bockwinkel (2/23/84)

4,030

40

Jumbo Tsuruta & Yoshiaki Yatsu vs. Genichiro Tenryu & Toshiaki Kawada (9/3/89 TV)

4,025

41

Giant Baba vs. Stan Hansen (7/31/84)

4,000

42

Dan Kroffat & Doug Furnas vs. Kenta Kobashi & Joe Malenko (10/11/89)

3,993

43

Harley Race vs. Ric Flair (5/22/84)

3,963

44

Ric Flair vs. Jumbo Tsuruta (2/3 falls) (10/9/81)

3,943

45

Joe & Dean Malenko vs. Bobby Fulton & Tommy Rogers (7/15/89)

3,915

46

Dan Kroffat & Doug Furnas vs. Ricky Fuyuki & Toshiaki Kawada (9/2/89)

3,899

47

Genichiro Tenryu & Ashura Hara vs. Jumbo Tsuruta & Yoshiaki Yatsu (8/30/88)

3,850

48

Jumbo Tsuruta & Genichiro Tenryu vs. Stan Hansen & Ted Dibiase (8/31/85)

3,776

49

Jumbo Tsuruta vs. Harley Race (8/1/82)

3,734

50

Hiro Saito vs. Masa Fuchi (6/12/86)

3,722

51

Genichiro Tenryu vs. Riki Choshu (6/22/85)

3,705

52

Jumbo Tsuruta & Genichiro Tenryu vs. Riki Choshu & Yoshiaki Yatsu (11/30/85)

3,689

53

Giant Baba vs. Stan Hansen (3/24/84)

3,678

54

Genichiro Tenryu, Mighty Inoue & Takashi Ishikawa vs. Riki Choshu, Animal Hamaguchi & Isamu Teranishi (1/10/85)

3,636

55

Jumbo Tsuruta vs. Dick Murdoch (3/5/80)

3,631

56

Kuniaki Kobayashi vs. Masa Fuchi (4/6/86)

3,601

57

Genichiro Tenryu & Samson Fuyuki vs. Great Kabuki & Takashi Ishikawa (2/20/88)

3,566

58

Jumbo Tsuruta vs. Genichiro Tenryu (10/10/87)

3,522

59

Jumbo Tsuruta & Genichiro Tenryu vs. Stan Hansen & Ted Dibiase (12/12/86)

3,461

60

Toshiaki Kawada & Ricky Fuyuki vs. Shunji Takano & Shinichi Nakano (9/15/88)

3,445

61

Riki Choshu vs. Rick Martel (10/19/85)

3,405

62

Terry Funk vs. Bruiser Brody (12/7/82)

3,387

63

Genichiro Tenryu vs. Riki Choshu (9/3/86)

3,383

64

Toshiaki Kawada & Ricky Fuyuki vs. Dan Kroffat & Doug Furnas (10/20/89)

3,372

65

Dory and Terry Funk vs. Bruiser Brody & Stan Hansen (4/20/83)

3,363

66

Tiger Mask vs. La Fiera (8/26/84)

3,349

67

Genichiro Tenryu & Toshiaki Kawada vs. Yoshiaki Yatsu & Tiger Mask (1/23/88)

3,344

68

Giant Baba & Jumbo Tsuruta vs. Stan Hansen & Bruiser Brody (4/28/84)

3,271

69

Genichiro Tenryu vs. Ric Flair (2/3 Falls) (9/12/84)

3,253

70

Stan Hansen & Genichiro Tenryu vs. Terry Gordy and Bill Irwin (11/19/89)

3,245

71

Genichiro Tenryu & Ashura Hara vs. Stan Hansen & Terry Gordy (3/5/88)

3,235

72

Jumbo Tsuruta, Kabuki & Kenta Kobashi vs. Genichiro Tenryu, Toshiaki Kawada & Ricky Fuyuki (10/14/89)

3,233

73

Jumbo Tsuruta & Yoshiaki Yatsu vs. Stan Hansen & Toshiaki Kawada (6/8/89)

3,230

74

Giant Baba vs. Harley Race (9/10/80)

3,222

75

Terry Funk vs. Stan Hansen (8/23/85)

3,220

76

Bruiser Brody vs. Dory Funk Jr. (10/9/81)

3,210

77

Genichiro Tenryu & Ashura Hara vs. Jumbo Tsuruta & Tiger Mask (6/11/87)

3,186

78

Genichiro Tenryu vs. Ted Dibiase (10/23/83)

3,185

79

Ric Flair vs. Ric Steamboat (6/4/82)

3,172

80

Ted Dibiase & Stan Hansen vs. Riki Choshu & Yoshiaki Yatsu (12/12/85)

3,152

81

Jumbo Tsuruta & Yoshiaki Yatsu vs. Genichiro Tenryu & Stan Hansen (10/20/89)

3,139

82

Genichiro Tenryu vs. Stan Hansen (9/20/87)

3,105

83

Jumbo Tsuruta & Yoshiaki Yatsu vs. Genichiro Tenryu & Ashura Hara (6/4/88)

3,091

84

Jumbo Tsuruta & Great Kabuki vs. Genichiro Tenryu & Ricky Fuyuki (10/22/89)

3,091

85

Jumbo Tsuruta vs. Mil Mascaras (7/30/82)

3,074

86

Genichiro Tenryu vs. Ricky Steamboat (2/23/84)

3,011

87

Dan Spivey, Dan Kroffat & Doug Furnas vs. Genichiro Tenryu, Toshiaki Kawada & Ricky Fuyuki (5/28/89 TV)

3,001

88

Stan Hansen & Dan Kroffat vs. Rock N Roll Express (10/26/88)

2,895

89

Jumbo Tsuruta vs. Harley Race (10/26/83)

2,822

90

Jumbo Tsuruta vs. Yoshiaki Yatsu (9/2/89)

2,821

91

Terry Funk vs. Nick Bockwinkel (7/12/83)

2,811

92

Riki Choshu vs. Rick Martel (12/29/86)

2,809

93

Genichiro Tenryu & Toshiaki Kawada vs. John Tenta & Shunji Takano (1/5/89 TV)

2,780

94

Jumbo Tsuruta & Yoshiaki Yatsu vs. Doug Furnas & Dan Kroffat (11/29/89)

2,757

95

Genichiro Tenryu & Ashura Hara vs. Jumbo Tsuruta & Yoshiaki Yatsu (9/15/88)

2,750

96

Stan Hansen & Ted Dibiase vs. Shinichi Nakano & Yoshiaki Yatsu (7/17/87)

2,737

97

Doug Furnas, Dan Kroffat & Masa Fuchi vs. British Bulldogs & Kenta Kobashi (11/19/89)

2,708

98

Genichiro Tenryu & Ashura Hara vs. Jumbo Tsuruta & Yoshiaki Yatsu (12/5/87)

2,698

99

Stan Hansen & Ted Dibiase vs. Genichiro Tenryu & Ashura Hara (7/23/87)

2,681

100

Jumbo Tsuruta vs. Higo Hamaguchi (3/13/86)

2,631

101

Giant Baba vs. Stan Hansen (4/22/82)

2,617

102

Dory and Terry Funk vs. Umanoseke Ueda & Buck Robley (10/6/81)

2,595

103

Yoshiaki Yatsu & Jumbo Tsuruta vs Toshiaki Kawada & Genichiro Tenryu (1/22/89 TV)

2,587

104

Jumbo Tsuruta & Genichiro Tenryu vs. Riki Choshu & Yoshiaki Yatsu (12/6/86)

2,583

105

Giant Baba & Jumbo Tsuruta vs. Dory Funk Jr. & Terry Funk (12/11/80)

2,562

106

Stan Hansen vs. Jumbo Tsuruta (4/16/89)

2,562

107

Giant Baba & Jumbo Tsuruta vs. Harley Race & Dick Slater (12/13/82)

2,532

108

Chavo Guerrero vs. Masa Fuchi (8/31/83)

2,495

109

Jumbo Tsuruta vs. Dick Murdoch (2/23/80)

2,465

110

Jumbo Tsuruta & Yoshiaki Yatsu vs. Toshiaki Kawada & Ricky Fuyuki (5/21/89 TV)

2,429

111

Mil Mascaras vs. Genichiro Tenryu (2/4/82)

2,409

112

Ric Flair vs. Kerry Von Erich (5/24/84)

2,388

113

Tiger Mask & Isao Takagi vs. Genichiro Tenryu & Toshiaki Kawada (7/16/88)

2,380

114

Stan Hansen vs. Jumbo Tsuruta (4/19/86)

2,292

115

Jumbo Tsuruta vs. Stan Hansen (7/31/86)

2,252

116

Joe & Dean Malenko vs. Masa Fuchi & Great Kabuki (1/5/89 TV)

2,228

117

Genichiro Tenryu & Ashura Hara vs. Jumbo Tsuruta & Hiroshi Wajima (1/24/88)

2,219

118

Jumbo Tsuruta vs. Terry Gordy (10/29/84)

2,194

119

Genichiro Tenryu vs. Stan Hansen (7/26/86)

2,183

120

Jumbo Tsuruta & Hiroshi Wajima vs. Genichiro Tenryu & Ashura Hara (4/21/88)

2,170

121

Genichiro Tenryu & Ashura Hara vs. Stan Hansen & Terry Gordy (12/11/87)

2,152

122

Jumbo Tsuruta, Genichiro Tenryu & Tiger Mask vs. Shunji Takano, Hiro Saito & Strong Machine (4/6/86)

2,117

123

Jumbo Tsuruta & Genichiro Tenryu vs. Giant Baba & Tiger Mask (11/28/86)

2,079

124

Joe Malenko vs. Dean Malenko (7/11/89)

1,980

125

Genichiro Tenryu & Ashura Hara vs. Yoshiaki Yatsu & Shinichi Nakano (6/9/87)

1,968

126

Genichiro Tenryu & Samson Fuyuki vs. Riki Choshu & Yoshiaki Yatsu (8/25/86)

1,963

127

Chavo & Hector Guerrero vs. Mighty Inoue & Gran Hamada (9/12/84)

1,940

128

Kuniaki Kobayashi vs. Tiger Mask (6/21/85)

1,900

129

Genichiro Tenryu & Ashura Hara vs. Yoshiaki Yatsu & John Tenta (2/29/88)

1,890

130

Dos Caras & Mil Mascaras vs. Chavo Guerrero & Ricky Steamboat (9/6/81)

1,845

131

Giant Baba & Jumbo Tsuruta vs. Bruiser Brody & Stan Hansen (12/9/82)

1,845

132

Masa Fuchi vs. Pete Roberts (5/5/87)

1,820

133

Jumbo Tsuruta & Genichiro Tenryu vs. Road Warriors (3/12/87)

1,750

134

Bruiser Brody vs. Dory Funk Jr. (4/21/82)

1,524

135

Giant Baba vs. Harley Race (9/4/80)

1,517

136

Mil Mascaras vs. Ricky Steamboat (2/3 Falls) (August 1981)

1,516

137

Mighty Inoue vs. Chavo Guerrero (2/26/84)

1,487

138

Stan Hansen & Ted Dibiase vs. Jumbo Tsuruta & Tiger Mask (7/11/87)

1,438

139

Giant Baba vs. Harley Race (10/26/82)

1,434

140

Joe Malenko vs. Masa Fuchi (7/28/89)

1,430

141

Genichiro Tenryu & Ashura Hara vs. Takashi Ishikawa & Hiroshi Wajima (6/8/87)

1,399

142

The Sheik vs. Ricky Steamboat (12/9/80)

1,397

143

Stan Hansen & Terry Gordy vs. Bruiser Brody & Jimmy Snuka (11/22/87)

1,288

144

Stan Hansen & Terry Gordy vs. Jumbo Tsuruta & Yoshiaki Yatsu (11/26/87)

1,218

145

Genichiro Tenryu vs. Kerry Von Erich (4/7/83)

1,212

146

Jumbo Tsuruta & Yoshiaki Yatsu vs. Giant Baba & Rusher Kimura (11/19/89)

1,155

147

Genichiro Tenryu vs. Ole Anderson (4/5/86)

995

148

Jimmy Snuka vs. Ricky Steamboat (6/3/81)

903

149

Jumbo Tsuruta vs. Bruiser Brody (5/26/83)

819

150

Jumbo Tsuruta vs. Bruiser Brody (3/27/88)

755

 

1. Jumbo Tsuruta vs. Genichiro Tenryu (6/5/89)

o   Average Vote: 6

o   Ranked in the top ten on 86% of the ballots; ranked in the top twenty on 91% of ballots

o   19 #1 votes, seven #2 votes, six #3 votes, two #4 votes, one #5 vote, no #6 votes, one #7 votes, no #8 votes, one #9 vote, no #10 votes

o   Standard Deviation: 13.9 (ranked #1 lowest)


2. Genichiro Tenryu & Toshiaki Kawada vs. Stan Hansen & Terry Gordy (12/16/88)

o   Average Vote: 13

o   Ranked in the top ten on 72% of the ballots; ranked in the top twenty on 84% of ballots

o   two #1 votes, four #2 votes, six #3 votes, three #4 votes, seven #5 votes, four #6 votes, two #7 votes, two #8 votes, one #9 vote, no #10 votes

o   Standard Deviation: 18 (ranked #3 lowest)


3. Jumbo Tsuruta & Genichiro Tenryu vs. Riki Choshu Yoshiaki Yatsu (1/28/86)

o   Average Vote: 17

o   Ranked in the top ten on 79% of the ballots; ranked in the top twenty on 84% of ballots

o   six #1 votes, ten #2 votes, six #3 votes, two #4 votes, three #5 votes, one #6 vote, two #7 votes, two #8 votes, two #9 votes, no #10 votes

o   Standard Deviation: 32.7 (ranked #81 lowest)


4. Jumbo Tsuruta & Yoshiaki Yatsu vs. Genichiro Tenryu & Stan Hansen (12/6/89)

o   Average Vote: 17

o   Ranked in the top ten on 56% of the ballots; ranked in the top twenty on 81% of ballots

o   no #1 votes, four #2 votes, three #3 votes, three #4 votes, three #5 votes, two #6 votes, two #7 votes, two #8 votes, three #9 votes, two #10 votes

o   Standard Deviation: 26.1 (ranked #21 lowest)


5. Jumbo Tsuruta vs. Ric Flair (6/8/83)

o   Average Vote: 19

o   Ranked in the top ten on 72% of the ballots; ranked in the top twenty on 74% of ballots

o   four #1 votes, five #2 votes, four #3 votes, three #4 votes, three #5 votes, four #6 votes, three #7 votes, one #8 vote, one #9 vote, three #10 votes

o   Standard Deviation: 27.5 (ranked #26 lowest)


6. Jumbo Tsuruta vs. Kerry Von Erich (2/3 Falls) (5/22/84)

o   Average Vote: 22

o   Ranked in the top ten on 42% of the ballots; ranked in the top twenty on 70% of ballots

o   two #1 votes, no #2 votes, three #3 votes, four #4 votes, one #5 vote, two #6 votes, three #7 votes, one #8 votes, two #9 votes, no #10 votes

o   Standard Deviation: 24 (ranked #9)


7. Giant Baba & Rusher Kimura vs. Genichiro Tenryu & Stan Hansen (11/29/89)

o   Average Vote: 22

o   Ranked in the top ten on 65% of the ballots; ranked in the top twenty on 67% of ballots

o   two #1 votes, two #2 votes, three #3 votes, five #4 votes, one #5 vote, two #6 votes, four #7 votes, five #8 votes, one #9 vote, three #10 votes

o   Standard Deviation: 30.7 (ranked #56)


8. Jumbo Tsuruta vs. Genichiro Tenryu (8/31/87)

o   Average Vote: 22

o   Ranked in the top ten on 23% of the ballots; ranked in the top twenty on 58% of ballots

o   no #1 votes, no #2 votes, no #3 votes, no #4 votes, two #5 votes, three #6 votes, two #7 votes, one #8 vote, two #9 votes, no #10 votes

o   Standard Deviation: 16.2 (ranked #2)


9. Riki Choshu vs. Killer Khan (7/31/86)

o   Average Vote: 23

o   Ranked in the top ten on 40% of the ballots; ranked in the top twenty on 72% of ballots

o   no #1 votes, two #2 votes, no #3 votes, two #4 votes, four #5 votes, three #6 votes, two #7 votes, one #8 vote, three #9 votes, no #10 votes

o   Standard Deviation: 29.5 (ranked #38)


10. Terry Funk vs. Stan Hansen (4/14/83)

o   Average Vote: 23

o   Ranked in the top ten on 40% of the ballots; ranked in the top twenty on 65% of ballots

o   one #1 vote, no #2 votes, five #3 votes, three #4 votes, three #5 votes, no #6 votes, no #7 votes, two #8 votes, one #9 vote, two #10 votes

o   Standard Deviation: 24.8 (ranked #15)


11. Toshiaki Kawada & Ricky Fuyuki vs. Dan Kroffat & Doug Furnas (6/5/89)

o   Average Vote: 23

o   Ranked in the top ten on 30% of the ballots; ranked in the top twenty on 70% of ballots

o   Standard Deviation: 23 (ranked #7)


12. Jumbo Tsuruta vs. Genichiro Tenryu (10/11/89)

o   Average Vote: 23

o   Ranked in the top ten on 26% of the ballots; ranked in the top twenty on 51% of ballots

o   Standard Deviation: 18.9 (ranked #4)


13. Jumbo Tsuruta vs. Genichiro Tenryu (10/28/88)

o   Average Vote: 31

o   Ranked in the top ten on 21% of the ballots; ranked in the top twenty on 47% of ballots

o   Standard Deviation: 24.3 (ranked #11)


14. Jumbo Tsuruta & Yoshiaki Yatsu vs. Genichiro Tenryu & Toshiaki Kawada (2/26/89 TV)

o   Average Vote: 33

o   Ranked in the top ten on 26% of the ballots; ranked in the top twenty on 51% of ballots

o   Standard Deviation: 34.5 (ranked #103)


15. Billy Robinson vs. Nick Bockwinkel (12/11/80)

o   Average Vote: 34

o   Ranked in the top ten on 21% of the ballots; ranked in the top twenty on 44% of ballots

o   Standard Deviation: 29.9 (ranked #45)


16. Jumbo Tsuruta & Kenta Kobashi vs. Genichiro Tenryu & Stan Hansen (7/15/89)

o   Average Vote: 35

o   Ranked in the top ten on 19% of the ballots; ranked in the top twenty on 28% of ballots

o   Standard Deviation: 28.3 (ranked #29)


17. Dory and Terry Funk vs. Stan Hansen & Terry Gordy (8/31/83)

o   Average Vote: 35

o   Ranked in the top ten on 23% of the ballots; ranked in the top twenty on 42% of ballots

o   Standard Deviation: 30.6 (ranked #55)


18. Jumbo Tsuruta vs. Stan Hansen (10/21/86)

o   Average Vote: 37

o   Not ranked in the top ten on any of the ballots; ranked in the top twenty on 26% of ballots

o   Standard Deviation: 24.7 (ranked #13)


19. Jumbo Tsuruta & Genichiro Tenryu vs. Riki Choshu & Yoshiaki Yatsu (2/5/86)

o   Average Vote: 39

o   Ranked in the top ten on 16% of the ballots; ranked in the top twenty on 40% of ballots

o   Standard Deviation: 35.6 (ranked #117)


20. Bruiser Brody & Jimmy Snuka vs. Dory and Terry Funk (12/13/81)

o   Average Vote: 41

o   Ranked in the top ten on 19% of the ballots; ranked in the top twenty on 40% of ballots

o   Standard Deviation: 35.5 (ranked #115)


21. Jumbo Tsuruta vs. Ric Flair (6/8/82)

o   Average Vote: 41

o   Ranked in the top ten on 12% of the ballots; ranked in the top twenty on 33% of ballots

o   Standard Deviation: 37 (ranked #128)


22. Toshiaki Kawada & Ricky Fuyuki vs. Shunji Takano & Shinichi Nakano (7/19/88)

o   Average Vote: 42

o   Ranked in the top ten on 7% of the ballots; ranked in the top twenty on 28% of ballots

o   Standard Deviation: 29.8 (ranked #40)


23. Genichiro Tenryu & Jumbo Tsuruta vs. Killer Khan & Riki Choshu (8/2/85)

o   Average Vote: 43

o   Not ranked in the top ten on any of the ballots; ranked in the top twenty on 19% of ballots

o   Standard Deviation: 25.6 (ranked #19)


24. Genichiro Tenryu vs. Stan Hansen (3/27/88)

o   Average Vote: 44

o   Ranked in the top ten on 16% of the ballots; ranked in the top twenty on 26% of ballots

o   Standard Deviation: 29.3 (ranked #37)


25. Jumbo Tsuruta vs. Tiger Mask (3/9/88)

o   Average Vote: 44

o   Not ranked in the top ten on any of the ballots; ranked in the top twenty on 16% of ballots

o   Standard Deviation: 28.9 (ranked #33)


26. Jumbo Tsuruta & Genichiro Tenryu vs. Riki Choshu & Yoshiaki Yatsu (1/24/87)

o   Average Vote: 44

o   Ranked in the top ten on 5% of the ballots; ranked in the top twenty on 23% of ballots

o   Standard Deviation: 32.6 (ranked #77)


27. Genichiro Tenryu vs. Stan Hansen (7/27/88)

o   Average Vote: 45

o   Ranked in the top ten on 16% of the ballots; ranked in the top twenty on 33% of ballots

o   Standard Deviation: 35.5 (ranked #116)


28. Jumbo Tsuruta vs. Dick Slater (5/1/80)

o   Average Vote: 45

o   Ranked in the top ten on 5% of the ballots; ranked in the top twenty on 12% of ballots

o   Standard Deviation: 29 (ranked #35)


29. Jumbo Tsuruta & Genichiro Tenryu vs. Riki Choshu & Yoshiaki Yatsu (2/5/87)

o   Average Vote: 46

o   Ranked in the top ten on 12% of the ballots; ranked in the top twenty on 26% of ballots

o   Standard Deviation: 37.6 (ranked #132)


30. Masa Fuchi vs. Mitsuo Momota (3/29/89)

o   Average Vote: 49

o   Ranked in the top ten on 5% of the ballots; ranked in the top twenty on 19% of ballots

o   Standard Deviation: 36.4 (ranked fourth highest)

 

Matches by Wrestler/ Top Wrestlers

69 different wrestlers appeared on the set.  There was 25 one-shot stars, 22 wrestlers with two to four matches, 12 wrestlers with five to nine matches, 6 wrestlers with ten to fifteen matches, 3 wrestlers with between eighteen and forty matches (Kawada @ 18, Yatsu @ 28, Hansen @ 38) and two iconic AJ wrestlers: Jumbo Tsuruta with 66 matches and Genichiro Tenryu with 63 matches.
If you look at the best 3 matches from every wrestler on the set and add the points from those matches, here is the rankings of the top 25 wrestlers with three or more matches on this set.

NAME

MATCHES

POINTS

BEST RANK

BEST MATCH

Animal Hamaguchi

2

6267

54

Genichiro Tenryu, Mighty Inoue & Takashi Ishikawa vs. Riki Choshu, Animal Hamaguchi & Isamu Teranishi (1/10/85)

Ashura Hara

15

41651

34

Jumbo Tsuruta, Great Kabuki & Takashi Ishikawa vs. Ashura Hara Toshiaki Kawada & Ricky Fuyuki (3/11/88)

Bill Irwin

1

3245

70

Stan Hansen & Genichiro Tenryu vs. Terry Gordy and Bill Irwin (11/19/89)

Billy Robinson

1

5102

15

Billy Robinson vs. Nick Bockwinkel (12/11/80)

Bobby Fulton

1

3915

45

Joe & Dean Malenko vs. Bobby Fulton & Tommy Rogers (7/15/89)

Bruiser Brody

10

24241

20

Bruiser Brody & Jimmy Snuka vs. Dory and Terry Funk (12/13/81)

Buck Robley

1

2595

102

Dory and Terry Funk vs. Umanoseke Ueda & Buck Robley (10/6/81)

Chavo Guerrero

4

7767

108

Chavo Guerrero vs. Masa Fuchi (8/31/83)

Dan Kroffat

8

28189

11

Toshiaki Kawada & Ricky Fuyuki vs. Dan Kroffat & Doug Furnas (6/5/89)

Dan Spivey

1

3001

87

Dan Spivey, Dan Kroffat & Doug Furnas vs. Genichiro Tenryu, Toshiaki Kawada & Ricky Fuyuki (5/28/89 TV)

Davey Boy Smith

1

2708

97

Doug Furnas, Dan Kroffat & Masa Fuchi vs. British Bulldogs & Kenta Kobashi (11/19/89)

Dean Malenko

3

8123

45

Joe & Dean Malenko vs. Bobby Fulton & Tommy Rogers (7/15/89)

Dick Murdoch

2

6096

55

Jumbo Tsuruta vs. Dick Murdoch (3/5/80)

Dick Slater

2

7110

28

Jumbo Tsuruta vs. Dick Slater (5/1/80)

Dory Funk Jr.

7

23061

17

Dory and Terry Funk vs. Stan Hansen & Terry Gordy (8/31/83)

Dos Caras

1

1845

131

Dos Caras & Mil Mascaras vs. Chavo Guerrero & Ricky Steamboat (9/6/81)

Doug Furnas

7

25294

11

Toshiaki Kawada & Ricky Fuyuki vs. Dan Kroffat & Doug Furnas (6/5/89)

Dynamite Kid

1

2708

97

Doug Furnas, Dan Kroffat & Masa Fuchi vs. British Bulldogs & Kenta Kobashi (11/19/89)

Genichiro Tenryu

63

219712

1

Jumbo Tsuruta vs. Genichiro Tenryu (6/5/89)

Giant Baba

15

43940

7

Giant Baba & Rusher Kimura vs. Genichiro Tenryu & Stan Hansen (11/29/89)

Gran Hamada

1

1940

127

Chavo & Hector Guerrero vs. Mighty Inoue & Gran Hamada (9/12/84)

Great Kabuki

5

16313

34

Jumbo Tsuruta, Great Kabuki & Takashi Ishikawa vs. Ashura Hara Toshiaki Kawada & Ricky Fuyuki (3/11/88)

Harley Race

7

19224

43

Harley Race vs. Ric Flair (5/22/84)

Hector Guerrero

1

1940

127

Chavo & Hector Guerrero vs. Mighty Inoue & Gran Hamada (9/12/84)

Hiro Saito

2

5839

50

Hiro Saito vs. Masa Fuchi (6/12/86)

Hiroshi Wajima

3

5788

117

Genichiro Tenryu & Ashura Hara vs. Jumbo Tsuruta & Hiroshi Wajima (1/24/88)

Isamu Teranishi

1

3636

54

Genichiro Tenryu, Mighty Inoue & Takashi Ishikawa vs. Riki Choshu, Animal Hamaguchi & Isamu Teranishi (1/10/85)

Isao Takagi

1

2380

113

Tiger Mask & Isao Takagi vs. Genichiro Tenryu & Toshiaki Kawada (7/16/88)

Jimmy Snuka

3

6970

20

Bruiser Brody & Jimmy Snuka vs. Dory and Terry Funk (12/13/81)

Joe Malenko

5

13546

42

Dan Kroffat & Doug Furnas vs. Kenta Kobashi & Joe Malenko (10/11/89)

John Tenta

2

4670

93

Genichiro Tenryu & Toshiaki Kawada vs. John Tenta & Shunji Takano (1/5/89 TV)

Jumbo Tsuruta

66

227999

1

Jumbo Tsuruta vs. Genichiro Tenryu (6/5/89)

Kenta Kobashi

4

14980

16

Jumbo Tsuruta & Kenta Kobashi vs. Genichiro Tenryu & Stan Hansen (7/15/89)

Kerry Von Erich

3

9255

6

Jumbo Tsuruta vs. Kerry Von Erich (2/3 Falls) (5/22/84)

Killer Khan

2

10252

9

Riki Choshu vs. Killer Khan (7/31/86)

Kuniaki Kobayashi

2

5501

56

Kuniaki Kobayashi vs. Masa Fuchi (4/6/86)

La Fiera

1

3349

66

Tiger Mask vs. La Fiera (8/26/84)

Masa Fuchi

9

26675

30

Masa Fuchi vs. Mitsuo Momota (3/29/89)

Mighty Inoue

3

7063

54

Genichiro Tenryu, Mighty Inoue & Takashi Ishikawa vs. Riki Choshu, Animal Hamaguchi & Isamu Teranishi (1/10/85)

Mil Mascaras

4

8844

85

Jumbo Tsuruta vs. Mil Mascaras (7/30/82)

Mitsuo Momota

1

4402

30

Masa Fuchi vs. Mitsuo Momota (3/29/89)

Nick Bockwinkel

3

11943

15

Billy Robinson vs. Nick Bockwinkel (12/11/80)

Ole Anderson

1

995

147

Genichiro Tenryu vs. Ole Anderson (4/5/86)

Pete Roberts

1

1820

132

Masa Fuchi vs. Pete Roberts (5/5/87)

Ric Flair

8

31412

5

Jumbo Tsuruta vs. Ric Flair (6/8/83)

Rick Martel

4

14618

32

Jumbo Tsuruta vs. Rick Martel (7/31/84)

Ricky Fuyuki

11

41240

11

Toshiaki Kawada & Ricky Fuyuki vs. Dan Kroffat & Doug Furnas (6/5/89)

Ricky Morton

1

2895

88

Stan Hansen & Dan Kroffat vs. Rock N Roll Express (10/26/88)

Ricky Steamboat

6

11844

79

Ric Flair vs. Ric Steamboat (6/4/82)

Riki Choshu

15

58564

3

Jumbo Tsuruta & Genichiro Tenryu vs. Riki Choshu Yoshiaki Yatsu (1/28/86)

Road Warrior Animal

1

1750

133

Jumbo Tsuruta & Genichiro Tenryu vs. Road Warriors (3/12/87)

Road Warrior Hawk

1

1750

133

Jumbo Tsuruta & Genichiro Tenryu vs. Road Warriors (3/12/87)

Robert Gibson

1

2895

88

Stan Hansen & Dan Kroffat vs. Rock N Roll Express (10/26/88)

Rusher Kimura

3

11061

7

Giant Baba & Rusher Kimura vs. Genichiro Tenryu & Stan Hansen (11/29/89)

Samson Fuyuki

2

5529

57

Genichiro Tenryu & Samson Fuyuki vs. Great Kabuki & Takashi Ishikawa (2/20/88)

Shinichi Nakano

4

12892

22

Toshiaki Kawada & Ricky Fuyuki vs. Shunji Takano & Shinichi Nakano (7/19/88)

Shunji Takano

4

13084

22

Toshiaki Kawada & Ricky Fuyuki vs. Shunji Takano & Shinichi Nakano (7/19/88)

Stan Hansen

38

132024

2

Genichiro Tenryu & Toshiaki Kawada vs. Stan Hansen & Terry Gordy (12/16/88)

Strong Machine

1

2117

122

Jumbo Tsuruta, Genichiro Tenryu & Tiger Mask vs. Shunji Takano, Hiro Saito & Strong Machine (4/6/86)

Takashi Ishikawa

4

12796

34

Jumbo Tsuruta, Great Kabuki & Takashi Ishikawa vs. Ashura Hara Toshiaki Kawada & Ricky Fuyuki (3/11/88)

Ted Dibiase

7

20430

48

Jumbo Tsuruta & Genichiro Tenryu vs. Stan Hansen & Ted Dibiase (8/31/85)

Terry Funk

10

37670

10

Terry Funk vs. Stan Hansen (4/14/83)

Terry Gordy

8

24430

2

Genichiro Tenryu & Toshiaki Kawada vs. Stan Hansen & Terry Gordy (12/16/88)

The Sheik

1

1397

142

The Sheik vs. Ricky Steamboat (12/9/80)

Tiger Mask

9

24429

25

Jumbo Tsuruta vs. Tiger Mask (3/9/88)

Tommy Rogers

1

3915

45

Joe & Dean Malenko vs. Bobby Fulton & Tommy Rogers (7/15/89)

Toshiaki Kawada

18

67686

2

Genichiro Tenryu & Toshiaki Kawada vs. Stan Hansen & Terry Gordy (12/16/88)

Umanoseke Ueda

1

2595

102

Dory and Terry Funk vs. Umanoseke Ueda & Buck Robley (10/6/81)

Yoshiaki Yatsu

28

92191

3

Jumbo Tsuruta & Genichiro Tenryu vs. Riki Choshu Yoshiaki Yatsu (1/28/86)







Top Wrestler (3 matches)
1. Genichiro Tenryu: 18437 points
2. Jumbo Tsuruta: 18207 points
3. Stan Hansen: 17547 points
4. Yoshiaki Yatsu: 16886 points
5. Toshiaki Kawada: 16755 points
6. Riki Choshu: 16377 points
7. Terry Funk: 15372 points
8. Ric Flair: 14693 points
9. Ricky Fuyuki: 14575 points
10. Terry Gordy: 14343 points
11. Giant Baba: 14028 points
12. Doug Furnas: 13456 points
12. Dan Kroffat: 13456 points
14. Dory Funk Jr.: 13170 points
15. Masa Fuchi: 12393 points
16. Kenta Kobashi: 12272 points
17. Ashura Hara: 12212 points
18. Nick Bockwinkel: 11943 points
19. Rick Martel: 11809 points
20. Bruiser Brody: 11529 points
21. Takashi Ishikawa: 11397 points
22. Tiger Mask: 11329 points
23. Rusher Kimura: 11061 points
24. Great Kabuki: 10994 points
25. Shunji Takano: 10967 points

Top Wrestler (5 matches)
1. Genichiro Tenryu: 29914 points
2. Jumbo Tsuruta: 29664 points
3. Stan Hansen: 28158 points
4. Yoshiaki Yatsu: 26393 points
5. Toshiaki Kawada: 25766 points
6. Riki Choshu: 25684 points
7. Terry Funk: 23119 points
8. Ricky Fuyuki: 22669 points
9. Ric Flair: 22599 points
10. Giant Baba: 21706 points
11. Dan Kroffat: 19829 points
11. Doug Furnas: 19829 points
13. Terry Gordy: 19772 points
14. Dory Funk Jr.: 18975 points
15. Masa Fuchi: 18702 points
16. Ashura Hara: 18633 points
17. Bruiser Brody: 18010 points
18. Tiger Mask: 16895 points
19. Great Kabuki: 16313 points
20. Ted Dibiase: 16311 points
21. Harley Race: 16273 points
22. Joe Malenko: 13546 points
23. Ricky Steamboat: 10941 points

Top Wrestler (10 matches)
1. Genichiro Tenryu: 56464 points
2. Jumbo Tsuruta: 56214 points
3. Stan Hansen: 51728 points
4. Yoshiaki Yatsu: 46679 points
5. Toshiaki Kawada: 44702 points
6. Riki Choshu: 44674 points
7. Ricky Fuyuki: 38811 points
8. Terry Funk: 37670 points
9. Giant Baba: 35910 points
10. Ashura Hara: 32072 points

Top Wrestler (25 matches)
1. Jumbo Tsuruta: 122369 points
2. Genichiro Tenryu: 119696 points
3. Stan Hansen: 103864 points
4. Yoshiaki Yatsu: 87928 points

TAG TEAMS

Top Tag (3 matches)
1. Stan Hansen & Genichiro Tenryu: 16523 points
2. Jumbo Tsuruta & Genichiro Tenryu: 15479 points
3. Toshiaki Kawada & Genichiro Tenryu: 15460 points
4. Yoshiaki Yatsu & Riki Choshu: 15432 points
5. Yoshiaki Yatsu & Jumbo Tsuruta: 15128 points
6. Toshiaki Kawada & Ricky Fuyuki: 14575 points
7. Terry Gordy & Stan Hansen: 14333 points
8. Doug Furnas & Dan Kroffat: 13456 points
9. Terry Funk & Dory Funk Jr.: 13170 points
10. Genichiro Tenryu & Ashura Hara: 11252 points

Top Tag (5 matches)

1. Jumbo Tsuruta & Genichiro Tenryu: 24664 points
2. Yoshiaki Yatsu & Riki Choshu: 23676 points
3. Yoshiaki Yatsu & Jumbo Tsuruta: 23003 points
4. Stan Hansen & Genichiro Tenryu: 22907 points
5. Toshiaki Kawada & Genichiro Tenryu: 22829 points
6. Toshiaki Kawada & Ricky Fuyuki: 22669 points
7. Doug Furnas & Dan Kroffat: 19829 points
8. Terry Funk & Dory Funk Jr.: 18327 points
9. Terry Gordy & Stan Hansen: 17773 points
10. Genichiro Tenryu & Ashura Hara: 17529 points

Top Tag (10 matches)

1. Jumbo Tsuruta & Genichiro Tenryu: 40290 points
2. Toshiaki Kawada & Ricky Fuyuki: 38149 points
3. Yoshiaki Yatsu & Jumbo Tsuruta: 37970 points
4. Toshiaki Kawada & Genichiro Tenryu: 36810 points
5. Genichiro Tenryu & Ashura Hara: 30047 points

TOP FEUDS

Top Feud (3 matches)
1. Jumbo Tsuruta vs. Genichiro Tenryu: 17894 points
2. Yoshiaki Yatsu vs. Genichiro Tenryu: 16886 points
3. Stan Hansen vs. Jumbo Tsuruta: 15831 points
4. Riki Choshu vs. Jumbo Tsuruta: 15479 points
4. Riki Choshu vs. Genichiro Tenryu: 15479 points
6. Yoshiaki Yatsu vs. Jumbo Tsuruta: 15432 points
7. Stan Hansen vs. Genichiro Tenryu: 15307 points
8. Terry Funk vs. Stan Hansen: 14953 points
9. Ric Flair vs. Jumbo Tsuruta: 14512 points
10. Stan Hansen vs. Giant Baba: 13759 points

Top Feud (5 matches)
1. Jumbo Tsuruta vs. Genichiro Tenryu: 28665 points
2. Yoshiaki Yatsu vs. Genichiro Tenryu: 26393 points
3. Riki Choshu vs. Jumbo Tsuruta: 24664 points
3. Riki Choshu vs. Genichiro Tenryu: 24664 points
5. Yoshiaki Yatsu vs. Jumbo Tsuruta: 23676 points
6. Stan Hansen vs. Genichiro Tenryu: 23222 points
7. Stan Hansen vs. Jumbo Tsuruta: 23068 points
8. Terry Funk vs. Stan Hansen: 21536 points
9. Stan Hansen vs. Giant Baba: 20708 points
10. Toshiaki Kawada vs. Jumbo Tsuruta: 19804 points

Top Feud (10 matches)
1. Jumbo Tsuruta vs. Genichiro Tenryu: 50874 points
2. Yoshiaki Yatsu vs. Genichiro Tenryu: 46679 points
3. Riki Choshu vs. Genichiro Tenryu: 41660 points
4. Stan Hansen vs. Genichiro Tenryu: 37887 points
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