L&WRR #23: Big Van Vader vs. Stan Hansen (2/10/90) w/ Benno

L&WRR #23: Big Van Vader vs. Stan Hansen (2/10/90) w/ Benno


We chug along on the Long & Winding Royal Road as WH Park is joined by fellow POST podcaster Benno (The British Wrestling Experience and Grappl Spotlight) to talk about a legendary match that actually took place in New Japan Pro Wrestling but still falls under the umbrella of 1990s All Japan.

On February 10, 1990, NJPW held their Super Fight in Tokyo Dome show with heavy participation from the AJPW roster including top foreign star, Stan Hansen as he challenged for the IWGP Heavyweight title against defending champion, Big Van Vader.

Benno and WH go over the match and talk about the importance of these two meeting each other at this time in their respective careers, as well as the horrific eye injury suffered by Vader in its early portions.

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WH Park and a special guest look back at the greatest matches of All Japan Pro Wrestling from the 1990s in the Long & Winding Royal Road, a limited-edition podcast from POST Wrestling.

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Music: “Across the Danube, Op. 36” by John Philip Sousa | Performed by United States Marine Band (band) and Jason Fettig (conductor) | The Complete Marches of John Philip Sousa, No.4 | Washington, DC: United States Marine Band, 2015. | Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 | Public Domain Letter