L&WRR #33: Vader vs. Kenta Kobashi (4/16/99) w/ Kieran Lefort

L&WRR #33: Vader vs. Kenta Kobashi (4/16/99) w/ Kieran Lefort

WH Park is joined on this month’s episode of The Long & Winding Royal Road by Kieran Lefort from the great podcast, Must See Matches.

They review Kenta Kobashi taking on the man they call Vader in the Champion Carnival final of 1999 held at Budokan Hall on April 16 of that year. 

Kieran and WH discuss Vader’s tenure in the WWF and how joining AJPW in 1998 provided a renaissance for his career. They also discuss the match history between the two men and how it plays into the story of this particular match. 

Click here to watch the match: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x4op5xx


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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