Kenta kobashi  vs  Dr Death  - Their Iconic 1993 Encounter

On August 31st, 1993, AJPW hero Kenta Kobashi and American badass ‘Dr. Death’ Steve Williams faced each other in an epic encounter.


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You could not have a more perfect duo for a classic, hardnosed wrestling match.

On one side there was Kenta Kobashi. He was a rising star at the time,  looking to prove he was more than just a tag team wrestler.’..

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An Ideal Encounter

The Stakes

The winner of this match would become the #1  contender for the Triple Crown Heavyweight Championship, AJPW’s top  prize. So both men brought their A-game.

On the other side, there was ‘Dr. Death’ Steve Williams, a monstrous  Oklahoman with an even more impressive pedigree than Kobashi.


Jockeying For  Control 

From the opening bell, this match was intense. The wrestlers forewent  the typical slow feeling-out process and tore into each other.

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