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Pacific Rim: Flair vs. Fujinami at the Tokyo Dome


Japanese fans in attendance thought they witnessed history as IWGP Champion Tatsumi Fujinami beat Ric Flair for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship, but a disputed finish and secret angle after the match tarnished the victory.

On this episode of the Pacific Rim Pro Wrestling Podcast, Fumi Saito and Jim Valley go in-depth on "Starrcade at Tokyo Dome" which happened 28 years ago in 1991. Fumi talks about the controversial ending, the angle that was quietly filmed after the match to nullify the finish, and how the follow-up match at the first Superbrawl PPV was explained to fans in Japan.

How is the match remembered today? What does Fujinami say about the match and did any politics affect the outcome?  We also talk about Sting vs. The Great Muta, the Scorpion Deathlock, El Gigante, Scott Norton, and more. It's one of our longest episodes and, I think, one of our best.

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