All Japan Year in Review: 1988
Ever wonder what was going on in All Japan in 1988? Here I will be reviewing all TV airings from the entire year for All Japan Pro Wrestling. This includes every episode of their weekly one hour television show (with a few exceptions). Instead of rating the disks individually, I will rate and analyze the year as a whole once I have reviewed all the tapings. Individual matches will still be rated, however. Click anywhere in the block of matches to read the review for that disk.
Important note: This Year in Review is done based off what was shown on All Japan TV for 1988. Even though Kobashi debuted in 1988, none of his matches made TV for the entire year as he was doing opening match duty (and losing a whole lot). He was on a few of the Budokan Hall events but never in a big enough match to make TV. I didn't want you to think I was ignoring one of the biggest puroresu stars, he just didn't make an appearance on All Japan TV in his debut year. Nor did Kikuchi for that matter. So that is why they aren't mentioned while other rookies such as Arashi and Taue are since both of them had matches that made TV.
All Japan TV (January 2nd and January 9th, 1988)
All Japan TV (January 16th and January 23rd, 1988)
All Japan TV (January 30th, 1988)