[Match of the Day - Kenta Kobashi Series] Here is the third match of this eleven match series, as we countdown to Kenta Kobashi’s official retirement on May 11th.
Kenta Kobashi vs. “Dr. Death” Steve Williams from August 31, 1993 at the Budokan Hall in Tokyo.
This bout would mark the first ever singles battle between Kobashi and Dr. Death. Kobashi has been making strides as a single competitor at this time, but has yet to claim the singles victory that he needed to push himself to the next level. Williams of course was a mainstay at this time and was on the verge of becoming a Triple Crown Champion within the next year following this match. This match would be a contendership match for the current Triple Crown Champion in Mitsuharu Misawa. This match is noteworthy for being one of the more repeated brutal finishes to a match, and definitely ended up showing the toughness of Kobashi. If Kobashi surviving against Stan Hansen a month prior was not enough.