Summer Action Series II
August 20 - September 9, 1988
Tom Zenk and Johnny Ace, August 1988.
Observer reported "Zenk ...is far larger and more muscular than when
he was on tour here during the tag tournament... Ace and Zenk are being
groomed for the tag tourney this year. Zenk's dropkicks are still among
the best" (WON 9/5/88).
|August 29, 1988
in Tokyo -Tom Zenk and Jerry Oates against Hiroshi Wajima and Takashi
Ishikawa in the Bruiser
Brody Memorial Show with the veteran Japanese team taking out the match.
"The Memorial was was great and eerie at the same time. I mean, it was weird with an arena packed paying homage to a wrestler's casket. The crowd was so into it you could feel Brody's spirit. It truly touched me. It was also beautiful to see all the fans bring him roses and gifts. And a lot of money was raised for his family. Brody was a true hero and the Japanese loved him. It's a shame all the American promoters would say is he was trouble. Yeah, trouble cause he wanted to get paid?" Torch Interview part 2
September 4, before 2,450 fans in Kanazu - Oates, Ace and Zenk paid their respect to Giant Baba in a tag match with Baba partnering Yatsu and Sato.
September 9,Chiba - for the series end, in Tom Zenk teamed with Jimmy Snuka to beat Isao Takagi and Akira Taue at 11:19 when Snuka pinned Taue with his 'Superfly Splash.'
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Results and images from the matches
Brody Memorial Show
Tom Zenk Interview
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