TAPE 179

Quality: EX (1st Gen Convert)

Length: 2 hrs (DVD)

UWFI WORLD PRO WRESTLING TOURNEY 1ST ROUND - 4/3/94 (Not quite as good as the later rounds in the tournament, but still - this *IS* UWFI in 1994, so it's still a really good tape. The only real drawback are poor booking decisions - Takada vs Yamazaki in the first round? Lydick vs Berkovich? I've got a 1st gen convert so VQ is EX.)
Hiromitsu Kanehara vs Tatsuo Nakano (SUPER stiff) Yoshihiro Takayama vs Yuko Miyato Gary Albright Interview (Great stuff as he rips on Ken Shamrock, Akira Maeda, and others for not showing up for the UWFI tourney.) Kiyoshi Tamura vs Bad News Allen Gene Lydick vs Vladimir Berkovich Victor Zangiev vs Yoji Anjoh Masahito Kakihara vs Dan Severn Vader vs Salman Hashimikov (Wow, does this match SUCK) Gary Albright vs Billy Scott Nobuhiko Takada vs Kazuo Yamazaki (This match is just further evidence of the misuse of Yamazaki in UWFI. I'm not saying he should've won the match - it's obvious that the whole tourney was designed to bring about a Takada vs Vader rematch, so clearly Yamazaki has to lose to one guy or the other at some point - but to have him lose in the first round? That's just stupid. Still, Yamazaki is a pro and this is a good, albeit very short, match.)