TAPE 192

Quality: EX (*MASTER*)

Length: 2.5 hrs (DVD)

U-STYLE PPV - 8/18/04 (Probably the second-best U-Style show ever to this point, featuring the last 2 rounds of the U-Style title tournament. Really good show, hurt only by the injury to Kakihara. I've got a master, so VQ is EX.)
Manabu Hara vs Rocky Romero (***1/2) Ryuki Ueyama vs Katsuhiko Nakajima Yuki Ishikawa vs Crafter M Masahito Kakihara vs Alexander Otsuka (2nd rd - Kakihara injures his leg like 1 minute into this, resulting in a no-contest. Too bad, I'm fairly certain Kakihara was booked to go to the finals to meet his old rival Tamura.) KIYOSHI TAMURA VS HIROYUKI ITO (2nd round - Nobody gives Ito a chance in this one, yet Tamura gives up his selfishness and lets Ito shine. The crowd is won over and we get a ton of heat in this super-stiff match. Fantastic stuff that shows how good U-Style can be when they click.) Kensuke Sasaki vs Kyosuke Sasaki (What's the point of bringing in an anti-shoot style turd like Sasaki? He's worked MMA matches, so he knows how a shoot should look, but he comes in and works a stupid pro-style match. This sucks.) Kiyoshi Tamura vs Alexander Otsuka (Finals - Tamura wins the first U-Style title. I'm shocked, SHOCKED I say, that Tamura wins this.)