TAPE 321

Quality: EX (*MASTER*)

Length: 1.5 hrs (DVD)

UWF "Heart Beat" - 12/22/88 (Excellent show from the shoot-style UWF. Every match on here is at least good, with the Backlund/Takada match being great. I've got a DVD master so quality is EX!)
Yoji Anjoh vs Tatsuo Nakano (***1/2) Yuko Miyato vs Kazuo Yamazaki Norman Smiley vs Akira Maeda NOBUHIKO TAKADA VS BOB BACKLUND (Great match! Backlund is terrific here; if he'd wrestled shoot-style full-time, he would have been great. Takada drills Backlund in the face with a kick, bloodying - maybe breaking - his nose. So Backlund retaliates by doing his "spin around the guy's eye" move that looks so fake - legit. Takada gets a nasty looking raspberry on his eye. Easily Backlund's best post-1984 match.)