TAPE 371

Quality: EX (1st Gen Convert)

Length: 2.5 hrs (DVD)

UWFI - 9/11/96 (Commercial tape; I've got a 1st gen convert so quality is EX)
Tiger Madero vs Kenichi Yamamoto Hiromitsu Kanehara vs Nikolai Gordeau Masao Orihari vs Kazushi Sakuraba (weird match - towards the end, Orihari throws shoot-style out the window, hits a low blow, sprints to the top rope, delivers a dropkick and then bounces off the ropes for a clothesline! Later, there's a brutal piledriver too. Seems really out of place in a UWFI match.) Tiger Mask Sayama vs Cobra (George Takano) Kensuke Sasaki vs Masahito Kakihara (If anybody ever asks why "smarts" hate Kensuke Sasaki, show them this match. Sasaki goes out of his way to try and embarrass Kakihara, a rising star, on his own turf in front of a UWFI crowd. He does this by not cooperating fully, no-selling, and just generally being a jerk. Guys like him should have to face Toshiaki Kawada when he's in a foul mood!) Shinnya Hashimoto vs Naoki Sano Yoji Anjoh vs Dave Beneteau NOBUHIKO TAKADA VS GENICHIRO TENRYU (Great match! Takada just beats the hell out of Tenryu including several brutal kicks to the head and face. Tenryu retaliates by hitting Takada with straight punches to the face. Good stuff!)