TAPE 373

Quality: EX (1st Gen Convert)

Length: 110 min (DVD)

UWFI vs NEW JAPAN - 2/96 (This is an excellent, yet frustrating, tape covering three shows from 2/96 with UWFI vs NJ matches. The 8-man match is excellent, but the big main event match is disappointing. I've got a 1st gen convert so quality is EX)
Masahito Kakihara, Hiromitsu Kanehara, Kazushi Sakuraba, Kenichi Yamamoto vs Shinjiro Ohtani, Yuji Nagata, Tokimitsu Ishizawa & Tatsuhito Takaiwa, 2/3/96 (2/3 Falls - it's too bad these guys weren't given 45 minutes to work - there's a *TON* of talent here. But who would've thunk that Sakuraba would end up the biggest star of these 8?) Yoshihiro Takayama & Yoji Anjoh vs Hiroshi Tenzan & Hiro Saito, 2/3/96 Kuniaki Kobayashi vs Akira Nogami (Hair vs Hair - JIP - the shaving is shown) Yoshihiro Takayama & Yoji Anjoh vs Ricky Fuyuki & Gedo, 2/4/96 Yoshihiro Takayama & Yoji Anjoh vs Shinnya Hashimoto & Junji Hirata, 2/25/96 Nobuhiko Takada & Naoki Sano vs Keiji Mutoh & Jushin Liger (Basically a squash as Takada refuses to interfere - because that's "cheating" while Sano gets double-teamed. When he finally helps out, the match ends like 30 seconds later. Takada is in the ring maybe 1 minute in this match. Ugh.)