TAPE 1000

Quality: EX (*MASTER*)

Length: 80 min (DVD)

UWF "Starting Over" - 5/12/88 (The debut show of the re-formed UWF, the idea here is to serve as kind of an introduction to the fed and to the style. They still have some kinks to work out at this point - there's no scoring system in place, they're still counting pinfalls, some of the work is a little too "pro-style" for a shoot-style group like the UWF, and there's only 6 guys on the roster - but the action is solid and very enjoyable. I've got a DVD master so quality is EX!)
Nobuhiko Takada vs Yuko Miyato (Exhibition match - They put over Takada as a stud here as he beats Miyato fairly easily. The match continues for the whole ten minutes though.) Yoji Anjoh vs Tatsuo Nakano (Good match that goes long - like 25 minutes - and allows both guys to look good. The only knock I have is that it's a little too "pro" in style.) Akira Maeda vs Kazuo Yamazaki (The dead crowd finally wakes up somewhat for this one. This match goes long too, about 25 minutes, and Maeda does a good job of allowing Yamazaki to look great. Kazuo scores several knockdowns before Maeda finally takes over.)