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UWF-I Hataage Dai-issen Moving On Commercial Tape 5/10/91 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
-1 1/2hr. Q=Master

Kiyoshi Tamura vs. Masahito Kakihara

Kazuo Yamazaki & Tatsuo Nakano vs. Yoji Anjo & Yuko Miyato

Nobuhiko Takada vs. Tom Burton

UWF-I Hataage Dai-nisen Moving On 2nd Commercial Tape 6/6/91 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
-1hr 20min. Q=Master
UWF-I Moving On 2nd 6/6/91

Yuko Miyato vs. Tom Burton

Kiyoshi Tamura vs. Yoji Anjo

Kazuo Yamazaki vs. J.T. Southern

Nobuhiko Takada vs. Tatsuo Nakano

UWF-I Hataage Dai-sansen Moving On 3rd Commercial Tape 7/3/91 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
-1hr 35min. Q=Master
UWF-I Moving On 3rd 7/3/91

Standing Bout: Makoto Ohe vs. Rudy Rabord (sp?)

Kiyoshi Tamura vs. Tom Burton

Yuko Miyato vs. Kazuo Yamazaki

Yoji Anjo vs. Tatsuo Nakano

Nobuhiko Takada vs. J.T. Southern

UWF-I Hataage Dai-yonsen Moving On 4th Commercial Tape 7/30/91 Fukuoka Hakata Starlanes
-1hr 35min. Q=Master
UWF-I Moving On 4th 7/30/91

Standing Bout: Makoto Ohe vs. J. Arlano. Good action. Arlano did better in round one. 2R 1:32

Tatsuo Nakano vs. Yuko Miyato. Their UWF matches seemed much longer, but this developed slowly as always. In a way that was good because the last few minutes were exciting, and you didn't have to wait forever to get to them. As a whole, the standup was good, but the mat was a bit dull. 9:41. **

Kazuo Yamazaki vs. Billy Scott. Exciting, dramatic, and smartly worked. Just vintage Yamazaki. They really fought with each other instead of the usual just go with the move offering no resistance. You'd think someone might have noticed how into this the fans were. 12:39. ***1/2

Nobuhiko Takada & Kiyoshi Tamura vs. Yoji Anjo & Jim Boss. Great in points, but nothing special in others. Should have been much better than it was, but since they had so few workers and only got 25 minutes out of the undercard, this had to go on forever. In the first half they pretty much conserved the points then went through them in the 2nd half. 31:02. ***

UWF-I Hataage Dai-gosen Moving On 5th Commercial Tape 8/24/91 Shizuoka Sangyokan
-1hr 35min. Q=Master

Standing Bout: Makoto Ohe vs. Marb Winon (sp?)

Kiyoshi Tamura vs. Yuko Miyato

Gary Albright vs. Yoji Anjo

Nobuhiko Takada & Billy Scott vs. Kazuo Yamazaki & Tatsuo Nakano

UWF-I Moving On Sapporo Commercial Tape 9/26/91 Hokkaido Sapporo Nakajima Taiiku Center
-1hr 25min. Q=Master

Standing Bout: Makoto Ohe vs. Rafael Aguilar

Tatsuo Nakano vs. Kiyoshi Tamura

Yuko Miyato vs. Gary Albright

Kazuo Yamazaki vs. Yoji Anjo

Nobuhiko Takada vs. Bob Backlund

UWF-I Moving On Prelude to the World Chapter 1 Commercial Tape 10/6/91 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
-1hr 20min. Q=Master

Standing Bout: Makoto Ohe vs. Sakuchai Sakuwitaya R1 1:57

Kiyoshi Tamura & Yuko Miyato vs. Tatsuo Nakano & Tom Burton 8:48

Billy Scott vs. Yoji Anjo 11:29

Nobuhiko Takada vs. Kazuo Yamazaki 16:45

UWF-I Moving On Prelude to the World Chapter 2 Commercial Tape 11/7/91 Osaka Furitsu Taiikukaikan
-1hr 45min. Q=Near Perfect

Standing Bout: David Cummings vs. Makoto Ohe R1 1:25

Yoji Anjo & Tom Burton vs. Yuko Miyato & Kiyoshi Tamura 20:44

Gary Albright vs. Tatsuo Nakano 6:56

Kazuo Yamazaki vs. Billy Scott 20:17

Nobuhiko Takada vs. Bob Backlund 16:42

UWF-I Kakutogi Sekaiichi (best in the world) Ketteisen (decision match) Commercial Tape 12/22/91 Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan
-3hr 5min. Q=Master. 2 DVDs
UWF-I Kakutogi Sekaiichi Ketteisen 12/22/91

Hiromitsu Kanehara vs. Masakazu Maeda. Kanehara is so underrated as a worker. Even with minimal experience, he carried a no experience rookie that never amounted to anything to a good match. Even match that was pretty good in all aspects. Kanehara controlled the mat, but Maeda had some long stretches of throwing all his strikes at Kanehara. Overall, it was more of a technical match, but Kanehara is a good striker too. His strikes were crisper and more precise than Maeda's even though striking was supposed to be Maeda's advantage. Kanehara did a handful of suplexes including an overhead bodylock. 15:00. **1/2

Standing Bout: Makoto Ohe vs. Bins Rose. Adequate. 2:52 of R2.

Masahito Kakihara vs. Jim Bose. Short but exciting bout that was almost all standup. Lots of knockdowns. Bose got a bloody nose. 4:03. **3/4

Yuko Miyato vs. Tom Burton. Even match. Burton clinched and use his size and strength to throw Miyato around or apply a submission. 7:50. **

Kiyoshi Tamura vs. Gary Albright. Tamura did his job very well, but that was limited to making Albright look good. He made a lot of nice counters to gain control, but Albright was just too big for him to sustain an advantage. Tamura couldn't move Gary, who kept throwing him around and limited his offense to just above nil. 5:25. **1/4

Yoji Anjo vs. Bob Backlund. Anjo carried this and Backlund was okay. Backlund was better in UWF than UWF-I because the style kept progressing and leaving him behind. His wrestling was less credible due to these changes, and his world's silliest expressions didn't exactly add to his believability. That said, if he'd done this style full time during his formative years I have no doubt he'd have been very good. 11:25. **

Kazuo Yamazaki vs. Tatsuo Nakano. One of those UWF-I matches that was way ahead of its time, but didn't alter their style for the better like it should have. Cautious, strategic, more realistic match. It wasn't typical UWF-I where one wouldn't fear the consequences of throwing a kick. Yamazaki would try to sneak them in like a real shoot, but he'd still fail often. Yamazaki would basically kick, though hardly continuously, until Nakano caught his leg and took him down similar to the typical kickboxer vs. wrestler shoots. 13:23. ***1/4

Kakutogi Sekaiichi Ketteisen 3 Min 10R: Billy Scott vs. James Warring. One of the most boring and monotonous fights, ever! I've read equipment financing contracts that were more exciting than this match. Scott took strikes all night looking for an opening to shoot that apparently never presented itself. That might be okay if Warring landed any good strikes, but basically Scott kept his hands up and Warring just threw occassional pawing punches. Once in a while he did connect with a decent low kick. The fans were booing after the 4th round. It seemed like Warring wasn't cooperating the way Scott expected because Scott didn't shoot until the 5th round, and after Warring grabbed the ropes to prevent the takedown, Scott seemed pissed in his future attempts. His second takedown attempt was a bodylock, but he just rammed him into the corner. I think Scott supposedly "shot" on Warring in this match, but it seemed like it was in a worked way to get Warring to open up rather than trying to do serious damage. Like, he'd refuse to release the submission when Warring grabbed the ropes, but he wasn't really choking him out and he wasn't doing it for heel heat since he was the face. It did seem like he took some cheap shots in the last few round when Warring grabbed the ropes, but really nothing that might injure Warring so it could have been part of the plan. Warring was a big problem, but Scott really sucked at takedowns too. He kept going high, so he was his own worst enemy driving Warring toward the ropes, which is where he wanted to be anyway. Finally Scott scooped Warring on his shoulders, but Warring grabbed the ropes before he could slam him, so Scott dumped him over the top. I suppose you could blame the rules for ruining the match, but I blame the competitors because I've seen these mixed matches with the rope breaks be damn good. It's smart for the kickboxer to grab the ropes to avoid the takedown, but in a work you want to mix strategy with action. Here, we just got 100 rope breaks. 10R. DUD

Kakutogi Sekaiichi Ketteisen 3 Min 10R: Nobuhiko Takada vs. Trevor Berbick. This wasn't intended to be comedy, but I can't think of many funnier matches. Berbick just had no idea what he was getting himself into and came off as one of the great wusses of all-time. Takada started with a low kick and Berbick complained it was below the belt. Takada threw another and Berbick stopped fighting altogether, complaining to everyone. Apparently, he thought this was like that crummy American kickboxing where there's no kicking below the waste. The thing is the match was a work and while Takada threw good kicks, he didn't come out throwing kicks that were noticably harder than the ones he regularly uses on his pals that weigh 70 pounds less than Trevor. In fact, I never saw a kick that convinced me Takada shot on Berbick in the traditional sense. Takada definitely didn't follow their agreement unless for some reason there was none to follow. In any case, Takada kept throwing low kicks because they were really rattling Berbick, who was totally clueless to why the ref wasn't warning Takada or deducting points for these "illegal" tactics. Berbick told Takada "no more" and pointed to his knee, but Takada kicked it again and again anyway. Finally, Takada kicked Berbick in the knee when he was in the corner and Berbick said, "What the fuck is this? What the fuck is this?" and hoped out of the ring never to return. Outside, he swore up a storm claiming Takada changed the rules. I don't know how to rate this, but it gets huge marks for perverse entertainment. 2:52