First off, I love that picture.
Second off, I'm starting to love catch wrestling.
I stayed up from midnight to 9am watching a Japanese mixed martial arts (MMA) show last night ... today ... whatever and it included a handful of matches from Inoki Genome Federation (IGF). Two were snoozers but one in particular was fantastic.
It was Josh Barnett taking on Hideki Suzuki and it reminded me a lot of the old Union of Wrestling Forces International (UWF-i) stuff that I had seen back in the day. That kind of submission grappling always appealed to me but when I discovered it, finding Japanese tapes from the early 1990s wasn't exactly all that easy.
Now that YouTube is around, you can find all sorts of wonderful stuff like this clip of Pride Fighting Championships veteran and Japanese legend Kazushi Sakuraba taking on Kiyoshi Tamura.
I need to find me some UWF-i tapes.
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