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Wrestling World 1996


January 4, 1996 in Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo Dome drawing 54,000 ($5,500,000)
  1. Yuji Nagata, Shinjiro Ohtani, & Tokimitsu Ishizawa beat Kenichi Yamamoto, Kazushi Sakuraba, & Hiromitsu Kanehara (10:15) when Nagata forced Yamamoto to submit.

  2. Hiromichi Fuyuki pinned Yoji Anjoh (6:42).

  3. Riki Choshu beat Masahito Kakihara (5:46) via submission.

  4. Nobuhiko Takada beat Keiji Mutoh (17:51) via submission to win the IWGP Title.
Note: This was a NJPW show. Only matches with UWFI wrestlers are listed.

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New Japan vs. UWFI: Great Tag War


February 3, 1996 in Sapporo, Japan
Nakajima Sports Center drawing 6,300
  1. Yoji Anjoh & Yoshihiro Takayama beat Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Hiro Saito (10:03) when Anjoh forced Tenzan to submit.

  2. Masahito Kakihara, Hiromitsu Kanehara, Kazushi Sakuraba, & Kenichi Yamamoto beat Yuji Nagata, Shinjiro Ohtani, Tokimitsu Ishizawa, & Tatsuhito Takaiwa (17:43) in three falls.
    • Takaiwa forced Sakuraba to submit (7:39).
    • Kakihara forced Nagata to submit (12:01).
    • Yamamoto forced Takaiwa to submit (17:430.
Note: This was a NJPW show. Only matches with UWFI wrestlers are listed.

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New Japan vs. UWFI: Great Tag War II


February 4, 1996 in Sapporo, Japan
Nakajima Sports Center drawing 6,300
  1. Yoji Anjoh & Yoshihiro Takayama beat Hiromichi Fuyuki & Gedo (9:48) when Anjoh forced Gedo to submit.

  2. Takashi Iizuka, Yuji Nagata, Koji Kanemoto, & Black Cat beat Masahito Kakihara, Hiromitsu Kanehara, Kazushi Sakuraba, & Kenichi Yamamoto (24:26) in three falls.
    • Kakihara beat Kanemoto (15:10) via sleeperhold.
    • Nagata forced Kanehara to submit (17:53).
    • Black Cat forced Yamamoto to submit (24:26).
Note: This was a NJPW show. Only matches with UWFI wrestlers are listed.

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New Japan vs. UWFI: Great Tag War III


February 25, 1996 in Tokyo, Japan
Sumo Hall drawing 11,500
  1. IWGP Tag Champs Shinya Hashimoto & Junji Hirata beat Yoji Anjoh & Yoshihiro Takayama (12:13) when Hashimoto forced Takayama to submit.

  2. Keiji Mutoh & Jushin Liger beat Nobuhiko Takada & Naoki Sano (15:46) when Liger pinned Sano.
Note: This was a NJPW show. Only matches with UWFI wrestlers are listed.

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UWFI vs. New Japan: High Tension


March 1, 1996 in Tokyo, Japan
Budokan Hall drawing 16,500
  1. Tatsuo Nakano beat Kenichi Yamamoto.

  2. Kiyoshi Tamura beat Kazushi Sakuraba (8:42) via submission.

  3. Masahito Kakihara beat Shinjiro Ohtani (7:55) via submission.

  4. Champo beat Hiromitsu Kanehara via decision in a "kickboxing" match.

  5. Yoji Anjoh & Yoshihiro Takayama beat Kazuo Yamazaki & Takashi Iizuka (12:42) when Anjoh forced Yamazaki to submit.

  6. Keiji Mutoh beat Naoki Sano (14:30) via submission.

  7. IWGP Champ Nobuhiko Takada beat Shiro Koshinaka (10:53) via submission.
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UWFI vs. Heisei Ishingun


March 23, 1996 in Sendai, Japan
Miyagi Sports Center drawing 4,500
  1. Kiyoshi Tamura beat Kazushi Sakuraba.

  2. Yoshihiro Takayama beat Tatsuo Nakano.

  3. Kengo Kimura beat Hiromitsu Kanehara.

  4. Masahito Kakihara beat Akitoshi Saito.

  5. Akira Nogami & Kuniaki Kobayashi beat Kenichi Yamamoto & Yoji Anjoh.

  6. Nobuhiko Takada & Yuhi Sano beat Shiro Koshinaka & Michiyoshi Ohara (12:46) when Takada forced Ohara to submit.
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UWFI vs. New Japan: Total War


April 19, 1996 in Osaka, Japan
Furitsu Gym drawing 7,000
  1. Kiyoshi Tamura beat Billy Scott.

  2. Tokimitsu Ishizawa beat Kazushi Sakuraba.

  3. Yoshihiro Takayama beat Tatsuhito Takaiwa.

  4. Masahito Kakihara beat Yuji Nagata.

  5. Tatsuo Nakano & Yuhi Sano beat Kenichi Yamamoto & Yoji Anjoh.

  6. Riki Choshu & Kensuke Sasaki beat Nobuhiko Takada & Hiromitsu Kanehara (10:40) when Sasaki pinned Kanehara.
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Battle Formation 1996


April 29, 1996 in Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo Dome drawing 55,000 ($5,700,000)
  1. Shinya Hashimoto beat Nobuhiko Takada (12:33) via submission to win the IWGP Title.
Note: This was a New Japan event. The only match with a UWFI wrestler was the main event and is considered the end of the NJPW vs. UWFI fued.

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UWFI vs. WAR


May 27, 1996 in Tokyo, Japan
Budokan Hall drawing 15,300
  1. Kiyoshi Tamura beat Kazushi Sakuraba (9:01) via submission.

  2. Hiromitsu Kanehara beat Akira Nogami (5:25) via submission.

  3. Yuhi (Naoki) Sano beat Kenichi Yamamoto (6:02) via submission.

  4. Koki Kitihara beat Tatsuo Nakano (6:35) via submission.

  5. Yoji Anjoh & Yoshihiro Takayama beat Gedo & Hiromichi Fuyuki when Anjoh forced Gedo to submit.

  6. Shiro Koshinaka pinned Masahito Kakihara (6:22).

  7. Nobuhiko Takada KO Yoshiaki Fujiwara (9:46).
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UWFI vs. WAR: Tosen!


June 7, 1996 in Sapporo, Japan
Nakajima Sports Center drawing 4,500
  1. Hiromitsu Kanehara beat James Stone.

  2. Masahito Kakihara beat Billy Scott.

  3. Koki Kitihara beat Kazushi Sakuraba.

  4. Yuhi Sano beat 200% Machine (Tom Burton).

  5. Nobuhiko Takada beat Arashi.

  6. Gedo, Jado, & Hiromichi Fuyuki beat Yoji Anjoh, Kenichi Yamamoto, & Yoshihiro Takayama (20:53) when Fuyuki forced Yamamoto to submit.
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Wrestling Scramble Wars


June 26, 1996 in Nagoya, Japan
Rainbow Hall drawing 8,000
  1. Koki Kitihara beat 150% Machine.

  2. Kazushi Sakuraba beat Rene Roza.

  3. Hiromitsu Kanehara beat Billy Scott.

  4. Yoji Anjoh beat Yuhi Sano.

  5. Genichiro Tenryu & Arashi beat Yoshihiro Takayama & 200% Machine.

  6. Tatsumi Fujinami & Yoshiaki Fujiwara beat Masahito Kakihara & Nobuhiko Takada (17:10) when Fujiwara forced Kakihara to submit.
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WAR 4th Anniversary Show


July 20, 1996 in Tokyo, Japan
Sumo Hall drawing 11,000
  1. Riki Choshu, Satoshi Kojima, & Osamu Nishimura beat Yoji Anjoh, Yoshihiro Takayama, & 200% Machine (Tom Burton) (10:23) when Nishimura pinned 200% Machine.

  2. Nobuhiko Takada, Masahito Kakihara, & Yuhi Sano beat Genichiro Tenryu, Tatsumi Fujinami, & Nobutaka Araya (16:40) when Takada forced Araya to submit.

  3. Nobuhiko Takada, Masahito Kakihara, & Yuhi Sano beat John Tenta, Arashi, & Osamu Taitoko (11:22) when Kitihara beat Taitoko via submission.

  4. Nobuhiko Takada, Masahito Kakihara, & Yuhi Sano beat Gedo, Jado, & Hiromichi Fuyuki (12:35) to win the vacant WAR Six Man Tag Team Title when Takada forced Gedo to submit.
Note: This was a WAR show. Only matches with UWFI wrestlers are listed.

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WAR vs. UWFI: Super Summer Wars


July 21, 1996 in Tokyo, Japan
Sumo Hall drawing 7,500
  1. Yuhi Sano & Kazushi Sakuraba beat Nobukazu Hirai & Osamu Taitoko (11:24) when Sano beat Hirai via submission.

  2. Jado pinned Yoshihiro Takayama (10:12).

  3. Tatsumi Fujinami & Shiro Koshinaka beat Nobuhiko Takada & Hiromitsu Kanehara (9:20) when Koshinaka pinned Kanehara.

  4. Koki Kitihara beat Masahito Kakihara (8:25) via submission.

  5. Genichiro Tenryu pinned Yoji Anjoh (11:44).
Note: This was a WAR show. Only matches with UWFI wrestlers are listed.

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UWFI vs. Team 200%


July 28, 1996 in Kobe, Japan
??? drawing 2,100
  1. Hiromitsu Kanehara beat 100% Machine (Fukumentaru).

  2. Masahito Kakihara beat Kenichi Yamamoto.

  3. Yuhi Sano beat 150% Machine (Kamikaze).

  4. Yoshihiro Takayama beat Billy Scott.

  5. Nobuhiko Takada beat 200% Machine.

  6. Yoji Anjoh beat Kazushi Sakuraba.
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Mid-Summer in Jingu


August 17, 1996 in Tokyo, Japan
Jingu Stadium drawing 5,000
  1. Dutch Windmail TKO Kenichi Yamamoto (5:34).

  2. Hiromitsu Kanehara beat Tiger Maduro (7:10) via submission.

  3. The Great Kabuki, Tokeru, & Benkei Daikokuboh beat Kishin Kanabata, Okumura, & Gekkoh (14:44) when Benkei pinned Gekkoh.

  4. Tiger Mask (Sayama) drew Gran Hamada (15:00).

  5. Kimo beat Yoshihiro Takayama (1:16) via submission.

  6. Kazushi Sakuraba beat Masahito Kakihara (14:31) via submission.

  7. Genichiro Tenryu pinned Yuhi Sano (8:59).

  8. Nobuhiko Takada KO Yoji Anjoh (11:26).
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UWF vs. WAR: Takada vs. Tenryu


September 11, 1996 in Tokyo, Japan
Jingu Stadium drawing 30,000
  1. Tiger Maduro KO Kenichi Yamamoto (8:00).

  2. Hiromitsu Kanehara beat Nikolia Gordeau (5:30) via submission.

  3. Kazushi Sakuraba TKO Masao Orihara (10:41).

  4. Tiger Mask (Sayama) beat The Cobra (Takano) (12:54) via countout.

  5. Kensuke Sasaki pinned Masahito Kakihara (8:43).

  6. Toshiaki Kawada pinned Yoshihiro Takayama (8:43).

  7. Shinya Hashimoto pinned Yuhi Sano (11:00).

  8. Yoji Anjoh beat Dave Beneteau (2:48) via submission.

  9. Nobuhiko Takada beat Genichiro Tenryu (19:30) via submission.
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UWF Road in Morioka


September 30, 1996 in Morioka, Japan
??? drawing 2,650
  1. Tatsunori Kamiyama drew Shunsuke (Daijiro) Matsui.

  2. Hiromitsu Kanehara beat Billy Scott.

  3. Tiger Mask (Sayama) beat Naohiro Hoshikawa.

  4. Nikolai Gordeau beat James Stone.

  5. Yoshihiro Takayama beat Masahito Kakihara.

  6. Kenichi Yamamoto & Yoji Anjoh beat Nobuhiko Takada & Kazushi Sakuraba.
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October 8, 1996 in Osaka, Japan
Furitsu Gym drawing 1,200
  1. Kenichi Yamamoto beat Shinobu Tamura.

  2. Yoshihiro Takayama beat Daikokubo Benkei.

  3. Tiger Mask (Sayama) DCO The Great Kabuki.

  4. Masao Orihara beat Kenichi Yamamoto.

  5. Nobuhiko Takada pinned Abdullah the Butcher (8:15).

  6. Yoji Anjoh beat Takashi Ishikawa to become president of TPW.
Note: This was a Tokyo Pro show. Only matches with UWFI wrestlers are listed. There were other TPW shows with UWFI wrestlers, but only appearing in a match or two.

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Crush Night


October 11, 1996 in Osaka, Japan
Furitsu Gym drawing 6,510
  1. Yoji Anjoh, Bam Bam Bigelow, & Hiromichi Fuyuki beat Nobuhiko Takada, Yuhi Sano, & Masahito Kakihara (11:32) to win the WAR Six Man Tag Title when Anjoh forced Kakihara to submit.
Note: This was a WAR show. Only the match with UWFI wrestlers are listed.

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UWF Road in Shizuoka


October 23, 1996 in Shizuoka, Japan
Industrial Hall drawing 2,300
  1. James Stone beat Shunsuke Matsui.

  2. Kenichi Yamamoto drew Billy Scott.

  3. Tiger Mask (Sayama) beat Naohiro Hoshikawa.

  4. Hiromitsu Kanehara beat Masahito Kakihara.

  5. Yoshihiro Takayama beat Jason Dirody.

  6. Nobuhiko Takada & Yuhi Sano beat Kazushi Sakuraba & Yoji Anjoh.
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UWF Road in Sapporo


November 20, 1996 in Sapporo, Japan
Nakajima Sports Center drawing 2,000
  1. Tiger Maduro beat James Stone.

  2. Tiger Mask (Sayama) beat The Cobra (George Takano).

  3. Nikolai Gordeau beat Yuhi Sano.

  4. Hiromitsu Kanehara beat Kenichi Yamamoto.

  5. Yoshihiro Takayama beat Kazushi Sakuraba.

  6. Billy Scott & Yoji Anjoh beat Nobuhiko Takada & Masahito Kakihara.
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UWF Road in Sendai


November 23, 1996 in Sendai, Japan
Miyagi Sports Center drawing 2,800
  1. Billy Scott beat Tiger Maduro.

  2. Tiger Mask (Sayama) beat Shoichi Funaki.

  3. Masahito Kakihara beat James Stone.

  4. Kenichi Yamamoto beat Kazushi Sakuraba.

  5. Hiromitsu Kanehara beat Yoshihiro Takayama.

  6. Nobuhiko Takada & Yuhi Sano beat Nikolai Gordeau & Yoji Anjoh.
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UWF Road in Fukuoka


December 25, 1996 in Fukuoka, Japan
Hakata Star Lanes drawing 2,000
  1. Shunsuke Matsui drew Tatsunori Kamiyama.

  2. Kazushi Sakuraba beat Hiromitsu Kanehara.

  3. Yoshihiro Takayama beat Kenichi Yamamoto.

  4. Masahito Kakihara beat Yuhi Sano.

  5. Nobuhiko Takada & James Stone beat Billy Scott & Yoji Anjoh.
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UWF Road Final


December 27, 1996 in Tokyo, Japan
Korakuen Hall drawing 2,200
  1. Shunsuke Matsui beat Tatsunori Kamiyama.

  2. Yuhi Sano beat James Stone.

  3. Yoji Anjoh beat Billy Scott.

  4. Kenichi Yamamoto & Masahito Kakihara beat Kazushi Sakuraba & Hiromitsu Kanehara.

  5. Nobuhiko Takada beat Yoshihiro Takayama.
Note: This was the final UWFI show.

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