The Puro Pourri Podcast Episode 4 – NJPW vs. UWFI (I): Strong Style and Shoot Style

Episode 4 sees the hosts begin their first story arc, as they start to explore one of the most famous and most controversial feuds in the history of puroresu – New Japan vs. UWFI. Join George, Daniel and David as they give you the lowdown on the history of shoot style and New Japan’s dalliances with martial artists, get into Street Fighter and Nuts TV, and discuss how long they think they’d have lasted in the ring with Rickson Gracie. All this, and more, on the Puro Pourri Podcast!

Matches:
Yuji Nagata and Tokimitsu Ishizawa vs. Kazushi Sakuraba and Hiromitsu Kanehara (NJPW, 9 October 1995)
Shinjiro Otani vs. Kenichi Yamamoto (NJPW, 9 October 1995)
Takashi Iizuka vs. Yoshihiro Takayama (NJPW, 9 October 1995)

Author: Statto

George Thompson, known to his friends as Statto, is one-third of the team that makes up The Puro Pourri Podcast. Following an initial grappling obsession, which ran between 2001 and 2005, he spent large amounts of his time at university distracting himself from work with wrestling, and a smaller number of hours coming up with excuses to discuss the sport in an academic context. He is currently halfway through a novel set in the world of Japanese wrestling after the Second World War, entitled "The Rise and Fall of Rikidōzan", and hopes to finish it sometime in 2017. His man-crush on Katsuyori Shibata continues unabated.

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