Masakatsu Funaki vs. Tatsuo Nakano
July 24, 1989
Hakata Star Lane
For a match that wraps up in under 10 minutes, there is a lot do it.
Funaki is wrestling his fourth match for UWF 2.0 and already has losses to Yoshiaki Fujiwara and Yoji Anjo, plus a DQ loss to Bob Backlund on his record sheet. Nakano came up through the original UWF and while by no means a star, is positioned as both the veteran and fan favorite against Funaki. There is very much an “our guy” versus “this other guy we are unsure about” vibe from the fans throughout. Continue reading