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On the latest episode, Fumi & Justin wrapped their History of UWF series that focused on a number of big-picture topics stemming from UWF’s influence post-1996. Some topics included:

Masakatsu Funaki & Minoru Suzuki return to pro wrestling

UWF’s influence on 1990s AJPW in-ring style

The saga of Shinya Hashimoto and Olympic silver medalist Naoya Ogawa

Antonio Inoki’s late ’90s creative direction towards MMA & Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye


Yuji Nagata, Kendo Ka Shin, Jushin Liger compete in MMA bouts

UWF-inspired off-shoots like BattlARTS (PWFG), UFO, etc.

Rickson Gracie & the Gracie Family’s influence on puroresu

The demise of Yoji Anjo

PRIDE FC, Nobuhiko Takada vs. Rickson x2 , Masakatsu Funaki vs. Rickson

K1’s rise in popularity

Ernesto Hoost in pro wrestling

“The Dark Ages”

The rise of PRIDE and the MMA influence over pro wrestling

The polarizing HUSTLE promotion and it’s perversion of pro wrestling

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