02/04/2016 Tokyo, Korakuen Hall – 1850 Attendance
1. CIMA, Eita⭕, Takehiro Yamamura (10:58 Numero Uno) Jimmy Kanda, Jimmy Kness J.K.S., U-T❌
2. El Lindaman (7:17 Locomotion Tiger Suplex Hold) Kenichiro Arai
3. Gamma, Punch Tominaga⭕ (8:34 PT Kick) Naoki Tanizaki, Mondai Ryu❌
4. Don Fujii, Yosuke♡Santa Maria⭕ (10:30 Neraiuchi♡) Cyber Kong, Kotoka❌
5. Jimmy Susumu⭕, Ryo “Jimmy” Saito, Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!! (17:37 MADE IN JAPAN Cutback) YAMATO, Naruki Doi, Shingo Takagi❌
6. Losing Unit Disbands Elimination Match: (MONSTER EXPRESS) Masato Yoshino, Akira Tozawa, T-Hawk, Shachihoko BOY vs. (Dia.HEARTS) Masaaki Mochizuki, Dragon Kid, Kzy, Big R Shimizu vs. (VERSERK) Shingo Takagi, Naruki Doi, YAMATO, Kotoka
-Mochizuki (5:25 Saikyou High Kick) Kotoka
-Shimizu (16:23 Shot-put Slam) T-Hawk
-Tozawa (17:17 High-speed German Suplex Hold) Mochizuki
-BOY (19:16 M9) Takagi
-Doi (19:30 M9 Cutback) BOY
-YAMATO (22:01 Doi assisted Ultra Hurricanrana cutback) Kid
-Yoshino (23:07 Hurricanrana) Yoshino
-Kzy (24:44 Skayde Schoolboy) Tozawa
-YAMATO (27:45 Galleria) Kzy
*Dia HEARTS must disband.
Verserk opened the show. Doi introduced them as the strongest and greatest unit in DRAGON GATE. told the fans that they were going to witness history. Today, either MONSTER EXPRESS or Dia HEARTS would be terminated. He wanted to say more but there really wasn’t much left for him so with great hesitation he e called out ME. Verserk were sure full of themselves. Tozawa warned them that they would be next after this unfortunate situation with ME is dealt with. Doi called DH out to respond to that. After some bickering, BxB Hulk made an appearance.
He was nervous. Even though he has been around this whole time, working at the various merchandise stands, this is his first time in the ring in some time. Giving speeches like this is his weak point, after all. In his absence, his beloved Dia HEARTS has come to be at stake in a match with MONSTER EXPRESS. He only has one thing to say about that. “WTF!?”. This was a high stakes match suitable to end a huge grudge. There sure wasn’t any of that here. What was this about? The units were the main selling point for DG fans. To lose one in such a poorly implemented manner isn’t fair. This isn’t right. Since Verserk caused this, so it is only fair that Verserk be put in the match too. This should be a three way. Doi wasn’t into that idea. Nope, nope, nope. This had nothing to do with Verserk! Besides, the entire card was booked. All of Verserk had matches. It can’t happen. Tozawa said this was pro wrestling, and wrestlers should all be ready to fight two, or even three times in one show. He polled the fans on whether Verserk should be put into the match. They resoundingly responded in the affirmative. Mochizuki brought up what Doi said back in Kyoto when the so-called Champions of Verserk beat Dia HEARTS in an 8 man. He called them weak and pathetic. Sure, it sucks to have to do two matches in one day, but surely Doi wasn’t scared of such a weak team? Doi relented and blamed all of this on the fans. The champions of Verserk quartet were added to the match.
Susumu celebrated picking up another skirmish victory over Takagi. He was amused at the thought that Verserk may not exist by the time they fight for the title. Either way, he would open the door to a new Dream on 02/14.
After the main, Doi took great satisfaction in the end of Dia HEARTS. Fair and square, they were DONE. However, MONSTER EXPRESS was still there. He put Yoshino in particular on notice that this fight was far from over. Takagi was in a rage. How dare some third rate garbage comedy wrestler like Shachihoko BOY pin the Dream Gate champion. The nerve. Two losses in one day. What bullshit this whole day was. This is where he normally would give BOY a singles match but that would be so one sided no one would pay to see it. MONSTER EXPRESS would be smashed to bits.
Tozawa said he wouldn’t be smashing anything. If he wants to bring the other Verserk weaklings into it they can go again. But…4 on 7…
Kzy spoke up. He lost today. DH is finished. That is over. But he is still alive and he still wants to fight. He offered to lend his power to ME for this proposed match. Shimizu echoed this sentiment. For the sake of taking down Verserk he would join too. Kzy asked Mochizuki & Kid to also join.
Mochizuki declined. This was a fight for the younger generation. This is their chance. He has some thinking to do. Kzy & Shimizu fought hard to the end. Pay Verserk back next month. He will decide his next step on his own. The fans pleaded with Mochizuki to continue the fight. He was thankful for their kindness. He was also grateful to everyone who supported Dia HEARTS. Next month, Kzy & Shimizu will be carrying the load on their backs, so he hopes those fans will continue to support them. He left the hall.
Dragon Kid was solemn. He will miss Dia HEARTS. He enjoyed his time with them and looked forward to each and every match they had together. Like Mocchy, he was grateful for the support they received. But also like Mocchy he had to spend some time thinking about where he would go next. He hoped fans would support him when that time comes. He left.
Tozawa was shocked at this turn of events and began to plead with Mochizuki to come back. They were still a man short to make it 7-7. Doi proposed that himself & YAMATO, along with Yoshino be taken out and the remaining fighters have a 5 on 5. But this sure left Yoshino in a precarious spot. Does he want to fight the Twin Gate champions 1 on 2? Yoshino admitted he didn’t have a partner….at least not now. To borrow a line from Doi, there were things going on behind the scenes that were unbelievable. Doi was irritated at Yoshino biting his catchphrase. Yoshino revealed his big surprise. Returning to the DRAGON GATE ring after 11 years…”brother” YASSHI. Since it has been a long time since YASSHI was here, an explanation was in order. He is a contemporary of both Yoshino & Shachi from the T2P era. Yoshino & Shachi went to fight on his 15th-anniversary show in Kyoto last weekend. He was Yoshinos’ original tag partner, and he was here to be his partner once again.
YASSHI greeted/introduced himself to the fans. The world of pro wrestling sure is a funny place. You never know what will happen. He was anxious and nervous. Anyway. These clowns. Berzerk? Verserk? Is that what they are called? YAMATO? Never met him before. Doi? Hasn’t heard from him in years. He remembers him as a second basement wearing white pants that looked like a big diaper. Now he was supposedly some big tough heel? If you say so. Doi demanded the match be set.
GM Yagi came out to make the match. He welcomed YASSHI home. However, before this match is made official he wanted to talk to YASSHI. His return today, much like his departure all those years ago, is not without controversy. Is he willing to accept this? YASSHI said that he would even shave his head to show he was willing to accept whatever will come. Yagi told him he could prove it next month in Korakuen where he will team with Yoshino vs. Doi & YAMATO. Doi warned him to be ready. He wasn’t that same white pants wearing Second Doi. This return wouldn’t be so sweet. Verserk departed.
MONSTER EXPRESS and the others introduced themselves. Tozawa noted that they have met before; when he was a trainee. They even had a few car rides together. But that is a long time ago so he should do a formal introduction. His name is Akira Tozawa, he is from Hyogo Prefecture and he is 30 years old. YASSHI introduced himself as a 7th term graduate from Kyoto. Shimizu introduced himself as Yuki Shimizu from Osaka, leading to Yoshino berating him for casually revealing his heretofore unpublished real name. BOY went next. Then came Kzy. He was hesitant. He introduced himself and admitted that he has heard that he resembles YASSHI from time to time. YASSHI recognized him as m.c.KZ from TV. He knows he can rap and loves hip hop so he is sure they will get along fine. T-Hawk also casually dropped his real name in his greeting, leading to much laughter.
Kzy & Shimizu closed the door on the Dia HEARTS era by once again thanking the fans for supporting them. Kzy was sorry it ended the way it did. He wasn’t there from the beginning, but he had some great times in his one year run with them. He fell in love with pro wrestling again. He apologized to Hulk for leaving him with no place to come home to. But they won’t stop moving forward. He hoped the fans would go along with them. Shimizu admitted this was all his fault. Sorry. Dia HEARTS was his first unit, and he will forever think they were the best one. Thank you.
Yoshino & the others closed out the show.
03/02/2016 Tokyo, Korakuen Hall
-Akira Tozawa, Shachihoko BOY, T-Hawk, Big R Shimizu, Kzy vs. Shingo Takagi, Naoki Tanizaki, Cyber Kong, Mondai Ryu, Kotoka
-Naruki Doi, YAMATO vs. Masato Yoshino, “brother” YASSHI