December 18, 2018 – Fantastic Gate 2018

December 18, 2018
Tokyo, Korakuen Hall
Fantastic Gate 2018
Attendance: 1564

1. Kagetora, Shachihoko Boy, Kota Minoura⭕️, Hiroshi Yamato (8:19 Bevel Gear) Ryo Saito, Don Fujii, Gamma, Problem Dragon❌
2. Jason Lee⭕️ (9:56 Disqualified for attaching the referee) Eita❌
3. 3 Way Tag Team Match: Masato Yoshino, Kaito Ishida⭕️ (11:48 Tiger Suplex Hold) Masaaki Mochizuki, Hyo Watanabe❌; YAMATO, U-T
4. International Special Tag Match: Flamita⭕️, Bandido (17:36 Flam Fly) PAC, Daga❌
5. Kzy, Susumu Yokosuka, Genki Horiguchi⭕️ (16:36 Backslide from Heaven) Big R Shimizu, Yasushi Kanda, Takashi Yoshida❌
6. ☆Doi Darts 2018 Special Ten Man Tag Team Match☆
Dragon Kid, K-ness., Ben-K, KAZMA SAKAMOTO, KAI⭕️ (22:13 Meteo Impact) Yuki Yoshioka, BxB Hulk❌, “brother” YASSHI, Naruki Doi, Dragon Dia

Last month, Minoura said he really didn’t care much about being ranked against the other rookies. He recently turned 20 and has a fresh outlook to go with it. He will aim to finish at the top of the tournament and hopes the fans will support him in 2019.

Dragon Kid got involved in the Eita vs. Lee match on multiple occasions. Eventually, Eita intentionally got himself disqualified by elbowing the referee in the face. He put the blame squarely on Dragon Kid for his interference. He knows no one wants to see him lose his hair. Everyone wants to see Dragon Kid lose his mask. The fans rejected the idea but he called them a bunch of liars. He was going to both take his mask and cut his stupid curly hair. DK brought up Eita’s recent attempts to injure his arm. Maybe he has a better shot at winning now, but he sure is still acting like the one that is scared. He should be, because in Fukuoka his head was going to be shaved clean.

Ishida celebrated the win. Just like he said last month, this proves that he is ahead of the rest of the young generation. Shun managed to injure himself and he isn’t even here today. Stuff like that rules him out from ever being on top. As for U-T and his annoying submission crap, he should prepare himself to die under a barrage of kicks. U-T took offense and having his submissions mocked by someone who only knows how to kick and fluke into a Tiger Suplex. They will find out which one is better soon enough. Furthermore, he hates people who talk shit in Kansai dialect. Yoshino interjected and pointed out he speaks in Kansai dialect. Did U-T have a problem with him? Mochizuki brought up the crack U-T made about kickers last month which prompted YAMATO to warn him to think a little harder before he provokes people. He even got the notoriously level headed Yoshino angry. Hyo got frustrated. All of you are just talking nonsense. Yoshino, YAMATO, & Mochizuki all wondered who was included in that “All of you”. A brawl then broke out between Watanabe, Ishida, & U-T.

After intermission, ring announcer Kikuchi made the big announcement that GM Yagi teased last month. 1999 marks the 20th anniversary of the company, included the years as Toryumon Japan. To celebrate this milestone, Korakuen Hall will play host to a series of commemoration matches throughout the year. He announced the first of them. As volume 1 of the 20th anniversary commemoration series and to celebrate Masaaki Mochizuki’s 25th anniversary in wrestling, on January 16th Mochizuki will face Shuji Kondo.

Yoshida complained about more roll up, shut up tactics. He expected better of the Triangle Gate champions. He was sure there would be no complaints about adding a no flash pin stipulation to their title match in Fukuoka. Horiguchi told him he had no idea what being in his late 30s was like. Anyway, he was just being a sore loser. He pinned him 1-2-3, fair and square. Even with his backslide banned, Kzy & Susumu weren’t going to go down so easy. If he wanted to ban flash pins, that would also include the Candy Magic. Yoshida quickly backtracked.

KAI closed out the final Korakuen Hall of 2018 with a win over Hulk. Hulk is one of the top stars of Dragon Gate, so KAI sees no reason to stop there. He has appeared on one show or so per month since August. He wants to build on that, take his own spot on top and become the man of the year.
Doi reminded him that Dragon Gate wasn’t just BxB Hulk. There was YAMATO, Yoshino, Naruki Doi. There were still capable veterans and hungry rookies. If KAI wanted to carve himself out a spot he was welcome.

Doi thanked the Tokyo fans for their support throughout 2018. Next year marks the 20th anniversary of the company. The first match has been announced but there are many more surprises in store for the fans.

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December 17, 2018 – Fantastic Gate 2018

December 17, 2018
Kanagawa, Mercure Hotel Yokosuka
Fantastic Gate 2018
Susumu Yokosuka Homecoming
Attendance: 646

1. YAMATO⭕️, BxB Hulk, Flamita (14:48 Galleria) Masato Yoshino, Naruki Doi, Kaito Ishida❌
2. Takashi Yoshida⭕️ (14:36 Power Bomb) Ryo Saito❌
3. Bandido⭕️ (8:33 West Knee) Kagetora❌
4. Eita, Ben-K⭕️ (16:26 Sodegarami) Dragon Kid, Jason Lee❌
5. Susumu Yokosuka⭕️, Masaaki Mochizuki, Kzy, K-ness. (17:41 Jumbo no Kacho!gatame) PAC, Big R Shimizu, Yasushi Kanda❌, Daga

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December 16, 2018 – Fantastic Gate 2018

December 16, 2018
Aichi, Nagoya Congress Center
Fantastic Gate 2018
Attendance: 1620

0. Problem Dragon△ (5:00 Time Limit Draw) Kagetora△
1. BxB Hulk, Flamita⭕️ (10:49 Flam Fly) Masato Yoshino, Ryo Saito❌
2. Ben-K⭕️ (9:35 Sodegarami) Genki Horiguchi❌
3. Bandido⭕️ (9:55 Modified Mexican Stretch) Shun Skywalker❌
4. YAMATO, U-T⭕️ (14:08 Ground Cobra Twist) Masaaki Mochizuki, Hyo Watanabe❌
5. Yasushi Kanda⭕️, Takashi Yoshida (16:20 Candy Magic) Kzy, Susumu Yokosuka❌
6. Naruki Doi, Dragon Kid⭕️, Jason Lee, Kaito Ishida (19:19 Ultra Hurricanrana) PAC, Eita⭕️, Big R Shimizu, Daga

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December 15, 2018 – Fantastic Gate 2018

December 15, 2018
Kyoto, KBS Hall
Fantastic Gate 2018
Attendance: 709

1. Masato Yoshino, Jason Lee, Bandido⭕️ (13:26 21plex) BxB Hulk, Flamita, Ryo Saito❌
2. Susumu Yokosuka⭕️ (10:11 Yokosuka Cutter) Yuki Yoshioka❌
3. Kzy⭕️ (12:10 Running Elbow Smash) Shun Skywalker❌
4. Yasushi Kanda, Daga⭕️ (11:25 Vina Loca) Masaaki Mochizuki❌, Genki Horiguchi
5. Takehiro Yamamura Comeback Match: El Lindaman△ (5:00 Time Limit Draw) Takehiro Yamamura△
6. YAMATO⭕️, Kagetora (13:01 Frankensteiner of the Almighty) Big R Shimizu❌, Ben-K
7. PAC, Eita⭕️, Takashi Yoshida (21:33 Numero Uno) Naruki Doi, Dragon Kid❌, Kaito Ishida

Lindaman talked about leaving for Shanghai back in May without saying anything to the fans. Finally, he was able to talk and wrestle in front of everyone. He was happy about that, but he was even happier that Yamamura has returned to the ring. He was extremely grateful and honored that Dragon Gate Entertainment provided the place for it. He hopes the fans won’t worry about them, because they were doing just fine. Every day is filled with fun and excitement. No one was here to hear him prattle on. Today was about Yamamura, so it is his turn to talk. Yamamura was happy he could still walk after the German Suplex that came at the very end. His injury happened in a Dragon Gate ring and it was Dragon Gate fans that sent him messages and supported him that drove him to not give up like the doctors told him. He knew his comeback should also be in a Dragon Gate ring. He is going back to Shanghai now, but he thinks there will be a day when an improved Takehiro Yamamura competes in front of everyone again.

Eita mocked Dragon Kid after the main event. Did his arm hurt? Fukuoka is a little over a week away. Does he think it will heal in time? Can he win with it hurt like this? Did he really think Eita was going to let him make it to Fukuoka unharmed? Everyone is going to get to see his face in Fukuoka. He should be thankful that Eita is finally going to have the mercy to finally finish him off.
Doi told DK that all of MaxiMuM would be in his corner to back him up. No one wants to see him lose his mask, so he won’t just have MaxiMuM, but all of the fans cheering for him. It would also be weird to have him do the 1st Finger pose without his mask. DK promised that when the 2019 season starts right here in Kyoto, he will still have his mask.

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December 14, 2018 – Dragon Gate Studio+ vol.72

December 14, 2018
Hyogo, Kobe Lapis Hall
Dragon Gate Studio+ vol.72
Attendance: 91

【Dragon Gate NEX】
1. Yuki Yoshioka⭕️ (5:38 Boston Crab) Dragon Dia❌
2. Shun Skywalker⭕️ (9:38 Inside Cradle) Kota Minoura❌

【Prime Zone】
1. Bandido⭕️ (6:27 West Knee) Hyo Watanabe❌
2. Kzy⭕️ (8:15 Running Elbow Smash) Problem Dragon❌
3. Eita⭕️, Daga (13:05 Numero Uno) K-ness.❌, Flamita
4. BxB Hulk⭕️ (5:24 Schoolboy) Genki Horiguchi❌
5. Masato Yoshino, Naruki Doi⭕️ (8:24 Bakatare Sliding Kick) YAMATO, U-T❌

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