Aichi, Nagoya Congress Center
Glorious Gate 2018
1. Big R Shimizu⭕️, Kagetora (12:24 Shot-put Slam) Yosuke♡Santa Maria, U-T❌
2. Shun Skywalker⭕️, Yuki Yoshioka (8:16 Skywalker Moonsault) Problem Dragon❌, Kaito Ishida
3. Don Fujii⭕️ (9:37 HIMEI) Hyo Watanabe❌
4. T-Hawk, Eita, Takashi Yoshida⭕️ (14:52 Pineapple Bomber) CIMA, Dragon Kid, Gamma❌
5. Masato Yoshino, Naruki Doi, Ben-K⭕️, Jason Lee (16:44 Spear) Kzy, Genki Horiguchi, Susumu Yokosuka❌, Punch Tominaga
6. El Lindaman⭕️, Shingo Takagi, Yasushi Kanda (14:16 German Suplex Hold) Masaaki Mochizuki, YAMATO❌, Ryo Saito
Kagetora showed up in the full Kzy Time merchandise line and watched from ringside. Like the MaxiMuM and Tribe Vanguard previously, he just thought they looked cool and wanted to wear them. He thanked Kzy and his team for putting on a great show. He was incredibly satisfied.
Doi was confused beyond belief but turned his attention to Kzy. When he left Tribe Vanguard, he brought up Doi & Yoshino. He is doing incredibly well for himself right now but to put himself next to them is easier said then done. He is going to have to keep up this momentum for to do it. Kzy told him he was right, but he already knew it. He wouldn’t have invoked their name if he wasn’t ready for what it meant. Even though his team lost today, they were just getting started. Kzy Time has just begun.
An errant kick from Mochizuki caused YAMATO to get pinned by Lindaman. He accused him of doing it on purpose. He looked him right in the eyes before causing him to lose to that piece of trash Lindaman. Why? Mochizuki took the blame for the accident, but he didn’t exactly hold YAMATO down. YAMATO said that his boot caused the most damage. Saito placed peacekeeper. Accidents happen. There were more important things to discuss. The reigning and defending Open the Owarai Gate Champion Shingo Takagi was once again not funny! Takagi told him if he was so concerned about the Owarai Gate he should go and rescue it from the garbage can. The only paper champion out there right now was Masaaki Mochizuki. First Saito, then Kzy and Ben-K. Now Shimizu. While he inflates his defense record with easy wins he is destroying the value of the title. Having such an old fuck as champion makes that the real Owarai Gate. That said, the worst of them all was Kanda. Why? Because the guy he lost to isn’t even a wrestler. He’s a part time staff member of the sound team. He accused Kanda of hitting him on purpose today. Kanda blamed the Brave Gate loss entirely on Takagi. If he didn’t get in his way, Kanda would have won. Lindaman tried to separate them but got pushed down. Punch came out. Did Kanda forget they have a title match on Wednesday? Why is he picking fights with Takagi? He also reminded Takagi that he is not a part timer staffer. He is the Open the Brave Gate champion. A brawl broke out.
GM Yagi took advantage of the situation and announced that he was putting all 7 of them into the annual Dead or Alive steel cage match on May 6, right here in Nagoya.
Mochizuki was concerned about his ability to climb at the age of 48. YAMATO told him already had an embarrassing hairstyle for someone his age. He should worry about his title match on Wednesday, anyway. Saito was concerned that Punch had very little hair to be cut.
Yagi announced the rules. As is the tradition, there will be 5 flags placed at the top of the cage. If you climb up and get one, you’re safe. However, despite the increase from 6 participants to 7, he wasn’t planning on adding another flag. This will leave two fighters. When the five flags have been retrieved, the final two with then compete in a regular singles match with one added stipulation. There will be a five minute time limit. If there is no winner in that five minutes, they will both lose their hair.
Takagi refused to participate. This is the 4th year in a row the company has stuck him in the cage. This year he isn’t doing it. Yagi was fine with that. Takagi is the reigning and defending Open the Owarai Gate champion, after all. He can defend the title on the show. Takagi refused. He wanted a regular match. Yagi gave him an ultimatum. The cage or comedy. If he refused, he wouldn’t be on the show at all. Takagi decided to do the cage match on one condition. He gets to retire the Owarai Gate title. Yagi vetoed that. The fans enjoy the title matches too much for the title to just go away. Takagi said he would settle for just being allowed to vacate it. Yagi accepted under the condition that Takagi escape the cage. If he loses his hair, he will wait for it to grow back as a fighting Owarai Gate champion. Yagi warned them that it was now a free for all. They should all be careful with who they trust and who they target over the next two months.
Takagi said he would rather die than do comedy matches as a bald man. He got very friendly with Kanda. He wished him luck in his title match on Wednesday. This was no time for them to fight. Kanda was just out to keep his hair. Lindaman, who somehow got caught up in all this, called out YAMATO. At the end of last year he had said he was thinking of cutting off his hair. Perfect timing! He hadn’t lost focus on Mochizuki either. He was going to see that stupid haircut shaved clean. Mochizuki told Lindaman that without his face paint he looks like an obese middle schooler. Worrying about YAMATO and his hair choices while keeping the peace between Takagi & Kanda and trying to take him out was way too much for Lindaman to handle. He hasn’t been in one of these in 17 years. Not since the first one in 2001. He isn’t sure what it will be like, but he knows at the end of it he will have kept his title in Wakayama and he will still have his hair.
Saito was troubled by Takagi’s eagerness to give up the Owarai Gate. He knows he is capable of great things as champion so he will take it upon himself to make sure Takagi loses his hair and remains champion.
Punch promised to keep both what remained of his trademark hair and his Brave Gate title.
YAMATO was confused as to how he ended up involved. He wasn’t really that mad at anyone. Why is he the last one talking now? He’s also been in 4 straight cage matches now. 6 overall. He knows what it takes to win one. Do people really want to see him bald? You do? Shut up. While he was thinking about a haircut, he wanted it to be on his own terms. Therefore, he will escape the cage, protect his hair, and cut it the way he wants to!