Saga, Morodomi Bunka Gym Heartful
1. Dragon Kid, Tenzan Mask⭕ (13:24 Diving Body Press) Gamma, Punch Tominaga❌
2. CIMA (0:08 Western Lariat) Hollywood” Stalker Ichikawa
2b. CIMA (8:08 Cobra Twist) Hollywood” Stalker Ichikawa
3. Masaaki Mochizuki (9:34 Twister) Kotoka
4. Ryo “Jimmy” Saito⭕, Jimmy Kanda (11:46 SaiRyo Rocket) Eita, Takehiro Yamamura❌
5. Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!, Jimmy Susumu⭕ (14:48 Jumbo no Kachi!gatame) Don Fujii, T-Hawk❌
6. Masato Yoshino, Akira Tozawa, Big R Shimizu⭕ (18:01 Shot-put Slam) Shingo Takagi, Naruki Doi❌, YAMATO
Verserk attempted to attack Mochizuki after his match with Kotoka but Kotoka accidentally hit Doi, leading to more infighting.
MONSTER EXPRESS seized this opportunity to confront them ahead of the main event. Yoshino poked fun at their issues. He made it clear that Verserk were divided in two. YAMATO and Takagi were at odds over who had the worse haircut. Doi & Kotoka were fighting over who had a better ass or some such. Either way, these guys would have to get along in the main event. Doi deflected all of this. He outed Tozawa as Tenzen Mask. He brought up on the Owarai Gate. Yoshino has had the belt for months but hasn’t made a single defense. Surely that broke the rules. He demanded the commissioner come out and strip Yoshino of the title. Yoshino said that had nothing to do with the main event. Doi was flustered. But, since Kotoka wasn’t in the match, they would be fine. ME should be ready to face the strongest trio in the company.
Susumu challenged for the Triangle Gate after the semi-final. He lost the Dream Gate after only 3 weeks. Saito was beaten 2 weeks later in a title match. Things haven’t been good for them recently, but they will never give up. The Jimmyz want to achieve another goal, and they want to do it in Fukuoka. Since he beat T-Hawk today, that should earn them a Triangle Gate shot. T-Hawk accepted, and the match was set for 04/24 in Hakata.
Kotoka hit Doi with powder, leading to his loss. In anger, YAMATO & Doi attacked him and tried to cut his hair. Takagi broke it up. Doi was outraged. It is his fault he lost today. ALL HIS FAULT. Takagi understood but the hair cutting was too much. Accidents happen within units sometimes. They continued to argue, but eventually things settled down.
MONSTER EXPRESS closed the show. Yoshino was surprised to hear he suddenly had a Triangle Gate title match in a few weeks. T-Hawk assured them that they would have no problem with their opponents. He lost the match so his hand was forced into agreeing. Tozawa asked who they would be fighting. Where would it be? What was going on? T-Hawk explained the details and situation once again. Tozawa was fine with it. Champions take on all comers.
Speaking of championships…..Yoshino was a man of integrity. What Doi said to him earlier really bothered him, so he spoke to GM Yagi backstage for confirmation. It turns out that there is indeed a 90-day rule for the Owarai Gate. He won the title in Saga back in November, so this was good a place as any to give the title back. He talked about being excited at the idea of his scheduled matches being suddenly turned into title matches. But no one was ever interested. His 90 days were up on 02/23, so he has been illegally calling himself champion for over a month. No one bothered to even tell him this was against the rules….