05/26/2018
Hokkaido, Sapporo Susukino Mars
King of Gate 2018
Attendance: 700

1. Masaaki Mochizuki, Gamma, Yosuke♡Santa Maria⭕️ (10:52 Leg Roll Clutch) Don Fujii, Ben-K, Jason Lee❌
2. A Block League Match: Kzy⭕️ (11:09 Running Elbow Smash) Shun Skywalker❌
3. Naruki Doi⭕️, Masato Yoshino (13:33 Bakatare Sliding Kick) Susumu Yokosuka, Punch Tominaga❌
4. B Block League Match: Genki Horiguchi⭕️ (10:15 Backslide from Heaven) Big R Shimizu❌
5. D Block League Match: Shingo Takagi▲ (16:22 Double Countout) Ryo Saito▲
6. YAMATO, BxB Hulk⭕️, Kagetora (14:32 South Road) Eita, Yasushi Kanda❌, Takashi Yoshida

Takagi swore up and down that he was back in the ring at 19. What the hell was Saito up to? He clearly wasn’t out to win this match or King of Gate. He was just out here to mess with him. Saito was surprised that Takagi was unable to defeat a lowly rookie like himself. If Takagi won today, he would have advanced out of D block. He was able to prevent that from happening so he accomplished his goal. This just infuriated Takagi further. This hurt the legion of Shingo Takagi fans that wanted to see him win KOG. What was up with him? After Takagi took his hair in Aichi he suddenly thinks he is a rookie. A 40 year old 20 year veteran rookie? That’s fucking stupid. Whatever. He didn’t win today but he will beat Susumu tomorrow and still advance on. By any means necessary. Saito will get payback 10 fold when the time comes.
Saito wondered about that Legion of Shingo Takagi fans. Based on what he heard from the Sapporo crowd today, there weren’t many in that legion. He accomplished his goal of making sure he ended up with 0 points today. He has faith that Susumu will beat him tomorrow and put an end to Shingo Takagi in KOG.
Backstage, Takagi complained further. Saito wasn’t even trying to win. Why was the company allowing this? Why did they continue to put him in these positions. He has Susumu tomorrow. In this new Dragon Gate only the strong will survive. He will do what he always does and that will be enough to handle the likes of Susumu.

Hulk closed the show. He owed the win today to his Tribe Vanguard family. Not just them, but his hometown fans. His King of Gate situation wasn’t looking too good, but there is still a chance. As long as there is a chance he will never give up.