01/13/2016 Tokyo, Korakuen Hall – 1850 Attendance
1. Masato Yoshino⭕, Shachihoko BOY (11:16 Lightning Spiral) Takehiro Yamamura❌, Kaito Ishida
2. Yosuke♡Santa Maria (1:48 Neraiuchi♡) Mondai Ryu
3. Jimmy Kness J.K.S.⭕, Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!! (7:49 Darkness Buster) Kenichiro Arai, U-T❌
4. T-Hawk (11:06 Night Ride) Punch Tominaga
5. Jimmy Susumu⭕, Ryo “Jimmy” Saito (13:45 Jumbo no Kachi!) Eita, El Lindaman❌
6. Naruki Doi, Naoki Tanizaki, Kotoka⭕ (16:23 Caldera) Dragon Kid, Kzy❌, Big R Shimizu
7. Doi Darts Special 10 Man Tag Team Match: Shingo Takagi, CIMA, Gamma, Masaaki Mochizuki⭕, Jimmy Kanda (1:59 Front High Kick) Don Fujii, Akira Tozawa, YAMATO, Cyber Kong, “Hollywood” Stalker Ichikawa❌
7b. Doi Darts Special 10 Man Tag Team Match: Shingo Takagi⭕, CIMA, Gamma, Masaaki Mochizuki, Jimmy Kanda (20:56 Pumping Bomber) Don Fujii, Akira Tozawa❌, YAMATO, Cyber Kong, “Hollywood” Stalker Ichikawa
OVER GENERATION opened the show with a New Year’s greeting. CIMA was greatly troubled by the news of the break-up of the legendary idol group SMAP that broke this morning. He felt old because Yamamura & Ishida were too young to remember when the group had six members. He & Gamma talked about the popular idols from their youth. He gave the honor of finding the child for the First Gong Kids to PT. He warned him that if he messed it up he would have to sing the SMAP song Sekai ni Hitotsu ake no Hana in front of everyone. Although he held the microphone to close to his mouth at first, he was able to do so without any errors.
Ichikawa went into his usual rematch pleading spiel. This was the first Korakuen of 2016, it can’t be over so quickly. He was cut off by Tozawa who said that Ichikawa knew damn well that no one in the hall thought the match was really over. The match was re-started.
Takagi & VERZERK took over the ring after the main event. Playtime was over. Takagi mocked Tozawa for his recent lack of importance. MONSTER EXPRESS? Team Best Friends? Fun pro wrestling? What a joke. Their time was up. Doi agreed. ME was built with foreigners at the center. With Uhaa & Ricochet not around anymore there just wasn’t anything monstrous about these clowns. And while on the topic of worthless units, there was Dia HEARTS. Both groups should just hurry up and disappear. By now, it was patently obvious what he was proposing. With the SMAP news this morning, the world was abuzz with talk of groups splitting up. ME & DH should have a unit disbands match.
Mochizuki declined. There was no particular grudge with ME. Besides, DH had to remain alive so Hulk has a place to come back to. Doi called BS on that excuse. Hulk should know better than anyone that time waits for no man in the DG ring.
T-Hawk said that since joining ME, he was finally enjoying pro wrestling again. He wasn’t ready to give that up. Why would they agree to have a unit disbands match so easily?
Shimizu, the 2016 Dia HEARTS spokesman, was quick to jump at the challenge. He would gladly do the match. T-Hawk said that was the voice of inexperience. He has never been in a unit disbands match so he can’t possibly understand how serious it is. He should take back what he said and decline the match.
Doi continued to press the issue, and preyed on Shachihoko BOYs’ insecurities. He called him baggage and said any unit with a guy like him is doomed to disband. Shachi snatched the microphone from him. He was holding the other members back. He really was baggage. But he wanted to prove himself. He asked the other members to fight with him. Tozawa got emotional. Shachi wasn’t baggage. He wasn’t holding anyone back. Without Shachi there is no MONSTER EXPRESS. It is either 4 members or no members. Everyone agreed to fight.
GM Yagi set the match. It will take place at the February Korakuen Hall show. It will be a 4 on 4 elimination match. Due to the serious nature of the stipulations, the match will take place under full conclusion rules. There will be no over the top rope eliminations. Pinfall or submissions only. Doi couldn’t contain his glee as VERZERK left ME to close the show.
Mochizuki was impressed by Shachi, and understood how he felt. However, don’t mistake that understanding for sympathy. Dia HEARTS had to be there for Hulk when he came back. They were going to win 4-0.
Yoshino hates those type of situations. Dark, gloomy. No fun. However, Shachi proved his manhood here today. They promised to protect MONSTER EXPRESS, and stand tall together again at the end of the next Korakuen.
02/04/2016 Tokyo, Korakuen Hall
-MONSTER EXPRESS vs. Dia HEARTS 4 on 4 Full Conclusion Elimination Rules Unit Disbands Match: Masato Yoshino, Akira Tozawa, T-Hawk, Shachihoko BOY vs. Masaaki Mochizuki, Dragon Kid, Kzy, Big R Shimizu