Osaka, Edion Arena Osaka #2
0. Mondai Ryu (4:29 Problem) Kaito Ishida
1. Dragon Kid, Eita⭕, Takehiro Yamamura (8:57 Numero Uno) Masaaki Mochizuki, Don Fujii, U-T❌
2. KING OF GATE C Block: Cyber Kong (6:28 Pineapple Bomber) Ryo “Jimmy” Saito
3. KING OF GATE A Block: YAMATO (6:55 Galleria) Punch Tominaga
4. KING OF GATE D Block: Gamma (7:54 Gammasuke Clutch) Naruki Doi
5. Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!, Jimmy Susumu, Jimmy Kagetora⭕, Jimmy Kanda (12:39 Kurumagakari) Masato Yoshino, T-Hawk, Big R Shimizu, Shachihoko BOY❌
6. BxB Hulk Return Match: BxB Hulk⭕, Kzy, Yosuke♡Santa Maria (18:44 First Flash) Shingo Takagi, Naoki Tanizaki, Kotoka❌
7. KING OF GATE B Block: CIMA (16:03 Meteora) Akira Tozawa
The show started with the kickoff ceremony for KING OF GATE 2016. Masato Yoshino gave the opening speech since he was the 2015 winner. He explained the changes to the format this year. One entire month of matches will be hard both mentally and physically on everyone. He promised to once again stand tall as the victor at the end.
Verserk again jumped YAMATO after his match. Hulk made the save. Takagi was furious. Once again this guy was sticking his nose where it didn’t belong. Word is he was returning to the ring tonight. Well. He has some shitty luck because he will be across from him today. Takagi was planning on ripping his shoulder off and sending him back to the hospital. The New Verserk were unstoppable.
Hulk disagreed. This was his business. YAMATO was fighting alongside him now to stop Verserk. Today he was returning. He was going against Tanizaki, Kotoka, and Takagi. Shingo Takagi. SHINGO TAKAGI. He has suffered at his hands many times in the past, but that BxB Hulk no longer exists. This is a new BxB Hulk and he wouldn’t be beaten by Shingo Takagi.
Kzy welcomed Hulk back to the ring. He had been waiting for this day. In recent times, they had agreed to fight together with Maria when Hulk returned. They were watching the events of DEAD or ALIVE unfold and couldn’t stand idly by. They now will be fighting with YAMATO as well.
Hulk thanked the fans for supporting him in his comeback. Like he told YAMATO in Aichi, he really really hates Shingo Takagi. He understands how YAMATO feels. YAMATO was kicked out of his unit. Hulk also understands how that feels. While he was out, his beloved Dia HEARTS was disbanded. Hulk knows what it feels like to be unitless. But no one is alone. Hulk is there. YAMATO is there. Kzy & Maria are there. They will fight together as a new unit to shape the future of Dragon Gate. He talked about his rehab and training. Training, rehab, sparring. He has reinvented his conditioning and body. This is a reborn BxB Hulk.
He turned his attention to Verserk. If you pick a fight with YAMATO, there will be no mercy. You are also picking a fight with Hulk, with Kzy, and with Maria.
Takagi hoped Hulk enjoyed his celebration gifts of chairs and clotheslines. He has said it numerous times. Only the strong survive and Hulk is not strong. He is looking forward to relieving his stress on YAMATO & Hulk.
CIMA celebrated kicking off KOG with a win. It’s been awhile since he had to fight so hard for a win. He isn’t ready to start losing. It doesn’t suit him. If he has to fight with every last breath then so be it. He fought a very strong opponent today. Even he himself didn’t think he would win. He talked about the high level of competition brought on by the likes of Takagi, Doi, Yoshino, Hulk, Tozawa, and the man who recently walked through a new door, YAMATO. The old and the very new were not going to be left behind, though. Gamma won today. He is a survivor. Dragon Kid is still dangerous. They will continue to tread the dangerous waters that is the new Dragon Gate.