Tokyo, Korakuen Hall
Feliz Año Nuevo
1. Dragon Kid, Stalker Ichikawa, Takamichi Iwasa (5:09 Disqualified for attacking the referee) Magnum TOKYO❌, K-ness, Susumu Yokosuka
2. CIMA⭕, SUWA (12:50 Turkey) Ryo Saito, Genki Horiguchi❌
3. Ultimo Dragon (7:30 Dragon Sleeper) Raimu Mishima
4. YOSSINO (12:42 Draw) Don Fujii
☆Fujii submitted to the Sol Naciente at the same time a fall was counted because YOSSINO’s shoulders were down
5. Masaaki Mochizuki, Second Doi⭕, Kenichiro Arai (11:43 Golden Glove) Milano Collection A.T., Condotti Shuji, “brother” YASSINI❌
The Italian Connection made an appearance at the start of the show. They had a confession to make. They were not Italians. They were all, in fact, Japanese. Milano Collection A.T. from Milan was actually Akihito Terui from Iwate. YOSSINO from Florence was really Masato Yoshino from Higashi-Osaka. “brother” YASSINI is in fact, Yasushi Tsujimoto from Kyoto. Condotti Shuji was regular Shuji Kondo from Shizuoka and he really had no interest whatsoever in fashion. Berlinetta Boxer was stopped before he could say anything. Shuji assured everyone that was also Japanese. Pescatore Yagi wasn’t a fisherman from Napoli. He’s Takayuki Yagi, a baker from Chiba!
YOSSINO called out Don Fujii and demanded to know the whereabouts of his pet mini-gorilla Venezia. Fujii refused to return him so they agreed to fight in a match to decide the custody.
Milano said since they went to the trouble of wearing their ring gear, they should be given a match. Vice Principal Kanda expected this so he had already prepared opponents. Their opponents would be M2K. …
M2K? What? G.W.D. played, bringing Mochizuki, Arai, & Doi to the ring on kickboards. Do Fixer immediately came out to protest. He was the M2K leader and he retired the unit name for good. Kanda gave Mochizuki permission to un-retire it. Magnum continued to protest. What was the point? They had nothing to do with the M2K name. Mochizuki pointed out that his name was Mochizuki. That is M. AraKen’s name is Kenichiro that is K. Doi is Second (2nd) Doi. There’s the 2. M-2-K. The arguing went in circles until Kanda put his foot down. Tonight would be YOSSINO vs. Don Fujii in the semifinal and the Italian Connection vs. New M2K in the main event. Do Fixer could have the opening match.
Anthony W. Mori came out at this point. The final T2P show was coming up soon and he wanted to ask Saito to team with him there. Magnum, to Saito’s surprise, gave his consent.
Magnum, enraged at being put in the opener, refused to dance and quickly attacked the referee to get out of the match.
Iwasa announced he was joining Crazy Max. He was quickly rebuked by the entire unit. TARU told him to wake up and accept reality.
Toryumon X ace Taiji Ishimori was introduced to the crowd. Ultimo Dragon announced he would be representing Toryumon in the upcoming Differ Cup Tag Tournament. Despite calls from the crowd to team with Iwasa, he picked YOSSINO.
In the confusion over the finish to Fujii vs. YOSSINO, K-ness appeared and absconded with the mini-gorilla.
Dragon Kid & Raimu Mishima revealed themselves as New M2K members after the main event. Magnum was bemused by the idea of Dragon Kid in a Yokosuka Jumper. What was this unit supposed to be? Are they babyfaces? Are they heels?
Mochizuki said that in modern Toryumon those labels meant nothing. They were just going to do their thing. Kid & Mishima really don’t have it in them to be heels anyway. Magnum said he had planned on quitting and going to another promotion but he couldn’t let Toryumon get overrun with boring trash units like this, so he was going to stay and exterminate them.