April 24th, 2019
Hyogo, Kobe Sambo Hall
The Gate of Passion 2019
0. Kota Minoura⭕️ (6:15 German Suplex Hold) Problem Dragon❌
1. Kagetora, Yosuke♡Santa Maria, U-T⭕️ (15:01 Bienllave) Masato Yoshino, Dragon Kid, Jason Lee❌
2. Ryo Saito⭕️ (10:15 Disqualification) Yasushi Kanda❌
3. Strong Machine J⭕️, Strong Machine F, Strong Machine G (13:25 Majin Fusha Gatame) Masaaki Mochizuki, Yuki Yoshioka, Hyo Watanabe❌
4. YAMATO, KAI⭕️ (16:31 Meteo Impact)Naruki Doi, Kaito Ishida❌
5. ☆Punch Tominaga Comeback Match☆
Eita⭕️, Big R Shimizu, Ben-K, Takashi Yoshida (18:50 Stolen pin after Shot-put Slam by Shimizu) Kzy, Susumu Yokosuka, Genki Horiguchi, Punch Tominaga❌
MaxiMuM members all came out in the new white version of their Ishida designed t-shirt. Except Yoshino. He had on a different white t-shirt. His was something he pulled out of his closet back home. It was a shirt for the 5th anniversary of the Ultimo Dragon Gym Toryumon. He found it next to his original brown Tarzan style ring gear from 2000. Why is he wearing it? As many know by now, he recently announced his desire for Ultimo Dragon to come to Dragon Gate. Even though he gave his message live from the ring in Tokyo, as of now there has been no response. He has a 1 page interview about the matter in this week’s edition of Weekly Pro Wrestling magazine. Since he still doesn’t have Dragon’s contact info, this is the best he can do. There’s a wrestler named Dragon Kid that has been around for over 20 years now. The Dragon in his name is inherited from Ultimo Dragon. Because of how important he is to their existence, he will do whatever he must to get Ultimo Dragon in the ring at Kobe Pro Wrestling Festival 2019.
U-T finished his final match in Kobe during the Heisei era with another win. At the first major show of the Reiwa era he will be challenging Susumu Yokosuka for the Brave Gate in his hometown of Nagoya. This is the biggest match of his life. He promised to win and return to Kobe as the new Open the Brave Gate champion.
Eita was the only member of R・E・D at ringside for Kanda’s match. He interfered in the final stages until Kanda just attacked the referee for the DQ. Eita wondered how long Saito was going to keep doing this comedy bullshit. More important than that were the others. Why was he the only one out their to second Kanda? He knows they are here. Whatever they are up to, if they want to try and kick him out of the unit they were welcome to try it and see what happens.
Mochizuki was disappointed in Watanabe for losing right before their important Triangle Gate match. Minoura kept up his momentum with a win earlier. There was only one thing for Watanabe to do to make up for this. Win in Nagoya, then defend the titles against the Strong Machines. Watanabe agreed. Losing today sucks, but he accepts it and is looking forward. Dojo Mochizuki were going to win in Nagoya, then call out the Strong Machines and hand them their first loss.
YAMATO & KAI also kept up their momentum as their Twin Gate match on Sunday approaches. YAMATO has worn the Twin Gate title 8 times. KAI has been in Tribe Vanguard for 4 months now, it was time for him to start producing. On Sunday, he & KAI would have the Twin Gate titles around their waists.
Shimizu hit the Shot-put Slam on Tominaga, but Eita threw him out of the ring and stole the pin. He was full of himself afterwards, proudly declaring himself the winner. As for Punch Tominaga, he hasn’t forgotten what he did to him back at Final Gate 2018. He had nothing to do with his Hair vs. Mask match with Dragon Kid but he still came and cut Eita’s hair. He will never forgive him for that.
Shimizu was more concerned with the ending of the match. Eita sure was talking a lot of trash. He should probably start being nicer to people like Punch and Natural Vibes just in case he, ya know, finds himself kicked out of R・E・D soon. As for the end, it was totally his Shot-put Slam that won the match. Totally. Eita stole the pin. He can’t even beat Punch Tominaga without having to steal the pin? What does that say about the supposed R・E・D leader? Right? Maybe he should…ya know….focus less on talking so much and maybe just … ya know…put his efforts into support Shimizu inside the cage. Maybe he can save himself that way. Right?
Eita had no plans on sucking up and selling himself out to the likes of Shimizu. If he wants to try and kick Eita out of R・E・D he should go ahead and do it now. See what happens to him. PAC will be back from the UK this week. PAC is not on Shimizu’s side. He is on Eita’s. Besides, the Dojo Mochizuki representative Shun Skywalker is injured. He won’t be able to get out of the cage. They’ve lost before the match has even started so Eita is safe. Shimizu reminded him that even if he escapes the cage, he can still kick Eita out. Eita again just warned him to try and see what happens to him. Shimizu told him if he wants to stay in R・E・D he should start minding his manners.
Vibes were left to close the show. Kzy welcomed Punch back after 5 months on the shelf with a broken ankle. It was harder than he remembered and he still isn’t 100% confident in himself but with the support of his Vibes teammates he was able to make it back. He promised to help Kzy in the cage to ensure the 5 of them stay together. Kzy was happy to see him back to his old self. YASSHI didn’t have a match today but he still made the trip so they could all be together for Punch’s return. That is the type of unit Natural Vibes is. R・E・D are at each others’ throats. The Dojo Mochizuki rep is injured. MaxiMuM has Doi as their rep. Tribe Vanguard has been joking but are they really joking(?) about kicking out Maria. There will be none of that from Natural Vibes. He is going to go in, get out, and keep them together.
They finished off with some talk about King of Gate and next month in Sambo Hall.