12/26 The Gate of Everlasting 2017

Hyogo, Kobe Sambo Hall
The Gate of Everlasting 2017
Attendance: 1100

0. Kaito Ishida⭕️ (5:56 Pin) Shachihoko Boy❌
1. Shingo Takagi, Yasushi Kanda⭕️ (8:55 Candy Magic) Kagetora, K-ness.❌
2. Takashi Yoshida⭕️ (8:11 Power Bomb) Hyo Watanabe❌
3. Susumu Yokosuka⭕️, Yosuke Santa Maria (9:55 Yokosuka Cutter) Gamma, Problem Dragon❌
4. Kzy⭕️ (9:53 Pin) Big R Shimizu❌
5. T-Hawk, Eita⭕️, El Lindaman (10:10 Pin with 1 foot after Cerberus by T-Hawk) Ben-K, Jason Lee, Kotoka❌
6. Masato Yoshino, BxB Hulk, Ryo Saito⭕️, Don Fujii (15:55 SaiRyo Rocket) Masaaki Mochizuki, YAMATO, Naruki Doi, Genki Horiguchi❌

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12/23 The Final Gate 2017

Fukuoka, Kokusai Center
The Final Gate 2017
Attendance: 6000

0. Shun Skywalker⭕️, Yuki Yoshioka (4:28 Skywalker Moonsault) Hyo Watanabe, Oji Shiiba❌
1. K-ness., “Hollywood” Stalker Ichikawa, Yosuke♡Santa Maria⭕️, U-T (8:14 Neraiuchi) Gamma, Problem Dragon, Kaito Ishida❌, Kotoka
2. Don Fujii⭕️, Genki Horiguchi (9:02 Super Chokeslam) El Lindaman, Punch Tominaga❌
3. Open the Brave Gate Championship Match: Yasushi Kanda (11:20 Ryu’s) Kagetora
☆Kagetora fails in his 6th Defense, Kanda becomes the 32nd Champion
4. Shingo Takagi⭕️, Takashi Yoshida (13:06 Pumping Bomber) Big R Shimizu❌, Ben-K
5. Open the Triangle Gate Championship Match: Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino⭕️, Jason Lee (17:50 Sol Naciente) YAMATO, BxB Hulk❌, Kzy
☆Tribe Vanguard fail in their 2nd defense, MaxiMuM become the 62nd champion team
6. Open the Twin Gate Championship Decision Match: T-Hawk, Eita⭕️ (22:52 Grande) CIMA❌, Susumu Yokosuka
☆Verserk become the 32nd champion team
7. Open the Dream Gate Championship Match: Masaaki Mochizuki⭕️ (21:36 Shin Saikyo High Kick) Ryo Saito❌

CIMA & Over Generation opened the show with Gong Kids and a speech. Last year on this show, CK-1 defeated Takagi & T-Hawk to defend the Twin Gate. Unfortunately, DK injured his knee and they couldn’t do the same this year. Susumu stepped in to join him in getting revenge on that traitor Eita and giving the Fukuoka fans a Christmas present.

Saito & Mochizuki had their pre-match confrontation. Saito said that no matter how many times Mochizuki kicks him he will not fall. Even if he is kicked right in the face, he will be the one standing tall as champion at the end. Mochizuki recalled the last time he was in the Final Gate main event. It was 6 years ago and he lost. That won’t happen this time. He promised to win.

Verserk interfered heavily to help Kanda win the Brave Gate. Kagetora lost the Jimmyz, now he has lost his title. He has nothing left. Kanda asked for hair clippers so he could also take what was left of his hair, but Referee Yagi tackled him. He clearly still doesn’t understand how important hair was. He won the title, that should be enough for today. Kanda was irritated at Yagi getting in his way again. Whatever. He is the new Brave Gate champion. His defense record will soon be as long as his hair is. Backstage, Kagetora questioned what kind of champion Kanda will be since he clearly can’t win without help. Their feud isn’t over. Kanda called the belt a piece of trash. He doesn’t particularly care about it but challenged anyone to come and try and take it from him.

Takagi claimed another easy win. Shimizu & Ben will never reach the top because they are utterly predictable. Everyone has them figured out. Get out of the ring. Verserk has cemented their spot as the top unit of 2017. Kanda won the Brave Gate fair and square. Takagi & Yoshida coasted to victory here. Later on, T-Hawk & Eita would win the Twin Gate. The fans should get used to it and learn to love it.

Takehiro Yamamura appeared after intermission to talk about his injury. Right here in Hakata back on October 1st, he took a bad bump on his back and was briefly paralyzed from the neck down. He was initially diagnosed with a spinal concussion. After re-examination it was revealed that he actually suffered a dislocation of the 1st cervical vertebrae. He still has numbness in his hands. The doctors have told him that a comeback is currently not possible and he should start to consider his options for life after wrestling. He refuses to give up. He is only 22 so he time is on his side. It may take a very long time but as long as there is even a tiny chance he can come back he will fight to make it happen. He hopes the fans will wait for him.

Backstage, MaxiMuM talked about finally bringing some success to the unit. Doi talked about being nervous before the match in a way he hasn’t been in a long time. Yoshino said he has never been so happy to be Triangle Gate champion. They planned on raising the value of the titles to new heights.

Verserk ruled the ring after the Twin Gate match. Eita was especially annoying. CIMA had the nerve to call them B class. That must make these old fucks D class. Their time is over. They are finished. Young Verserk are the ones that dictate the direction of Dragon Gate now. He turned his attention to Punch. He does nothing but mess up and hold the unit back. He doesn’t deserve to be a member anymore. They attacked him. Backstage, he was officially kicked out. T-Hawk announced that Verserk would be undergoing major changes. The Young Verserk trio were taking control. The veteran trio of Takagi, Kanda, & Yoshida will provide background support. To commemorate this, Verserk will undergo a name change in 2018.

Mochizuki praised and thanked Saito for the match. He recalled their first Dream Gate title match back in 2005, right here in Hakata. Saito has come so far since then. He got good enough to become champion himself. After that, he decided to pursue the less serious path. That isn’t a bad thing. Having fun is very important. Mochizuki knows better than anyone that Saito is still capable of bringing it in important matches. He expects Saito to one day stand as champion again. Mochizuki asked him to help close out the show. Together, they thanked the fans for their support in 2017. Saito said he will remember all of their faces and expects to see them in Hakata Star Lanes in February.

Backstage, Takagi & Saito had another confrontation. Takagi called him a loser and told him to vacate the Owarai Gate title. He also complained about Saito having the ex-Jimmyz at ringside. They were disbanded. They shouldn’t be allowed to associate with one another. Takagi said he was looking forward to 2018 so he could finally put an end to their war.

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12/20 Fantastic Gate

Tokyo, Korakuen Hall
Fantastic Gate 2017
Attendance+ 1850

1. K-ness, Shachihoko Boy, Shun Skywalker⭕️ (8:05 Skywalker Moonsault) Gamma, Problem Dragon, Kaito Ishida❌
2. Takashi Yoshida⭕️ (7:15 Power Bomb) U-T❌
3. Ryo Saito, “Hollywood” Stalker Ichikawa (11:20 Ina Bauer German Suplex) Shingo Takagi, Punch Tominaga❌
4. Tribe Vanguard Special Tag Match: BxB Hulk, Kzy⭕️ (13:11 Skayde Schoolboy) YAMATO❌, Yosuke♡Santa Maria
5. Masaaki Mochizuki, Genki Horiguchi⭕️, Kagetora (13:19 Backslide from Heaven) Masato Yoshino, Ben-K❌, Jason Lee
6. Doi Darts Special 10 Man Tag Team Match: Yasushi Kanda, El Lindaman⭕️, Hyo Watanabe, Don Fujii, T-Hawk (24:14 German Suplex Hold) Big R Shimizu, Eita, Naruki Doi, Kotoka❌, Susumu Yokosuka

The heavily depleted Over Generation held Gong Kids at the top of the show. Ishida had just turned 22 the previous day. The kid was 11 years old. Ishida noted it was just half of his age, prompting the 44 year old Gamma to say the same about Ishida. Problem Dragon is not 88, though.

Takagi had enough of Punch being useless and gave him a lariat. This set up the win for Ichikawa. Takagi then blamed the loss on Punch. He wondered why Saito was doing more comedy bullshit right before a Dream Gate title match. Was he planning on being a Dream & Owarai double champion? Dragon Gate would become the laughingstock of the industry. Takagi isn’t worried, though. He asked Saito to wrestle just like he did today and try not to die at the hands of Mochizuki. Saito told him they didn’t lose because of Punch. It was because of him! Being Dream & Owarai champion doesn’t sound like a bad idea to him. Takagi was put in various situations today and was actually entertaining for the first time in ages. The Owarai Gate is an important title. Maybe after he wins the Dream Gate to become a double champion, Takagi can come and challenge for both them. Their feud wasn’t over. They were going to meet again in 2018.

Kzy was tired of being overlooked. He was a part of the Triangle Gate champion team but when talking about the current generation all you ever hear about is YAMATO, Doi, Hulk, Takagi, or Yoshino. It was time to change that. He has come a long way in 2017 and he is planning on making 2018 even bigger.

Verserk ruled the ring after the main event. Lindaman and Young Verserk were going to run things next year. Eita focused on Susumu. Where was his beloved CIMA? Before a Twin Gate title match he wasn’t even in the country! He ran away to China. It doesn’t really matter though. Susumu was here and he was going to get a receipt from the last Korakuen where he attacked Eita. Susumu gave him a lariat. CIMA didn’t need to be here. His experience is beyond anything you punks could imagine. He will be ready in Fukuoka. Together, they are going to fuck you up.

Doi did some banter with Susumu and about Final Gate. He called out the roster to throw out signed balls to the fans and give a year-ending message.

Yoshino started the year with a bad injury. He hopes to overcome more challenges next year.
Shimizu gave a big thank you.
Ben-K said that he was Ben-K.
Jason spoke Chinese.
Hyo was going to try his best to have a lot of matches in Korakuen Hall next year.
Ichikawa also was going to reverse the trend of not wrestling in Tokyo very often.
Horiguchi said that next year was his (and Ichikawas’) 20th anniversary. To celebrate he would finally be getting a hair transplant!
Kagetora finally won the Brave Gate this year and intended on defending it through 2018.
Saito looked forward to seeing all the fans again next year….as Dream & Owarai Gate double champion
Susumu will also celebrate his 20th anniversary next year. Nothing is set in stone right now, but he was hoping to have a homecoming show in Yokosuka next year.
K-ness. hoped to create more ring gear to show off his various form changes.
Shachi is going to speak loudly again in 2018.
Gamma lead a Gamma chant, but followed with the news that Kaito Ishida suffered a concussion during the opener. Over Generation was down to only 2 members. Sometime in 2018 they would be back at full power. Uuuuuuuuuuu!
Problem Dragon had announced here in Tokyo that he was going to miss a long time due to his neck injury. Thanks to the fans here that supported him that day he was able to return and compete here. He hopes he can wrestle on every show here next year. For the sake of the fans and for his niece. See you next year~
Yoshioka was aiming for new heights in 2018.
Kotoka said Veeeeeeeh but Fujii cut him off and took the microphone. Fujii vowed to finally get over that nagging knee injury next year.
Shun is going to continue Skywalking in 2018.
Maria lead a 3-2-1 LOVELY~~~~ chant.
U-T struggled to remember exactly when his injury happened, but it caused him to miss most of the year. His goal next year was to become a full timer and be on all shows. He reminded everyone that he is U-T.
Hulk said the engines will still be at full throttle in 2018.
YAMATO pondered the significance of of change. He is moving into his 12th year as a wrestler and evolution is very important. For that reason he was thinking about ……cutting his hair. Fans were initially horrified but politely applauded when he asked what they thought.
Kzy said a lot of thank yous. He hopes to have fun with everyone again next year. What time is it? It’s K-Z-TIME.
Mochizuki thanked the fans for making every show this year a sell out. He hopes to achieve the same next year. He asked the fans to find the time in their schedule to come and enjoy the shows. Thank you and see you next year.

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12/17 Fantastic Gate 2017

Aichi, Nagoya Congress Center
Road to Fukuoka Final Gate
Attendance: 1500

0. El Lindaman⭕️ (7:25 Inside Cradle) Hyo Watanabe❌
1. Genki Horiguchi, Yosuke♡Santa Maria, U-T⭕️ (11:42 Pasiòn) Gamma, Problem Dragon, Kaito Ishida❌
2. Takashi Yoshida⭕️ (12:28 Power Bomb) Ben-K❌
3. Shingo Takagi⭕️ (14:26 Pumping Bomber) Big R Shimizu❌
4. Twin Gate & Brave Gate Skirmish: T-Hawk, Eita, Yasushi Kanda⭕️ (14:46 Schoolboy) CIMA, Susumu Yokosuka, Kagetora❌
5. Dream Gate & Triangle Gate Skirmish: Masaaki Mochizuki, YAMATO, BxB Hulk, Kzy⭕️ (21:10 Skayde Schoolboy) Ryo Saito, Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino❌, Jason Lee

Takagi claimed an easy victory. Was this the best Shimizu had? He had something to tell him. Ben-K as well. They are weak minded. Spineless. If they don’t grow a backbone they will never survive in wrestling. He called on the company to change the Takagi & Yoshida vs. Big Ben match to the dark match. Yoshida agreed. They were clearly on a different level. The difference would be apparent in Fukuoka. Shimizu said that even though they lost both matches today, MaxiMuM won’t go down again so easily. There is payback coming their way. The future of Dragon Gate is reliant on them getting their act together.

Eita was annoying, as usual. CIMA & Susumu were probably happy Kagetora lost. Where is that idiot Dragon Kid anyway? Injured? Good. CIMA was next. It was time for CIMA to go. CIMA said that Christmas was coming. Even though Verserk wears Santa colors, in Fukuoka there would be a blue Santa & a purple Santa bringing joy to everyone. Eita had done nothing but disparage DK & Yamamura. Keep their names out of your mouth, Eita. Losing to him & T-Hawk was not an option. Like CK-1, CIMASuka have 20 years of experience together. How long do T&E have? In fact, how old are they? CIMA & Susumu have been in the ring together since they were in grade school. They are nothing but punks. They are B-tier. Shingo? Well. Sure. He is A-tier, but don’t take that as a compliment. CIMA & his peers are S class. As for Kanda; what class do people who have to wrestle in a t-shirt fall into? Kagetora called him Economy Class. Hey, Economy Kanda, listen up. The things he has done to Kagetora over the last month or so are unforgivable. There was only one result possible in Fukuoka, Kagetora will walk out still as Brave Gate champion. CIMA & Susumu were also going to take the Twin Gate, and the three of them will work hard as champions to make Dragon Gate an enjoyable place for the fans.

Kzy celebrated getting the win over Yoshino. MaxiMuM were slumping while Tribe Vanguard was running full throttle. Tribe were going to remain Triangle Gate champions heading into next year. Yoshino actually agreed with the assessment. He apologized to Doi & Jason for losing. MaxiMuM lost all of their matches today. They’ve been trying to take it one step at a time since starting but have yet to accomplish anything. If they continue at their current pace, the results in Fukuoka will be the same. That is why they have to resolve to change. If even one of their matches in Fukuoka can end successfully, it is a starting point. Yoshino is willing to break his neck one more time if it that is what it takes to win the Triangle Gate and bring success to MaxiMuM.

Mochizuki and Saito had their confrontation. Mochizuki said Saito had nothing left after the Jimmyz broke up so he took pity on him and granted him a Dream Gate title shot. He is not planning on losing the title after only a few months as a champion. A few strikes and the match will be over. He told Saito if he isn’t careful, he will lose more than just the match. He will lose consciousness entirely. Saito insisted the high kicks he took today didn’t hurt at all. He should practice his form. Both of them are the type that just approach a match head on. The one who should worry about being knocked out is Mochizuki. The next time Dragon Gate comes to Nagoya, the Dream Gate champion will be Ryo Saito.

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12/16 Fantastic Gate 2017

Hiroshima, Fukuyama Big Rose
Fantastic Gate 2017
Attendance: 600

1. Shingo Takagi⭕️, Yasushi Kanda, El Lindaman (15:10 Power Bomb) Naruki Doi, Big R Shimizu, Ben-K❌
2. Masaaki Mochizuki⭕️ (9:35 Twister) Hyo Watanabe❌
3. Kagetora, Jason Lee⭕️ (13:32 Modified La Magistral Cradle) Susumu Yokosuka, Genki Horiguchi❌
4. Masato Yoshino, Shachihoko Boy⭕️ (16:39 M9) Ryo Saito, Yosuke♡Santa Maria❌
5. YAMATO, BxB Hulk, Kzy⭕️ (16:51 KZ Time) T-Hawk, Eita, Punch Tominaga❌

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