09/05 5 Unit Survival Race

Tokyo, Korakuen Hall
1850 Attendance

1. Gamma, Takehiro Yamamura⭕, Kaito Ishida (9:15 Modified Cross Knee Breaker) Don Fujii, Hyo Watanabe, Yuki Yoshioka❌
2. Jimmy K-ness J.K.S., Jimmy Kanda⭕ (6:30 Ryu’s) U-T, Shun Skywalker❌
3. 5 Unit Survival Race: Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!, Ryo “Jimmy” Saito⭕ (10:16 SaiRyo Rocket) BxB Hulk, Kzy❌
4. 5 Unit Survival Race: Takashi Yoshida (8:13 Power Bomb) Ben-K
5. 5 Unit Survival Race: YAMATO, Yosuke♡Santa Maria⭕ (12:40 Neraiuchi) Jimmy Susumu, Jimmy Kagetora❌
6. Open the Dream Gate #1 Contender Match: Masaaki Mochizuki (14:49 Armlock) Big R Shimizu
7. 5 Unit Survival Race 3 Way 6 Man Tag Team Match: CIMA, Dragon Kid, Eita vs. Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino, Kotoka vs. Shingo Takagi, T-Hawk, El Lindaman
-Eita (24+01 Crucifix Hold) Yoshino
-Kotoka (30:48 Caldera) Lindaman

Yoshioka appeared to injure his knee during the opener. This created a situation afterwards. As promised last month, Don Fujii went drinking in Golden Gai and came up with new, manly ring names for Yoshioka & Takashima. Yuki Yoshioka is now Yukio Yoshioka. Katsumi Takashima is now Takao Takashima. With these wonderful names they will blossom into great fighters. Yoshioka thanked him for his kindness. However, lately his knee has been bothering him. During the match today he felt it go out. He was probably not going to be able to compete under his new ring name for awhile. He asked Fujii permission to rest. Takashima also thanked him. His new name has the high kanji in it and it makes him feel like he will reach new heights. However, he separated his shoulder last month. He has already had surgery and will probably be out for 6 months. He also asked for permission to rest. Fujii accepted. Injuries are a part of life and health comes first. He praised, but also chastised Yoshioka for gutting out his performance on his knee today. He told him to let it rest and heal properly. His old knee injury still gives him trouble. Fujii Heya would continue on with Hyo & Shun as his disciples. First things first, he told Hyo to shave his head. Hyo was in disbelief. Shun could keep the mask, but otherwise they both were ordered to change their ring gear to match Fujii. Hyo protested. He wasn’t going to shave his head. His ring gear matches his name and if he loses it he loses who he is. Shun wears a green mask. That would look awful with black tights. He has had enough of Fujii Heya. He quit. The four rookies all left, leaving Fujii alone in the ring. He was embarrassed to admit it, but with Yoshioka & Takashima injured and Watanabe & Skywalker rejecting his gracious guidance that Fujii Heya was finished. He thanked for the fans for their fervent support over the last month.

Maria reminded Kagetora that if things go like this at Dangerous Gate, she would be walking out with the Brave Gate title around her waist.
Kagetora admitted that he didn’t know how to deal with someone like Maria. He’s never really enjoyed kissing, much less being kissed against his will like Maria often does. But that goes out the window when the title is on the line. Maria brought up that she won today without having to force a kiss on him. When they meet for the title, Kagetora will see what she is really made of. His labored breathing will drink in her passionate kiss and the result will be a new Brave Gate champion.

Mochizuki told Shimizu that early in the match he thought he threw some good kicks. But the ones he threw when it counted were shit. He should listen well to this advice. He has a lot going for him but as long as he relies on brute force and his finisher the Dream Gate will be out of his reach. He has a long career ahead of him, so he should carefully consider his position and where he wants to be. Mochizuki himself though, he probably doesn’t have a lot of time left. He hasn’t challenged for the Dream Gate in about 2 years. It has been 13 years since his first challenge. He was 34 years old and he said at that time that it may be his last chance. But he has earned another chance here in 2017. He called out YAMATO. It’s been awhile since they have been across the ring from each other. What will YAMATO show him when they meet for the championship? YAMATO admitted that going in, he didn’t really care who won the match. He did get a little excited when Mochizuki won. They have had some spirited fights in the past. But that is the past. YAMATO is firmly entrenched now. His rule is absolute. He is the man that sold 2700 boxes of Almighty Curry yesterday in Iwate. He told Mochizuki to bring his A game in Ota, because he will need it.
Mochizuki conceded he was a strong champion whose reign ranks among the very best in the history books. But he has been wrestling a long time. He has learned that above all else, fans find predictability to be boring. It was time for a shake-up. Someone young or someone old, someone needed to take that title from him and shake things up. He was just the man to cause that shake up when they meet on 9/18 in Ota. His sight in his left eye has been bad ever since a match with Takagi earlier this year. His body hurts in ways it never did before. When he was 34 he thought it was his last chance. At 47, every chance may his last. He was going to make the best of it and give the fans one more look at Masaaki Mochizuki as Dream Gate champion.

Verserk were given 2 losses in the survival race for losing the main event. Lindaman complained about being ganged up on 3-1 in the final stages. This whole thing was bogus! Takagi said they agreed to the stipulations so there was no use in protesting. They had no choice but to win the rest of their matches. On September 18th, Dragon Gate will hold Dangerous Gate. Verserk will be the ones that opens the door and brings the danger in. They will do so in the form of barbed wire. If they are defending the Triangle Gate or if they are defending their own existing, they will do so with barbed wire. The idiots in this god forsaken city will see a new side of hell.

Kotoka blew all that off to remind everyone that he was the one that scored the pin in the main event. He asked Shimizu to team with him and challenge CK-1 for the Twin Gate. CIMA wasn’t so enthused. Such is the life of the Twin Gate champions. They should be ready to defend against all comers. The challenge was accepted. He changed subjects to the Survival Race. Eita picked up a very important win today. After spending the entire month in last place, Over Generation are no longer at the bottom. Eita provoked everyone in sight. CIMA had to apologize for his lackluster microphone work.

MaxiMuM closed out the show promising to survive and return to Korakuen Hall in full force next month.

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