06/01/2018 King of Gate 2018

Tokyo, Korakuen Hall
King of Gate 2018
Attendance: 1750

1. Ben-K, Hyo Watanabe, Yuki Yoshioka⭕ (7:38 Modified Gannosuke Clutch) Genki Horiguchi, “brother” YASSHI, Shachihoko Boy❌
2. Masaaki Mochizuki, Shun Skywalker⭕ (8:20 Ashla) BxB Hulk, U-T❌
3. Kagetora⭕, Yosuke♡Santa Maria (10:10 Gurumakakarikai) Big R Shimizu❌, Jason Lee
4. Don Fujii, Ryo Saito⭕, K-ness. (12:51 Premium Bridge) Kzy, Susumu Yokosuka❌, Punch Tominaga
5. Gamma, Problem Dragon, Kaito Ishida⭕ (11:43 Buzzsaw Kick) Shingo Takagi, Eita, Yasushi Kanda❌
6. King of Gate 2018 Semifinals: Masato Yoshino⭕ (16:40 Speed Star) Takashi Yoshida❌
7. King of Gate 2018 Semifinals: YAMATO (23:16 Ragnarok) Naruki Doi❌

Drawings were held at the top of the show to decide the semifinal pairings.
Yoshida reminded everyone what he said on the opening night. This was his tournament. He was going to smash Yoshino today and become champion in Hakata.
Yoshino told Yoshida he was out of place. He would show what he has learned in his 18 year career and once again become Dream Gate champion.
Doi lost in the semifinals last year, so he has no other option besides winning the whole thing.
YAMATO didn’t care who his opponent was. The results would be the same. This is his ring.

Yoshioka has seen his peers find success. Ben-K has become a champion, Shun made a big impression in KOG. It sucks. He and Hyo vowed to not be left behind.

Kagetora & Maria approached Shimizu backstage. Kage wanted to bring the Twin Gate to Tribe Vanguard. Shimizu, seeking revenge for today, accepted the challenge.

Rookie(?) Ryo Saito celebrated the biggest win of his brief(??) career. He asked Mr. Horiguchi, Mr. Susumu, and Mr. Sawada for an opportunity at their Triangular Door Waist Straps. He got a big win today after his successful King of Gate he thought he earned it. Kzy confirmed that he actually meant the Triangle Gate. He did get the win over Susumu today…but what was that about KOG? How many points did he accumulate? Saito confirmed the total was 0. Fujii & K-ness. didn’t even participate! Saito wouldn’t take no for an answer. Eventually, Kzy relented and GM Yagi pounced on the opportunity to make the title match for the July Korakuen.

Ishida told Eita that the beef with Over Generation ended here. For all his talk about OG needing to disband, Antias were the losers today so they be the ones that disband. Eita told Ishida he was getting carried away with this fluke win. They should settle this once and for all with a unit disbands match. Refusing wasn’t an option. Takagi was pleased with Eita finally taking it here. With Yoshida added it would be 4 vs. 3 and an easy win. Gamma refused that stipulation. Hell, with Problem Dragon involved it would basically be 2 on 4. Takagi told him he had 2 options. Accept the 4 on 3 stipulation or disband right now. This brought out Dragon Kid who announced that he would fight to save OG whether his foot was healed or not. Eita quickly kicked him in the foot. Being eliminated from KOG and being forced into the last place tournament was all DK’s fault. He was going to see to it that he ended this feud broken and retired. The unit disbands match was set for July 5th. Ishida promised to protect his unit and it was just the beginning for him.

YAMATO told Yoshino that after Ben-K in Sendai and Doi today, he would be the next member of MaxiMuM to go down. His luck had run out. YAMATO said at the start of KOG and again today that this was his ring. It’s great that he feels that strongly, but Yoshino was around long before him. 18 years. In Hakata he would see what an 18 year veteran is made of. Masaaki Mochizuki, who has somehow been around even longer, would fall next and Masato Yoshino would return to Korakuen Hall on July 5th as Dream Gate champion.
Shimizu awkwardly interjected to berate Doi. He gave Shimizu a tongue lashing in Sapporo after he lost but here he was losing in a Korakuen Hall main event. What’s up with that? Doi told him that his last place finish was a bit different from losing in the semifinals but Shimizu disagreed. If you don’t win the whole thing then you lost. 2nd place and last place are the same thing. Doi was at a loss so he asked Ben-K to try and talk some sense into him. Ben told him he was being rude and to apologize, so he did. Doi was even more puzzled at him listening to Ben but not him. He wanted the ordeal over so he accepted his apology and wished him luck in the last place tournament.

YAMATO closed the show out. He knows what type of opponent Yoshino is. Everyone does. Tokyo is pretty far from Hakata so anyone that can’t make it can watch on the Dragon Gate Network. It was his mission to win KOG and go on to win the Dream Gate to prove this was his ring. The fans should just be quiet and enjoy the ride.

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