August 11, 2018
Osaka, Edion Arena Osaka #2
The Gate of Adventure 2018
1. Kagetora, Yosuke♡Santa Maria, Willie Mack⭕️ (13:21 Big Thump) Kzy, “brother” YASSHI, Punch Tominaga❌
2. Gamma (8:16 Disqualification due to Antias interference) Yasushi Kanda❌
3. Don Fujii, Ryo Saito⭕️ (12:01 Double across) Dragon Kid, Kaito Ishida❌
4. Mochizuki Dojo Singles Match: Masaaki Mochizuki (10:35 Sankakugeri to the Face) Shun Skywalker❌
5. YAMATO⭕️, BxB Hulk (17:17 Galleria) Susumu Yokosuka, Genki Horiguchi❌
6. Shingo Takagi, Eita⭕️, Takashi Yoshida, Big R Shimizu (19:40 Execution Kick) Masato Yoshino, Naruki Doi, Ben-K❌, Jason Lee
Shimizu made his TV debut as an Antias member with bleached blond hair. He tripped on the ropes getting into the ring. He was verbally abusive towards the fans, then called out Gamma for his ass beating. Antias interfered to cause the DQ. MaxiMuM hit the ring to make the save. Doi chastised Shimizu for his decsion making. Didn’t he realize he was now the lowest ranked member of Antias? He’s going to be a lackey for Shingo and constantly sent to fetch some juice for Eita. He’s screwed his entire career with this choice. Shimizu said Doi was just embarrassed that he fell for his big ruse. Tonight in the main event, he was going to embarrass him even further. Doi told him that Shimizus’ very existence was embarrassing. The shame of Dragon Gate. Jason wasn’t scheduled to be back until next month, but he was watching Korakuen on the Dragon Gate Network in Hong Kong. When he saw what Shimizu did, he got on a plane and came back early. He should watch his mouth because if he keeps this up he i going to incur Shingo’s wrath backstage. Antias would be better off not letting him speak at all.
Mochizuki explained the Mochizuki Dojo situation to the Osaka fans. He would offer whatever support he could to help one of them become capable of leading a unit. As for Shun, he has been taking advantage of his opportunities. He wondered if he watched the opener today. There was a big guy in that match who seems to hold several championships. They aren’t DGE titles so he’s not sure if he was allowed to defend them here or not, but maybe that is an opportunity Shun should make for himself.
YAMATO said with one month left until the first big show in his home region, he had no match. The Dream, Brave, & Triangle matches have been set but no one has stepped up to challenge for the Twin Gate. Therefore, he was issuing an open challenge. Anyone who wanted a shot could come get it. No one answered. He called again. No answer. It would be very troubling for him to not have a match on the first big show in Sendai so he left the challenge open to anyone who wanted to come and answer the call.
Shimizu was elated and boasted over the huge victory by …… MaxiMuM!…? Doi (and the fans) capitalized on the mistake. There wasn’t anyone that dumb in MaxiMuM. Shimizu said everyone makes mistakes and threatened to file a power harassment complaint. He did his speech over and this time got the name of his unit correct, to polite applause from Doi and the fans. And..and…you know why MaxiMuM lost today..? Shimizu was dying at this point so Doi asked the fans to please play along. Shimizu was upset at being dragged so hard for his mistake. MaxiMuM lost today..because of Doi! He doesn’t have it anymore! Someone that looks like Doi….someone like Doi…AHHH. He once again shouted at the fans. Everyone makes mistakes! Doi was gleeful. It’s great that his big debut with Antias was here in Osaka where the fans would give him the treatment he deserves. Shimizu wasn’t done speaking! He had lots of…plenty more to say. Someone the likes of Doi…some like…Fans jeered and chanted for this to end. Yoshino said he still had a little bit of sympathy left for him so he should just give up and leave now. Shimizu promised he would get revenge on them and on Osaka for this and left the ring.
Doi had prophesied this earlier when he warned Antias to not let him speak at all. He was right! Yoshino was stunned. He can’t believe he was mad in Korakuen. This was clearly all for the best. They’ll be back in Osaka on 9/15, what will have become of Big R Shimizu by that time. 1st Finger played to close the show but Doi still had something to say.
He & Yoshino discussed the no flash pin Dream Gate title match in Sendai. Doi said he would be in his corner supporting him. But there ws another big show in September. Dangerous Gate 2018 was on September 24th. When you think of Ota City you think of Naruki Doi. Mr. Ota City. Therefore, he was announcing his intentions to challenge the winner of Yoshino vs. Yoshida on that show. He was ready to make his mark in singles competition. Yoshino was taken by surprise, but said if he makes it past Yoshida he would happily accept the challenge. (His challenge against the 9/9 winner was later made official).