August 27th, 2018
Hyogo, Kobe Sambo Hall
The Gate of Adventure 2018
0. Problem Dragon⭕️ (5:51 Problem) Hyo Watanabe❌
1. Masaaki Mochizuki, Gamma, Willie Mack⭕️ (11:33 The Big Thump) Kzy, Genki Horiguchi❌, “brother” YASSHI
2. Susumu Yokosuka⭕️ (7:41 Yokosuka Cutter) Yuki Yoshioka❌
3. Takashi Yoshida⭕️ (13:37 Cyber Bomb) Shun Skywalker❌
4. Don Fujii, Ryo Saito⭕️ (13:30 Double Cross) Ben-K, Jason Lee❌
5. Masato Yoshino, Naruki Doi⭕️ (11:25 Bakatare Sliding Kick) Dragon Kid, Kaito Ishida❌
6. Shingo Takagi, Eita, Big R Shimizu⭕️, Yasushi Kanda (19:55 Shot-put Slam) YAMATO, BxB Hulk, Kagetora❌, U-T
Antias came out before the third match to run down the hometown fans. This whatever city and it’s whatever people are blessed with the presence of Big R Shimizu and the strongest unit in Dragon Gate; Antias. He was surprised to hear that they would be facing Tribe Vanguard in the main event. He thought they were dead. They may as well not exist. Their big star YAMATO is nowhere near as popular as Mr. Big! Just like Doi. The painfully unpopular YAMATO was …whateverrrr.
Yoshida agreed with him. Whatever! The next Dream Gate champion was about to give these rubes a demonstration of his skill. Roll up? SHUT UP!
Saito & Fujii were in peak form heading into their Twin Gate challenge. YAMATO has been constantly provoking Fujii since the match was set. The Fujii Volcano is going to erupt in Sendai. Fujii was going to put an end to their decades long grudge. He was aiming to score the fall on him and take the titles.
Doi & Yoshino explained the Dragon Kid & Ishida situation. Those two are being really stubborn about it, wearing the t-shirts everywhere and not getting the hint. There no other option than to beat them up. Then they will see the answer is a resounding “No”. DK & Ishida came out to 1st Finger, in MaxiMuM shirts, and did the 1st Finger pose.
After the match, Doi pleaded with them to get over it. They were taking this too far with the music, shirts, necklaces. Their ring gear is all over the place and doesn’t match, either. DK informed DoiDoi that as Practically MaxiMuM members, they were preparing their MaxiMuM color ring gear. Doi called it a waste of money. Save it. DK revealed that they had prepared thoughtful gifts for the other MaxiMuM members. Ishida retrieved them. Yoshino’s was nicely labeled, but Doi’s said DoiDoi. There was also one for Liu..something..Who?…DK had looked up Jason’s real name on the internet. It was in an old magazine too. He thought Jason would get a kick out of it. The gifts ended up being MaxiMuM branded shorts from the merchandise stand. DK & Kaito had noticed that the othe rmembers were wearing an older version so they got them the upgrades. Doi said this was totally unnecessary and they could get them from the company if they wanted them. They had paid with their own money at the merch stand a little while ago….They also bought their own t-shirts & necklaces. Doi accepted the gifts. DK was hoping that new shorts would bring new feelings about them joining. Kid rushed the segment to a close as Doi protested. He & Kaito tried in vain to join in on the 1st Finger pose.
Shimizu was full of himself. Not only did Antias win, but the man with more female fans than anyone picked up the pin. Tribe Vanguard & MaxiMuM, YAMATO & Doi. All the same. WHAT-E-VER. He has one other thing to say to YAMATO. He’s all looks! Eita agreed. He is all looks, no ability. As for the next Brave Gate challenger, his looks matched his ability, which matched the amount of hair he had on his head. Eita wasn’t just going to beat him, he was going to embarrass him. That green midget old man was also still on notice. Eita was going to send him into retirement. It is inevitable. Antias prepared to leave, so Shimizu finished with YAMATO’s “Wasn’t I the coolest?” line. YAMATO told him not to press his luck or their upcoming match on September 6th in Korakuen will end up being his retirement match.
YAMATO entrusted the closing speech to U-T. Tribe Vanguard lost today, but they aren’t going to let it get them down. He has one of the biggest chances of his career coming up in Sendai, when he teams with Kagetora & Maria to challenge for the Triangle Gate. He promised to return to Kobe on September 18th with the titles. YAMATO & Hulk would, of course, still be Twin Gate champions. He can’t really do more than a serious speech like this. His wrestling style is a little bland. But, it will be a U-T that has achieved bigger and better things by the time he returns to this building next month.