October 2, 2018 – The Gate of Victory 2018

October 2, 2018
Tokyo, Korakuen Hall
The Gate of Victory 2018
Attendance: 1777

1. Kzy⭕️, Susumu Yokosuka, “brother” YASSHI (12:19 Running Elbow Smash) Problem Dragon, Kota Minoura❌, Hiroshi Yamato
2. Ryo Saito⭕️, Don Fujii (7:16 Gedo Clutch) Genki Horiguchi, Gamma❌
3. KAI⭕️ (6:03 Meteo Impact) Punch Tominaga❌
4. YAMATO, Kagetora, Yosuke♡Santa Maria, U-T⭕️ (14:36 Bienllave) Masaaki Mochizuki, Shun Skywalker, Hyo Watanabe❌, Yuki Yoshioka
5. Takashi Yoshida⭕️, Yasushi Kanda, Kazma Sakamoto (10:31 Cyber Bomb) Jason Lee, Dragon Kid, Kaito Ishida❌
6. Naruki Doi⭕️, Masato Yoshino (11:15 Bakatare Sliding Kick) Big R Shimizu❌, Ben-K
7. Shingo Takagi’s Final Dragon Gate Match in Tokyo: Eita, PAC⭕️ (19:05 360° Shooting Star Press) Shingo Takagi❌, BxB Hulk

U-T called this a bit of payback to Shun, since he has lost three straight to him in recent months. Shun wondered when exactly he was talking about. He’s been so busy making a name for himself he completely overlooked getting 3 straight wins over someone like U-T. Mochizuki was happy to see his kids get fired up. U-T asked him what the point of Mochizuki Dojo was. There are a lot of units in Dragon Gate, one like Mochizuki Dojo isn’t necessary. Mochizuki pushed Shun to make him eat his words. He told his disciples that if U-T keeps up his momentum and finally makes it to regular status, that will only reduce their ring time. They shouldn’t sit back and let him take a spot that could be theirs.

Dragon Kid introduced a new masked trainee named Dragon Dia. Dia is Japanese shorthand for diamond, of which he has prominently featured in his mask. He joined about 18 months ago and is now ready to make his debut. He will do so in a tag team match with DK at Korakuen Hall next month.

Yoshino held Shimizu for the Bakatare Sliding Kick, a position he was in the previous times Doi betrayed him. This time the kick was on, and DoiYoshi picked up the win. The young punks were shown what DoiYoshi was capable of. They had put MaxiMuM on the ropes with their betrayals, but that wasn’t going to happen again. Doi had one other bone to pick. With the fans. All he saw on social media these last few weeks were predictions that he was going to turn on Yoshino again. He wasn’t turning on him this time! Yoshino isn’t on social media so he has no idea what fans were saying, all he knows is DoiYoshi are still a team. Doi told him to stay off Twitter.
Yoshino turned his attention to Ben. Apparently, they will be fighting for the Dream Gate in Osaka. He still hasn’t heard Ben say it. Does he know how a microphone works? It would be unacceptable to let someone like him become champion, so he had no intentions of losing in Osaka.

Hulk, Takagi, & Eita made separate entrances, before Eita revealed R・E・D’s 3rd surprise. The lights went out and when they came back, PAC was in the ring. Fans were stunned. Does Korakuen Hall remember him? Well. He’s not the same boy they saw all those years ago.

After the match, he was confirmed to be a new member of R・E・D. PAC said he was here to destroy all of your favorite wrestlers. Yoshino, Doi, Hulk, YAMATO. All of them would go down to R・E・D. YAMATO got into the ring. He never expected to see PAC back here. He’s been all over the world and become a true superstar. He left Dragon Gate 6 years go. YAMATO & the others have been here keeping DG safe. They will continue to do so, so if PAC was here to cause trouble he is going to have a fight on his hands. MaxiMuM came out. If PAC was going to call them out, they weren’t going to stay silent in the back. Doi told YAMATO to step back, MaxiMuM would handle this. YAMATO pointed out that MaxiMuM was betrayed several months in a row and weren’t in much of a position to handle anything right now. Natural Vibes came out. They wanted to get in on the party atmosphere. Kzy was happy that after his long trip around the world, PAC came home. But his choice of allies is too bad. Coming back to join R・E・D? Too bad. He had an even bigger problem though. When PAC was naming his targets, he left him out. He wasn’t the m.c.KZ that PAC remembers. He had no choice but to prove that to him in the ring. The units argued while GM Yagi scurried to the ring. In his mind, the only way to settle this was to fight it out, so at the November 6th Korakuen, the 4 way 6 man will make a return. The MaxiMuM team will be Doi, Yoshino, & Jason….since there are no other members of MaxiMuM. Vibes will field the Triangle Gate champion team of Kzy, Susumu, & Horiguchi. Tribe will be YAMATO, Hulk, and the returning Flamita. Shimizu was disappointed at the whatever teams the other units were putting out. R・E・D would be himself, Ben, & PAC.

Eita attacked Dragon Kid, who was on the apron. Their war was far from over. Seems DK has an apprentice? The kid in the ugly pink mask? He & Kanda would make his first match his last. Dragon Kid & Dragon Dia vs. Eita & Kanda was set as Dia’s debut match.

Kzy was looking forward to next month because it would give him a chance to go after YAMATO, Hulk, Doi, & Yoshino all at once.
Doi reaffirmed that the team for next month were the only members of MaxiMuM. Remember when they were brother units with Tribe a few months ago? Well. They were going to prove that Tribe were just the weak little brother. Despite their recent setbacks, MaxiMuM would prove to the other units that they were still a force to be reckoned with.
MaxiMuM began to leave. YAMATO called them out, but when they came back he told them they could listen while walking. He said that if anyone was going to bring PAC back to Dragon Gate, it should have been DoiYoshi. They returned again since this seemed like an invitation to argue but YAMATO just began picking up some trash that was in the ring.

Finally, it was down to Hulk, YAMATO, & Takagi. YAMATO wanted to be a part of it, but his history is shorter than theirs. He will defer to their seniority and leave it to them.

Takagi was upset they lost. Hulk told him that Takagi losing in Korakuen Hall was inevitable. Takagi said he had a lot of time to think about it while everyone was talking and the only conclusion he could come to is that he lost today because Hulk sucks. Hulk told him he was the one that got pinned. Yeah, only because Hulk was incompetent at making saves. In the end, for the sake of a happy ending in his final Korakuen Hall appearance as a DG affiliated wrestler, Takagi would make peace with his generational peer and show some respect. He offered a handshake. Hulk accepted but was met with a Pumping Bomber. Hulk was still a dumbass. They still had a match coming up on Sunday. Did the idiot Tokyo DG fans that he has always hated really think he would just keep quiet and behave until his run ends? Until the very end he was going to go his own way.

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