Rainbow Gate 2012 – Kobe Pro Wrestling Festival 2012

7/22/2012 Hyogo, Kobe World Kinen Hall ~Kobe Pro Wrestling Festival 2012~ – 9500 Attendance
1. Windows vs. Jimmys: K-ness, Kenichiro Arai, Super Shisa⭕, Shisa BOY (10:04 Yoshitanic) Ryo “Jimmy” Saito, Jimmy Kanda, Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!, Naoki Tanizaki❌
2. Chihiro Tominaga, Super Shenlong III⭕ (6:37 School Boy) Kotoka❌, Rich Swann
3. Evil Ways Calling!: Hollywood Stalker Ichikawa, Atsushi Onita⭕ (11:29 Thunder Fire Power Bomb onto Barbed Wire Table) Problem Dragon, Kzy❌
4. Open the Brave Gate: Dragon Kid (24:13 Dragonrana) Ricochet
☆DK succeeds in his 2nd Defense
5. Open the Twin Gate: YAMATO, Shingo Takagi⭕(21:05 Last Falconry) Jimmy Susumu❌, Jimmy Kagetora
☆The Jimmys fail in their 1st Defense, -akatsuki- become the 22nd Champions
6. Open the Triangle Gate 3 Way: Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino, PAC vs. BxB Hulk, Naoki Tanisaki, Cyber Kong vs. Masaaki Mochizuki, Don Fujii, Gamma
-Doi (20:50 V9 Clutch) Gamma
-PAC (25:50 360 Shooting Star Press) Hulk
☆W1i succeed in their 5th Defense
7. Open the Dream Gate: CIMA (28:45 Meteora) Akira Tozawa
☆CIMA succeeds in his 5th Defense

Onita was in typical form after the match. He told CIMA to be a man and let him bring an exploding barbed wire match to DG. CIMA replied with one word. “FIRE!”

President Okamura gave his customary speech after intermission. He didn’t have much of note to say, just re-affirming the loyalty to the homebase in Kobe while expanding throughout the world.

Tozawa did end up having MB seconding him. However, he did stay true to his word to fight a solo battle. Problem Dragon attempted to interfere and received a bicycle kick from Tozawa for his trouble.

CIMA gave the standard closing speech. He said he wasn’t sure who or what generation his next challenger would be from, but he would beat them. Because he is CIMA. He also seemed to accept the offer from Onita, in his excitement.

He then called out PAC. He came out with the rest of W1i. It was time to say farewell, as this was his final night with Dragon Gate in Japan. Soon the entire roster joined them in the ring. Each and everyone had a chance to say a few words to the Man Gravity Forgot. They ranged from brief words of respect, to memories of prior battles, to YAMATO asking him to come get drunk in Roppongi one more time. There was one common theme, though. That he was a member of the Dragon Gate family, an incredible performer, and we will never forget him. He gave his own brief speech, before his theme song played one final time.

7/16/2012 Okayama, Wholesale Center Orange Hall – No Attendance Available
0. Super Shenlong III (5:07 Pinfall) Kotoka
1. Naruki Doi, PAC⭕ (11:51 Swan Dive Firebird Splash) Gamma, Shachihoko BOY❌
2. Shingo Takagi (9:44 Pumping Bomber) Rich Swann
3. YAMATO (11:30 Mushakaeshi) Ryo “Jimmy” Saito
4. Masato Yoshino, Ricochet⭕ (13:45 High Angle Shooting Star Press) Jimmy Kagetora, Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!❌
5. CIMA, Masaaki Mochizuki, Dragon Kid⭕ (18:29 Bible) Akira Tozawa, BxB Hulk, Kzy❌

7/15/2012 Aichi, Nagoya Telepia Hall – 480 Attendance
0. Chihiro Tominaga (5:49 Flying Cross Armbreaker) Kotoka
1. Ricochet⭕, Rich Swann (14:15 Phoenix Splash) Ryo “Jimmy” Saito, Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!❌
2. PAC (10:22 High Angle Shooting Star Press) Jimmy Kagetora
3. YAMATO, Shingo Takagi⭕ (15:04 Pumping Bomber) Jimmy Susumu, Jimmy Kanda❌
4. Masaaki Mochizuki, Don Fujii⭕ (14:44 Gedo Clutch) Naruki Doi❌, Masato Yoshino
5. CIMA⭕, Dragon Kid, Gamma (21:21 Meteora) Akira Tozawa, BxB Hulk, Cyber Kong❌

7/14/2012 Ehime, Texport Imabari – 950 Attendance
0. Naoki Tanisaki (2:54 Night Ride) Super Shenlong III
1. Akira Tozawa⭕, BxB Hulk (12:54 Dead Lift German Suplex Hold) CIMA, Super Shisa❌
2. Ricochet (9:39 Phoenix Splash) Jimmy Kanda
3. Masato Yoshino (9:51 Pinfall) Ryo “Jimmy” Saito
4. YAMATO⭕, Shingo Takagi (14:14 Galleria) Jimmy Kagetora, Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!❌
5. Masaaki Mochizuki⭕, Dragon Kid, Gamma (17:21 Sankakugeri to the Face) Naruki Doi, PAC, Rich Swann❌

7/8/2012 Mie, Yokkaichi Australia Commemoration Hall – 700 Attendance
0. Naoki Tanisaki (3:55 Night Ride) Kotoka
1. Naruki Doi, Ricochet⭕ (12:30 Phoenix Splash) Gamma, Super Shisa❌
2. Shingo Takagi (9:46 Pumping Bomber) Rich Swann
3. YAMATO (11:28 Mushakaeshi) Ryo “Jimmy” Saito
4. Masato Yoshino, PAC⭕ (13:55 Swan Dive Firebird Splash) Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!, Jimmy Kanda❌
5. CIMA⭕, Dragon Kid, Don Fujii (15:00 Meteora) Akira Tozawa, BxB Hulk, Kzy❌

7/7/2012 Gifu, Seratopia Toki – 800 Attendance
1. Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino, PAC⭕ (16:42 Swan Dive Firebird Splash) Jimmy Susumu, Ryo “Jimmy” Saito, Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!❌
2. Gamma (7:31 School Boy) Jimmy Kanda
3. Masaaki Mochizuki (13:28 Twister) Jimmy Kagetora
4. CIMA⭕, Dragon Kid (14:11 Schwein) Rich Swann❌, Ricochet
5. Akira Tozawa⭕, BxB Hulk, Problem Dragon (19:41 Dead Lift German Suplex Hold) YAMATO, Shingo Takagi, Chihiro Tominaga❌

7/6/2012 Tokyo, Korakuen Hall – 1800 Attendance
0. Super Shenlong III (6:23 Modified Pinfall) Kzy
1. BxB Hulk, Cyber Kong⭕ (6:38 Cyber Bomb) Kenichiro Arai, Kotoka❌
2. Dragon Kid, Gamma⭕ (9:01 Gamma Special) Jimmy Kanda, Shachihoko BOY❌
3. Naoki Tanisaki (10:10 Night Ride) Jimmy Kagetora
4. PAC⭕, Rich Swann (11:58 High Angle Shooting Star Press) K-ness, Super Shisa❌
5. Mascara contra Pasaporte Falls Count Anywhere Handicap Match: CIMA (12:23 Meteora) Akira Tozawa, Problem Dragon❌
6. 4 Way 6 Man Tag: Masaaki Mochizuki, Don Fujii, Magnitude Kishiwada def. Ryo “Jimmy” Saito, Jimmy Susumu, Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!! vs. YAMATO, Shingo Takagi, Chihiro Tominaga vs. Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino, Ricochet
-Doi (27:00 Bakatare Sliding Kick) Tominaga
-Kishiwada (33:36 Last Ride) Saito
-Mochizuki (38:36 Sankakugeri to the Face) Doi

All the participants for the main event came out for the opening MC. Not much of note, aside from everyone mocking Horiguchi & Tominaga for their unfortunate hair loss situation. 

Tanisaki said there was an impostor in the Jimmys, and he had some words of warning for him.

Strangely, PAC bowed to all four sides of the arena after his match…

After taking Problem Dragons’ mask, CIMA also decided to take his hair. Perceiving this as a betrayal of the agreed terms, Problem Dragon said he would do the same and continue to wear his mask.

Tozawa blamed the loss entirely on being saddled with Problem Dragon. At Kobe World it will be 1 on 1, with no MB involvement. Without the baggage, he will win. CIMA questioned his words about his supposed friends. He said Tozawa wouldn’t beat him. Next month in Korakuen he will still have the Dream Gate title. Because he is CIMA.

Mochizuki threw the Veteran Army win back at W1i, saying that the combined experience of 125 years beat them today, and promised to repeat the result at World. Yoshino basically blew him off, saying only that it certainly wasn’t going to happen. He then turned his attention to the Summer Adventure Tag League. He proclaimed that DoiYoshi would be returning to win it for a fourth time. Mochizuki called him selfish for blowing off the loss today. He also pitched the idea of making the tag league into a trios league. The other units agreed with the idea. Mochizuki left the decision up to Yoshino, since Speed Muscle created the league in the first place. Yoshino agreed, and once again returned to the DoiYoshi talk. They wanted the Twin Gate. They challenged the winners at World to face them next month in Korakuen Hall. Both TakaYAMA & the Jimmys accepted. All sides left the Veteran Army to close the show. They did the customary closing speech, and announced the East Osaka trio of CIMA, Gamma, & Kishiwada would be the first team in the trios league.

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