December 23, 2018
Fukuoka, Fukuoka Kokusai Center
The Final Gate 2018
1. Jason Lee, Kaito Ishida⭕️, Shachihoko Boy, Dragon Dia (9:03 Tiger Suplex Hold) Super Shisa, U-T, “brother” YASSHI, Problem Dragon❌
2. Shun Skywalker⭕️, Hyo Watanabe, Yuki Yoshioka, Kota Minoura (13:25 Skywalker Moonsault) Ryo Saito❌, Don Fujii, Gamma, K-ness.
3. Masaaki Mochizuki⭕️ (16:16 Hurricanrana) Daga❌
4. Masaaki Mochizuki⭕️ (2:16 Reversed Figure Four) “Hollywood” Stalker Ichikawa❌
5. Open the Triangle Gate Championship Match: Takashi Yoshida, Yasushi Kanda, KAZMA SAKAMOTO⭕️ (16:57 Half Package Piledriver) Kzy, Susumu Yokosuka, Genki Horiguchi❌
☆Natural Vibes fail in their 7th defense, R・E・D become the 64th champion team
6. 44th Open the Twin Gate Champion Team 4 Way Decision Match: YAMATO, Kagetora vs. Big R Shimizu, Ben-K vs. Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino vs. Flamita, Bandido
①Kagetora⭕️ (18:02 Kagenui) Yoshino❌
②Kagetora⭕️ (21:35 Kagenui) Bandido❌
③Shimizu⭕️ (26:21 Shot-put Slam) Kagetora❌
☆Big Ben become the 44th champion team
7. Mascara contra Cabellera: Dragon Kid⭕️ (26:13 Ultra Hurricanrana) Eita❌
“Hollywood” Stalker Ichikawa came out during the aftermath of Mochizuki vs. Daga. Who authorized this? What did Mochizuki do to deserve a singles match on the first half of a major show? When you think of a pre-intermission singles match you think of Stalker Ichikawa. Next year is Dragon Gate’s 20th anniversary year and he has some goals left to accomplish. In those 20 years he has probably had a hundred singles matches with Mochizuki. He has not won one yet. So he has come here to beat him up. He demanded a match on the spot. Mochizuki gave him credit for coming all the way to Fukuoka and he would normally call for the bell himself, but he just had a rough match. His leg hurts. He has to decline. Ichikawa replied that the rough match he had was exactly why he came out. He demanded they ring the bell to start the match.
Yoshida boasted about the overwhelming R・E・D victory. This town stinks of ramen and the fans have equally gross faces. Did they really expect a dance troupe to beat a team as strong as this? Impossible. This was only the beginning. The semi-final and particularly the main event will also be R・E・D wins.
Eita refused the hair cut. Dragon Kid cheated to win via some box attacks from Doi, so he wasn’t obligated to cut his hair. The rest of the roster appeared in the entryway to block him from exiting, so he quickly relented. He would take the haircut like a man, if all these screeching old hags would shut up. Dragon Kid announced there was a man who was even more anxious to cut Eita’s hair than he was. He called out Punch Tominaga, who has been absent due to an ankle injury. As soon as this match was set, DK had made the decision to give first dibs to Punch since he suffered so many humiliating haircuts in recent months. He’s been in poor spirits since losing all of his hair then getting injured, but seeing Kid win today has cheered him up. Punch cut his hair with scissors, then Kid finished it off with hair clippers.
Kid said he realized one thing today. Eita’s recklessness and willingness to go to extremes knows no bounds. Kid took it all and won. He doesn’t know what Eita plans on doing from here, but Eita is welcome to come at him because he can repel anything he has.
Eita played off the haircut as refreshing. It suits him, doesn’t it? He also realized something today. That Dragon Kid was awesome! Shimizu wondered what he was saying, but Eita pushed him and called him a fatass. He picked up the Brave Gate belt and said it was time to give it back to it’s rightful owner. He quickly smashed Kid in the head with it, then destroyed the title belt. He kicked Punch in his bad leg. He might have lost his hair today, but that doesn’t matter. R・E・D controls Dragon Gate. Dragon Kid, Punch Tominaga, and all the wrestlers in the back should all be prepared to be destroyed.
There was a time where Dragon Kid would have fallen for such a trick and cried “I trusted you!!”, but he’s in his 40’s now. He’s been through this enough times to see through it. He knows hat type of lowlife Eita is. In any event, he was able to protect his mask and ensure a happy ending to 2018 for the fans. He thanked them and his MaxiMuM stablemates for their help in his win. He’s been Dragon Kid for 21 years now and he’s incredibly happy that he will be able to continue into year 22. Next year is the 20th anniversary of Dragon Gate. Things are getting even more exciting so he hopes the fans will keep coming to see them.