Category: Fantastic Gate 2016

12/27 Fantastic Gate

Hyogo, Kobe Sambo Hall
1000 Attendance

1. Ryo “Jimmy” Saito, Jimmy Kagetora⭕, Jimmy K-ness J.K.S., Jimmy Kanda (14:48 Gurumakakari) Dragon Kid, Gamma, Punch Tominaga❌, Shachihoko BOY
2. CIMA (0:12 Lariat) Stan Ichikawa
2b. CIMA (6:49 Pinned after failed chair attack) Stan Ichikawa
3. Ben-K⭕, Kotoka (9:52 Ben-K Bomb) Hyou Watanabe❌, Yuki Yoshioka
4. Shingo Takagi, T-Hawk⭕ (14:47 Night Ride) Kaito Ishida, Takehiro Yamamura❌
5. El Lindaman⭕, Cyber Kong, Mondai Ryu (14:36 Tiger Suplex Hold) Jimmy Susumu, Don Fujii, Eita❌
6. YAMATO, BxB Hulk, Kzy⭕, Yosuke Santa Maria (17:46 Skayde Schoolboy) Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino, Masaaki Mochizuki, Big R Shimizu❌

T-Hawk berated Yamamura & Ishida. Were they even watching the prior match? How could they come out and be so pitiful after the performance Ben-K, Hyou, & Yoshioka put on? They were 100 times better. Yamamura & Ishida are failures. Trash wrestlers who should give up. Furthermore, in 2017 Verserk will paint the Dragon Gate ring red.

Linda told Eita that their issues didn`t end with their Brave Gate match. He should watch his back in 2017, because he was still gunning for him. He reiterated his stance towards the fans. They rejected him when it was time for him to be voted into Tribe Vanguard, so he rejected them.

Kzy celebrated scoring the final fall of 2016. He admitted that both he didn`t have much success this year. He wondered how useful he was to his teammates. But he is going to change that. He`s training hard, and wants to prove what he is capable of.
YAMATO said that aside from the Dream Gate, Tribe didn`t win any championships. He feels that will change in 2017, and Kzy will be the key player in both the unit and the company as a whole.

The roster was called to the ring to give a closing statement to the Kobe fans.

Ichikawa hoped to compete in Sambo Hall more frequently in 2017.

Shachi said he had a bad year in 2016, but his voice would be heard in 2017.

Ben-K would trample anything in his path, because is Ben-K.

Maria want to ensure everyone had a lovely new year, so she lead a 3-2-1-Lovely! chant.

Hulk talked about returning from his shoulder injury. He wasn`t 100% when he returned, but he is now. He would be back to form in 2017.

Yoshioka was happy to have made his debut this year, but won`t be satisfied until he picks up a direct win.

Shun promised to soar high in 2017.

Kzy thanked Kobe for another great year. Next year will also be a great time. KZ Time.

Doi noted that he was on all 180 main roster shows this year. He failed in his Dream Gate bid, but he would go on another rampage in 2017.

Gamma thanked everyone for 2016, and would continue to make a fun environment for the fans in 2017. Uuuuuuu!!

Punch said he would try and do better next year.

Eita told fans not to take their eyes off him in 2017.

DK said there were a lot of fun matches, but also a lot of tough matches this year. 2017 would be just as exciting.

Ishida admitted that he has been getting his ass kicked recently. However, he won`t stop until he reached the top.

Kanda thanked everyone for cheering him in 2016.

Saito talked about Horiguchi and his injury that lead to the Jimmyz forfeiting the Triangle Gate. They were able to get the titles back, though. When Horiguchi returns the Jimmyz will be able to entertain at their best.

Mochizuki said he would be 47 years old next month. He still feels like he can do anything, and will fight hard next year.

K-ness will continue to do his best as he begins his 21st year in wrestling.

Kagetora vowed to be grateful every day for he gets to compete in 2017.

Susumu won the Dream, Twin, and Triangle Gate titles in 2016. It will go down as one of his most memorable years. The Jimmyz will do their best in 2017, too.

Hyou promised to stand out in 2017.

Kotoka had a really shitty year. Lost his hair for an entire year. His face was smashed. He will put it behind him as he dashes forward into 2017. Vehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

Yamamura, as Ishida also said, has been getting his ass beat rather soundly recently. That would end in 2017.

Shimizu took being the final loser of 2016 in stride. He would become the biggest winner in 2017.

Fujii thanked everyone for their support.

Yoshino ended the year with a kiss from Maria. A lot happened this year, but he won`t slow down in 2017.

CIMA thanked the hometown faithful for coming out in larger numbers than ever. Fukuoka, Tokyo, & Nagoya have been sold out on a consistent basis. He wants to continue to have matches that create a fun and exciting atmosphere for those fans. In 2017 the staff, roster, and supporters would all work together to continue that ideal.

YAMATO thanked everyone for 2016, and told them to look forward to 2017.

12/25 The Final Gate 2016

Fukuoka, Fukuoka Kokusai Center
The Final Gate 2016
7600 Attendance

1. Jimmy K-ness J.K.S., “Hollywood” Stalker Ichikawa, Yosuke♡Santa Maria⭕ (6:11 Neraiuchi) Gamma, Punch Tominaga❌, Shachihoko BOY
2. Bxb Hulk, Kzy⭕ (10:57 Elbow Smash) Jimmy Susumu, Big R Shimizu❌
3. Masaaki Mochizuki, Don Fujii⭕ (12:03 HIMEI) Takehiro Yamamura❌, Kaito Ishida
4. Open the Brave Gate Championship Match: Eita (11:34 Salamander) Jimmy Kagetora
*4th Defense
5. 57th Open the Triangle Gate Champion Decision 3 Way Match: Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!, Ryo “Jimmy” Saito, Jimmy Kanda vs. Masato Yoshino, Kotoka, Ben-K vs. Cyber Kong, Mondai Ryu, El Lindaman
-Susumu (Backslide) Cyber
-Susumu (25:23 Jumbo no Kachi!) Kotoka
*The Jimmyz become the 57th champion team
6. Open the Twin Gate Championship Match: CIMA⭕, Dragon Kid (26:41 Meteora) Shingo Takagi, T-Hawk❌
*1st Defense
7. Open the Dream Gate Championship Match: YAMATO (34:38 Galleria) Naruki Doi
*2nd Defense

YAMATO & Doi had their face to face interview after the second match. Doi was going to be a worthy challenger, and take it to the champion with everything he had. He give himself the greatest Christmas present of all. The Dream Gate title belt. YAMATO simply refused to lose in his final defense of 2016. There is a long history between the two of them. After going head to head, the final chapter would say that YAMATO was the better man.

The Jimmyz invited Horiguchi into the ring to join the championship celebration. Even though he wasn’t fighting with them, his spirit was. This makes him a part of the championship team.

CIMA was busted wide open by a Verserk box attack. He apologized afterwards. His keynote colour is usually blue, but today was is deep red. He mused that may mean he is in fact Santa Claus. Hopefully he brought happiness to all the kids watching today.

YAMATO thanked Doi for today. When the year started, together they were the greatest tag team the Twin Gate division had ever seen. Then, Doi conspired to kick him out of Verserk. He hasn’t quite forgiven him for his actions. But he owes a lot of his growth as a competitor to their time as a tag team. It is also because of that twist of fate that he stands here today as Dream Gate champion. Sometimes the best way for wrestlers to understand their rivals is to fight them. While he hasn’t forgiven him, after today he is willing to let it be in the past. The longest reigning Twin Gate champions of all time should end 2016 with a hand shake. Shake hands. Hand shake. Shake hands.
Doi refused. He stumbled down the ramp to the entrance gate, where he was assisted by two mysterious, shrouded figures.

YAMATO was baffled and continued to request handshakes. Eventually he refocused and gave his closing speech. He was going to continue to carry both the title and the company into 2017 and beyond. He only had one thing left to say. In 2016 wasn’t he…no, wasn’t Dragon Gate just the coolest?

12/23 Fantastic Gate

Aichi, Tsushima Bunka Hall
600 Attendance

0. Ben-K (5:00 Time Limit Draw) Yuki Yoshioka
1. Cyber Kong, Mondai Ryu, El Lindaman⭕ (15:47 Tiger Suplex Hold) Jimmy Susumu, Ryo “Jimmy” Saito, Hyou Watanabe❌
2. Jimmy Kagetora (10:27 Gurumakakari) Takehiro Yamamura
3. Masato Yoshino, Dragon Kid⭕ (12:18 Bible) Yosuke Santa Maria❌, Kotoka
4. Shingo Takagi, T-Hawk⭕ (12:13 Inside Cradle) Masaaki Mochizuki, Big R Shimizu❌
5. Naruki Doi⭕, CIMA, Eita (17:48 Bakatare Sliding Kick) YAMATO, BxB Hulk, Kzy❌

12/20 Fantastic Gate

Tokyo, Korakuen Hall
1850 Attendance

1. Masaaki Mochizuki, “Hollywood” Stalker Ichikawa, Big R Shimizu⭕ (11:14 Shot-put Slam) BxB Hulk, Kzy, Shachihoko BOY❌
2. Cyber Kong (7:34 Cyber Kong) Kotoka
3. Ben-K⭕, Shun Skywalker (11:43 Ben-K Bomb) Takehiro Yamamura❌, Kaito Ishida
4. Ryo “Jimmy” Saito⭕, Jimmy Kagetora (11:38 Backslide) Masato Yoshino❌, Eita
5. Shingo Takagi, T-Hawk⭕, El Lindaman (19:58 Night Ride) CIMA, Dragon Kid, Gamma❌
6. Doi Darts Christmas Special 12 Man Tag Team Match: “brother” YASSHI, Jimmy Susumu⭕, Jimmy K-ness J.K.S., Yosuke Santa Maria, Yuki Yoshioka, Naruki Doi (33:06 Jumbo no Kachi!) Hyou Watanabe, Monday Ryu, Don Fujii, Punch Tominaga, Jimmy Kanda, YAMATO❌

After picking up the win in the opener, Shimizu said the man who would take over the leading role in Dragon Gate in 2016 was Big! R! Shimizu!. Mochizuki noted that 2016 only had 11 days left. Shimizu revised his statement to the man who would take over the leading role in Dragon Gate in 2017 would would be Big! R! Shimizu!

Kong ran down Kotoka for generally being pathetic. Did he really think he was going to get payback on Verserk? What a joke. There were more important topics at hand. Word is, Horiguchi had his ribs broken by that meathead Ben-K, and would have to miss the rest of the year. What would that mean for the upcoming Triangle Gate title match in Fukuoka? He called out the Jimmyz and demanded answers. One of their team was in a hospital bed. Were they planning on entering the title match with just two members? Obviously not, so they should vacate the titles. Saito wasn’t pleased with the turn of events, but admitted that vacating the titles was their only option. Kong was pleased, since this clearly meant the title match would change from a 3 way to a regular match between Verserk and the Yoshino team. Saito said not so fast. Horiguchi was out, but when one Jimmyz goes down, another will always cover for them. Susumu volunteered to wrestle twice. This was agreed to by all sides, and the match was officially changed to a match to decide the 57th champion team.

Saito said that it wasn’t divine intervention, but the spirit of Horiguchi that carried the Jimmyz to victory in the fourth match. He had some words for Ben-K. He is the one that injured Horiguchi. His bear hug broke three of his ribs. That can’t go unpunished. Furthermore, they can’t let such a greenhorn walk away with the Triangle Gate title belts. Ben-K provoked the Jimmyz in return. Yoshino warned him to not focus just on the Jimmyz. There was also a Verserk team in there. As for Horiguchi, the Jimmyz now have a very real image of what Ben-K is capable of.

Doi was flabbergasted at the result of the main event. What the hell was YAMATO doing? How could he lose here? They had a title match on Sunday, and he was losing to…Susumu? He also raged at Susumu for winning. If anyone was going to pin YAMATO today it was him. Susumu was a nuisance! Whatever. Sunday would be 1 on 1. No one can get in his way. He will win and become Dragon Gates’ leading man. YAMATO said that yes indeed, it would be 1 on 1. If there was no one there to break it up, Doi would have been pinned today by the Frankensteiner of the Almighty. Expect the same result in Fukuoka. As for Susumu, he would get pay back after Doi is out of the way. Susumu said they were being petty. Yeah, the Dream Gate was important, but it wasn’t the only thing. Everything that happens is important. He was still rattled from the match, so he cut his speech short, only warning them that they will soon see what the Jimmyz stand for.

YAMATO apologized for losing in this sort of match, but asked the fans to still indulge him and let him close the show. He invited the entire roster to the ring to say a few things to the Tokyo fans.

Hyou thanked everyone for this year, and hoped to be on every Korakuen Hall show in 2017. He promised to show was he was capable of in each appearance.
Punch said his hair was growing back at a satisfactory pace and he would soon be 100% Punch Tominaga again.
Kzy spit a rhyme, because it was always K-Z-Time!
Hulk failed at rapping. He was able to successfully come back from his shoulder injury, and in 2017 he would kick things into high gear.
Shun said he would fly high in 2017.
Ben-K would force his way in 2017, because he is Ben-K!
Kotoka said Vehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
Stalker said Wehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
Fujii said thank you for the support in 2016.
Gamma thanked everyone for supporting him as he passed 20 years as a wrestler. He would continue to keep things exciting in Dragon Gate. Uuuu!
Eita said not to take your eyes off him in 2017.
DK said in 2017 would once again be an exciting year.
Ishida asked the fans to support both DG and OG in 2017.
Yoshioka said that even though his team won today, he contributed very little to that win. He would work hard to pick up his own victories in 2017.
Yoshino talked about his 2016 hairstyle troubles. He hopes to have a good haircut in 2017.
Mochizuki said that there was a pretty good chance all Korakuen Hall shows would also sell out in 2017, so he encouraged fans to reserve their seats early.
Doi was really irritated at the idea of reflecting on 2016. He has a title match on Sunday but otherwise nothing but bad things happened to him. He got kicked out of Verserk! Well. One good thing happened. He got married! He would return in 2017 as Mr. Dream Gate!
Yamamura had no excuses for losing to Ben-K today. He wants to make a splash next year.
Shachi is ending the year without a unit, but he will continue to talk with a loud voice.
K-ness, like Gamma, is ending his 20th year as a wrestler. He asked the fans to support him and the Jimmyz in year 21.
Kanda said he hopes to once again have his spot hit during Doi Darts next year.
Saito talked to Horiguchi on the phone, who asked him to relay words of gratitude for this year.
Susumu had a successful year. He was Dream Gate & Twin Gate champion. He hopes to win the Triangle Gate on Sunday. He also picked up the win in the final Korakuen Hall match of 2016.
Kagetora said all he was able to accomplish this year was thanks to the fans.
Shimizu reiterated that the star of 2017 will be Big! R! Shimizu!
Maria lead a 3-2-1 Lovely! chant.
CIMA joined the wrestling business at 19, and recently turned 39. He wants to continue to create a fun and comfortable environment for fans to enjoy Dragon Gate in 2017. He hopes to see more smiling fans in the stands when they return to Tokyo on January 18.
YAMATO closed the show, despite being the loser of the main event. He promised to survive Final Gate and return to Tokyo as champion. He thanked everyone for 2016, and hoped to see them all in 2017.

12/18 Fantastic Gate

Aichi, Nagoya Congress Center
1100 Attendance

1. Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!, Jimmy Kanda⭕ (11:16 Backslide) Gamma, Ben-K❌
2. Ryo “Jimmy” Saito (15:41 Schoolboy) “Hollywood” Stalker Ichikawa
3. Masaaki Mochizuki⭕, Don Fujii (10:36 Pinned with One Foot after Shin Saikyou High Kick) Takehiro Yamamura❌, Kaito Ishida
4. BxB Hulk, Kzy⭕ (14:50 Shot-put Slam Counter) Jimmy Kagetora, Big R Shimizu❌
5. Naruki Doi⭕, Jimmy Susumu (19:00 Frankensteiner Counter) YAMATO❌, Masato Yoshino
6. CIMA, Dragon Kid, Eita, Kotoka⭕ (22:00 Pin) Shingo Takagi, Cyber Kong, T-Hawk, El Lindaman❌

Mochizuki had some harsh words for Yamamura. It has been a year since he debuted, and he has been afforded a lot of privledges as a member of Over Generation. He is yet to see real punishment, and is yet to see what hell is like. They will be doing this match again at Final Gate. Yamamura will see hell and punishment there. If he has another showing like today, he may as well retire.

Doi celebrated his win, and warned YAMATO that there was only one week left before their showdown. YAMATO is so confident that he will go into 2017 as champion. He is in for a wake up call. He is the one that will ring in the new year as champion, and he is the one that will be the center of Dragon Gate in 2017. He knows he is better than YAMATO in every way, and will prove it in Fukuoka.
YAMATO accepted the loss today, but told Doi that he wasn’t capable of more than fluke wins like today. Don’t think that he will be able to pull it off again in Fukuoka. When Dragon Gate returns to Nagoya next year, the title belt will still be around his waist.

Kotoka said with Lindaman today and Mondai Ryu the other day, he will be targeting Cyber Kong next. Specifically, in the upcoming Triangle Gate match, he fully intends on pinning Kong. He wasn’t nearly finished with his revenge on Verserk.
Kong said just thinking about losing to such a little shit made him embarrassed. Fans began to boo and called for Verserk to leave at this point. Kong told them all to shut up. In Fukuoka, Verserk would walk away as Triangle Gate champions.
Takagi turned his attention to another little shit. A little green shit. Dragon Kid. Enjoy the win today all you want, the momentum begins and ends here. Verserk weren’t going to head into 2017 without any championships. It was a foregone conclusion that Verserk will be taking the Twin Gate, the only question left is what finisher they will use.
Eita asked for some time. This wasn’t related to the Twin Gate or Triangle Gate, but he is Brave Gate champion. He talked up his match with Kagetora, and vowed to win.

Over Generation shared some banter before Dragon Kid closed out the show.

12/14 Fantastic Gate

Osaka, Toyonaka Municipal Rose Bunka Hall
Naoki Tanizaki Homecoming
600 Attendance

1. Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!, Ryo “Jimmy” Saito⭕ (11:46 Double Cross) Gamma, Takehiro Yamamura❌
2. Don Fujii (11:19 TOp Rope Choke Slam) Kotoka
3. Jimmy Susumu, Jimmy Kagetora⭕ (12:41 Kagenui) Naruki Doi, Big R Shimizu❌
4. CIMA⭕, Dragon Kid (13:31 Meteora) Masato Yoshino, Ben-K❌
5. Shingo Takagi, T-Hawk, Naoki Tanizaki⭕, El Lindaman (19:19 Libido) YAMATO, BxB Hulk, Kzy, Yosuke♡Santa Maria❌

12/11 Fantastic Gate

Mie, Matsuzaka Heartful Mikumo

1. Jimmy Susumu, Jimmy Kanda, Ryo “Jimmy” Saito⭕ (13:49 SaiRyo Rocket) CIMA, Dragon Kid, Kaito Ishida❌
2. Eita (8:37 Totem Killer) Shun Skywalker
3. T-Hawk, El Lindaman⭕ (11:45 Tiger Suplex Hold) Kotoka, Hyou Watanabe❌
4. Shingo Takagi⭕, Cyber Kong (12:32 Pumping Bomber) Masato Yoshino, Ben-K❌
5. Naruki Doi⭕, Masaaki Mochizuki, Don Fujii (17:31 Bakatare Sliding Kick) YAMATO, BxB Hulk, Kzy❌

12/10 Fantastic Gate

Kyoto, KBS Hall
80 Attendance

0. Takehiro Yamamura (4:58 Flying Front Cradle) Shun Skywalker
1. Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!⭕, Jimmy Susumu (13:16 Backslide from Heaven) Don Fujii, Big R Shimizu❌
2. Jimmy Kanda (7:54 Ryu’s) Kaito Ishida
3. Ryo “Jimmy” Saito, Jimmy Kagetora⭕ (11:58 Gurumakakari) Eita❌, Gamma
4. Cyber Kong, El Lindaman⭕ (14:09 Tiger Suplex Hold) Masato Yoshino, Ben-K❌
5. Shingo Takagi⭕, T-Hawk (9:58 MADE IN JAPAN) Masaaki Mochzuki, Kotoka❌
6. YAMATO⭕, BxB Hulk, Kzy (17:30 Frankensteiner of the Almighty) Naruki Doi❌, CIMA, Dragon Kid

12/07 Fantastic Gate

Kanagawa, Yokohama Radiant Hall
550 Attendance

1. Eita, Gamma, Takehiro Yamamura⭕ (13:11 Flying Front Cradle) Masaaki Mochizuki, Ben-K, Shun Skywalker❌
2. Masato Yoshino (10:49 Lucha Libre Classica 1) Kaito Ishida
3. CIMA, Dragon Kid⭕ (13:50 Bible) T-Hawk, El Lindaman❌
4. Shingo Takagi⭕, Cyber Kong (12:21 Pineapple Bomber) Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!❌, Jimmy Susumu
5. Naruki Doi⭕, Don Fujii, Ryo “Jimmy” Saito (20:02 Noshigami) YAMATO, BxB Hulk, Big R Shimizu❌

12/06 Fantastic Gate

Miyagi, Sendai Sunfesta
850 Attendance

1. Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!⭕, Ben-K, Hyou Watanabe (10:58 Backslide from Heaven) Eita, Gamma, Kaito Ishida❌
2. Jimmy Susumu (10:13 Yokosuka Cutter) Takehiro Yamamura
3. T-Hawk⭕, Cyber Kong (10:52 Shot-put Slam Cutback) Big R Shimizu❌, Don Fujii
4. CIMA, Dragon Kid⭕ (14:09 Bible) Shingo Takagi, El Lindaman❌
5. YAMATO⭕, BxB Hulk, Masato Yoshino (18:18 Frankensteiner of the Almighty) Naruki Doi, Masaaki Mochizuki, Ryo “Jimmy” Saito❌

YAMATO & Doi had another confrontation after the main event. YAMATO said that he needed the Dream Gate title to continue his task of guiding Dragon Gate into the future. He is not planning on losing it any time soon. Doi was unmoved by his big talk. He would be the winner on 12/25. Sendai is a second home for YAMATO, so even though Doi thinks he is kind of a dick, he was going to let him have the spotlight today. Just know that next time they are in Sendai, Doi will be the one carrying the title.

YAMATO addressed the fans. He thanked Yoshino for joining up with Tribe for the main event after Maria had to cancel at the last minute due to injury. He asked Yoshino to talk about his best memory of Sendai. Yoshino didn`t have any. He tried to lie and say it is where his parents were from but no one bought it. He was expecting to only be in the third match so to get to team with Tribe Vanguard and win in the main event is now his best memory of Sendai.
YAMATO had an announcement regarding the future of Dragon Gate that he wanted to make to the Sendai fans. It has been a dream of his to hold a large scale show in Sendai. On September 7, 2017 that dream will come true when Dragon Gate hold their first ever big show in the Tohoku region of Japan. The event will be held at the Sendai Sunplaza. Because they are a Kansai region based company, holding a big show in the north is no small feat. He doesn’t want it to be a one year thing. He hopes to do it every year. Because of this, he asked everyone here today to bring a friend. Bring their family. Even if they have no interest in pro wrestling, or wonder why anyone would even like pro wrestling. Dragon Gate is for everyone.
Hulk & Kzy had very successful homecoming shows in Sapporo over the weekend. So successful that next year in May, instead of the traditional double shot they will be doing three consecutive shows. He hopes Sendai can have greater success. He thanked the fans for coming out today, despite how windy it was.

12/04 Fantastic Gate

Hokkaido, Sapporo Susukino Mars Gym
900 Attendance

1. Takehiro Yamamura⭕, Kaito Ishida (10:33 Swanton Bomb) Don Fujii, Shun Skywalker❌
2. Ryo “Jimmy” Saito (8:43 Double across) Shachihoko BOY
3. Masato Yoshino⭕, Ben-K (11:04 Sol Navient) Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!❌, Big R Shimizu
4. 3 Way Match: Ben-K (3:56 Ben-K Bomb) Hyou Watanabe❌; Shun Skywalker
5. Eita, CIMA⭕, Dragon Kid, Gamma (20:18 Meteora) Shingo Takagi, T-Hawk, Cyber Kong, El Lindaman❌
4. YAMATO⭕, BxB Hulk, Yosuke♡Santa Maria (22:43 First Flash) Naruki Doi❌, Masaaki Mochizuki, Jimmy Susumu

Yoshino celebrated picking up a win over one of the Triangle Gate champions. He asked for a bit of the fans time. He talked about the young generation. They will be the ones carrying the company in the future, and he believes they should be given chances. He will be teaming with Kotoka to challenge for the Triangle Gate in Fukuoka, but they need one more partner. He proposed an impromptu three way between the young generation to decide who would team with himself & Kotoka and challenge for the Triangle Gate at Final Gate. After Ben-K won, Yoshino declared they wouldn`t just be challenging for the titles, they would be walking out with them. Ben-K noted this was his first time in Sapporo, so he wanted to introduce himself. He is going to be a Triangle Gate champion after Final Gate. He is Ben-K.

CK-1 & Verserk had a back and forth in advance of their Twin Gate title match. DK told them they would never beat them via brute force alone. They will have to use their heads if they want to win, and he isn`t sure they are able to do that. Takagi was irritated and mocked their team name. What kind of stupid ass name is CK-1 anyway? The Verserk team was simply better and they were going to smash CK-1 to pieces.

Doi admitted defeat today, but warned YAMATO that this was just one more step on the way to Final Gate. There is still quite a bit of time left.On 12/25, he would be opening a new door to his dreams. YAMATO knew he was serious about the challenge, but the future of Dragon Gate would be created by YAMATO and only YAMATO. Doi told him he talked a big game, but reality will prove different. Naruki Doi would be the one closing out the year.

Tribe Vanguard closed out the final Sapporo show of 2016 with Maria leading a 1-2-3-Lovely! chant.

12/03 Fantastic Gate

Hokkaido, Sapporo Susukino Mars Gym
850 Attendance

0. Hyou Watanabe (5:00 Time Limit Draw) Shun Skywalker
1. Dragon Kid⭕, Gamma, Kaito Ishida (11:18 Bible) Don Fujii, Shachihoko BOY❌, Ben-K
2. Masaaki Mochizuki (10:21 Twister) Takehiro Yamamura
3. Shingo Takagi (10:55 Pumping Bumber) Yosuke♡Santa Maria
4. Masato Yoshino, Jimmy Kagetora⭕ (17:51 Kagenui) CIMA, Eita❌
5. YAMATO, BxB Hulk⭕ (13:35 Jackknife Cradle) Naruki Doi, Big R Shimizu❌
6. T-Hawk⭕, Cyber Kong, El Lindaman (18:29 Night Ride) Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!❌, Ryo “Jimmy” Saito, Jimmy Susumu

Verserk took over the ring after the 3rd match. No one wanted to see Maria and his stupid act. The Jimmyz came out to confront them. Horiguchi questioned T-Hawks` actions over the last few months. What was he thinking? Why is he acting like this? Is this how he wants his hometown fans to see him? What exactly was Verserk supposed to be? Cyber Kong, Lindaman, T-Hawk? After Doi & YAMATO left they sure took a huge hit. Carrying all those unsold Verserk t-shirts from city to city is a hassle. T-Hawk said he would make him regret his words in the main event.

Eita blew off the loss today as a fluke. The Kagetora winning streak is done after this. There will be no where to run in Fukuoka. They are fighting 1 on 1. Practice and study hard, he will need it.

Fresh off pinning one of the champions, T-Hawk challenged the Jimmyz to a Triangle Gate title match. Their team will be Kong, Lindaman, & Problem Dragon. Yoshino intervened. Verserk wanted to be Triangle Gate champions? Well, he wasn`t going to let that happen. There was one other person who is hellbent on making life miserable for Verserk, and that is Kotoka. They wanted in the match. It was noted by Lindaman that Triangle Gate matches require 3 man teams, which Yoshino & Kotoka is not. Yoshino admitted he didn`t have a third member in mind yet, but it would be decided soon. Yoshino brought up that the Jimmyz mentioned his name back in Nobeoka when discussing potential challengers, so they owe him a spot in this match. Saito admitted this was true, so they will wait. They will also accept the challenge from Verserk, since as the raucous laughter from the crowd that followed his name being mentioned, Problem Dragon being part of the team essentially makes them a non-factor.

12/01 Fantastic Gate Kickoff

Tokyo, Korakuen Hall
1850 Attendance

1. Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!, Jimmy Susumu⭕, Jimmy Kanda (13:25 Mugen) YAMATO, BxB Hulk, Yosuke♡Santa Maria❌
2. Kaito Ishida (10:59 Hurricane Kick) Takehiro Yamamura
3. Cyber Kong (7:49 Cyber Bomb) Kzy
4. CIMA, Dragon Kid, Gamma, Masaaki Mochizuki⭕, Don Fujii (16:48 Low Spinkick to the Face) Ben-K, Shun Skywalker, Hyou Watanabe❌, Yuki Yoshioka, Katsumi Takashima
5. Eita⭕, Big R Shimizu (16:28 Numero Uno) Jimmy Kagetora❌, Ryo “Jimmy” Saito
6. Shingo Takagi, T-Hawk⭕, El Lindaman (23:23 Night Ride) Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino, Kotoka❌

CIMA & Over Generation greeted the fans. There was only one month left in the year. He talked about the weather, and the upcoming Final Gate show. CK-1 will be facing Takagi & T-Hawk there. But that is in the future. Right now, they are back in Korakuen Hall and there was an important match coming up right now. He asked Ishida & Yamamura to talk about it. Yamamura said that he has won their prior singles matches, and he wasn’t about to let that streak end. Ishida promised to get his first win over his peer. After gaining the win, he thanked Yamamura. He hoped they can fight each other from time to time in the future.

Mochizuki told the new generation that this was their first taste of how difficult and painful the life of a pro wrestler is. But it can also be really fun, can’t it? He looked forward to their progression. Ben-K vowed to surpass the veterans some day. Shun wasn’t going to forget this loss. Takashima noted this was actually his debut match. They couldn’t take out the Veterans today, but they will do it sooner than later. Yoshioka was aiming for no less than the Dream Gate. Hyou actually thought they had a chance today. They didn’t. It sucks. He wants to do this match again soon, and the result will be different.

CIMA individually praised each one. They are the ones that will carry this company that the veterans created. They are the valuable treasure that will help guide Dragon Gate into the future. Welcome. He offered a handshake, but was once again rejected.

Verserk berated Kotoka. Doi interjected, telling Lindaman that he looked pretty worse for wear himself. But that wasn’t important. What was important was the real main event. It was time for Doi Darts. He called the roster out. This time the board was adorned with Christmas lights. The Doi Darts Christmas Illumination Edition would select a 10 man tag team match for the main event of the 12/20 Korakuen Hall show. In the end, the red corner selections were “brother” YASSHI, Jimmy Susumu, Jimmy K-ness J.K.S., Yosuke Santa Maria, & Yuki Yoshioka. The blue corner will be Hyou Watanabe, Monday Ryu, Don Fujii, Punch Tominaga, & Jimmy Kanda.

Doi admitted that this was….not a good main event. He forced himself & YAMATO into the match to add some star power.

Horiguchi got Tominaga on the phone. Tominaga was thankful for the chance, and thanked the kid who hit his tile.
Maria said that unit affiliations meant nothing here, so everyone should be ready. Lovelyyyyyyyyyy!
Susumu said this was his first time being picked in a Doi Darts. He was looking forward to it, despite the guys in the match.
Yoshioka was going to main event Korakuen Hall only a few months into his career. Even with 11 others in the match, he promised to stand out.
Hyou essentially said the same thing.
Mondai Ryu warned the others on his team not to hold him back.
Fujii provoked YAMATO, who noted he was on his team. YAMATO said he would be the usual cool YAMATO.
Kanda noted this was his 3rd straight Doi Darts main event.
Doi promised a spectacular main event for the final Korakuen Hall match of 2016.

Tokyo, Korakuen Hall

-Doi Darts Christmas Special 12 Man Tag Team Match: “brother” YASSHI, Jimmy Susumu, Jimmy K-ness J.K.S., Yosuke Santa Maria, Yuki Yoshioka, Naruki Doi vs. Hyou Watanabe, Monday Ryu, Don Fujii, Punch Tominaga, Jimmy Kanda, YAMATO