Hyogo, Kobe Sambo Hall
0. Tryout Exhibition Match: Eita (5:00 Time Limit Draw) Ciclón Ramírez Jr
1. Don Fujii⭕, Dragon Kid, U-T (11:20 HIMEI) Gamma, Takehiro Yamamura, Kaito Ishida❌
2. Masaaki Mochizuki (0:07 Open Hand Slap) “Hollywood” Stalker Ichikawa
2. Masaaki Mochizuki (9:18 Pinned after failed chair attack) “Hollywood” Stalker Ichikawa
3. Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!⭕, Jimmy Susumu (9:40 Backslide from Heaven) Naoki Tanizaki❌, Mondai Ryu
4. Kzy (9:30 Skayde Schoolboy) Jimmy Kanda
5. Ryoko “Mammy” Saito⭕, Yosuke♡Santa Maria (15:06 SaiRyo Rocket) CIMA, Eita❌
6. MONSTER EXPRESS Selection vs. Verserk Selection 8 Man Tag Team Match: Masato Yoshino, Akira Tozawa, T-Hawk, Big R Shimizu⭕ (17:28 Shot-put Slam) Shingo Takagi❌, Naruki Doi, YAMATO, Kotoka
CIMA spoke at the beginning of the show. He had someone he wanted to introduce. Many foreigners have come and gone over the years, but currently, there are no foreign performers competing regularly in DRAGON GATE. This fighter came all the way from Mexico just to have a tryout. His name is Ciclon Ramirez Jr. Today he will have a 5-minute exhibition with Eita.
Since this was his first time in Sambo Hall in nearly two years, Ichikawa was determined not to lose to Mochizuki today. He typically loses in a few seconds to him. However, today he has come up with a plan to counter the usual swift attack and HE will be the one that scores the instant pin. After being pinned in seconds, he begged for a rematch.
Kotoka accidentally hit Tanizaki with powder, causing his loss. They argued afterwards.
Maria came out alone for the semi-final. CIMA reminded her that this was a tag team match. She was Brave Gate champion and very strong, but she still needed a partner. Maria said she found the cutest, most stylish partner which with make a hot mess out of CIMA & her beloved Eita today. SHe introduced her new friend, Ryoko “Mammy” Saito!
YAMATO struck Takagi with the box in the closing stages, leading to him being pinned. Sorry wasn’t going to cut it this time. Takagi wondered if he wanted a fight. YAMATO insisted it was an accident. Takagi & Shimizu have similar ring costumes. An easy and totally understandable mistake. Doi calmed things down. However, in the end, it was Takagi that was pinned. The Dream Gate champion losing to the likes of Shimizu was also unacceptable. Kotoka noted that Tanizaki also lost today. Tanizaki flipped out since that was all Kotokas’ fault. Mondai Ryu tried to mediate but everyone pushed him down. Doi told Kotoka that he was almost out of patience with his negative impact on the Verserk power balance. He better prove himself soon, or there would be problems.