Category: KING OF GATE 2016

06/12 KING OF GATE Finale

06/12/2016
Fukuoka, Hakata Star Lanes
1500 Attendance

0. El Lindaman (5:00 Time Limit Draw) Futa Nakamura
1. Masaaki Mochizuki⭕, Don Fujii (10:43 Hybrid Blaster) Takehiro Yamamura, Kaito Ishida❌
2. Ryo “Jimmy” Saito (8:49 SaiRyo Rocket) Cyber Kong
3. Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!, Jimmy Kanda⭕ (5:50 Ryu’s) Mondai Ryu❌, Kotoka
4. Gamma, Eita⭕, Punch Tominaga (12:15 Numero Uno) BxB Hulk, Kzy❌, Yosuke♡Santa Maria
5. Shingo Takagi, Naruki Doi⭕ (14:52 V9 Clutch) Jimmy Susumu❌, Jimmy Kagetora
6. CIMA, Dragon Kid⭕, Peter Kaasa (18:27 Ultra Hurricanrana) Masato Yoshino, Akira Tozawa, T-Hawk❌
7. KING OF GATE 2016 Finals: YAMATO (24:15 Cross Armbreaker) Big R Shimizu

YAMATO & Shimizu had a face off at the top of the show. Shimizu repeated his statement from yesterday. He could take whatever YAMATO could throw at him, but YAMATO had no answer for the Shot-put Slam. Because of that, the 2016 KING OF GATE winner would be Big! R! Shimizu!
YAMATO said that there was more than just KING OF GATE at stake today. YAMATO is one of the leaders of the current generation. They were still a wall to the new generation that Shimizu is a part of. Shimizu wasn’t going to blow past him so easily. The wall would only get higher today, because YAMATO was going to win.

CIMA addressed Eita after match four. It has been over seven months since OVER GENERATION started, and Eita has shown great improvement. His showing in KING OF GATE was remarkable. Wins over CIMA & Susumu, and the draw with Tozawa. It was time for Eita to take another step forward. In months time, New Japan Pro Wrestling were hosting the Super J-Cup. When CIMA was Eitas’ age he made a big splash in the J-Cup. He thinks Eita will make a great DRAGON GATE representative. Eita was grateful for the opportunity. He would be proud to represent DG. His confidence grew considerably during KoG. His wins helped him realize just what he is capable of, and he promised to absolutely show the world in the J-Cup.

Doi taunted the fans & the Jimmyz after the win. The Jimmyz sure sounded like they were going to go for the Twin Gate yesterday. Here there are today losing like a bunch of losers. No way they could challenge for any titles. When you think of the Twin Gate, you think of Naruki Doi. He was going to regain HIS titles. The champions were officially on notice.

CIMA celebrated the back to back wins for the SuperCIMA-Super Human-Dragon Kid team. He wondered if this was the first time OVER GENERATION has won on consecutive days with the same team. Anyway. The team they beat today are the Triangle Gate champions. This seems like as good a place as any to challenge them to a title match. After some talk, Yoshino accepted.

YAMATO praised Shimizu after the finals. He couldn’t believe someone who was only 23 was so strong. YAMATO is 35. When he was 23 he was barely even a trainee. He was jealous of his youth. Shimizu, T-Hawk, Maria, Eita. They would be leading the path in the future. The current and new generation would bring DG to new heights.
Shimizu said this whole thing was like something out of a dream. To make it to the finals only three years into his career. To have a chance on such a big stage. He thanked YAMATO for today. However, next time they have a singles match the only result would be a Shot-put Slam and a 3 count won by Big! R! Shimizu!

After Shimizu left, YAMATO turned his attention to his next target. He wanted to be Dream Gate champion a 4th time. He called out Takagi. He was the KING OF GATE winner. That gives him dibs on the next title match. Takagi laughed it off. This joker who Takagi beat handily during league play wants a title shot? To have this guy, this weakling win KING OF GATE. The company should be ashamed. This is just the worst. In any case, his answer is “Fuck no”. Fans can boo all they want. That wasn’t going to change things. The Dream Gate champion is superior to the winner of some tournament. YAMATO pressed him further. Takagi admitted that he is getting restless. He hasn’t defended the title in a long time due to KING OF GATE. He is eager to destroy a new challenger. Fine. He can have his match. YAMATO began to respond but was given a Pumping Bomber. YAMATO lost his edge. The war is on. He should be ready at all times.

GM Yagi came out to set the match. The battle to decide whether the Dream Gate champion or the KING OF GATE winner was the strongest can only take place on one stage. The biggest one of the year. July 24th in Kobe World Kinen Hall. This match will be the main event. Takagi was pleased. Finally, he can put to rest this bullshit that has been going on since Aichi. Garbage ass YAMATO and his garbage ass friends and his garbage ass KING OF GATE trophy were going to be disposed of.


06/11 KING OF GATE

06/11/2016
Fukuoka, Hakata Star Lanes
950 Attendance

0. Cyber Kong, Mondai Ryu⭕ (5:03 Problem) Takehiro Yamamura, Kaito Ishida❌
1. CIMA, Dragon Kid, Peter Kaasa⭕ (10:47 Kaasa Tornado 1) Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!❌, Ryo “Jimmy” Saito, Jimmy Kanda
2. KING OF GATE B Block Playoff: Akira Tozawa (14:44 Package German Suplex Hold) Eita
3. Don Fujii, El Lindaman vs. Gamma, Punch Tominaga
4. Jimmy Susumu, Jimmy Kagetora vs. Masato Yoshino, T-Hawk
5. BxB Hulk, Kzy, Yosuke♡Santa Maria vs. Shingo Takagi, Naruki Doi, Kotoka
6. KING OF GATE Semifinals: YAMATO vs. Akira Tozawa
7. KING OF GATE Semifinals: Masaaki Mochizuki vs. Big R Shimizu

The pairings for the semifinals will be decided via lottery after the Tozawa/Eita match is over.


06/10 KING OF GATE

06/10/2016
Fukuoka, Kokurakita Gym
650 Attendance

1. Dragon Kid, Peter Kaasa⭕ (9:40 Human Hurricane) Masaaki Mochizuki, Jimmy Susumu❌
2. KING OF GATE A Block: Jimmy Kanda (9:09 Inside Cradle) Kzy
3. KING OF GATE C Block: Ryo “Jimmy” Saito (3:45 Cycling Yahhoo) Kotoka
4. Shingo Takagi, Naruki Doi⭕ (13:49 V9 Clutch) CIMA, Gamma❌
5. KING OF GATE B Block: Eita (2:31 Flying Front Cradle) Mondai Ryu
6. KING OF GATE D Block: Big R Shimizu (8:29 Shot-put Slam) Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!
7. YAMATO⭕, BxB Hulk, Yosuke♡Santa Maria (16:24 Frankensteiner of the Almighty) Masato Yoshino, Akira Tozawa, T-Hawk❌

Mondai Ryu promised to play spoiler and keep Eita out of the semi-finals. He once again beat up a trainee to show how strong his Fastest Neckbreaker Drop is. His attempt at giving the hold to Eita was quickly countered for the pin.

The Kanda win over Kzy gave YAMATO the win in Block A. Shimizu clinched Block D with his win. Mochizuki advanced two days ago by virtue of the Kotoka win over T-Hawk in Nagasaki.

Block B is still undecided. Tozawa & Eita both finished with 7 points. Their match went to a draw, so there is no tiebreaker possible. They will have a sudden death playoff match tomorrow in Hakata to decide who advances.


06/08 KING OF GATE

06/08/2016
Nagasaki, Sasebo Civic Bunka Hall
623 Attendance

0. Masaaki Mochizuki (4:34 Ankle Hold) Takehiro Yamamura
1. KING OF GATE B Block: Yosuke♡Santa Maria (10:19 Neraiuchi) Eita
2. KING OF GATE B Block: Akira Tozawa (6:50 High-speed German Suplex Hold) Mondai Ryu
3. KING OF GATE C Block: Kotoka (8:05 Inside Cradle) T-Hawk
4. Jimmy K-ness J.K.S.⭕, TAKA Michinoku (9:06 Hikari no Wa) BxB Hulk, Kzy❌
5. KING OF GATE A Block: YAMATO (10:06 Frankensteiner of the Almighty) Jimmy Kanda
6. Shingo Takagi, Naruki Doi⭕ (14:29 V9 Clutch) Masato Yoshino, Big R Shimizu❌
7. CIMA, Gamma, Dragon Kid, Peter Kaasa⭕ (16:49 Kaasa Tornado 1) Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!❌, Jimmy Susumu, Jimmy Kagetora, Ryo “Jimmy” Saito


06/05 KING OF GATE

06/05/2016
Okayama, Okayama Convention Center
600 Attendance

1. Dragon Kid, Gamma, Peter Kaasa⭕ (9:26 Super Human Hurricane) Jimmy Susumu, Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!❌, Ryo “Jimmy” Saito
2. Shingo Takagi (10:10 MADE IN JAPAN) Jimmy Kagetora
3. KING OF GATE C Block: Masaaki Mochizuki (8:12 Shin Saikyou High Kick) Kotoka
4. KING OF GATE D Block: Naruki Doi (9:44 Bakatare Sliding Kick) El Lindaman
5. KING OF GATE B Block: CIMA (0:14 Meteora) Mondai Ryu
6. KING OF GATE C Block: T-Hawk (12:34 Inside Cradle) Cyber Kong
7. Masato Yoshino, Akira Tozawa⭕, Shachihoko BOY, Big R Shimizu (18:34 High-speed German Suplex Hold) YAMATO, BxB Hulk, Kzy❌, Yosuke♡Santa Maria

Mondai Ryu taunted the fans before his match. The great Problem Dragon was the presumptive winner of the KING OF GATE. He demanded applause but he didn’t really get any. These idiots here in Okayama are so disrespectful. He has 3 league matches left. He was going to sweep them and win Block B with ease. He & Kotoka bullied a trainee. Dragon gave him the Worlds’ Fastest Neckbreaker Drop and Kotoka counted a mock pin. This was a glimpse into CIMAs’ future. He called CIMA to the ring. CIMA came out from behind, and gave him a Superkick, Schwein, and Meteora for the 14 second win.


06/04 KING OF GATE

06/05/2016
Hyogo, Kobe Sambo Hall
1000 Attendance

0. Jimmy Kagetora, U-T (4:45 Modified Michinoku Driver) Takehiro Yamamura, Kaito Ishida❌
1. Don Fujii⭕, Ryo “Jimmy” Saito (8:31 Backslide) Masaaki Mochizuki, Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!❌
2. KING OF GATE C Block: Kotoka (5:30 Inside Cradle) Cyber Kong
3. KING OF GATE D Block: Masato Yoshino (20:00 Time Limit Draw) El Lindaman
4. Naruki Doi, “brother” YASSHI⭕, Mondai Ryu (11:02 La Magistral Cradle) Akira Tozawa, T-Hawk, Big R Shimizu❌
5. KING OF GATE A Block: Shingo Takagi (16:20 Double Countout) Punch Tominaga
6. Dragon Kid, Gamma, Eita, Peter Kaasa⭕ (15:29 Kaasa Tornado 1) YAMATO, BxB Hulk, Kzy❌, Yosuke♡Santa Maria
7. KING OF GATE B Block: Jimmy Susumu (16:39 Jumbo no Kachi!gatame) CIMA

Shimizu, not good at math, asked Yoshino if the Yoshino/Lindaman draw today meant that a win for him over Horiguchi would put him in the semi-finals. Yoshino said this was correct, however a win would not be too easy. Yoshino would be out there cheering for Horiguchi. He was an ally of Shimizu, but he was also incredibly competitive. Horiguchi also would have something nearly as powerful as Yoshino on his side. Divine intervention. The Backslide from Heaven can put away anyone. Shimizu noted that he also has something no one can kick out of. The Shot-put Slam. The finishing move of BIG! R! SHIMIZU!

Doi & YASSHI taunted the fans. YASSHI announced he would make his return to Kobe World Hall to continue his quest to make this the darkest timeline in Dragon Gate history.

After some post match brawling, Punch and OVER GENERATION celebrated the draw. It was a draw that rewarded 0 points, but it is a draw that severely hampers the chances of Dream Gate champion Shingo Takagi. Gamma praised PT for sticking it out and not going down easy.


06/02 KING OF GATE

06/02/2016
Tokyo, Korakuen Hall
1850 Attendance

0. Kenichiro Arai, U-T⭕ (6:25 Passion) Takehiro Yamamura, Kaito Ishida❌
1. Akira Tozawa⭕, Big R Shimizu, Shachihoko BOY (8:24 High-speed German Suplex Hold) Masaaki Mochizuki, Jimmy Kanda, Jimmy K-ness J.K.S.❌
2. Punch Tominaga, El Lindaman⭕ (5:12 Locomotion Tiger Suplex Hold) Mondai Ryu❌, Kotoka
3. KING OF GATE C Block: T-Hawk (9:18 Night Ride) Dragon Kid
4. KING OF GATE A Block: Don Fujii (12:11 Gedo Clutch) YAMATO
5. Peter Kaasa Japanese Debut Match: CIMA, Gamma, Peter Kaasa⭕ (6:30 Kaasa Tornado #1) Ryo “Jimmy” Saito, Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!❌, Jimmy Kagetora
6. KING OF GATE B Block: Eita (17:38 Apocalysis) Jimmy Susumu
7. Shingo Takagi, Naoki Tanizaki, “brother” YASSHI⭕ (13:51 La Magistral) BxB Hulk, Kzy❌, Yosuke♡Santa Maria
8. KING OF GATE D Block: Masato Yoshino (16:45 Sol Naciente) Naruki Doi

OVER GENERATION did the customary First Gong Kids segment. CIMA talked about KING OF GATE and the arrival of Peter Kaasa. The delayed arrival of Peter Kaasa. He was supposed to arrive yesterday, but late last night he contacted CIMA via Facebook messenger to inform him he was still in Chicago. After the Yokohama show yesterday, he went out for some delicious Greek food. The person tasked with picking up Peter at the airport had yet to see anyone that could possibly be a wrestler. Hours passed. They checked with immigration and staff. Nothing. CIMA paused to chastise a fan who had a very loud cellphone ringtone. Silent mode, please. He finally arrived at Narita Airport in the afternoon and came straight to Korakuen Hall, arriving just before the doors opened. CIMA told him he could take the night off, but he insisted on competing.
After another Korakuen win for Lindaman, CIMA wanted a talk with him. More specifically, he wanted to know what the deal with him & Fujii from last month was about. If he didn’t want help from Fujii, who did he want it from? Lindaman declined to answer. We’re right in the middle of KING OF GATE and he didn’t want to distract the fans with any sort of announcement. He would hold it until the league was over. CIMA was amazed at his maturity. When he was 21 he said and did whatever he wanted whenever he wanted….

After the main event, a brawl broke out between Verserk, MONSTER EXPRESS, & eventually TRIBE VANGUARD. Tozawa told TV this was none of their business. YAMATO noted that he said the same thing to Yoshino when he came out after the main event last month. Besides, destroying Takagi & Verserk is their goal so this has everything to do with them. Takagi ran down everyone in sight. YAMATO? The guy who lost to Takagi last month and that old bastard Fujii today? What a joke. Garbage ass Kzy. Garbage ass Maria. Broken down Hulk. As for MONSTER EXPRESS. They have some big guns in T-Hawk & Shimizu. But then there is that worthless piece of human trash Shachihoko BOY. No matter how much effort the other members of ME put in, they can’t make up for that loser. He is baffled that people don’t understand how useless he is.
After some arguing, a 3 way 6 man tag was made for next month in Korakuen. Takagi, Doi, & YASSHI will represent Verserk. For TRIBE VAGUARD it will be YAMATO, Hulk, & Kzy. ME will field Tozawa, Yoshino, & Shachi. Takagi berated Shachi some more, until he snapped and slapped Takagi hard across the head, staggering the champion. Shachi promised more of the same in the three way. He threw the microphone down so hard it bounced into the stands.

Yoshino, as the winner of the main event, closed out the show. ME shared some banter about KING OF GATE. Yoshino was in the same block as Shimizu, and admitted he would be rooting for Horiguchi to beat him in his final league match. Yoshino promised to be the first repeat winner, while Shimizu quietly disagreed in the background.


06/01 KING OF GATE

06/01/2016
Kanagawa, Yokohama Radiant Hall
550 Attendance

1. YAMATO⭕, BxB Hulk (8:54 Frankensteiner of the Almighty) Masaaki Mochizuki, Jimmy Kagetora❌
2. KING OF GATE B Block: Yosuke♡Santa Maria (6:18 Leg Roll Clutch) Mondai Ryu
3. KING OF GATE D Block: Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!! (7:21 Backslide from Heaven) El Lindaman
4. KING OF GATE C Block: Dragon Kid (9:20 Bible) Cyber Kong
5. Shingo Takagi⭕, Naruki Doi (14:18 MADE IN JAPAN) Jimmy Susumu, Ryo “Jimmy” Saito❌
6. Masato Yoshino, Akira Tozawa⭕, T-Hawk, Big R Shimizu (18:23 High-speed German Suplex Hold) CIMA, Gamma, Punch Tominaga, Takehiro Yamamura❌


05/31 KING OF GATE

05/31/2016
Tochigi, Utsunomiya-shi Tochigi-ken Sougou Bunka Center
550 Attendance

1. Masato Yoshino, T-Hawk, Big R Shimizu⭕ (10:06 Shot-put Slam) Masaaki Mochizuki, Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!❌, Jimmy Kagetora
2. BxB Hulk (8:06 First Flash) Punch Tominaga
3. Jimmy Susumu⭕, Ryo “Jimmy” Saito (10:08 Yokosuka Cutter) Don Fujii, Takehiro Yamamura❌
4. KING OF GATE B Block: Akira Tozawa (9:52 German Suplex Hold) Yosuke♡Santa Maria
5. KING OF GATE A Block: YAMATO (13:28 Modified Crossface Lock) Kzy
6. CIMA⭕, Gamma, Dragon Kid (16:37 Meteora) Shingo Takagi, Naruki Doi, Mondai Ryu❌


05/29 KING OF GATE

05/29/2016
Hokkaido, Wing Sapporo Oyachikou
850 Attendance

1. CIMA⭕, Gamma (13:46 Meteora) Jimmy Kagetora, Takehiro Yamamura❌
2. Shingo Takagi (8:43 MADE IN JAPAN) Super Shisa
3. Big R Shimizu⭕, Shachihoko BOY (0:59 Airplane Spin) Masaaki Mochizuki, “Hollywood” Stalker Ichikawa❌
3. Big R Shimizu⭕, Shachihoko BOY (6:21 Shot-put Slam) Masaaki Mochizuki, “Hollywood” Stalker Ichikawa❌
4. KING OF GATE B Block: Jimmy Susumu (13:57 Mugen) Yosuke♡Santa Maria
5. KING OF GATE A Block: Don Fujii (13:24 HIMEI) Punch Tominaga
6. KING OF GATE D Block: Naruki Doi (11:21 Bakatare Sliding Kick) Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!
7. KING OF GATE C Block: Ryo “Jimmy” Saito (15:00 SaiRyo Rocket) Dragon Kid
8. Masato Yoshino, Akira Tozawa⭕, T-Hawk (21:05 Package German Suplex Hold) YAMATO, BxB Hulk, Kzy❌


05/28 KING OF GATE

05/28/2016
Hokkaido, Wing Sapporo Oyachikou
850 Attendance

1. Dragon Kid⭕, Gamma, Punch Tominaga (12:35 Bible) Don Fujii, Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!❌, Super Shisa
2. Naruki Doi (8:35 Bakatare Sliding Kick) Takehiro Yamamura
3. Jimmy Susumu⭕, Jimmy Kagetora (13:54 Pinned after failed chair attack) “Hollywood” Stalker Ichikawa❌, Shachihoko Machine
4. KING OF GATE B Block: CIMA (13:08 Dos Caras Clutch) Yosuke♡Santa Maria
5. KING OF GATE D Block: Masato Yoshino (10:46 Torbellino Crucifix) Big R Shimizu
6. YAMATO, BxB Hulk⭕ (13:37 First Flash) Masaaki Mochizuki❌, Akira Tozawa
7. KING OF GATE A Block: Kzy (15:28 Skayde Schoolboy) Shingo Takagi
8. KING OF GATE C Block: T-Hawk (15:45 Night Ride) Ryo “Jimmy” Saito

Hulk greeted his hometown fans for the first time in almost a year. During his rehab, Dia HEARTS were broken up. But that is fine because now he has YAMATO, Kzy & Maria. YAMATO talked about the events in Aichi, and his recent reformation. Hulk got to the point of this particular speech. It was time to unveil the name of their unit. That name is TRIBE VANGUARD. The meaning is simple. Tribe is easy to understand. In the jungle, you need a tribe to survive. Pro wrestling is no different. Vanguard means the forefront. They will be the leading unit in DG and their name reflects it.


05/26 KING OF GATE

05/26/2016
Miyagi, Sendai Sun Festa
850 Attendance

Exhibition Match: Futa Nakamura vs. Katsumi Takashima
1. Akira Tozawa, T-Hawk, Big R Shimizu⭕ (16:52 Shot-put Slam) Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!❌, Jimmy Susumu, Jimmy Kagetora
2. Open the Owarai Gate Championship Match: Masato Yoshino (0:12 Dropkick) “Hollywood” Stalker Ichikawa
2b. Open the Owarai Gate Championship Match: Masato Yoshino (6:39 La Magistral Cradle) “Hollywood” Stalker Ichikawa
*Yoshino won the fan judgement, but gave the belt back to Ichikawa as a gift
3. KING OF GATE A Block: Kzy (10:26 Skayde Schoolboy) Don Fujii
4. Shingo Takagi⭕, Naruki Doi (15:18 Pumping Bomber) Gamma, Takehiro Yamamura❌
5. KING OF GATE C Block: Masaaki Mochizuki (20:00 Time Limit Draw) Ryo “Jimmy” Saito
6. YAMATO⭕, BxB Hulk, Yosuke♡Santa Maria (18:05 Galleria) CIMA, Dragon Kid, Punch Tominaga❌

Ichikawa dared Yoshino to come after his Owarai Gate title. Did he possibly think he could have a funny enough performance to become champion. Yoshino reminded him that he was a former champion. A former champion that was stripped of the title for never defending it. He accepted the challenge. After the instant loss Ichikawa said there was nothing funny about that and demanded a restart.


05/25 KING OF GATE

05/25/2016
Miyagi, Kurihara Wakayanagi Sougou Gymnasium
550 Attendance

0. Shachihoko BOY (5:00 Time Limit Draw) Super Shisa
1. Akira Tozawa⭕, T-Hawk, Big R Shimizu (13:09 High-speed German Suplex Hold) Dragon Kid, Gamma, Takehiro Yamamura❌
2. CIMA (0:13 Slap) “Hollywood” Stalker Ichikawa
2. CIMA (7:03 Pinned After failed chair attack) “Hollywood” Stalker Ichikawa
3. KING OF GATE A Block: Kzy (20:00 Time Limit Draw) Punch Tominaga
4. KING OF GATE D Block: Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!! (8:20 Backslide from Heaven) Masato Yoshino
5. Shingo Takagi, Naruki Doi⭕ (12:28 V9 Clutch) Masaaki Mochizuki, Don Fujii❌
6. YAMATO⭕, BxB Hulk, Yosuke♡Santa Maria (15:55 Galleria) Jimmy Susumu, Ryo “Jimmy” Saito❌, Jimmy Kagetora


05/22 KING OF GATE

05/22/2016
Hyogo, Kobe Sambo Hall
1000 Attendance

0. Yosuke♡Santa Maria⭕, U-T (6:34 Neraiuchi) Mondai Ryu, Kotoka❌
1. Gamma, El Lindaman⭕, Punch Tominaga (8:52 Locomotion Tiger Suplex) Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!, Jimmy K-ness J.K.S.❌, Jimmy Kanda
2. KING OF GATE D Block: Big R Shimizu (15:20 Shot-put Slam) Naruki Doi
3. KING OF GATE A Block: Shingo Takagi (20:00 Time Limit Draw) Don Fujii
4. Ryo “Jimmy” Saito, Jimmy Kagetora⭕ (12:01 Kagenui) Masato Yoshino, T-Hawk❌
5. KING OF GATE C Block: Dragon Kid (11:33 Ultra Hurricanrana) Masaaki Mochizuki
6. YAMATO⭕, BxB Hulk, Kzy (18:15 Disqualified for assaulting the referee) Cyber Kong, Naoki Tanizaki, “brother” YASSHI❌
7. KING OF GATE B Block: Akira Tozawa (19:03 Frankensteiner) Jimmy Susumu

Kagetora admitted his return was overshadowed by the return of Hulk, and the recent events involving YAMATO and the new unit formation. He promised the fans that his comeback will bring big things for the Jimmyz.

After the DQ, Doi introduced the newest member of Verserk to the fans. Way better than that YAMATO guy. “brother” YASSHI! YASSHI gave his usual unintelligible promo and promised more of this on 6/4 when they return to Kobe.


05/21 KING OF GATE

05/21/2016
Nagano, Ina Municipal Gym
650 Attendance

0. Futa Nakamura (5:00 Time Limit Draw) Kaito Ishida
1. Masato Yoshino⭕, Akira Tozawa, T-Hawk (12:33 Torbellino Crucifix) Jimmy Susumu, Ryo “Jimmy” Saito❌, Jimmy Kagetora
2. KING OF GATE D Block: Gamma (6:13 Backslide) Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!
3. KING OF GATE A Block: Jimmy Kanda (20:00 Time Limit Draw) Punch Tominaga
4. KING OF GATE D Block: Big R Shimizu (4:43 Shot-put Slam) El Lindaman
5. Masaaki Mochizuki⭕, Dragon Kid (0:06 Flying Kick) Yosuke♡Santa Maria, “Hollywood” Stalker Ichikawa❌
5b. Masaaki Mochizuki⭕, Dragon Kid (11:51 Pinned after failed chair attack) Yosuke♡Santa Maria, “Hollywood” Stalker Ichikawa❌
6. YAMATO⭕, BxB Hulk, Kzy, Yosuke♡Santa Maria (17:42 Galleria) Shingo Takagi, Naruki Doi, Cyber Kong, Kotoka❌

Verserk attacked Maria after the semifinal. After some talk, Maria & Cyber were added to the main event to make it an 8 person tag.


05/20 KING OF GATE

05/20/2016
Aichi, Okazaki Tatsumigaoka Hall
550 Attendance

0. Takehiro Yamamura (5:00 Time Limit Draw) Futa Nakamura
1. Masato Yoshino, Akira Tozawa, T-Hawk, Big R Shimizu⭕ (16:01 Shot-put Slam) Dragon Kid, Gamma, Punch Tominaga❌, El Lindaman
2. Naruki Doi⭕, Kotoka (11:02 Bakatare Sliding Kick) Yosuke♡Santa Maria, “Hollywood” Stalker Ichikawa❌
3. KING OF GATE B Block: Jimmy Susumu (8:28 Jumbo no Kachi!) Mondai Ryu
4. KING OF GATE A Block: Shingo Takagi (13:22 Pumping Bomber) Jimmy Kanda
5. YAMATO, BxB Hulk⭕, Kzy (16:04 First Flash) Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!❌, Ryo “Jimmy” Saito, Jimmy Kagetora


05/15 KING OF GATE

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05/15/2016
Yamanashi, Ai Messe Yamanashi
Shingo Takagi Homecoming ~ Fuurinkazan #5
1550 Attendance

0. Jimmy Kagetora (5:00 Time Limit Draw) Futa Nakamura
1. Ryo “Jimmy” Saito, Jimmy Susumu⭕ (0:06 Jumbo no Kachi!) Masaaki Mochizuki, “Hollywood” Stalker Ichikawa❌
1b. Ryo “Jimmy” Saito⭕, Jimmy Susumu (12:02 SaiRyo Rocket) Masaaki Mochizuki, “Hollywood” Stalker Ichikawa❌
2. KING OF GATE C Block: Dragon Kid (10:49 Bible) Kotoka
3. KING OF GATE D Block: Gamma (7:49 Gamma Special) El Lindaman
4. Masato Yoshino, Akira Tozawa, Big R Shimizu⭕ (12:10 Shot-put Slam) YAMATO, BxB Hulk, Kzy❌
5. KING OF GATE A Block: Jimmy Kanda (8:50 Inside Cradle) Don Fujii
6. KING OF GATE B Block: Eita (11:39 Salamander) CIMA
7. Shingo Takagi⭕, Naruki Doi, Cyber Kong (22:59 Pumping Bomber) T-Hawk❌, Daisuke Sekimoto, Yuki Okabayashi

Takagi greeted his hometown fans, alongside Yamanashi mayor Hisao Tanaka. It has been exactly one year since Dragon Gate was here. This year, he was back home as Dream Gate champion. Shows in the other 46 prefectures are away games for him. He gets booed for every little thing he does. But today, Verserk is the home team. There will be no booing while the berserk fighters take over the ring.

Gamma celebrated his win but complained about having 4 league matches in one week. Even though he only had one match left he still felt confident about his chances to crush everyone and win the whole thing.
Lindaman was disappointed in his loss but swore to get back on track and rack up the points in his remaining matches.

Eita unveiled a top rope Casadora to defeat CIMA. He came up with his move specifically for this match, and for KING OF GATE. This wasn’t all, though. He planned on bringing back some offense he has had on the back burner for awhile. Today he beat the man who made his Mexico excursion happen. He went to a draw with Tozawa. He had no intentions of losing a match. Susumu & Maria were next on his path to the league championship.

Takagi stood tall at the end. It was a brutal match, just as he expected. However, the winner was Shingo Takagi. Just as expected. He talked about being the same age as Okabayashi & Sekimoto. Comrades in arms. However, if they are across from each other in the ring they are enemies. Coming to Yamanashi to face Shingo Takagi means you are coming to enemy territory.

Okabayashi said that even though they were in different promotions, as fellow babies of Showa 57 they were aligned in the task of bringing pro wrestling into the future. He thanked Takagi for the opportunity today. Takagi returned his sentiments.

He closed the show with a speech. He couldn’t believe it had been five years since the first Yamanashi show. At the time, he thought that 3-500 fans would be a success. He was blown away when more than 1000 came to lend him their power. He promised to see them again next year.


05/14 KING OF GATE

05/14/2016
Shizuoka, Shimizu Marine Building
400 Attendance

1. Jimmy Kanda, Jimmy Kagetora⭕ (11:07 Kurumagakari) Eita, Takehiro Yamamura❌
2. Naruki Doi⭕, Kotoka (13:03 Bakatare Sliding Kick) Don Fujii, Kaito Ishida❌
3. KING OF GATE D Block: Masato Yoshino (8:43 Torbellino Crucifix) Gamma
4. Akira Tozawa⭕, T-Hawk, Big R Shimizu (0:06 Bicycle Kick) Jimmy Susumu, Ryo “Jimmy” Saito, “Hollywood” Stalker Ichikawa❌
4. Akira Tozawa{, T-Hawk, Big R Shimizu⭕ 13:53 Give Up out of fear of the Shot-Put Slam) Jimmy Susumu, Ryo “Jimmy” Saito, “Hollywood” Stalker Ichikawa❌
5. KING OF GATE C Block: Masaaki Mochizuki (12:44 Hurricanrana) Cyber Kong
6. YAMATO⭕, BxB Hulk, Kzy (18:50 Galleria) CIMA, Dragon Kid, El Lindaman❌


05/11 KING OF GATE

05/11/2016
Tokyo, Korakuen Hall
1850 Attendance

1. Jimmy K-ness J.K.S., Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!, Jimmy Kanda, U-T⭕ (6:40 Passion) Don Fujii, El Lindaman, Takehiro Yamamura❌, Kaito Ishida
2. KING OF GATE D Block: Big R Shimizu (4:36 Shot-put Slam) Gamma
3. KING OF GATE B Block: Akira Tozawa (20:00 Time Limit Draw) Eita
4. BxB Hulk⭕, Kzy, Yosuke♡Santa Maria (17:30 First Flash) Cyber Kong, Mondai Ryu❌, Kotoka
5. Naruki Doi, Naoki Tanizaki (8:56 No Contest after “brother” YASSHI interference) Masato Yoshino, Shachihoko BOY
6. Jimmy Susumu, Ryo “Jimmy” Saito, Jimmy Kagetora⭕ (12:33 Kurumgakari) CIMA, Dragon Kid, Punch Tominaga❌
7. KING OF GATE C Block: Masaaki Mochizuki (10:43 Sankakugeri to the Face) T-Hawk
8. KING OF GATE A Block: Shingo Takagi (17:11 Pumping Bomber) YAMATO

YAMATO, Hulk, Kzy, & Maria greeted the crowd. Kzy talked about Hulk returning to the ring, and the events in Aichi that lead to them gaining YAMATO as an ally. Hulk had goosebumps from the warm reception he received. He trained and rehabbed hard to come back with a new and improved physique. Things weren’t all good…While he was out his beloved Dia HEARTS unit was disbanded. But things aren’t all bad. He has YAMATO, Kzy, Maria, and the fans. Speaking of YAMATO, he was in the main event today. Against that guy Hulk hates more than anything – Shingo Takagi. The guy YAMATO hates more than anything – Shingo Takagi. The guy the fans hate more than anything – Shingo Takagi. YAMATO was a bit embarrassed by all the fanfare. He once again vowed to refrain from illegal tactics and abusive language. He will fight to the best of his own ability, with no shortcuts. Together with Hulk, Kzy, & Maria they will take down Verserk and create a bright future for Dragon Gate.

Doi called to the entry way in the late stages of match 5. “brother” YASSHI hit the ring in a MONSTER EXPRESS shirt. He attacked Shachi, and tore his mask completely off. Doi introduced him not as a member of the Italian Connection, not as a member of MONSTER EXPRESS, but as “brother” YASSHI of Verserk. He tore the ME shirt off to reveal a Verserk shirt. He was here to replace YAMATO. Doi & Yoshino argued, briefly stopping so Shimizu could Shot-put Slam Kotoka. Yoshino said this was just like Doi. To bring back a guy who was fired for poor conduct. A guy who came back 2 months ago and was promptly banned again. Doi reminded Yoshino that it was him that reintroduced YASSHI to the company. YASSHI was nauseated by all the friendship club bullshit in MONSTER EXPRESS. If he was going to come back to DG he was going to be a part of the heel unit.

Kagetora spoke very briefly after his win, as he doesn’t consider himself to be a good public speaker. He felt very fortunate to be able to stand in the ring again with his fellow Jimmyz. He asked the fans to expect great things from him.

Verserk interfered heavily in the ending of the main event. Powder and a box attack allowed Takagi to win. Takagi called it a total victory. YAMATO and his loser friends were just fodder for him. Doi called YAMATO useless. He really can’t do anything on his own. Kzy pointed out that it took all of Verserk to win. Kzy said that THEY were the ones who couldn’t do anything alone. Doi disagreed. He was better than him. Doi & YASSHI were better than DoiYAMA. Period. MONSTER EXPRESS came out.
Yoshino brought up their KING OF GATE match at the next Korakuen. He will put an end to this latest Doi Rampage and any aspirations he has of winning KoG. YAMATO gave a polite thank you for helping oppose Verserk, but this really was none of their business. He would be the one to stop Doi and his rampage. Putting an end to Verserk was his job.
YAMATO ended things with a speech. He wanted to give his usual “I was just the coolest again today” line but losing is incredibly uncool so he would save it for next month. The fans were upset, so Kzy forced him to say it to close the show.


05/08 KING OF GATE Kickoff

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05/08/2016
Osaka, Edion Arena Osaka #2
1700 Attendance

0. Mondai Ryu (4:29 Problem) Kaito Ishida
1. Dragon Kid, Eita⭕, Takehiro Yamamura (8:57 Numero Uno) Masaaki Mochizuki, Don Fujii, U-T❌
2. KING OF GATE C Block: Cyber Kong (6:28 Pineapple Bomber) Ryo “Jimmy” Saito
3. KING OF GATE A Block: YAMATO (6:55 Galleria) Punch Tominaga
4. KING OF GATE D Block: Gamma (7:54 Gammasuke Clutch) Naruki Doi
5. Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!, Jimmy Susumu, Jimmy Kagetora⭕, Jimmy Kanda (12:39 Kurumagakari) Masato Yoshino, T-Hawk, Big R Shimizu, Shachihoko BOY❌
6. BxB Hulk Return Match: BxB Hulk⭕, Kzy, Yosuke♡Santa Maria (18:44 First Flash) Shingo Takagi, Naoki Tanizaki, Kotoka❌
7. KING OF GATE B Block: CIMA (16:03 Meteora) Akira Tozawa

The show started with the kickoff ceremony for KING OF GATE 2016. Masato Yoshino gave the opening speech since he was the 2015 winner. He explained the changes to the format this year. One entire month of matches will be hard both mentally and physically on everyone. He promised to once again stand tall as the victor at the end.

Verserk again jumped YAMATO after his match. Hulk made the save. Takagi was furious. Once again this guy was sticking his nose where it didn’t belong. Word is he was returning to the ring tonight. Well. He has some shitty luck because he will be across from him today. Takagi was planning on ripping his shoulder off and sending him back to the hospital. The New Verserk were unstoppable.
Hulk disagreed. This was his business. YAMATO was fighting alongside him now to stop Verserk. Today he was returning. He was going against Tanizaki, Kotoka, and Takagi. Shingo Takagi. SHINGO TAKAGI. He has suffered at his hands many times in the past, but that BxB Hulk no longer exists. This is a new BxB Hulk and he wouldn’t be beaten by Shingo Takagi.

Kzy welcomed Hulk back to the ring. He had been waiting for this day. In recent times, they had agreed to fight together with Maria when Hulk returned. They were watching the events of DEAD or ALIVE unfold and couldn’t stand idly by. They now will be fighting with YAMATO as well.
Hulk thanked the fans for supporting him in his comeback. Like he told YAMATO in Aichi, he really really hates Shingo Takagi. He understands how YAMATO feels. YAMATO was kicked out of his unit. Hulk also understands how that feels. While he was out, his beloved Dia HEARTS was disbanded. Hulk knows what it feels like to be unitless. But no one is alone. Hulk is there. YAMATO is there. Kzy & Maria are there. They will fight together as a new unit to shape the future of Dragon Gate. He talked about his rehab and training. Training, rehab, sparring. He has reinvented his conditioning and body. This is a reborn BxB Hulk.
He turned his attention to Verserk. If you pick a fight with YAMATO, there will be no mercy. You are also picking a fight with Hulk, with Kzy, and with Maria.
Takagi hoped Hulk enjoyed his celebration gifts of chairs and clotheslines. He has said it numerous times. Only the strong survive and Hulk is not strong. He is looking forward to relieving his stress on YAMATO & Hulk.

CIMA celebrated kicking off KOG with a win. It’s been awhile since he had to fight so hard for a win. He isn’t ready to start losing. It doesn’t suit him. If he has to fight with every last breath then so be it. He fought a very strong opponent today. Even he himself didn’t think he would win. He talked about the high level of competition brought on by the likes of Takagi, Doi, Yoshino, Hulk, Tozawa, and the man who recently walked through a new door, YAMATO. The old and the very new were not going to be left behind, though. Gamma won today. He is a survivor. Dragon Kid is still dangerous. They will continue to tread the dangerous waters that is the new Dragon Gate.