Category: RAINBOW GATE 2016

07/24 Pro Wrestling Festival in Kobe


Hyogo, Kobe World Kinen Hall
Pro Wrestling Festival in Kobe
9800 Attendance

1. Naoki Tanizaki, Mondai Ryu, Cyber Kong⭕ (6:41 Cyber Bomb) Gamma, Takehiro Yamamura❌, Kaito Ishida
2. “Hollywood” Stalker Ichikawa, Big R Shimizu❌, Shachihoko BOY, U-T (7:47 Shot-put Skam) Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!, Ryo “Jimmy” Saito, Jimmy K-ness J.K.S.❌, Futa Nakamura
3. El Lindaman (4:23 Locomotion Tiger Suplex) Jimmy Kanda
4. Special Tag Team Match: Masaaki Mochizuki, Yoshiaki Fujiwara⭕ (12:49 Fujiwara Armbar) Don Fujii❌, Masakatsu Funaki
5. Open the Brave Gate Championship Match: Eita (11:41 Numero Uno) Yosuke♡Santa Maria
*Maria fails in her 3rd defense, Eita becomes the 30th champion
6. Open the Twin Gate Championship Match: Jimmy Susumu⭕, Jimmy Kagetora (24:20 Jumbo no Kachi!gatame) Naruki Doi,❌ “brother” YASSHI
*2nd Defense
7. Open the Triangle Gate Championship Match: Masato Yoshino, Akira Tozawa, T-Hawk vs. CIMA, Dragon Kid, Peter Kaasa vs. BxB Hulk, Kzy, Flamita
-Kaasa (15:21 Kaasa Tornado II) Kzy
-Tozawa (21:20 Package German Suplex Hold) Kid
*5th Defense
8. Open the Dream Gate Championship Match: YAMATO (33:47 Galleria) Shingo Takagi
*Takagi fails in his 2nd defense, YAMATO becomes the 25th champion

During the customary opening First Gong Kids segment CIMA asked everyone to refrain from playing Pokemon Go during the show.

The customary main event interview segment was held after match two.
YAMATO said the day was finally here. His 10 year anniversary in wrestling was coming up soon. In those ten years this guy on the stage with him has been a constant. As a partner and as an enemy. The match today is different. Here, on the highest stage, he would fight with everything he has to win.
Takagi wondered when YAMATO turned into such a melodramatic bitch. The fans boo him. That is fine. There are people that think he is right, there are people that think YAMATO is right. They don’t matter. The fans don’t decide. The conpany doesn’t decide. What happens in the ring is what matters. That is where decisions are made and history is written. Takagi has been writing history as Dream Gate champion for almost a year now. Today a new entry will be entered. It will no longer be Dream Gate = Shingo Takagi. It will be Dragon Gate = Shingo Takagi. In this battle to decide who is the strongest, the Dream Gate champion or the King of Gate winner, that would also equal Shingo Takagi.

Backstage, Mochizuki & Funaki agreed to a singles match sometime in the future. 

Eita vowed to carry the young generation to the top. It wasn’t just about YAMATO, Takagi, Doi, Yoshino, Tozawa, & Hulk anymore. His time was coming. He pressed Yamamura & Ishida to fight alongside him.

President Okamura gave his usual speech after intermission. He once again talked about barely being able to fill the floor seats at the first World. Once again this year they had to find ways to fit more seats. It was reaching the point that they were running out of room for the wrestlers to exit. That first year, they ran about 20 live events. This year, 198. Big venues, small venues. Men and women of all ages. To each and everyone of them, thank you. 

Susumu proclaimed the victory should put to rest who the real Mr. Twin Gate(s) were. It was Susumu & Kagetora. The pressure wasn’t off though. It was tag league season and they would be going in as champions. The Jimmyz were an old unit, but they weren’t done yet.
Backstage, Doi pointed out the powder on his face from an errant Mondai Ryu throw. Who uses such tactics? The Jimmyz were nothing but a group of cheaters. Revenge would be swift and fierce in the tag league, since they shared the same block. (When asked for comment later, the Jimmyz were confident the result of their league match would be the same as today). Doi & brother have only just begun their run.

Backstage after the Triangle Gate match, CIMA announced that Kaasa will not be associated with OVER GENERATION on any future tours. He wasn’t ever officially a member and he is free to join any unit he wishes. For his own personal and professional growth, CIMA thinks he should choose his own place. Except Verserk. He advises against that.
MONSTER EXPRESS also discussed their foreign membership. They joked about Anthony Nese still showing up in the show programs despite not being around for the last three years. At this point they were told about Kaasa and his unit situation. Yoshino quickly began preparations for orange ring gear. 

YAMATO told Takagi that this was how it would be from now on. He would fight this hard until his career was over. Every time the two of them meet, the result would be like today. Takagi was not impressed. He accepted the defeat today. But did not accept what YAMATO has turned into since being kicked out of Verserk. His new attitude, his unit of garbage. His lucky King of Gate win, this miracle fluke today. It was all bullshit. Whatever. He lost today. Tomorrow and beyond we would see what Shingo Takagi was truly capable of. 

YAMATO was left to celebrate. He talked about his upcoming anniversary. He talked about the first time he main evented World 6 years ago. He reaffirmed his promise to grow the promotion and cultivate a bright future that Dragon Gate fans can be proud of. 10 years, 20 years. He hopes the fans will walk together with him as he fights with all he has to make this a reality. He wasn’t really the type for speeches like this. Definitely a Type B personality. But he was once again the coolest and sexiest. He was also the champion. Together with the fans, dreams will come true. 


Aichi, Nagoya City Nakamura Sports Center
700 Attendance

0. Exhibition Match: Shun Watanabe (5:00) Katsumi Takashima
1. Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!⭕, Jimmy Susumu, Ryo “Jimmy” Saito (14:34 Backslide from Heaven) Masaaki Mochizuki, Don Fujii, Futa Nakamura❌
2. T-Hawk (11:01 Night Ride) Takehiro Yamamura
3. Naruki Doi (9:16 Bakatare Sliding Kick) Jimmy Kagetora
4. Masato Yoshino, Akira Tozawa⭕, Big R Shimizu (10:58 High-speed German Suplex Hold) Eita❌, EL Lindaman, Peter Kaasa
5. Gamma, Dragon Kid⭕ (9:37 Bible) Kzy❌, Flamita
6. Final Battle to KOBE WORLD: YAMATO⭕, BxB Hulk, Yosuke♡Santa Maria (18:28 Frankensteiner of the Alimighty) Shingo Takagi, Cyber Kong❌, Mondai Ryu

CIMA was injured during the pre-show war ups and was pulled from the card.

In addition to his problems with YAMATO, Lindamans’ relationship with Maria continued to cause issues with OVER GENERATION. Eita, in particular.
Linda accidentally hit him with a Missile Dropkick, causing him to lose. Eita snapped at him afterwards for killing his momentum. This was a very important match. The last one before his Brave Gate shot and the Super J Cup. Linda should be watching out for his stablemates but he is so enamoured with Maria that he can’t focus. Linda was confused as to why Eita was upset about Lnda & Maria. Maybe he was just jealous. He ran off, looking for his partner.


Aichi, Loisir Hotel Toyohashi
700 Attendance

0. Ryo “Jimmy” Saito (5:00 Time Limit Draw) Futa Nakamura
1. CIMA, Gamma, Peter Kaasa⭕ (16:03 Kaasa Tornado I) YAMATO, Kzy❌, Flamita
2. Masaaki Mochizuki (10:23 Inside Cradle) Jimmy Kanda
3. Masato Yoshino⭕, T-Hawk (10:31 Torbellino Crucifix) BxB Hulk, Yosuke♡Santa Maria❌
4. Don Fujii⭕, Dragon Kid (12:54 Gedo Clutch) Akira Tozawa, Big R Shimizu❌
5. Shingo Takagi⭕, Naruki Doi, Mondai Ryu (17:34 MADE IN JAPAN) Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!❌, Jimmy Susumu, Jimmy Kagetora


Gifu, Gifu Bunka Sangyou Kouryu Center
“Hollywood” Stalker Ichikawa Homecoming
700 Attendance

0. El Lindaman (5:00 Time Limit Draw) Futa Nakamura
1. Masato Yoshino, T-Hawk, Big R Shimizu⭕, Diablo (17:48 Shot-put Slam) Jimmy Susumu, Jimmy Kagetora, Ryo “Jimmy” Saito, Jimmy Kanda❌
2. Gamma, Eita⭕ (10:50 Llave) Don Fujii, Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!❌
3. Open the Owarai Gate Championship Match: Jushin Thunder Masaaki (0:09 Palm Stike) Jushin Thunder Ichikawa
3b. Open the Owarai Gate Championship Match: Jushin Thunder Masaaki (8:48 Blocked Lyger Bomb) Jushin Thunder Ichikawa
*Mochizuki becomes the 27th champion via fan judgement.
*Ichikawa becomes the 28th champion because Mochizuki gave it back to him
4. Dragon Kid, Peter Kaasa⭕ (13:22 Kaasa Tornado II) Kzy❌, Yosuke♡Santa Maria
5. YAMATO, BxB Hulk, Flamita⭕ (15:33 Swandive 450 Splash) Shingo Takagi, Naruki Doi, Mondai Ryu❌


Tottori, Yonago Convention Center
600 Attendance

0. El Lindaman (5:00 Time Limit Draw) Takehiro Yamamura
1. Dragon Kid, Gamma, Peter Kaasa⭕ (15:27 Kaasa Tornado II) Masato Yoshino, T-Hawk, Shachihoko BOY❌
2. Big R Shimizu (10:00 Shot-put Slam) Jimmy Kanda
3. Masaaki Mochizuki, Eita⭕ (14:21 Numero Uno) Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!❌, Ryo “Jimmy” Saito
4. Jimmy Susumu⭕, Jimmy Kagetora (15:38 Yokosuka Cutter) BxB Hulk, Kzy❌
5. YAMATO, Yosuke♡Santa Maria, Flamita (16:45 Swandive 450 Splash) Shingo Takagi, Naruki Doi, Mondai Ryu❌


Fukui, Fukui Prefectural Sangyou Hall
500 Attendance

0. El Lindaman (5:00 Time Limit Draw) Kaito Ishida
1. CIMA, Eita, Peter Kaasa⭕ (12:58 Kaasa Tornado II) Jimmy Susumu, Jimmy Kagetora, Ryo “Jimmy” Saito}:|
2. Dragon Kid (10:08 Bible) Jimmy Kanda
3. Yosuke♡Santa Maria, Flamita⭕ (11:42 Swandive 450 Splash) Masato Yoshino, Shachihoko BOY❌
4. T-Hawk, Big R Shimizu⭕ (13:13 Shot-put Slam) Masaaki Mochizuki, Gamma❌
5. Shingo Takagi⭕, Naruki Doi, Cyber Kong (18:21 Takagi Style Galleria) YAMATO, BxB Hulk, Kzy❌


Osaka, Edion Arena Osaka #2
1500 Attendance

0. Futa Nakamura (5:00 Time Limit Draw) Kaito Ishida
1. Gamma⭕, Takehiro Yamamura (10:30 Gamma Special) Naoki Tanizaki❌, Mondai Ryu
2. El Lindaman (11:30 Franknsteiner) Big R Shimizu
3. Jimmy Susumu⭕, Jimmy Kagetora, Don Fujii (14:31 Mugen) Naruki Doi, “brother” YASSHI, Kotoka❌
4. Shingo Takagi⭕, Cyber Kong (15:05 Last Falconry) YAMATO, Yosuke♡Santa Maria
5. CIMA, Dragon Kid, Eita⭕, Peter Kaasa (16:15 Numero Uno) Masaaki Mochizuki, Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!, Ryo “Jimmy” Saito, Jimmy Kanda❌
6. Masato Yoshino, Akira Tozawa⭕, T-Hawk (17:29 High-speed German Suplex Hold) BxB Hulk, Kzy❌, Flamita

The Marilyns gave a recap of their love story to the Osaka fans and asked for their support in the upcoming tag league.

Doi insisted that Kotoka kicked out at 2. Bullshit finish. Doesn’t count! Today was the final skirmish between the Twin Gate match teams. Doi is Mr. Twin Gate. His waist is naked without the title around it. It was time for him and YASSHI to enter the history books. Susumu gave credit where it was due to Doi. But YASSHI? He has never been champion. Doi responded that his promo was better. Him & YASSHI will be much better champions. Much more interesting. Susumu admitted that his promos were always subdued. But their matches aren’t. They will save all their flashiness for the Kobe World ring.

Takagi considered today payback for Korakuen a few days ago. There were two weeks left until they finally meet. There would be no YAMATO title win and storybook ending. The only happy ending was Takagi. The only justice was a Takagi win. YAMATO repeated his usual line about being KING OF GATE winner and in Kobe we will find out who the strongest is.


Shizuoka, Fuji City Fujisan Messe
400 Attendance

1. Masato Yoshino, Akira Tozawa, Big R Shimizu⭕ (13:35 Shot-put Slam) Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!❌, Jimmy Susumu, Jimmy Kagetora
2. T-Hawk (10:35 Night Ride) Ryo “Jimmy” Saito
3. Dragon Kid, Eita⭕ (12:32 Night Ride) Masaaki Mochizuki, Shachihoko BOY❌
4. CIMA, Peter Kaasa⭕ (15:15 Kaasa Tornado II) BxB Hulk, Kzy❌
5. YAMATO, Yosuke♡Santa Maria, Flamita⭕ (17:02 Flam Fly) Shingo Takagi, Naruki Doi, Kotoka❌


Tokyo, Korakuen Hall
1850 Attendance

1. Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!⭕, Ryo “Jimmy” Saito, Mike Sydal (9:59 Backslide Times) Jimmy Kanda, Jimmy K-ness J.K.S.❌, Kenichiro Arai
2. El Lindaman (1:19 Locomotion German Suplex Hold) Mondai Ryu
3. Jimmy Susumu⭕, Jimmy Kagetora (10:46 Jumbo no Kachi!) Gamma, Takehiro Yamamura❌
4. CIMA, Peter Kaasa⭕, Kaito Ishida (11:47 Kaasa Tornado II) Cyber Kong, Naoki Tanizaki, Kotoka❌
5. Masaaki Mochizuki, Don Fujii⭕ (11:58 Gedo Clutch) T-Hawk, Big R Shimizu❌
6. Dragon Kid, Eita⭕ (11:55 Numero Uno) Yosuke♡Santa Maria❌, Flamita
7. 3 Way 6 Man Tag Team Match: Masato Yoshino, Akira Tozawa, Shachihoko BOY vs. YAMATO, BxB Hulk, Kzy vs. Shingo Takagi, Naruki Doi, “brother” YASSHI
-Takagi (28:29 MADE IN JAPAN) BOY
-YAMATO (34:39 Frankensteiner of the Almighty) Takagi

Verserk attacked the Jimmyz after the opener. They called out the other main event teams for a confrontation. MONSTER EXPRESS came out first. Yoshino told YASSHI that this show was live on GAORA so he should watch his language. Himself & Tozawa were ready for the match. But there was someone else who was in a rage and couldn’t wait much longer. Shachi! He screamed at Takagi as much as his voice would allow. Takagi has been talking down to him for months. Today he would get payback for it. Takagi said he couldn’t understand a word he said, and shoved him to the ground. Dude can’t talk, he has to wear a mask. Why is such a loser allowed in a main event? This is a live show. Fans deserve better.
TRIBE VANGUARD hit the ring. YAMATO noticed that Takagi never shuts up about Shachihoko BOY. Perhaps he has a crush on him? Even though he is weak?
Anyway. Takagi should forget his crushes. Shachihoko BOY isn’t his enemy. His real enemy is the 2016 KING OF GATE winner. 07/24 isn’t that far away. We aren’t in skirmish time. This is the real thing. Takagi was frustrated with everyone and everything. YAMATO, Shachi, the stupid Tokyo fans and their booing. Talk was over. Tonight in the main event everyone would see Verserk is the strongest unit.

Verserk also attacked Lindaman after his match. Maria saved. She said that Linda wanted to be the one to protect her, but then this happened. Is he up to that task? Lindaman said that he just couldn’t stand by while Verserk bullied her. He was going to protect her, as promised. But today, the reverse happened. That was just further proof of the burning passion between them. No one can stop that. He asked Maria to team with him in the Summer Adventure Tag League. Maria also feels that burning passion. But how do the other OVER GENERATION members feel? Linda admitted he hasn’t talked to CIMA or Gamma about it….BUT! Dragon Kid said you can’t come between burning passion. The Young Generation can’t stop it, either. Besides, today is Tanabata. The day for star crossed lovers. Linda feels like Hikoboshi, and Maria is Orihime. He also had an idea for their team name. Maria & Linda = Marilyns! Maria loved the idea. LOVELY!!!!!!!

Eita held on to the Numero Uno after the bell, prompting a save from Linda. She gave up. Let go of the hold. Eita wondered if he was still loyal to OG. Eita was going to take the Brave Gate from Maria. Linda better not get in his way.

Takagi demanded the music stop after the main event. It wasn’t over! There was no 3 count! YAMATO says this is the real battle and not a skirmish and this is how he fights? Bullshit. YAMATO told him that the hold was called The Frankensteiner of the Almighty for a reason. Takagi should enjoy his last two weeks as the top guy in the company, because the belt was going back where it belongs. Around YAMATOs’ waist. Takagi was unmoved by his heroic words. There will be no bright future. There will only be a future where the weak are eaten. Verserk will still reign supreme after World.

YAMATO closed things out with a rather clumsy speech, talking about World and the other current events. He admitted that he still wasn’t used to giving long speeches as a good guy. Regardless, today him & his friends were once again the coolest.


Ehime, Texport Imabari
1044 Attendance

0. El Lindaman (6:41 Locomotion Tiger Suplex Hold) Mike Sydal
1. Dragon Kid, Eita, Peter Kaasa⭕ (15:19 Kaasa Tornado I) Masaaki Mochizuki, Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!❌, Ryo “Jimmy” Saito
2. CIMA (0:10 Reversed Figure Four Leglock) “Hollywood” Stalker Ichikawa
2b. CIMA (9:22 Cobra Twist) “Hollywood” Stalker Ichikawa
3. Masato Yoshino⭕, T-Hawk (13:31 Lightning Spiral) Kzy❌, Yosuke♡Santa Maria
4. Jimmy Susumu, Jimmy Kagetora⭕ (15:01 Kagenui) Akira Tozawa, Big R Shimizu❌
5. YAMATO⭕, BxB Hulk, Flamita (17:03 Galleria) Shingo Takagi, Naruki Doi, Mondai Ryu❌


Kyoto, KBS Hall
800 Attendance

0. El Lindaman (7:28 Locomotion Tiger Suplex Hold) Takehiro Yamamura
1. Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!⭕, Ryo “Jimmy” Saito (9:11 Backslide from Heaven) Masaaki Mochizuki, Gamma❌
2. Eita (9:47 Numero Uno) Jimmy Kanda
3. Naruki Doi, “brother” YASSHI⭕, Mondai Ryu (11:07 La Magistral Cradle) Masato Yoshino, Akira Tozawa, Don Fujii❌
4. YAMATO, Yosuke♡Santa Maria⭕ (15:56 Neraiuchi) Shingo Takagi, Kotoka❌
5. Open the Twin Gate Championship Match: Jimmy Susumu⭕, Jimmy Kagetora (19:49 Jumbo no Kachi!gatame) T-Hawk, Big R Shimizu❌
*1st Defense
6. BxB Hulk, Kzy, Flamita⭕ (17:54 Flam Fly) CIMA, Dragon Kid❌, Peter Kaasa

Doi reminded everyone that after the semi-final tonight he & his partner would be challenging the winners to a title match. YASSHI was eager to fight with that old bastard Don Fujii for the first time in years. He was going to gun for him in the match.

Verserk attacked Maria after match four, prompting a save from Lindaman. This was the second time they did this. There would be no more bullying. If anyone tried, they had to answer to him. He caught up the Kyoto fans on the events of last week where he professed his affection for Maria. No one on earth likes her more than him. The rest of TV were busy with their title matches, so he was taking it upon himself to protect her.

YAMATO was a little puzzled by what just happened. He thought Lindaman was a little weird but he understands his feelings. He isn’t a member of the tribe, so that may mean they have to go to war some day. For now, it’s fine. Perhaps everyone should have a little talk backstage one of these days. Now, on to other matters. SHINGO TAKAGI! Their match was under a month away now. Less than a month until they stand across from each other in the ring on July 24th. Takagi better be prepared for what is going to happen to him.
Takagi was irritated at his choice of language. When he talks about him or the Dream Gate he should put more respect on it. He also was irritated at his fantasy bullshit. Standing across from each other in the ring? No. It was less than a month before Takagi gets to take out his next target. On July 24th, it would be proven once and for all that the Dream Gate champion is superior in all ways to the KING OF GATE winner. YAMATO was no match for him, and he was the one who should be prepared.

As promised, Doi challenged the Jimmyz to a Twin Gate title match. His partner would be YASSHI. YASSHI was looking forward to returning to Kobe World Hall for all these shitty fans. Susumu said he was the one that was shit. What kind of people come out immediately after a match and do this? Whatever. Sure. They accept. The match was made for World by GM Yagi. Doi told them to enjoy their little title reign. It had three weeks left. They may be a famous team, but they would soon be famous losers. The belts will look better on Doi.

TRIBE VANGUARD introduced their newest member before the main event. Hulk asked the fans to deal with his awful promo ability while he introduced them. TV ws a unit created to ensure a bright tomorrow for Dragon Gate. However, they were yet to make much of an impact. YAMATO was going for the Dream Gate, Maria had the Brave Gate. Himself & Kzy wanted to focus on the Triangle Gate, but they were a member short. They searched, and found someone who would fill that spot and fight with them. Kzy said they needed to look outside DG to find someone who could combat Peter Kaasa. He looked to Mexico. He looked to Flamita!

Hyogo, Kobe World Kinen Hall
Pro Wrestling Festival in Kobe

-Special Tag Team Match: Masaaki Mochizuki, Yoshiaki Fujiwara vs. Don Fujii, Masakatsu Funaki
-Open the Brave Gate Championship Match: Yosuke♡Santa Maria vs. Eita
-Open the Triangle Gate Championship Match: Masato Yoshino, Akira Tozawa, T-Hawk vs. CIMA, Dragon Kid, Peter Kaasa vs. BxB Hulk, Kzy, Flamita
-Ooen the Twin Gate Championship Match: Jimmy Susumu, Jimmy Kagetora vs. Naruki Doi, “brother” YASSHI
-Open the Dream Gate Championship Match: Shingo Takagi vs. YAMATO