Hyogo, Kobe World Kinen Hall
Pro Wrestling Festival in Kobe
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
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
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.