Hyogo, Kobe Sambo Hall
The Gate of Evolution 2017
1. Naruki Doi, Big R Shimizu (12:51 Shot-put Slam) Kagetora, U-T
2. Yuki Yosihoka Return Match: YAMATO (8:18 Crossbone Vanguard) Yuki Yoshioka
3. Susumu Yokosuka (5:05 Yokosuka Cutter) Punch Tominaga
4. T-Hawk, El Lindaman (15:16 Cerberus) Masato Yoshino, Ben-K
5. Battle for U-T 3 vs. 2 Handicap Match: BxB Hulk, Kzy (11:25 Pinfall) Dragon Kid, Gamma, Problem Dragon
*U-T will be granted membership of the winning unit
6. Shingo Takagi, Eita, Takashi Yoshida, Yasushi Kanda (15:42 Pumping Bomber) Masaaki Mochizuki, Don Fujii, Ryo Saito, K-ness
This time, Metal Warrior gave Kagetora the Darkness Buster. Shimizu tried to console him. He told Kagetora that he solved the mystery. Metal Warrior was clearly K-ness.! Kagetora agreed. This was a conspiracy. Susumu, K-ness., & Saito have all attacked him. Was Horiguchi next? Shimizu told him to keep it together. You have to be prepared for these sorts of things. Kagetora was upset over being attacked by his former Jimmyz friends. Horiguchi wasn’t in the building today. He planned on giving him a call so they could discuss this turn of events. Shimizu turned his attention to U-T. Shimizu admitted he has taken a liking to him. He invited him to join MaxiMuM. Doi immediately jumped in and put a stop to it. Does Shimizu even pay attention? U-T was going to join either Tribe Vanguard or Over Generation later. He’s totally clueless! He can’t make decisions like this without first running it by Doi & Yoshino. Shimizu is the lowest ranked guy in MaxiMum. Lower than Ben or Kotoka. He can’t make these decisions. MaxiMuM just added Jason Lee. That’s enough for now. He apologized to U-T for the trouble.
Eita told Susumu not to get too excited over beating the likes of Punch. Eita berated Punch for his constant failures and backfiring interference. He should watch how it is done in the main event when the rest of Verserk take out those old timers. He ran down the fans. They don’t know how to cheer, they don’t know how to boo. They just sit there like idiots. Why are they even here? They are here to see Verserk, of course. He promised a win in the main event to send them all home happy.
Maria was once again absent due to injury. The match was quickly changed to a 3 on 2 handicap match. Kzy was very excited after the win. He welcomed U-T to the unit with open arms. U-T was grateful but reserved. Kzy pressed him about it, and he showed a little more gratitude. Hulk said he parents must be very proud of him.
Takagi and Saito had a confrontation after the main event. Takagi told him that he wouldn’t even make it to their “special” match in Korakuen. They were going to go head to head in Sapporo and that would be where this whole thing ends. Saito can then go back to his precious Owarai Gate title and bullshit comedy. Their ideas of what pro wrestling is are very very different. Saito isn’t a worthy opponent for him. If he manages to make it to Korakuen that would be an extermination match. Saito wondered if cheating to win and dirty tactics were Takagi’s idea of what pro wrestling is. Was Takagi even capable of doing a match that makes the fans happy? Dragon Gate was serious but it was also about entertaining the fans. He won’t let someone like Takagi belittle his style. He won’t let their tag tournament match end via the same rule breaking as today. It would end with Takagi going down for the 3 count. In Korakuen he would be driven into the mat for good.
Lindaman didn’t care about any of this. His focus was on Mochizuki & Fujii. They may have been getting the best of him recently, but in Korakuen he would have the greatest tag team in Dragon Gate history on his side in T-Hawk & Eita. MochiFujii would just be another pair of broken down has-beens after their match. Mochizuki was impressed with his confidence. However, it would actually be better for T-Hawk & Eita if Linda wasn’t in the match at all. It would increase their chances and would save Lindaman from another ass kicking.