May 15th, 2019 – Dragon Storm in Spring 2019

May 15th, 2019
Hong Kong, Youth Square
Dragon Storm in Spring 2019
Attendance: 279

1. Masaaki Mochizuki❌, Kota Minoura (11:33 Twister) Ho Ho Lun, The Chen❌
2. Michael Zu, Ronald Li⭕️, Bigten Z (15:22 Uranage) Kevin Mann, Jeff Mann, Mike Mann❌
3. Eita, Takashi Yoshida⭕️ (17:10 Fire Thunder) Kzy, Bitman❌
4. King of Gate 2019 B Block: Susumu Yokosuka⭕️ (14:30 Jumbo no Kachi!gatame) Masato Yoshino❌
5. Naruki Doi⭕️, Jason Lee (17:25 Bakatare Sliding Kick) YAMATO, U-T❌

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May 12th, 2019 – King of Gate 2019

May 12th, 2019
Hyogo, Kobe Sambo Hall
King of Gate 2019
Attendance: 639

1. Ryo Saito⭕️, Kagetora, “brother” YASSHI, Keisuke Okuda (9:09 SaiRyo Rocket) Masato Yoshino, Dragon Kid, Jason Lee, Problem Dragon❌
2. Naruki Doi, Kaito Ishida⭕️ (9:58 Tiger Suplex Hold) KAI, U-T❌
3. King of Gate 2019 B Block: Susumu Yokosuka⭕️ (12:22 Yokosuka Cutter) Yuki Yoshioka❌
4. PAC⭕️, Eita, Takashi Yoshida (10:31 Tombstone Piledriver) Masaaki Mochizuki, Kota Minoura❌, Ben-K
5. King of Gate 2019 C Block: Genki Horiguchi⭕️ (10:24 Backslide Times) YAMATO❌
6. King of Gate 2019 D Block: Shun Skywalker⭕️ (12:29 Jackknife Cradle) Big R Shimizu❌
7. King of Gate 2019 A Block: Kazma Sakamoto⭕️ (14:54 Half Package Piledriver) Kzy❌

After the convincing R・E・D win, wondered what Ben-K was planning on doing now. Is he going to try and join Dojo Mochizuki? Is that old bastard trying to recruit him? Ben is finished. He may as well join Dojo Mochizuki. He can do whatever he wants to, it doesn’t matter. He has no talent or ability and people like him may as well quit.
Mochizuki wasn’t really sure what was going on between Eita & Ben, but he Eita should watch who he badmouths. He’s not trying to recruit anyone. During King of Gate, you end up with unlikely teams from time to time. But, as for his comment about Ben having to talent or ability, Eita should be more concerned with that guy from his own unit Big R Shimizu.
After R・E・D left, Mochizuki turned to Ben. He’s not sure what his plans are going forward, but Dojo Mochizuki has proven to be a place where those looking to improve their position have come. But, that’s neither here nor there. He doesn’t consider himself an ally or an enemy. They may even end up facing off later in King of Gate, so for now he just hopes Ben will do his best and make the right decisions.

Shimizu refused to accept the loss. He and all the fans know he kicked out at 2! Shun told him it didn’t matter whether he accepted it or not, the result is the same. Shun Skywalker is the winner. He vowed to win Block D. Skywalk!

KAZMA told Kzy that he was once very jealous of him. When he watched his match with PAC in Fukuoka, he was insanely jealous. Those feelings are gone now. It was just another easy win. He was very happy he could cause the baddest of ends to the show today.

Vibes were left to try and end the show on a better note. The baddest of ends? Well. Natural Vibes has the best of leaders in Kzy and he will get payback for today sometime soon. Susumu is 1-1, Kzy is 1-1, Horiguchi is also 1-1. There’s still plenty of time left.

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May 11th, 2019 – King of Gate 2019

May 11th, 2019
Osaka, Edion Arena Osaka #2
King of Gate 2019
Attendance: 825

1. YAMATO⭕️, U-T, Jason Lee, Keisuke Okuda (9:02 Galleria) Kzy, “brother” YASSHI, K-ness., Problem Dragon❌
2. King of Gate 2019 C Block: Takashi Yoshida⭕️ (10:14 Cyber Bomb) Genki ❌
3. Strong Machine J, Strong Machine F⭕️, Strong Machine G (11:22 Power Bomb) Masato Yoshino, Dragon Kid, Kaito Ishida❌
4. 3 Way Tag Team Match: PAC⭕️, Big R Shimizu (15:51 Liger Bomb) Ryo Saito, Shun Skywalker; Ben-K, Yuki Yoshioka❌
5. King of Gate 2019 D Block: Masaaki Mochizuki⭕️ (11:49 Crucifix Hold) KAI❌
6. King of Gate 2019 A Block: Naruki Doi⭕️ (12:14 V9 Clutch) Kazma Sakamoto❌
7. King of Gate 2019 B Block: Eita⭕️ (18:13 Salamander) Susumu Yokosuka❌

Shimizu told Ben-K that he has somehow managed to become even more useless since getting kicked out of R・E・D. Was Yoshioka the best partner he could find? It makes sense, since Ben’s ability and smarts qualify him for starting over in Dojo Mochizuki. He should beg them to let him join. As for Shun, who stuck his nose where it didn’t belong the other day in Korakuen Hall. He is teaming with…Ryo Saito? That comedy loser? Shun left Dojo Mochizuki to become a comedy wrestling? Also fitting for a green insect like him. Ben and Shun will never get anywhere now that they are by themselves. Shun will see just how hopeless it is tomorrow in Kobe when he & Shimizu go 1 on 1 and Shimizu shows him the difference in their power levels.
Shun responded that the one who can’t do anything on his own is Shimizu. If he doesn’t have Eita or PAC backing him up he is totally incompetent. He is own his own because he wants to forge his path by his own ability. Shimizu should never compare himself to him and he should be ready for a big fight tomorrow.

With the win today, Eita has now taken down Yoshino & Susumu. Who was left in his block? Yoshioka? Maria!? Kanda? Kanda will surely be the toughest out of those. Easy match. Easy path to winning his block and the whole tournament.

Susumu apologized for losing. He thought he went in with a good plan, but Eita was relentless and had him dead to rights at the end. It’s disappointing but KOG was only just beginning. Eita seems to be taking his remaining matches lightly. Anything can happen in league play. He should be particularly worried about Maria. Susumu feels like he has to win out the rest of the way, but thinks he can do it so he hopes the fans will stay with him.

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May 9th, 2019 – King of Gate 2019

May 9th, 2019
Tokyo, Korakuen Hall
King of Gate 2019
Attendance: 1666

1. Yuki Yoshioka⭕️, Hyo Watanabe, Kota Minoura, Dragon Dia, Keisuke Okuda (7:42 Frog Splash) Susumu Yokosuka, Punch Tominaga, “brother” YASSHI, K-ness., Problem Dragon❌
2. ☆Dragon Gate 20th Anniversary Celebration Match Vol.5☆
Johnson Florida, Jackson Florida with Daniel Mishima (9:25 Disqualification) Genki Horiguchi, Ryo Saito❌
★Mishima claimed Saito hit him with a chair
3. Strong Machine J⭕️, Strong Machine F, Strong Machine G (9:48 Majin Fusha Gatame) Dragon Kid, Jason Lee❌, Kaito Ishida
4. King of Gate 2019 B Block: Eita⭕️ (4:08 Crucifix Hold) Masato Yoshino❌
5. King of Gate 2019 D Block: Shun Skywalker⭕️ (11:28 Super Ashla) Masaaki Mochizuki❌
6. PAC⭕️, Big R Shimizu, Yasushi Kanda, Takashi Yoshida, Kazma Sakamoto (12:30 Tombstone Piledriver) KAI, Kagetora❌, Yosuke♡Santa Maria, U-T, Hiroshi Yamato
7. King of Gate 2019 A Block: Kzy⭕️ (14:05 Skayde Schoolboy) Naruki Doi❌
8. King of Gate 2019 C Block: Ben-K⭕️ (17:01 Choke Sleeper) YAMATO❌

The Super Florida Bros. were up to their old antics. Despite being out of the ring for many years, Jackson’s glass knee did not heal at all. Johnson lost his mask at one point during the match, revealing referee Takayuki Yagi. Johnson had previously revealed on Twitter that he was unable to secure a visa, so perhaps Yagi was a last minute substitute. After match official Mr. Nakagawa was taken out by a completely unintentional low blow, Mishima put on the Johnson mask and Yagi returned in full referee attire. He continued to participate in the match and as he always did 15 years ago, was deceived the Florida Chair Illusion. Backstage, Mishima wondered where Michael Iwasa was and if it was related to the Trump Administration or new immigration laws making it difficult to get visas. Mishima hitchhiked to Japan, while Johnson swam across the Pacific Ocean and had to fight giant dolphin. He was only saved when he got caught in the net of a Japanese fishing boat. (Due to the previous revelation that it was Yagi under the mask , , it is possible that this story is not entirely true). Johnson insisted that they would return with all 4 members next time.

Skywalker apologized for leaving Dojo Mochizuki the way he did, without any explanation or previous warning. He did it because it was a necessary step for him on his way to becoming one of the top stars in Dragon Gate. He hopes Mochizuki will understand that.
Mochizuki reminded him that the dojo rules were always that you could come and go as you please. He appreciated the pro wrestling theatrics aspect of making such a bold move on a grand stage. But, the other members of the dojo were also out there fighting very hard to help him escape the cage while worried about their own futures in the dojo. Maybe he could have just quit the dojo and then did this match today and that would have been enough. No need to go through the cage match. He’s not upset that Shun won today. They will fight many more times. Because of that he isn’t going to give him any words of encouragement on his way out. What he is going to do is use Dojo Mochizuki to train and cultivate fighters that are strong enough to beat him. Shun has also become a foe worthy of revenge, so he should be prepared for that to come at any time.
Shun thanked Mochizuki again for all he did for him. His big win today was just the first step down his new path and it was one that was going to lead to him winning King of Gate 2019. Skywalk!

R・E・D attacked Ben immediately after the main event. Ben being in the main event right after being kicked out of R・E・D was some bullshit. He’s all alone now. No friends. What could he possibly do on his own? He may as well leave Dragon Gate now because he was useless.

R・E・D repeated the scene from Aichi where they held him down and Eita smashed a chair over his head. Shun Skywalker hit the ring to run off R・E・D. He wasn’t just going to sit back and let them do whatever they want. Eita thinks Ben can’t do anything on his own but it’s clear that R・E・D are the ones that can’t do anything unless it’s as a gang.
Shimizu was amused. Who does he think he is? He hasn’t seen him much lately. Right, because he was injured. He’s also the total dumbass that kicked himself out of his own unit. How fucking stupid is that? What a dumbass! Him & Ben are on their own now and there is nothing they can do. If R・E・D sees them, they will beat them down because R・E・D controls Dragon Gate.

Masato Yoshino hit the ring at lightning speed. He wasn’t particularly here to make the save but he felt like this was a good time for R・E・D to take a hike. He was here to talk about the message he sent last month to Ultimo Dragon. He had no idea what Dragon’s schedule was like when he invited him to come today, but based on information he gathered yesterday he knows that Dragon wrestled a match in Tokyo and he is still in Japan. He called him to the ring.

Separados played and a person in an Ultimo Dragon mask came to the ring and mimicked his mannerisms, but one look at his waist size and tights gave away that it was not the genuine article, but Touru Owashi. Why was he here? Owashi said he had no intentions of playing any tricks on anyone. He does have a real reason for being here. Yesterday, he had held his own show, the Luchanko Mania festival. Ultimo Dragon wrestled on that show and he had a chance to talk with him in the locker room. Dragon told him to dress up like him and come to Korakuen Hall today, but for a purpose. He had a message to deliver. 15 years is a very long time. Getting Ultimo Dragon to come and fight in this ring is not something that can happen overnight. What he wants to know is, is Masato Yoshino the only one who wants him to come, or is it everyone? That is the question Owashi came to ask.
Yoshino admitted that the way he presented it last month made it seem like it was his own selfish request. If that is what Dragon wants to know, then they will get confirmation here in the ring right now. He invited anyone else who wanted to see Ultimo Dragon come to Dragon Gate to come to the ring.
The entire roster came out, including the currently injured BxB Hulk and the incapable of speech Strong Machines.
Doi said that to the Toryumon generation, Ultimo was their second parent. He was the one who created the foundation for them to achieve the 20 year milestone. Everyone wants to see him come to Dragon Gate. They will be waiting.
YAMATO came after the company had become Dragon Gate. He’s never met Ultimo Dragon. But he knows he must be great based on what he sees from the Toryumon generation that he shares the locker room with. He also wants to see Ultimo Dragon come to Dragon Gate. It is a consensus.
Yoshino asked Owashi to deliver the message. Owashi promised he would and said that the answer would come next month in Korakuen Hall.

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Dead or Alive 2019

May 6th, 2019
Aichi, Aichi Prefectural Gym
Dead or Alive 2019
Attendance: 4536

1. Jason Lee, Yuki Yoshioka⭕️, Dragon Dia, Keisuke Okuda (5:38 Frog Splash) Genki Horiguchi, Punch Tominaga, “brother” YASSHI, Problem Dragon❌
2. Ryo Saito⭕️, K-ness.⭕️ (5:06 Pinned after Moonsault Press by Shachihoko Boy) “Hollywood” Stalker Ichikawa❌, Shachihoko Boy❌
3. Masato Yoshino⭕️, Kaito Ishida (9:22 Lightning Spiral) Eita❌, Ben-K
4. Strong Machine J⭕️, Strong Machine F, Strong Machine G (10:22 Majin Fusha Gatame) Kagetora, Yosuke♡Santa Maria❌, KAI
5. ☆Open the Brave Gate Championship Match☆
Susumu Yokosuka⭕️ (14:10 Mugen) U-T❌
★1st defense by Susumu
6. ☆Open the Triangle Gate Championship Match☆
Yasushi Kanda, Takashi Yoshida, Kazma Sakamoto⭕️ (9:47 Half Package Piledriver) Masaaki Mochizuki, Hyo Watanabe❌, Kota Minoura
★3rd defense by R・E・D
7. ☆Open the Dream Gate Championship Match☆
PAC⭕️ (21:58 Black Arrow) Dragon Kid❌
★3rd Defense by PAC
8. ☆”Bonds” Steel Cage Survival 5 Way Match☆
Kzy (Natural Vibes) vs. YAMATO (Tribe Vanguard) vs. Shun Skywalker (Dojo Mochizuki) vs. Naruki Doi (MaxiMuM) vs. Big R Shimizu (R・E・D)
Kzy⭕️ (18:12)
Shun⭕️ (23:16)
YAMATO⭕️ (28:12)
Doi ⭕️(35:20) Shimizu❌

Ben-K refused to cooperate with Eita during their match. After some miscommunication, he gave him a spear and left him to be beaten by Yoshino.

Skywalker was assisted by Hyosuke♡Santa Maria during his escape, while YAMATO got help from Darkside Hulk.

Kzy said that him getting that first flag wasn’t just because of him. It was because of the combined efforts of Natural Vibes as a team. Just like he had been saying all along, Vibes has the strongest bonds. There would be no one kicked out. The 5 of them will continue to dance and fight together.

Skywalker announced he was going to use his rights.Dojo Mochizuki isn’t really a unit, but as soon as he became their representative he knew was he had to do. The person he was kicking out of Dojo Mochizuki was himself and abiding by the special rule stipulated for them, he will never be able to rejoin. It was time for him to strike out on his own and make his own path. On Thursday on the first day of King of Gate 2019, he will be facing his former Dojo Master. He told Mochizuki to be ready to bring it….and thanked him for everything he did for him.

Tribe Vanguard was also safe. YAMATO said the entire unit must stay together until the day that BxB Hulk is able to return. He also announced Flamita would be returning next month.

Next up was MaxiMuM. Coming into the match, the guy who was mostly like to be out of their unit by the end was almost certainly Dragon Kid. He also lost his Dream Gate challenge earlier. Still, Doi was moved by his & the other MaxiMuM members efforts to help him escape. There would be no one kicked out. He was still annoyed by all the trash Kid talked earlier in the year, but he now realizes that was just how he tries to motivate. He gave a hell of an effort vs. PAC today. After that, he wasn’t sure if he would be able to come out and be at ringside, but he eventually came when Doi needed him the most and it got Doi out. He also praised Ishida for his non-stop effort but told him not to get too carried away or he might find himself kicked out. Jokes. All jokes. MaxiMuM is 5 members and they are the best. They did the 1st Finger pose to end their portion.

As the loser of the match, Shimizu was required to select someone. He was tired and wanted to sit down. He asked Ben-K to bring him a chair. He called the Eita half of R・E・D, as they were not at ringside for the match. This was all their fault anyway. He lamented the state of his face. Covered in blood, powder, and residual mist. The rules are the rules, he has to do it, ya know? The time has come. For him to do the thing that must be done by him. He asked Takashi & Ben for advice. Would it be Eita? Or maybe PAC? What about Kanda or KAZMA? The person he was kicking out was…..Ben-K!
He gave him a lariat and Eita followed with a chair to the head. Shimizu had done him a huge favor by rescuing him from that garbage unit MaxiMuM. He repaid him by being totally worthless. He can’t even talk. Why can’t he talk? There was no reason for him to be in R・E・D. Thanks to Eita, he was finally able to get rid of the Twin Gate titles. Just by teaming Ben, the value of the Twin Gate titles and Shimizu himself by association plummeted. He was never planning on kicking Eita out. They’ve been working together the whole time. R・E・D has one leader, and it’s Eita.
Eita told him that R・E・D would be the same with or without him, he was that useless. He had the nerve to put hands on the R・E・D leader earlier in the night. This is what he deserves. He could go back to MaxiMuM, but given his ability he should just give up on wrestling now.
PAC kept the Dream Gate & the others kept the Triangle Gate. As it has always been, R・E・D controls Dragon Gate.

Ben struggled to his feet. He picked up the microphone, but dropped it and started to leave. He returned and picked it up again. R・E・D & Shimizu were going to pay for what they did today. He won’t ask the fans to suddenly cheer for him. Just watch what he does to them. Listen to his heart and listen to his spirit. His name is Ben-K!

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