Category: The Gate of Passion 2018

04/22/2018 The Gate of Passion 2018

04/22/2018
Fukuoka, Hakata Star Lanes
The Gate of Passion 2018

1. Genki Horiguchi⭕️, Punch Tominaga (10:32 Backslide Times) Don Fujii, K-ness.❌
2. Kagetora⭕️ (7:48 Gurumakakari) Problem Dragon❌
3. King of Gate 2018 Rookie Representative 6 Man Tag Team Match: Kaito Ishida, Shun Skywalker⭕️, Yuki Yoshioka (7:46 Skywalker Moonsault) U-T, Hyo Watanabe, Oji Shiiba❌
4. Road to Dead or Alive★Open the Brave Gate Prelude: BxB Hulk, Yosuke♡Santa Maria⭕️ (12:51 Neraiuchi) Dragon Kid❌, Gamma
5. Road to Dead or Alive★Open The Twin Gate Prelude: Big R Shimizu⭕️, Ben-K, Jason Lee (16:12 Shot-put Slam) T-Hawk❌, Eita, Takashi Yoshida
6. Road to Dead or Alive★Open The Triangle Gate Prelude: Naruki Doi⭕️, Masato Yoshino (18:23 Bakatare Sliding Kick) Kzy❌, Susumu Yokosuka
7. Road to Dead or Alive Hakata★Steel Cage Skirmish: YAMATO, Shingo Takagi, Ryo Saito⭕️ (17:11 SaiRyo Rocket) Masaaki Mochizuki, El Lindaman❌, Yasushi Kanda


04/21/2018 The Gate of Passion 2018

04/21/2018
Hiroshima, Fukuyama Big Rose
The Gate of Passion 2018
Attendance: 600

1. Kzy⭕️, Genki Horiguchi, Susumu Yokosuka (17:29 Running Elbow Smash) YAMATO, Yosuke♡Santa Maria, U-T❌
2. Takashi Yoshida⭕️ (10:36 Fatality) Kaito Ishida❌
3. Masaaki Mochizuki, Ryo Saito⭕️ (13:46 SaiRyo Rocket) Dragon Kid, Gamma❌
4. Big R Shimizu⭕️, Shachihoko Boy (14:44 Shot-put Slam) Don Fujii, Kagetora❌
5. Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino, Jason Lee, Ben-K⭕️ (14:23 Ben-K Bomb) T-Hawk, Eita, El Lindaman❌, Yasushi Kanda


04/16/2018 The Gate of Passion 2018

04/16/2018
Tottori, Tottori Industry Gym
The Gate of Passion 2018
Attendance: 600

1. Masaaki Mochizuki, Ryo Saito⭕️, Kagetora (13:44 SaiRyo Rocket) Gamma, Kaito Ishida❌, Inaba’s Buffalo
2. YAMATO, Yosuke♡Santa Maria⭕️ (13:07 Neraiuchi) Don Fujii, Shun Skywalker❌
3. Susumu Yokosuka, Genki Horiguchi⭕️ (13:40 Backslide from Heaven) Dragon Kid, Problem Dragon❌
4. Masato Yoshino, Jason Lee⭕️ (11:58 Maximum Driver) Kzy, Punch Tominaga❌
5. Naruki Doi⭕️, Big R Shimizu, Ben-K (15:18 Bakatare Sliding Kick) Eita, Takashi Yoshida, Yasushi Kanda❌


04/15/2018 The Gate of Passion 2018

04/15/2018
Gifu, Juroku Plaza
The Gate of Passion 2018
“Hollywood” Stalker Ichikawa Homecoming
Attendance: 500

0. Problem Dragon⭕️ (4:41 Problem) Yuki Yoshioka❌
1. Kzy⭕️, Susumu Yokosuka, Don Fujii (14:52 Skayde Schoolboy) Dragon Kid, Gamma❌, Diablo
2. Yosuke♡Santa Maria⭕️ (11:22 Inside Cradle) Takashi Yoshida❌
3. Kagetora, Jason Lee⭕️ (12:00 MaxiMuM Driver) Genki Horiguchi, Punch Tominaga❌
4. Masaaki Mochizuki, Ryo Saito⭕️ (11:32 SaiRyo Rocket) Eita, Yasushi Kanda❌
5. Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino, Big R Shimizu, Ben-K⭕️ (19:34 Ben-K Bomb) “Hollywood” Stalker Ichikawa, YAMATO, BxB Hulk, U-T❌


04/14/2018 The Gate of Passion 2018

04/14/2018
Ishikawa, Kanazawa Distribution Hall
The Gate of Passion 2018
Attendance: 700

0. Punch Tominaga⭕️ (8:31 PT Kick) Oji Shiiba❌
1. Naruki Doi, Ben-K, Jason Lee⭕️ (14:39 Hong Kong La Magistral Cradle) Kzy, Genki Horiguchi❌, Don Fujii
2. Susumu Yokosuka⭕️ (11:14 Yokosuka Cutter) Yuki Yoshioka❌
3. Masato Hoshino, Big R Shimizu⭕️ (13:18 Shot-put Slam) Dragon Kid, Problem Dragon❌
4. Masaaki Mochizuki, Yosuke♡Santa Maria⭕️ (11:45 Neraiuchi) Ryo Saito, Kagetora❌
5. Eita, Takashi Yoshida⭕️, Yasushi Kanda (17:07 Cyber Bomb) YAMATO, BxB Hulk, U-T❌


04/13/18 The Gate of Passion 2018

04/13/2018
Aichi, Nagoya Toyohashi Sports Center
The Gate of Passion 2018
U-T Homecoming
Attendance: 550

0. Problem Dragon⭕️ (5:21 Problem) Yuki Yoshioka❌
1. Don Fujii, Genki Horiguchi⭕️ (11:57 Backslide from Heaven) BxB Hulk, Kagetora❌
2. Dragon Kid⭕️, Gamma (11:55 Bible) Yosuke♡Santa Maria, U-T❌
3. Naruki Doi⭕️, Masato Yoshino, Ben-K (14:50 Bakatare Sliding Kick) Kzy, Susumu Yokosuka, Punch Tominaga❌
4. Eita⭕️, Takashi Yoshida (15:13 Superkick) Jason Lee❌, Big R Shimizu
5. Road to Dead or Alive in Nagoya: YAMATO, Ryo Saito⭕️, El Lindaman (13:18 SaiRyo Rocket) Masaaki Mochizuki, Shingo Takagi, Yasushi Kanda❌


04/08/2018 The Gate of Passion 2018

04/08/2018
Mie, Tsu City Messe Wing Mie
The Gate of Passion 2018
Don Fujii Homecoming -Don Fujii Basho 2018 – Spring
Attendance: 1200

1. Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino, Big R Shimizu⭕️ (15:34 Shot-put Slam) Dragon Kid, Gamma, Kaito Ishida❌
2. Ryo Saito⭕️, Kagetora (9:15 SaiRyo Rocket) Masaaki Mochizuki, Yuki Yoshioka❌
3. Yosuke♡Santa Maria⭕️, U-T (16:45 Neraiuchi) Genki Horiguchi❌, Susumu Yokosuka
4. Ben-K⭕️, Keisuke Okuda (12:50 Backdrop Hold) T-Hawk, El Lindaman❌
5. Don Fujii⭕️, YAMATO, BxB Hulk (14:55 Gedo Clutch) Eita, Shingo Takagi, Yasushi Kanda❌


04/07/2018 The Gate of Passion 2018

04/07/2018
Shizuoka, Kiramesse Numazu
The Gate of Passion 2018
Attendance: 550

1. BxB Hulk, Yosuke♡Santa Maria⭕️ (8:45 Neraiuchi) Jason Lee, Yuki Yoshioka❌
2. Masaaki Mochizuki⭕️ (13:10 Twister) Kaito Ishida❌
3. Ryo Saito⭕️, Kagetora (11:55 SaiRyo Rocket) YAMATO, U-T❌
4. Dragon Kid⭕️, Gamma (17:34 Bible) Susumu Yokosuka, Genki Horiguchi❌
5. Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino, Big R Shimizu, Ben-K⭕️ (16:08 Spear) T-Hawk, Eita, El Lindaman❌, Yasushi Kanda


04/06/2018 The Gate of Passion 2018

04/06/2018
Tokyo, Korakuen Hall
The Gate of Passion 2018
Attendance: 1800

1. Shun Skywalker⭕️, Hyo Watanabe, Yuki Yoshioka, Oji Shiiba (10:15 Skywalker Moonsault) Gamma, Problem Dragon❌, Kaito Ishida, K-ness.
2. Don Fujii⭕️, Shachihoko Boy (10:23 Pinned after Failed German Suplex) Naruki Doi, “Hollywood” Stalker Ichikawa❌
3. Takashi Yoshida⭕️ (10:47 Pineapple Bomber) Ben-K❌
4. BxB Hulk, Yosuke♡Santa Maria⭕️, U-T (13:11 Neraiuchi) Masato Yoshino, Big R Shimizu, Jason Lee❌
5. Road to Dead or Alive 3 Way Match: YAMATO⭕️ (10:41 Pin) Masaaki Mochizuki; Ryo Saito❌
6. 34th Open the Brave Gate Champion Tournament Finals: Dragon Kid⭕️ (12:15 Ultra Hurricanrana) Kagetora❌
★Kid becomes the 34th Champion
7. Oedo Rules Elimination Match: Kzy, Susumu Yokosuka, Genki Horiguchi, “brother” YASSHI, Punch Tominaga (5-4) T-Hawk, Eita, El Lindaman, Shingo Takagi, Yasushi Kanda
①Tominaga⭕️ (17:31 Punch Clutch) Kanda❌
②Takagi⭕️ (17:55 Pumping Bomber) Tominaga❌
③Eita⭕️ (18:41 Superkick) YASSHI❌
④Susumu⭕️ (19:49 Yokosuka Cutter) Lindaman❌
⑤T-Hawk⭕️ (20:45 Night Ride) Horiguchi❌
⑥Susumu⭕️ (21:52 Jumbo no Kachi!gatame) T-Hawk❌
⑦Eita⭕️ (22:56 Numero Uno) Susumu❌
⑧Kzy⭕️ (25:58 Elbow Smash) Eita❌
⑨Kzy⭕️ (29:12 Skayde Schoolboy) Takagi❌

Antias attacked after the opener. Kzy and his team made the save. Antias were always out to kill the mood. Kzy was here to heat things back up. His team were going to win the main event and send everyone home happy. Lindaman told him he was expecting to much out of his team of rejects. Why was Punch main eventing in Korakuen Hall? Never in a million years should that happen. The rules today were Oedo. When you think of Oedo you have to think of Tokyo native El Lindaman. An Antias victory is certain. Punch replied that as a native of Ikebukuro in Toshima-ku, Tokyo. Ikebukuro is much closer to Korakuen than Nakano where Lindaman is from. Oedo means a Punch victory! As for Takagi & Kanda, they cut off a large portion of his hair and now he has to walk around town looking like a fool. He will get payback in the cage at Dead or Alive. Kanda warned him that he won’t have his friends with him in the cage. It will be just him against Takagi & Kanda. He doesn’t stand a chance. Antias left the ring, seemingly on the same page.
Kzy asked YASSHI to speak on things. YASSHI used to be with those guys, so he understands their intentions. Now he is with these guys and they are out for revenge. All of the fans should keep their eyes open and their legs spread in anticipation.

Doi said it has been a long time since he was put in a match like this. He was taken aback when he saw the match announced, but he isn’t disappointed or upset. He thinks it’s going to be a lot of fun. He gets to team Mr. Ichikawa. Maybe they have teamed together out on the house show circuit, but this is likely the first time they have properly tagged together in Korakuen Hall. As everyone knows, the second match on the card is usually the comedy match. Today will be different. The Owarai Gate division is ruled by Ryo Saito and the reigning, defending Owarai Gate champion Shingo Takagi. There was no place for Mr. Ichikawa anymore. So today wouldn’t be comedy. Today, he wanted to see Strong Ichikawa. After confirming this was the first appearance in Korakuen Hall of 2018 for Ichikawa, Doi gave him an extra incentive. If Ichikawa can pin Don Fujii for the 1-2-3 today, Doi will disband his team with Yoshino. DoiYoshi will be no more, and DoiIchi will make a Twin Gate run. Fans were into the idea, but he told them to temper their expectations. He pleased with Ichikawa to not get pinned immediately after the bell rings. Be serious today. Be Strong.

Maria is mad as hell and is reaching her limits. What that limit is, will be made clear soon. Very soon.

YAMATO went after Saito with hair clippers and took a huge patch of hair off the side of his head. YAMATO got caught up in this nonsense because of them. He had a huge chunk of his own hair cut off by Lindaman in Wakayama. Way more than Saito did today, so he has no room to complain. Look at it this way; if he is bald going into the cage then there is no risk if he loses! Saito asked him if this was payback for Lindaman cutting off his hair. If that is the case, why did he do this to him? He wasn’t involved in that. With that rat’s nest he has on his head you can’t even tell he had any cut off, anyway. Saito had planned on focusing on Takagi but maybe he has another target now. Maybe those Pasta Sauce of the Almighty boxes will sell more with a bald YAMATO on the front. Mochizuki told Saito that since they both are currently independent, they should work together to deal with Antias. They shook hands, but refused YAMATO. He should get ready to change the names of his products to Pasta Sauce & Curry of the Bald Man.

Maria immediately attacked DK with a kiss after his title win. WHY WASN’T SHE IN THIS TOURNAMENT!? EXPLAIN! DK had no idea what was going on. This was all his fault. She demanded a title match. DK said she could have just come out and challenged him. Why with the kissing and the yelling? Maria pressed him on whether he was accepting or not. He hesitated but eventually gave a vague acceptance that Maria pounced on. He accepted. The match was on. DK was still totally out of the loop on what Maria was up to, but he did know he was the new Open the Brave Gate champion! Kagetora is great, he hopes they can fight again soon. When he beats Maria, anyone else was welcome to come and try and take the belt from him.

The main event came down to Kzy vs. Takagi. Takagi held him for Lindaman to hit with the box. Kzy dodged, Lindaman paused, then hit Takagi anyway. Takagi flew into a rage. What was he doing? What the hell was his problem!? Lindaman made fun of him for losing. This wasn’t about any Oedo Elimination match. They are on the Road to Dead or Alive now. If he lets things like this happen to him inside the cage, Takagi will end up bald. There are many citizens of Japan that would love to see that. Takagi mocked his stupid face paint. Did their unit ties mean nothing to Lindaman? Kanda was right. Lindaman is a dumbass! Kanda sided with Lindaman. The fans want to see Takagi lose more than anyone. Punch got in on it. Losing matches, arguing with his friends. Things don’t look good for old Shingo Takagi. Takagi quickly flattened him with a lariat. Antias left, with Takagi bullying several ring boys.

Kzy and his team finally got to celebrate their win. There was another reason why Kzy was determined to win today. For the last two months he has received backup from Susumu & Horiguchi. He is now confident enough to take the next step. He was ready to make his own unit. Horiguchi & Susumu would join him, but on one condition. Kzy assumes the role of leader. Punch stood around looking hopeful. Kzy noted they were the same age. Even though that is the case, Punch is still a junior to him. He wants to help him rise up into a better position. He was welcome to join if he wanted. Punch accepted. Horiguchi announced that the unit concept would be punch perms and the team would be called the Punchyz. Kzy vetoed that. Horiguchi probably couldn’t even grow enough hair to get a perm. Horiguchi suggested they all shave their heads and fight as Team H-A-G-E. This was also declined. YASSHI was unusually silent after the match, staring a hole through Antias and continuing to glare towards their entrance after they left. Horiguchi wasn’t sure if he had been listening or not. What did he think? YASSHI said he was listening, but he wasn’t someone they should have join their team. Kzy said that he was unusually somber. Don’t they call him Mr. Happy? YASSHI may be an outsider, but as long as he was fighting the same fight as them he was welcome. He asked “brother” to be his brother. YASSHI warned them that he had a habit of turning on people. Not that he had any plans to do that here. He was feeling the vibes. He accepted.
Now that they were an official team, there was only one thing to do. Take the Triangle Gate titles and prove they were the best team. He called out MaxiMuM. Yoshino was annoyed. It was already 9:30 PM. Why were they calling them out so late? Does Kzy know what time it is. Kzy knew. It was HIS time. It was Kzy Time. Yoshino had doubts. They have been together, what, 2 minutes? Maybe they should think of a name before they think of challenging for the Triangle Gate. Kzy assured them that the name would be coming very soon so he may as well reserve the next Triangle Gate title shot. In the end, MaxiMuM agreed to defends against Kzy & Susumu & Horiguchi at Dead or Alive. Yoshino brought up that he was the one that brought YASSHI back to Dragon Gate after 11 years and he was instantly betrayed. If that happens to them, he can’t help but laugh at them.

Kzy closed the show. He promised the unit would unveil their name before Aichi. Next month was King of Gate. His opponent for Korakuen was already announced. He was going to face YAMATO 1 on 1. He was excited and he hoped the fans were too. He is looking forward to showing YAMATO how far he has come.


04/01/2018 The Gate of Passion 2018

04/01/2018
Hyogo, Kobe Sambo Hall
The Gate of Passion
Attendance: 1100

0. Problem Dragon⭕️ (5:45 Problem) Hyo Watanabe❌
1. Kzy⭕️, Ryo Saito (8:29 Skayde Schoolboy) Masato Yoshino, Don Fujii❌
2. 34th Open the Brave Gate Champion Tournament A Block 1st Round Match: Jason Lee⭕️ (5:30 Inside Cradle) U-T❌
3. 34th Open the Brave Gate Champion Tournament B Block 1st Round Match: Kagetora⭕️ (3:19 Gurumakakari) Kaito Ishida❌
4. 34th Open the Brave Gate Champion Tournament B Block 1st Round Match: Yasushi Kanda⭕️ (5:42 Ryu’s) Punch Tominaga❌
5. 34th Open the Brave Gate Champion Tournament A Block 1st Round Match: Dragon Kid⭕️ (9:17 Pin) K-ness.❌
6. BxB Hulk, Yosuke♡Santa Maria⭕️ (9:36 Neraiuchi) Genki Horiguchi❌, Susumu Yokosuka
7. Masaaki Mochizuki, YAMATO⭕️ (14:40 Flying Front Cradle) Shingo Takagi, El Lindaman❌
8. 34th Open the Brave Gate Champion Tournament A Block Semi-Final: Dragon Kid⭕️ (9:33 Bible) Jason Lee❌
9. 34th Open the Brave Gate Champion Tournament B Block Semi-Final: Kagetora⭕️ (10:01 Kagenui) Yasushi Kanda❌
10. Naruki Doi, Big R Shimizu⭕️, Ben-K (17:29 Shot-put Slam) T-Hawk, Eita❌, Takashi Yoshida

Antias were on the same page in helping Kanda take down Punch. Takagi told Punch that his fun was over. The fans can boo Antias all they want. They deliver results. That is all that matters. Kanda would bring the Brave Gate back home.

Maria was angry at being left out of the Brave Gate tournament. She won’t forgive or forget being overlooked.

Mochizuki was confused at the team pairings today. Was it 2 on 2 or 3 on 1 or 1 on 3? He made a comment about YAMATO and his stupid long hair. YAMATO warned him that they were all enemies right now. He doesn’t know his exact age. 48, 49, is he 50 now? His haircut is already embarrassing, imagine how bad it will look when it is shaved clean. He also provoked Stalker Ichikawa & Don Fujii for also being old.
Mochizuki refused to let someone like YAMATO, or anyone else cut off the hair he has left. As Dream Gate champion, he has no other option than to escape from the cage and protect his hair.

Antias were not on the same page when it came time for Kanda vs. Kagetora. Both Takagi and Lindaman had mishaps that helped Kagetora pick up the win. Kanda placed the blame squarely on Lindaman so he was now dead set on making sure he ends up bald in Aichi. Lindaman said he was just trying to help a friend win. It isn’t his fault if that friend wasn’t capable of holding his opponent still long enough for Lindaman to connect. Blaming your seconds for your own shortcomings is pretty childish. Takagi told Lindaman that he was the childish one. First he loses to YAMATO, then he causes Kanda to lose. What exactly is he up to? He agrees with Kanda. Lindaman will end up bald in Aichi. Takagi & Kanda went backstage together, leaving Lindaman to wonder how he ended up in this situation.

Kagetora waited around while all of this was going on. He promised to defeat Dragon Kid and take back the Brave Gate. He also wasn’t finished putting out feelers to the various units, so the fans can expect big things to come.

Shimizu said that while both he and Ben lost in their attempts on the Dream Gate, it was just a bump in the road. They had no plans of stopping. Their next target was the Twin Gate. They challenged T-Hawk & Eita to a title match. T-Hawk grumbled, but accepted. They were bored due to the lack of competition. He said Shimizu & Ben weren’t a real tag team. They don’t have the experience or teamwork to match specialists like T-Hawk & Eita. The match was set up for Dead or Alive.


03/31/2018 The Gate of Passion 2018

03/31/2018
Aichi, Tokai Citizens Gym
Dragon Kid Homecoming
Attendance: 900

1. Masato Yoshino, Big R Shimizu⭕️ (16:04 Shot-put Slam) YAMATO, Yosuke♡Santa Maria, U-T❌
2. Susumu Yokosuka⭕️, Punch Tominaga (11:41 Jumbo no Kachi!) Kagetora, Shun Skywalker❌
3. T-Hawk, Takashi Yoshida⭕️ (14:01 Fatality) Gamma, Kaito Ishida❌
4. Naruki Doi, Jason Lee⭕️ (13:56 Hong Kong La Magistral Cradle) Kzy, Genki Horiguchi❌
5. Dragon Kid⭕️, Masaaki Mochizuki, Ryo Saito (15:38 Bible) Eita, El Lindaman❌, Yasushi Kanda