FANTASTIC GATE 2012 – FINAL GATE 2012 – The LAST OF GATE 2012

12/28/2012 Hyogo, Kobe Sambo Hall ~ THE LAST OF GATE 2012
1. Jimmy Susumu, Jimmy Kanda⭕, Jimmy Kagetora (11:41 Tornado de Acapulco) BxB Hulk, Akira Tozawa, Naoki Tanisaki❌
2. 2012 Weakest Match #1: Hollywood Stalker Ichikawa (3:53 Ina Bauer German Suplex Hold) Kotoka
3. 2012 Weakest Match #2: Chihiro Tominaga (4:48 Triangle Choke) Cyber Kong
4. Dragon Kid, Gamma⭕ (11:47 Gamma Special) Kzy, Problem Dragon❌
5. End of the Year Special Match: HUB (10:30 Moudoku Habu Kuubaku) Super Shisa
6. Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino, Shachihoko BOY⭕ (16:54 Moonsault Press) YAMATO, Shingo Takagi, Super Shenlong III❌
7. Open the Triangle Gate: Ryo “Jimmy” Saito⭕, Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!, Mr. Quu Quu Toyonaka Dolphin (19:49 Premium Bridge) CIMA, Masaaki Mochizuki❌, Don Fujii
*3rd Defense

The Jimmys celebrated their win, which saved their very existence as a unit. Now that the focus on protection was over, it was time to advance. They wanted all the titles they didn’t already hold.

First up was today’s’ loser, Mochizuki. Horiguchi & Kanda want a Twin Gate shot. It was set up for 1/27 in Sambo Hall.

CIMA interrupted. He talked about defending the title 9 times in less than a year. He also talked about the retirement of professional baseball player Hideki Matsui. That got him thinking about the eventual time that he would be making the same decision. However, that time was certainly not now. In fact, his goal for 2013 was 12 defense. One in every month. He didn’t have a first challenger yet, but Saito was quick to volunteer. CIMA asked him if he was even watching the end of FINAL GATE. Saito assured them that he was, and while CIMA has beaten some great wrestlers, he hasn’t beaten him. The match was set for 1/20 in Osaka.

The crowd was reacting strangely at this point, so CIMA called on Doi & Yoshino to rally things. They decided that having Doi show off his ass would be the best course of action. In the midst of all this, Cyber Kong wandered into the ring. He thanked the fans for their warm reception to him earlier while he was officially confirmed as the worst wrestler in the company. While he couldn’t approach the major titles, he wanted to help DG get back one that was held by an outsider. Therefore, in Sambo Hall next month he was challenging Owarai Gate champion Kikutaro of Akiba Pro Wrestling!

The show was closed out with the roster throwing autographed balls to the crowd.

They also quietly announced the King of Chop Grand Championship for the 1/27 Sambo. It was pushed back into 2013 due to GM Yagi drinking too heavily at a holiday party and forgetting about it.

12/23/2012 Fukuoka, Fukuoka Kokusai Center ~THE FINAL GATE 2012~ – 7500 Attendance
0. Kotoka (4:01 Camel Clutch) Chihiro Tominaga
1. Gamma, HUB, Hollywood Stalker Ichikawa⭕ (11:03 Ina Bauer German Suplex Hold) Scott Reed, Kzy, Problem Dragon❌
2. Jimmy Susumu⭕, Jimmy Kanda (11:37 Jumbo no Kachi!gatame) Super Shisa❌, Shachihoko BOY
3. Open the Brave Gate Title Match: Dragon Kid (15:28 Ultra Hurricanrana) Jimmy Kagetora
*6th Defense for DK
4. Open the Twin Gate Title Match: Masaaki Mochizuki⭕, Don Fujii (15:34 Sankakugeri to the Face) Naoki Tanisaki, Cyber Kong❌
*4th Defense for MochiFujii
5. YAMATO (20:10 Galleria) Akira Tozawa
6. Open the Triangle Gate Title Match: Ryo “Jimmy” Saito, Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!⭕, Mr. Quu Quu Toyonaka Dolphin (19:14 Backslide Times) Naruki Doi❌, Masato Yoshino, Ricochet
*2nd Defense for the Jimmys
7. Open the Dream Gate 3 Way Title Match ~CIMA Royale Final Chapter~: CIMA vs. Shingo Takagi vs. BxB Hulk
-CIMA (17:15 Meteora) Hulk
-CIMA (25:10 Meteora) Takagi
*9th Defense for CIMA

Problem Dragon blamed the Twin Gate loss entirely on Kong. Therefore, Kong was banished from MB for good. Kong left without any resistance whatsoever. Problem Dragon went on to say that while they couldn’t win the Twin because of how terrible Kong is, Hulk would capture the Dream Gate in the main event. Mochizuki said all this stuff related to Kong was pointless and irrelevant and there was no way Hulk could beat CIMA. There was also no way MB could take the Twin from them so don’t bother challenging them. They wouldn’t accept.

CIMA called all of his past challengers up to the ring. He exchanged praise and handshakes with all of them. All had varying things to say but most of them assured CIMA that they would be coming for his head again at some point. Except for Cyber, all he did was thank CIMA profusely for the handshake. It was beginning to snow outside in Fukuoka so the closing speech would be brief. They would be back in Kokusai Center & Hakata Star Lanes many times next year so a simple “Thank You” would suffice.

Outside, in the snow, CIMA spoke to the fans via megaphone. He once again praised his opponents tonight. He asked the fans what the best wrestling organization in the world was. Naturally they replied “DRAGON GATE”.

12/20/2012 Tokyo, Korakuen Hall ~2012 Fan Appreciation Night~ – 1800 Attendance
1. Dragon Kid⭕, Gamma, HUB (13:30 Ultra Hurricanrana) Jimmy Susumu❌, Ryo “Jimmy” Saito, Jimmy Kagetora
2. Open the Owarai Gate Singing Duel: Kenichiro Arai (3:36 Inside Cradle) Kikutaro
*Kikutaro becomes the 18th Champion via fan judgement in the singing portion of the contest
3. Shachihoko BOY (7:37 Moonsault Press) Super Shenlong III
4. Naruki Doi, Ricochet⭕ (13:47 Shooting Star Press) Mr. Quu Quu Toyonaka Dolphin, Super Shisa❌
5. Christmas Special Cake to the Face Crash Match: Masaaki Mochizuki (6:37 Twister) Problem Dragon
6. YAMATO⭕, Shingo Takagi (14:56 Sleeper Hold) Akira Tozawa, Naoki Tanisaki❌
7. Doi Darts Christmas Special 10 Man Tag: Jimmy Kanda, Scott Reed, Chihiro Tominaga, Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!⭕, K-ness (18:01 Backslide from Heaven) CIMA, Masato Yoshino, BxB Hulk, Cyber Kong❌, Dr. Muscle

As expected, Karaoke machine made a surprise appearance after the wrestling portion of the Owarai Gate match to sing Yumeshibai. He was promptly attacked by Kanda, who unmasked him. This lead to the shocking revelation that Karaoke Machine is Don Fujii. They brawled to the back, preventing him from receiving any fan support for his song. Arai dressed as soul singer Akiko Wada, but sang Casablanca Dandy by Julie Kenji Sawada (while drinking several Lemon Sour drinks). Kikutaro sang Jackie’s Song from Project A, the theme song for the Buyuden shows. He won the fan judgement, and once again is Owarai Gate champion.

Mochizuki & CIMA agreed that the one who got to smash Problem Dragon with the cake should be Infinity TV show announcer Katsuya Ichikawa. He has been the victim of constant bullying from Kimata & MAD BLANKEY for most of this year. (They had taken over the announcing position in the balcony during the pre-show today). He came down to the ring, but was attacked and taken out with a salt attack. CIMA & Mocchy did little to help, and decided to pick someone else. Controversial researcher Hisashi Moriguchi happened to be in attendance, so he was brought in to a mixed reaction. He also had the cake snatched from him. Kimata ended up smashing the cake into Cyber Kongs’ face. Kong yelled and screamed as if he was hit by acid. The whole ordeal was running exceedingly long for a live broadcast so CIMA & Mocchy sent the show off to intermission.

Dr. Muscle attacked Kanda right at the bell. After some brawling, he was unmasked to reveal….Don Fujii again. He continued in the match as Dr. Fujii, but had limited involvement due to a leg injury suffered a few days ago.

The show closed out with the entire roster (sans MB) giving short speeches thanking fans for their support in 2012 and their expected activity for 2013. Yoshino talked Doi into pulling his ass out, to the joy of all in attendance. 

12/16/2012 Hyogo, Kobe Sambo Hall – 950 Attendance
0. Jimmy Kanda⭕, Kotoka (6:10 Ryu’s) Super Shenlong III, Chihiro Tominaga❌
1. Scott Reed, Cyber Kong⭕ (10:46 Fire Thunder) Masaaki Mochizuki, Gamma❌
2. Jimmy Kagetora (4:28 Ikkitousen) Problem Dragon
3. Dragon Kid (8:31 Bible) Shachihoko BOY
4. Mr. Quu Quu Toyonaka Dolphin (10:24 Inside Cradle) Naoki Tanisaki
5. 3 Way Tag Match: Akira Tozawa⭕, BxB Hulk (17:26 Pinned after Cradle Exchange) YAMATO❌, Shingo Takagi; CIMA, Don Fujii
6. Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino, Ricochet⭕ (15:25 Shooting Star Press) Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!❌, Ryo “Jimmy” Saito, Jimmy Susumu

Kong boasted that he proved what he had been saying all along. That if he were to team with Reed they would be unstoppable. He continued to exercise poor judgement by asking for yet another handshake. His hand was once again crushed to bits.

Kong interfered on behalf of Tanisaki. Naturally he ruined everything for him and lead directly to his loss. They argued later, Tanisaki knowing that this did not bode well for their upcoming Twin Gate shot. Things settled down, and eventually Cyber shook hands with Tanisaki & Problem Dragon. Then he shook hands with Reed again with the usual results.

12/15/2012 Shizuoka, Numazu Wholesale Center – 500 Attendance
1. Naruki Doi, Ricochet⭕ (11:53 Shooting Star Press) Dragon Kid, Gamma❌
2. Masaaki Mochizuki (11:25 Twister) Super Shenlong III
3. Scott Reed (9:52 Muscle Shake Slam) Ryo “Jimmy” Saito
4. YAMATO⭕, Shingo Takagi (15:49 Front Cradle) Jimmy Kanda, Mr. Quu Quu Toyonaka Dolphin❌
5. Jimmy Susumu, Jimmy Kagetora⭕, Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!! (16:23 Kagenui) Akira Tozawa, BxB Hulk, Cyber Kong❌

12/14/2012 Osaka, Higashi Osaka Municipal East Gymnasium – 850 Attendance
1. CIMA⭕, Gamma (10:33 Meteora) Jimmy Susumu, Mr. Quu Quu Toyonaka Dolphin❌
2. Dragon Kid (8:06 Bible) Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!
3. YAMATO, Shingo Takagi⭕ (4:03 Pumping Bomber) Masaaki Mochizuki, Super Shisa❌
4. Jimmy Kagetora (8:15 Kagenui) HUB
5. Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino⭕, Shachihoko BOY, Ricochet (19:04 Sol Naciente) Akira Tozawa, BxB Hulk, Scott Reed, Cyber Kong❌

12/12/2012 Shizuoka, Act City Hamamatsu – 450 Attendance
1. Dragon Kid⭕, Gamma (10:39 Bible) Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!❌, Jimmy Kagetora
2. Scott Reed (8:54 Muscle Shake Slam) Mr. Quu Quu Toyonaka Dolphin
3. Masaaki Mochizuki, Don Fujii⭕ (13:09 Thesz Press) Ryo “Jimmy” Saito, Jimmy Susumu❌
4. YAMATO⭕, Shingo Takagi (16:25 Pumping Bomber) BxB Hulk, Cyber Kong❌
5. Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino, Ricochet⭕ (16:36 Shooting Star Press) Akira Tozawa, Naoki Tanisaki, Kzy❌

12/11/2012 Miyagi, Sendai Sun Festa – 700 Attendance
1. Masaaki Mochizuki, Dragon Kid⭕ (12:12 Bible) Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!❌, Jimmy Susumu
2. Sendai Girls Pro Wrestling Offer Match: Meiko Satomura, Kagetsu⭕ (12:33 Screw Driver) DASH Chisako, Sendai Sachiko❌
3. Ryo “Jimmy” Saito (7:45 Double Cross) Kzy
4. Don Fujii⭕, Gamma (11:42 Thesz Press) Mr. Quu Quu Toyonaka Dolphin❌, Jimmy Kagetora
5. YAMATO⭕, Shingo Takagi (14:11 Frankensteiner) BxB Hulk, Scott Reed❌
6. Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino, Ricochet⭕ (16:36 Shooting Star Press) Akira Tozawa, Naoki Tanisaki, Cyber Kong❌

12/9/2012 Hokkaido, Sapporo Teisen Hall – 1100 Attendance
0. Katsuo (5:28 Metabolic Hip Stomp) Kotoka
1. Masaaki Mochizuki, Don Fujii⭕ (10:50 Thesz Press) Akira Tozawa, Scott Reed❌
2. Shingo Takagi (9:09 MADE IN JAPAN) Shachihoko BOY
3. Jimmy Susumu⭕, Jimmy Kanda (12:03 Jumbo no Kachi!gatame) Jimmy Kagetora, Super Shisa❌
4. Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino, Ricochet⭕ (16:20 Shooting Star Press) CIMA, Dragon Kid, Gamma❌
5. YAMATO (12:54 Frankensteiner) Cyber Kong
6. Open the Triangle Gate: Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!⭕, Ryo “Jimmy” Saito, Mr. Quu Quu Toyonaka Dolphin (19:50 Backslide from Heaven) BxB Hulk, Naoki Tanisaki, Kzy❌
*1st Defense for the Jimmys

MB took over the ring after the opener. They called out the Jimmys, calling them small fish. Horiguchi first warned the departing Team Veteran that their feud wasn’t over. Naturally he also promised victory in the Triangle Gate match. Tanisaki said that today would be the end of them. Kzy said that like last time they were in Sapporo, a full Hokkaido native team would capture titles.

Tozawa put Kong on blast yet again after his loss. He told him he should be softening YAMATO up for his singles match with him in Fukuoka. Kong was just so garbage that even Tanisaki may not be able to salvage their Twin gate challenger team. Cyber had little to say except promising victory at FINAL GATE. As usual he shook hands with Reed and was defeated by his powerful grip.

Horiguchi blew off the vanquished MB team and told W1 he knew they were on their way to claim their title shot so they could go ahead and come out. They bantered for a bit about the title match while Ricochet called Horiguchi bald. They eventually agreed to the predictable FINAL GATE title match. The Jimmys closed out the show with their usual Jimmy train. They now have one defense left to protect their unit.

12/8/2012 Hokkaido, Sapporo Teisen Hall – 1000 Attendance
0. Katsuo (7:23 Half Crab Hold) Kotoka
1. CIMA, Dragon Kid⭕ (13:33 Bible) Jimmy Kagetora, Mr. Quu Quu Toyonaka Dolphin❌
2. Jimmy Susumu (10:25 Mugen) Shachihoko BOY
3. Naoki Tanisaki, Kzy, Scott Reed⭕ (14:55 Muscle Shake Slam) Shingo Takagi, YAMATO, Super Shisa❌
4. Team Veteran Returns vs. Jimmys 3 Single Match Series #1: Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!(7:11 Backslide From Heaven) Gamma
5. Team Veteran Returns vs. Jimmys 3 Single Match Series #2: Don Fujii (6:41 Gedo Clutch) Jimmy Kanda
6. Team Veteran Returns vs. Jimmys 3 Single Match Series #3: Ryo “Jimmy” Saito (11:18 Premium Bridge) Masaaki Mochizuki
7. Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino, Ricochet⭕ (17:00 Shooting Star Press) Akira Tozawa, BxB Hulk, Cyber Kong❌

CIMA greeted the Sapporo faithful before the proper opener. He said he wasn’t sure what Katsuos’ schedule looked like tomorrow, but did Sapporo want to see him wrestle again? They said yes, naturally. Katsuo agreed to wrestle tomorrow. CIMA thanked him and told him to go give a backstage interview to Gaora. CIMA thanked the fans for coming out in a massive snow storm and told them to enjoy the show.

The Jimmys and Team Veteran had a confrontation after the opener. Horiguchi conceded the defeat, but said the real contest would be the 3 single match series. Gamma told him to shut up, but all it did was prompt an H-A-Gee-Mee!! chant. Horiguchi said he had dined on many local delicacies since arriving so his tank was full and ready to win. Kanda challenged Fujii to make their match Falls Count Anywhere. Fujii said he still had a lot of booze left over from last night so he wanted to just beat him and get back to his delicious alcohol. Mochizuki told Saito that he is going to lose today, and then the after effects of the beating would cause them to lose in their title match tomorrow. Thus, the Jimmys would be finished here in Sapporo.

W1 closed out the show. Yoshino said that even though it was cold outside, Teisen Hall was hot tonight.

12/6/2012 Tokyo, Korakuen Hall – 1750 Attendance
0. K-ness, Kenichiro Arai⭕ (6:21 Hanshin Tiger Suplex) Super Shisa, Kotoka❌
1. Problem Dragon, Cyber Kong, Scott Reed⭕ (10:27 Muscle Shake Slam) Gamma, Hollywood Stalker Ichikawa❌, Kikutaro
2. Jimmy Kagetora (9:47 Gurumakakari) Shachihoko BOY
3. Shingo Takagi⭕, Super Shenlong III (12:17 Talon of the Hawk) BxB Hulk❌, Kzy
4. Falls Count Anywhere 3 Way Match: Jimmy Kanda (12:16 Small Package Hold) Don Fujii❌; YAMATO
5. Akira Tozawa, Naoki Tanisaki⭕ (16:45 Night Ride) Masaaki Mochizuki❌, Dragon Kid
6. CIMA⭕, Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino, Ricochet (23:17 Meteora) Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!❌, Jimmy Susumu, Ryo “Jimmy” Saito, Mr. Quu Quu Toyonaka Dolphin

Kikutaro challenged AraKen for the Owarai Gate. He accepted for 12/20 Korakuen. This will be fought under different rules than normal Owarai Gate matches. The Singing Battle rules from the last Korakuen of 2011 will return for this. After the match, regardless of who wins, both competitors will sing. The best singer will win the overall contest and the title.

DK & The Jimmys Jersey clad Dr. Muscle came out after the 2nd match. He was wearing Kagetoras jersey but was clearly Saito. He told DK he could have his title belt back if he gave Kagetora the Brave Gate shot he has been asking for. He agreed, & the match was set for FINAL GATE.

A Cyber Kong yellow box attack lead directly to the finishing stretch on Mochizuki. He then cut a terrible promo on him, promising to take the Twin Gate.

As promised, CIMA wore the WORLD-1 colours for the main event. Takagi & Hulk came out afterwards to argue with CIMA. 

Doi announced that like last year the 12/20 Korakuen show will be the Fan Appreciation show. He then brought out…Doi Darts Christmas Special! It would b e used to set up a special 10 man tag for the show. Tozawa refused to have anything to do with it, and furthermore Santa Claus would not be coming this year. GM Yagi took great exception to that comment and told Tozawa that if he continued to shatter the dreams of young children or refuse to participate he would be fired for poor behaviour. The usual run of children, fans, and Kikuzawas were brought to the ring to throw the darts.

Chosen for the Red Corner were: CIMA, Yoshino, Hulk, Cyber, & Dr. Muscle
Chosen for the Blue Corner were: Kanda, Reed, Tominaga, Horiguchi, & K-ness

12/5/2012 Kanagawa, Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse – 500 Attendance
1. Akira Tozawa, Scott Reed⭕ (12:34 Muscle Shake Slam) Jimmy Susumu, Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!❌
2. Ryo “Jimmy” Saito (12:34 Pinned after Cradle Exchange w/ Assist from Kanda) Don Fujii
3. Dragon Kid (11:55 Bible) Jimmy Kanda
4. YAMATO, Shingo Takagi⭕ (13:15 MADE IN JAPAN) BxB Hulk, Cyber Kong❌
5. Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino, Ricochet⭕ (14:38 Shooting Star Press) CIMA, Masaaki Mochizuki, Gamma❌