Miyagi, Sendai Sun Festa
Memorial Gate in Sendai 2017
1. Kagetora⭕️, Hyosuke♡Santa Maria, U-T (10:31 Ikkitousen) Genki Horiguchi, K-ness., Kaito Ishida❌
2. Open the Owarai Gate Championship Match: Ryo Saito⭕️ (10:11 SaiRyo Rocket) “Hollywood” Stalker Ichikawa❌
*Saito becomes the new champion via fan approval
3. Susumu Yokosuka⭕️ (14:58 Jumbo no Kachi!gatame) Ben-K❌
4. Masaaki Mochizuki⭕️, Don Fujii (14:17 Shin Saikyo High Kick) T-Hawk, El Lindaman❌
5. First Big Show in Tohoku Ceremonial Elimination Match: Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino, Big R Shimizu, Jason Lee (4-3) CIMA, Dragon Kid, Gamma, Problem Dragon
-Jason⭕️ (11:32 La Magistral Cradle) Problem Dragon❌
-Kid⭕️ (16:31 Over the Top Rope) Yoshino❌
-CIMA⭕️ (17:08 Meteora) Jason❌
-Shimizu⭕️ (18:55 Shot-put Slam) Gamma❌
-Doi⭕️ (20:18 Over the Top Rope) CIMA❌
-Kid⭕️ (20:44 Bible) Shimizu❌
-Doi⭕️ (21:25 Bakatare Sliding Kick) Kid❌
6. Open the Triangle Gate Championship Match: YAMATO⭕️, BxB Hulk, Kzy (28:43 Galleria) Shingo Takagi, Yasushi Kanda❌, Eita
Metal Warrior once again attacked Kagetora. This time he gave him Susumu’s Mugen.
CIMA vacated the Owarai Gate, so Ichikawa demanded his match with Saito be made into match to decide the new champion. Saito told him that CIMA vacated the title because no one wants the title. It is an annoyance. He didn’t want it either so today would not be a title match. Ichikawa pleaded with him. This was the first major event in Tohoku so they should get to see a new champion crowned. Saito reminded him that his record against him was 100-0. Saito eventually agreed as long as Ichikawa promised to try harder than he normally does. In the fan result, Ichikawa received applause from around 22 fans. The rest cheered for Saito so he became the new champion.
Verserk attacked Saito afterwards. Takagi wondered why he was slacking off in a match like this when he has such an important fight coming up in Korakuen Hall on 12/5. The first event like this in Tohoku and he chooses to do some bullshit comedy match? What a joke. If this was all he could bring himself to do then they should just cancel their match and Saito can be forced to join Verserk without any beatings. Saito defended doing comedy matches. Putting smiles on faces and making the fans laugh was also an important part of the Dragon Gate style. Things would be different in Korakuen. There would be no laughing when he puts Takagi down on the mat for the 1-2-3. Verserk attacked him again. Tribe Vanguard came to make the save.
They had a back and forth with Verserk about the main event. Eita and Verserk would never lose to a group of hicks like these three. The rest of the hicks in Sendai can look forward to the worst of endings to this so called big show.
YAMATO gave a quick speech. First things first, Eita is from a backwoods redneck ass town in Nagano so he has a lot of nerve calling anyone a hick. Doing a big show in Tohoku has been his dream for a long time. He hopes that a lot of fans in Tohoku had the same dream. Today that dream came true. Losing in the main event just wasn’t an option. He promised to defeat Verserk and send everyone home happy.
Kagetora confronted Susumu after his match. In Nobeoka it was the Yokosuka Cutter. Today it was the Mugen. The evidence could not be any more clear. Metal Warrior is Susumu. Susumu denied the allegations. He mentioned that while Metal Warrior has used the Yokosuka Cutter & the Mugen, he also used the Cycling Yahoo. Maybe he should be interrogating Ryo Saito. Kagetora said that maybe it was a RyoSuka scheme, but Metal Warrior is absolutely Susumu. Kagetora said he is devastated by this turn of events. If he wanted a Brave Gate shot, all he had to do was ask. Kage is ready for it. Susumu said he is the one that isn’t ready for it. He isn’t interested. Kagetora asked him to do him one favor. Next time he attacks him, do it without the mask on. Susumu was totally lost at this point so he just asked the fans to enjoy the rest of the show.
YAMATO closed the show with a speech. Today wasn’t the goal. Today was just the first step off of the starting line. Sadly, he lost the Dream Gate title back in September and was unable to main event today as champion. The venue today was also a bit lacking. Fans in the back probably had a hard time seeing the ring. That won’t happen next year. On September 9th 2018, Dragon Gate will; for real this time; hold their first ever show in Sendai Sun Plaza. It is a large hall with 3 floors of seats. Everyone will be able to clearly see the ring. There was no Dream Gate match today. Next year, there will be. If he has to take the title back himself to fulfill this promise he will do so. Maybe. Tribe Vanguard shared some banter. YAMATO thanked the fans for coming out and making today a huge success.