Tokyo, Korakuen Hall
Fantastic Gate 2017
1. K-ness, Shachihoko Boy, Shun Skywalker⭕️ (8:05 Skywalker Moonsault) Gamma, Problem Dragon, Kaito Ishida❌
2. Takashi Yoshida⭕️ (7:15 Power Bomb) U-T❌
3. Ryo Saito, “Hollywood” Stalker Ichikawa (11:20 Ina Bauer German Suplex) Shingo Takagi, Punch Tominaga❌
4. Tribe Vanguard Special Tag Match: BxB Hulk, Kzy⭕️ (13:11 Skayde Schoolboy) YAMATO❌, Yosuke♡Santa Maria
5. Masaaki Mochizuki, Genki Horiguchi⭕️, Kagetora (13:19 Backslide from Heaven) Masato Yoshino, Ben-K❌, Jason Lee
6. Doi Darts Special 10 Man Tag Team Match: Yasushi Kanda, El Lindaman⭕️, Hyo Watanabe, Don Fujii, T-Hawk (24:14 German Suplex Hold) Big R Shimizu, Eita, Naruki Doi, Kotoka❌, Susumu Yokosuka
The heavily depleted Over Generation held Gong Kids at the top of the show. Ishida had just turned 22 the previous day. The kid was 11 years old. Ishida noted it was just half of his age, prompting the 44 year old Gamma to say the same about Ishida. Problem Dragon is not 88, though.
Takagi had enough of Punch being useless and gave him a lariat. This set up the win for Ichikawa. Takagi then blamed the loss on Punch. He wondered why Saito was doing more comedy bullshit right before a Dream Gate title match. Was he planning on being a Dream & Owarai double champion? Dragon Gate would become the laughingstock of the industry. Takagi isn’t worried, though. He asked Saito to wrestle just like he did today and try not to die at the hands of Mochizuki. Saito told him they didn’t lose because of Punch. It was because of him! Being Dream & Owarai champion doesn’t sound like a bad idea to him. Takagi was put in various situations today and was actually entertaining for the first time in ages. The Owarai Gate is an important title. Maybe after he wins the Dream Gate to become a double champion, Takagi can come and challenge for both them. Their feud wasn’t over. They were going to meet again in 2018.
Kzy was tired of being overlooked. He was a part of the Triangle Gate champion team but when talking about the current generation all you ever hear about is YAMATO, Doi, Hulk, Takagi, or Yoshino. It was time to change that. He has come a long way in 2017 and he is planning on making 2018 even bigger.
Verserk ruled the ring after the main event. Lindaman and Young Verserk were going to run things next year. Eita focused on Susumu. Where was his beloved CIMA? Before a Twin Gate title match he wasn’t even in the country! He ran away to China. It doesn’t really matter though. Susumu was here and he was going to get a receipt from the last Korakuen where he attacked Eita. Susumu gave him a lariat. CIMA didn’t need to be here. His experience is beyond anything you punks could imagine. He will be ready in Fukuoka. Together, they are going to fuck you up.
Doi did some banter with Susumu and about Final Gate. He called out the roster to throw out signed balls to the fans and give a year-ending message.
Doi’s was, HE IS ABSOLUTELY UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES DOING DOI DARTS NEXT YEAR.
Yoshino started the year with a bad injury. He hopes to overcome more challenges next year.
Shimizu gave a big thank you.
Ben-K said that he was Ben-K.
Jason spoke Chinese.
Hyo was going to try his best to have a lot of matches in Korakuen Hall next year.
Ichikawa also was going to reverse the trend of not wrestling in Tokyo very often.
Horiguchi said that next year was his (and Ichikawas’) 20th anniversary. To celebrate he would finally be getting a hair transplant!
Kagetora finally won the Brave Gate this year and intended on defending it through 2018.
Saito looked forward to seeing all the fans again next year….as Dream & Owarai Gate double champion
Susumu will also celebrate his 20th anniversary next year. Nothing is set in stone right now, but he was hoping to have a homecoming show in Yokosuka next year.
K-ness. hoped to create more ring gear to show off his various form changes.
Shachi is going to speak loudly again in 2018.
Gamma lead a Gamma chant, but followed with the news that Kaito Ishida suffered a concussion during the opener. Over Generation was down to only 2 members. Sometime in 2018 they would be back at full power. Uuuuuuuuuuu!
Problem Dragon had announced here in Tokyo that he was going to miss a long time due to his neck injury. Thanks to the fans here that supported him that day he was able to return and compete here. He hopes he can wrestle on every show here next year. For the sake of the fans and for his niece. See you next year~
Yoshioka was aiming for new heights in 2018.
Kotoka said Veeeeeeeh but Fujii cut him off and took the microphone. Fujii vowed to finally get over that nagging knee injury next year.
Shun is going to continue Skywalking in 2018.
Maria lead a 3-2-1 LOVELY~~~~ chant.
U-T struggled to remember exactly when his injury happened, but it caused him to miss most of the year. His goal next year was to become a full timer and be on all shows. He reminded everyone that he is U-T.
Hulk said the engines will still be at full throttle in 2018.
YAMATO pondered the significance of of change. He is moving into his 12th year as a wrestler and evolution is very important. For that reason he was thinking about ……cutting his hair. Fans were initially horrified but politely applauded when he asked what they thought.
Kzy said a lot of thank yous. He hopes to have fun with everyone again next year. What time is it? It’s K-Z-TIME.
Mochizuki thanked the fans for making every show this year a sell out. He hopes to achieve the same next year. He asked the fans to find the time in their schedule to come and enjoy the shows. Thank you and see you next year.