12/27/2015 Fukuoka, Fukuoka Kokusai Center ~ THE FINAL GATE 2015 – 7600 Attendance
1. El Lindaman⭕, Takehiro Yamamura, Kaito Ishida (8:02 Locomotion Tiger Suplex Hold) Don Fujii, Yosuke♡Santa Maria❌, Nosawa Rongai
2. Jimmy Kness J.K.S., Jimmy Kanda⭕ (7:36 Diving Elbow Drop) Kzy, U-T❌
3. Coliseum 2015 – Unlimited 10 Minute Round Rules: Masakatsu Funaki (1R 0:54 Cross Armbreaker) “Hollywood” Stalker Ichikawa
3b. Pro Wrestling Rules: Masakatsu Funaki (6:22 TKO) “Hollywood” Stalker Ichikawa
☆Ichikawas’ seconds threw in the towel to prevent him from receiving the Hybrid Blaster
4. Open the Brave Gate Championship Match: Kotoka (13:24 Caldera) Eita
5. Open the Twin Gate Championship Match: YAMATO⭕, Naruki Doi (18:23 Galleria) Gamma, Punch Tominaga❌
6. Open the Triangle Gate 4 Way Championship Match: Masato Yoshino, Akira Tozawa, T-Hawk vs. Masaaki Mochizuki, Dragon Kid, Big R Shimizu vs. Naoki Tanizaki, Cyber Kong, Problem Dragon vs. Ryo “Jimmy Saito, Jimmy Susumu, Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!
-Susumu (19:45 Jumbo no Kachi!gatame) Shimizu
-Saito (22:09 SaiRyo Rocket) Problem Dragon
-Tozawa (26:25 Package German Suplex Hold) Saito
7. Open the Dream Gate Championship Match: Shingo Takagi (28:00 Last Falconry) CIMA
The contract signing for the main event was held after match two. CIMA talked about there being a big concert over in the nearby Yahoo Japan Dome. It was a pretty big deal so many Hakata natives were there. Those that didn’t go and instead came here came for one reason. To see CIMA win the Dream Gate. For their sake, and for the sake of DRAGON GATE history, he would fight to the death to win today. Just to make sure, he polled the crowd on who they wanted to see win. The answer was a resounding “CIMA”. He was going to win, and everyone knows why. Because he is CIMA.
Takagi noted this was the first time he would be facing CIMA as champion. He had great admiration for CIMA. He was the man who wrote DRAGON GATEs’ history. He has no choice but to erase that history today. Times have changed and it is out with the old. He would write a new legacy in his own image. To do that, he had to put an end to CIMA.
Stalker was costumed after Rickson Gracie, who faced Funaki in a famous Coliseum Rules fight many years back. After being beaten quickly he appealed for his usual rematch. Since Ichikawa had essentially zero chance under the special rules, Mochizuki asked Funaki to do the rematch under regular pro wrestling rules.
Doi ran down PT after their match. He was in over his head trying to fight at the championship level. Don’t even think about trying again. VERZERK were 2 for 2 so far. After Shingo wins and they take the Triangle Gate, Fukuoka would get a full VERZERK happy ending.
Takagi celebrated but lamented the lack of applause. Sorry CIMA. Your time is over. Just like Fujii, Gamma, & Mochizuki before him. The veterans have been vanquished. Well. There was Shisa. But that wasn’t going to happen. 2015 was over and now it was time to take out the trash. VERZERK would be steering the ship in 2016. They did their customary pose and were ready to end the show on the sourest of notes when Susumu hit the ring and laid Taagi out with the Jumbo no Kachi!
If you follow the timeline, after the veterans you would find his generation. Takagi claims to have no challengers left. Well. He was standing right there. He wanted a title match. In fact, he had been planning to come out to challenge CIMA because he was sure CIMA was going to win. He was the very first Dream Gate challenger for CIMA back in 2004 and again in 2012. He wanted to do so one more time. Even in defeat, he knew fans wanted to see CIMA close the show, so he passed the microphone to him.
CIMA had promised everyone a happy ending. Even with the fan support and tactical support from his veteran allies, he was still defeated. Takagi talked about spring cleaning and taking out the trash. Well. Maybe he was garbage by now. But there are many types of trash. Burnable, plastic, etc. Well. If you read his label it says “CIMA: Do not throw away”. He had hoped for a victory as a late Christmas present. It didn’t come, but he was saved by Susumu. Susumu had a birthday in February. You know what else is in February? A show in Hakata Star Lanes on the 14th. That is as good a place as any for him to get his Dream Gate title match. It was set. Susumu promised get into peak condition. 2016 will be 10 years since he was last Dream Gate champion, and he would end that drought on 02/14.
CIMA thanked the fans for their support in 2015, and promised to keep working hard to fulfill the dreams of the fans and children in 2016.