The Gate of Passion 2013 – DEAD OR ALIVE 2013

5/9/2013 Tochigi, Utsunomiya Synthesis Culture Center – 550 Attendance
0. Kotoka (5:39 Inside Cradle) Problem Dragon
1. YAMATO⭕, Shingo Takagi (13:27 Galleria) Masaaki Mochizuki, Dragon Kid❌
2. K-ness (10:44 Hikari no Wa) Ryo “Jimmy” Saito
3. Naruki Doi (8:38 Bakatare Sliding Kick) Jimmy Kanda
4. CIMA⭕, Don Fujii (16:57 Meteora) Jimmy Kagetora❌, Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!
5. Ricochet⭕, Masato Yoshino, Rich Swann (15:08 High Angle Shooting Star Press) Akira Tozawa❌, BxB Hulk, Uhaa Nation

5/5/2013 Aichi, Aichi Prefectural Gym ~DEAD or ALIVE 2013 – 6500 Attendance
0. Problem Dragon, Kzy⭕ (5:05 Impact) Chihiro Tominaga❌, Yuki Shimizu
1. Ryo “Jimmy” Saito⭕, Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!, Jimmy Kanda (9:18 Double Cross) Super Shenlong III❌, Super Shisa, Cyber Kong
2. K-ness⭕, Kotoka (7:12 Hikari no Wa) Jimmy Kagetora❌, Mr. Quu Quu Naoki Tanizaki Toyonaka Dolphin
3. Jimmy Susumu (13:47 Jumbo no Kachi!gatame) Ricochet
4. Open the Triangle Gate Title Match: Naruki Doi⭕, Shachihoko BOY, Rich Swann (20:45 V9 Clutch) Masaaki Mochizuki, HUB❌, Don Fujii
☆1st Defense
5. Open the Brave Gate Title Match: Masato Yoshino (19:05 Top Rope Lightning Spiral) Dragon Kid
☆DK fails in his 10th Defense, Yoshino becomes the 23rd Champion
6. Open the Twin Gate Title Match: YAMATO⭕, Shingo Takagi (23:38 Galleria) BxB Hulk❌, Uhaa Nation
☆BxB Nation fail in their 2nd Defense, TakaYAMA become the 25th Champion Team
7. Open the Dream Gate Title Match: CIMA (30:28 Japanese Ocean Cyclone Suplex Hold) Akira Tozawa
☆14th Defense

Ricochet offered Susumu a handshake after their match, but quickly kicked & taunted him. It would appear this feud will continue. Team Veteran acted in a similar manner after losing the Triangle Gate match, making this a very unsportsmanlike show.

CIMA celebrated surviving another DEAD or ALIVE. He said that his trip to Mexico rejuvenated him, making him feel 10 years younger. That was the difference between himself and Tozawa this time. He closed things out with the standard speech, saying he would take on anyone, whether they be a DG wrestler, a wrestler from elsewhere, a high school student watching at one of the movie theater live viewings, or a child in the venue now.

5/4/2013 Kyoto, KBS Hall – 700 Attendance
1. go baaan Cup 8 Man Tag Tournament Last Place Decision Match: CIMA, Don Fujii⭕, Masaaki Mochizuki, Dragon Kid (15:14 Gedo Clutch) Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino, Ricochet, Rich Swann{}L
2. King of Gate 2013 Entrance Tournament Finals: Kotoka (10:24 Inside Cradle) Problem Dragon
3. HUB (9:05 Inside Cradle) K-ness
4. YAMATO⭕, Shingo Takagi (20:36 Galleria) Jimmy Kanda❌, Mr. Quu Quu Naoki Tanizaki Toyoanaka Dolphin
5. go baaan Cup 8 Man Tag Tournament Finals: Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!, Ryo “Jimmy” Saito, Jimmy Susumu⭕, Jimmy Kagetora (20:30 Mugen) Akira Tozawa, BxB Hulk, Kzy❌, Uhaa Nation

At intermission it was announced that trainee Yuki Shimizu will be making his debut on the 5/25 Osaka show. He bears a resemblance to popular managa character Kankichi Ryotsu, so he will be performing under the ring name Kankichi Shimizu. Unfortunately for him, his opponent for the match will be Uhaa Nation. 5/25 is the night of the King of Gate finals. Should Nation still be alive in the tournament he will have to compete in as many as three matches that night.

5/3/2013 Kyoto, KBS Hall – 550 Attendance
0a. King of Gate 2013 Entrance Tournament 1st Round: Kotoka (8:28 School Boy) Super Shenlong III
0b. King of Gate 2013 Entrance Tournament 1st Round: Problem Dragon (9:29 Inside Cradle) Chihiro Tominaga
1. YAMATO, Shingo Takagi⭕ (17:14 Power Bomb) K-ness, Cyber Kong❌
2. HUB (11:31 Moudoku Habu Kuubaku) Mr. Quu Quu Naoki Tanizaki Toyoanaka Dolphin
3. go baaan Cup 8 Man Tag Tournament 1st Round A: Akira Tozawa⭕, BxB Hulk, Kzy, Uhaa Nation (18:26 German Suplex Hold) CIMA❌, Masaaki Mochizuki, Don Fujii, Dragon Kid
4. go baaan Cup 8 Man Tag Tournament 1st Round B: Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!⭕, Ryo “Jimmy” Saito, Jimmy Susumu, Jimmy Kagetora (24:36 Backslide from Heaven) Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino, Ricochet, Rich Swann❌

4/29/2013 Okayama, Okayama Wholesale Center Orange Hall – 700 Attendance
1. CIMA, Masaaki Mochizuki⭕, HUB (11:17 Twister) Akira Tozawa, BxB Hulk, Kzy❌
2. Uhaa Nation (3:45 Uhaa Combination) Kotoka
3. Dragon Kid (11:34 Inside Cradle) Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!
4. Jimmy Susumu⭕, Ryo “Jimmy” Saito (14:02 Genkai) Masato Yoshino, Rich Swann❌
5. Naruki Doi, Ricochet⭕, Shachihoko BOY (17:18 Die Fly) YAMATO, Shingo Takagi, Super Shenlong III❌

4/28/2013 Fukuoka, Hakata Star Lanes – 1800 Attendance
0. Super Shisa (5:13 Alejando Lock) Chihiro Tominaga
1. Masaaki Mochizuki, Don Fujii, Kotoka⭕ (13:02 Diving Foot Stomp) Jimmy Kanda, Jimmy Kagetora, Mr. Quu Quu Naoki Tanizaki Toyonaka Dolphin❌
2. Kzy (6:33 Skayde School Boy) Cyber Kong
3. Ryo “Jimmy” Saito⭕, Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!! (12:51 Double Cross) Shachihoko BOY❌, Rich Swann
4. BxB Hulk⭕, Uhaa Nation (15:54 First Flash) YAMATO❌, Super Shenlong III
5. Dragon Kid, HUB⭕ (15:45 Coiled Lariat) Naruki Doi❌, Masato Yoshino
6. Ultimate 6 Way Match Final Round: CIMA vs. Ricochet vs. Jimmy Susumu vs. Shingo Takagi vs. K-ness vs. Akira Tozawa
-Tozawa (18:46 Package German Suplex Hold) K-ness
-CIMA (20:23 Jorge Clutch) Tozawa
-Ricochet (23:56 High Angle Shooting Star Press) CIMA
-Susumu (26:57 Jumbo no Kachi!gatame) Takagi
-Ricochet (31:48 Double Rotation Moonsault) Susumu

4/27/2013 Saga, Morodomi Heartfull – 1018 Attendance
0. Jimmy Kanda (6:36 Diving Elbow Drop) Kotoka
1. Akira Tozawa, Uhaa Nation⭕ (13:35 Uhaa Combination) Masato Yoshino, Rich Swann❌
2. Ricochet (10:11 High Angle Shooting Star Press) Jimmy Kagetora
3. Shingo Takagi (12:29 MADE IN JAPAN) K-ness
4. CIMA, Don Fujii, Dragon Kid⭕ (21:15 Ultra Hurricanrana) Jimmy Susumu❌, Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!, Mr. Quu Quu Naoki Tanizaki Toyonaka Dolphin
5. Ultimate 6 Way Match 2nd Round: Masaaki Mochizuki vs. Naruki Doi vs. Ryo “Jimmy” Saito vs. YAMATO vs. Cyber Kong vs. BxB Hulk
-Doi (14:15 Bakatare Sliding Kick) Mochizuki
-Hulk (16:02 First Flash) Kong
-Saito (18:48 Over the Top Rope) Hulk
-YAMATO (20:36 Galleria) Saito
-YAMATO (22:19 Frankensteiner) Doi

CIMA & Horiguchi shared some playful banter after their match. CIMA proposed a Hair vs. Hair match. Horiguchi stated that his hair was his life, and couldn’t possibly wager it without the Dream Gate being on the line. CIMA declined, saying that his Dream Gate belt was authentic while Horiguchis’ hair was certainly not. He couldn’t put a real title belt up against fake hair. He told him to train vigorously, and if by the next time they come to Saga he has managed to grow his own hair maybe the match can happen.

4/26/2013 Fukuoka, Kokurakita Gymnasium – 600 Attendance
1. YAMATO⭕, Shingo Takagi (14:21 Galleria) Akira Tozawa, Kzy❌
2. Ricochet (11:25 High Angle Shooting Star Press) Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!
3. CIMA, Masaaki Mochizuki⭕ (14:17 Twister) Naruki Doi, Rich Swann❌
4. Jimmy Susumu (12:04 Jumo no Kachi!gatame) BxB Hulk
5. Ultimate 6 Way Match 1st Round: Dragon Kid vs. Masato Yoshino vs. Mr. Quu Quu Naoki Tanizaki Toyonaka Dolphin vs. Super Shenlong III vs. Kotoka vs. Uhaa Nation
-Nation (13:05 Uhaa Combination) Shenlong
-Tanizaki (14:23 Implant) Kotoka
-Nation (15:30 All Out Assault) Tanizaki
-Yoshino (16:33 Over the Top Rope) Nation
-Yoshino (18:14 Lightning Spiral) DK

4/21/2013 Hiroshima, Hiroshima Industrial Hall – 850 Attendance
0. Kotoka (5:00 Time Limit Draw) Super Shenlong III
1. YAMATO⭕, Shingo Takagi (12:27 Galleria) Naruki Doi, Shachihoko BOY❌
2. Masaaki Mochizuki (9:57 Twister) Rich Swann
3. Don Fujii (9:08 Gedo Clutch) Jimmy Kagetora
4. CIMA, Dragon Kid⭕ (14:46 Bible) Masato Yoshino, Ricochet❌
5. Ryo “Jimmy” Saito, Jimmy Susumu⭕, Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!! (20:07 Genkai) Akira Tozawa, Kzy❌, Uhaa Nation

4/20/2013 Fukuoka, Yukuhashi Citizens Gym – 600 Attendance
1. YAMATO, Shingo Takagi⭕ (14:45 Pumping Bomber) Masato Yoshino, Shachihoko BOY❌
2. Don Fujii (9:11 Gedo Clutch) Rich Swann
3. BxB Hulk (8:09 First Flash) Jimmy Kagetora
4. Akira Tozawa, Uhaa Nation⭕ (13:20 Uhaa Combination) Naruki Doi❌, Ricochet
5. CIMA⭕, Masaaki Mochizuki, Dragon Kid (20:31 Meteora) Ryo “Jimmy” Saito, Jimmy Susumu, Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!❌

4/19/2013 Hyogo, Kobe Sambo Hall – 1050 Attendance
0. Jimmy Kanda, Jimmy Kagetora⭕ (5:44 Kagenui) Kotoka, Cyber Kong❌
1. Don Fujii, HUB⭕ (11:44 Armageddon) Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!❌, Mr. Quu Quu Naoki Tanizaki Toyonaka Dolphin
2. Masaaki Mochizuki (5:38 Pinned with One Foot after Shin Saikyou High Kick) Problem Dragon
3. K-ness (9:29 Hikari no Wa) Naruki Doi
4. CIMA⭕, Dragon Kid (10:59 Jorge Death Lock) Akira Tozawa, Kzy❌
5. Shingo Takagi, YAMATO⭕, Super Shenlong III (16:55 Galleria) Masato Yoshino, Ricochet, Rich Swann❌
6. Open the Twin Gate Title Match: BxB Hulk⭕, Uhaa Nation (22:43 First Flash) Jimmy Susumu❌, Ryo “Jimmy” Saito
☆1st Defense for BxB Nation

CIMA had mentioned he was returning from Mexico with a new leg submission hold. He used it to finish off Kzy today. He & Tozawa had a war of words afterwards. Tozawa has not received his challenger key yet, and demanded he receive it today. CIMA didn’t have one, and asked Yagi if he did. Yagi also didn’t. He told Tozawa he could leave the building and walk to the DG office if he wanted one so badly….

4/14/2013 Tsu, Messe Wing Mie ~ Don Fuji Basho 2013 – 1100 Attendance
1. Akira Tozawa, BxB Hulk⭕, Kzy (15:40 Pinned with One Foot after First Flash) HUB, Dragon Kid, Super Shisa❌
2. Mr. Quu Quu Naoki Tanizaki Toyonaka Dolphin (9:08 Pinned after Cradle Exchange) K-ness
3. Jimmy Susumu (10:39 Mugen) Super Shenlong III
4. Jimmy Kanda⭕, Jimmy Kagetora (9:43 Diving Elbow Drop) Kotoka❌, Cyber Kong
5. Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino⭕ (15:06 Lightning Spiral) Ryo “Jimmy” Saito, Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!❌
6. Don Fujii⭕, Daisuke Sekimoto, Yuji Okabayashi (21:32 Gedo Clutch) YAMATO❌, Masaaki Mochizuki, Shinjiro Ohtani

4/13/2013 Shizuoka, Act City Hamamatsu – 450 Attendance
1. Dragon Kid⭕, HUB (11:49 Bible) K-ness❌, Masato Yoshino
2. Naruki Doi (9:06 Bakatare Sliding Kick) Mr. Quu Quu Naoki Tanizaki Toyonaka Dolphin
3. Jimmy Kagetora (9:05 Kagenui) Cyber Kong
4. Masaaki Mochizuki⭕, Don Fujii (11:32 Twister) YAMATO, Super Shenlong III❌
5. Jimmy Susumu, Ryo “Jimmy” Saito, Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!⭕ (17:08 Backslide from Heaven) Akira Tozawa, BxB Hulk, Kzy❌

4/12/2013 Aichi, Nagoya Telepia Hall – 500 Attendance
1. Don Fujii, Super Shisa, Kotoka⭕ (13:33 Fujii Assisted School Boy) Ryo “Jimmy” Saito, Mr. Quu Quu Naoki Tanizaki Toyonaka Dolphin❌, Jimmy Kagetora
2. Tanaka Debut Match: Problem Dragon (0:00 Forfeit) Yuta Tanaka
3. Jimmy Susumu⭕, Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!! (11:30 Hikari no Wa Cutback) K-ness❌, Masato Yoshino
4. Masaaki Mochizuki, HUB⭕ (11:48 Lariat) Naruki Doi❌, Cyber Kong
5. Open the Brave Gate Title Match: Dragon Kid (12:41 Bible) Kzy
☆9th Defense for DK
6. Open the Brave Gate #1 Contender Match: Masato Yoshino (1:57 Lightning Spiral) Problem Dragon
7. Akira Tozawa⭕, Problem Dragon (5:16 German Suplex Hold) Masato Yoshino❌, Dragon Kid
8. YAMATO (15:29 Galleria) BxB Hulk

Trainee Yuta Tanaka was scheduled to debut on this show. Eita & Tomahawk got wind of this and decided to invite him to come to Mexico to debut. Their reasoning is that a Mexico debut will be a better start to his career than a match with Problem Dragon. They didn’t expect a response, but Eita claims that Tanaka did indeed show up in Mexico earlier this week. he will be competing alongside Eita & Tomahawk from now on. They will train him daily in preparation for his new debut match. He apologized to the Nagoya fans who were looking forward to the match tonight, but promised them that Tanaka would make a bigger impact upon his return to Japan. Problem Dragon demanded the match go on as scheduled anyway, giving him a forfeit win.

Shingo Takagi was also pulled from the show due to a case of influenza. Shenlong will replace him in the main event. He will miss the 3 next shows, under doctors order.

YAMATO & Shenlong opened the show to announce Takagi being out, and Shenlong being in. They were interrupted by MB. They essentially called Takagi a pussy, before hitting a train of moves on Shenlong that left him KO’d. Hulk wondered what YAMATO would do, since Takagi had the sniffles and now Shenlong was out of action. As usual, Tominaga is not an option. Perhaps he wanted to fight him in a singles match. YAMATO tentatively accepted.
Problem Dragon then talked about Tanaka bailing on their match to go play in Mexico. He assumed the kid was just scared of being beaten into retirement in his first match so he decided to run and hide. In any case, the important thing tonight was backing up Kzy in his title match.

Mochizuki used the direct pin on Doi as an opportunity to challenge for the Triangle Gate. His partners will be HUB & Fujii. Doi said that Shachi would be a bit surprised by this since he wasn’t here today. However, Swann & Ricochet will be back next weekend. This will put W1 at full strength, and they don’t duck from a fight. They match was set for DEAD or ALIVE.

Problem Dragon asked for a Brave Gate shot after the defense. DK was ready to give him the shot at DoA, but Yoshino interrupted. He also wanted a shot. They decided to do an impromptu #1 contender match. The twist being Problem Dragon only needed a 2 count to win. It ended up not being a factor and Yoshino won handily.

After Yagi set the match for the PPV, Tozawa attacked Yoshino. He was irritated at having his match for the day canceled. Another impromptu match was set, Tozawa & Problem Dragon vs. DK & Yoshino. After winning, Tozawa confirmed the Dream Gate match for 5/5, and guaranteed victory.

YAMATO celebrated his singles win over half the Twin Gate champion team. He decided to challenge for the titles. This brought out RyoSuka to remind him that they had the next shot already. It was decided that whoever wins in Sambo next weekend will face YAMATO and a partner of his choosing in Aichi. 

4/7/2013 Hiroshima, Fukuyama Big Rose – 600 Attendance
0. Jimmy Kanda (5:57 Ryu’s) Chihiro Tominaga
1. Naruki Doi⭕, Kotoka (13:36 Bakatare Sliding Kick) YAMATO, Super Shenlong III❌
2. Ryo “Jimmy” Saito (11:51 Double Cross) Super Shisa
3. Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!! (9:59 Backslide from Heaven) Cyber Kong
4. Don Fujii, Dragon Kid⭕ (14:16 Bible) Jimmy Susumu, Jimmy Kagetora❌
5. K-ness, Masato Yoshino, Shachihoko BOY⭕ (16:17 Moonsault Press) BxB Hulk, Kzy, Problem Dragon❌

4/6/2013 Toyama, Toyama Techno Hall – 550 Attendance
0. Kotoka (5:00 Time Limit Draw) Chihiro Tominaga
1. YAMATO⭕, Super Shenlong III (14:21 Galleria) BxB Hulk, Problem Dragon❌
2. Kzy (8:29 MAD BLANKEY Assisted Skayde Schoolboy) K-ness
3. Jimmy Kagetora (9:56 Kagenui) Cyber Kong
4. Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino⭕ (12:00 Lightning Spiral) Mr. Quu Quu Naoki Tanizaki Dolphin❌, Jimmy Kanda
5. Ryo “Jimmy” Saito, Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!⭕, Jimmy Susumu (17:44 Backslide from Heaven) Don Fujii❌, Dragon Kid, HUB

4/4/2013 Tokyo, Korakuen Hall – 1850 Attendance
0. Super Shenlong III (4:14 Sakauchi) Chihiro Tominaga
1. Jimmy Kanda, Jimmy Kagetora⭕, Mr. Quu Quu Naoki Tanizaki Toyonaka Dolphin (12:29 Inside Cradle) Masaaki Mochizuki, Don Fujii, Super Shisa❌
2. Kzy⭕, Problem Dragon (5:42 Impact) Cyber Kong, Hollywood Stalker Ichikawa❌
3. Shingo Takagi (7:44 Knee Drop) Kotoka
4. Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino⭕, Shachihoko BOY (15:43 Lightning Spiral) Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!❌, Jimmy Susumu, Ryo “Jimmy” Saito
5. YAMATO (15:00 Galleria) Kenichiro Arai
6. Akira Tozawa⭕, BxB Hulk (18:37 Package German Suplex Hold) Dragon Kid, HUB❌
7. Open the Dream Gate Title Match: CIMA (27:33 Meteora) K-ness
☆13th Defense for CIMA

Tozawa made good on his promise to cut off HUBs’ tail. HUB was incapacitated, but returned to the match after replacing his mask. 

Kzy intruded afterwards, and stripped DK of his mask.

CIMA took the microphone from ring announcer Kikuchi before he could start the presentation after the match. He praised K-ness for the hot fight and his run of form since January. He talked about how they have had similar length careers, and both suffered various severe injuries including hernias. Still, the K-ness we saw last year was virtually unrecognizable. Suddenly this year, he was back to the one we knew. There didn’t appear to be a single ticket left in Korakuen today. They all came out to see this K-ness. CIMA assumed he would be heading to Kabukicho or Shibuya to get very drunk after this. Whatever he decided, he hoped we would be seeing more of this K-ness afterwards. K-ness thanked him for his words and for the fight. He said today wasn’t his goal. It was just a checkpoint along the way. They went to shake hands, prompting an appearance by MAD BLANKEY.

Tozawa called this yet another old man Dream Gate sob story. He was promptly thrust kicked by CIMA. Tozawa responded with a Bicycle Kick. MB attacked, which lead to a save by Gamma who just happened to be hanging around. He stripped Problem Dragon of his mask. Susumu, who had been seconding K-ness along with Horiguchi, Saito, & Kanda, followed up with a Jumbo no Kachi! Susumu asked Tozawa what was so bad about a couple of old men crying. Crying was good. CIMA took exception to all of this and named Tozawa as his next challenger! He also asked K-ness & Susumu to ally up with him to fight MB next month. K-ness said he had no intention of slowing his new pace, and would be glad to. Susumu said this was the K-ness he was waiting to see again. He would also be happy to. Tozawa agreed to the match, with Kzy & Uhaa as his partners. MB departed. Nothing was settled regarding Tozawas’ title match.

CIMA & K-neSuka briefly discussed their wardrobe for their upcoming tag, before K-ness was left to close things out.

He thanked the fans for their support. He wasn’t fighting alone today. He was aided by their encouragement, and the support of his friends. Today wasn’t the end. He hoped they saved some support for the big tag next month. 

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