11/30/2014 Mie, Tsu City Messe Wing Mie ~Don Fujii Basho 2014 -Counterattack of the Old Timers-
1. (U-35)Masato Yoshino⭕, Yuga Hayashi (11:22 La Magistral Cradle) (O-35)Ryo “Jimmy Saito, “Hollywood” Stalker Ichikawa❌
2. (U-35)Flamita (7:52 Flam Fly) (O-35)Jimmy Kanda
3. (U-35)BxB Hulk (10:20 Cross Armbreaker) (O-35)Mr. Quu Quu Tanizaki Naoki Toyonaka Dolphin
4. (U-35)Akira Tozawa⭕, Shingo Takagi (13:49 High Speed German Suplex Hold) (O-35)Masaaki Mochizuki, Dragon Kid❌
5. (U-35)YAMATO (12:53 Frankensteiner of the Almighty) (O-35)Jimmy Susumu
6. Loser Loses Hair Match: (O-35)Don Fujii, CIMA, Yoshiaki Fujiwara⭕ (16:07 Wakigatame) (U-35)T-Hawk, Eita, Yosuke♡Santa Maria❌
The theme of this show was over 35 years old (O-35) vs. under 35 years old (U-35).
Some quick banter opened the show. Ichikawa talked about the over 35 vs. under 35 theme. The power of the over 35 generation would be on display today. Saito agreed with that assessment, but wondered about Yoshino. After all, he was 34. Yoshino said it didn’t matter how close to being an old timer he was, for today he was safe. Ichikawa said that as senpai to his opponents he would be the one to take them out. He told Hayashi, the youngest member of the roster, to ready himself for a fearsome thrashing.
Maria was forced into the chair for her haircut. Despite her rampant protests, Fujii said that the rules were the rules, and as such the show has to end with Maria having her head shaved. He had a change of heart after looking at how dejected Maria was. Still, someone should honour the stipulation. He considered Eita or T-Hawk. But, the great Don Fujii said that he was a man and would do it. He would consider it a tanpatsushiki, the retirement ceremony where sumos have their top knot cut off. CIMA was moved, but offered up ring announcer Kikuchi instead. He quickly retreated from the suggestion, since he didn’t have much hair left anyway. Thus, for the first time since losing a hair match to CIMA at World 2001, Mr. Don Fujii had his head shaved. Fujiwara did the honours and made the first cut. Fujii talked about the upcoming Korakuen, his 18 year Married Couple tag team with CIMA, and the return to Mie next year. He closed things out by thanking the fans for coming out in huge numbers tonight.
11/29/2014 Gifu, Gifu Chamber of Commerce ~ “Hollywood” Stalker Ichikawa Homecoming – 850 Attendance
1. CIMA, Gamma⭕ (13:15 Blitzen) T-Hawk, Yosuke♡Santa Maria❌
2. Flamita (9:21 630) Yuga Hayashi
3. Akira Tozawa, Shingo Takagi⭕ (15:52 MADE IN JAPAN) Dragon Kid❌, Diablo
4. Masaaki Mochizuki⭕, BxB Hulk (10:23 Reverse Figure Four Leglock) Masato Yoshino, “Hollywood” Stalker Ichikawa❌
5. Jimmy Susumu, Ryo “Jimmy” Saito⭕, Jimmy Kanda (21:07 Dragon Suplex Hold) YAMATO, Cyber Kong, Problem Dragon❌
Yoshino, who wore Stalker style headgear and wrestled a comedic style for the match, asked fans to forget everything they saw in the match. Anyone who took photos, he requested they be deleted. After more playful banter, he admitted that despite the gruesome results, he was glad that he got to team with Stalker in his last hometown match of 2014.
Problem Dragon ran down Referee Yagi. He clearly kicked out at 2.9, but Yagi still counted 3. He quickly turned his attention to other matters. He wondered where that fat kid with the mohawk was. He was in the back, not even wrestling on a show that the great and honourable Problem Dragon was main eventing. He said he could have a special match with him right now if he had the courage. There was nothing “Big” about him. He was just plain old Ryotsu Shimizu. Before he could finish speaking, Shimizu appeared and gave him a fierce lariat. He followed with the Shot-put Slam for good measure. Surprisingly, he took the microphone and took aim at the Jimmyz. He once again proclaimed his intentions to become the most powerful man in DG. As a part of this plan, he was going to smash the Jimmyz one by one. He put Saito on notice that he was coming for him.
11/28/2014 Aichi, Kasugai Sougou Gymnasium – 800 Attendance
0. Eita (5:00 Time Limit Draw) Jimmy Kanda
1. Masato Yoshino, Akira Tozawa⭕ (13:11 Dead Lift German Suplex Hold) Dragon Kid, Yuga Hayashi❌
2. Shingo Takagi (10:45 Sliding Pumping Bomber) Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!
3. T-Hawk⭕, Flamita (13:37 Night Ride) Ryo “Jimmy” Saito, Mr. Quu Quu Tanizaki Naoki Toyonaka Dolphin❌
4. CIMA⭕, Gamma (14:13 Meteora) Jimmy Susumu, Jimmy Kagetora❌
5. Masaaki Mochizuki, BxB Hulk, Big R Shimizu⭕ (18:32 Shot-put Slam) YAMATO, Cyber Kong, Problem Dragon❌
11/24/2014 Fukuoka, Keisenmachi Gymnasium – 1000 Attendance
1. T-Hawk⭕, Eita, Flamita (15:21 Night Ride) CIMA, Jimmy Susumu, Jimmy Kanda❌
2. Ryo “Jimmy” Saito (0:14 Brainbuster) “Hollywood” Stalker Ichikawa
2b. Ryo “Jimmy” Saito (8:51 Cycling Yahoo) “Hollywood” Stalker Ichikawa
3. Don Fujii⭕, Gamma (11:16 HIMEI) Masaaki Mochizuki, Yuga Hayashi❌
4. YAMATO⭕, Cyber Kong (16:43 Frankensteiner of the Almighty) Jimmy Kagetora❌, Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!
5. Masato Yoshino, Akira Tozawa, Shingo Takagi⭕ (18:18 MADE IN JAPAN) BxB Hulk, Dragon Kid❌, Big R Shimizu
Eita complained about not having a match today. He asked Kanda & Susumu to agree to a 3 vs. 2 handicap match. Susumu declined. However, he knew someone else that didn’t have a match scheduled today. Me GUSTA COLA began playing, bringing out CIMA! The match was made into a 6 man tag.
Ichikawa told Saito that he wanted to show his strength to the Keisenmachi fans. He was planning on annihilating Saito in mere seconds. Saito had a different plan. To celebrate the first ever show in Keisenmachi he was planning on fighting for 20, if not 30 minutes. Contrary to this, he quickly won with the first move of the match. Ichikawa was granted a restart, for the sake of the fans.
11/23/2014 Saga, Morodomi Heartful – 1500 Attendance
0. Jimmy Kagetora (5:09 Vertical Drop Brainbuster) Yuga Hayashi
1. Open the Owarai Gate Championship Match: Ryo “Jimmy” Saito⭕, Jimmy Kanda (10:44 Diving Body Press) Don Fujii, “Hollywood” Stalker Ichikawa❌
☆Kanda becomes the 19th champion via fan decision, Saito fails in his 8th defense
2. BxB Hulk (7:48 Disqualified for weapon use) Punch Tominaga
3. T-Hawk, Eita⭕, Flamita (12:35 Numero Uno) CIMA, Gamma, Tenzan Mask❌
4. YAMATO, Cyber Kong⭕ (15:35 Pineapple Bomber) Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!, Jimmy Susumu❌
5. Masaaki Mochizuki, Dragon Kid, Big R Shimizu⭕ (18:25 Shotput Slam) Masato Yoshino, Akira Tozawa, Shingo Takagi❌
Saito brought the Open the Owarai Gate title belt to the ring with him, and Ichikawa was quick to take notice. When Saito was injured back in March, he had to vacate the Triangle Gate. Yet, he was allowed to keep the Owarai Gate. He said he had all the qualifications to challenge for it, so he proposed they treat the Saga fans to a title match. Saito admitted that he just forget to send the title belt back and he was never asked for it. As for the challenge, he declined, since this was a tag and not a singles match. However, he conceded that both Ichikawa AND Fujii were deserving of a title match. Still, the only way they could do this is if Kanda also wanted to challenge for the title. Kanda quickly said he wanted to. Saito had no choice but to agree. All participants in the match would be eligible for the title at the end. Ichikawa also said that he was still fairly sore from the match yesterday so he wanted a match that would be easy on his body. He asked for a slow motion match, which he received for several minutes before it returned to normal speed. During the fan judgement portion, Kanda and Saito received an equal reaction. The fans were polled a second time. This time Kanda narrowly won, ending Saitos’ 20 month reign as champion.
Takagi appeared to save Hulk from the PT assault. After clearing the ring of MAD BLANKEY, he quickly gave Hulk a Pumping Bomber of his own. He talked about Hulk regaining the support of the fans after leaving MAD BLANKEY. That’s fine. But, he hasn’t forgotten the way Hulk betrayed him and split his head open in 2011. Dancing, growing his hair out, wearing make up, acting like a tough guy. After all this, Hulk finally became champion. But now what? Was winning the title the end game? He told Hulk he would be waiting for him in the main event of FINAL GATE, and he was expecting a reply for him soon.
Tenzan Mask is a Saga exclusive masked man created by Ogi city based Tenzan Brewery. He had a striking resemblance to Jimmy Kagetora, but this is surely coincidental. Saito was on commentary and mentioned this was the first time seeing this person.
YAMATO said that even though Kzy & Doi were on the shelf with injuries, the YAMAKong team was in peak condition. They’ve been unbeatable on this current swing through Kyushu. On 12/3 in Korakuen, Osaka06 and the Millenials have a Twin Gate match. It didn’t matter to them who won, YAMAKong were going to beat them for the titles at FINAL GATE.
Takagi attacked Hulk during the main event, prompting Hulk to interfere in the match. He gave Takagi the First Flash, setting up the victory for Dia HEARTS. Hulk taunted him, asking how he felt after experiencing the Shotput Slam. His power was nothing next to Shimizus’. Takagi asked if interfering in a match that he had nothing to do with was suitable behaviour for a Dream Gate champion. Hulk said it was simply payback for the lariat from earlier. Takagi changed the subject to his Dream Gate challenge. Hulk said he was as selfish as ever. Takagi said that Hulk was afraid. Every time they have fought over the Dream Gate, Takagi has won. He beat him in their hair match. Deep down, Hulk knew that without his MAD BLANKEY era rule breaking there was simply no way he could beat Takagi. This angered Hulk, and he finally accepted the challenge from the selfish asshole. The match was made official by GM Yagi. Takagi told Hulk that he wasn’t just going to lose his hair or his title, he would lose his very existence. BxB Hulk was finished at FINAL GATE. He left Dia HEARTS to accept their winners purse of copious amounts of Tenzan Brewery sake. Hulk closed things out. He talked about Shimizu winning his first main event, and how at age 22 he helped bring down the average age of the unit. Even though the full card was yet to be decided, his match for Fukuoka was set. He would fend off the challenge from Takagi and end the year as champion.
11/22/2014 Fukuoka, Ukiha Yoshii Athletic Center – 750 Attendance
1. Masaaki Mochizuki⭕, BxB Hulk (11:16 Twister) Gamma, Yuga Hayashi❌
2. T-Hawk (20:00 Time Limit Draw) Big R Shimizu
3. Eita⭕, Flamita (16:35 Numero Uno Original) Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!, Jimmy Kagetora❌
4. YAMATO, Cyber Kong⭕ (0:20 Pineapple Bomber) Don Fujii, “Hollywood” Stalker Ichikawa❌
4b. YAMATO, Cyber Kong⭕ (12:20 Fire Thunder) Don Fujii, “Hollywood” Stalker Ichikawa❌
5. Masato Yoshino, Akira Tozawa, Shingo Takagi⭕ (17:57 Pumping Bomber) Ryo “Jimmy” Saito, Jimmy Susumu, Jimmy Kanda❌
“Mr. High Tension” Kotoka had to be pulled from the opener due to an undisclosed injury.
Shachihoko BOY suffered a right eye injury on the 11/19 show. He will miss some time going forward.
11/21/2014 Nagasaki, ncc&Studio – 500 Attendance
0. T-Hawk (4:17 Chop) Yuga Hayashi
1. Masato Yoshino⭕, Shingo Takagi (0:13 Dropkick) CIMA, “Hollywood” Stalker Ichikawa❌
1b. Masato Yoshino, Shingo Takagi⭕ (11:40 Reversed Figure Four Leglock) CIMA, “Hollywood” Stalker Ichikawa❌
2. Akira Tozawa (8:47 Inside Cradle) Gamma
3. YAMATO⭕, Cyber Kong (14:12 Galleria) Big R Shimizu, Dragon Kid❌
4. BxB Hulk⭕, Masaaki Mochizuki (13:24 First Flash) Jimmy Susumu, Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!❌
5. Jimmy Kanda, Ryo “Jimmy” Saito⭕, Jimmy Kagetora (15:31 Double Cross) T-Hawk, Eita❌, Flamita
Ichikawa openly questioned Yoshinos’ status as the Speed Star of DRAGON GATE. He felt that he was actually the fastest member of the roster. They decided to settle things with a race. After a few laps, Ichikawa ran directly into the dropkick for the 13 second loss.
This was the final DRAGON GATE show in ncc&Studio. The venue is closing soon. It was one of the first stops made on the first Toryumon Japan provincial tour back in 1999, and has been a regular stop since then.
11/19/2014 Fukuoka, Kokurakita Gym – 700 Attendance
1. Don Fujii⭕, Gamma (12:50 Top Rope Choke Slam) Masato Yoshino, Shachihoko BOY❌
2. Big R Shimizu (10:19 Shot Put Slam) Jimmy Kagetora
3. Akira Tozawa, Shingo Takagi⭕ (16:15 Pumping Bomber) CIMA, “Mr. High Tension” Kotoka❌
4. YAMATO, Cyber Kong⭕ (15:51 Pineapple Bomber) Jimmy Susumu, Jimmy Kanda❌
5. BxB Hulk⭕, Masaaki Mochizuki, Dragon Kid (17:05 First Flash) T-Hawk, Eita❌, Flamita
11/18/2014 Kagoshima, Orocity Hall – 450 Attendance
1. Jimmy Kagetora⭕, “Mr. High Tension” Kotoka (12:36 Vertical Drop Brain Buster) CIMA, Yuga Hayashi❌
2. Ryo “Jimmy” Saito (11:47 Dragon Suplex Hold) Big R Shimizu
3. T-Hawk⭕, Flamita (13:37 Night Ride) Don Fujii, Gamma❌
4. YAMATO⭕, Cyber Kong (14:15 Galleria)❌ BxB Hulk, Dragon Kid
5. Masato Yoshino, Akira Tozawa, Shingo Takagi⭕ (20:00 Pumping Bomber) Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!❌, Jimmy Susumu, Jimmy Kanda
11/17/2014 Yamaguchi, Kaikyou Messe Shimonoseki – 550 Attendance
1. T-Hawk, Flamita (12:30 630) Shingo Takagi, “Mr. High Tension” Kotoka❌
2. Masato Yoshino (0:11 Dropkick) “Hollywood” Stalker Ichikawa
2b. Masato Yoshino (8:37 La Magistral Cradle) “Hollywood” Stalker Ichikawa
3. Akira Tozawa (11:32 Dead Lift German Suplex Hold) Jimmy Kagetora
4. YAMATO⭕, Cyber Kong (14:20 Frankensteiner of the Almighty) Don Fujii❌, Gamma
5. BxB Hulk⭕, Masaaki Mochizuki, Dragon Kid, Big R Shimizu (19:02 First Flash) Ryo “Jimmy” Saito, Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!, Jimmy Susumu, Jimmy Kanda❌
11/16/2014 Miyazaki, Nobeoka Citizens Gym – 1450 Attendance
0. “Mr. High Tension” Kotoka (5:00 Time Limit Draw) Yuga Hayashi
1. BxB Hulk, Big R Shimizu⭕ (13:06 Shot Put Slam) Jimmy Kanda❌, Jimmy Kagetora
2. Gamma (0:22 Thrust Kick) “Hollywood” Stalker Ichikawa
2. Gamma (6:10 Reversed Figure Four Leglock) “Hollywood” Stalker Ichikawa
3. Masato Yoshino, Akira Tozawa⭕, Shingo Takagi (12:37 Package German Suplex Hold) T-Hawk, Eita❌, Flamita
4. Masaaki Mochizuki⭕, Dragon Kid (14:35 Dragon Suplex Hold) CIMA, Don Fujii❌
5. DRAGON GATE Nobeoka First Arrival 15th Anniversary Special Match ~Open the Triangle Gate Championship Match: Ryo “Jimmy” Saito⭕, Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!, Jimmy Susumu (19:10 Premium Bridge) YAMATO, Cyber Kong, Punch Tominaga❌
MAD BLANKEY jumped Gamma after his match, then took over the ring. They ran down Nobeoka for a bit, before turning their attention to the main event. This brought the Jimmyz to the ring. YAMATO blamed Dois’ injury entirely on the Jimmyz. He promised to win the titles as a present for Doi during his recovery. Horiguchi refused to take the blame for Doi. He also had no idea who the guy with YAMATO & Kong was. Tominaga introduced himself to the Jimmyz & the stupid hicks in Nobeoka as the MAD BLANKEY Disqualification King Punch Tominaga, aka PT. Horiguchi reminded him that you can’t win the titles if you get disqualified. He promised to the Nobeoka faithful that they would defend the titles tonight.
After their win, Saito said that it wasn’t just the power of the Jimmyz trio that brought them victory, it was also the support of the fans. He spoke briefly about this being the 15th anniversary of the first time the company came to this town. Then he turned his attention to other matter. There was a champion who has defeated every Jimmyz member. That was Brave Gate champion Flamita. So here, in Nobeoka, he was issuing a challenge to him. He would defeat Flamita, and next year when they return to Nobeoka he would be bother Brave and Triangle champion.
11/15/2014 Hiroshima, Fukuyama Big Rose – 700 Attendance
1. CIMA⭕, Gamma (0:12 Reversed Figure Four Leglock) Akira Tozawa, “Hollywood” Stalker Ichikawa❌
1b. CIMA, Gamma⭕ (0:14 Reversed Figure Four Leglock) Akira Tozawa, “Hollywood” Stalker Ichikawa❌
1c. CIMA⭕, Gamma (10:19 Sleeper Hold) Akira Tozawa, “Hollywood” Stalker Ichikawa❌
2. Jimmy Susumu (8:41 Inside Cradle) Don Fujii
3. T-Hawk⭕, Flamita (12:16 Night Ride) Masaaki Mochizuki, Dragon Kid❌
4. Cyber Kong (4:26 Pineapple Bomber) Jimmy Kanda
5. YAMATO⭕, Punch Tominaga (15:33 Frankensteiner of the Almighty) BxB Hulk, Big R Shimizu❌
6. Masato Yoshino, Shingo Takagi, Shachihoko BOY⭕ (17:15 La Magistral Cradle) Ryo “Jimmy” Saito, Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!, Jimmy Kagetora❌
CIMA & Ichikawa discussed the dissolution of Team Veteran before the opener. Ichikawa said that he decided to join MONSTER EXPRESS. Tozawa said no such thing had been decided. However, he said that if Ichikawa could somehow score the win today he would be let into the unit. Ichikawa was quickly defeated in 12 seconds. He appealed for, and received a restart. Once again he was demolished in seconds. After a second restart, he was again beaten, ending his MONSTER EXPRESS dreams.
11/09/2014 Gifu, Tajimi Minoyaki Wholesale Center ~ Problem Dragon Homecoming~ – 900 Attendance
0. Eita (5:00 Time Limit Draw) Punch Tominaga
1. Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!, Jimmy Susumu⭕ (13:45 Yokosuka Cutter) CIMA, Yuga Hayashi❌
2. Masato Yoshino (9:45 Lightning Spiral) Yosuke♡Santa Maria
3. BxB Hulk⭕, Dragon Kid (12:52 First Flash) Jimmy Kagetora, “Mr. High Tension” Kotoka❌
4. T-Hawk, Flamita⭕ (16:17 Flam Fly) Ryo “Jimmy” Saito, Mr. Quu Quu Tanizaki Naoki Toyonaka Dolphin❌
5. YAMATO, Cyber Kong⭕, Problem Dragon (19:06 Cyber Bomb) Akira Tozawa, Shingo Takagi, Shachihoko BOY❌
11/08/2014 Shizuoka, Act City Hamamatsu – 700 Attendance
1. BxB Hulk⭕, Dragon Kid (12:08 First Flash) Masato Yoshino, Shachihoko BOY❌
2. Gamma (8:03 Half Boston Crab) Yuga Hayashi
3. Jimmy Susumu (12:56 Jumbo no Kachi!gatame) Big R Shimizu
4. Akira Tozawa, Shingo Takagi⭕ (13:49 Pumping Bomber) YAMATO, Problem Dragon❌
5. T-Hawk⭕, Eita, Yosuke♡Santa Maria, Flamita (19:19 Night Ride) Ryo “Jimmy” Saito, Jimmy Kagetora, Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!, Mr. Quu Quu Tanizaki Naoki Toyonaka Dolphin❌
11/6/2014 Tokyo, Korakuen Hall – 1850 Attendance
0. K-ness (5:45 Hikari no Wa) “Mr. High Tension” Kotoka
1. Punch Tominaga, Problem Dragon (10:13 PT Kick) Kenichiro Arai, Yuga Hayashi
2. Dragon Kid (9:11 Bible) Mr. Qui Quu Tanizaki Naoki Toyonaka Dolphin
3. Masaaki Mochizuki, Big R Shimizu⭕ (9:40 Shot Put Slam) Jimmy Kanda⭕, Jimmy Kagetora
4. Jimmy Susumu, Ryo “Jimmy” Saito⭕, Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!! (11:57 Dragon Suplex Hold) Masato Yoshino, Shingo Takagi, Shachihoko Boy❌
5. YAMATO, Cyber Kong⭕ (21:29 Cyber Bomb) BxB Hulk, Akira Tozawa❌
6. Team Veteran Returns vs. Millenials 4 on 4 All Out War ~ Unit Disbands contra Deportation Match: T-Hawk⭕, Eita, Yosuke♡Santa Maria, Flamita (24:42 Veracruz) CIMA, Gamma, Don Fujii, Super Shisa❌
☆We Are Team Veteran has to disband
Team Veteran opened things off with a speech. CIMA & Gamma showed off their newly won Twin Gate title belts. Even though they lost the Triangle Gate in Mie, they were still living out their dreams. They changed the subject to tonights’ main event. They called out the Millenials. They argued for a bit. T-Hawk admitted defeat back in Osaka, but tonight would be different. It wasn’t a tag match, and the full power of the Millenials would be on display. He turned his attention to Hayashi. He pointed out his partner was barely a roster member anymore. That is the kind of matches he will be stuck in if he continues on this path. Hayashi took the microphone, and in a very bold and confident voice told the Millenials that himself and the other Junior Millenials wanted nothing to do with them. They would find their own path to walk. CIMA praised Hayashi for his microphone skills, and implied that he had already surpassed the ever speech deficient T-Hawk.
PT delivered a message from Naruki Doi. He began the letter by insulting the Korakuen Hall fans. He discussed his injuries, and how it will prevent him from competing in a match at the next Korakuen. Despite this, he had something big planned for the show that he intends to still carry out. He assumed the fans knew what he meant, and he expected them to look forward to it.
Shimizu gave a quick speech before his match. He wouldn’t stop until he was the biggest and most powerful man in DRAGON GATE,. PT and Problem Dragon attempted to attack him after his win. PT taunted him with the prized trousers he stole from Shimizu last month. Shimizu shrugged them both off, giving Problem Dragon the same massive choke slam he used to beat Kanda. He took the trousers and tore them in half, proudly proclaiming he didn’t need them anymore because he was now Big R Shimizu of Dia HEARTS.
After his win, Kong called out Shimizu. He took exception to his statement about becoming the most powerful. As long as Cyber Kong was around, it would never happen. Kong appeared to challenge him to a 1 on 1 match for the next Korakuen, but quickly announced he would have YAMATO as his partner. Fans booed loudly and tried to guilt him into making it a singles match, but he refused. He told Shimizu to bring whatever partner he could scare up.
Takagi took the microphone here. He talked about being proud of Tozawa for all the effort he put into getting in shape for his title match. He really and truly wished for him to win. Yet, when the match ended he decided to team with Hulk of all people. He went ahead with it, without once asking Takagi how he felt about it. The match went on, and what happened? Because of Hulks’ poor effort and support, they lost. He told Tozawa to wake up and see that Hulk wasn’t an ally, he was an enemy. Hulk said that as usual, Takagi was thinking selfishly. Blaming the loss on his poor support? Wrestling is about wins and losses, not laying blame. Even though the three of them were contemporaries, Takagi just didn’t understand things the way Hulk & Tozawa do. Takagi said that all he wanted was to maintain his alliance with Tozawa. How was that at all selfish? Just because he sticks to his convictions, that makes him selfish? Tozawa admitted that Takagi was probably being selfish, but he thinks he understands his position. Mochizuki jumped into the conversation here. He said that they didn’t need to keep repeating the same things over and over about the Osaka main event and that Takagi was selfish. We get it. Tozawa said that Mochizuki had no contemporaries in the ring right now. What old timers were even still alive from his era? Mochizuki said that his time in pro wrestling goes back to before DG or even Toryumon existed! If Tozawa wanted, he could show him first hand some of what he’s learned in that time. After some arguing, GM Yagi could no longer contain his glee at the developments and made a tag match for the next Korakuen. It will be Tozawa & Takagi vs. Mochizuki & Hulk.
T-Hawk taunted the now defunct Team Veteran. He said that dismantling their unit wasn’t enough. He demanded Osaka 06 return the Twin Gate belts since their team was now over. CIMA refused. Team Veteran will disband as stipulated, but Osaka 06 lives on. They have beaten T&E twice in a row now, ad they were confident in their ability to do so again. They set up a Twin Gate rematch for the 12/03 Korakuen. T-Hawk had harsh parting words for the fans in attendance, saying that all the fossils of the Showa era that cheered for VTR today were only beginning to experience the force of the Heisei era. CIMA reminisced about the household appliances from the Showa era. He recalled the original Famicon game system and having to blow in the cartridges to make them work. Team Veteran exchanged pleasantries, CIMA congratulated Shisa on the end of his long career, to the shock and denial of Shisa. When it came time to shake hands with AraKen, he declined and left the arena by himself.
At this time, the Jimmyz came to the ring. Saito apologized for interrupting, but he had a proposal for Fujii. He talked about Fujiis’ love of riding trains. So, maybe next month he could team with the Jimmyz and ride the Jimmyz train just once? Fujii agreed, so there will be a one time Fujii/Jimmyz union on the next Korakuen.
CIMA jokingly told fans to look forward to the debut of the Former We Are Team Veteran unit next month, and the remaining members of VTR posed together in the ring one final time.
11/02/2014 Osaka, BODYMAKER COLOSSEUM ~THE GATE OF DESTINY 2014~ – 7150 Attendance
1. Yosuke♡Santa Maria⭕, “Mr. High Tension” Kotoka, Yuga Hayashi (6:40 Japanese Leg Roll Clutch) Don Fujii, Super Shisa, “Hollywood” Stalker Ichikawa❌
2. Jimmy Kagetora⭕, Mr. Quu Quu Tanizaki Naoki Toyonaka Dolphin (6:07 Kurumakakari) Problem Dragon❌, Punch Tominaga
3. Open the Brave Gate Championship Match: Flamita (11:42 Flam Fly) Jimmy Kanda
4. Masato Yoshino, Shingo Takagi⭕, Shachihoko BOY (15:25 MADE IN JAPAN) Masaaki Mochizuki, Dragon Kid, Big R Shimizu❌
5. Open the Triangle Gate Championship Match: Ryo “Jimmy” Saito, Jimmy Susumu⭕, Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!! (24:24 Jumbo no Kachi!gatame) YAMATO, Naruki Doi❌, Cyber Kong
6. Open the Twin Gate Championship Match: CIMA⭕, Gamma (24:02 Meteora) T-Hawk, Eita❌
☆T&E fail in their 3rd Defense, Osaka06 become the 33rd champion team
7. Open the Dream Gate Championship Match: BxB Hulk (26:26 Phoenix Splash) Akira Tozawa
The customary main event interview was held after match two. Tozawa talked about how when they were trainees together 10 years ago, they promised to one day main event a big show together. That day has finally arrived. He is in peak condition, and refuses to let down the fans who have come to see him become champion. Hulk simply polled the crowd over who they wanted to win, and received a totally even split response.
Osaka06 said while they may be nearing their expiration date, they were not done living out their old timer dreams.
Hulk credited his 3rd defense to the support of his Dia HEARTS teammates and his fans. He was happy he and Tozawa could fulfill the promise they made to each other 10 years ago. He was even more glad that it wasn’t MAD BLANKEY era Tozawa he got to fight. He thanked him for everything. Tozawa said Hulk had grown into a fearsome champion. He was the loser today, so he wouldn’t talk for very long. He simply said that he would choose a new road to travel, and a new goal to reach. He also thanked Hulk for all he has done for him in his career. He placed the Dream Gate title belt around Hulks’ waist. Then, he shockingly asked Hulk to consider a one night only revival of their successful Hulk+Akira tag team! Hulk agreed, only if all DH & ME members would consent. Mochizuki & Yoshino both saw no issues with it, as long as it only was for one night. Shingo Takagi, who was the guest colour commentator for the match, was silent throughout this ordeal. Hulk took a potshot at him, saying that when he & Tozawa clash again in 10 years, this time Takagi should be in Tozawas’ corner as a second. Hulk said alongside Kid, Mochizuki, & Shimizu they will fight their hardest to make Dia HEARTS an entertaining and beloved unit. He thanked the fans for their continued support, as an explosion of streamers filled the ring.