Aichi, Aichi Prefectural Gym
DEAD or ALIVE 2016
1. El Lindaman⭕, Kaito Ishida, Takehiro Yamamura (6:01 Locomotion Tiger Suplex) Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!, Jimmy Kness J.K.S., U-T❌
2. Open the Brave Gate Championship Match: Yosuke♡Santa Maria (12:52 Neraiuchi) Problem Dragon
3. Cyber Kong Delegate Selection: Kzy (7:40 Skayde Schoolboy) Masaaki Mochizuki
4. Shingo Takagi Delegate Selection: Jimmy Kanda (3:27 Ryu’s) Punch Tominaga
5. YAMATO Delegate Selection: Jimmy Susumu (1:20 Jumbo no Kachi!) “Hollywood” Stalker Ichikawa
6. Naoki Tanizaki Delegate Selection: Don Fujii (4:20 Gedo Clutch) Ryo “Jimmy” Saito
7. Naruki Doi Delegate Selection: CIMA (10:00 Time Limit Draw) Gamma
8. Kotoka Delegate Selection: Masato Yoshino (7:43 Pin) Akira Tozawa
☆All selection matches have a 10-minute time limit
9. Open the Twin Gate Championship Match: T-Hawk, Big R Shimizu (16:42 Shot-put Slam) Dragon Kid, Eita
10. Mask vs. Hair 1 Year Bald Head Steel Cage Survival Double Risk 6 Way Match: Shingo Takagi (Punch Tominaga) vs. Naruki Doi (CIMA & Gamma) vs. YAMATO (“Hollywood” Stalker Ichikawa) vs. Naoki Tanizaki (Ryo “Jimmy” Saito) vs. Cyber Kong (Masaaki Mochizuki) vs. Kotoka (Akira Tozawa)
☆Delegates in parentheses
-Tanizaki (5:04 Implant) Kotoka
-Kong (9:06 Double Impact) Tanizaki
-YAMATO (13:06 Frankensteiner of the Almighty) Takagi
-Takagi (14:12 Super STAY DREAM) YAMATO
-(18:03 Escape) Tanizaki
-Doi (19:42 Pin) Takagi
-Kotoka (21:27 Schoolboy) Doi
-(23:49 Escape) Kong
-Doi (28:44 Bakatare Sliding Kick) Kotoka
-(31:58 Escape) Takagi
-(39:09 Escape) Doi
-(46:18 Escape) YAMATO
☆Kotoka loses his hair for 1 year.
The losers of the respective selection matches became the delegate for their cage match participant. Their hair or mask will also be at risk in the match. In the event of a time limit draw or other such indecisive finish, both fighters will become delegates. Inside the cage, a competitor will first have to score a pinfall or submission before they are allowed to escape the cage. The pinfall will free their delegate from their risk. They can then escape the cage and their own risk by retrieving one of the five flags that will be placed at the top of the cage. In an instance where there are two delegates, their representative will have to gain two falls before they can escape.
Each participant and delegate had a chance to speak before intermission. Mochizuki once again underwent experimental body modification to turn him into Karate Robot Masa. Kong made some improvements and created the upgraded Super Karate Robot Masa RX version. The RX model responds to voice commands and extra rocket punch functionality.
YAMATO asked Nagoya how they were feeling. He was feeling pretty bad, due to getting stuck with Ichikawa as his delegate. That wouldn’t stop him from sending Takagi to hell, though.
Kotoka said Vehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh as usual.
Tanizaki asked Saito for his assistance. Once himself, YAMATO, & Doi were out of the cage he didn’t care what happened. Saito started a Mr. Quu Quu chant, which Tanizaki said was fine for just tonight.
Due to the draw between Osaka 06, Doi had to get two pins before he could escape. He wondered which one he would release with the first fall. CIMA said that was a good question. But it didn’t matter. Osaka06 would fight until they were both free.
Takagi said it was time to find out who the real Verserk was. The talking was done. As for Punch. Who gives a rats ass if he loses his hair? He better help Takagi get out.
YAMATO had a chance to escape in the middle stages but returned to assist Doi. Later, Tanizaki betrayed him as he was close to escape. Referee Yagi was taken out in the late stages, which lead to Takagi and the rest of Verserk unlocking the cage door. They focused on YAMATO until Doi made the save. This was short-lived as he also betrayed YAMATO. He escaped, leaving it down to YAMATO & Kotoka. Verserk prevented YAMATO from escaping at all times until Kzy came to his aid. He blocked a potential Kotoka escape. Maria followed suit. Takagi got back into the cage to attack YAMATO more. Finally, BxB Hulk made his return to the ring to run off Takagi and lead YAMATO to his escape.
YAMATO shook hands and hugged the three who saved him. Verserk acted as he expected them to act. But his closest friend. Doi. Naruki Doi. He would pay for what he did. But not now. Now it was time for Kotoka to get his haircut. Kotoka tried to escape, but MONSTER EXPRESS & the Jimmyz appeared on the ramp to block him. His escape in the other direction was met with a rocket punch from Karate Robot Masa RX. Kotoka received his haircut, despite great reluctance from Takagi & co.
Takagi was furious. Kzy? Maria? That piece of shit BxB fucking Hulk? That is who YAMATO was going to associate with? Doesn’t he feel degraded? He better have more help than that in Korakuen next week. Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide. A one-way path to hell. Doi confirmed that YAMATO was kicked out of Verserk. It was his fault they lost the Twin Gate, and they had no more use for him. DoiYAMA was done. Verserk left.
YAMATO promised to take out Takagi and get revenge on Doi. This error in judgement will cost Verserk everything. He addressed the fans as the final survivor of the cage match. He thanked Hulk, Kzy, & Maria for helping him. Hulk was happy to see YAMATO keep his hair. He’s been out for awhile, but he has been watching YAMATO closely the whole time. He hasn’t been the same recently. More to the point, he feels like they have something in common. You see, Hulk hates that Shingo Takagi guy. Like, really really hates him. He has been on the shelf for six months. His rehab is done. He has gotten into shape. He is ready to come back. If YAMATO was out of Verserk then they should all fight together. To take out Takagi, to end Verserk.
YAMATO was in tears. He apologized for how he has acted over the last three years. That whole Almighty thing? All seeing and all knowing? He didn’t see or know anything. He wasn’t almighty. Kzy corrected him. They have been together since the trainee days. He knows YAMATO better than anyone. He is indeed The Almighty. YAMATO promised to devote the rest of his career to DRAGON GATE. To raise the profile of the company, help the trainees, and make it fun for everyone. He had one last thing to say. Once again, wasn’t he…and Hulk….and Kzy….and even Maria….just the coolest?