12/27 Fantastic Gate

12/27/2017
Hyogo, Kobe Sambo Hall
1000 Attendance

1. Ryo “Jimmy” Saito, Jimmy Kagetora⭕, Jimmy K-ness J.K.S., Jimmy Kanda (14:48 Gurumakakari) Dragon Kid, Gamma, Punch Tominaga❌, Shachihoko BOY
2. CIMA (0:12 Lariat) Stan Ichikawa
2b. CIMA (6:49 Pinned after failed chair attack) Stan Ichikawa
3. Ben-K⭕, Kotoka (9:52 Ben-K Bomb) Hyou Watanabe❌, Yuki Yoshioka
4. Shingo Takagi, T-Hawk⭕ (14:47 Night Ride) Kaito Ishida, Takehiro Yamamura❌
5. El Lindaman⭕, Cyber Kong, Problem Dragon (14:36 Tiger Suplex Hold) Jimmy Susumu, Don Fujii, Eita❌
6. YAMATO, BxB Hulk, Kzy⭕, Yosuke Santa Maria (17:46 Skayde Schoolboy) Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino, Masaaki Mochizuki, Big R Shimizu❌

T-Hawk berated Yamamura & Ishida. Were they even watching the prior match? How could they come out and be so pitiful after the performance Ben-K, Hyou, & Yoshioka put on? They were 100 times better. Yamamura & Ishida are failures. Trash wrestlers who should give up. Furthermore, in 2017 Verserk will paint the Dragon Gate ring red.

Linda told Eita that their issues didn`t end with their Brave Gate match. He should watch his back in 2017, because he was still gunning for him. He reiterated his stance towards the fans. They rejected him when it was time for him to be voted into Tribe Vanguard, so he rejected them.

Kzy celebrated scoring the final fall of 2016. He admitted that both he didn`t have much success this year. He wondered how useful he was to his teammates. But he is going to change that. He`s training hard, and wants to prove what he is capable of.
YAMATO said that aside from the Dream Gate, Tribe didn`t win any championships. He feels that will change in 2017, and Kzy will be the key player in both the unit and the company as a whole.

The roster was called to the ring to give a closing statement to the Kobe fans.

Ichikawa hoped to compete in Sambo Hall more frequently in 2017.

Shachi said he had a bad year in 2016, but his voice would be heard in 2017.

Ben-K would trample anything in his path, because is Ben-K.

Maria want to ensure everyone had a lovely new year, so she lead a 3-2-1-Lovely! chant.

Hulk talked about returning from his shoulder injury. He wasn`t 100% when he returned, but he is now. He would be back to form in 2017.

Yoshioka was happy to have made his debut this year, but won`t be satisfied until he picks up a direct win.

Shun promised to soar high in 2017.

Kzy thanked Kobe for another great year. Next year will also be a great time. KZ Time.

Doi noted that he was on all 180 main roster shows this year. He failed in his Dream Gate bid, but he would go on another rampage in 2017.

Gamma thanked everyone for 2016, and would continue to make a fun environment for the fans in 2017. Uuuuuuu!!

Punch said he would try and do better next year.

Eita told fans not to take their eyes off him in 2017.

DK said there were a lot of fun matches, but also a lot of tough matches this year. 2017 would be just as exciting.

Ishida admitted that he has been getting his ass kicked recently. However, he won`t stop until he reached the top.

Kanda thanked everyone for cheering him in 2016.

Saito talked about Horiguchi and his injury that lead to the Jimmyz forfeiting the Triangle Gate. They were able to get the titles back, though. When Horiguchi returns the Jimmyz will be able to entertain at their best.

Mochizuki said he would be 47 years old next month. He still feels like he can do anything, and will fight hard next year.

K-ness will continue to do his best as he begins his 21st year in wrestling.

Kagetora vowed to be grateful every day for he gets to compete in 2017.

Susumu won the Dream, Twin, and Triangle Gate titles in 2016. It will go down as one of his most memorable years. The Jimmyz will do their best in 2017, too.

Hyou promised to stand out in 2017.

Kotoka had a really shitty year. Lost his hair for an entire year. His face was smashed. He will put it behind him as he dashes forward into 2017. Vehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

Yamamura, as Ishida also said, has been getting his ass beat rather soundly recently. That would end in 2017.

Shimizu took being the final loser of 2016 in stride. He would become the biggest winner in 2017.

Fujii thanked everyone for their support.

Yoshino ended the year with a kiss from Maria. A lot happened this year, but he won`t slow down in 2017.

CIMA thanked the hometown faithful for coming out in larger numbers than ever. Fukuoka, Tokyo, & Nagoya have been sold out on a consistent basis. He wants to continue to have matches that create a fun and exciting atmosphere for those fans. In 2017 the staff, roster, and supporters would all work together to continue that ideal.

YAMATO thanked everyone for 2016, and told them to look forward to 2017.

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12/25 The Final Gate 2016

12/25/2016
Fukuoka, Fukuoka Kokusai Center
The Final Gate 2016
7600 Attendance

1. Jimmy K-ness J.K.S., “Hollywood” Stalker Ichikawa, Yosuke♡Santa Maria⭕ (6:11 Neraiuchi) Gamma, Punch Tominaga❌, Shachihoko BOY
2. Bxb Hulk, Kzy⭕ (10:57 Elbow Smash) Jimmy Susumu, Big R Shimizu❌
3. Masaaki Mochizuki, Don Fujii⭕ (12:03 HIMEI) Takehiro Yamamura❌, Kaito Ishida
4. Open the Brave Gate Championship Match: Eita (11:34 Salamander) Jimmy Kagetora
☆4th Defense
5. 57th Open the Triangle Gate Champion Decision 3 Way Match: Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!, Ryo “Jimmy” Saito, Jimmy Kanda vs. Masato Yoshino, Kotoka, Ben-K vs. Cyber Kong, Problem Dragon, El Lindaman
-Susumu (Backslide) Cyber
-Susumu (25:23 Jumbo no Kachi!) Kotoka
☆The Jimmyz become the 57th champion team
6. Open the Twin Gate Championship Match: CIMA⭕, Dragon Kid (26:41 Meteora) Shingo Takagi, T-Hawk❌
☆1st Defense
7. Open the Dream Gate Championship Match: YAMATO (34:38 Galleria) Naruki Doi
☆2nd Defense

YAMATO & Doi had their face to face interview after the second match. Doi was going to be a worthy challenger, and take it to the champion with everything he had. He give himself the greatest Christmas present of all. The Dream Gate title belt. YAMATO simply refused to lose in his final defense of 2016. There is a long history between the two of them. After going head to head, the final chapter would say that YAMATO was the better man.

The Jimmyz invited Horiguchi into the ring to join the championship celebration. Even though he wasn’t fighting with them, his spirit was. This makes him a part of the championship team.

CIMA was busted wide open by a Verserk box attack. He apologized afterwards. His keynote colour is usually blue, but today was is deep red. He mused that may mean he is in fact Santa Claus. Hopefully he brought happiness to all the kids watching today.

YAMATO thanked Doi for today. When the year started, together they were the greatest tag team the Twin Gate division had ever seen. Then, Doi conspired to kick him out of Verserk. He hasn’t quite forgiven him for his actions. But he owes a lot of his growth as a competitor to their time as a tag team. It is also because of that twist of fate that he stands here today as Dream Gate champion. Sometimes the best way for wrestlers to understand their rivals is to fight them. While he hasn’t forgiven him, after today he is willing to let it be in the past. The longest reigning Twin Gate champions of all time should end 2016 with a hand shake. Shake hands. Hand shake. Shake hands.
Doi refused. He stumbled down the ramp to the entrance gate, where he was assisted by two mysterious, shrouded figures.

YAMATO was baffled and continued to request handshakes. Eventually he refocused and gave his closing speech. He was going to continue to carry both the title and the company into 2017 and beyond. He only had one thing left to say. In 2016 wasn’t he…no, wasn’t Dragon Gate just the coolest?

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12/23 Fantastic Gate

12/23/2016
Aichi, Tsushima Bunka Hall
600 Attendance

0. Ben-K (5:00 Time Limit Draw) Yuki Yoshioka
1. Cyber Kong, Problem Dragon, El Lindaman⭕ (15:47 Tiger Suplex Hold) Jimmy Susumu, Ryo “Jimmy” Saito, Hyou Watanabe❌
2. Jimmy Kagetora (10:27 Gurumakakari) Takehiro Yamamura
3. Masato Yoshino, Dragon Kid⭕ (12:18 Bible) Yosuke Santa Maria❌, Kotoka
4. Shingo Takagi, T-Hawk⭕ (12:13 Inside Cradle) Masaaki Mochizuki, Big R Shimizu❌
5. Naruki Doi⭕, CIMA, Eita (17:48 Bakatare Sliding Kick) YAMATO, BxB Hulk, Kzy❌

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12/20 Fantastic Gate

12/20/2016
Tokyo, Korakuen Hall
1850 Attendance

1. Masaaki Mochizuki, “Hollywood” Stalker Ichikawa, Big R Shimizu⭕ (11:14 Shot-put Slam) BxB Hulk, Kzy, Shachihoko BOY❌
2. Cyber Kong (7:34 Cyber Kong) Kotoka
3. Ben-K⭕, Shun Skywalker (11:43 Ben-K Bomb) Takehiro Yamamura❌, Kaito Ishida
4. Ryo “Jimmy” Saito⭕, Jimmy Kagetora (11:38 Backslide) Masato Yoshino❌, Eita
5. Shingo Takagi, T-Hawk⭕, El Lindaman (19:58 Night Ride) CIMA, Dragon Kid, Gamma❌
6. Doi Darts Christmas Special 12 Man Tag Team Match: “brother” YASSHI, Jimmy Susumu⭕, Jimmy K-ness J.K.S., Yosuke Santa Maria, Yuki Yoshioka, Naruki Doi (33:06 Jumbo no Kachi!) Hyou Watanabe, Monday Ryu, Don Fujii, Punch Tominaga, Jimmy Kanda, YAMATO❌

After picking up the win in the opener, Shimizu said the man who would take over the leading role in Dragon Gate in 2016 was Big! R! Shimizu!. Mochizuki noted that 2016 only had 11 days left. Shimizu revised his statement to the man who would take over the leading role in Dragon Gate in 2017 would would be Big! R! Shimizu!

Kong ran down Kotoka for generally being pathetic. Did he really think he was going to get payback on Verserk? What a joke. There were more important topics at hand. Word is, Horiguchi had his ribs broken by that meathead Ben-K, and would have to miss the rest of the year. What would that mean for the upcoming Triangle Gate title match in Fukuoka? He called out the Jimmyz and demanded answers. One of their team was in a hospital bed. Were they planning on entering the title match with just two members? Obviously not, so they should vacate the titles. Saito wasn’t pleased with the turn of events, but admitted that vacating the titles was their only option. Kong was pleased, since this clearly meant the title match would change from a 3 way to a regular match between Verserk and the Yoshino team. Saito said not so fast. Horiguchi was out, but when one Jimmyz goes down, another will always cover for them. Susumu volunteered to wrestle twice. This was agreed to by all sides, and the match was officially changed to a match to decide the 57th champion team.

Saito said that it wasn’t divine intervention, but the spirit of Horiguchi that carried the Jimmyz to victory in the fourth match. He had some words for Ben-K. He is the one that injured Horiguchi. His bear hug broke three of his ribs. That can’t go unpunished. Furthermore, they can’t let such a greenhorn walk away with the Triangle Gate title belts. Ben-K provoked the Jimmyz in return. Yoshino warned him to not focus just on the Jimmyz. There was also a Verserk team in there. As for Horiguchi, the Jimmyz now have a very real image of what Ben-K is capable of.

Doi was flabbergasted at the result of the main event. What the hell was YAMATO doing? How could he lose here? They had a title match on Sunday, and he was losing to…Susumu? He also raged at Susumu for winning. If anyone was going to pin YAMATO today it was him. Susumu was a nuisance! Whatever. Sunday would be 1 on 1. No one can get in his way. He will win and become Dragon Gates’ leading man. YAMATO said that yes indeed, it would be 1 on 1. If there was no one there to break it up, Doi would have been pinned today by the Frankensteiner of the Almighty. Expect the same result in Fukuoka. As for Susumu, he would get pay back after Doi is out of the way. Susumu said they were being petty. Yeah, the Dream Gate was important, but it wasn’t the only thing. Everything that happens is important. He was still rattled from the match, so he cut his speech short, only warning them that they will soon see what the Jimmyz stand for.

YAMATO apologized for losing in this sort of match, but asked the fans to still indulge him and let him close the show. He invited the entire roster to the ring to say a few things to the Tokyo fans.

Hyou thanked everyone for this year, and hoped to be on every Korakuen Hall show in 2017. He promised to show was he was capable of in each appearance.
Punch said his hair was growing back at a satisfactory pace and he would soon be 100% Punch Tominaga again.
Kzy spit a rhyme, because it was always K-Z-Time!
Hulk failed at rapping. He was able to successfully come back from his shoulder injury, and in 2017 he would kick things into high gear.
Shun said he would fly high in 2017.
Ben-K would force his way in 2017, because he is Ben-K!
Kotoka said Vehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
Stalker said Wehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
Fujii said thank you for the support in 2016.
Gamma thanked everyone for supporting him as he passed 20 years as a wrestler. He would continue to keep things exciting in Dragon Gate. Uuuu!
Eita said not to take your eyes off him in 2017.
DK said in 2017 would once again be an exciting year.
Ishida asked the fans to support both DG and OG in 2017.
Yoshioka said that even though his team won today, he contributed very little to that win. He would work hard to pick up his own victories in 2017.
Yoshino talked about his 2016 hairstyle troubles. He hopes to have a good haircut in 2017.
Mochizuki said that there was a pretty good chance all Korakuen Hall shows would also sell out in 2017, so he encouraged fans to reserve their seats early.
Doi was really irritated at the idea of reflecting on 2016. He has a title match on Sunday but otherwise nothing but bad things happened to him. He got kicked out of Verserk! Well. One good thing happened. He got married! He would return in 2017 as Mr. Dream Gate!
Yamamura had no excuses for losing to Ben-K today. He wants to make a splash next year.
Shachi is ending the year without a unit, but he will continue to talk with a loud voice.
K-ness, like Gamma, is ending his 20th year as a wrestler. He asked the fans to support him and the Jimmyz in year 21.
Kanda said he hopes to once again have his spot hit during Doi Darts next year.
Saito talked to Horiguchi on the phone, who asked him to relay words of gratitude for this year.
Susumu had a successful year. He was Dream Gate & Twin Gate champion. He hopes to win the Triangle Gate on Sunday. He also picked up the win in the final Korakuen Hall match of 2016.
Kagetora said all he was able to accomplish this year was thanks to the fans.
Shimizu reiterated that the star of 2017 will be Big! R! Shimizu!
Maria lead a 3-2-1 Lovely! chant.
CIMA joined the wrestling business at 19, and recently turned 39. He wants to continue to create a fun and comfortable environment for fans to enjoy Dragon Gate in 2017. He hopes to see more smiling fans in the stands when they return to Tokyo on January 18.
YAMATO closed the show, despite being the loser of the main event. He promised to survive Final Gate and return to Tokyo as champion. He thanked everyone for 2016, and hoped to see them all in 2017.

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12/18 Fantastic Gate

12/18/2016
Aichi, Nagoya Congress Center
1100 Attendance

1. Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!, Jimmy Kanda⭕ (11:16 Backslide) Gamma, Ben-K❌
2. Ryo “Jimmy” Saito (15:41 Schoolboy) “Hollywood” Stalker Ichikawa
3. Masaaki Mochizuki⭕, Don Fujii (10:36 Pinned with One Foot after Shin Saikyou High Kick) Takehiro Yamamura❌, Kaito Ishida
4. BxB Hulk, Kzy⭕ (14:50 Shot-put Slam Counter) Jimmy Kagetora, Big R Shimizu❌
5. Naruki Doi⭕, Jimmy Susumu (19:00 Frankensteiner Counter) YAMATO❌, Masato Yoshino
6. CIMA, Dragon Kid, Eita, Kotoka⭕ (22:00 Pin) Shingo Takagi, Cyber Kong, T-Hawk, El Lindaman❌

Mochizuki had some harsh words for Yamamura. It has been a year since he debuted, and he has been afforded a lot of privledges as a member of Over Generation. He is yet to see real punishment, and is yet to see what hell is like. They will be doing this match again at Final Gate. Yamamura will see hell and punishment there. If he has another showing like today, he may as well retire.

Doi celebrated his win, and warned YAMATO that there was only one week left before their showdown. YAMATO is so confident that he will go into 2017 as champion. He is in for a wake up call. He is the one that will ring in the new year as champion, and he is the one that will be the center of Dragon Gate in 2017. He knows he is better than YAMATO in every way, and will prove it in Fukuoka.
YAMATO accepted the loss today, but told Doi that he wasn’t capable of more than fluke wins like today. Don’t think that he will be able to pull it off again in Fukuoka. When Dragon Gate returns to Nagoya next year, the title belt will still be around his waist.

Kotoka said with Lindaman today and Problem Dragon the other day, he will be targeting Cyber Kong next. Specifically, in the upcoming Triangle Gate match, he fully intends on pinning Kong. He wasn’t nearly finished with his revenge on Verserk.
Kong said just thinking about losing to such a little shit made him embarrassed. Fans began to boo and called for Verserk to leave at this point. Kong told them all to shut up. In Fukuoka, Verserk would walk away as Triangle Gate champions.
Takagi turned his attention to another little shit. A little green shit. Dragon Kid. Enjoy the win today all you want, the momentum begins and ends here. Verserk weren’t going to head into 2017 without any championships. It was a foregone conclusion that Verserk will be taking the Twin Gate, the only question left is what finisher they will use.
Eita asked for some time. This wasn’t related to the Twin Gate or Triangle Gate, but he is Brave Gate champion. He talked up his match with Kagetora, and vowed to win.

Over Generation shared some banter before Dragon Kid closed out the show.

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