09/18 Dangerous Gate 2017

09/18/2017
Ota City General Gymnasium
Dangerous Gate 2017
4000 Attendance

1. Shun Skywalker⭕️, Hyo Watanabe (8:00 Skywalker Moonsault) Gamma, Shachihoko Boy❌
2. BxB Hulk, Kzy⭕️ (10:09 Kzytime) Don Fujii, Jason Lee❌
3. Open the Brave Gate Championship Match: Jimmy Kagetora (12:49 Gurumakakari) Yosuke♡Santa Maria
☆3rd Defense
4. Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino, Ben-K⭕️ (13:16 Ben-K Bomb) Eita, Takehiro Yamamura, Kaito Ishida❌
5. Open the Twin Gate Championship Match: CIMA⭕️, Dragon Kid (22:32 Meteora to the Stomach) Big R Shimizu, Kotoka❌
☆7th Defense
6. Losing Unit Disbands No DQ Elimination Match: Shingo Takagi, T-Hawk, Takashi Yoshida, El Lindaman, Punch Tominaga (5-4) Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!, Ryo “Jimmy” Saito, Jimmy Susumu, Jimmy K-ness J.K.S., Jimmy Kanda
K-ness (11:06 Hikari no Wa) Tominaga
Lindaman (14:28 Barbed Wire Board Attack) K-ness
Takagi (16:38 Spike Tombstone onto Barbed Wire Bat) Kanda
Horiguchi (18:20 Backslide from Heaven) Yoshida
Saito (20:090 SaiRyo Rocket with Barbed Wire Board) Lindaman
T-Hawk (21:58 BT Bomb) Horiguchi
T-Hawk (Night Ride) Saito
Susumu (31:10 Jumbo no Kachi!) Takagi
T-Hawk (34:11 Cerberus) Susumu
7. Open the Dream Gate Championship Match: Masaaki Mochizuki (24:20 Sankakugeri to the Face) YAMATO
☆YAMATO fails in his 7th defense, Mochizuki becomes the 26th Champion

CIMA opened the show with a quick personal anecdote. A typhoon was in the area over the weekend. It brought a lot of rain to Tokyo. Dangerous Gate started a few hours early for CIMA because after his usual late night training session he began to walk home but his umbrella was blown inside out. He also brought up twice having to leave this very show in an ambulance. Thankfully, the last two years have been No Ambulance Gate and hopefully that trend continues.

YAMATO & Mochizuki had a confrontation after match two. Mochizuki promised to fight as long as there was even a flicker of fire left in him. He hoped that fans would cheer him until their voices were nearly burned out. YAMATO couldn’t contain his excitement. He felt like a grade school student right before a field trip. He is going to be in a lot of pain in a few hours but he is looking forward to it more than anything. He started to talk about how fighting with Mochizuki was different from everyone else, but it appeared Mochizuki had stopped listening so he got a little more serious. Their fight is one that has no need for barbed wire or other gimmicks. When they fight, it lives up to the name Dangerous Gate.

CIMA escalated the Young Generation/Young MaxiMuM feud. He implored Eita & Yamamura to aim for Doi & Yoshino. CIMA challenged Ben-K & Shimizu to come after the Twin Gate so they can finish their clean sweep of MaxiMuM. When you think of the Twin Gate, there are only 3 letters that come to mind. C-K-1.

Verserk celebrated. T-Hawk said a stale and directionless unit was put out of it’s misery today. This was only the beginning. Verserk were once again the center of Dragon Gate and nothing can stop their rampage. They left the Jimmyz to give some token parting words to whatever fans they had left. They ripped the Jimmyz t-shirt from Kagetora but struggled to actually tear it up.

Susumu apologized for losing. They would abide by the rules and split up. This all started nearly 6 years ago when himself & Kagetora had a match where if they lost they would have to change their names. It was cruel and unusual punishment and they hated it. But the fans were there for them. They were joined by Saito, Horiguchi, & Candy a few months later. Then, two years ago in this very same building under the same circumstances, K-ness betrayed Mad Blankey and joined them. That was the start of their second chapter. Someone as plain as him was able to have so much success and so many great memories over the last 5-6 years because of the fans that supported the Jimmyz. That Jimmy name that he once hated so much. Today he fought with all his might to keep it. He failed. The Jimmyz are finished. But not today. He wants one more chance to see some of the fans from all over the country as a Jimmy one last time. A few weeks. Just to say goodbye. Then they will come back to Tokyo for the October Korakuen Hall show and bring the train to its final stop.

Mochizuki was seconded by the former Team Veteran members. CIMA was the first to congratulate him. While he felt compelled to come out and be in his corner for the match, he honestly didn’t expect him to win. Mochizuki told him that after 20 years, CIMA was able to read what was in his heart without saying a word. He actually wasn’t sure of his chances either. Was he still strong enough to handle someone like YAMATO? Would the result today make him start to consider retirement? He wasn’t sure. But at 47 years and 8 months he was now Dream Gate champion for the third time. He mused about his early days in the Kitao Dojo and being sent out into the world. He brought up that this was the 20th anniversary year for CIMA & Fujii. CIMA told the story about meeting Mocchy 20 years ago in a freezing cold venue in Aomori before a Michinoku Pro Wrestling show. When they arrived for the show Mochizuki was already there, warming up next to a small heater by himself. Mochizuki recalled that he had been there for 2 hours by then. CIMA said that he is still like that. Himself & Gamma are always late in getting to the building but Mochizuki is usually the first one there and is the first one warming up. He’s seen this up close for 20 years. He shouldn’t have expected him to lose today. He should have expected it. He shouldn’t be surprised that at 47 years old, 20 years after meeting him, Mochizuki would once again bring him to tears.
Mochizuki changed the subject. With the Jimmyz disbanded and an old bastard as champion there was probably going to be a lot of turmoil in the coming days. He told CIMA & Fujii that they should celebrate their 20th anniversary while they still had a chance. They decided to team together as a trio. Discussing opponents, they agreed that it would only be fitting that they face off with some opponents from the place where they first met. Mochizuki was tasked with contacting the Michinoku Pro Wrestling office and booking a trio to face them.

Mochizuki closed the show out. At 47 years and 8 months, he is once again champion. He will probably have to fight off challengers that are half his age. He’s not sure how long his stamina will hold out but he is ready to carry Dragon Gate again. He had a planned trip to Europe this weekend with CIMA and a few others. Now he is going as champion. He will proudly go and show the world what the champion of Dragon Gate is made of. He promised to deliver more thrilling and chest pounding excitement.

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09/16 5 Unit Survival Race

09/16/2017
Osaka, Higashi-Osaka Municipal East Gym
5 Unit Survival Race
Masato Yoshino Homecoming
1200 Attendance

0. Jason Lee (6:18 German Suplex Hold) Punch Tominaga
1. Gamma, Don Fujii○ (11:04 Super Choke Slam) Jimmy Susumu, Shachihoko Boy✖
2. Masaaki Mochizuki (9:24 Shin Saikyo High Kick) Kaito Ishida
3. 5 Unit Survival Race: YAMATO, BxB Hulk, Kzy○, Yosuke♡Santa Maria (13:06 Skayde Schoolboy) CIMA, Dragon Kid, Eita✖, Takehiro Yamamura
4. 5 Unit Survival Race: Big R Shimizu○, Kotoka (13:59 Shot-put Slam) Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!✖, Ryo “Jimmy” Saito
5. 5 Unit Survival Race: Masato Yoshino○, Naruki Doi, Ben-K (19:35 Lightning Spiral) Shingo Takagi, T-Hawk, El Lindaman✖

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09/13 5 Unit Survival Race

09/13/2017
Ishikawa, Nanao General Civic Gym
450 Attendance

0. Jason Lee (4:18 German Suplex Hold) Shun Skywalker
1. Dragon Kid⭕, Gamma, Takehiro Yamamura (14:56 Bible) Jimmy Kanda, Jimmy Kagetora, Shachihoko Boy❌
2. Ryo “Jimmy” Saito, Jimmy K-ness J.K.S.⭕ (0:12 Vertical Suplex) Masato Yoshino, “Hollywood” Stalker Ichikawa❌
2. Ryo “Jimmy” Saito⭕, Jimmy K-ness J.K.S. (10:48 SaiRyo Rocket) Masato Yoshino, “Hollywood” Stalker Ichikawa❌
3. 5 Unit Survival Race: El Lindaman (9:43 Tiger Suplex Hold) Kzy
4. 5 Unit Survival Race: Shingo Takagi, T-Hawk⭕ (15:29 Cerberus) Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!❌, Jimmy Susumu
5. 5 Unit Survival Race: YAMATO⭕, BxB Hulk, Yosuke♡Santa Maria (17:58 Frankensteiner of the Almighty) Naruki Doi, Big R Shimizu❌, Ben-K

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09/10 5 Unit Survival Race

09/10/2017
Okinawa, Naha City Namura Hall
350 Attendance

1. Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!⭕, Ryo “Jimmy” Saito (13:27 Backslide from Heaven) Don Fujii❌, Big R Shimizu
2. Ryukyu Dragon Pro Wrestling Match: Churaumi Saver (7:21 Lion Twist) Ultra Sokki
3. 5 Unit Survival Race: Dragon Kid (11:29 Bible) Kzy
4. 5 Unit Survival Race: YAMATO, BxB Hulk⭕, Yosuke♡Santa Maria (18:49 First Flash) Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino, Ben-K❌
5. Jimmy Susumu⭕, Jimmy Kagetora (14:11 Yokosuka Cutter) Masaaki Mochizuki, Kotoka❌
6. 5 Unit Survival Race: CIMA, Gamma, Takehiro Yamamura⭕ (19:18 Stardust Press) Shingo Takagi, T-Hawk, El Lindaman❌

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09/05 5 Unit Survival Race

09/05/2017
Tokyo, Korakuen Hall
1850 Attendance

1. Gamma, Takehiro Yamamura⭕, Kaito Ishida (9:15 Modified Cross Knee Breaker) Don Fujii, Hyo Watanabe, Yuki Yoshioka❌
2. Jimmy K-ness J.K.S., Jimmy Kanda⭕ (6:30 Ryu’s) U-T, Shun Skywalker❌
3. 5 Unit Survival Race: Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!, Ryo “Jimmy” Saito⭕ (10:16 SaiRyo Rocket) BxB Hulk, Kzy❌
4. 5 Unit Survival Race: Takashi Yoshida (8:13 Power Bomb) Ben-K
5. 5 Unit Survival Race: YAMATO, Yosuke♡Santa Maria⭕ (12:40 Neraiuchi) Jimmy Susumu, Jimmy Kagetora❌
6. Open the Dream Gate #1 Contender Match: Masaaki Mochizuki (14:49 Armlock) Big R Shimizu
7. 5 Unit Survival Race 3 Way 6 Man Tag Team Match: CIMA, Dragon Kid, Eita vs. Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino, Kotoka vs. Shingo Takagi, T-Hawk, El Lindaman
-Eita (24+01 Crucifix Hold) Yoshino
-Kotoka (30:48 Caldera) Lindaman

Yoshioka appeared to injure his knee during the opener. This created a situation afterwards. As promised last month, Don Fujii went drinking in Golden Gai and came up with new, manly ring names for Yoshioka & Takashima. Yuki Yoshioka is now Yukio Yoshioka. Katsumi Takashima is now Takao Takashima. With these wonderful names they will blossom into great fighters. Yoshioka thanked him for his kindness. However, lately his knee has been bothering him. During the match today he felt it go out. He was probably not going to be able to compete under his new ring name for awhile. He asked Fujii permission to rest. Takashima also thanked him. His new name has the high kanji in it and it makes him feel like he will reach new heights. However, he separated his shoulder last month. He has already had surgery and will probably be out for 6 months. He also asked for permission to rest. Fujii accepted. Injuries are a part of life and health comes first. He praised, but also chastised Yoshioka for gutting out his performance on his knee today. He told him to let it rest and heal properly. His old knee injury still gives him trouble. Fujii Heya would continue on with Hyo & Shun as his disciples. First things first, he told Hyo to shave his head. Hyo was in disbelief. Shun could keep the mask, but otherwise they both were ordered to change their ring gear to match Fujii. Hyo protested. He wasn’t going to shave his head. His ring gear matches his name and if he loses it he loses who he is. Shun wears a green mask. That would look awful with black tights. He has had enough of Fujii Heya. He quit. The four rookies all left, leaving Fujii alone in the ring. He was embarrassed to admit it, but with Yoshioka & Takashima injured and Watanabe & Skywalker rejecting his gracious guidance that Fujii Heya was finished. He thanked for the fans for their fervent support over the last month.

Maria reminded Kagetora that if things go like this at Dangerous Gate, she would be walking out with the Brave Gate title around her waist.
Kagetora admitted that he didn’t know how to deal with someone like Maria. He’s never really enjoyed kissing, much less being kissed against his will like Maria often does. But that goes out the window when the title is on the line. Maria brought up that she won today without having to force a kiss on him. When they meet for the title, Kagetora will see what she is really made of. His labored breathing will drink in her passionate kiss and the result will be a new Brave Gate champion.

Mochizuki told Shimizu that early in the match he thought he threw some good kicks. But the ones he threw when it counted were shit. He should listen well to this advice. He has a lot going for him but as long as he relies on brute force and his finisher the Dream Gate will be out of his reach. He has a long career ahead of him, so he should carefully consider his position and where he wants to be. Mochizuki himself though, he probably doesn’t have a lot of time left. He hasn’t challenged for the Dream Gate in about 2 years. It has been 13 years since his first challenge. He was 34 years old and he said at that time that it may be his last chance. But he has earned another chance here in 2017. He called out YAMATO. It’s been awhile since they have been across the ring from each other. What will YAMATO show him when they meet for the championship? YAMATO admitted that going in, he didn’t really care who won the match. He did get a little excited when Mochizuki won. They have had some spirited fights in the past. But that is the past. YAMATO is firmly entrenched now. His rule is absolute. He is the man that sold 2700 boxes of Almighty Curry yesterday in Iwate. He told Mochizuki to bring his A game in Ota, because he will need it.
Mochizuki conceded he was a strong champion whose reign ranks among the very best in the history books. But he has been wrestling a long time. He has learned that above all else, fans find predictability to be boring. It was time for a shake-up. Someone young or someone old, someone needed to take that title from him and shake things up. He was just the man to cause that shake up when they meet on 9/18 in Ota. His sight in his left eye has been bad ever since a match with Takagi earlier this year. His body hurts in ways it never did before. When he was 34 he thought it was his last chance. At 47, every chance may his last. He was going to make the best of it and give the fans one more look at Masaaki Mochizuki as Dream Gate champion.

Verserk were given 2 losses in the survival race for losing the main event. Lindaman complained about being ganged up on 3-1 in the final stages. This whole thing was bogus! Takagi said they agreed to the stipulations so there was no use in protesting. They had no choice but to win the rest of their matches. On September 18th, Dragon Gate will hold Dangerous Gate. Verserk will be the ones that opens the door and brings the danger in. They will do so in the form of barbed wire. If they are defending the Triangle Gate or if they are defending their own existing, they will do so with barbed wire. The idiots in this god forsaken city will see a new side of hell.

Kotoka blew all that off to remind everyone that he was the one that scored the pin in the main event. He asked Shimizu to team with him and challenge CK-1 for the Twin Gate. CIMA wasn’t so enthused. Such is the life of the Twin Gate champions. They should be ready to defend against all comers. The challenge was accepted. He changed subjects to the Survival Race. Eita picked up a very important win today. After spending the entire month in last place, Over Generation are no longer at the bottom. Eita provoked everyone in sight. CIMA had to apologize for his lackluster microphone work.

MaxiMuM closed out the show promising to survive and return to Korakuen Hall in full force next month.

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