05/05/2018 Dead or Alive 2018

05/06/2018
Aichi, Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium
Dead or Alive 2018
Attendance: 4500

1. Gamma, Problem Dragon, Kaito Ishida, Shun Skywalker⭕(11:13 Skywalker Moonsault) BxB Hulk, U-T, Hyo Watanabe, Yuki Yoshioka❌
2. K-ness., Don Fujii⭕ (7:30 Pinned after failed German Suplex Hold) “ Hollywood” Stalker Ichikawa❌, Shachihoko Boy
3. Takashi Yoshida⭕ (7:34 Cyber Bomb) Kagetora❌
4. Open the Brave Gate Championship Match: Dragon Kid⭕ (13:11 Bible) Yosuke♡Santa Maria❌
5. Open the Twin Gate Championship Match: Big R Shimizu, Ben-K⭕ (18:31 Shot-put Spear) T-Hawk❌, Eita
★Antias fail in their 3rd Defense, Big Ben become the 42nd Champion team
6. Open the Triangle Gate Championship Match: Kzy⭕, Genki Horiguchi, Susumu Yokosuka (17:31 Skayde Schoolboy) Naruki Doi❌, Masato Yoshino, Jason Lee
★MaxiMuM fail in their 3rd defense, Natural Vibes become the 63rd champion team
7. Cabellera contra Cabellera Steel Cage Survival 7 Way Match: Masaaki Mochizuki vs. YAMATO vs. Ryo Saito vs. Punch Tominaga vs. El Lindaman vs. Shingo Takagi vs. Yasushi Kanda
①Lindaman, ②Tominaga ③Mochizuki ④Kanda ⑤YAMATO
⑥Takagi (4:59 Last Falconry) Saito

Yoshida heaped some praise on Kagetora. What an exciting match they had. It helped him better understand him. He knows that he wants to join Antias. He took the barely conscious Kagetora backstage. He appeared with them during the Antias interval during the cage match and helped Lindaman escape. However, in the final stages he ripped off the Antias shirt to reveal a Tribe Vanguard shirt. He joined forces with them to assist YAMATO in his escape.

It came down to Takagi vs. Saito, and Takagi won with 1 second remaining.

Takagi took over the ring. Mochizuki, Punch, & YAMATO don’t deserve to participate in the haircut. Antias would take all of his hair for themselves. He demanded Saito sit and take his haircut like the loser he is. He destroyed the Owarai Gate title. This is the new reality. A perfect ending to the Golden Week holiday. At the beginning of the year, he ceded control of Antias to the young trio. Lindaman ran from the cage like a coward, while Eita & T-Hawk lost to a pig and gorilla. Takagi was taking that control back from them right here and now. If they don’t like it, there is the door. The only way to the top is his way so that is how things are going to be. Deal with it. As for Nagoya, their food sucks and their women are ugly so he was getting out of this miserable town. They should all go home too.

Fujii & K-ness. assisted Saito. He apologized. He wasn’t going to make excuses. He lost. He is the one that picked the fight with Takagi and he knew what he was getting into. He wasn’t going to let the fans end their Golden Week on a sour note so he wanted to lighten the mood up before they went home. He noticed the destroyed Owarai Gate. It’s ok. It only cost ¥3000. He was thankful for the help from K-ness., Fujii, and the other unaffiliated wrestlers that helped him out today. It reminded him of how much of an asset units can be. He’s been on his own since the Jimmyz ended. He’s team up with a few others here and there but he hasn’t really formed any bonds with anyone. Kzy has started Natural Vibes. They look like they have worked hard on their dance routine and there is no spot in the formation for him. He’s been loosely aligned with YAMATO for the sake of this match, but Kagetora swooped in and took the spot in Tribe Vanguard from under him. DoiYoshiJason have been a big hit for MaxiMuM. Maybe he can join and make BigBenRyo….nah. As for Over Generation. He just can’t get along with Dragon Kid. Antias isn’t even an option, of course. He called K-ness. & Fujii to the center. They tried out a pose and he liked how it felt. He asked them if they were up for making a team that ensures that fun and lighthearted wrestling remains a fixture in Dragon Gate. He lost his hair today, but King of Gate starts in two days and he isn’t out of chances. He asked the fans to have a safe trip home, a nice end to their GW vacation, and to come back and see DG again soon.

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05/04/2018 The Gate of Passion 2018

05/04/2018
Kyoto, KBS Hall
The Gate of Passion 2018
Attendance: 750

0. Kaito Ishida⭕ (6:33 Buzzsaw Kick) Yuki Yoshioka❌
1. Big R Shimizu, Jason Lee⭕ (12:08 Pinfall) Genki Horiguchi❌, “brother” YASSHI
2. Shun Skywalker⭕ (8:27 Neraiuchi Counter) Yosuke♡Santa Maria❌
3. King of Gate Preview Special ①: BxB Hulk, Takashi Yoshida⭕ (10:00 Cyber Bomb) Kzy, Ben-K❌
4. OWE Shanghai Tryout Match: CIMA, Jingjia⭕ (8:20 630°) T-Hawk, Scorpio X2❌
5. King of Gate Preview Special ②: Masato Yoshino, Susumu Yokosuka⭕, Kagetora (15:22 Jumbo no Kachi!) Naruki Doi, Dragon Kid❌, Eita
6. Road to Dead or Alive in Kyoto② 3 vs. 4 Handicap Match: Ryo Saito, Shingo Takagi, El Lindaman, Punch Tominaga⭕ (16:18 Punch Clutch) Masaaki Mochizuki, YAMATO, Yasushi Kanda❌

A lottery was held at the top of the show to determine the teams for the main event.

Shun told Maria that she was focusing on DK and overlooked him. He earned his spot in King of Gate and this was proof. He was going to Skywalk his way through the tournament and asked the Kyoto fans to expect big things. Maria never even entertained the idea of losing to Shun. It was a wake up call and will only make her fight harder in Aichi on Sunday. She was hoping the next time she shares the ring with Shun it is in the King of Gate finals.

There were various accidents in the KoG preview tag. Yoshida proclaimed that he was on a roll and when he gets moving he runs down anything in his path. Hulk yelled at him. Today was a tag match. Why was he intentionally attacking his partner? We all know he isn’t a smart man but surely he understands how a tag match works.
Kzy accidentally hit Ben-K with an uppercut that caused him to lose. Ben promised to pay him back 300 fold in their league match. Kzy admitted he was a formidable opponent, but he had his mind on someone else. His first opponent in league play; YAMATO. They haven’t had many singles matches in the past. He’s excited but he is also dead serious. He is going to beat YAMATO in the middle of the ring. Everyone in his block. Ben-K too. He has no other option but to win King of Gate and get another shot at Masaaki Mochizuki. There was a change of scenery coming and he was the one bringing it.

CIMA gave a quick speech. He hasn’t been inside a Dragon Gate ring since the end of March. What has this old man been up to? Since last fall, he has been teaching pro wrestling to a group of young men in Shanghai. In China, there is no such thing as pro wrestling. When he first started this task he had to spend a good amount of time just drilling that a 3 count ended the match. They would wait until just before a 4 count to kick out, then when corrected on that they began kicking out at 0. Today he was bringing two of those students. 19 years old, 9 months since learning that pro wrestling existed, their first match in Japan and their second overall.

Like in the previous tag, there were accidents aplenty in the semifinal. Eita spit water at DK and gave him a Superkick, allowing a reluctant Susumu to pick up the win.
Eita was in a foul mood. Why was he stuck teaming with Doi? Bullshit. Even worse was that midget Dragon Kid. He turned his back on Over Generation because hated him so much. Where exactly was Over Generation? Problem Dragon isn’t here. Gamma isn’t here. Ishida? Yamamura? CIMA? What was the point? They should disband right here and now. DK responded by asking him where his Twin Gate title teammate T-Hawk has been. Why isn’t he out here? Why is Eita carrying both title belts? They will be facing each other in King of Gate. He doesn’t know what hasn’t happened to Eita to put his head where it’s at now, but he should be ready for a fight. As for today, it was obvious he is an unprofessional as ever. This was a tag match. The fans came to see it. They tuned into the Dragon Gate Network to see it. They didn’t want to see Eita get bored and throw a tantrum. He should put aside his personal feelings and finish the match for them. He was doing a whole lot of talking lately. You can’t defend your titles with just words, especially against the likes of Big Ben. Eita better get his act together or else those titles he is carrying will be gone in an instant. He will see him in Osaka for their King of Gate match where they can settle their differences once and for all.
Doi was gleefull at their quarrel. He lives for this sort of thing. He’s in the same block as them and this will only make it easier for him. He was planning on going undefeated. He will be the face of Block C, the standard bearer of Block C, and the winner of Block C.
Yoshino was impressed with his friend being so cool and he was pulling for him to succeed. He was planning on doing the same thing in his own block and going on to win the whole thing.
Susumu warned him to not take the new Natural Vibes Susumu lightly. First, his new team were going to take the Triangle Gate from MaxiMuM on Sunday. Then he was going to repeat 2014 and once again be the King of Gate.
Kagetora felt overlooked, but that’s fine. He likes being the dark horse. Over the last month he has experimented by wearing different unit merchandise and seconding them for matches. He’s finally come to a decision on where he belongs. He will announce it on Sunday in Aichi.

Takagi brought the barbed wire bat back and left Punch with a bloodied chest.
Kanda didn’t give a damn about losing today. All he cares about is getting the hell out of the cage on Sunday.
Mochizuki had some words of warning for Punch. He told Lindaman that he didn’t do much today. If he performs like this on Sunday he was going to end up bald.
YAMATO reminded Takagi that this was a hair match, not a death match. His weapons had no place in the cage. However, his hair clippers did! Takagi is the only one to not feel them against his head. YAMATO has decided that Takagi is the one that ends up shaved on Sunday. He will have help inside from Saito and on the outside from Tribe Vanguard and their brother unit MaxiMuM. Gahahahaha!! 5/6 will be a day to remember. Hopefully they all won’t have trouble sleeping until then. Gahahahahaa!!
If YAMATO was going to bring those dangerous hair clippers, Takagi has no choice but to defend himself and bring his bat with him. Does he understand the meaning of Dead or Alive? You either live, or you die. It is a death match. As for everyone that wants to see him lose his hair…Too bad. It’s not happening.
Lindaman wasn’t sure if that lariat from Takagi was on purpose. Was it a betrayal or merely an accident? We won’t have to wait much longer to find out. Mochizuki was right about him not doing much today. There is a lot to be said for saving your strength so you peak at the right time. For example, when the siren sounds and it’s time to leave the cage.
Saito insisted that the lariat was on purpose. No question about it. He should pay him back by helping in the effort to leave him bald. He wasn’t going to offer him any handshakes but they should consider having the same goal. You never know what is going to happen in the cage. To protect himself he has formed a tight bond with YAMATO. He had formed a shaky bond with Mochizuki. He praised Punch for doing his best even though he was in over his head. He hoped Punch would consider helping him out in a pinch. They should be allies in this, too.
Punch placed his trust in Saito. With help from him and from Natural Vibes he would get payback at those that treated him like a joke. He was going to protect his hair and then make a splash in King of Gate.

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05/03/2018 The Gate of Passion 2018

05/03/2018
Kyoto, KBS Hall
The Gate of Passion 2018
Attendance: 650

0. Kagetora⭕ (5:33 Gurumakakarikai) Hyo Watanabe❌
1. BxB Hulk, Yosuke♡Santa Maria⭕, U-T (14:38 Neraiuchi) Dragon Kid, Gamma, Kaito Ishida❌
2. T-Hawk⭕ (9:29 Cerberus) Shun Skywalker❌
3. Susumu Yokosuka⭕, Punch Tominaga (13:23 Pinfall) Don Fujii❌, Ryo Saito
4. Big R Shimizu, Ben-K⭕ (14:14 Spear) Eita, Yasushi Kanda❌
5. Kzy⭕, Genki Horiguchi, “brother” YASSHI (16:15 Skayde Schoolboy) Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino, Jason Lee❌
6. Road to Dead or Alive in Kyoto①: Masaaki Mochizuki, El Lindaman⭕ (17:12 Pumping Bomber by Takagi) YAMATO❌, Shingo Takagi

Kid told Maria to give up on the Brave Gate title. He has gotten used to being kissed and has possibly even started to like it. Maria promised to leave him both breathless and title-less.

Eita had only one thing to say to Big Ben. They can’t win and they won’t win in the Twin Gate title match. All they can do is hope they don’t get beaten up too badly.

The new Kzy lead unit announced their name is “Natural Vibes”. They came out to a theme called Party Anthem featuring verses from Kzy & YASSHI and danced to it. Doi wasn’t impressed with them. It looks like their little dance is the only thing they have been practicing. They would need more than that it the upcoming Triangle Gate title match.

Takagi gave YAMATO a Pumping Bomber and threw Lindaman on top to let him get the win. The cage match entrants all had a confrontation afterwards. Saito was confident that he and YAMATO would be able to work together. Kanda wasn’t concerned with anything or anyone. He was going to escape as soon as possible and let the rest of the animals fight. Takagi mocked Punch for his dance moves earlier.

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04/30/2018 The Gate of Passion 2018

04/30/2018
Fukui, Echizen Sun Dome Fukui
The Gate of Passion 2018
Attendance: 600

1. Masato Yoshino, Jason Lee⭕, Ben-K (15:23 Hong Kong La Magistral Cradle) Dragon Kid, Gamma, Kaito Ishida❌
2. Susumu Yokosuka⭕ (11:52 Yokosuka Cutter) Hyo Watanabe❌
3. Don Fujii, Ryo Saito⭕ (13:48 SaiRyo Rocket) Masaaki Mochizuki, Shun Skywalker❌
4. Naruki Doi⭕, Big R Shimizu (12:21 Bakatare Sliding Kick) Kzy, Kagetora❌
5. YAMATO⭕, BxB Hulk, Yosuke♡Santa Maria (17:15 Frankensteiner of the Almighty) Eita, El Lindaman❌, Takashi Yoshida

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04/29/2018 The Gate of Passion 2018

04/29/2018
Kagawa, Takamatsu Symbol Tower
The Gate of Passion 2018
Attendance: 466

1. Eita⭕, El Lindaman, Yasushi Kanda (14:26 Superkick) K-ness., Problem Dragon, Kaito Ishida❌
2. Don Fujii⭕ (8:35 Small Package) Yuki Yoshioka❌
3. Kzy, Susumu Yokosuka⭕ (15:54 Jumbo no Kachi!gatame) Naruki Doi, Shun Skywalker❌
4. Masaaki Mochizuki, Yosuke♡Santa Maria⭕ (16:02 Neraiuchi) Dragon Kid, Ryo Saito❌
5. Masato Yoshino, Jason Lee, Ben-K⭕ (17:13 Ben-K Bomb) YAMATO, BxB Hulk, U-T❌

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