12/20 Fantastic Gate

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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