January 27, 2019 – Open the New Year Gate 2019

January 27th, 2019
Hyogo, Kobe Sambo Hall
Open the New Year Gate 2019
Attendance: 624

1. Ryo Saito⭕️, Don Fujii (11:06 Double Cross) Dragon Kid, Jason Lee❌
2. “brother” YASSHI, Shachihoko Boy⭕️ (8:31 M-9) Problem Dragon❌, Misterioso
3. Gamma⭕️ (7:49 Inside Cradle) Yasushi Kanda❌
4. Masaaki Mochizuki, Shun Skywalker⭕️ (11:22 Skywalker Moonsault) Kagetora❌, U-T
5. YAMATO⭕️, KAI (20:23 Frankensteiner of the Almighty) PAC, Takashi Yoshida❌
6. Ashiyanikki Cup 6 Man Tag Team Tournament 3 Way Finals
Masato Yoshino, Naruki Doi, Kaito Ishida vs. Kzy, Susumu Yokosuka, Genki Horiguchi vs. Eita, Big R Shimizu, Ben-K
①Ishida⭕️ (17:02 Tiger Suplex Hold) Horiguchi❌
②Ishida⭕️ (19:54 Tiger Suplex Hold) Ben-K❌

Shimizu accidentally hit Ben, leading to Ishida scoring the pin. After the match, Eita accused him of doing it on purpose. Does he even know what he is doing out there? Eita saw it plain as day. It was on purpose. Shimizu insisted it wasn’t. He’s always super focused when he’s in the ring, you know. Accidents happen. Why is he putting all the blame on him when there is someone far more guilty. He may have hit Ben by accident, but Ben was the one who got pinned by a totally whatever loser like Ishida. Isn’t that the real problem? Eita wasn’t forgiving. As far he was concerned, they were both at fault. He lost today because of their incompetence. They need to quit playing around, or there will be consequences. Eita, Yoshida, & Kanda left Ben & Shimizu in the ring and went backstage.

MaxiMuM accepted 100 boxes of beef curry from the Ashiyanikki restaurant staff. Doi said who needs YAMATO or Susumu curry when you can have this? The shop even has a drink named after Yoshino’s Torbellino.

Dragon Kid killed the mood. He brought up Yoshino & Doi losing back at the start of the tour. They also haven’t been very successful on the house show circuit. Why are they losing so much? Today notwithstanding. He hypothesized they were only working hard today to get that curry. All the MaxiMuM fans from Hokkaido down to Okinawa know it, too. They only work hard when there is a prize on the line. He didn’t build MaxiMuM from scratch for them to act like this. He’s embarrassed to be their leader. Ishida asked him to stop trying to upset Yoshino. He didn’t build MaxiMuM and he isn’t their leader. He’s just a regular underling and he should stop talking. More important than that though, together with Doi & Yoshino they made their mark as a trio today. There is only one place to go from here. Yoshino didn’t know what he meant. What was he trying to say? Ishida meant the Triangle Gate. Doi said this win was all due to Ishida. He picked up both pins today. If he was serious about the Triangle Gate, then he saw no better place than Champion Gate in Ishida’s hometown of Osaka in March. Even though he lost his Triangle Gate challenge in Osaka back in November, the result would be different in March.

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