Prime Zone vol.57

08/18/2017
Dragon Gate Arena
Prime Zone vol.57

1. Eita (6:00 Camel Clutch) Hyo Watanabe
2. YAMATO (7:36 Boston Crab) Yuki Yoshioka
3. Don Fujii{W}, Jimmy K-ness J.K.S. (8:24 HIMEI) Masato Yoshino, U-T{L}
4. Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!! (5:02 Backslide from Heaven) Ben-K
5. Shingo Takagi, T-Hawk{W} (11:25 Cerberus) BxB Hulk, Kzy{L}


08/17 5 Unit Survival Race

08/17/2017
Osaka, Daito City Municipal Building Kirarie Hall
Kaito Ishida Homecoming
Kotoka 2nd Homecoming
550 Attendance

0. Punch Tominaga (5:18 PT Kick) Katsumi Takashima
1. T-Hawk, Takashi Yoshida{W} (12:19 Pineapple Bomber) Don Fujii, Yuki Yoshioka{L}
2. 5 Unit Survival Race: Shingo Takagi (11:59 Reverse STF) Ben-K
3. 5 Unit Survival Race: BxB Hulk, Yosuke♡Santa Maria{W} (15:10 Hikari no Wa counter) Jimmy Kagetora, Jimmy K-ness J.K.S.{L}
4. 5 Unit Survival Race: YAMATO{W}, Kzy (16:06 Pin) Jimmy Susumu, Ryo “Jimmy” Saito{L}
5. 5 Unit Survival Race: Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino, Big R Shimizu, Kotoka{W} (19:43 Caldera) Dragon Kid, Eita, Takehiro Yamamura, Kaito Ishida{L}


NEX 157 Card Information

08/25/2017
Dragon Gate Arena
Sanctuary.157

0. Kaito Ishida vs. Yuki Yoshioka
1. Kzy vs. U-T
2. Yosuke♡Santa Maria vs. Shun Skywalker
3. Eita vs. Katsumi Takashima
4. Big R Shimizu, Ben-K vs. Kaito Ishida, Yuki Yoshioka


08/13 5 Unit Survival Race

08/13/2017
Hyogo, Kobe Sambo Hall
1000 Attendance

0. Yuki Yoshioka (5:45 German Suplex Hold) Shun Skywalker
1. Masaaki Mochizuki, Jimmy Kanda{W} (8:57 Ryu’s) Don Fujii, Hyo Watanabe{L}
2. Kotoka (9:11 La Magistral Cradle) U-T
3. 5 Unit Survival Race Match: T-Hawk, El Lindaman{W} (12:13 Tiger Suplex Hold) Takehiro Yamamura, Kaito Ishida{L}
4. 5 Unit Survival Race Match: Jimmy Susumu, Jimmy K-ness J.K.S.{W} (15:30 Hikari no Wa) Shingo Takagi{L}, Takashi Yoshida
5. 5 Unit Survival Race Match: Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!{W}, Jimmy Kagetora, Ryo “Jimmy” Saito (17:17 Backslide from Heaven) CIMA{L}, Dragon Kid, Eita
6. 5 Unit Survival Race Match: Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino, Big R Shimizu{W}, Ben-K (21:21 Shot-put Slam) YAMATO{L}, BxB Hulk, Kzy, Yosuke♡Santa Maria


5 Unit Survival Race Card Information

08/26/2017
Osaka, Edion Arena Osaka #2

1. Gamma, Kaito Ishida, Shun Skywalker vs. Don Fujii, Hyo Watanabe, Yuki Yoshioka
2. 5 Unit Survival Race: Kzy, Yosuke♡Santa Maria vs. Jimmy Kanda, Jimmy Kagetora
3. 5 Unit Survival Race: Takehiro Yamamura vs. El Lindaman
4. YAMATO, BxB Hulk vs. Masaaki Mochizuki, Big R Shimizu
5. 5 Unit Survival Race: CIMA, Dragon Kid, Eita vs. Shingo Takagi, T-Hawk, Takashi Yoshida
6. 5 Unit Survival Race: Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino, Kotoka, Ben-K vs. Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!, Jimmy Susumu, Ryo “Jimmy” Saito, Jimmy K-ness J.K.S.


08/12 5 Unit Survival Race

08/12/2017
Hyogo, Himeji Minato Dome
700 Attendance

0. Shun Skywalker (5:44 Skywalker Moonsault) Hyo Watanabe
1. Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!, Jimmy Susumu{W} (12:48 Yokosuka Cutter) Masaaki Mochizuki, Shachihoko Boy{L}
2. 5 Unit Survival Race Match: T-Hawk (10:41 BT Bomb) Kaito
3. 5 Unit Survival Race Match: Shingo Takagi{W}, El Lindaman (17:17 Pumping Bomber) Naruki Doi, Ben-K{L}
4. 5 Unit Survival Race Match: Masato Yoshino, Big R Shimizu{W} (12:33 Shot-put Slam) Jimmy Kagetora, Ryo “Jimmy” Saito{L}
5. 5 Unit Survival Race Match: CIMA, Dragon Kid{W}, Takehiro Yamamura, Eita (20:20 Bible) YAMATO, BxB Hulk, Kzy{L}, Yosuke♡Santa Maria


08/11 5 Unit Survival Race

08/11/2017
Aichi, Nagoya Congress Center
1150 Attendance

0. Shun Skywalker{W}, Yuki Yoshioka (4:46 Skywalker Moonsault) Katsumi Takashima{L}, Hyo Watanabe
1. 5 Unit Survival Race Match: Ryo “Jimmy” Saito{W}, Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!! (8:49 Double Cross) Takehiro Yamamura, Kaito Ishida{L}
2. 5 Unit Survival Race Match: El Lindaman (9:30 German Suplex Hold) Jimmy Kanda
3. Big R Shimizu{W}, Ben-K (10:00 Shot-put Slam) Masaaki Mochizuki{L}, Don Fujii
4. Shingo Takagi, T-Hawk{W}, Takashi Yoshida (14:30 BT Bomb) BxB Hulk, Kzy, U-T{L}
5. 5 Unit Survival Race Match: YAMATO, Yosuke♡Santa Maria{W} (18:01 Neraiuchi) Jimmy Susumu, Jimmy Kagetora{L}
6. 5 Unit Survival Race Match: Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino, Kotoka{W} (19:41 Caldera) CIMA, Dragon Kid{L}, Eita

Fujii put the new members of Fujii Heya through rigorous drills before their dark match.

Shimizu told Mochizuki that he and his peers have sat idly by while old timers like him have monopolized the Dream Gate title scene for far too long. After the September Korakuen, he would be the one opening the door to his dreams.

Chaos ensued after the main event, with every unit getting involved in a brawl. Maria went straight for Kagetora and gave him another long kiss. Lindaman called for some sanity. Has this survival race really made everyone this out of control? Only Verserk was allowed to act like this! He talked about the results of the day, with 2 losses each for OG & the Jimmyz. Even the so called Hero of Nagoya Dragon Kid was beaten by the biggest loser in the world. Verserk were still Triangle Gate champions and that made them the most important unit. They can’t lose in this league. They will easily coast into first place way ahead of everyone else and withdraw from the whole thing, leaving the other units to fight for their lives. Kanda told him in no uncertain terms that everyone knows Verserk can’t win without cheating and he would pay them back for interfering in his match earlier. The Jimmyz would survive. Maria told everyone to stop with the scary faced and calm down. Tribe Vanguard wouldn’t be breaking up because she was around to protect it. She looked in the direction of the Jimmyz and said that they had what she was aiming for and they should be prepared. Tribe left.
Eita mused that Maria was thinking about herself in the middle of a team effort. That isn’t relevant to him though. Over Generation is 4-5 now and that is a bad place to be. Their only choice to win every single match from now until the end. Over Generation would survive. Mon-Dai-Ryu!
Kotoka finally got to celebrate winning the main event. MaxiMuM isn’t just Doi & Yoshino. Young MaxiMuM will do their part in making sure they survive.

Gamma was pulled from the card due to an elbow injury suffered on 8/8.


5 Unit Survival Race Card Information

08/17/2017
Osaka, Daito City Municipal Building Kirarie Hall
Kaito Ishida Homecoming
Kotoka 2nd Homecoming

1. T-Hawk, Takashi Yoshida vs. Don Fujii, Yuki Yoshioka
2. 5 Unit Survival Race: Shingo Takagi vs. Ben-K
3. 5 Unit Survival Race: BxB Hulk, Yosuke♡Santa Maria vs. Jimmy Kagetora, Jimmy K-ness J.K.S.
4. 5 Unit Survival Race: YAMATO, Kzy vs. Jimmy Susumu, Ryo “Jimmy” Saito
5. 5 Unit Survival Race: Dragon Kid, Eita, Takehiro Yamamura, Kaito Ishida vs. Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino, Big R Shimizu, Kotoka

08/19/2017
Hiroshima, Fukuyama Big Rose

0. U-T vs. Katsumi Takashima
1. Masaaki Mochizuki, Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!, Ryo “Jimmy” Saito vs. Shingo Takagi, Takashi Yoshida, Punch Tominaga
2. 5 Unit Survival Race: Jimmy Susumu, Jimmy K-ness J.K.S. vs. Dragon Kid, Gamma
3. Jimmy Kagetora vs. Shachihoko Boy
4. 5 Unit Survival Race: CIMA, Eita vs. T-Hawk, El Lindaman
5. 5 Unit Survival Race: Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino, Big R Shimizu vs. YAMATO, BxB Hulk, Yosuke♡Santa Maria


08/08 Scandal Gate 2017

08/08/2017
Tokyo, Korakuen Hall
1850 Attendance

1. Masaaki Mochizuki{W}, Gamma, Shachihoko Boy (6:03 Saikyo High Kick) Shun Skywalker, Yuki Yoshioka{L}, Katsumi Takashima
2. Jimmy Kanda{W}, Jimmy K-ness J.K.S. (7:41 Ryu’s) Don Fuiji, Hyo Watanabe{L}
3. 5 Unit Survival Race: CIMA{W}, Dragon Kid (13:09 Mad Splash) Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!{L}, Jimmy Kagetora
4. 5 Unit Survival Race: Eita{W}, Takehiro Yamamura, Kaito Ishida (11:53 Numero Uno) Kotoka{L}, Big R Shimizu, Ben-K
5. 5 Unit Survival Race: Naruki Doi{W}, Masato Yoshino (18:35 Bakatare Sliding Kick) Jimmy Susumu, Ryo “Jimmy” Saito{L}
6. 5 Unit Survival Race Elimination Match: YAMATO, BxB Hulk, Kzy, Yosuke♡Santa Maria (4-0) Shingo Takagi, T-Hawk, Takashi Yoshida, El Lindaman
-YAMATO (22:00 Frankensteiner of the Almighty) T-Hawk
-Maria (23:39 Pin) Yoshida
-Hulk (25:51 First Flash) Lindaman
-Kzy (30:24 Skayde Schoolboy) Takagi

Fujii had some harsh words for Shun, Hyo, Takashima, & Yoshioka. They keep losing and not progressing. They will never become regulars if they continue in this fashion. Don’t they want more for themselves? Yoshioka said they wanted to make an impact and become regulars. To help them achieve this, he asked Fujii to reactivate Fujii Heya and guide them. He was firmly against the idea but they eventually talked him into it. Hyo & Shun have characters and gimmick names. Yoshioka & Takashima don’t. His first act as their leader will be to come up with better ringnames for them. Fully aware of the types of names Fujii has come up with in the past they were hesitant. If they refused, then he wouldn’t go through with Fujii Heya. They relented. He will unveil their new names next month.

Maria attacked Kagetora after his match, rendering him unconscious with a deep kiss. She also planted a kiss on the Brave Gate title belt, then left without saying a word.

CIMA talked about the Survival Race. Mondai Ryu hasn’t had a match as an OG member yet. He has had new gear and a new mask made but hasn’t been able to use them. It was important that he have a place he belongs to when he returns, so OG will be fighting with that purpose in mind.

Over Generation & MaxiMuM came out after the main event for a confrontation. Doi made fun of Verserk for getting swept. Kotoka got in on it, but Eita kicked him from behind. Verserk may have gotten swept, but Kotoka was still a loser. T-Hawk was irate. Trash units talking trash. After more arguing, they agreed to a Survival Race 3 way six man tag for the September Korakuen Hall. The winners of the first fall will be safe and receive credit for a win. The eventual losing team will be docked for two losses.

Tribe Vanguard started to close the show when Mochizuki interrupted. Even though the focus of this tour was on the units, the independents were as active as ever. He pinned YAMATO in Kyoto the other day, so he wanted a Dream Gate title match. YAMATO said that one win over the champion wasn’t quite enough to earn a championship opportunity. He was about to accept, but Big R Shimizu came back out. Mochizuki has one win over YAMATO. A fluke win in a tag match. Shimizu reminded everyone he pinned the champion in 3 minutes in a singles match a few months ago. He should be the next challenger. He & Mochizuki agreed to a #1 contender match for the September Korakuen.

Tribe Vanguard closed the show.


08/07 5 Unit Survival Race

08/07/2017
Shizuoka, Twin Messe Shizuoka

1. Masaaki Mochizuki, BxB Hulk{W}, Kzy (12:34 First Flash) Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!, Jimmy Kagetora, Jimmy K-ness J.K.S.
2. 5 Unit Survival Race: Big R Shimizu (9:40 Shot-put Slam) Kaito Ishida
3. YAMATO, Yosuke♡Santa Maria{W} (13:03 Neraiuchi) Don Fujii, Takehiro Yamamura{L}
4. 5 Unit Survival Race: Jimmy Susumu{W}, Ryo “Jimmy” Saito (15:28 Genkai) Dragon Kid, Eita{L}
5. 5 Unit Survival Race: Naruki Doi{W}, Masato Yoshino, Kotoka (16:49 Bakatare Sliding Kick) Shingo Takagi, T-Hawk, El Lindaman{L}


08/06 5 Unit Survival Race

08/06/2017
Mie, Matsubara City Heartful Mikumo
500 Attendance

1. Shingo Takagi, T-Hawk, El Lindaman{W} (10:43 Tiger Suplex Hold) Masaaki Mochizuki, Don Fujii, U-T{L}
2. 5 Unit Survival Race: Takashi Yoshida (14:05 Pineapple Bomber) Yosuke♡Santa Maria
3. 5 Unit Survival Race: Masato Yoshino{W}, Kotoka (12:46 Lightning Spiral) Dragon Kid, Takehiro Yamamura{L}
4. 5 Unit Survival Race: CIMA, Eita{W} (15:23 Hurricanrana) Naruki Doi, Ben-K{L}
5. 5 Unit Survival Race: YAMATO{W}, BxB Hulk, Kzy (18:18 Pin) Jimmy Susumu, Ryo “Jimmy” Saito{L}, Jimmy K-ness J.K.S.


08/05 5 Unit Survival Race

08/05/2017
Kyoto, KBS Hall
750 Attendance

0. Yosuke♡Santa Maria{W}, U-T (3:46 Neraiuchi) Shun Skywalker, Yuki Yoshioka{L}
1. Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!, Ryo “Jimmy” Saito, Jimmy Kagetora{W} (11:49 Modified Michinoku Driver) Dragon Kid, Gamma, Hyo Watanabe{L}
2. 5 Unit Survival Race: Jimmy Susumu, Jimmy Kanda{W} (14:10 German Suplex Hold) T-Hawk, Takashi Yoshida{L}
3. Masaaki Mochizuki{W}, Masato Yoshino (10:53 Frankensteiner Counter) YAMATO{L}, Don Fujii
4. 5 Unit Survival Race: Shingo Takagi, El Lindaman vs. BxB Hulk, Kzy
5. 5 Unit Survival Race: go baaan 15th Anniversary 8 Man Tag Team Match: CIMA, Eita, Takehiro Yamamura, Kaito Ishida (18:45 Numero Uno) Naruki Doi, Big R Shimizu{L}, Kotoka, Ben-K

Fresh off his defense over Flamita at World, Kagetora said he was ready every day to accept another challenge. He addressed Hyo. He said his dream was to be Brave Gate champion. Based off what he saw today, Kagetora thought that day may be closer than expected. He was expecting big things from him and asked him to fight his hardest. He also asked the Kyoto fans to have similar high expectations for the Jimmyz in the 5 Unit Survival Race.

Kanda & Susumu both promised to keep the Jimmyz alive.

Mochizuki reminded YAMATO that even though the survival race was on, the unaffiliated were still a threat to him. He should be on his toes whether it is a league match or not.

Takagi derided Kzy for his choice of finish. He was clearly a spineless coward with no will to fight head on. He and his unit have no merit or value to society. They should drop out of the league and voluntarily disband. Whatever. Today was over. Verserk was going to win by any means necessary from here on out. Kzy had no real idea what he was talking about. All he knew was there was a 3 count and he was the one that got it. Along with the others, they would protect Tribe Vanguard and walk away as survivors. Maria agreed, but brought up that she also had something else on her mind that she would reveal soon.

Eita said that Over Generation would prove they were the number one unit in Dragon Gate by finishing at the front of the race. Shimizu said losing today really really sucked, but this was only the first steps taken in this race. Over Generation would be paid back for today. Kotoka said that MaxiMuM was created just 3 short months ago here in Kyoto. They weren’t going to let themselves be demolished so easily.


5 Unit Survival Race Series Card Information

08/11/2017
Aichi, Nagoya Congress Center

0. Kaito Ishida, Hyo Watanabe vs. Shun Skywalker, Yuki Yoshioka
1. 5 Unit Survival Race Match: Gamma, Takehiro Yamamura vs. Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!
2. 5 Unit Survival Race Match: El Lindaman vs. Jimmy Kanda
3. Masaaki Mochizuki, Don Fujii vs. Big R Shimizu, Ben-K
4. Shingo Takagi, T-Hawk, Takashi Yoshida vs. BxB Hulk, Kzy, U-T
5. 5 Unit Survival Race Match: Jimmy Susumu, Jimmy Kagetora vs. YAMATO, Yosuke♡Santa Maria
6. 5 Unit Survival Race Match: CIMA, Dragon Kid, Eita vs. Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino, Kotoka

08/12/2017
Hyogo, Himeji Minato Dome

0. Hyo Watanabe vs. Shun Skywalker
1. Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!, Jimmy Susumu vs. Masaaki Mochizuki, Shachihoko Boy
2. 5 Unit Survival Race Match: T-Hawk vs. Takehiro Yamamura
3. 5 Unit Survival Race Match: Shingo Takagi, El Lindaman vs. Naruki Doi, Ben-K
4. 5 Unit Survival Race Match: Masato Yoshino, Big R Shimizu vs. Jimmy Kagetora, Ryo “Jimmy” Saito
5. 5 Unit Survival Race Match: YAMATO, BxB Hulk, Kzy, Yosuke♡Santa Maria vs. CIMA, Dragon Kid, Gamma, Eita

08/13/2017
Hyogo, Kobe Sambo Hall

0. Jimmy Kanda, Shun Skywalker vs. Yuki Yoshioka, Katsumi Takashima
1. Masaaki Mochizuki, U-T vs. Don Fujii, Hyo Watanabe
2. 5 Unit Survival Race Match: Kotoka vs. Kaito Ishida
3. T-Hawk, El Lindaman vs. Eita, Takehiro Yamamura
4. 5 Unit Survival Race Match: Jimmy Susumu, Jimmy K-ness J.K.S. vs. Shingo Takagi, Takashi Yoshida
5. 5 Unit Survival Race Match: CIMA, Dragon Kid, Gamma vs. Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!, Jimmy Kagetora, Ryo “Jimmy” Saito
6. 5 Unit Survival Race Match: YAMATO, BxB Hulk, Kzy, Yosuke♡Santa Maria vs. Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino, Big R Shimizu, Ben-K

08/20/2017
Fukuoka, Hakata Star Lanes

1. Jimmy Kanda, Jimmy Kagetora, Yuki Yoshioka vs. Don Fujii, U-T, Hyo Watanabe
2. 5 Unit Survival Race Match: Yosuke♡Santa Maria vs. Punch Tominaga
3. 5 Unit Survival Race Match: Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!, Ryo “Jimmy” Saito vs. Gamma, Kaito Ishida
4. Masaaki Mochizuki, Jimmy Susumu, Jimmy K-ness J.K.S. vs. Big R Shimizu, Ben-K, Kotoka
5. 5 Unit Survival Race Match: Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino vs. YAMATO, BxB Hulk
6. 5 Unit Survival Race Match: CIMA, Dragon Kid, Eita, Takehiro Yamamura vs. Shingo Takagi, T-Hawk, Takashi Yoshida, El Lindaman


October 2017 Tour Schedule

1st – Fukuoka, Hakata Star Lanes 16:00
5th – Tokyo, Korakuen Hall 18:30
7th – Shizuoka, Act City Hamamatsu 18:00
8th – Toyama, Takaoka Ecouer 17:00
9th – Osaka, Sakai City Sangyo Shinko Center 17:00
10th – Fukui, Fukui-ken Sangyo Hall 18:30
11th – Shimane, Matsue Kunibiki Messe 18:30
14th – Kyoto, KBS Hall 18:00
15th – Mie, Yokkaichi Kuzu Center Green Park Gym 16:00
21st – Ishikawa, Kanazawa Ryutsukaikan 18:00
22nd – Mie, Tsu Messe Wing Mie 17:00
26th – Aichi, Tsushima Bunka Hall 18:30
28th – Gifu, Juuroku Plaza 18:00
29th – Hyogo, Kobe Sambo Hall 17:00
30th – Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefectual Sangyo Hall 19:00
31st – Osaka, Minoshiritsu Maple Hall 18:30

All times are in Japanese Standard Time (JST) and subject to change.
For ticket reservation and other inquiries, contact us at info@iheartdg.com


5 Unit Survival Race Series Card Information

08/06/2017
Mie, Matsubara City Heartful Mikumo

1. Shingo Takagi, T-Hawk, El Lindaman vs. Masaaki Mochizuki, Don Fujii, U-T
2. Yosuke♡Santa Maria vs. Takashi Yoshida
3. Dragon Kid, Takehiro Yamamura vs. Masato Yoshino, Kotoka
4. CIMA, Eita vs. Naruki Doi, Ben-K
5. YAMATO, BxB Hulk, Kzy vs. Jimmy Susumu, Ryo “Jimmy” Saito, Jimmy K-ness J.K.S.

Matches 2 through 5 are league matches.

08/07/2017
Shizuoka, Twin Messe Shizuoka

1. Masaaki Mochizuki, BxB Hulk, Kzy vs. Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!, Jimmy Kagetora, Jimmy K-ness J.K.S.
2. Big R Shimizu vs. Kaito Ishida
3. CIMA, Takehiro Yamamura vs. YAMATO, Yosuke♡Santa Maria
4. Dragon Kid, Eita vs. Jimmy Susumu, Ryo “Jimmy” Saito
5. Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino, Kotoka vs. Shingo Takagi, T-Hawk, El Lindaman


5 Unit Survival Race Series Card Information

08/05/2017
Kyoto, KBS Hall

0. Yosuke♡Santa Maria, U-T vs. Shun Skywalker, Yuki Yoshioka
1. Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!, Ryo “Jimmy” Saito, Jimmy Kagetora vs. Dragon Kid, Gamma, Hyo Watanabe
2. Jimmy Susumu, Jimmy Kanda vs. T-Hawk, Takashi Yoshida
3. YAMATO, Don Fujii vs. Masaaki Mochizuki, Masato Yoshino
4. Shingo Takagi, El Lindaman vs. BxB Hulk, Kzy
5. go baaan 15th Anniversary 8 Man Tag Team Match: Naruki Doi, Big R Shimizu, Kotoka, Ben-K vs. CIMA, Eita, Takehiro Yamamura, Kaito Ishida

Matches 2, 4, & 5 are league matches.


Scandal Gate 2017 Card Information

08/08/2017
Tokyo, Korakuen Hall

1. Masaaki Mochizuki, Gamma, Shachihoko Boy vs. Shun Skywalker, Yuki Yoshioka, Katsumi Takashima
2. Jimmy Kanda, Jimmy K-ness J.K.S. vs. Don Fuiji, Hyo Watanabe
3. CIMA, Dragon Kid vs. Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!, Jimmy Kagetora
4. Eita, Takehiro Yamamura, Kaito Ishida vs. Kotoka, Big R Shimizu, Ben-K
5. Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino vs. Jimmy Susumu, Ryo “Jimmy” Saito
6. Elimination Match: YAMATO, BxB Hulk, Kzy, Yosuke♡Santa Maria vs. Shingo Takagi, T-Hawk, Takashi Yoshida, El Lindaman
*Elimination match type will be decided at a later date

Matches 3 through 6 are 5 Unit Survival Race league matches.


5 Unit Survival Race League

Beginning on August 5th in Kyoto and continuing through September 16th in Osaka all five units will participate in a league series called the 5 Unit Survival Race. During this time period, all matches between units will be considered league matches, regardless of match composition. All units will participate in an equal number of matches during league play. Title matches, dark matches, and any match that also involves an unaffiliated wrestler will not be counted. The bottom two ranking teams at the end of league play will face off in a Unit Disbands match on September 18th at Dangerous Gate. The composition of this match will be determined by the amount of members of the participating units. For example, if both units have five members but a member of one of the units has a scheduled championship match then the disbandment match will be done 4 vs. 4.

The participating units are:
Jimmyz
Verserk
Over Generation
Tribe Vanguard
MaxiMuM


07/23 Kobe Pro Wrestling Festival 2017

07/23/2017
Hyogo, Kobe World Kinen Hall
Kobe Pro Wrestling Festival 2017
9800 Attendance

0. Draztick Boy (3:16 Diving Body Press) Shachihoko Boy
1. Masaaki Mochizuki{W}, Don Fujii, Jimmy Kanda, Jimmy K-ness J.K.S. (8:21 Shin Saikyo High Kick) Kaito Ishida{L}, Yuki Yoshioka, Shun Skywalker, Hyo Watanabe
1b. Masaaki Mochizuki (3:32 Pinned after failed German Suplex attempt) “Hollywood” Stalker Ichikawa
2. Open the Triangle Gate #1 Contender Tournament 1st Round: Kotoka{W}, Big R Shimizu, Ben-K (7:05 La Magistral Cradle) Gamma, Eita{L}, Takehiro Yamamura
3. Open the Triangle Gate #1 Contender Tournament 1st Round: Jimmy Susumu, Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!{W}, Ryo “Jimmy” Saito (11:53 Backslide from Heaven) BxB Hulk{L}, Kzy, Yosuke♡Santa Maria
4. Open the Brave Gate Championship Match: Jimmy Kagetora (14:35 Gurumakakari) Flamita
*2nd Defense
5. Open the Triangle Gate #1 Contender Tournament Finals: Jimmy Susumu, Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!{W}, Ryo “Jimmy” Saito (10:46 Backslide from Heaven) Kotoka, Big R Shimizu{L}, Ben-K
6. Open the Triangle Gate Championship Match: Shingo Takagi{W}, Takashi Yoshida, El Lindaman (20:14 Last Falconry) Jimmy Susumu{L}, Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!, Ryo “Jimmy” Saito
*1st Defense
7. Open the Twin Gate Championship Match: CIMA, Dragon Kid{W} (21:37 Dragonrana) Naruki Doi,{L} Masato Yoshino
*6th Defense
8. Open the Dream Gate Championship Match: YAMATO (29:16 Ragnarok) T-Hawk
*6th Defense

Stalker Ichikawa appeared after the opener. Why did these young punks have a match but there was no spot for a legend like him? He demanded a match. Mochizuki wondered if Stalker knew what the word legend meant. If he wanted a match he could choose from one of the 8 in the ring. Ichikawa chose Yoshioka but the fans reacted poorly. Mochizuki warned him that he would probably lose to him. Did he really want to lose to Yoshioka in front of this many people. He picked Mochizuki for the impromptu match.

YAMATO & T-Hawk had a face-to-face. T-Hawk promised to bring an end to the YAMATO era and paint Dragon Gate with his own colors. YAMATO said that T-Hawk was a man of few words, as always. It’s been one year since he won the title. Now he is back in World Hall as champion and is in he best shape of his life. T-Hawk wants to start a new era and change the color scheme. Unfortunately for him, YAMATO still has the paintbrush. The difference will be clear once they are in the ring.

After winning the tournament, Horiguchi promised the Jimmyz would pull off another miracle.

President Okamura came out after intermission for his traditional address. This was the 19th Kobe World Hall show, and the 15th straight sellout. He thanked the fans who took time out of their busy schedules to come from near and far for making it possible. This year, Dragon Gate will have 201 shows. There have been shows in every prefecture in Japan. This year, a big show in Sendai has been added to the schedule. The show today will air on network television later this summer. There was on more announcement to make. It was time to take another step forward. It was time to advance from Asia into the rest of the world. This won’t be like in the past where there is an event then they come home. Asia will just be the launching pad into the rest of the world. Of course, the center of activity will be right here in Japan and in Kobe. He thanked the fans and asked them to enjoy the remaining three matches of the best pro wrestling in the world.

Before YAMATO could celebrate, he was attacked by Takagi. Takagi was disgusted at the idea of someone so pathetic as the so-called “top” of the company. What a joke. Belts are all that matter anyway. Tribe Vanguard only have one belt. Verserk has three. It is clear who the company should be built around.
YAMATO said Takagi was rotten as ever. All this right after his teammate was beaten. They might be Triangle Gate champions, but the center of DG is the Dream Gate. As long as he is champion, Tribe will be the centerpiece unit.
This brought out Over Generation. CIMA had some compliments for YAMATO for succeeding in the World main event for the second year in a row. He himself hasn’t been in the main event since losing to Takagi in 2013. The Twin Gate title match was a lot of fun, but the main event is a different level. A level he promises to rise to again and prove he wasn’t finished yet. For that purpose, it cant be Tribe or Verserk at the top. It has to be Over Generation. Eita said OG was the best unit. Containing both legends and important players for the future, it was vital they continue.
MaxiMuM was next. They lost both their matches today, but that is in the past. In the unit battlefield they will be the last ones standing.
The Jimmyz came out. Horiguchi was exhausted from having 3 matches in one day, so he would make this brief. These other units say a lot of things despite only being around for a year or two. The Jimmyz have been together for SIX YEARS. Six. They aren’t business partners. They are family. Their bonds are unbreakable.
Takagi told him that he and his bald head talk pretty big, but the reality is they lost today. They were just trash that won a tournament just to lose in the title match. Linda proclaimed that the Triangle Gate was proof of unit superiority and that would just be proven further in the upcoming league.
CIMA promised that OG would continue forever. Yoshino said that MaxiMuM was just two months old. Disbanding so soon was just out of the question. The other units are on notice. One of them would meet their demise soon. Horiguchi said the Jimmyz miracle story still had chapters to be written. A simple league series is nothing to them. They have survived much worse. He also promised they would take back the Triangle Gate and remove some of the stain that Verserk have left on them. Takagi warned YAMATO that even though he got past T-Hawk, he still had a strong enemy coming for him. Tribe Vanguard was left to close the show.

Kzy vowed that Tribe Vanguard would live up to the meaning of their name and remain at the vanguard of Dragon Gate. YAMATO admitted that as a unit they have accomplished much since they came together a year ago. It was time to make their mark. They will survive the coming league series and make a bigger impact. He thanked the fans for coming to see him stand tall at the end for the second year in a row. Last year he promised it was just the first step of many. The road has been hard and will only get more difficult from here but as long as he was champion Dragon Gate would prosper. He outlasted T-Hawk today, but he can feel the next generation gaining on his. Outside the ring are the newest crop of trainees. In a few years they may be the catalysts for a Dragon Gate golden age that no longer needs people like him. There was a two week rest coming now, but after that it was time to start the next series. He thanked the roster, staff, and fans. He parted with one last thing. Once again today, wasn’t he just the coolest?


07/21 NEX 156

07/21/2017
Dragon Gate Arena
Sanctuary.156

0. Kaito Ishida (5:00 Time Limit Draw) Yuki Yoshioka
1. U-T Return Match: Flamita (8:08 neza) U-T
2. Ben-K (7:33 Ben-K Bomb) Shun Skywalker
3. Kotoka (6:38 Caldera) Hyo Watanabe
4. Takehiro Yamamura{W}, Draztick Boy (9:11 Fisherman Driver) El Lindaman, Punch Tominaga


07/17 Rainbow Gate 2017

07/17/2017
Mie, Mie Prefectural Yume Dome Ueno
700 Attendance

0. Ben-K (5:00 Time Limit Draw) Draztick Boy
1. Naruki Doi{W}, Masato Yoshino, Big R Shimizu (15:28 Bakatare Sliding Kick) CIMA, Dragon Kid, Gamma{L}
2. Ryo “Jimmy” Saito (14:31 Schoolboy) “Hollywood” Stalker Ichikawa{L}; Kanjuro Matsuyama
3. Shingo Takagi{W}, T-Hawk (12:11 Pumping Bomber) Masaaki Mochizuki, Eita{L}
4. Don Fujii{W}, Yutaka Yoshie (12:08 Super Chokeslam) Takashi Yoshida, El Lindaman{L}
5. YAMATO{W}, BxB Hulk, Kzy, Flamita (20:37 Frankensteiner of the Almighty) Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!, Jimmy Susumu, Jimmy Kanda{L}, Jimmy Kagetora


07/16 Rainbow Gate 2017

07/16/2017
Shizuoka, Kiramesse Numazu
400 Attendance

1. Shingo Takagi{W}, T-Hawk, El Lindaman (14:39 Pumping Bomber) Dragon Kid, Gamma, Eita{L}
2. Jimmy Susumu (12:51 Yokosuka Cutter) Takehiro Yamamura
3. BxB Hulk, Flamita{W} (11:59 Flam Fly) Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!, Draztick Boy{L}
4. YAMATO{W}, Kzy (15:43 Frankensteiner of the Almighty) Masaaki Mochizuki, Ben-K{L}
5. Naruki Doi{W}, Masato Yoshino, Big R Shimizu (19:10 Bakatare Sliding Kick) Ryo “Jimmy” Saito{L}, Jimmy Kanda, Jimmy Kagetora


07/15 Rainbow Gate

07/15/2017
Fukui, Tsuruga Kirameki Minato Hall
450 Attendance

1. Naruki Doi{W}, Masato Yoshino, Ben-K (13:57 Bakatare Sliding Kick) Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!{L}, Ryo “Jimmy” Saito, Jimmy Kanda
2. BxB Hulk (10:19 South Road) Big R Shimizu
3. Gamma, Eita{W} (9:40 Crucifix Hold) Masaaki Mochizuki, Draztick Boy{L}
4. Jimmy Susumu, Jimmy Kagetora{W} (12:29 Gurumakakari) Dragon Kid, Takehiro Yamamura{L}
5. YAMATO{W}, Kzy, Flamita (19:05 Galleria) Shingo Takagi, T-Hawk, El Lindaman{L}


07/12 Rainbow Gate

07/12/2017
Fukui, Fukui-ken Sangyou Kaikan
600 Attendance

0. Draztick Boy (5:58 Diving Body Press) Hyo Watanabe
1. CIMA{W}, Takehiro Yamamura (14:00 Meteora) Flamita, Yosuke♡Santa Maria{L}
2. El Lindaman (9:45 German Suplex Hold) Kzy
3. Shingo Takagi{W}, T-Hawk (13:02 Schoolboy) Dragon Kid, Eita{L}
4. YAMATO{W}, BxB Hulk (16:49 Frankensteiner of the Almighty) Masaaki Mochizuki, Ben-K{L}
5. Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino{W}, Big R Shimizu, Kotoka (17:50 Torbellino Crucifix) Jimmy Susumu, Ryo “Jimmy” Saito, Jimmy Kanda{L}, Jimmy Kagetora


NEX 156 Card Information

07/21/2017
Dragon Gate Arena
Sanctuary.156

0. Kaito Ishida vs. Yuki Yoshioka
1. U-T Return Match: Flamita vs. U-T
2. Ben-K vs. Shun Skywalker
3. Kotoka vs. Hyo Watanabe
4. Takehiro Yamamura, Draztick Boy vs. El Lindaman, Punch Tominaga


07/11 Rainbow Gate

07/11/2017
Osaka, Maishima Fumin Kyosai Super Arena
Takehiro Yamamura Homecoming
850 Attendance

0. Kaito Ishida (5:00 Time Limit Draw) Draztick Boy
1. Jimmy Susumu, Ryo “Jimmy” Saito{W} (12:58 SaiRyo Rocket) Don Fujii{L}, Gamma
2. Jimmy Kagetora (7:49 Gurumakakari) Kzy
3. Masaaki Mochizuki, Flamita{W} (11:41 Flam Fly) Masato Yoshino, Kotoka{L}
4. YAMATO{W}, BxB Hulk (16:44 Frankensteiner of the Almighty) Naruki Doi, Big R Shimizu{L}
5. CIMA, Dragon Kid, Eita, Takehiro Yamamura{W} (17:57 Stardust Press) Shingo Takagi, T-Hawk, Takashi Yoshida, El Lindaman{L}

Yamamura stood tall at the end of his homecoming show. This was the first DG show ever in Maishima. When it was first announced, he saw a 6:30PM start on a weekday and figured there would be nobody here. His hometown fans far exceeded his expectations and he was grateful. CIMA admitted he was also worried. This show was taking place right in between shows in Edion Arena and Kobe World. At 6:30 people are usually leaving work and thinking about dinner. Stomachs are empty! He recalled when Yamamura & Ishida debuted two years ago they looked like babies. Today, Yamamura is standing here with all the confidence and aura of a adult. He was happy to see him like this, and congratulated him on a successful homecoming.

Yamamura talked about playing baseball all through high school. He lost his final game as a baseball player in the field next to this arena. He also remembers watching wrestling in the building and hoping he could one day appear in a match here. He thanked the fans for coming today. This was the first show in Maishima, but it won:t be the last. Takehiro Yamamura and Over Generation will be back to see everyone again.


07/10 Rainbow Gate 2017

07/10/2017
Aichi, Nagoya Tsuyuhashi Sports Center
600 Attendance

0. Draztick Boy (5:41 Shiranui) Shun Skywalker
1. BxB Hulk, Flamita{W} (12:27 Flam Fly) Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!{L}, Jimmy Kagetora
2. Masaaki Mochizuki (9:23 Small Package Hold) Jimmy Kanda
3. Jimmy Susumu, Ryo “Jimmy” Saito{W} (14:53 SaiRyo Rocket) Takashi Yoshida, Punch Tominaga{L}
4. Shingo Takagi, T-Hawk{W} (17:01 Night Ride) YAMATO, Kzy{L}
5. Masato Yoshino, Naruki Doi{W}, Kotoka, Big R Shimizu (18:15 Bakatare Sliding Kick) CIMA, Dragon Kid, Gamma, Eita{L}

Yoshino called U-T to the ring after the main event. Yoshino explained that U-T had asked him to do this earlier in the day if MaxiMuM were to win in the main event. He got his wish, so he should say what he has to say.
He explained that he broke his arm in two places last August. He has been on the shelf ever since. He is now finally ready to come back. He had hoped to come back today, since Nagoya is his hometown, but it didn’t work out. His first time back in the ring is scheduled for the 7/21 NEX show. If that goes well, he has full intentions of competing when they return to Nagoya in August.

Doi recalled a time he received a diving headbutt from U-T and it hurt, but then he looked at U-T and he looked even more hurt. Turns out that is where he broke his arm. He also wondered why he asked Yoshino for the favor today and pondered if he asked someone in Over Generation in case they won. In any case. U-T will be back after a year, and they hope fans receive him well.

MaxiMuM boss Big R Shimizu closed out the show. He planned on celebrating their inevitable Triangle Gate title win at World by buying a car. Doi was confused, but then realized that since they were in Nagoya he could only be talking about buying a Toyota. Shimizu said no, he would be buying an American car to a chorus of boos.


07/09 Rainbow Gate

07/09/2017
Okayama, Okayama Mirai Hall
650 Attendance

0. Draztick Boy (5:09 Shiranui) Katsumi Takashima
1. Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino, Big R Shimizu{W} (15:23 Shot-put Slam) Jimmy Susumu, Ryo “Jimmy” Saito{L}, Jimmy Kagetora
2. Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!! (10:38 Backslide from Heaven) Eita
3. Dragon Kid, Gamma{W} (13:58 Gamma Special) Masaaki Mochizuki, Kotoka{L}
4. Shachihoko BOY, Flamita{W} (13:11 Flam Fly) CIMA, Takehiro Yamamura{L}
5. Shingo Takagi, T-Hawk{W}, Takashi Yoshida (19:24 Night Ride) YAMATO, BxB Hulk, Kzy{L}


Rainbow Gate Series Card Information

07/15/2017
Fukui, Tsuruga Kirameki Minato Hall

1. Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino, Ben-K vs. Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!, Ryo “Jimmy” Saito, Jimmy Kanda
2. BxB Hulk vs. Big R Shimizu
3. Gamma, Eita vs. Masaaki Mochizuki, Draztick Boy
4. Jimmy Susumu, Jimmy Kagetora vs. Dragon Kid, Takehiro Yamamura
5. YAMATO, Kzy, Flamita vs. Shingo Takagi, T-Hawk, El Lindaman

07/16/2017
Shizuoka, Kiramesse Numazu

1. Dragon Kid, Gamma, Eita vs. Shingo Takagi, T-Hawk, El Lindaman
2. Jimmy Susumu vs. Takehiro Yamamura
3. BxB Hulk, Flamita vs. Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!, Draztick Boy
4. YAMATO, Kzy vs. Masaaki Mochizuki, Ben-K
5. Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino, Big R Shimizu vs. Ryo “Jimmy” Saito, Jimmy Kanda, Jimmy Kagetora

07/17/2017
Mie, Mie Prefectural Yume Dome Ueno

1. CIMA, Dragon Kid, Gamma vs. Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino, Big R Shimizu
2. “Hollywood” Stalker Ichikawa vs. Ryo “Jimmy” Saito vs. Kanjuro Matsuyama (Taishu Pro Wrestling Mastuyamaza)
3. Shingo Takagi, T-Hawk vs. Masaaki Mochizuki, Eita
4. Don Fujii, Yutaka Yoshie (Freelance) vs. Takashi Yoshida, El Lindaman
5. YAMATO, BxB Hulk, Kzy, Flamita vs. Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!, Jimmy Susumu, Jimmy Kanda, Jimmy Kagetora


07/08 Rainbow Gate

07/08/2017
Shizuoka, Fuji-shi Fujisan Messe
500 Attendance

0. Shun Skywalker (6:32 Skywalker Moonsault) Hyou Watanabe
1. Naruki Doi{W}, Ben-K, Kotoka (14:52 Bakatare Sliding Kick) CIMA, Dragon Kid, Takehiro Yamamura{L}
2. Jimmy Kagetora (9:21 Kagenui) Big R Shimizu
3. Jimmy Susumu{W}, Jimmy Kanda (13:11 Yokosuka Cutter) Flamita, Draztick Boy{L}
4. Masaaki Mochizuki, Eita{W} (13:45 Pin) Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!{L}, Ryo “Jimmy” Saito
5. YAMATO{W}, BxB Hulk, Kzy (18:47 Galleria) Shingo Takagi, T-Hawk, El Lindaman{L}