Ota City General Gymnasium
Dangerous Gate 2017
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
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❌
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.