Category: Fantastic Gate 2017

12/26 The Gate of Everlasting 2017

Hyogo, Kobe Sambo Hall
The Gate of Everlasting 2017
Attendance: 1100

0. Kaito Ishida⭕️ (5:56 Pin) Shachihoko Boy❌
1. Shingo Takagi, Yasushi Kanda⭕️ (8:55 Candy Magic) Kagetora, K-ness.❌
2. Takashi Yoshida⭕️ (8:11 Power Bomb) Hyo Watanabe❌
3. Susumu Yokosuka⭕️, Yosuke Santa Maria (9:55 Yokosuka Cutter) Gamma, Problem Dragon❌
4. Kzy⭕️ (9:53 Pin) Big R Shimizu❌
5. T-Hawk, Eita⭕️, El Lindaman (10:10 Pin with 1 foot after Cerberus by T-Hawk) Ben-K, Jason Lee, Kotoka❌
6. Masato Yoshino, BxB Hulk, Ryo Saito⭕️, Don Fujii (15:55 SaiRyo Rocket) Masaaki Mochizuki, YAMATO, Naruki Doi, Genki Horiguchi❌

12/23 The Final Gate 2017

Fukuoka, Kokusai Center
The Final Gate 2017
Attendance: 6000

0. Shun Skywalker⭕️, Yuki Yoshioka (4:28 Skywalker Moonsault) Hyo Watanabe, Oji Shiiba❌
1. K-ness., “Hollywood” Stalker Ichikawa, Yosuke♡Santa Maria⭕️, U-T (8:14 Neraiuchi) Gamma, Problem Dragon, Kaito Ishida❌, Kotoka
2. Don Fujii⭕️, Genki Horiguchi (9:02 Super Chokeslam) El Lindaman, Punch Tominaga❌
3. Open the Brave Gate Championship Match: Yasushi Kanda (11:20 Ryu’s) Kagetora
*Kagetora fails in his 6th Defense, Kanda becomes the 32nd Champion
4. Shingo Takagi⭕️, Takashi Yoshida (13:06 Pumping Bomber) Big R Shimizu❌, Ben-K
5. Open the Triangle Gate Championship Match: Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino⭕️, Jason Lee (17:50 Sol Naciente) YAMATO, BxB Hulk❌, Kzy
*Tribe Vanguard fail in their 2nd defense, MaxiMuM become the 62nd champion team
6. Open the Twin Gate Championship Decision Match: T-Hawk, Eita⭕️ (22:52 Grande) CIMA❌, Susumu Yokosuka
*Verserk become the 32nd champion team
7. Open the Dream Gate Championship Match: Masaaki Mochizuki⭕️ (21:36 Shin Saikyo High Kick) Ryo Saito❌

CIMA & Over Generation opened the show with Gong Kids and a speech. Last year on this show, CK-1 defeated Takagi & T-Hawk to defend the Twin Gate. Unfortunately, DK injured his knee and they couldn’t do the same this year. Susumu stepped in to join him in getting revenge on that traitor Eita and giving the Fukuoka fans a Christmas present.

Saito & Mochizuki had their pre-match confrontation. Saito said that no matter how many times Mochizuki kicks him he will not fall. Even if he is kicked right in the face, he will be the one standing tall as champion at the end. Mochizuki recalled the last time he was in the Final Gate main event. It was 6 years ago and he lost. That won’t happen this time. He promised to win.

Verserk interfered heavily to help Kanda win the Brave Gate. Kagetora lost the Jimmyz, now he has lost his title. He has nothing left. Kanda asked for hair clippers so he could also take what was left of his hair, but Referee Yagi tackled him. He clearly still doesn’t understand how important hair was. He won the title, that should be enough for today. Kanda was irritated at Yagi getting in his way again. Whatever. He is the new Brave Gate champion. His defense record will soon be as long as his hair is. Backstage, Kagetora questioned what kind of champion Kanda will be since he clearly can’t win without help. Their feud isn’t over. Kanda called the belt a piece of trash. He doesn’t particularly care about it but challenged anyone to come and try and take it from him.

Takagi claimed another easy win. Shimizu & Ben will never reach the top because they are utterly predictable. Everyone has them figured out. Get out of the ring. Verserk has cemented their spot as the top unit of 2017. Kanda won the Brave Gate fair and square. Takagi & Yoshida coasted to victory here. Later on, T-Hawk & Eita would win the Twin Gate. The fans should get used to it and learn to love it.

Takehiro Yamamura appeared after intermission to talk about his injury. Right here in Hakata back on October 1st, he took a bad bump on his back and was briefly paralyzed from the neck down. He was initially diagnosed with a spinal concussion. After re-examination it was revealed that he actually suffered a dislocation of the 1st cervical vertebrae. He still has numbness in his hands. The doctors have told him that a comeback is currently not possible and he should start to consider his options for life after wrestling. He refuses to give up. He is only 22 so he time is on his side. It may take a very long time but as long as there is even a tiny chance he can come back he will fight to make it happen. He hopes the fans will wait for him.

Backstage, MaxiMuM talked about finally bringing some success to the unit. Doi talked about being nervous before the match in a way he hasn’t been in a long time. Yoshino said he has never been so happy to be Triangle Gate champion. They planned on raising the value of the titles to new heights.

Verserk ruled the ring after the Twin Gate match. Eita was especially annoying. CIMA had the nerve to call them B class. That must make these old fucks D class. Their time is over. They are finished. Young Verserk are the ones that dictate the direction of Dragon Gate now. He turned his attention to Punch. He does nothing but mess up and hold the unit back. He doesn’t deserve to be a member anymore. They attacked him. Backstage, he was officially kicked out. T-Hawk announced that Verserk would be undergoing major changes. The Young Verserk trio were taking control. The veteran trio of Takagi, Kanda, & Yoshida will provide background support. To commemorate this, Verserk will undergo a name change in 2018.

Mochizuki praised and thanked Saito for the match. He recalled their first Dream Gate title match back in 2005, right here in Hakata. Saito has come so far since then. He got good enough to become champion himself. After that, he decided to pursue the less serious path. That isn’t a bad thing. Having fun is very important. Mochizuki knows better than anyone that Saito is still capable of bringing it in important matches. He expects Saito to one day stand as champion again. Mochizuki asked him to help close out the show. Together, they thanked the fans for their support in 2017. Saito said he will remember all of their faces and expects to see them in Hakata Star Lanes in February.

Backstage, Takagi & Saito had another confrontation. Takagi called him a loser and told him to vacate the Owarai Gate title. He also complained about Saito having the ex-Jimmyz at ringside. They were disbanded. They shouldn’t be allowed to associate with one another. Takagi said he was looking forward to 2018 so he could finally put an end to their war.

12/20 Fantastic Gate

Tokyo, Korakuen Hall
Fantastic Gate 2017
Attendance+ 1850

1. K-ness, Shachihoko Boy, Shun Skywalker⭕️ (8:05 Skywalker Moonsault) Gamma, Problem Dragon, Kaito Ishida❌
2. Takashi Yoshida⭕️ (7:15 Power Bomb) U-T❌
3. Ryo Saito, “Hollywood” Stalker Ichikawa (11:20 Ina Bauer German Suplex) Shingo Takagi, Punch Tominaga❌
4. Tribe Vanguard Special Tag Match: BxB Hulk, Kzy⭕️ (13:11 Skayde Schoolboy) YAMATO❌, Yosuke♡Santa Maria
5. Masaaki Mochizuki, Genki Horiguchi⭕️, Kagetora (13:19 Backslide from Heaven) Masato Yoshino, Ben-K❌, Jason Lee
6. Doi Darts Special 10 Man Tag Team Match: Yasushi Kanda, El Lindaman⭕️, Hyo Watanabe, Don Fujii, T-Hawk (24:14 German Suplex Hold) Big R Shimizu, Eita, Naruki Doi, Kotoka❌, Susumu Yokosuka

The heavily depleted Over Generation held Gong Kids at the top of the show. Ishida had just turned 22 the previous day. The kid was 11 years old. Ishida noted it was just half of his age, prompting the 44 year old Gamma to say the same about Ishida. Problem Dragon is not 88, though.

Takagi had enough of Punch being useless and gave him a lariat. This set up the win for Ichikawa. Takagi then blamed the loss on Punch. He wondered why Saito was doing more comedy bullshit right before a Dream Gate title match. Was he planning on being a Dream & Owarai double champion? Dragon Gate would become the laughingstock of the industry. Takagi isn’t worried, though. He asked Saito to wrestle just like he did today and try not to die at the hands of Mochizuki. Saito told him they didn’t lose because of Punch. It was because of him! Being Dream & Owarai champion doesn’t sound like a bad idea to him. Takagi was put in various situations today and was actually entertaining for the first time in ages. The Owarai Gate is an important title. Maybe after he wins the Dream Gate to become a double champion, Takagi can come and challenge for both them. Their feud wasn’t over. They were going to meet again in 2018.

Kzy was tired of being overlooked. He was a part of the Triangle Gate champion team but when talking about the current generation all you ever hear about is YAMATO, Doi, Hulk, Takagi, or Yoshino. It was time to change that. He has come a long way in 2017 and he is planning on making 2018 even bigger.

Verserk ruled the ring after the main event. Lindaman and Young Verserk were going to run things next year. Eita focused on Susumu. Where was his beloved CIMA? Before a Twin Gate title match he wasn’t even in the country! He ran away to China. It doesn’t really matter though. Susumu was here and he was going to get a receipt from the last Korakuen where he attacked Eita. Susumu gave him a lariat. CIMA didn’t need to be here. His experience is beyond anything you punks could imagine. He will be ready in Fukuoka. Together, they are going to fuck you up.

Doi did some banter with Susumu and about Final Gate. He called out the roster to throw out signed balls to the fans and give a year-ending message.

Yoshino started the year with a bad injury. He hopes to overcome more challenges next year.
Shimizu gave a big thank you.
Ben-K said that he was Ben-K.
Jason spoke Chinese.
Hyo was going to try his best to have a lot of matches in Korakuen Hall next year.
Ichikawa also was going to reverse the trend of not wrestling in Tokyo very often.
Horiguchi said that next year was his (and Ichikawas’) 20th anniversary. To celebrate he would finally be getting a hair transplant!
Kagetora finally won the Brave Gate this year and intended on defending it through 2018.
Saito looked forward to seeing all the fans again next year….as Dream & Owarai Gate double champion
Susumu will also celebrate his 20th anniversary next year. Nothing is set in stone right now, but he was hoping to have a homecoming show in Yokosuka next year.
K-ness. hoped to create more ring gear to show off his various form changes.
Shachi is going to speak loudly again in 2018.
Gamma lead a Gamma chant, but followed with the news that Kaito Ishida suffered a concussion during the opener. Over Generation was down to only 2 members. Sometime in 2018 they would be back at full power. Uuuuuuuuuuu!
Problem Dragon had announced here in Tokyo that he was going to miss a long time due to his neck injury. Thanks to the fans here that supported him that day he was able to return and compete here. He hopes he can wrestle on every show here next year. For the sake of the fans and for his niece. See you next year~
Yoshioka was aiming for new heights in 2018.
Kotoka said Veeeeeeeh but Fujii cut him off and took the microphone. Fujii vowed to finally get over that nagging knee injury next year.
Shun is going to continue Skywalking in 2018.
Maria lead a 3-2-1 LOVELY~~~~ chant.
U-T struggled to remember exactly when his injury happened, but it caused him to miss most of the year. His goal next year was to become a full timer and be on all shows. He reminded everyone that he is U-T.
Hulk said the engines will still be at full throttle in 2018.
YAMATO pondered the significance of of change. He is moving into his 12th year as a wrestler and evolution is very important. For that reason he was thinking about ……cutting his hair. Fans were initially horrified but politely applauded when he asked what they thought.
Kzy said a lot of thank yous. He hopes to have fun with everyone again next year. What time is it? It’s K-Z-TIME.
Mochizuki thanked the fans for making every show this year a sell out. He hopes to achieve the same next year. He asked the fans to find the time in their schedule to come and enjoy the shows. Thank you and see you next year.

12/17 Fantastic Gate 2017

Aichi, Nagoya Congress Center
Road to Fukuoka Final Gate
Attendance: 1500

0. El Lindaman⭕️ (7:25 Inside Cradle) Hyo Watanabe❌
1. Genki Horiguchi, Yosuke♡Santa Maria, U-T⭕️ (11:42 Pasiòn) Gamma, Problem Dragon, Kaito Ishida❌
2. Takashi Yoshida⭕️ (12:28 Power Bomb) Ben-K❌
3. Shingo Takagi⭕️ (14:26 Pumping Bomber) Big R Shimizu❌
4. Twin Gate & Brave Gate Skirmish: T-Hawk, Eita, Yasushi Kanda⭕️ (14:46 Schoolboy) CIMA, Susumu Yokosuka, Kagetora❌
5. Dream Gate & Triangle Gate Skirmish: Masaaki Mochizuki, YAMATO, BxB Hulk, Kzy⭕️ (21:10 Skayde Schoolboy) Ryo Saito, Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino❌, Jason Lee

Takagi claimed an easy victory. Was this the best Shimizu had? He had something to tell him. Ben-K as well. They are weak minded. Spineless. If they don’t grow a backbone they will never survive in wrestling. He called on the company to change the Takagi & Yoshida vs. Big Ben match to the dark match. Yoshida agreed. They were clearly on a different level. The difference would be apparent in Fukuoka. Shimizu said that even though they lost both matches today, MaxiMuM won’t go down again so easily. There is payback coming their way. The future of Dragon Gate is reliant on them getting their act together.

Eita was annoying, as usual. CIMA & Susumu were probably happy Kagetora lost. Where is that idiot Dragon Kid anyway? Injured? Good. CIMA was next. It was time for CIMA to go. CIMA said that Christmas was coming. Even though Verserk wears Santa colors, in Fukuoka there would be a blue Santa & a purple Santa bringing joy to everyone. Eita had done nothing but disparage DK & Yamamura. Keep their names out of your mouth, Eita. Losing to him & T-Hawk was not an option. Like CK-1, CIMASuka have 20 years of experience together. How long do T&E have? In fact, how old are they? CIMA & Susumu have been in the ring together since they were in grade school. They are nothing but punks. They are B-tier. Shingo? Well. Sure. He is A-tier, but don’t take that as a compliment. CIMA & his peers are S class. As for Kanda; what class do people who have to wrestle in a t-shirt fall into? Kagetora called him Economy Class. Hey, Economy Kanda, listen up. The things he has done to Kagetora over the last month or so are unforgivable. There was only one result possible in Fukuoka, Kagetora will walk out still as Brave Gate champion. CIMA & Susumu were also going to take the Twin Gate, and the three of them will work hard as champions to make Dragon Gate an enjoyable place for the fans.

Kzy celebrated getting the win over Yoshino. MaxiMuM were slumping while Tribe Vanguard was running full throttle. Tribe were going to remain Triangle Gate champions heading into next year. Yoshino actually agreed with the assessment. He apologized to Doi & Jason for losing. MaxiMuM lost all of their matches today. They’ve been trying to take it one step at a time since starting but have yet to accomplish anything. If they continue at their current pace, the results in Fukuoka will be the same. That is why they have to resolve to change. If even one of their matches in Fukuoka can end successfully, it is a starting point. Yoshino is willing to break his neck one more time if it that is what it takes to win the Triangle Gate and bring success to MaxiMuM.

Mochizuki and Saito had their confrontation. Mochizuki said Saito had nothing left after the Jimmyz broke up so he took pity on him and granted him a Dream Gate title shot. He is not planning on losing the title after only a few months as a champion. A few strikes and the match will be over. He told Saito if he isn’t careful, he will lose more than just the match. He will lose consciousness entirely. Saito insisted the high kicks he took today didn’t hurt at all. He should practice his form. Both of them are the type that just approach a match head on. The one who should worry about being knocked out is Mochizuki. The next time Dragon Gate comes to Nagoya, the Dream Gate champion will be Ryo Saito.

12/16 Fantastic Gate 2017

Hiroshima, Fukuyama Big Rose
Fantastic Gate 2017
Attendance: 600

1. Shingo Takagi⭕️, Yasushi Kanda, El Lindaman (15:10 Power Bomb) Naruki Doi, Big R Shimizu, Ben-K❌
2. Masaaki Mochizuki⭕️ (9:35 Twister) Hyo Watanabe❌
3. Kagetora, Jason Lee⭕️ (13:32 Modified La Magistral Cradle) Susumu Yokosuka, Genki Horiguchi❌
4. Masato Yoshino, Shachihoko Boy⭕️ (16:39 M9) Ryo Saito, Yosuke♡Santa Maria❌
5. YAMATO, BxB Hulk, Kzy⭕️ (16:51 KZ Time) T-Hawk, Eita, Punch Tominaga❌

12/15 Fantastic Gate 2017

Aichi, Kariya Sangyoshinko Center
Fantastic Gate 2017
Attendance: 500 Attendance

1. Masaaki Mochizuki, Susumu Yokosuka⭕️, Ryo Saito (16:23 Yokosuka Cutter) YAMATO, Kzy, Yosuke♡Santa Maria❌
2. Eita⭕️ (11:45 Schoolboy after Low Blow) Genki Horiguchi❌
3. Masato Yoshino, Jason Lee⭕️ (14:12 German Suplex Hold) Gamma, Hyo Watanabe❌
4. BxB Hulk, Kagetora⭕️ (14:51 Gurumakakari) T-Hawk, El Lindaman❌
5. Naruki Doi❌, Big R Shimizu, Ben-K (18:43 Bakatare Sliding Kick) Shingo Takagi, Takashi Yoshida, Punch Tominaga❌

12/10 Fantastic Gate 2017

Kyoto, KBS Hall
Fantastic Gate 2017
Attendance: 850

1. T-Hawk, Eita⭕️, El Lindaman (13:43 Superkick & Cerberus Combo) Gamma, Problem Dragon, Kaito Ishida❌
2. Ben-K⭕️ (9:24 Ground Full Nelson) U-T❌
3. Big R⭕️ Shimizu (9:32 Shot-put Slam) Hyo Watanabe❌
4. Shingo Takagi, Yasushi Kanda⭕️ (10:23 Candy Magix) Kagetora❌, Shachihoko Boy
5. Ryo Saito⭕️, Genki Horiguchi (14:11 Premium Bridge) Masaaki Mochizuki, K-ness.❌
6. Naruki Doi⭕️, Masato Yoshino, Jason Lee (17:33 Bakatare Sliding Kick) YAMATO, BxB Hulk❌, Kzy

Mochizuki wondered if Saito was ever going to speak up and challenge him to a title match. It looked like he was going to just leave again today. Saito said he was waiting for Mochizuki to challenge him. Mochizuki was taken aback slightly, but was more than willing to do it. The 47 year old Dream Gate champion was challenging Ryo Saito to a title match. Saito accepted.

The MaxiMuM main event team challenged Tribe Vanguard to a Triangle Gate title match. They accepted.

12/09 Fantastic Gate 2017

Okayama, Mirai Hall
Fantastic Gate 2017
Attendance: 550

1. Eita⭕️, Yasushi Kanda (13:01 Inside Cradle) Gamma, Hyo Watanabe❌
2. Kzy⭕️ (10:00 Cavernaria) Shun Skywalker❌
3. Ryo Saito, Jason Lee⭕️ (11:45 La Magistral Cradle) Masaaki Mochizuki, Genki Horiguchi❌
4. YAMATO, BxB Hulk⭕️ (13:31 First Flash) Kagetora, Shachihoko Boy❌
5. Shingo Takagi, T-Hawk, El Lindaman (16:36 Cerberus) Naruki Doi, Big R Shimizu, Ben-K❌

12/06 Fantastic Gate 2017

Kanagawa, Yokohama Radiant Hall
Fantastic Gate 2017
Attendance: 550

0. Shachihoko Boy⭕️ (5:27 M9) Yuki Yoshioka❌
1. Susumu Yokosuka⭕️, Kagetora, Ben-K (14:56 Jumbo no Kachi!gatame) CIMA, Gamma, Hyo Watanabe❌
2. BxB Hulk⭕️ (11:20 First Flash) Punch Tominaga❌
3. Masaaki Mochizuki, Kzy⭕️ (15:24 Skayde Schoolboy) Ryo Saito, Big R Shimizu❌
4. T-Hawk⭕️, Eita (15:55 Cerberus) YAMATO, Genki Horiguchi❌
5. Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino, Jason Lee⭕️ (15:45 Package German Suplex Hold) Shingo Takagi, Yasushi Kanda, El Lindaman❌

12/05 Fantastic Gate 2017

Tokyo, Korakuen Hall
Fantastic Gate 2017
Attendance: 1850

0. Shachihoko Boy⭕️ (4:21 M9) Punch Tominaga❌
1. CIMA⭕️, Gamma, Problem Dragon, Kaito Ishida (10:02 Mexican Stretch) Big R Shimizu, Ben-K, Jason Lee, Shun Skywalker❌
2. Genki Horiguchi, Yosuke♡Santa Maria⭕️ (4:33 Neraiuchi) K-ness., Yuki Yoshioka❌
3. Kzy⭕️, U-T (7:06 Skayde Schoolboy) Yasushi Kanda, Takashi Yoshida❌
4. YAMATO, BxB Hulk, Kagetora⭕️ (11:51 Kagenui) Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino, Susumu Yokosuka❌
5. Ryo Saito⭕️ (14:14 Dragon Suplex Hold) Shingo Takagi❌
6. T-Hawk, Eita⭕️, El Lindaman (15:53 Cerberus by T-Hawk) Masaaki Mochizuki, Don Fujii❌, CIMA

CIMA talked about the Dragon Kid injury. He was going to be out for several months, but he was ready to fight today. He had to be talked out of getting on the Shinkansen and coming to Tokyo. Replacing him wasn’t so simple. This was a job for an Over Generation member. There are currently only 4 OG members left standing. Problem Dragon & Ishida weren’t ready to do 2 matches in one day. Gamma was up for it but, as DK’s Twin Gate partner CIMA felt it was his duty to take his place. He asked Mochizuki & Fujii to come out and accept his offer to help them throw out some smelly trash but Verserk interrupted. They didn’t agree to this. If that idiot Dragon Kid wasn’t here then the main event will continue as a 3 on 2. Mochizuki & Fujii were ready and willing to do it that way. Verserk were the ones that should be worried. What if they lost? How embarrassing would that be? It would certainly put an end to any of their ambitions as main eventers. Lindaman was so confident he told T-Hawk & Eita to take the night off. He would face Mochizuki & Fujii by himself! Mochizuki quickly tried to make this official but Eita shut Lindaman up. Eita said that CIMA could be in the match, but on one condition. If Verserk wins, CK-1 will have to vacate the Open the Twin Gate. CIMA was willing to agree to anything. He would agree to lick Lindaman’s boots if they lost if it means he could get his hands on them. Lindaman pounced on that statement and added it as another stipulation.

Metal Warrior attacked Kagetora again, this time with a John Woo. He unmasked himself to reveal Yasushi Kanda. He continued his attack, using scissors to cut off a large chunk of hair. He called him an idiot. He was so quick to doubt the other ex-Jimmyz. He really never thought it could be him? He went to cut off the rest of his hair but referee Yagi tackled him. Why? Because hair is very very very important. Kanda clearly doesn’t understand this. If he wants to cut some hair he should cut his own. Why? Because fuck people who get to have long hair! Kagetora actually had to calm Yagi down. He was the one who had his hair cut, so he is the one that gets to be angry. He challenged Kanda to come after the Brave Gate so he could get his hands on him.

Takagi swore up and down that he kicked out at 2. TWO! Everyone saw it. He kicked out. Saito told him to give it up. He lost. 1, 2, 3, 5, 10. No matter the number, Takagi is the loser. Takagi blamed it all on Punch. Saito announced that it was once again time for Mr. Shingo Takagi to make excuses and pass the blame to someone else. Takagi blew it off. This match was a lot of nothing. Whatever. This wasn’t over. Takagi pulled out the Owarai Gate, which he had destroyed during the match. His precious little belt was done. He won’t be able to defend it in his bullshit comedy matches ever again! Saito said that the condition of the title belt wouldn’t alter his style. He will continue to make fans laugh. The other ex-Jimmyz have made moves. They have challenged for and defended championships. He was left behind, but that time has passed. It was time for him to make his move.

Eita demanded that CIMA live up to the stipulation and vacate the Twin Gate. They belong to Eita & T-Hawk now. Lindaman tried to enforce the other stipulation. The one that required a distinguished 20 year legend lick the boots of a rookie only 3 years into his career. Enjoy it. Be sure to lick the whole thing. Take it in. Susumu came in to make the save. No one is licking anything here. He turned to CIMA. It was unfortunate that he had to give up the Twin Gate, but there was nothing preventing him from just taking them right back. He offered to team with him to take out T-Hawk & Eita and win back the Twin Gate. CIMA talked about winning and defending the Twin Gate for over a year with Dragon Kid. They weren’t beaten in a match, they had to give them up in such an unpleasant manner. He accepted the offer from Susumu. They continued to go back and forth under Muscular Countdown played.

It was time for Doi Darts! He called the entire roster to the ring. As has become tradition, some kids were pulled from the crowd to help select the members of the main event for the final Korakuen Hall of the year. Last year, Yoshino made a little girl cry and the selected match was so precarious that Doi & YAMATO had to be added to it. This time around, El Lindaman had his spot hit 6 times, including 3 in a row by the same kid.

The matched ended up:

Yasushi Kanda & El Lindaman & Hyo Watanabe & Don Fujii & T-Hawk vs. Big R Shimizu & Eita & Naruki Doi & Kotoka & Susumu Yokosuka

12/03 Fantastic Gate 2017

Hokkaido, Sapporo Susukino Mars
BxB Hulk Homecoming
Fantastic Gate 2017
Attendance: 850

0. Ben-K⭕️ (6:09 Ben-K Bomb) Kaito Ishida❌
1. Naruki Doi⭕️, Masato Yoshino (10:50 Bakatare Sliding Kick) Genki Horiguchi❌, Jason Lee
2. Susumu Yokosuka⭕️ (12:30 Jumbo no Kachi!gatame) Shun Skywalker❌
3. U-T 3 Match Trial Series #3: Masaaki Mochizuki⭕️ (10:35 Saikyo High Kick) U-T❌
4. Ryo Saito⭕️, Big R Shimizu (14:31 Messenger) Shingo Takagi❌, Yasushi Kanda
5. YAMATO, Yosuke♡Santa Maria, Kagetora⭕️ (20:20 Pin) CIMA, Gamma, Don Fujii❌
6. Early Christmas Tag Tournament Finals: T-Hawk⭕️, Eita (19:18 Grande) BxB Hulk❌, Kzy

Mochizuki had some advice for U-T. Even though he is now a member of Tribe Vanguard, he still lost all three matches this weekend. That being said, there is something different about him. Perhaps he has finally found what kind of wrestler he wants to be. He advised him to listen and learn from his stablemates, particularly YAMATO. U-T vowed to become a valuable member of his new unit.

Takagi protested. Anyone with eyes could see he kicked out at 2. Saito called it “Time for excuses with Shingo Takagi”. It may as well have been a 10 count, because Takagi lost. Fair and square. The momentum was now firmly on his side going into their Korakuen match. Takagi blew off losing today. Saito is dumb as fuck. Something like this will only make it worse for him. He has no unit, no friends. Takagi will have the full power of Verserk at his disposal. After this annoyance today, Takagi is prepared to do whatever it takes to end him. Saito said that while he has a comedic side, he can be very serious. He will not let Takagi mock him for his style any longer. He will also now allow himself to become an underling to the likes of Shingo Takagi.

Metal Warrior attacked Kagetora with a Backslide….Kagetora was devastated. After he trusted Horiguchi and confided in him. Why would he do something like this?? He accused Saito and Susumu of being in on it. Why a backslide? It doesn’t hurt! Kagetora thought it was a huge conspiracy. Everyone was acting suspicious. Why were they out to get him like this?!? Today was certainly Horiguchi. Saito even pointed out that the mask had no hair. Kagetora had no one left to trust, so he ran off.

Eita demanded more applause for the tournament win, but didn’t receive any. He asked CIMA where his tag partner was. Dragon Kid? Just like Yamamura, he wasn’t coming back. His knee is destroyed. Over Generation couldn’t even find the manpower to get a team into this tournament. What a joke. He chastised the fans for not even being able to boo properly. T-Hawk berated Tribe Vanguard for being losers, then left them to try and send the fans home happy.

They lost today, but not next time. Tribe Vanguard have their engines at full throttle towards 2018.

12/02 Fantastic Gate 2017

Hokkaido, Sapporo Susukino Mars
Fantastic Gate 2017
Attendance: 800

0. Shun Skywalker⭕️ (6:33 Skywalker Moonsault) Hyo Watanabe❌
1. Masato Yoshino⭕️, Ben-K, Jason Lee (12:40 Torbellino Crucifix) YAMATO, Yosuke♡Santa Maria❌, Kagetora
2. Open the Owarai Gate Championship Match: Ryo Saito⭕️ (10:44 Schoolboy) Gamma❌
*Saito retains the title via fan decision
3. U-T 3 Match Trial Series #2: Susumu Yokosuka⭕️ (12:16 Yokosuka Cutter) U-T❌
4. Don Fujii, Genki Horiguchi⭕️ (13:30 Backslide from Heaven) Masaaki Mochizuki, CIMA❌
5. Early Christmas Tag Tournament Semifinal: BxB Hulk, Kzy⭕️ (15:24 Skayde Schoolboy) Shingo Takagi, Yasushi Kanda❌
6. Early Christmas Tag Tournament Semifinal: T-Hawk⭕️, Eita (16:49 Cerberus) Naruki Doi, Big R Shimizu❌

Metal Warrior used the Yokosuka Cutter again for his attack on Kagetora.

Saito wanted to make this trip to Hokkaido special, so he proposed putting the Owarai Gate on the line. Gamma wasn’t sure. He wasn’t really that kind of wrestler. He’s never done comedy or anything. Saito managed to talk him into it and was successful in defending.

Kagetora came out to seek advice from Horiguchi. Based on the attack thus far, it is clear that Metal Warrior is a conspiracy between Susumu, Saito, & K-ness. Why his former Jimmyz friends are doing this to him is causing him great worry. Horiguchi is the only one he can trust now. What should he do about this? Horiguchi suggested that Kagetora have both Susumu & Saito second him tomorrow. Since K-ness didn’t make the trip to Hokkaido, there would be no chance of a Metal Warrior attack. Kagetora found this to be a great idea. He was glad he consulted with Horiguchi over this problem and he felt like a heavy weight was lifted from his chest.

CIMA, Gamma, & Mochizuki had a conversation about their generation. Mochizuki lost yesterday, CIMA today. Gamma as well. CIMA talked about the dire straits that Over Generation finds itself in. Problem Dragon is back, but still has a way to go before he can go full time. Ishida still has a bad neck. Yamamura is also out for the long term. Now, Dragon Kid will have to miss several months due to a knee injury. That leaves himself & Gamma as the only regular members. He himself is traveling a lot lately, so if Gamma takes the day off there would be no Over Generation presence whatsoever. Still. They are stubborn enough to show people like Eita that they aren’t finished yet.

T-Hawk & Eita and North Tribe had a brief verbal confrontation after the main event. Kzy promised to end the Sapporo Early Christmas tour on a happy note by winning the tag tournament.

12/01 Fantastic Gate 2017

Hokkaido, Sapporo Susukino Mars Gym
Fantastic Gate 2017
Attendance: 550

1. Kagetora⭕️, Jason Lee, Hyo Watanabe (11:46 Gurumakakari) CIMA, Gamma, Shachihoko Boy❌
2. Early Christman Tag Tournament B Block 1st Round Match: Naruki Doi⭕️, Big R Shimizu (10:12 Bakatare Sliding Kick) YAMATO, Yosuke♡Santa Maria❌
3. U-T 3 Match Trial Series #1: Genki Horiguchi⭕️ (7:07 Beach Break) U-T❌
4. Early Christman Tag Tournament B Block 1st Round Match: T-Hawk, Eita⭕️ (13:30 Totem Killer) Masato Yoshino, Ben-K❌
5. Early Christman Tag Tournament A Block 1st Round Match: Shingo Takagi⭕️, Yasushi Kanda (15:43 MADE IN JAPAN) Don Fujii, Ryo Saito❌
6. Early Christman Tag Tournament A Block 1st Round Match: BxB Hulk, Kzy⭕️ (17:09 Skayde Schoolboy) Masaaki Mochizuki❌, Susumu Yokosuka

Metal Warrior once again used the Cycling Yahoo to attack Kagetora.