Category: The Gate of Passion 2018

05/05/2018 Dead or Alive 2018

Aichi, Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium
Dead or Alive 2018
Attendance: 4500

1. Gamma, Problem Dragon, Kaito Ishida, Shun Skywalker⭕️(11:13 Skywalker Moonsault) BxB Hulk, U-T, Hyo Watanabe, Yuki Yoshioka❌
2. K-ness., Don Fujii⭕️ (7:30 Pinned after failed German Suplex Hold) “ Hollywood” Stalker Ichikawa❌, Shachihoko Boy
3. Takashi Yoshida⭕️ (7:34 Cyber Bomb) Kagetora❌
4. Open the Brave Gate Championship Match: Dragon Kid⭕️ (13:11 Bible) Yosuke♡Santa Maria❌
5. Open the Twin Gate Championship Match: Big R Shimizu, Ben-K⭕️ (18:31 Shot-put Spear) T-Hawk❌, Eita
★Antias fail in their 3rd Defense, Big Ben become the 42nd Champion team
6. Open the Triangle Gate Championship Match: Kzy⭕️, Genki Horiguchi, Susumu Yokosuka (17:31 Skayde Schoolboy) Naruki Doi❌, Masato Yoshino, Jason Lee
★MaxiMuM fail in their 3rd defense, Natural Vibes become the 63rd champion team
7. Cabellera contra Cabellera Steel Cage Survival 7 Way Match: Masaaki Mochizuki vs. YAMATO vs. Ryo Saito vs. Punch Tominaga vs. El Lindaman vs. Shingo Takagi vs. Yasushi Kanda
①Lindaman, ②Tominaga ③Mochizuki ④Kanda ⑤YAMATO
⑥Takagi (4:59 Last Falconry) Saito

Yoshida heaped some praise on Kagetora. What an exciting match they had. It helped him better understand him. He knows that he wants to join Antias. He took the barely conscious Kagetora backstage. He appeared with them during the Antias interval during the cage match and helped Lindaman escape. However, in the final stages he ripped off the Antias shirt to reveal a Tribe Vanguard shirt. He joined forces with them to assist YAMATO in his escape.

It came down to Takagi vs. Saito, and Takagi won with 1 second remaining.

Takagi took over the ring. Mochizuki, Punch, & YAMATO don’t deserve to participate in the haircut. Antias would take all of his hair for themselves. He demanded Saito sit and take his haircut like the loser he is. He destroyed the Owarai Gate title. This is the new reality. A perfect ending to the Golden Week holiday. At the beginning of the year, he ceded control of Antias to the young trio. Lindaman ran from the cage like a coward, while Eita & T-Hawk lost to a pig and gorilla. Takagi was taking that control back from them right here and now. If they don’t like it, there is the door. The only way to the top is his way so that is how things are going to be. Deal with it. As for Nagoya, their food sucks and their women are ugly so he was getting out of this miserable town. They should all go home too.

Fujii & K-ness. assisted Saito. He apologized. He wasn’t going to make excuses. He lost. He is the one that picked the fight with Takagi and he knew what he was getting into. He wasn’t going to let the fans end their Golden Week on a sour note so he wanted to lighten the mood up before they went home. He noticed the destroyed Owarai Gate. It’s ok. It only cost ¥3000. He was thankful for the help from K-ness., Fujii, and the other unaffiliated wrestlers that helped him out today. It reminded him of how much of an asset units can be. He’s been on his own since the Jimmyz ended. He’s team up with a few others here and there but he hasn’t really formed any bonds with anyone. Kzy has started Natural Vibes. They look like they have worked hard on their dance routine and there is no spot in the formation for him. He’s been loosely aligned with YAMATO for the sake of this match, but Kagetora swooped in and took the spot in Tribe Vanguard from under him. DoiYoshiJason have been a big hit for MaxiMuM. Maybe he can join and make BigBenRyo….nah. As for Over Generation. He just can’t get along with Dragon Kid. Antias isn’t even an option, of course. He called K-ness. & Fujii to the center. They tried out a pose and he liked how it felt. He asked them if they were up for making a team that ensures that fun and lighthearted wrestling remains a fixture in Dragon Gate. He lost his hair today, but King of Gate starts in two days and he isn’t out of chances. He asked the fans to have a safe trip home, a nice end to their GW vacation, and to come back and see DG again soon.

05/05/2018 The Gate of Passion 2018

Aichi, Tsushima Bunka Hall
The Gate of Passion 2018

1. Kzy, Susumu Yokosuka⭕️, Genki Horiguchi (15:19 Jumbo no Kachi!) Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino, Shun Skywalker❌
2. Ben-K⭕️, Jason Lee (12:41 Sodegarami) YAMATO, U-T❌
3. T-Hawk, Eita⭕️ (10:37 Superkick) Big R Shimizu, Kagetora❌
4. BxB Hulk, Yosuke♡Santa Maria⭕️ (14:28 Pinfall with Hulk assistance) Dragon Kid, Gamma❌
5. Road to Dead or Alive Final: El Lindaman, Shingo Takagi, Yasushi Kanda⭕️ (15:27 Ryu’s) Masaaki Mochizuki, Ryo Saito, Punch Tominaga❌

YAMATO made a final appeal for reaffirmation for support tomorrow from “brother unit” MaxiMuM. Doi was still baffled by the whole thing, but promised MaxiMuM would be looking out for him tomorrow. Tribe Vanguard joined in on the 1st Finger pose.

Takagi took the hair clippers to Punch and took off another chunk of his hair. Antias were back on the same page today and as a united group they were unstoppable. Punch already looks like he lost a bet with his hair in its current state. He may as well retire before he gets humiliated further tomorrow. Lindaman said they have all come to an understanding now. The Antias team shook hands and left together.
Punch was annoyed with Mochizuki & Saito for not helping enough. Mochizuki put the blame squarely on him and wondered why he was trying to make more enemies on the eve of the cage match. In the end, they agreed to stay on the same side to combat Antias and work towards the goal of leaving Takagi bald. Mochizuki noted that it would better to make sure both Takagi & Lindaman were left, then force them into a draw…

05/04/2018 The Gate of Passion 2018

Kyoto, KBS Hall
The Gate of Passion 2018
Attendance: 750

0. Kaito Ishida⭕️ (6:33 Buzzsaw Kick) Yuki Yoshioka❌
1. Big R Shimizu, Jason Lee⭕️ (12:08 Pinfall) Genki Horiguchi❌, “brother” YASSHI
2. Shun Skywalker⭕️ (8:27 Neraiuchi Counter) Yosuke♡Santa Maria❌
3. King of Gate Preview Special ①: BxB Hulk, Takashi Yoshida⭕️ (10:00 Cyber Bomb) Kzy, Ben-K❌
4. OWE Shanghai Tryout Match: CIMA, Gao Jingjia⭕️ (8:20 630°) T-Hawk, Scorpio X2❌
5. King of Gate Preview Special ②: Masato Yoshino, Susumu Yokosuka⭕️, Kagetora (15:22 Jumbo no Kachi!) Naruki Doi, Dragon Kid❌, Eita
6. Road to Dead or Alive in Kyoto② 3 vs. 4 Handicap Match: Ryo Saito, Shingo Takagi, El Lindaman, Punch Tominaga⭕️ (16:18 Punch Clutch) Masaaki Mochizuki, YAMATO, Yasushi Kanda❌

A lottery was held at the top of the show to determine the teams for the main event.

Shun told Maria that she was focusing on DK and overlooked him. He earned his spot in King of Gate and this was proof. He was going to Skywalk his way through the tournament and asked the Kyoto fans to expect big things. Maria never even entertained the idea of losing to Shun. It was a wake up call and will only make her fight harder in Aichi on Sunday. She was hoping the next time she shares the ring with Shun it is in the King of Gate finals.

There were various accidents in the KoG preview tag. Yoshida proclaimed that he was on a roll and when he gets moving he runs down anything in his path. Hulk yelled at him. Today was a tag match. Why was he intentionally attacking his partner? We all know he isn’t a smart man but surely he understands how a tag match works.
Kzy accidentally hit Ben-K with an uppercut that caused him to lose. Ben promised to pay him back 300 fold in their league match. Kzy admitted he was a formidable opponent, but he had his mind on someone else. His first opponent in league play; YAMATO. They haven’t had many singles matches in the past. He’s excited but he is also dead serious. He is going to beat YAMATO in the middle of the ring. Everyone in his block. Ben-K too. He has no other option but to win King of Gate and get another shot at Masaaki Mochizuki. There was a change of scenery coming and he was the one bringing it.

CIMA gave a quick speech. He hasn’t been inside a Dragon Gate ring since the end of March. What has this old man been up to? Since last fall, he has been teaching pro wrestling to a group of young men in Shanghai. In China, there is no such thing as pro wrestling. When he first started this task he had to spend a good amount of time just drilling that a 3 count ended the match. They would wait until just before a 4 count to kick out, then when corrected on that they began kicking out at 0. Today he was bringing two of those students. 19 years old, 9 months since learning that pro wrestling existed, their first match in Japan and their second overall.

Like in the previous tag, there were accidents aplenty in the semifinal. Eita spit water at DK and gave him a Superkick, allowing a reluctant Susumu to pick up the win.
Eita was in a foul mood. Why was he stuck teaming with Doi? Bullshit. Even worse was that midget Dragon Kid. He turned his back on Over Generation because hated him so much. Where exactly was Over Generation? Problem Dragon isn’t here. Gamma isn’t here. Ishida? Yamamura? CIMA? What was the point? They should disband right here and now. DK responded by asking him where his Twin Gate title teammate T-Hawk has been. Why isn’t he out here? Why is Eita carrying both title belts? They will be facing each other in King of Gate. He doesn’t know what hasn’t happened to Eita to put his head where it’s at now, but he should be ready for a fight. As for today, it was obvious he is an unprofessional as ever. This was a tag match. The fans came to see it. They tuned into the Dragon Gate Network to see it. They didn’t want to see Eita get bored and throw a tantrum. He should put aside his personal feelings and finish the match for them. He was doing a whole lot of talking lately. You can’t defend your titles with just words, especially against the likes of Big Ben. Eita better get his act together or else those titles he is carrying will be gone in an instant. He will see him in Osaka for their King of Gate match where they can settle their differences once and for all.
Doi was gleefull at their quarrel. He lives for this sort of thing. He’s in the same block as them and this will only make it easier for him. He was planning on going undefeated. He will be the face of Block C, the standard bearer of Block C, and the winner of Block C.
Yoshino was impressed with his friend being so cool and he was pulling for him to succeed. He was planning on doing the same thing in his own block and going on to win the whole thing.
Susumu warned him to not take the new Natural Vibes Susumu lightly. First, his new team were going to take the Triangle Gate from MaxiMuM on Sunday. Then he was going to repeat 2014 and once again be the King of Gate.
Kagetora felt overlooked, but that’s fine. He likes being the dark horse. Over the last month he has experimented by wearing different unit merchandise and seconding them for matches. He’s finally come to a decision on where he belongs. He will announce it on Sunday in Aichi.

Takagi brought the barbed wire bat back and left Punch with a bloodied chest.
Kanda didn’t give a damn about losing today. All he cares about is getting the hell out of the cage on Sunday.
Mochizuki had some words of warning for Punch. He told Lindaman that he didn’t do much today. If he performs like this on Sunday he was going to end up bald.
YAMATO reminded Takagi that this was a hair match, not a death match. His weapons had no place in the cage. However, his hair clippers did! Takagi is the only one to not feel them against his head. YAMATO has decided that Takagi is the one that ends up shaved on Sunday. He will have help inside from Saito and on the outside from Tribe Vanguard and their brother unit MaxiMuM. Gahahahaha!! 5/6 will be a day to remember. Hopefully they all won’t have trouble sleeping until then. Gahahahahaa!!
If YAMATO was going to bring those dangerous hair clippers, Takagi has no choice but to defend himself and bring his bat with him. Does he understand the meaning of Dead or Alive? You either live, or you die. It is a death match. As for everyone that wants to see him lose his hair…Too bad. It’s not happening.
Lindaman wasn’t sure if that lariat from Takagi was on purpose. Was it a betrayal or merely an accident? We won’t have to wait much longer to find out. Mochizuki was right about him not doing much today. There is a lot to be said for saving your strength so you peak at the right time. For example, when the siren sounds and it’s time to leave the cage.
Saito insisted that the lariat was on purpose. No question about it. He should pay him back by helping in the effort to leave him bald. He wasn’t going to offer him any handshakes but they should consider having the same goal. You never know what is going to happen in the cage. To protect himself he has formed a tight bond with YAMATO. He had formed a shaky bond with Mochizuki. He praised Punch for doing his best even though he was in over his head. He hoped Punch would consider helping him out in a pinch. They should be allies in this, too.
Punch placed his trust in Saito. With help from him and from Natural Vibes he would get payback at those that treated him like a joke. He was going to protect his hair and then make a splash in King of Gate.

05/03/2018 The Gate of Passion 2018

Kyoto, KBS Hall
The Gate of Passion 2018
Attendance: 650

0. Kagetora⭕️ (5:33 Gurumakakarikai) Hyo Watanabe❌
1. BxB Hulk, Yosuke♡Santa Maria⭕️, U-T (14:38 Neraiuchi) Dragon Kid, Gamma, Kaito Ishida❌
2. T-Hawk⭕️ (9:29 Cerberus) Shun Skywalker❌
3. Susumu Yokosuka⭕️, Punch Tominaga (13:23 Pinfall) Don Fujii❌, Ryo Saito
4. Big R Shimizu, Ben-K⭕️ (14:14 Spear) Eita, Yasushi Kanda❌
5. Kzy⭕️, Genki Horiguchi, “brother” YASSHI (16:15 Skayde Schoolboy) Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino, Jason Lee❌
6. Road to Dead or Alive in Kyoto①: Masaaki Mochizuki, El Lindaman⭕️ (17:12 Pumping Bomber by Takagi) YAMATO❌, Shingo Takagi

Kid told Maria to give up on the Brave Gate title. He has gotten used to being kissed and has possibly even started to like it. Maria promised to leave him both breathless and title-less.

Eita had only one thing to say to Big Ben. They can’t win and they won’t win in the Twin Gate title match. All they can do is hope they don’t get beaten up too badly.

The new Kzy lead unit announced their name is “Natural Vibes”. They came out to a theme called Party Anthem featuring verses from Kzy & YASSHI and danced to it. Doi wasn’t impressed with them. It looks like their little dance is the only thing they have been practicing. They would need more than that it the upcoming Triangle Gate title match.

Takagi gave YAMATO a Pumping Bomber and threw Lindaman on top to let him get the win. The cage match entrants all had a confrontation afterwards. Saito was confident that he and YAMATO would be able to work together. Kanda wasn’t concerned with anything or anyone. He was going to escape as soon as possible and let the rest of the animals fight. Takagi mocked Punch for his dance moves earlier.

04/30/2018 The Gate of Passion 2018

Fukui, Echizen Sun Dome Fukui
The Gate of Passion 2018
Attendance: 600

1. Masato Yoshino, Jason Lee⭕️, Ben-K (15:23 Hong Kong La Magistral Cradle) Dragon Kid, Gamma, Kaito Ishida❌
2. Susumu Yokosuka⭕️ (11:52 Yokosuka Cutter) Hyo Watanabe❌
3. Don Fujii, Ryo Saito⭕️ (13:48 SaiRyo Rocket) Masaaki Mochizuki, Shun Skywalker❌
4. Naruki Doi⭕️, Big R Shimizu (12:21 Bakatare Sliding Kick) Kzy, Kagetora❌
5. YAMATO⭕️, BxB Hulk, Yosuke♡Santa Maria (17:15 Frankensteiner of the Almighty) Eita, El Lindaman❌, Takashi Yoshida

04/29/2018 The Gate of Passion 2018

Kagawa, Takamatsu Symbol Tower
The Gate of Passion 2018
Attendance: 466

1. Eita⭕️, El Lindaman, Yasushi Kanda (14:26 Superkick) K-ness., Problem Dragon, Kaito Ishida❌
2. Don Fujii⭕️ (8:35 Small Package) Yuki Yoshioka❌
3. Kzy, Susumu Yokosuka⭕️ (15:54 Jumbo no Kachi!gatame) Naruki Doi, Shun Skywalker❌
4. Masaaki Mochizuki, Yosuke♡Santa Maria⭕️ (16:02 Neraiuchi) Dragon Kid, Ryo Saito❌
5. Masato Yoshino, Jason Lee, Ben-K⭕️ (17:13 Ben-K Bomb) YAMATO, BxB Hulk, U-T❌

04/28/2018 The Gate of Passion 2018

Osaka, Matsubara Municipal Gym
The Gate of Passion 2018
Attendance: 600

0. Punch Tominaga⭕️ (5:41 Rocket Punch) Oji Shiiba❌
1. Masato Yoshino, Jason Lee⭕️ (14:21 Pinfall) Dragon Kid, Gamma❌
2. Masaaki Mochizuki, BxB Hulk⭕️ (10:21 First Flash) Don Fujii, Genki Horiguchi❌
3. “Hollywood” Stalker Ichikawa 3 Match Trial Series
① BxB Hulk⭕️ (0:09 Kick) “Hollywood” Stalker Ichikawa❌
② Masaaki Mochizuki⭕️ (0:12 Super Kenka Kick) “Hollywood” Stalker Ichikawa❌
③ Don Fujii⭕️ (2:55 Pinned after failed German Suplex attempt) “Hollywood” Stalker Ichikawa❌
4. YAMATO⭕️, Yosuke♡Santa Maria (14:09 Inside Cradle after Kiss from Maria) Ryo Saito❌, Hiroaki Moriya (Japan Pro Wrestling 2000)
5. Kzy⭕️, Susumu Yokosuka (13:58 Skayde Schoolboy) Yasushi Kanda, Takashi Yoshida❌
6. Eita⭕️, El Lindaman, Shingo Takagi (17:18 Superkick) Naruki Doi, Big R Shimizu❌, Ben-K

04/23/2018 The Gate of Passion 2018

Hiroshima, Hiroshima Industrial Hall
The Gate of Passion 2018
Attendance: 800

1. Eita⭕️, Shingo Takagi (10:54 Inside Cradle) Dragon Kid, Gamma❌
2. Susumu Yokosuka⭕️, Hyo Watanabe (10:57 Yokosuka Cutter) Don Fujii, Yuki Yoshioka❌
3. Kzy, Genki Horiguchi⭕️ (13:45 Backslide from Heaven) Kagetora❌, Ben-K
4. El Lindaman⭕️, Yasushi Kanda (13:24 German Suplex Hold) Masaaki Mochizuki, Punch Tominaga❌
5. Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino, Jason Lee, Big R Shimizu❌ (17:22 Shot-put Slam) YAMATO, BxB Hulk, Yosuke♡Santa Maria, U-T❌

04/22/2018 The Gate of Passion 2018

Fukuoka, Hakata Star Lanes
The Gate of Passion 2018
Attendance: 1550

1. Genki Horiguchi⭕️, Punch Tominaga (10:32 Backslide Times) Don Fujii, K-ness.❌
2. Kagetora⭕️ (7:48 Gurumakakari Kai) Problem Dragon❌
3. King of Gate 2018 Rookie Representative 6 Man Tag Team Match: Kaito Ishida, Shun Skywalker⭕️, Yuki Yoshioka (7:46 Skywalker Moonsault) U-T, Hyo Watanabe, Oji Shiiba❌
4. Road to Dead or Alive★Open the Brave Gate Prelude: BxB Hulk, Yosuke♡Santa Maria⭕️ (12:51 Neraiuchi) Dragon Kid❌, Gamma
5. Road to Dead or Alive★Open The Twin Gate Prelude: Big R Shimizu⭕️, Ben-K, Jason Lee (16:12 Shot-put Slam) T-Hawk❌, Eita, Takashi Yoshida
6. Road to Dead or Alive★Open The Triangle Gate Prelude: Naruki Doi⭕️, Masato Yoshino (18:23 Bakatare Sliding Kick) Kzy❌, Susumu Yokosuka
7. Road to Dead or Alive Hakata★Steel Cage Skirmish: YAMATO, Shingo Takagi, Ryo Saito⭕️ (17:11 SaiRyo Rocket) Masaaki Mochizuki, El Lindaman❌, Yasushi Kanda

The new Kzy led unit greeted the fans at the start. Horiguchi joked that their group name will be the Mentaiko Express, after the local Hakata delicacy. Punch was acting as special referee in the main event. He has no experience in the position so they got in some quick practice.

Shun earned the spot in the King of Gate A Block by scoring the pin. He vowed to Skywalk back to Hakata as a finalist.

Kagetora showed up dressed head to toe in Over Generation merchandise to support Gamma & Dragon Kid. As usual, it was just because he thought it was cool. He led an awkward Gong Kids and seconded them for the match. He also randomly appeared at ringside in an Antias t-shirt and Lindaman face paint during the main event but it was never acknowledged.

Maria was jubilant after picking up the win on Brave Gate champion Dragon Kid. DK told her to calm down. It was only one win. Maria told him to shut his mouth. Just one win. Just one win will make her champion in Aichi. At Dead or Alive Maria was planning on taking both his lips and his title.

Eita threw a tantrum. Shimizu & Ben don’t deserve to be champions. They weren’t going to win and maybe they will also end up with their heads shaved!! Shimizu was unusually reserved. All the fans in attendance and all the fans watching on the Dragon Gate Network were going to see Big! Ben! take the Twin Gate.

Doi told Kzy this is what happens when you try to put yourself at the same level as DoiYoshi. No matter how many times he tries, he will go down. Now he wants to be the leader of a new unit? He should probably rethink that. Today was just a warm up. The title match will be even worse for him. Kzy admitted they were going to be a high hurdle to get over. But, the hunters would become the hunted soon enough. He is the leader. There is nothing else to think about. His team was going to defeat MaxiMuM to become Triangle Gate champions in Aichi. They have to. There is no other option. When they come back to Hakata in June they will have both a team name and the Triangle Gate titles.

Special Referee Punch Tominaga ended up getting involved in the final stages, giving Lindaman a moonsault to set up the SaiRyo Rocket. Takagi raged at him. Referees aren’t supposed to do that sort of thing. Punch told him he was the one that put his hands on him first. He was just paying Takagi back. Mochizuki noted that his interference ended up helping the Takagi team win. Did he even understand who was on what team in the match he was supposed to be officiating? Despite this, Mochizuki recognized the need for allies in the cage. He & Saito had previously agreed to work together. Punch making 3 would just increase their odds. Well. Maybe not. Even if they shake hands today, one of them will end up turning on the other when the day comes. He was strangely looking forward to the match. He was also looking forward to returning to Hakata in June and defending his Dream Gate title against the King of Gate winner.

Lindaman wondered who would turn up to see a 48 year old in a title match. As for today, his beef was with YAMATO and his stupid hair clippers. Once again he took a large chunk out of Linda’s hair. It would be paid back in full in Aichi. He tried to appeal to the other Antias members to work together. They may have their differences right now, but they were still stablemates. Kanda wasn’t moved. He was out to keep his hair and that is all.

YAMATO had made everyone a victim of his hair clippers except Takagi. He still has two weeks left to make good on his vow to make everyone bald before the cage match even starts.

Saito said he & the Hakata fans were both looking forward to Shingo Takagi as a shaved bald Owarai Gate champion. Takagi responded by delivering Pumping Bombers. Everyone was an enemy inside the cage. The Hakata fans are also his enemy. They want to see him lose his hair? Well. It’s nice to want things. It isn’t going to happen.

YAMATO made an appeal to Saito. Maybe they should be friends. He’s independent and could use more allies, right? There would be certain advantages to linking up with YAMATO. That would gain him the assistance of Tribe Vanguard during their Assist & Impede interval. He would also get the help of their brother unit, MaxiMuM. He took them out to dinner recently to gain their favor. Saito was heavily suspicious of the latter statement, but did agree with the overall sentiment. They shook hands. The new allies(?) closed the show together with some hype for the next Hakata series in June.

04/21/2018 The Gate of Passion 2018

Hiroshima, Fukuyama Big Rose
The Gate of Passion 2018
Attendance: 600

1. Kzy⭕️, Genki Horiguchi, Susumu Yokosuka (17:29 Running Elbow Smash) YAMATO, Yosuke♡Santa Maria, U-T❌
2. Takashi Yoshida⭕️ (10:36 Fatality) Kaito Ishida❌
3. Masaaki Mochizuki, Ryo Saito⭕️ (13:46 SaiRyo Rocket) Dragon Kid, Gamma❌
4. Big R Shimizu⭕️, Shachihoko Boy (14:44 Shot-put Slam) Don Fujii, Kagetora❌
5. Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino, Jason Lee, Ben-K⭕️ (14:23 Ben-K Bomb) T-Hawk, Eita, El Lindaman❌, Yasushi Kanda

04/16/2018 The Gate of Passion 2018

Tottori, Tottori Industry Gym
The Gate of Passion 2018
Attendance: 600

1. Masaaki Mochizuki, Ryo Saito⭕️, Kagetora (13:44 SaiRyo Rocket) Gamma, Kaito Ishida❌, Inaba’s Buffalo
2. YAMATO, Yosuke♡Santa Maria⭕️ (13:07 Neraiuchi) Don Fujii, Shun Skywalker❌
3. Susumu Yokosuka, Genki Horiguchi⭕️ (13:40 Backslide from Heaven) Dragon Kid, Problem Dragon❌
4. Masato Yoshino, Jason Lee⭕️ (11:58 Maximum Driver) Kzy, Punch Tominaga❌
5. Naruki Doi⭕️, Big R Shimizu, Ben-K (15:18 Bakatare Sliding Kick) Eita, Takashi Yoshida, Yasushi Kanda❌

04/15/2018 The Gate of Passion 2018

Gifu, Juroku Plaza
The Gate of Passion 2018
“Hollywood” Stalker Ichikawa Homecoming
Attendance: 500

0. Problem Dragon⭕️ (4:41 Problem) Yuki Yoshioka❌
1. Kzy⭕️, Susumu Yokosuka, Don Fujii (14:52 Skayde Schoolboy) Dragon Kid, Gamma❌, Diablo
2. Yosuke♡Santa Maria⭕️ (11:22 Inside Cradle) Takashi Yoshida❌
3. Kagetora, Jason Lee⭕️ (12:00 MaxiMuM Driver) Genki Horiguchi, Punch Tominaga❌
4. Masaaki Mochizuki, Ryo Saito⭕️ (11:32 SaiRyo Rocket) Eita, Yasushi Kanda❌
5. Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino, Big R Shimizu, Ben-K⭕️ (19:34 Ben-K Bomb) “Hollywood” Stalker Ichikawa, YAMATO, BxB Hulk, U-T❌

04/14/2018 The Gate of Passion 2018

Ishikawa, Kanazawa Distribution Hall
The Gate of Passion 2018
Attendance: 700

0. Punch Tominaga⭕️ (8:31 PT Kick) Oji Shiiba❌
1. Naruki Doi, Ben-K, Jason Lee⭕️ (14:39 Hong Kong La Magistral Cradle) Kzy, Genki Horiguchi❌, Don Fujii
2. Susumu Yokosuka⭕️ (11:14 Yokosuka Cutter) Yuki Yoshioka❌
3. Masato Hoshino, Big R Shimizu⭕️ (13:18 Shot-put Slam) Dragon Kid, Problem Dragon❌
4. Masaaki Mochizuki, Yosuke♡Santa Maria⭕️ (11:45 Neraiuchi) Ryo Saito, Kagetora❌
5. Eita, Takashi Yoshida⭕️, Yasushi Kanda (17:07 Cyber Bomb) YAMATO, BxB Hulk, U-T❌

04/13/18 The Gate of Passion 2018

Aichi, Nagoya Toyohashi Sports Center
The Gate of Passion 2018
U-T Homecoming
Attendance: 550

0. Problem Dragon⭕️ (5:21 Problem) Yuki Yoshioka❌
1. Don Fujii, Genki Horiguchi⭕️ (11:57 Backslide from Heaven) BxB Hulk, Kagetora❌
2. Dragon Kid⭕️, Gamma (11:55 Bible) Yosuke♡Santa Maria, U-T❌
3. Naruki Doi⭕️, Masato Yoshino, Ben-K (14:50 Bakatare Sliding Kick) Kzy, Susumu Yokosuka, Punch Tominaga❌
4. Eita⭕️, Takashi Yoshida (15:13 Superkick) Jason Lee❌, Big R Shimizu
5. Road to Dead or Alive in Nagoya: YAMATO, Ryo Saito⭕️, El Lindaman (13:18 SaiRyo Rocket) Masaaki Mochizuki, Shingo Takagi, Yasushi Kanda❌

04/08/2018 The Gate of Passion 2018

Mie, Tsu City Messe Wing Mie
The Gate of Passion 2018
Don Fujii Homecoming -Don Fujii Basho 2018 – Spring
Attendance: 1200

1. Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino, Big R Shimizu⭕️ (15:34 Shot-put Slam) Dragon Kid, Gamma, Kaito Ishida❌
2. Ryo Saito⭕️, Kagetora (9:15 SaiRyo Rocket) Masaaki Mochizuki, Yuki Yoshioka❌
3. Yosuke♡Santa Maria⭕️, U-T (16:45 Neraiuchi) Genki Horiguchi❌, Susumu Yokosuka
4. Ben-K⭕️, Keisuke Okuda (12:50 Backdrop Hold) T-Hawk, El Lindaman❌
5. Don Fujii⭕️, YAMATO, BxB Hulk (14:55 Gedo Clutch) Eita, Shingo Takagi, Yasushi Kanda❌

04/07/2018 The Gate of Passion 2018

Shizuoka, Kiramesse Numazu
The Gate of Passion 2018
Attendance: 550

1. BxB Hulk, Yosuke♡Santa Maria⭕️ (8:45 Neraiuchi) Jason Lee, Yuki Yoshioka❌
2. Masaaki Mochizuki⭕️ (13:10 Twister) Kaito Ishida❌
3. Ryo Saito⭕️, Kagetora (11:55 SaiRyo Rocket) YAMATO, U-T❌
4. Dragon Kid⭕️, Gamma (17:34 Bible) Susumu Yokosuka, Genki Horiguchi❌
5. Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino, Big R Shimizu, Ben-K⭕️ (16:08 Spear) T-Hawk, Eita, El Lindaman❌, Yasushi Kanda

04/06/2018 The Gate of Passion 2018

Tokyo, Korakuen Hall
The Gate of Passion 2018
Attendance: 1800

1. Shun Skywalker⭕️, Hyo Watanabe, Yuki Yoshioka, Oji Shiiba (10:15 Skywalker Moonsault) Gamma, Problem Dragon❌, Kaito Ishida, K-ness.
2. Don Fujii⭕️, Shachihoko Boy (10:23 Pinned after Failed German Suplex) Naruki Doi, “Hollywood” Stalker Ichikawa❌
3. Takashi Yoshida⭕️ (10:47 Pineapple Bomber) Ben-K❌
4. BxB Hulk, Yosuke♡Santa Maria⭕️, U-T (13:11 Neraiuchi) Masato Yoshino, Big R Shimizu, Jason Lee❌
5. Road to Dead or Alive 3 Way Match: YAMATO⭕️ (10:41 Pin) Masaaki Mochizuki; Ryo Saito❌
6. 34th Open the Brave Gate Champion Tournament Finals: Dragon Kid⭕️ (12:15 Ultra Hurricanrana) Kagetora❌
★Kid becomes the 34th Champion
7. Oedo Rules Elimination Match: Kzy, Susumu Yokosuka, Genki Horiguchi, “brother” YASSHI, Punch Tominaga (5-4) T-Hawk, Eita, El Lindaman, Shingo Takagi, Yasushi Kanda
①Tominaga⭕️ (17:31 Punch Clutch) Kanda❌
②Takagi⭕️ (17:55 Pumping Bomber) Tominaga❌
③Eita⭕️ (18:41 Superkick) YASSHI❌
④Susumu⭕️ (19:49 Yokosuka Cutter) Lindaman❌
⑤T-Hawk⭕️ (20:45 Night Ride) Horiguchi❌
⑥Susumu⭕️ (21:52 Jumbo no Kachi!gatame) T-Hawk❌
⑦Eita⭕️ (22:56 Numero Uno) Susumu❌
⑧Kzy⭕️ (25:58 Elbow Smash) Eita❌
⑨Kzy⭕️ (29:12 Skayde Schoolboy) Takagi❌

Antias attacked after the opener. Kzy and his team made the save. Antias were always out to kill the mood. Kzy was here to heat things back up. His team were going to win the main event and send everyone home happy. Lindaman told him he was expecting to much out of his team of rejects. Why was Punch main eventing in Korakuen Hall? Never in a million years should that happen. The rules today were Oedo. When you think of Oedo you have to think of Tokyo native El Lindaman. An Antias victory is certain. Punch replied that as a native of Ikebukuro in Toshima-ku, Tokyo. Ikebukuro is much closer to Korakuen than Nakano where Lindaman is from. Oedo means a Punch victory! As for Takagi & Kanda, they cut off a large portion of his hair and now he has to walk around town looking like a fool. He will get payback in the cage at Dead or Alive. Kanda warned him that he won’t have his friends with him in the cage. It will be just him against Takagi & Kanda. He doesn’t stand a chance. Antias left the ring, seemingly on the same page.
Kzy asked YASSHI to speak on things. YASSHI used to be with those guys, so he understands their intentions. Now he is with these guys and they are out for revenge. All of the fans should keep their eyes open and their legs spread in anticipation.

Doi said it has been a long time since he was put in a match like this. He was taken aback when he saw the match announced, but he isn’t disappointed or upset. He thinks it’s going to be a lot of fun. He gets to team Mr. Ichikawa. Maybe they have teamed together out on the house show circuit, but this is likely the first time they have properly tagged together in Korakuen Hall. As everyone knows, the second match on the card is usually the comedy match. Today will be different. The Owarai Gate division is ruled by Ryo Saito and the reigning, defending Owarai Gate champion Shingo Takagi. There was no place for Mr. Ichikawa anymore. So today wouldn’t be comedy. Today, he wanted to see Strong Ichikawa. After confirming this was the first appearance in Korakuen Hall of 2018 for Ichikawa, Doi gave him an extra incentive. If Ichikawa can pin Don Fujii for the 1-2-3 today, Doi will disband his team with Yoshino. DoiYoshi will be no more, and DoiIchi will make a Twin Gate run. Fans were into the idea, but he told them to temper their expectations. He pleased with Ichikawa to not get pinned immediately after the bell rings. Be serious today. Be Strong.

Maria is mad as hell and is reaching her limits. What that limit is, will be made clear soon. Very soon.

YAMATO went after Saito with hair clippers and took a huge patch of hair off the side of his head. YAMATO got caught up in this nonsense because of them. He had a huge chunk of his own hair cut off by Lindaman in Wakayama. Way more than Saito did today, so he has no room to complain. Look at it this way; if he is bald going into the cage then there is no risk if he loses! Saito asked him if this was payback for Lindaman cutting off his hair. If that is the case, why did he do this to him? He wasn’t involved in that. With that rat’s nest he has on his head you can’t even tell he had any cut off, anyway. Saito had planned on focusing on Takagi but maybe he has another target now. Maybe those Pasta Sauce of the Almighty boxes will sell more with a bald YAMATO on the front. Mochizuki told Saito that since they both are currently independent, they should work together to deal with Antias. They shook hands, but refused YAMATO. He should get ready to change the names of his products to Pasta Sauce & Curry of the Bald Man.

Maria immediately attacked DK with a kiss after his title win. WHY WASN’T SHE IN THIS TOURNAMENT!? EXPLAIN! DK had no idea what was going on. This was all his fault. She demanded a title match. DK said she could have just come out and challenged him. Why with the kissing and the yelling? Maria pressed him on whether he was accepting or not. He hesitated but eventually gave a vague acceptance that Maria pounced on. He accepted. The match was on. DK was still totally out of the loop on what Maria was up to, but he did know he was the new Open the Brave Gate champion! Kagetora is great, he hopes they can fight again soon. When he beats Maria, anyone else was welcome to come and try and take the belt from him.

The main event came down to Kzy vs. Takagi. Takagi held him for Lindaman to hit with the box. Kzy dodged, Lindaman paused, then hit Takagi anyway. Takagi flew into a rage. What was he doing? What the hell was his problem!? Lindaman made fun of him for losing. This wasn’t about any Oedo Elimination match. They are on the Road to Dead or Alive now. If he lets things like this happen to him inside the cage, Takagi will end up bald. There are many citizens of Japan that would love to see that. Takagi mocked his stupid face paint. Did their unit ties mean nothing to Lindaman? Kanda was right. Lindaman is a dumbass! Kanda sided with Lindaman. The fans want to see Takagi lose more than anyone. Punch got in on it. Losing matches, arguing with his friends. Things don’t look good for old Shingo Takagi. Takagi quickly flattened him with a lariat. Antias left, with Takagi bullying several ring boys.

Kzy and his team finally got to celebrate their win. There was another reason why Kzy was determined to win today. For the last two months he has received backup from Susumu & Horiguchi. He is now confident enough to take the next step. He was ready to make his own unit. Horiguchi & Susumu would join him, but on one condition. Kzy assumes the role of leader. Punch stood around looking hopeful. Kzy noted they were the same age. Even though that is the case, Punch is still a junior to him. He wants to help him rise up into a better position. He was welcome to join if he wanted. Punch accepted. Horiguchi announced that the unit concept would be punch perms and the team would be called the Punchyz. Kzy vetoed that. Horiguchi probably couldn’t even grow enough hair to get a perm. Horiguchi suggested they all shave their heads and fight as Team H-A-G-E. This was also declined. YASSHI was unusually silent after the match, staring a hole through Antias and continuing to glare towards their entrance after they left. Horiguchi wasn’t sure if he had been listening or not. What did he think? YASSHI said he was listening, but he wasn’t someone they should have join their team. Kzy said that he was unusually somber. Don’t they call him Mr. Happy? YASSHI may be an outsider, but as long as he was fighting the same fight as them he was welcome. He asked “brother” to be his brother. YASSHI warned them that he had a habit of turning on people. Not that he had any plans to do that here. He was feeling the vibes. He accepted.
Now that they were an official team, there was only one thing to do. Take the Triangle Gate titles and prove they were the best team. He called out MaxiMuM. Yoshino was annoyed. It was already 9:30 PM. Why were they calling them out so late? Does Kzy know what time it is. Kzy knew. It was HIS time. It was Kzy Time. Yoshino had doubts. They have been together, what, 2 minutes? Maybe they should think of a name before they think of challenging for the Triangle Gate. Kzy assured them that the name would be coming very soon so he may as well reserve the next Triangle Gate title shot. In the end, MaxiMuM agreed to defends against Kzy & Susumu & Horiguchi at Dead or Alive. Yoshino brought up that he was the one that brought YASSHI back to Dragon Gate after 11 years and he was instantly betrayed. If that happens to them, he can’t help but laugh at them.

Kzy closed the show. He promised the unit would unveil their name before Aichi. Next month was King of Gate. His opponent for Korakuen was already announced. He was going to face YAMATO 1 on 1. He was excited and he hoped the fans were too. He is looking forward to showing YAMATO how far he has come.

04/01/2018 The Gate of Passion 2018

Hyogo, Kobe Sambo Hall
The Gate of Passion
Attendance: 1100

0. Problem Dragon⭕️ (5:45 Problem) Hyo Watanabe❌
1. Kzy⭕️, Ryo Saito (8:29 Skayde Schoolboy) Masato Yoshino, Don Fujii❌
2. 34th Open the Brave Gate Champion Tournament A Block 1st Round Match: Jason Lee⭕️ (5:30 Inside Cradle) U-T❌
3. 34th Open the Brave Gate Champion Tournament B Block 1st Round Match: Kagetora⭕️ (3:19 Gurumakakari) Kaito Ishida❌
4. 34th Open the Brave Gate Champion Tournament B Block 1st Round Match: Yasushi Kanda⭕️ (5:42 Ryu’s) Punch Tominaga❌
5. 34th Open the Brave Gate Champion Tournament A Block 1st Round Match: Dragon Kid⭕️ (9:17 Pin) K-ness.❌
6. BxB Hulk, Yosuke♡Santa Maria⭕️ (9:36 Neraiuchi) Genki Horiguchi❌, Susumu Yokosuka
7. Masaaki Mochizuki, YAMATO⭕️ (14:40 Flying Front Cradle) Shingo Takagi, El Lindaman❌
8. 34th Open the Brave Gate Champion Tournament A Block Semi-Final: Dragon Kid⭕️ (9:33 Bible) Jason Lee❌
9. 34th Open the Brave Gate Champion Tournament B Block Semi-Final: Kagetora⭕️ (10:01 Kagenui) Yasushi Kanda❌
10. Naruki Doi, Big R Shimizu⭕️, Ben-K (17:29 Shot-put Slam) T-Hawk, Eita❌, Takashi Yoshida

Antias were on the same page in helping Kanda take down Punch. Takagi told Punch that his fun was over. The fans can boo Antias all they want. They deliver results. That is all that matters. Kanda would bring the Brave Gate back home.

Maria was angry at being left out of the Brave Gate tournament. She won’t forgive or forget being overlooked.

Mochizuki was confused at the team pairings today. Was it 2 on 2 or 3 on 1 or 1 on 3? He made a comment about YAMATO and his stupid long hair. YAMATO warned him that they were all enemies right now. He doesn’t know his exact age. 48, 49, is he 50 now? His haircut is already embarrassing, imagine how bad it will look when it is shaved clean. He also provoked Stalker Ichikawa & Don Fujii for also being old.
Mochizuki refused to let someone like YAMATO, or anyone else cut off the hair he has left. As Dream Gate champion, he has no other option than to escape from the cage and protect his hair.

Antias were not on the same page when it came time for Kanda vs. Kagetora. Both Takagi and Lindaman had mishaps that helped Kagetora pick up the win. Kanda placed the blame squarely on Lindaman so he was now dead set on making sure he ends up bald in Aichi. Lindaman said he was just trying to help a friend win. It isn’t his fault if that friend wasn’t capable of holding his opponent still long enough for Lindaman to connect. Blaming your seconds for your own shortcomings is pretty childish. Takagi told Lindaman that he was the childish one. First he loses to YAMATO, then he causes Kanda to lose. What exactly is he up to? He agrees with Kanda. Lindaman will end up bald in Aichi. Takagi & Kanda went backstage together, leaving Lindaman to wonder how he ended up in this situation.

Kagetora waited around while all of this was going on. He promised to defeat Dragon Kid and take back the Brave Gate. He also wasn’t finished putting out feelers to the various units, so the fans can expect big things to come.

Shimizu said that while both he and Ben lost in their attempts on the Dream Gate, it was just a bump in the road. They had no plans of stopping. Their next target was the Twin Gate. They challenged T-Hawk & Eita to a title match. T-Hawk grumbled, but accepted. They were bored due to the lack of competition. He said Shimizu & Ben weren’t a real tag team. They don’t have the experience or teamwork to match specialists like T-Hawk & Eita. The match was set up for Dead or Alive.

03/31/2018 The Gate of Passion 2018

Aichi, Tokai Citizens Gym
Dragon Kid Homecoming
Attendance: 900

1. Masato Yoshino, Big R Shimizu⭕️ (16:04 Shot-put Slam) YAMATO, Yosuke♡Santa Maria, U-T❌
2. Susumu Yokosuka⭕️, Punch Tominaga (11:41 Jumbo no Kachi!) Kagetora, Shun Skywalker❌
3. T-Hawk, Takashi Yoshida⭕️ (14:01 Fatality) Gamma, Kaito Ishida❌
4. Naruki Doi, Jason Lee⭕️ (13:56 Hong Kong La Magistral Cradle) Kzy, Genki Horiguchi❌
5. Dragon Kid⭕️, Masaaki Mochizuki, Ryo Saito (15:38 Bible) Eita, El Lindaman❌, Yasushi Kanda