01/24 Open the New Year Gate 2018

Aichi, Nagoya Tsuyuhashi Sports Center
Open the New Year Gate 2018
U-T Homecoming
Attendance: 600

1. El Lindaman⭕️, Shingo Takagi, Yasushi Kanda (14:08 German Suplex Hold) Masaaki Mochizuki, Ryo Saito, Hyo Watanabe❌
2. Kagetora⭕️ (10:41 Modified Michinoku Driver) Yuki Yoshioka❌
3. Dezmond Xavier⭕️, Zachary Wentz (11:56 Final Flash) Genki Horiguchi❌, Bandido
4. T-Hawk, Eita⭕️ (14:49 Low Blow) Kzy, Susumu Yokosuka❌
5. YAMATO⭕️, BxB Hulk, Flamita, U-T (17:27 Frankensteiner of the Almighty) Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino, Jason Lee, Big R Shimizu❌

Prime Zone vol.62

Dragon Gate Arena
Prime Zone vol.62
Attendance: 120

1. Kzy⭕️ (12:35 Elbow Smash) “Hollywood” Stalker Ichikawa❌
2. Masaaki Mochizuki⭕️ (10:02 Boston Crab) Shun Skywalker❌
3. T-Hawk, Eita⭕️ (7:30 Low Blow) YAMATO, U-T❌
4. Flamita⭕️ (7:26 Naza) Yosuke Santa Maria❌
5. Susumu Yokosuka⭕️, Jason Lee (9:19 Jumbo no Kachi!) Naruki Doi, Oji Shiiba❌

01/21 Open the New Year Gate 2018

Gifu, Juroku Plaza
Open the New Year Gate 2018
“Hollywood” Stalker Ichikawa Homecoming
Attendance: 700

1. Kzy⭕️, Flamita (13:51 Running Elbow Smash) Yuki Yoshioka❌, Bandido
2. Kagetora, Dezmond Xavier (11:21 Final Flash) YAMATO, Zachary Wentz❌
3. Susumu Yokosuka⭕️, Diablo (12:36 Jumbo no Kachi!gatame) Masaaki Mochizuki, Shun Skywalker❌
4. YAMATO, BxB Hulk⭕️ (12:00 Reverse Figure Four Leglock) “Hollywood” Stalker Ichikawa❌, Ryo Saito
5. Naruki Doi⭕️, Masato Yoshino, Jason Lee, Genki Horiguchi (15:44 Bakatare Sliding Kick) T-Hawk, Eita, Shingo Takagi, Yasushi Kanda❌

01/20 Open the New Year Gate 2018

Ishikawa, Kanazawa Distribution Hall
Open the New Year Gate 2018
Attendance: 800

1. Susumu Yokosuka, Dezmond Xavier⭕️ (14:00 Final Flash) CIMA, Zachary Wentz❌
2. T-Hawk⭕️ (10:07 Cerberus) Shun Skywalker❌
3. Eita⭕️, Shingo Takagi (12:36 Low Blow) Ryo Saito, Bandido❌
4. Takashi Yoshida⭕️, Yasushi Kanda (11:16 Cyber Bomb) Masaaki Mochizuki, Kagetora❌
5. YAMATO, BxB Hulk, Kzy⭕️, Flamita (16:42 Running Elbow Smash) Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino, Jason Lee❌, Ben-K

NEX 161

Dragon Gate Arena

1. Eita⭕️ (6:26 Superkick) Hyo Watanabe❌
2. Kaito Ishida⭕️ (5:44 Buzzsaw Kick) Oji Shiiba❌
3. T-Hawk⭕️ (6:27 Cerberus) Shun Skywalker❌
4. Kzy⭕️, U-T (15:46 Sliding Elbow Smash) Ben-K, Yuki Yoshioka❌

01/16 Open the New Year Gate 2018

Tokyo, Korakuen Hall
Open the New Year Gate 2018
Attendance: 1850

0. Kaito Ishida⭕️ (5:31 1.sec) Yuki Yoshioka❌
1. Genki Horiguchi, Jason Lee, Ben-K⭕️, Kotoka (6:30 Sodegarami) Kagetora❌, K-ness., Problem Dragon, Shun Skywalker
2. Yasushi Kanda, Takashi Yoshida⭕️ (7:31 Power Bomb) BxB Hulk, U-T❌
3. Shingo Takagi⭕️ (4:46 Disqualification) Punch Tominaga❌
4. Special New Years Tag Match: Yosuke♡Santa Maria⭕️, Hyosuke♡Santa Maria⭕️, Ryosuke♡Santa Maria❌ (12:46 Kissing Pin) CIMA❌, Gamma❌, Don Fujii⭕️
*The 3 Falls were simultaneous, but the Santa Marias scored 2 so they were given the decision
5. Special International Tag Team Match: Dezmond Xavier⭕️, Zachary Wentz (9:08 Final Flash) Flamita, Bandido❌
6. YAMATO, Kzy⭕️ (12:37 Running Elbow Smash) Masaaki Mochizuki❌, Susumu Yokosuka
7. T-Hawk, Eita, El Lindaman⭕️ (17:33 Tiger Suplex Hold) Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino, Big R Shimizu❌

MaxiMuM opened the show with a greeting. Doi congratulated himself for being a part of the Triangle Gate winning team in Fukuoka. Yoshino told him not to congratulate yourself. Doi said no one else had said it to him. Yoshino got the crowd to say it. Doi thanked them and joked that it was 100% a solo effort.

Ben-K picked up a another big win. This Ben-K was not the Ben-K we all saw in 2017. Age and career length are irrelevant. For the sake of Dragon Gate he has to force his way to the top. Antias came out for a confrontation. T-Hawk got into a shoving match with Ben-K. He introduced the new and improved unit to the fans. Verserk was no more, they are now Antias. Lindaman ripped on Shimizu for his losing streak. Were they serious about putting someone in such a state in the main event against a group as powerful as Antias? His stupid mohawk, his oversized body, and no brains. Doi had already forgotten their unit name. An-what? Anti-aging? Anchovy garlic? It’s a dumb name! Were they serious about letting T-Hawk, Eita, & Lindaman carry the group? Particularly Lindaman. He thinks changing to a different name will make them appear stronger? He should probably consider changing his own name. El Lindaman was something you call a kid or a pet. Doi fired up Shimizu who told Lindaman he would shut him up for good in the main event. MaxiMuM isn’t just DoiYoshi and he would prove it.
Lindaman was flustered by what Doi said so he demanded Hulk & U-T come out and become the first Tokyo victims of the mighty Antias.

A chair got into the ring during Takagi vs. Tominaga. Tominaga used it repeatedly with little effect. He also attacked the referee, forcing the DQ. He doesn’t care about Verserk or Antias or anything else. Shingo Takagi was going to pay for his sins. He went after Takagi again, and they brawled backstage. Takagi was critical. He told the company that just putting Tominaga in matches will lower the reputation of the entire organization. He was going to repeat something he heard while competing on the Riki Choshu produced show on Sunday. Punch Tominaga, you fucking suck. You should give up wrestling before you get killed. If that doesn’t happen by the time they meet again, Takagi will be the one that does the honors.

CIMA, Gamma, & Fujii dressed as perverted old men, calling their team the S&M Machine Guns. Gong Kids was held as usual. After the match, CIMA said he hoped it set a proper tone for what is to come in 2018. Maybe the S&M Machine Guns could even challenge for the Triangle Ga(y)te. He segued to the next match. It will be an America vs. Mexico International Tag Team match. Flamita, of course needs no introduction. His partner is called Bandido. CIMA first saw him about two years ago, this is his first time in Japan. On the other side is Dezmond Xavier & Zachary Wentz. They are here via recommendation from Ricochet himself. CIMA wanted to give all four a chance to come out and show what they can do. He hopes the fans will enjoy it.

Kzy celebrated yet another victory. This time it was different. Why? Because the man he pinned was Masaaki Mochizuki. The crowd got hot as soon as he said it, knowing what was next. He challenged Mochizuki to a Dream Gate title match. Mochizuki told him he has seen his winning streak and his momentum, but he had dismissed him as all talk with an over reliance on fluke flash pins. Today was neither of those things. He hit him right in the jaw and pinned him. The fans want it and he has earned it. His challenge was accepted. GM Yagi set the match for the 2/7 Korakuen. Mochizuki reminded him that while he might be feeling pretty good right now, this was just a tag match. YAMATO also contributed a very very small amount of damage. Next time, it will be 1 on 1. Kzy admitted that a lot of people probably felt about him the same as Mochizuki did. They weren’t wrong. It doesn’t matter how long it takes to arrive. Kzy has arrived. He was time for a change of scenery, and he was going to be the one to do it.

Antias kept up the attack on MaxiMuM after the main event, while Lindaman berated Shimizu. Tribe Vanguard came out to run them off. They weren’t here to save MaxiMuM. They still have a bone to pick with them after they took the Triangle Gate titles in Fukuoka. They were here today for Antias. They wanted payback for the loss in Kyoto on opening day. Since Doi was out here already, this brings up a question. Who exactly gave them permission to so casually throw away the Verserk name that YAMATO & Doi created? They lost sleep thinking of that name. How dare they just kill it off like that! Doi was flustered by the sudden reminder of their past friendship so he demanded to know why Tribe came out to help. No one asked them. YAMATO reiterated that they weren’t here to help anyone. They were here to pick a fight, MaxiMuM getting rescued was just a side effect. They should act a little more grateful. Lindaman protested. Antias won the match, they should get the spotlight. YAMATO informed him that people had already forgotten and moved on from that.
Things escalated until eventually all sides agreed to a 3 way 6 man tag match at the 2/7 Korakuen. YAMATO selected Hulk & Flamita as his partners. T-Hawk said the Verserk team wo….Wait, Verserk? YAMATO & Yoshino lead a loud Verserk chant. T-Hawk tried to recover from this fatal error, only managing to say “Our team will be T-Hawk, Eita, & Linda”. Ben-K tackled him to reveal himself as the third member of MaxiMuM with Doi & Yoshino.

Eita said that Antias would win no matter who their opponents were. He changed subjects to Kzy. Congratulations on the Dream Gate title shot. Maybe by then, he will have accepted the invitation to Antias. If that happens, he can be confident in knowing they he will have full backup for the match….

MaxiMuM were left to close the show. They made fun of T-Hawk for his gaffe. They also wondered if the Antias t-shirts were printed backwards by mistake. They talked about the MaxiMuM expedition to Hong Kong, where Shimizu managed to gain 5kg in 2 days. They finished things out asking the fans to look forward to what is in store next month and ahead in 2018.

01/14 Open the New Year Gate 2018

Osaka, Edion Arena Osaka #2
Open the New Year Gate 2018
Attendance: 1300

0. Jason Lee⭕️, Oji Shiiba (8:20 German Suplex Hold) Kaito Ishida❌, Problem Dragon
1. YAMATO, Kzy⭕️, Yosuke Santa Maria (13:27 Skayde Schoolboy) Don Fujii, Susumu Yokosuka, Gamma❌
2. BxB Hulk⭕️ (12:01 South Road) Big R Shimizu❌
3. Ben-K⭕️ (2:00 Ground Full Nelson) Genki Horiguchi❌
4. CIMA, Dezmond Xavier⭕️, Zachary Wentz (15:11 Final Flash) Ryo Saito❌, Flamita, Bandido
5. Masaaki Mochizuki⭕️, Kagetora (13:08 Disqualification) Eita, El Lindaman❌
6. Naruki Doi⭕️, Masato Yoshino, Kotoka (20:28 Bakatare Sliding Kick) T-Hawk, Takashi Yoshida, Yasushi Kanda❌

Kzy continued his run of form. He’s 2-0 so far this year. If anyone wants to try and stop him, he’d love to see them try. Expect big things from him this year.

Ben-K also repeated his statement from yesterday. He has to push his way to the top for the sake of Dragon Gate and its future. He has a plan. Like Kzy. He asked the fans to expect big things.

Eita introduced Antias to Osaka. He once again noted that they were very interested in recruiting Kzy.

Lindaman used his bull rope on Mochizuki and attacked Mr. Nakagawa when he tried to stop it, leading to the dq. Lindaman said he had been beaten and mocked by Mochizuki at every turn in 2017. He was going to turn the tables this year. Mochizuki wasn’t impressed. If Lindaman was coming for him, that meant he was coming for the Dream Gate. He just isn’t up to par for that sort of thing. When YAMATO and his generation came for him they put up much more of a fight. More arguing lead to a huge brawl.

Doi once again made fun of the Antias name. Anti-aging? It’s a dumb name. Were they really serious about this? Do they really think that T-Hawk, Eita, & Lindaman were enough to carry a unit? Particularly Lindaman. Giving the unit a new name isn’t going to instantly make them a strong group. Especially when the name is so dumb. Not really a surprise from someone who named himself El Lindaman.
The two sides had a back and forth about their upcoming match at Korakuen Hall. Lindaman pointed out Shimizu losing today. Shimizu & Ben-K were as stupid as they are big. In Korakuen, Doi & Yoshino will see the difference between Young MaxiMuM and Young Antias.

01/13 Open the New Year Gate 2018

Kyoto, KBS Hall
Open the New Year Gate 2018
Attendance: 850

0. Shun Skywalker▲ (5:00 Time Limit Draw) U-T▲
1. Shingo Takagi, Takashi Yoshida, Yasushi Kanda⭕️ (12:28 Candy Magic) Naruki Doi❌, Masato Yoshino, Kagetora
2. Jason Lee⭕️ (4:24 Pin) Gamma❌
3. Kzy⭕️ (11:50 Skayde Schoolboy) Ryo Saito❌
4. Susumu Yokosuka, Dezmond Xavier⭕️, Zachary Wentz (13:55 Final Flash) Genki Horiguchi❌, Flamita, Bandido
5. Big R Shimizu, Ben-K⭕️ (14:48 Jackknife Cradle) Masaaki Mochizuki, Don Fujii❌
6. T-Hawk, Eita⭕️, El Lindaman (17:54 Pop-up Superkick) YAMATO, BxB Hulk, Yosuke♡Santa Maria❌

The former Verserk revealed their new name is ANTIAS. Eita, T-Hawk, & El Lindaman will be the focus of the group. Takagi, Yoshida, & Kanda will provide support and experience for them.

Takagi ran down Doi for losing in the first match of the year. Was he still hungover from the holidays? He is a Triangle Gate champion. MaxiMuM should just hand over the titles now if this is the kind of performance he was going to put in. Doi admitted defeat today, but it was a non-title match. If they want the Triangle Gate titles they can fight for them. Antias already hold the Brave & Twin Gate title belts. They would be more than happy to add the Triangle Gate to their trophy case. He told Doi to shine the belts up real nice for them. Doi said their name was stupid and hard to remember. What was it again? Anti-aging? MaxiMuM is a much cooler name. He told the fans to look forward to big things from MaxiMuM in 2018.

Kzy said there was no stopping his momentum. Last year was one of transformation. This year will be about progression. Anyone who wants to try and stop him was welcome to try.

Ben-K said that the future of Dragon Gate is dependent on them, no, him charging straight to the top.

Eita ripped on Tribe Vanguard for starting the year in such a sluggish state. Well. Some of them. Not Kzy. He was still on fire. Maybe he would like a change of scenery. He would make a nice addition to Antias. The year was still new. He should carefully consider his options for the year. He ripped on the fans for their lack of reaction. Why did they even come to the show if they were going to sit quietly with such a happy ending going on in the ring. Lindaman said that even idiots like the Kyoto fans can see that Antias is the center of Dragon Gate now. Not just Kyoto, but the dumbass fans all over Japan. Get used to seeing Antias ruling the ring.

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.

12/18 Prime Zone vol.62

Dragon Gate Arena
Prime Zone vol.62

1. Kzy⭕️ (8:00 Like a Dragon) Hyo Watanabe❌
2. Jason Lee⭕️ (5:53 Modified La Magistral) Genki Horiguchi❌
3. YAMATO, BxB Hulk⭕️ (9:25 Pinned after Lariat by Fujii) Don Fujii, “Hollywood” Stalker Ichikawa❌
4. Shingo Takagi⭕️ (6:12 Kneedrop) Yosuke Santa Maria❌
5. Masato Yoshino, Naruki Doi⭕️ (9:00 Bakatare Sliding Kick) Eita, El Lindaman❌

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❌

NEX 160

Dragon Gate Arena

1. Oji Shiiba Debut Match: Shun Skywalker⭕️ (6:58 Blaster) Oji Shiiba❌
2. Big R Shimizu⭕️ (8:02 OTAKEBI) Yuki Yoshioka❌
3. Ben-K⭕️ (8:53 Ground Full Nelson) Punch Tominaga❌
4. Eita, El Lindaman⭕️ (10:39 Alabama Jack) Kaito Ishida, Hyo Watanabe❌

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.

Prime Zone vol.60

Dragon Gate Arena
Prime Zone vol.60

1. Yasushi Kanda⭕️ (4:02 La Magistral Cutback) Shachihoko Boy❌
2. Masaaki Mochizuki⭕️ (4:30 Disqualification) El Lindaman❌
3. Takashi Yoshida⭕️, T-Hawk (11:30 Power Bomb) Big R Shimizu, Ben-K❌
4. Shun Skywalker⭕️ (4:58 Skywalker Moonsault) Punch Tominaga❌
5. Eita⭕️, Shingo Takagi (9:44 Super Kick) BxB Hulk, U-T❌

11/28 The Gate of Evolution 2017

Hyogo, Kobe Sambo Hall
The Gate of Evolution 2017
Attendance: 900

1. Naruki Doi, Big R Shimizu (12:51 Shot-put Slam) Kagetora, U-T
2. Yuki Yosihoka Return Match: YAMATO (8:18 Crossbone Vanguard) Yuki Yoshioka
3. Susumu Yokosuka (5:05 Yokosuka Cutter) Punch Tominaga
4. T-Hawk, El Lindaman (15:16 Cerberus) Masato Yoshino, Ben-K
5. Battle for U-T 3 vs. 2 Handicap Match: BxB Hulk, Kzy (11:25 Pinfall) Dragon Kid, Gamma, Problem Dragon
*U-T will be granted membership of the winning unit
6. Shingo Takagi, Eita, Takashi Yoshida, Yasushi Kanda (15:42 Pumping Bomber) Masaaki Mochizuki, Don Fujii, Ryo Saito, K-ness

This time, Metal Warrior gave Kagetora the Darkness Buster. Shimizu tried to console him. He told Kagetora that he solved the mystery. Metal Warrior was clearly K-ness.! Kagetora agreed. This was a conspiracy. Susumu, K-ness., & Saito have all attacked him. Was Horiguchi next? Shimizu told him to keep it together. You have to be prepared for these sorts of things. Kagetora was upset over being attacked by his former Jimmyz friends. Horiguchi wasn’t in the building today. He planned on giving him a call so they could discuss this turn of events. Shimizu turned his attention to U-T. Shimizu admitted he has taken a liking to him. He invited him to join MaxiMuM. Doi immediately jumped in and put a stop to it. Does Shimizu even pay attention? U-T was going to join either Tribe Vanguard or Over Generation later. He’s totally clueless! He can’t make decisions like this without first running it by Doi & Yoshino. Shimizu is the lowest ranked guy in MaxiMum. Lower than Ben or Kotoka. He can’t make these decisions. MaxiMuM just added Jason Lee. That’s enough for now. He apologized to U-T for the trouble.

Eita told Susumu not to get too excited over beating the likes of Punch. Eita berated Punch for his constant failures and backfiring interference. He should watch how it is done in the main event when the rest of Verserk take out those old timers. He ran down the fans. They don’t know how to cheer, they don’t know how to boo. They just sit there like idiots. Why are they even here? They are here to see Verserk, of course. He promised a win in the main event to send them all home happy.

Maria was once again absent due to injury. The match was quickly changed to a 3 on 2 handicap match. Kzy was very excited after the win. He welcomed U-T to the unit with open arms. U-T was grateful but reserved. Kzy pressed him about it, and he showed a little more gratitude. Hulk said he parents must be very proud of him.

Takagi and Saito had a confrontation after the main event. Takagi told him that he wouldn’t even make it to their “special” match in Korakuen. They were going to go head to head in Sapporo and that would be where this whole thing ends. Saito can then go back to his precious Owarai Gate title and bullshit comedy. Their ideas of what pro wrestling is are very very different. Saito isn’t a worthy opponent for him. If he manages to make it to Korakuen that would be an extermination match. Saito wondered if cheating to win and dirty tactics were Takagi’s idea of what pro wrestling is. Was Takagi even capable of doing a match that makes the fans happy? Dragon Gate was serious but it was also about entertaining the fans. He won’t let someone like Takagi belittle his style. He won’t let their tag tournament match end via the same rule breaking as today. It would end with Takagi going down for the 3 count. In Korakuen he would be driven into the mat for good.

Lindaman didn’t care about any of this. His focus was on Mochizuki & Fujii. They may have been getting the best of him recently, but in Korakuen he would have the greatest tag team in Dragon Gate history on his side in T-Hawk & Eita. MochiFujii would just be another pair of broken down has-beens after their match. Mochizuki was impressed with his confidence. However, it would actually be better for T-Hawk & Eita if Linda wasn’t in the match at all. It would increase their chances and would save Lindaman from another ass kicking.

11/26 Memorial Gate in Sendai 2017

Miyagi, Sendai Sun Festa
Memorial Gate in Sendai 2017
Attendance: 1600

1. Kagetora⭕️, Hyosuke♡Santa Maria, U-T (10:31 Ikkitousen) Genki Horiguchi, K-ness., Kaito Ishida❌
2. Open the Owarai Gate Championship Match: Ryo Saito⭕️ (10:11 SaiRyo Rocket) “Hollywood” Stalker Ichikawa❌
*Saito becomes the new champion via fan approval
3. Susumu Yokosuka⭕️ (14:58 Jumbo no Kachi!gatame) Ben-K❌
4. Masaaki Mochizuki⭕️, Don Fujii (14:17 Shin Saikyo High Kick) T-Hawk, El Lindaman❌
5. First Big Show in Tohoku Ceremonial Elimination Match: Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino, Big R Shimizu, Jason Lee (4-3) CIMA, Dragon Kid, Gamma, Problem Dragon
-Jason⭕️ (11:32 La Magistral Cradle) Problem Dragon❌
-Kid⭕️ (16:31 Over the Top Rope) Yoshino❌
-CIMA⭕️ (17:08 Meteora) Jason❌
-Shimizu⭕️ (18:55 Shot-put Slam) Gamma❌
-Doi⭕️ (20:18 Over the Top Rope) CIMA❌
-Kid⭕️ (20:44 Bible) Shimizu❌
-Doi⭕️ (21:25 Bakatare Sliding Kick) Kid❌
6. Open the Triangle Gate Championship Match: YAMATO⭕️, BxB Hulk, Kzy (28:43 Galleria) Shingo Takagi, Yasushi Kanda❌, Eita

Metal Warrior once again attacked Kagetora. This time he gave him Susumu’s Mugen.

CIMA vacated the Owarai Gate, so Ichikawa demanded his match with Saito be made into match to decide the new champion. Saito told him that CIMA vacated the title because no one wants the title. It is an annoyance. He didn’t want it either so today would not be a title match. Ichikawa pleaded with him. This was the first major event in Tohoku so they should get to see a new champion crowned. Saito reminded him that his record against him was 100-0. Saito eventually agreed as long as Ichikawa promised to try harder than he normally does. In the fan result, Ichikawa received applause from around 22 fans. The rest cheered for Saito so he became the new champion.

Verserk attacked Saito afterwards. Takagi wondered why he was slacking off in a match like this when he has such an important fight coming up in Korakuen Hall on 12/5. The first event like this in Tohoku and he chooses to do some bullshit comedy match? What a joke. If this was all he could bring himself to do then they should just cancel their match and Saito can be forced to join Verserk without any beatings. Saito defended doing comedy matches. Putting smiles on faces and making the fans laugh was also an important part of the Dragon Gate style. Things would be different in Korakuen. There would be no laughing when he puts Takagi down on the mat for the 1-2-3. Verserk attacked him again. Tribe Vanguard came to make the save.
They had a back and forth with Verserk about the main event. Eita and Verserk would never lose to a group of hicks like these three. The rest of the hicks in Sendai can look forward to the worst of endings to this so called big show.
YAMATO gave a quick speech. First things first, Eita is from a backwoods redneck ass town in Nagano so he has a lot of nerve calling anyone a hick. Doing a big show in Tohoku has been his dream for a long time. He hopes that a lot of fans in Tohoku had the same dream. Today that dream came true. Losing in the main event just wasn’t an option. He promised to defeat Verserk and send everyone home happy.

Kagetora confronted Susumu after his match. In Nobeoka it was the Yokosuka Cutter. Today it was the Mugen. The evidence could not be any more clear. Metal Warrior is Susumu. Susumu denied the allegations. He mentioned that while Metal Warrior has used the Yokosuka Cutter & the Mugen, he also used the Cycling Yahoo. Maybe he should be interrogating Ryo Saito. Kagetora said that maybe it was a RyoSuka scheme, but Metal Warrior is absolutely Susumu. Kagetora said he is devastated by this turn of events. If he wanted a Brave Gate shot, all he had to do was ask. Kage is ready for it. Susumu said he is the one that isn’t ready for it. He isn’t interested. Kagetora asked him to do him one favor. Next time he attacks him, do it without the mask on. Susumu was totally lost at this point so he just asked the fans to enjoy the rest of the show.

YAMATO closed the show with a speech. Today wasn’t the goal. Today was just the first step off of the starting line. Sadly, he lost the Dream Gate title back in September and was unable to main event today as champion. The venue today was also a bit lacking. Fans in the back probably had a hard time seeing the ring. That won’t happen next year. On September 9th 2018, Dragon Gate will; for real this time; hold their first ever show in Sendai Sun Plaza. It is a large hall with 3 floors of seats. Everyone will be able to clearly see the ring. There was no Dream Gate match today. Next year, there will be. If he has to take the title back himself to fulfill this promise he will do so. Maybe. Tribe Vanguard shared some banter. YAMATO thanked the fans for coming out and making today a huge success.

11/25 The Gate of Evolution 2017

Yamagata, Hills Sunpia Yamagata
The Gate of Evolution 2017
Ryo Saito Homecoming
Attendance: 700

0. U-T△ (5:00 Time Limit Draw) Ben-K△
1. CIMA, Dragon Kid, Susumu Yokosuka⭕️ (16:22 Yokosuka Cutter) BxB Hulk, Kzy, Hyo Watanabe❌
2. Kagetora⭕️ (8:22 Backslide) Genki Horiguchi❌
3. T-Hawk, Eita⭕️ (12:30 Inside Cradle after Low Blow) Masato Yoshino, Jason Lee❌
4. Naruki Doi⭕️, Big R Shimizu (13:22 V9 Clutch) Masaaki Mochizuki, Don Fujii❌
5. Tohoku Trio vs. Verserk: Ryo Saito⭕️, YAMATO, Gamma (19:17 SaiRyo Rocket) Shingo Takagi, Yasushi Kanda, El Lindaman❌

11/23 The Gate of Evolution 2017

Saga, Saga Municipal Morodomi Bunka Gymnasium Heartful
The Gate of Evolution 2017
Attendance: 1200

0. Ben-K△ (5:00 Time Limit Draw) Shun Skywalker△
1. Kzy, Tenzan Mask⭕️ (12:16 Backslide) Dragon Kid, Gamma❌
2. BxB Hulk (9:23 E.V.O.P) U-T❌
3. Kagetora⭕️, K-ness. (13:59 Schoolboy) YAMATO, Yosuke♡Santa Maria❌
4. 3 Way Tag Team Match: Don Fujii, Ryo Saito⭕️ (14:10 Messenger) Masaaki Mochizuki❌, Susumu Yokosuka; Shingo Takagi, El Lindaman
5. Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino, Big R Shimizu, Jason Lee (16:30 German Suplex Hold) T-Hawk, Eita, Yasushi Kanda, Punch Tominaga❌

Hulk promised that Tribe Vanguard would win the Battle for U-T on Tuesday. He offered a handshake but U-T refused. He simply bowed and left the ring.

Metal Warrior attacked Kagetora again, this time applying the Cycling Yahoo.

Takagi told Saito not to celebrate his win today. This was nothing. The real fight is their upcoming match in Korakuen. After Takagi destroys him he will have to join Verserk and live the life of a bottomfeeder. His Verserk ring gear has already been made, since the result isn’t in doubt. He will regret ever picking a fight with Shingo Takagi. Saito should enjoy his remaining days as a happy go lucky wrestler because they will be coming to an end on December 5th.

Saito promised that Takagi would be the one embarrassed. He hasn’t done anything since the Jimmyz broke up but their match will be the first of many challenges he plans on making.

11/21 The Gate of Evolution 2017

Kumamoto, Foodpal Kumamoto
The Gate of Evolution 2017
Genki Horiguchi & Kotoka Homecoming
Attendance: 550

0. Exhibition Match: Ben-K vs. Oji Shiiba (5:00)
1. Dragon Kid⭕️, Gamma, K-ness. (12:28 Bible) Don Fujii, Kzy, U-T❌
2. T-Hawk⭕️ (12:13 Cerberus) Yosuke♡Santa Maria❌
3. Ryo Saito⭕️, Kagetora (13:29 SaiRyo Rocket) Masaaki Mochizuki, Susumu Yokosuka❌
4. YAMATO⭕️, BxB Hulk (14:29 Frankensteiner of the Almighty) Big R Shimizu❌, Jason Lee
5. Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino, Genki Horiguchi, Kotoka⭕️ (18:30 Caldera) Shingo Takagi, Yasushi Kanda, Eita, El Lindaman❌

11/20 The Gate of Evolution 2017

Fukuoka, Kokurakita Gymnasium
The Gate of Evolution 2017
650 Attendance

0. Ben-K△ (5:00 Time Limit Draw) U-T△
1. Don Fujii, Gamma, Kagetora⭕️ (14:06 Kagenui) Naruki Doi, Big R Shimizu❌, K-ness.
2. Susumu Yokosuka⭕️ (0:16 Vertical Suplex) “Hollywood” Stalker Ichikawa❌
2. Susumu Yokosuka⭕️ (12:35 Gave Up) “Hollywood” Stalker Ichikawa❌
3. Dragon Kid, Ryo Saito⭕️ (13:27 SaiRyo Rocket) Masaaki Mochizuki, Genki Horiguchi❌
4. Eita, Yasushi Kanda⭕️ (12:11 Candy Magic) Masato Yoshino, Jason Lee❌
5. Shingo Takagi, T-Hawk⭕️, El Lindaman (19:49 Night Ride) BxB Hulk, Kzy, Yosuke♡Santa Maria❌