Kyoto, KBS Hall
Open the New Year Gate 2018
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.