Category: King of Gate 2018

05/23/2018 King of Gate 2018

Kanagawa, Yokohama Radiant Hall
King of Gate 2018

1. YAMATO⭕️, Kagetora (13:18 Frankensteiner of the Almighty) Don Fujii❌, Ben-K
2. A Block League Match: Shun Skywalker⭕️ (8:28 Countout) Yasushi Kanda❌
3. B Block League Match: BxB Hulk⭕️ (9:30 F.T.X.) Genki Horiguchi❌
4. Shingo Takagi, Eita⭕️, Takashi Yoshida (14:41 Superkick) Masaaki Mochizuki, Gamma❌, Yosuke♡Santa Maria
5. D Block League Match: Masato Yoshino⭕️ (9:41 Pinfall) Ryo Saito❌
6. Kzy⭕️, Susumu Yokosuka, Genki Horiguchi (17:33 Skayde Schoolboy) Naruki Doi, Big R Shimizu, Jason Lee❌

05/20/2018 King of Gate 2018

Mie, Yokkaichi Kusuryokuchi Gym
King of Gate 2018
Attendance: 550

1. YAMATO, Yosuke♡Santa Maria⭕️ (13:10 Neraiuchi) Masaaki Mochizuki, Hyo Watanabe❌
2. Naruki Doi⭕️, Don Fujii (12:22 Bakatare Sliding Kick) Shun Skywalker, Yuki Yoshioka❌
3. Eita⭕️, Yasushi Kanda (13:04 Superkick) Gamma, Kaito Ishida❌
4. B Block League Match: Jason Lee⭕️ (11:11 Hong Kong Style La Magistral) BxB Hulk❌
5. D Block League Match: Shingo Takagi⭕️ (15:13 Inverted STF) Kagetora❌
6. Kzy⭕️, Susumu Yokosuka, Genki Horiguchi (17:04 Skayde Schoolboy) Masato Yoshino, Big R Shimizu❌, Ben-K

05/19/2018 King of Gate 2018

Osaka, Edion Arena Osaka #2
King of Gate 2018
Attendance: 1500

1. Ryo Saito⭕️, Don Fujii (10:16 SaiRyo Rocket) Naruki Doi, Hyo Watanabe❌
2. Masaaki Mochizuki, Shun Skywalker⭕️ (8:41 Ashla) Kagetora, Oji Shiiba❌
3. Shingo Takagi, Takashi Yoshida⭕️, Yasushi Kanda (12:06 Cyber Bomb) Gamma, Problem Dragon, Kaito Ishida❌
4. B Block League Match: Big R Shimizu⭕️ (10:11 Shot-put Slam) Jason Lee❌
5. D Block League Match: Masato Yoshino⭕️ (11:44 Pin) Susumu Yokosuka❌
6. YAMATO⭕️, BxB Hulk, Yosuke♡Santa Maria (7:04 Frankensteiner of the Almighty) Genki Horiguchi, “brother” YASSHI❌, Punch Tominaga
7. C Block League Match: Eita⭕️ (7:48 Indians Deathlock) Dragon Kid❌
8. A Block League Match: Kzy△ (20:00 Time Limit Draw) Ben-K△

Eita confronted Dragon Kid after match 3. He knows he is hurt. His foot is in bad shape, isn’t it? Later tonight he will finish the job and put him out for good. DK told them that one foot is enough to handle Eita. He will beat him and put an end to their feud.

Backstage, Yoshino admitted that he was taken to the very brink. This match felt like a bottom of the 9th, 2 out miracle comeback win. He’s got two matches left with two tough opponents in Saito & Kagetora. As he said before the league started, as a key man in the new Dragon Gate system he has to play key role inside the ring as well. He sees no other option than to fight and fight, even if his body has given out.

Eita used chairs and his bat on DK’s injured foot before locking in the Indian deathlock. He added repeated stomps until DK had no choice but to give up. Was this your Brave Gate champion? Does your foot hurt? The title is worthless if it’s on someone who can’t move. He should forfeit the title. With the midget unable to walk, that leaves Over Generation with just 3 dumbasses. What kind of unit are they? He’s said it repeatedly and he will say it again here. Disband. Now. Ishida made the save. Eita won the match, DK was clearly injured. That’s enough. He wants to keep fighting he can fight with him. Antias only has four members and no one cares about them so they should be the group to disband. Eita was amused by his courage, but warned him to treasure the time he has left with Over Generation because there wasn’t much left.

Kzy praised Ben-K for how strong he has become. This is Osaka, the place where he challenged for the Dream Gate and demented himself as a force to be reckoned with. Kzy also feels he has reached that point. This was one of those matches where neither competitor could afford to lose. There just wasn’t enough time today to decide who was better. He won’t let Ben-K surpass him. Ben told him that after he wins KOG, he wants to come back to Osaka and fight Kzy with no time limit to see who really is the future.

05/14/2018 King of Gate 2018

Hyogo, Kobe Sambo Hall
King of Gate 2018
Attendance: 700

1. Yosuke♡Santa Maria, Kagetora, Shun Skywalker⭕️ (8:35 Skywalker Moonsault) Dragon Kid, Gamma, Problem Dragon❌
2. Masaaki Mochizuki⭕️ (5:17 Ankle Hold) Kaito Ishida❌
3. Naruki Doi, Big R Shimizu⭕️ (8:39 Shot-put Slam) Don Fujii, Hyo Watanabe❌
4. C Block League Match: Eita△ (20:00 Time Limit Draw) Punch Tominaga△
5. D Block League Match: Susumu Yokosuka⭕️ (9:55 Jumbo no Kachi!gatame) Ryo Saito❌
6. Kzy⭕️, Genki Horiguchi, “brother” YASSHI (8:41 Skayde Schoolboy) Masato Yoshino, Ben-K, Jason Lee❌
7. A Block League Match: Yasushi Kanda (5:44 Countout) YAMATO
8. B Block League Match: Takashi Yoshida⭕️ (15:10 Cyber Bomb) BxB Hulk❌

Antias attacked Over Generation after the opener. Eita has said it before and will say it again. OG are useless and should disband immediately. When are they going to just give up and do it? He rambled about hating Gong Kids and children in general until Dragon Kid confronted him. He knows nothing about Over Generation. He betrayed them in favor of his own selfish goals. He keeps talking about disbanding. Antias are the useless unit. How many members do they even have in the building today? 3? That’s pretty sorry. Eita told him to shut up. The three of them were enough to take out OG. They brawled again until Ishida hit the ring and took Eita out with a kick. He was tired of Eita talking bad about Over Generation. He would do anything to keep them going. He told DK that if anyone had something to say about Over Generation they would have to answer to him. He was all fired up so he demanded Mochizuki immediately come out for their match.

Mochizuki was impressed. He wasn’t happy about getting kicked in the face so many times, but there are many different ways to have a pro wrestling match and he doesn’t mind this one. He doesn’t know what Ishida wants to do with his career, but he advised him to pick a path and walk it with no hesitation.

Punch celebrated getting 1 point out of the draw. He didn’t win, but he also didn’t lose. A match like this for someone like him, not losing is big. He wasn’t going to give up his hopes of making it out of his block. If Doi loses all of his remaining matches and he can beat DK he has a chance. He isn’t giving up. Eita had no comment.

Kanda gave YAMATO a Ryu’s on a pile of chair and left him for dead, scoring a count out win. Kanda said that if he bothers to get motivated he can beat someone like YAMATO any time he wants. The others in his block are on notice. He’s in to win this year.
YAMATO was embarrassed and annoyed by the tactics Kanda used. In hindsight this probably should have only been the second match on the card. He will pay him back next time they face off. He still has 2 league matches left, so KOG was still within reach. That they are against young generation stars Ben-K & Shun is just an added bonus. He’s looking forward to it. He lost today to some vile veteran tactics. He lost, but he learned something new. He won’t go down so easily next time and is still confident he will make it out of his block.

Yoshida defeated Hulk with surprising ease. Now all he has to do is beat Jason Lee and B Block will belong to him. This is the year of Takashi Yoshida and King of Gate belongs to him.
YAMATO complained that Antias get really carried away on the rare occasions that they manage a win. He knows Hulk is capable of better. What’s wrong?
Hulk said he is tired and beat up. This might be his maximum capability now. It’s not common knowledge but he had another surgery at the beginning of the year. He just never quite got back up to speed afterwards. He was planning on King of Gate being the start of his revival, but he’s out here still all beat up and losing to someone like Yoshida. YAMATO tried to fire him up. KOG was just getting started. Hulk agreed. There was still a lot left. He’s always been pretty beaten up. Dislocated shoulders, broken jaws, torn ligaments. The thing that hasn’t broken is his heart. That will to succeed for the sake of Tribe Vanguard. Even if just one of them has success, it means good things for the unit. Just one of YAMATO, Hulk, Kage, or Maria winning KOG means Tribe Vanguard has succeeded. The BxB Story isn’t ending. Tribe Vanguard isn’t ending. The best is yet to come.

05/13/2018 King of Gate 2018

Yamanashi, Kofu Aimesse Yamanashi
“Shingo Takagi Homecoming: Fūrinkazan 7”
King of Gate 2018
Attendance: 1450

1. Eita⭕️ (7:55 Superkick) Oji Shiiba❌
2. C Block League Match: Punch Tominaga⭕️ (11:20 Super Cross Armbreaker) Yosuke♡Santa Maria❌
3. YAMATO⭕️, BxB Hulk (13:06 Pin) Don Fujii, Gamma❌
4. A Block League Match: Ben-K⭕️ (9:15 Spear) Shun Skywalker❌
5. D Block League Match: Ryo Saito▲ (11:40 Double Countout) Kagetora▲
6. Kzy, Susumu Yokosuka, Genki Horiguchi⭕️, LEONA (14:11 Backslide from Heaven) Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino, Big R Shimizu, Jason Lee❌
7. Shingo Takagi⭕️, Takashi Yoshida, Yuko Miyamoto (16:28 Pumping Bomber) Masaaki Mochizuki, Dragon Kid❌, Tatsumi Fujinami

05/12/2018 King of Gate 2018

Aichi, Kariya City Industrial Promotion Center
King of Gate 2018
Attendance: 400

1. Masaaki Mochizuki⭕️, U-T (13:29 Crucifix Hold) Kzy, Susumu Yokosuka❌
2. Eita⭕️ (9:08 Superkick) Shun Skywalker❌
3. Don Fujii, Ryo Saito⭕️ (10:48 SaiRyo Rocket) Dragon Kid, Gamma❌
4. B Block League Match: Genki Horiguchi⭕️ (12:09 Backslide from Heaven) Takashi Yoshida❌
5. C Block League Match: Naruki Doi⭕️ (13:16 Bakatare Sliding Kick) Punch Tominaga❌
6. YAMATO, BxB Hulk, Yosuke♡Santa Maria, Kagetora⭕️ (17:34 Gurumakakari-kai) Masato Yoshino, Big R Shimizu, Ben-K, Jason Lee❌

05/08/2018 King of Gate 2018

Tokyo, Korakuen Hall
King of Gate 2018
Attendance: 1750

1. Shun Skywalker⭕️, Yuki Yoshioka, Oji Shiiba (9:36 Skywalker Moonsault) Masaaki Mochizuki, K-ness., U-T❌
2. Don Fujii, Ryo Saito⭕️ (7:20 SaiRyp Rocket) “Hollywood” Stalker Ichikawa❌, Shachihoko Boy
3. B Block League Match: Takashi Yoshida⭕️ (2:17 Power Bomb) Big R Shimizu❌
4. BxB Hulk, Yosuke♡Santa Maria, Kagetora⭕️ (10:27 Gurumakakarikai) Ben-K, Jason Lee, Hyo Watanabe❌
5. C Block League Match: Naruki Doi⭕️ (16:27 Muscular Bomb Eita❌
6. Susumu Yokosuka, Genki Horiguchi, Punch Tominaga, “brother” YASSHI (9:01 No Contesy due to Antias interference) Dragon Kid, Gamma, Problem Dragon, Kaito Ishida
7. D Block League Match: Shingo Takagi⭕️ (18:38 Pumping Bomber) Masato Yoshino❌
8. A Block League Match: YAMATO⭕️ (19:42 Ragnarok) Kzy❌

The opening ceremony for King of Gate 2018 was held at the top of the show. YAMATO, with a new short haircut, gave the greeting. Dragon Gate has undergone a reformation behind the scenes. CIMA, T-Hawk, El Lindaman, & Takehiro Yamamura have departed for Shanghai. They will achieve big things there. Those standing here in the Japan ring will not be outdone. The 65 members of roster and staff will put their all into their efforts and he hopes the fans will continue to support them the same way as they in the past.

Yoshida demolished Shimizu in quick fashion, not even needing a Cyber Bomb. He boasted that this was his real power. This win over one half of the Twin Gate champions was just the first step on his way to winning King of Gate.

Kagetora made his first appearance as an official member of Tribe Vanguard. In the time he spent seconding the other units, he found Tribe to be the most appealing. He and the other members are aiming to put them back into their rightful spot as top unit.

Over Generation talked about the events in Aichi. Dragon Kid made his first successful defense of his Brave Gate title. Everybody knows that, probably. What they don’t know is he injured his foot the day before in Toyohashi and he could barely walk on the day of the match. He took a painkiller, taped the foot up, and went out and won a tough match. OG didn’t have anyone in the cage match, but the usual Gamma Oil and the new Ishida Oil made an appearance. Saito took a pie to the face. A few years ago they used a volleyball machine. This year they wanted to use a soccer machine. They had soccer uniforms prepared. Unfortunately, when they arrived they were volleyball uniforms. He demanded an explanation from Ishida, who had placed the order. Ishida noted that the name on the package was Yoshito Sugamoto. He did nothing wrong. Gamma told him that this should be a lesson that even the best of us make mistakes and he should always be careful. He quickly moved to the Gong Kids selection.

Eita & Yoshida interfered to cause the no contest. Eita, with his neck wrapped up from the Muscular Bomb he received earlier, called the match a waste of time. He again insisted that Over Generation had no reason for existing. They should disband immediately. No one wants to see them together anymore. DK told Eita that while he may be proud of his intrusion here, in reality it is pretty pathetic. There is only two of them. Given the current state of things maybe it would be better if Antias is the one to disband. Eita blamed his loss to Doi on DK and attacked. Ishida stopped him with a high kick. He was tired of Eita belittling Over Generation. Eita blew him off. He didn’t even know his name. Everything bad that has happened is because of Dragon Kid, so he is going to make him pay for it. They brawled to the backstage area.

Takagi boasted that his win was free of any illegal tactics. Fair and square. Yet people still boo him. What more can he do? Whatever. In Aichi he protected his hair and freed himself of that bullshit comedy title belt. No one finds him entertaining anyway. How did he end up with it in the first place? What was YAMATO talking about earlier? Okamura resigned and CIMA is the new president? There’s a new company called Dragon Gate Entertainment? He doesn’t give a shit about any of it. He’s a wrestler. He is going to come and do his thing like he always has. The others should, too. As for T-Hawk & Linda, they got to spend valuable time outside of the ring with him so it is clear they learned something. If you want to do something, you do it. Choose your own path and walk down it. They clearly have done that by going to Shanghai so he has nothing again them. As for Antias, there is no more Young Antias or Adult Antias or anything like that. He is taking back control and he will be the only one that makes the decisions. He is going to say what the fans have been waiting to hear. They will boo anyway, even though he is saying nothing wrong. He was busy in Big Japan and All Japan last month, but he is going to once again put Dragon Gate on his back and be the focal point. There’s no upper or lower ranks in Antias anymore. Everyone is free to act as they please. With his leadership they will destroy everything. He is against the system. He’s tired of the way things are. The company, the fans, the wrestlers. It has become clear to him that he will have to change things himself. First things first, the final four in King of Gate will be himself, Eita, Yoshida, & Kanda. This doesn’t mean he isn’t going to wrestle in other places from time to time, but he is back to being the center of DG.

YAMATO may have cut off all his hair, but he was still the coolest. He was also the winner. Today, he felt the heart and drive that prompted Kzy to leave Tribe Vanguard. He is now leading his own unit and they are Triangle Gate champions. He’s made a noticeable impact. The dance is pretty cool too. He’d be too shy to even try it. Kzy surely sees the significance of their match today. They’ve battled many times before, but today was different. Naruki Doi. Masato Yoshino. BxB Hulk. …………Shingo Takagi. They have fought for years knowing that at any point they can be burdened with the task of carrying Dragon Gate on their back. Every time they get in the ring, they are prepared for that to happen. There is more to being king than just the crown. 13 years ago, they joined Dragon Gate together. They are peers, in that sense. Who would have expected these two idiots from towns in the middle of nowhere would be fighting each other in the main event 13 years later. He prompted “Kazuki Sawada” for a handshake, but Kzy slapped his hand away. YAMATO wasn’t offended. It is what he expected. He knows that Kzy has what it takes to get back and fight YAMATO again on an even bigger scale. He will be waiting for him.

As for today. This was day 1 of the new Dragon Gate. Losing was not an option for him. Not today. He had to be the one to stand here and see the fans off. CIMA, T-Hawk, Lindaman, & Yamamura have left for Shanghai. He is the only one that can stand here now, in this ring. He will stand here, in Dragon Gate, because this is his home. The fans can follow him. The next step for him is to win King of Gate to become the #1 both in name and in reality. He’ll be in the semi-finals here next month so everyone should come and see him. Thank you for coming today, he will be waiting to see them again next month. Farewell!