Dragon Gate Results - November 7, 2013
by, 11-08-2013 at 07:52 AM (1171 Views)
Dragon Gate ran their monthly Tokyo Big Show today, results from Korakuen:
They claimed 1850 paid (super full bill stop/a Full House). Legit advance sellout, only limited standing room tickets were available at the event.
Dragon Kid, K-ness & Gamma beat Kenichiro Arai, Chihiro Tominaga & Syachihoko BOY in 7:30. K-ness pinned Tominaga.
In a Key Hunting Match, where the first one to find a key hidden in one of the turnbuckles wins, T-Hawk beat BxB Hulk, Akira Tozawa & Jimmy Susumu in a 4-way 16:30 by finding the key. As a result, T-Hawk gets a shot at Open The Dream Gate Champion Masato Yoshino in the main event. Order of elimination: Tozawa DQ’d at 9:10 (opened 3 turnbuckles without finding key so eliminated), Hulk by Susumu at 11:47, T-Hawk finds key at 16:30.
CIBA & Ryotsu Shimizu beat Mondai Ryu & Kzy and U-T & Yusuke <3 Santamaria in a 3-way in 8:13 when CIBA pinned U-T.
Eita, Flamita & Rocky Lobo beat Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!, Jimmy Kanda & Jimmy Ryo Saito in 8:10. Flamita pinned Kanda after Toros.
Jimmy Kagetora & Naoki Tanisaki beat Masaaki Mochizuki & Don Fujii in 12:38. Kagetora pinned Mochizuki.
In a handicap match, Naruki Doi, YAMATO, Cyber Kong, BxB Hulk, Kzy & Mondai Ryu beat Shingo Takagi, Akira Tozawa, Anthony Nese, Syachihoko BOY & Mike Sydal in 13:58. Hulk pinned Sydal after First Flash.
Open The Dream Gate Champion Masato Yoshino beat T-Hawk in 20:50 to retain the title. V2 for Yoshino.
As far as fallout and setting up the last Korakuen of the year on 12/5, the main thing coming out right now appears to be a match that will determine the next Open The Triangle Gate Title challengers. It likely will be either a 3-way or 4-way with these teams likely participating: Doi/Kzy/Ryu, Takagi/Tozawwa/BOY, and a Millenials trio that, based on my translation, may or may not include CIMA. There may be a Dream Gate match again unless they decide to save it for THE FINAL GATE 2013, which is less than 3 weeks after Korakuen.
For those wondering why CIMA isn’t competing as much as he used to, he is not injured. He’s taking on more of a Triple H-type role within DG, which I understand is legit and not a storyline, where he’s handling more front-office and matchmaking duties in addition to his unspoken “goodwill ambassador” role for the promotion.