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Dragon Gate Infinity 232

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August 21, 2011 – Fukuoka, Japan

Open the Dream Gate Champion: Masaaki Mochizuki
Open the Triangle Gate Champions: YAMATO, Masato Yoshino & Gamma
Open the Brave Gate Champion: PAC
Open the Twin Gate Champions: CIMA & Ricochet
Open the Freedom Gate Champion: YAMATO
Open the United Gate Champions: Masato Yoshino & PAC

Shingo Takagi {J3} & YAMATO {J3} vs. BxB Hulk {BW} & Akira Tozawa {BW}
Last week it was the BATTLESHIP vs. the Pumping Hawk, and this week it’s the return of BATTLEHawk. I love it! Everyone brawls to start. Hulk hits Takagi with a fall away kick. He hits a missile dropkick. YAMATO puts Tozawa in a cross armbreaker but Tozawa quickly gets to the ropes. YAMATO misses a charge and falls to the floor. Tozawa hits Takagi with a hurricanrana. Hulk hits another missile dropkick. Tozawa hits a suicide dive. He beats Takagi up the ramp. Back in the ring YAMATO hits Tozawa with a dropkick and Hulk with a spear. Takagi pounds Tozawa in the corner. He cleans house with lariats. He hits Tozawa with the DVD. Hulk hits the axe kick. Takagi comes back with the Sharpshooter. Hulk puts Tozawa in the anklelock. The bad guys get to the ropes. Hulk hits another axe kick on Takagi. He blocks the STAY DREAM and Tozawa hits a bicycle kick and a superplex. Hulk hits a dropkick and Tozawa hits a side suplex for 2. YAMATO hits a dropkick on Tozawa. He hits a dragon screw. Tozawa hits a side suplex for 2. YAMATO blocks the running knee and punts Tozawa. He hits the brainbuster for 2. Takagi hits a back bodydrop on Hulk. He hits Tozawa with a turnbuckle powerbomb and the Gallon Throw. He hits the Pumping Bomber for 2. He hits MADE IN JAPAN for 2. Hulk hits YAMATO with a big boot. He hits the Mouse and the EVO for 2. He hits the axe kick and Tozawa hits the running knee. Tozawa hits the bicycle kick and a German suplex for 2. Takagi hits Hulk with a lariat but Hulk rebounds with the First Flash. Tozawa hits YAMATO with another German suplex for 2. YAMATO blocks the arm-trap German suplex and hits a big boot. Tozawa hits the bicycle kick. YAMATO hits an enziguiri. He puts on the sleeper hold and hits the sleeper suplex. He hits the Galleria for 2. He reapplies the sleeper hold and Tozawa passes out at 15:23 shown of 21:33. More phenomenal stuff from the Dragon Gate Trueborn. Their battles in the Blood Warriors vs. Junction Three war have all been awesome, and this was no exception.
Rating: ***¾

After the match YAMATO takes a bit of Tozawa’s hair. Hulk steals his scissors and tries to get some of his hair, but Takagi grabs them and gets a bit of Hulk’s. YAMATO, KAGETORA and Takagi all take out Hulk.

KAGETORA {J3} & Gamma {J3} vs. Kzy {BW} & Naoki Tanisaki {BW} gets started on-air with Gamma cleaning house. He dropkicks the Brave Gate belt into Tanisaki’s face. KAGETORA finishes the match with the Kuruma Gakari. After the match Tanisaki hits G

ur ex”>How to win back your examma with the Casanova and goes for the fake two-count but Gamma kicks out at one, proving he can handle the silly rules in their upcoming match. Tanisaki responds by hitting the Implant and getting a mock 2-count.

Karaoke Machine vs. Stalker Ichikawa [Open the Owarai Gate Championship Match] starts after Ichikawa keeps Machine from singing before the match. Machine shoves Ichikawa to the floor, but the referee gives him more than a 20-count to get back in the ring. Ichikawa goes for a German suplex, but Machine lands on top of him for the win. They announce the winner as Don Fujii, not even bothering with the charade. Ichikawa wins the title by fan support, flabbergasting Fujii. I couldn’t tell you if he was winning or retaining the belt here though, since it’s NEVER features on Infinity.

Masaaki Mochizuki © {J3} vs. Cyber Kong {BW} [Open the Dream Gate Championship Match]
Mochizuki hits a big boot at the bell. Kong trades chops for Mochizuki’s kicks. He hits a shoulder tackle. Mochizuki hits the apron kick but it doesn’t hurt Kong. They brawl for a while. Kong puts on an abdominal claw. Mochizuki counters to an armbar. Kong escapes by putting on an Iron Claw. Mochizuki blocks a chop and works the arm. He hits a few chest kicks but Kong stops his momentum with a lariat to the leg. Kong throws Mochizuki to the floor where the Blood Warriors attack. Kong works the leg. He mocks Mochizuki by kicking him. Mochizuki kicks him back. Kong hits a bodyslam. Mochizuki responds in kind, miraculously. He hits a chest kick for 1. Kong hits a lariat. Mochizuki punts Kong’s face. He hits a missile dropkick. He counters the Pineapple Bomber to a dragon suplex for 2. He puts on an armbar. Kong counters to the Iron Claw. He clubs Mochizuki. Mochizuki counters the Pineapple Bomber to a cross armbreaker. Kong powers out and sets Mochizuki up top. He hits a couple chops before Mochizuki puts on a triangle choke. Kong slams him from the bottom rope to escape. He finally hits the Pineapple Bomber. It gets 2. Mochizuki hits a hurricanrana. He hits a big boot. Kong hits the Cyber Combination for 2. He hits the Cyber Driver for 2. Mochizuki hits a chest kick. Kong hits an avalanche. He hits a lariat. Mochizuki hits a pair of high kicks. He hits an axe kick. Kong violently blocks the Sankakugeri. He hits the Cyber Bomb for 2. I think that’s the first time anyone has ever kicked out of that move, and EVERYONE reacts as such. Kong goes up top but Mochizuki cuts him off with a pair of kicks. He hits a superplex for 2. They trade strikes until Mochizuki hits the Illusion and the nastiest Shin Saikyou High Kick ever for the win at 17:02 shown of 23:39. Kong literally beat the piss out of Mochizuki here, dominating most and putting Mochizuki in panic mode. To his credit, Mochizuki never foolishly went for any of the Twisters, dug deep to persevere through Kong’s power and then beat him with kicks, his strongest weapon, as promised.
Rating: ****

After the match Mochizuki starts giving his go-home speech but the Blood Warriors attack him. Yagi proposes a 5 vs. 5 single match series between the Warriors and Junction Three. He breaks out a rope and says the pairings will be determined by a tug of war. The participants will be CIMA, Naruki Doi, Ryo Saito, Akira Tozawa & BxB Hulk for the Blood Warriors and Mochizuki, Takagi, YAMATO, Dragon Kid and Yoshino for Junction Three.


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