6/8 Dragon Gate Results
As mentioned earlier, Dragon Gate ran their monthly Tokyo big show today, hot-off-the-press results from Korakuen via SportsNavi:
They claimed 2000 paid (sellout).
Don Fujii & Super Shisa beat Gamma & Rich Swann in 10:50. Shisa pinned Swann after Yoshitonic.
Naoki Tanisaki & Tomahawk T.T. beat Susumu Yokosuka & KAGETORA in 11:40. Tanisaki pinned KAGETORA after Implant.
Kenichiro Arai beat Taku Iwasa in 8:54.
Cyber Kong & Ricochet beat Dragon Kid & Pac in 14:41. Ricochet pinned Pac after a back slide driver.
Genki Horiguchi & Ryo Saito vs. BxB Hulk & Shingo Takagi never happened. More on that in the fallout below. Which led to…
CIMA, Naruki Doi, Yasushi Kanda, Akira Tozawa & BxB Hulk beat Masaaki Mochizuki, Masato Yoshino, YAMATO, Gamma & Shingo Takagi in 23:43. Tozawa pinned Gamma.
Lots of faction shifting today. First up, Mochizuki’s faction has, for now at least, been named JUNCTION THREE aka J3.
Gamma was kicked out of Blood Warriors. He joined J3.
Rich Swann, beginning what is expected to be an extended tour of DG, also joined J3.
Blood Warriors invited Kzy to join even though he is currently inactive (injured).
Also joining BW was Akira Tozawa, returning to Japan for the first time in a while, and the shocker of the day-BxB Hulk. And sure enough, before the tag match against Horiguchi & Saito, Hulk turned against Takagi and Black Hulk returned! (For the newer fans, Black Hulk aka Dark/Darkness Hulk is a heel version that Hulk uses on occasion, an all-black take on his usual persona) Dark Hulk attacked and bloodied Takagi, who may have suffered a head injury as a result.
Announced matches for the next Korakuen on 7/8: Takagi vs. Hulk & YAMATO vs. Tozawa. Both appeared to be made after the main event.