King of Gate ended with a whimper. After delivering such a magnificent KOG Finals, the Dream Gate match on this night failed to deliver expectations and felt like a very uncharacteristic performance from both men.
I have ventured out into the ocean, in a voyage of discovery, to see the current state of the ark, is it still afloat, and in what condition? I’ve navigated towards A Great Voyage in Niigata, NOAH’s show from April 29, to see what I could find.
Dead or Alive was a blast. The last three matches are essential viewing for people that like the DG style, and I would toss the opener into that pile as well. All in all, thumbs up for Dragon Gate’s Dead or Alive 2018.
Masaaki Mochizuki defending the Open the Dream Gate Championship against Kzy highlights a strong February Korakuen from Dragon Gate—Road to Final—as they are on the road to Champion Gate and Kotoka’s retirement.
This show was fine, but one of the weaker Dragon Gate Korakuen shows that they’ve had to offer in recent memory, and that’s with two great matches as I noted earlier. Watch the opener and the four star matches, skip the rest. Thumbs in the middle, leaning up, for Gate of Passion.
Every January, Stardom has a big event to celebrate their anniversary, and this January continued that tradition with a big card at Korakuen Hall. The invading Gaijins are in full force here as they are involved in three of the matches, and in the main event it is Kairi Hojo trying to win back the Wonder of Stardom Championship against Stardom Ace Io Shirai.