Holy crap! It’s the Grapefruit Chronicles! And there’s a character named after BxB Hulk! If you can guess why you win a prize. The prize is my admiration.

December 12, 2010 – Nagoya, Japan

Open the Dream Gate Champion: Masato Yoshino
Open the Triangle Gate Champions: Naoki Tanisaki, Yasushi Kanda & Takuya Sugawara
Open the Brave Gate Champion: PAC
Open the Twin Gate Champions: Naruki Doi & Gamma
Open the Freedom Gate Champion: BxB Hulk

CIMA {W5}, Dragon Kid {W5} & Ricochet {W5} vs. Kzy, Yasushi Kanda & Takuya Sugawara
The WARRIORS are getting a shot at the Triangle Gate belts at Final Gate, so we get this hype match. Kid and Kanda start. Kid hits a head scissor takedown. CIMA dominates Kzy, so Kzy hits a chinbreaker. CIMA hits a back kick and a chest kick. He hits a bulldog and a dropkick. He hits Kanda with a suicide dive. Ricochet confounds Sugawara with his good posture. Sugawara hits a back elbow. Ricochet hits Kzy with a dropkick. CIMA and Kid come in for a triple dropkick. Ricochet hits a standing moonsault. CIMA hits Kanda with a senton. Kid hits Sugawara with a back heel kick. He hits a stunner. This is pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty boring. Sugawara goes for a superbomb but gets caught with a hurricanrana. Kid hits Kzy with a leg lariat. CIMA hits Kanda with a dropkick. He hits Kzy with a suplex (Ricochet adding a dropkick) while holding Kanda in a leglock. Kid hits Kanda with a head scissor takedown. He hits the Bermuda Triangle. Ricochet hits a topé con hilo. CIMA catches Sugawara with a sunset flip for 2. Sugawara hits a side slam for 2. CIMA hits the Superdrol, which Sugawara sells like crap. He hits a senton. Kzy shoves him to the floor. He hits Ricochet with the B-Boy for 2. Ricochet hits an enziguiri and a Regalplex for 2. Kanda hits Kid with a Manhattan drop. Kid blocks the Jon Woo. Kanda hits a side slam for 2. He hits the Jon Woo. He hits an exploder for 2. Kid hits Kzy with the stack hurricanrana. CIMA hits a double stomp. Ricochet hits the Backslide Driver for 2. CIMA hits a dropkick. Kid hits the 619. Ricochet hits a running SSP for 2. Kanda hits a blue box attack. Sugawara hits TCO. Kanda hits the flying elbowdrop for 2. Kid blocks Kzy’s Impact and CIMA hits a superkick. Kid hits the Messiah and Ricochet finishes things off with the double moonsault at 14:06 shown of 18:10. They pulled out a bit of fun in the second half, and thank God too because I was starting to fall asleep early on.
Rating: ***

PAC © {W1} vs. YAMATO {K} [Open the Brave Gate Championship Match]
YAMATO pinned PAC on October 13th in a triple threat match also featuring Kenichiro Arai, so PAC asked for this match to get his win back. Aside from that YAMATO has been having nothing but bad luck lately, so he needs this win. PAC takes YAMATO down to start. They trade holds on the mat. They trade dropkicks and YAMATO hits a suicide dive. Back in the ring PAC hits a standing SSP. YAMATO misses a charge and falls to the floor. PAC misses a dive so YAMATO dropkicks his knee. YAMATO hits a shinbreaker on the apron. Back in the ring YAMATO stays on the leg. PAC gets to the ropes. He hits a back heel kick but his leg gives out. YAMATO puts on the sleeper hold. PAC quickly hits a chinbreaker to escape. He hits a slingshot Ace Crusher. He hits a basement dropkick. YAMATO bails so PAC hits a shooting star press. Back in the ring PAC hits a missile dropkick for 2. His leg gives out again and YAMATO hits a double stomp for 2. Awesome. YAMATO puts on an anklelock. PAC hits an enziguiri to escape. YAMATO stomps on the foot and hits an enziguiri of his own. PAC blocks an enziguiri by landing on his feet, but that only hurts his leg more. He hits a superkick but can’t capitalize. He hits a high kick and a phoenix splash for 2. He hits a sunset bomb. YAMATO crotches him up top and hits a dropkick. He hits a superplex for 2. They trade stiff elbows until YAMATO hits a big boot. PAC hits a German suplex for 2. YAMATO gets a roll up for 2. He reapplies the anklelock. He puts on the STF. PAC barely gets to the ropes. YAMATO hits a German suplex. PAC pops up so YAMATO hits it again for 2. PAC gets a small package for 2. YAMATO hits the Galleria out of nowhere for 2. He puts on the sleeper hold. PAC climbs the corner and falls onto his back to escape. He hits the shooting star kick and the 360 shooting star press for the win at 16:20 shown of 22:04. PAC’s selling came and went, but he still put on a MUCH better show against YAMATO than BxB Hulk would on the upcoming PPV. Not quite the classic some were expecting, but really good given World-1 members’ apparent unwillingness to sell for YAMATO.
Rating: ***¾

After the mach the Immortal Masks appear in the bleachers to intimidate World-1. Masato Yoshino addresses them. They give him a creepy salute in response and then walk away.

Ryo Saito {W5} & Genki Horiguchi {W5} vs. Naruki Doi & Gamma ended when Horiguchi caught Gamma with the Backslide from heaven. After the match Gamma attacks Horiguchi until Darkness Dragon comes out and cleans house! The crowd barely reacts to Darkness Dragon’s big return, perhaps not realizing that K-ness is wearing his old gear. Their match at Final Gate is now Gamma Daiou vs. Darkness Dragon in a No Disqualification Match.

Next up is a rundown of the Final Gate Card:
Gamma Daiou vs. Darkness Dragon in a No DQ Match.
BxB Hulk vs. YAMATO.
Sugawara, Kanda & Naoki Tanisaki vs. CIMA, Kid & Ricochet for the Triangle Gate belts.
Masato Yoshino vs. Naruki Doi for the Dream Gate belt.
Also: Kenichiro Arai & NOSAWA Rongai vs. Super Shisa & Kotoka, KAGETORA vs. Susumu Yokosuka and Cyber Kong & Shingo Takagi vs. Masaaki MochizukI & Don Fujii vs. Ryo Saito & Genki Horiguchi for a shot at the Twin Gate belts.