Infinity 165 or No Rope Knockout II

February 10, 2010

February, 10 2010 – Tokyo, Japan

Championship rundown:
Open the Dream Gate Champion: Naruki Doi
Interim Open the Twin Gate Champions: CIMA & Gamma
Open the Triangle Gate Champions: Masaaki Mochizuki, Don Fujii & Akebono
Open the Brave Gate Champion: K-ness
Open the Freedom Gate Champion: BxB Hulk

CIMA © {W5} & Gamma © {W5} vs. Naruki Doi {W1} & Masato Yoshino {W1} [Open the Twin Gate Championship Match]
A pre-match video hypes Doi and Yoshino as the greatest tag team ever. Both teams won amazing matches to get to this bout. Gamma and Doi start. Gamma hits a shoulder tackle and a dropkick. Doi gets a roll up for 2. Yoshino hits CIMA with an armdrag. He puts on the Coumori and Doi hits a dropkick. Doi puts on a seated abdominal stretch. Yoshino splashes CIMA’s arm. He and Doi make a wish. CIMA bites Doi’s foot to regain control. I haven’t seen him do that in a few years. Gamma bites Doi’s foot as well. Yoshino hits a back elbow for 1. He puts on a chinlock. He and Doi hit a double back elbow. Yoshino hits a dropkick to the face for 2. He dropkicks Doi by mistake. Gamma hits a lariat. CIMA dropkicks Doi off the apron and hits a suicide dive. Gamma spits in Yoshino’s face. He hits Doi with a chair. Yoshino misses a dropkick and CIMA hits a double stomp. Yoshino dodge the Venus and hits the Sling Blade. Doi tags in and tries to clean house but his back is still hurting from the damage he took on the floor. Gamma dropkicks CIMA by mistake. Yoshino hits the elevated facebuster. He and Doi hit CIMA with a double dropkick. Doi avoids CIMA’s kicks and hits the Rydeen Bomb for 2. CIMA hits Yoshino with a big boot. He misses the Tokarev and eats the shotgun dropkick. He uses Doi’s back as a springboard for a dropkick. How violating. Gamma hits the Flashback for 2. Yoshino blocks the Blitzen and hits a dropkick. He puts on the Rings of Saturn but CIMA makes the save. Doi hits CIMA with a German superplex. They blocks each other’s signature moves until CIMA nails the Superdrol. He and Gamma hit the double Tokarev. Gamma hits the Gamma Special. Doi knocks CIMA off the top to the floor. Gamma hits a lariat. He hits a powerbomb. Doi and Yoshino hits the Sling Blade Bomb for 2. Yoshino hits a senton and Doi hits the Doi 555. Gamma blocks the Bakatare Sliding Kick and puts on an ugly Sharpshooter. CIMA hits Yoshino with the Schwein for 2. He hits a dropkick. Yoshino hits the Lightning Spiral for 2. CIMA counters the Sol Naciente to a roll up for 2. He and Gamma hit a double superkick and the Schwein Special. CIMA hits the Meteora for 2 when Doi makes the save. Yoshino counters the Crossfire to a roll up for 2. CIMA hits a superkick but gets caught with a crucifix pin for 2. Yoshino hits the Torbellino and Doi hits the Bakatare Sliding Kick. Yoshino goes for the Speed Star but CIMA counters to a roll up for the win at 18:06 shown of 21:40. This was too chaotic to be the memorable bump-fest I was hoping for, but they threw together some badass variations of their usual highspots, so big points for that.
Rating: ***¾

CIMA and Gamma are now officially the Twin Gate Champions. And speaking of CIMA, they show a couple clips of his losing effort to YAMATO from a couple weeks back. Then they show some clips of Takuya Sugawara’s pinfall victory over Doi from the same show. The only way to decide which of them will face Doi for the Dream Gate title in March: a no rope no DQ match.

YAMATO {K} vs. Takuya Sugawara {RH} [No Rope No Disqualification Dream Key Match]
This is YAMATO’s environment. He beat Shingo Takagi in such a match about a year ago. They fight over a wristlock to start. YAMATO forgets there are no ropes and accidentally runs out of the ring in a funny moment. Back in the ring YAMATO works the arm and hits a dropkick. He puts on the Mark Nulty Special. Sugawara rolls them to the floor where Real Hazard attacks. K-ness, Genki Horiguchi and Susumu Yokosuka run out to help Kamikaze fight off Real Hazard. Or is it to add some integrity to Real Hazard? It’s hard to tell at this point. YAMATO goes for a spear but gets launched into the eighth row instead. They brawl through the crowd as KAGETORA tries to keep the peace between the two sides of Real Hazard. Sugawara sprays cold mist into YAMATO’s eyes. Back in the ring Sugawara gets 2. He rams YAMATO’s head into the post. Kamikaze has trouble keeping Real Hazard at bay because of the difference in numbers. Sugawara hits a dropkick for 2. Horiguchi keeps Kanda from hitting a blue box attack. Referee Yagi ducks an enziguiri meant for him, but falls victim to an errant YAMATO spear. Sugawara hits a low blow. YAMATO returns the favor. They fight over a suplex through a table at ringside but neither gets it. YAMATO swings around the post to hit a dropkick on Sugawara. He climbs the post, so Arai gets in the ring and casually tosses him to the floor. I’m thinking the table was meant to break his fall but it wasn’t close enough. Sugawara goes to work with a chair. YAMATO no sells it, returns the favor and hits a back suplex. He hits a facebuster and a pair of kicks to the face. He hits a German suplex for 2. Kzy powders him. Sugawara hits a red box attack for 2. He hits a brainbuster on a collapsed table for 2. YAMATO goes for the sleeper hold but Kanda hits a blue box attack. Horiguchi attacks Kanda and drags him to the back. Yokosuka and K-ness keep Kzy and Arai from helping. KAGETORA tries to hit Kanda with a guitar but hits Sugawara by mistake. YAMATO hits a brainbuster and the Galleria for the win and the key at 18:00 shown of 19:23. It might be blasphemy to like a Sugawara match as much as a SpeedMuscle match, but YAMATO carried him to something incredibly fun here. It was also the starting point for YAMATO’s final run up to Doi, the ultimate Real Hazard split and the beginning of the end of KAGETORA’s second stay with the heel group.
Rating: ***¾

After the match the Real Hazard cast-offs continue fighting with the Real Hazard heels. Kzy and Arai run down KAGETORA on the microphone. They propose a loser leaves Real Hazard match between Kzy and KAGETORA for the next night. Horiguchi and KneSuka also get matches against Real Hazard in Chiba. Horiguchi gets Sugawara in a singles match, while KneSuka take on Arai and Kanda.

Speaking of Arai and Kanda, the show wraps up with clips of a match pitting them against Masaaki Mochizuki and lookalike Makoto Hashi. An errant kick from Mochizuki leads to him and his flabby doppelganger losing the match. Don Fujii sets up a match between the two at the March return to Korakuen Hall. They also announce the WORST MATCH EVER for Open the Compilation Gate: Mochizuki, Fujii and Akebono will defend their Triangle Gate belts against NOWASA Rongai, MAZADA and Abdullah the freaking Butcher.

~ayn sof tamid~


  1. I’m probably going to be at Compilation Gate, but if they don’t start a announcing some good matches soon, I’ll be in the cheap seats.

    Kid & Juvi vs. Hulk & Yoshino is a waste of three talented men’s time… and Juventud is in the match too.

    Apart from the minor thrill of seeing Abby live, that Triangle match is going to be horrible. Even if they do a title change (doubtful, especially as there has been zero build for this), they’re still in the same position of having two guys and a fat lump holding the belts.

    Maybe they’re filling the car with crap so Doi vs. YAMATO looks better…

    • I keep hearing this theory that they’re crapping up the card so YAMATO v. Doi is memorable but I just don’t buy it. I’m guessing that they’re filling it with recognizable names in the hopes that a lot of people are drawn to the show, bad as it will be.

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