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Kobe World Pro Wrestling Festival 2008
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Information
Promotion Dragon Gate
Date July 27, 2008
Attendance 9,000
Venue Kobe World Kinen Hall
City Kobe, Japan
Event chronology

Rainbow Gate Kobe World Pro Wrestling Festival 2008 Summer Adventure Tag League
Kobe World Pro Wrestling Festival chronology

Kobe World Pro Wrestling Festival (2007) Kobe World Pro Wrestling Festival 2008 Kobe World Pro Wrestling Festival (2009)


The Kobe World Hall Pro Wrestling Festival 2008 was a professional wrestling event promoted by Dragon Gate. The event took place on July 27, 2008, in Kobe, Japan, at the Kobe World Kinen Hall in Kobe, Japan. It was the 4th event under the Kobe World Pro Wrestling Festival name, which is Dragon Gate's biggest annual event and it's similar to NJPW's Wrestle Kingdom.

The event featured seven matches, four of which were contested for championships. In the main event, Shingo Takagi against BxB Hulk for the vacant Open the Dream Gate Championship. Other featured matches included Real Hazard (Gamma, YAMATO and Yasushi Kanda) defending the Open the Triangle Gate Championship against Zetsurins (Masaaki Mochizuki, Don Fujii and Magnitude Kishiwada), Typhoon (Anthony W. Mori, Dragon Kid and PAC) and WORLD-1 (Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino and Naoki Tanizaki), RyoSuka (Susumu Yokosuka and Ryo Saito) defending the Open the Twin Gate Championship against Tokyo Gurentai (Mazada and Nosawa Rongai and Genki Horiguchi against m.c. KZ in a tournament final for the vacant Open the Brave Gate Championship.

ProductionEdit

StorylinesEdit

On May 14 Takagi and Kong as BxB Shingo and BxB Cyber respectively, betrayed Hulk before the trio were scheduled to defend their Open The Triangle Gate Championship against YAMATOGamma and Genki Horiguchi. New Hazard was ended, Takagi and Kong joined up with YAMATO and the rest of the members of Muscle Outlaw'z to form the new super-heel group Real Hazard. Doi and Yoshino would join Hulk and it was agreed that they would face Takagi, YAMATO and Gamma for the vacant Open The Triangle Gate Championship and Real Hazard won the vacant titles after the match Real Hazard tried to attack the trio but a returning Naoki Tanizaki would make the save. Then Hulk, Doi, and Yoshino formed a stable with Tanizaki and m.c. KZ named WORLD-1. Then Takagi fought BxB Hulk to a one-hour draw in a number one contender's match for CIMA's Open the Dream Gate Championship, later on June 28 Shingo Takagi, Gamma and YAMATO lost the Open The Triangle Gate Championship to Tozawa-Juku (Keni'chiro Arai, Taku Iwasa and Shinobu). The following day, they were immediately scheduled for a rematch on July 27, but at the time the Open The Dream Gate Championship was on the line as CIMA had to vacate the championship due to a neck injury. On July 10, Tensions would rise in Real Hazard when Takagi stopped them and Tokyo Gurentai members from trying to give CIMA an unwanted haircut.

On June 28, Shingo Takagi, Gamma and YAMATO lost the Open The Triangle Gate Championship to Tozawa-Juku (Keni'chiro Arai, Taku Iwasa and Shinobu). Later on July 12, Gamma, YAMATO and Yasushi Kanda would defeat Tozawa-Juku (Keni'chiro Arai, Taku Iwasa and Shinobu) to regain the Open the Triangle Championships, later WORLD-1 (Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino and Naoki Tanizaki), Typhoon (Anthony W. Mori, Dragon Kid and PAC) and Zetsurins (Masaaki Mochizuki, Don Fujii, Magnitude Kishiwada) challenged them to title match, which they accepted.

On May 5, at Dead or Alive, RyoSuka (Susumu Yokosuka and Ryo Saito) defeated AraIwa (Keni'chiro Arai and Taku Iwasa) to win the Open the Twin Gate Championship. They would later defend them against their Typhoon stablemates PAC and Dragon Kid. Later, Tokyo Gurentai (Mazada and Nosawa Rongai) would challenge them into a title match, which they accepted.

On June 29, Masato Yoshino disguised as Dr. Muscle defeated Gamma to win the Open the Gamma Gate Championship and Yoshino immediately vacated afterwards, only to restore the Brave Gate lineage, pending a decision match, later it was announced to be Genki Horiguchi taking on m.c. KZ.

The event also featured a match, part of the Stalker Ichikawa Bosou 10 Series Matches, as well other matches that were later announced.

Results Edit

# Results Stipulations Times
1 Akira Tozawa, Yuki Ono and El Generico defeated Super Shisa, Shisa BOY and K-ness. Six Man Tag Team Match 9:19
2 ICHIKAWA defeated The Great Sasuke Singles match 7:42
3 Cyber Kong and TAKEMURA defeated Kenichiro Arai and Taku Iwasa Tag team match 15:41
4 Genki Horiguchi defeated m.c.KZ Singles match for the vacant Open The Brave Gate Championship 10:33
5 RyoSuka (Susumu Yokosuka and Ryo Saito) (c) defeated Tokyo Gurentai (Mazada and Nosawa Rongai) Tag Team match for the Open The Twin Gate Championship 14:10
6 Real Hazard (YAMATO, Gamma and Yasushi Kanda) (c) defeated Zetsurins (Masaaki Mochizuki, Don Fujii, Magnitude Kishiwada), Typhoon (Anthony W. Mori, Dragon Kid and PAC), and WORLD-1 (Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino and Naoki Tanizaki) Four-way Six Man tag team elimination match for the Open The Triangle Gate Championship 28:00
7 Shingo Takagi defeated BxB Hulk Singles match for the vacant Open The Dream Gate Championship 36:53
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
  • Videoicon – refers to the video of that match

Six Man Tag Team elimination matchEdit

Elimination Wrestler Team Eliminated by Elimination move Time Ref.
1 Magnitude Kishiwada Zetsurins Gamma Small Package Pin 21:19
2 PAC Dragon Kid, Anthony W. Mori and PAC Naruki Doi Pin 25:45
3 Naoki Tanizaki World-1 (Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino and Naoki Tanizaki) YAMATO Pinned after a Gallaria 28:00
Winners: Real Hazard (YAMATO, Gamma and Yasushi Kanda) (Still Open the Triangle Gate Champions)

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