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Natural Vibes
NaturalVibes
Stable
Members See below
Debut April 6, 2018
Years active 2018–present
Promotion(s) Dragon Gate
Natural Vibes (ナチュラルバイブス, Nachuraru Vaibusu), is a professional wrestling stable in the Japanese promotion Dragon Gate formed on April 6, 2018, by "brother" YASSHI, Genki Horiguchi, Kzy, Punch Tominaga and Susumu Yokosuka and revealed their name on May 3. The stable was formed had gone on to primary feud with ANTIAS over the Open The Twin and Open The Brave Gate Championships.

The stable started, with Kzy, Horiguchi, and Yokosuka and came to include Tominaga and YASSHI with Kzy being the center of the group, assuming the leadership. The stable initially found its roots as a trio consisting of Kzy, Horiguchi, and Yokosuka, who tried to capture the Open The Twin Gate Championship from ANTIAS on two different occasions. While part of the stable, Kzy, Horiguchi, and Yokosuka hold the Open The Triangle Gate Championship, while Tominaga as held the Open The Brave Gate Championship and YASSHI held the UWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship.

Natural Vibes started elaborating their own entrances, which include dancing through the crowd and dance sequences in the ring, and whenever usually Kzy or sometimes YASSHI are around both of them started rapping during their theme song.

HistoryEdit

Formation (2017–2018)Edit

Shortly after the Jimmyz disbanded, Genki Horiguchi and Susumu Yokosuka (who both failed to win their championship opportunities for the Open The Brave and Dream Gate Championships, respectively) formed a team since the two were part of Jimmyz. During this time, Punch Tominaga was kicked out of VerserK (who later renamed to ANTIAS).

In January 2018, ANTIAS made numerous attempts to make Kzy join ANTIAS even saying that they would help him defeat Masaaki Mochizuki in his Open The Dream Gate Championship match, leading Kzy to refuse on January 27. On February 7, Kzy unsuccessfully challenged Mochizuki for the Open The Dream Gate Championship. After the match Kzy left Tribe Vanguard, leading ANTIAS to come out and again offering Kzy to join ANTIAS. However, Kzy refused to join ANTIAS, which led ANTIAS attacking him until Susumu Yokosuka and Genki Horiguchi made the save and allying themselves with Kzy.

Following this, Kzy, Horiguchi, and Yokosuka agreed to face ANTIAS (Eita, T-Hawk, and El Lindaman) on March 6. Also starting from January, Tominaga stated feuding with former VerserK stablemates Yasushi Kanda and Shingo Takagi, leading Tominaga defeating Kanda to win the Open The Brave Gate Championship. In the following weeks, Kzy warned ANTIAS that someone also coming for them. On March 4 at Champion Gate in Osaka, Horiguchi and Yokosuka unsuccessfully challenged Eita and T-Hawk for the Open The Twin Gate Championship, after Eita and T-Hawk cheated to win the match. On March 6, Kzy, Horiguchi, and Yokosuka lost to Eita, T-Hawk and Lindaman. After the match, ANTIAS kept attacking them, until Tominaga came out and made the save, leading Kzy revealing that "brother" YASSHI, who was a member of VerserK but left out of the stable after it was renamed to ANTIAS, was also coming for them. Then Kzy, Horiguchi, Tominaga, YASSHI and Yokosuka agreed to a match against ANTIAS (Takagi, Kanda, Lindaman, Eita and T-Hawk) which was made official on April 6. In weeks leading to the match, Kzy and Horiguchi unsuccessfully challenged Eita and T-Hawk for the Open The Twin Gate Championship and Tominaga was stripped of the Open The Brave Gate Championship after a title defense against Kanda ended in a no contest.

On April 6 after Kzy, Horiguchi, Tominaga, YASSHI and Yokosuka defeated ANTIAS, Kzy announced the formation of a new stable with Horiguchi and Yokosuka, with him being the center of the group, assuming the leadership. Kzy would then ask Tominaga and YASSHI to join them, which they accepted. Kzy would then challenge MaxiMuM into a title match for their Open The Triangle Gate Championship at Dead or Alive on May 6, which MaxiMuM accepted. On May 3, Kzy unveiled that unit would be named "Natural Vibes". Shortly after, they started elaborating their own entrances, which include dancing through the crowd and dance sequences in the ring, and whenever Kzy or YASSHI are around both of them started rapping during their theme song.

Kzy's leadership (2018–Present)Edit

The unit's official match took place at Dead or Alive on May 6, where Kzy, Horiguchi, and Yokosuka defeated MaxiMuM (Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino and Jason Lee) to win the Open The Triangle Gate Championship. Following the Dead or Alive, four members of Natural Vibes took part in the King of Gate with Kzy, Horiguchi, Tominaga and Yokosuka, wrestling in separate round-robin blocks. Yokosuka entered his last round-robin matches with a chance to advance to the semifinals, but was eliminated after losing to Kagetora. In the end, Kzy and Tominaga finished the tournament with a record of two wins, one loss and one draw, while Yokosuka and Horiguchi finishing the tournament with a record of two wins and two losses. On July 22, Susumu, Horiguchi and Kzy successfully defended the Open the Triangle Championship against ANTIAS (Takashi Yoshida, Yasushi Kanda and Masato Tanaka).

In wrestlingEdit

  • YASSHI's Finishing moves
    • Flying Big Head (Diving headbutt)
    • Nice Jamaica (Bridging German suplex)
  • Horiguchi's Finishing moves
    • Backslide From Heaven (Backslide)
    • Beach Break (Back-to-belly piledriver)
  • Kzy's Finishing moves
    • Phantasmus (Double underhook piledriver)
    • Kzy Time (Frog splash)
    • Skayde Schoolboy (Arm drag takedown into a modified reverse rolling prawn hold)
    • Running Elbow Smash
  • Tominaga's Finishing moves
    • PT Kick (High speed big boot to the head of a seated, kneeling or rising opponent)
    • Punch Clutch (Jumping Cross armbreaker into Inside Cradle)
  • Yokosuka's Finishing moves
    • Jumbo no Kachi! (Running lariat)
    • Jumbo no Kachi!gatame (Running lariat into a pin)
    • Yokosuka Cutter (Overhead gutwrench flipped sideways into a cutter)
    • Aikata (Overhead gutwrench flipped sideways into a DDT)
    • Mugen (Double underhook backbreaker rack flipped sideways into a DDT)
    • World Liner (Sunset flip powerbomb hurricanrana counter)
    • Kobe World Liner (Avalanche World Liner)
  • Entrance themes
    • "Party Anthem" by Masako Honjo (feat. Kzy and "brother" YASSHI)

MembersEdit

Members Time Notes
"brother" YASSHI April 6, 2018 – Present
Genki Horiguchi April 6, 2018 – Present
Kzy April 6, 2018 – Present Leader
Punch Tominaga April 6, 2018 – Present
Susumu Yokosuka April 6, 2018 – Present

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

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