King of Gate is an annual single-elimination professional wrestling singles tournament held in the Japanese promotion Dragon Gate. It is the successor to El Numero Uno, previously held in Dragon Gate and Toryumon, although Uno was a round-robin tournament, as opposed to the single-elimination format used by King of Gate. In 2016, King of Gate adopted a round robin format with four separate blocks.

Results

List of winners

Year Winner Total Won
2005 Ryo Saito 1
2006 Masaaki Mochizuki 1
2007 Gamma 1
2008 Naruki Doi 1
2010 Shingo Takagi 1
2011 BxB Hulk 1
2012 Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!! 1
2013 Ricochet 1
2014 Jimmy Susumu 1
2015 Masato Yoshino 1
2016 YAMATO 1
2017 T-Hawk 1
2018 Masato Yoshino 2
2019 Ben-K 1
2020 Eita 1
2021 Kzy 1

2005

The 2005 King of Gate was a 26-man tournament held from December 23 to December 27 over 5 daily shows. Due to the uneven number of participants, six were given byes to the second round.

1st Round 2nd Round Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
               
Dragon Kid Pin
Daniel Mishima 8:49
Dragon Kid Pin
Naruki Doi 9:56
Naruki Doi Pin
Johnson Florida 6:48
Dragon Kid Pin
Susumu Yokosuka 22:00
K-ness Pin
Susumu Yokosuka 25:20
Susumu Yokosuka Pin
Don Fujii 20:11
Don Fujii Bye
- -
Sususmu Yokosuka Pin
CIMA 14:45
Magnitude Kishiwada Pin
Anthony W. Mori 8:11
Anthony W. Mori Forf
Kenichiro Arai
Kenichiro Arai Bye
- -
Kenichiro Arai Sub
CIMA 10:56
CIMA Sub
Naoki Tanisaki 13:02
CIMA Sub
Michael Iwasa 8:02
Michael Iwasa Bye
- -
Susumu Yokosuka Pin
Ryo Saito 30:00
Shingo Takagi Pin
Masato Yoshino 16:21
Shingo Takagi Pin
Super Shisa 6:14
Super Shisa Bye
- -
Shingo Takagi Pin
BxB Hulk 12:30
Stalker Ichikawa NC
Shachihoko Machine 2:34
- -
BxB Hulk Bye
BxB Hulk Bye
- -
Shingo Takagi Pin
Ryo Saito 9:36
Masaaki Mochizuki Pin
Magnum TOKYO 16:56
Masaaki Mochizuki Pin
Katsuo 3:53
Katsuo Bye
- -
Masaaki Mochizuki Pin
Ryo Saito 19:30
Genki Horiguchi Pin
Tozawa 4:31
Genki Horiguchi Pin
Ryo Saito 1:10
Jackson Florida Sub
Ryo Saito 7:34

2006

The 2006 King of Gate was a 15-man tournament held from December 10 to December 22 over four shows. The 2005 winner, Ryo Saito, received a bye to the second round.

First round Second round Semifinals Finals
        
BxB Hulk Pin
Yasushi Kanda 6:10
BxB Hulk Pin
Gamma 10:45
CIMA Pin
Gamma 11:14
Gamma Pin
Ryo Saito 11:15
Genki Horiguchi Pin
Masato Yoshino 8:07
Masato Yoshino Pin
Ryo Saito 12:07
Ryo Saito Bye
- -
Ryo Saito Pin
Masaaki Mochizuki 17:21
Naruki Doi Pin
Kouji Shishido 6:39
Naruki Doi Pin
Masaaki Mochizuki 13:02
Masaaki Mochizuki Pin
Susumu Yokosuka 18:49
Masaaki Mochizuki Pin
Dick Togo 15:00
Anthony W. Mori Pin
Dick Togo 7:49
Dick Togo Pin
Don Fujii 17:10
Don Fujii Pin
Magnitude Kishiwada 13:33

2007

The 2007 King of Gate was a 16-man tournament, held from December 1 to December 9 over seven shows.

First round Second round Semifinals Finals
        
Masato Yoshino Pin
Susumu Yokosuka 19:55
Susumu Yokosuka Pin
Dragon Kid 18:24
Shingo Takagi Pin
Dragon Kid 17:35
Dragon Kid Pin
Gamma 3:46
Gamma Pin
Anthony W. Mori 5:39
Gamma Pin
BxB Hulk 11:06
BxB Hulk Pin
Ryo Saito 14:28
Gamma Stop
CIMA 10:58
CIMA Pin
Don Fujii 20:19
CIMA Pin
Austin Aries 14:56
Naruki Doi Sub
Austin Aries 19:17
CIMA Sub
Masaaki Mochizuki 16:01
Masaaki Mochizuki Pin
Yasushi Kanda 8:46
Masaaki Mochizuki Sub
Cyber Kong 12:27
Kenichiro Arai Pin
Cyber Kong 10:35

2008

The 2008 King of Gate tournament, a sixteen-man tournament, was held from December 2 to December 19, covering six shows. Before the tournament started, current Open the Dream Gate Champion Shingo Takagi pulled out, and was replaced by Madoka, who won a Battle Royal on November 29 for the 16th and final spot.

First round Second round Semifinals Finals
        
Cyber Kong 6:35
Madoka Pin
Madoka 10:38
Magnitude Kishiwada Pin
Susumu Yokosuka 13:02
Magnitude Kishiwada Pin
Magnitude Kishiwada 9:39
Masaaki Mochizuki Pin
Taku Iwasa Pin
Anthony W. Mori 13:47
Taku Iwasa 14:24
Masaaki Mochizuki Pin
Masaaki Mochizuki Sub
Gamma 7:52
Masaaki Mochizuki 16:30
Naruki Doi Pin
Dragon Kid 20:57
Naruki Doi Pin
Naruki Doi Pin
BxB Hulk 20:29
Ryo Saito 11:05
BxB Hulk Stop
Naruki Doi Sub
Don Fujii 9:59
YAMATO 9:56
Don Fujii Sub
Don Fujii Ringout
Naoki Tanisaki 3:45
Naoki Tanisaki Sub
Genki Horiguchi 11:11

2010

After being postponed in 2009, the King of Gate will returned in April 2010. Sixteen wrestlers will occupied two blocks of eight each. The first round of Block A was on April 3, with the first round of Block B took place on April 4. Quarterfinal action was on April 9 and 10. The semifinals and finals of the tournament occurred on April 14.

First round Second round Semifinals Finals
        
KAGETORA 10:29
Dragon Kid Pin
Dragon Kid Pin
Gamma 12:42
Naruki Doi 13:26
Gamma Pin
Dragon Kid Pin
Masato Yoshino 10:25
CIMA 18:25
Masato Yoshino Sub
Masato Yoshino Pin
Masaaki Mochizuki 18:29
YAMATO 20:19
Masaaki Mochizuki Pin
Dragon Kid Pin
Shingo Takagi 15:52
Don Fujii 9:23
Genki Horiguchi Pin
Genki Horiguchi 8:31
Shingo Takagi Pin
Shingo Takagi Pin
Takuya Sugawara 10:05
Shingo Takagi Pin
BxB Hulk 16:06
BxB Hulk Pin
Cyber Kong 5:46
BxB Hulk Pin
K-ness 12:32
K-ness Pin
Susumu Yokosuka 21:49

2011

The 2011 King of Gate tournament, a sixteen-man tournament, was held from May 12 to May 21, covering six shows.

First round Second round Semifinals Finals
        
Masato Yoshino 11:54
Yasushi Kanda Pin
Yasushi Kanda Pin
Dragon Kid 10:41
PAC 11:54
Dragon Kid Pin
Yasushi Kanda Pin
Masaaki Mochizuki 10:37
Gamma 12:17
Cyber Kong Pin
Cyber Kong 15:22
Masaaki Mochizuki Pin
Shingo Takagi 18:16
Masaaki Mochizuki KO
Yasushi Kanda 14:04
BxB Hulk Pin
Don Fujii 7:36
YAMATO Pin
YAMATO 18:53
CIMA Pin
CIMA Pin
Susumu Yokosuka 14:53
CIMA 7:10
BxB Hulk Pin
Ryo Saito Pin
Genki Horiguchi 16:33
Ryo Saito 11:27
BxB Hulk Pin
Naruki Doi 18:31
BxB Hulk Pin

2012

The 2012 King of Gate tournament, a sixteen-man tournament, took place from May 10 to May 19, covering six shows.

First round Second round Semifinals Finals
        
Dragon Kid 13:26
Jimmy Susumu Pin
Dragon Kid 14:47
YAMATO Pin
YAMATO 13:01
Shingo Takagi Sub
Dragon Kid 13:23
Akira Tozawa Pin
Akira Tozawa 15:30
Naruki Doi Pin
Akira Tozawa 14:45
Masato Yoshino Pin
Masato Yoshino 18:40
BxB Hulk Sub
Akira Tozawa 18:08
Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!! Pin
Eita Kobayashi 8:13
Kzy Pin
Eita Kobayashi 11:11
Masaaki Mochizuki Pin
Masaaki Mochizuki 11:18
Jimmy Kanda Pin
Masaaki Mochizuki 11:02
Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!! Pin
Don Fujii 3:43
Mondai Ryu Pin
Don Fujii 10:49
Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!! Pin
Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!! 9:43
Cyber Kong Pin

2013

The 2013 King of Gate tournament, a sixteen-man tournament, took take place from May 10 to May 25, covering seven shows.[1]

First round Second round Semifinals Finals
        
Don Fujii Pin
Kotoka 6:23
Don Fujii 14:40
YAMATO Pin
Masaaki Mochizuki 15:48
YAMATO Pin
YAMATO 14:44
Shingo Takagi Pin
BxB Hulk 24:23
Shingo Takagi Pin
Shingo Takagi Pin
Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!! 11:25
Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!! Pin
Rich Swann 7:29
Shingo Takagi 18:42
Ricochet Pin
Dragon Kid Pin
Naruki Doi 15:11
Dragon Kid 21:24
Jimmy Susumu Pin
Jimmy Susumu Pin
Uhaa Nation 8:45
Jimmy Susumu 10:55
Ricochet Pin
Akira Tozawa 12:39
Masato Yoshino Pin
Masato Yoshino 15:18
Ricochet Pin
Ricochet Pin
Ryo "Jimmy" Saito 10:48

2014

The 2014 King of Gate tournament, a sixteen-man tournament, took take place from May 9 to May 31, covering nine shows.[2]

First round Second round Semifinals Finals
        
BxB Hulk Pin
Naruki Doi 9:04
BxB Hulk Pin
Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!! 7:58
Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!! Pin
YAMATO 14:13
BxB Hulk 15:46
T-Hawk Pin
T-Hawk Pin
Akira Tozawa 17:35
T-Hawk Pin
Masato Yoshino 13:48
Eita 12:38
Masato Yoshino Sub
T-Hawk 20:14
Jimmy Susumu Pin
Jimmy Susumu Pin
Cyber Kong 3:56
Jimmy Susumu Pin
Masaaki Mochizuki 18:37
Masaaki Mochizuki Pin
Jimmy Kagetora 14:25
Jimmy Susumu Pin
Shingo Takagi 16:20
Mr. Kyu Kyu Naoki Tanizaki Toyonaka Dolphin Pin
Jimmy Kanda 6:31
Mr. Kyu Kyu Naoki Tanizaki Toyonaka Dolphin 13:41
Shingo Takagi Pin
Shingo Takagi Pin
Ryotsu Shimizu 9:46

2015

The 2015 King of Gate tournament, a sixteen-man tournament, took take place from May 8 to May 30, covering seven shows.[3]

First round Second round Semifinals Finals
        
T-Hawk Pin
Yamato 24:38
T-Hawk Pin
Naruki Doi 12:29
Naruki Doi Pin
CIMA 10:03
T-Hawk Pin
BxB Hulk 21:26
BxB Hulk Pin
Ryo "Jimmy" Saito 15:03
BxB Hulk Pin
Akira Tozawa 17:32
Akira Tozawa Pin
Shingo Takagi 18:38
T-Hawk 25:15
Masato Yoshino Pin
Masato Yoshino Pin
Dragon Kid 13:43
Masato Yoshino Pin
Big R Shimizu 8:58
Big R Shimizu 14:36
Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!! Pin
Masato Yoshino Pin
Masaaki Mochizuki 12:20
Jimmy Susumu 9:38
Masaaki Mochizuki Pin
Masaaki Mochizuki Pin
Syachihoko BOY 9:22
Cyber Kong 9:04
Shachihoko BOY Pin

2016

The 2016 King of Gate tournament, a round robin tournament, featuring 4 blocks. It took place from May 8 to June 12, covering twenty shows. [4]

Final standings
Block A Block B Block C Block D
YAMATO 6 Akira Tozawa 7 Masaaki Mochizuki 7 Big R Shimizu 8
Kzy 5 Eita 7 T-Hawk 6 Masato Yoshino 7
Shingo Takagi 5 CIMA 6 Dragon Kid 6 Gamma 6
Jimmy Kanda 5 Jimmy Susumu 6 Ryo "Jimmy" Saito 5 Naruki Doi 4
Don Fujii 5 Yosuke♥Santa Maria 4 Kotoka 4 Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee 4
Punch Tominaga 2 Mondai Ryu 0 Cyber Kong 2 El Lindaman 1
Block A Shingo Takagi YAMATO Don Fujii Jimmy Kanda Kzy Punch Tominaga
Shingo Takagi X Takagi
(17:11)
Draw
(20:00)
Takagi
(13:22)
Kzy
(15:28)
Double Countout
(16:20)
YAMATO Takagi
(17:11)
X Fujii
(12:11)
YAMATO
(10:06)
YAMATO
(13:28)
YAMATO
(6:55)
Don Fujii Draw
(20:00)
Fujii
(12:11)
X Kanda
(8:50)
Kzy
(10:26)
Fujii
(13:24)
Jimmy Kanda Takagi
(13:22)
YAMATO
(10:06)
Kanda
(8:50)
X Kanda
(9:09)
Draw
(20:00)
Kzy Kzy
(15:28)
YAMATO
(13:26)
Kzy
(10:26)
Kanda
(9:09)
X Draw
(20:00)
Punch Tominaga Double Countout
(16:20)
YAMATO
(6:55)
Fujii
(13:24)
Draw
(20:00)
Draw
(20:00)
X
Block B CIMA Jimmy Susumu Akira Tozawa Eita Yosuke♥Santa Maria Mondai Ryu
CIMA X Susumu
(16:39)
CIMA
(16:03)
Eita
(11:39)
CIMA
(13:08)
CIMA
(0:14)
Jimmy Susumu Susumu
(16:39)
X Tozawa
(19:03)
Eita
(17:38)
Susumu
(13:56)
Susumu
(8:28)
Akira Tozawa CIMA
(16:03)
Tozawa
(19:03)
X Draw
(20:00)
Tozawa
(9:52)
Tozawa
(6:50)
Eita Eita
(11:39)
Eita
(17:38)
Draw
(20:00)
X Maria
(10:19)
Eita
(2:31)
Yosuke♥Santa Maria CIMA
(13:08)
Susumu
(13:56)
Tozawa
(9:52)
Maria
(10:19)
X Maria
(6:18)
Mondai Ryu CIMA
(0:14)
Susumu
(8:28)
Tozawa
(6:50)
Eita
(2:31)
Maria
(6:18)
X
Block C T-Hawk Ryo "Jimmy" Saito Masaaki Mochizuki Dragon Kid Cyber Kong Kotoka
T-Hawk X T-Hawk
(15:45)
Mochizuki
(10:43)
T-Hawk
(9:18)
T-Hawk
(12:34)
Kotoka
(8:05)
Ryo "Jimmy" Saito T-Hawk
(15:45)
X Draw
(20:00)
Saito
(15:00)
Kong
(6:28)
Saito
(3:45)
Masaaki Mochizuki Mochizuki
(10:43)
Draw
(20:00)
X Kid
(11:33)
Mochizuki
(12:33)
Mochizuki
(8:12)
Dragon Kid T-Hawk
(9:18)
Saito
(15:00)
Kid
(11:33)
X Kid
(9:20)
Kid
(10:49)
Cyber Kong T-Hawk
(12:34)
Kong
(6:28)
Mochizuki
(12:33)
Kid
(9:20)
X Kotoka
(5:30)
Kotoka Kotoka
(8:05)
Saito
(3:45)
Mochizuki
(8:12)
Kid
(10:49)
Kotoka
(5:30)
X
Block D Masato Yoshino Naruki Doi Gamma Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee Big R Shimizu El Lindaman
Masato Yoshino X Yoshino
(16:45)
Yoshino
(8:43)
H.A.Gee.Mee
(8:20)
Yoshino
(10:46)
Draw
(20:00)
Naruki Doi Yoshino
(16:45)
X Gamma
(7:54)
Doi
(11:21)
Shimizu
(15:20)
Doi
(9:44)
Gamma Yoshino
(8:43)
Gamma
(7:54)
X Gamma
(6:13)
Shimizu
(4:34)
Gamma
(7:49)
Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee H.A.Gee.Mee
(8:20)
Doi
(11:21)
Gamma
(6:13)
X Shimizu
(8:29)
H.A.Gee.Mee
(7:21)
Big R Shimizu Yoshino
(10:46)
Shimizu
(15:20)
Shimizu
(4:34)
Shimizu
(8:29)
X Shimizu
(4:43)
El Lindaman Draw
(20:00)
Doi
(9:44)
Gamma
(7:49)
H.A.Gee.Mee
(7:21)
Shimizu
(4:43)
X
Block B Decision Semifinals Finals
         
A1 YAMATO Pin
B1 Akira Tozawa 18:53
B1 Akira Tozawa Pin
B2 Eita 14:44
A1 YAMATO Sub
D1 Big R Shimizu 24:15
C1 Masaaki Mochizuki Pin
D1 Big R Shimizu 14:25

2017

The 2017 King of Gate tournament, a round robin tournament, featuring 4 blocks. It took place from May 9 to June 11.[5]

Final Standings
Block A Block B Block C Block D
Eita 7 T-Hawk 8 Naruki Doi 7 Shingo Takagi 8
Don Fujii 6 Jimmy Susumu 7 CIMA 6 BxB Hulk 6
Dragon Kid 6 Kzy 7 Jimmy Kagetora 5 Masaaki Mochizuki 6
YAMATO 6 Gamma 4 Ryo "Jimmy" Saito 5 Jimmy Kanda 4
Big R Shimizu 5 Ben-K 2 Takehiro Yamamura 3 Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee 4
Jimmy Kness JKS 0 Yosuke♥Santa Maria 2 Takashi Yoshida(Cyber Kong) 2 El Lindaman 2
Block A YAMATO Don Fujii Big R Shimizu Jimmy Kness JKS Dragon Kid Eita
YAMATO X Fujii
(8:43)
Shimizu
(3:32)
YAMATO
(14:10)
YAMATO
(14:13)
YAMATO
(18:19)
Don Fujii Fujii
(8:43)
X Fujii
(9:20)
Fujii
(Forfeit)
Kid
(9:57)
Eita
(12:13)
Big R Shimizu Shimizu
(3:32)
Fujii
(9:20)
X Shimizu
(8:14)
Kid
(10:03)
DRAW
(20:00)
Jimmy Kness JKS YAMATO
(14:10)
Fujii
(Forfeit)
Shimizu
(8:14)
X Kid
(6:19)
Eita
(6:06)
Dragon Kid YAMATO
(14:13)
Kid
(9:57)
Kid
(10:03)
Kid
(6:19)
X Eita
(14:44)
Eita YAMATO
(18:19)
Eita
(12:13)
DRAW
(20:00)
Eita
(6:06)
Eita
(14:44)
X
Block B T-Hawk Jimmy Susumu Kzy Yosuke♥Santa Maria Ben-K Gamma
T-Hawk X Susumu
(13:27)
T-Hawk
(11:49)
T-Hawk
(11:15)
T-Hawk
(11:49)
T-Hawk
(7:50)
Jimmy Susumu Susumu
(13:27)
X DRAW
(20:00)
Yosuke
(12:26)
Susumu
(6:30)
Susumu
(16:19)
Kzy T-Hawk
(11:49)
DRAW
(20:00)
X Kzy
(11:33)
Kzy
(7:56)
Kzy
(7:57)
Yosuke♥Santa Maria T-Hawk
(11:15)
Maria
(12:26)
Kzy
(11:33)
X Ben-K
(8:28)
Gamma
(7:39)
Ben-K T-Hawk
(11:49)
Susumu
(6:30)
Kzy
(7:56)
Ben-K
(8:28)
X Gamma
(8:53)
Gamma T-Hawk
(7:50)
Susumu
(16:19)
Kzy
(7:57)
Gamma
(7:39)
Gamma
(8:53)
X
Block C Naruki Doi Jimmy Kagetora CIMA Takehiro Yamamura Takashi Yoshida(Cyber Kong) Ryo "Jimmy" Saito
Naruki Doi X Doi
(13:06)
CIMA
(16:25)
Doi
(15:27)
Doi
(11:20)
DRAW
(20:00)
Jimmy Kagetora Doi
(13:06)
X CIMA
(13:07)
DRAW
(20:00)
Kagetora
(12:48)
Kagetora
(8:10)
CIMA CIMA
(16:25)
CIMA
(13:07)
X Yamamura
(6:00)
DRAW
(7:45)
CIMA
(16:22)
Takehiro Yamamura Doi
(15:27)
DRAW
(20:00)
Yamamura
(6:00)
X Yoshida
(7:51)
Saito
(10:33)
Takashi Yoshida(Cyber Kong) Doi
(11:20)
Kagetora
(12:48)
DRAW
(7:45)
Yoshida
(7:51)
X Saito
(13:15)
Ryo "Jimmy" Saito DRAW
(20:00)
Kagetora
(8:10)
CIMA
(16:22)
Saito
(10:33)
Saito
(13:15)
X
Block D Shingo Takagi BxB Hulk El Lindaman Masaaki Mochizuki Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee Jimmy Kanda
Shingo Takagi X Takagi
(19:42)
Takagi
(12:35)
Mochizuki
(13:52)
Takagi
(10:22)
Takagi
(13:47)
BxB Hulk Takagi
(19:42)
X Hulk
(12:58)
Hulk
(13:28)
Horiguchi
(11:25)
Hulk
(9:04)
El Lindaman Takagi
(12:35)
Hulk
(12:58)
X Mochizuki
(10:49)
Horiguchi
(8:47)
Lindaman
(8:28)
Masaaki Mochizuki Mochizuki
(13:52)
Hulk
(13:28)
Mochizuki
(10:49)
X Mochizuki
(8:36)
Kanda
(11:21)
Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee Takagi
(10:22)
Horiguchi
(11:25)
Horiguchi
(8:47)
Mochizuki
(8:36)
X Kanda
(6:11)
Jimmy Kanda Takagi
(13:47)
Hulk
(9:04)
Lindaman
(8:28)
Kanda
(11:21)
Kanda
(6:11)
X
Semifinals Finals
      
A1 Eita Pin
B1 T-Hawk 14:13
B1 T-Hawk Pin
C1 Naruki Doi 23:50
C1 Naruki Doi Pin
D1 Shingo Takagi 19:03

2018

The 2018 King of Gate tournament, a round robin tournament, featuring 4 blocks and will take place from May 8 to June 10.[6] The winner of each respective block will advance to a single elimination tournament that will take place on June 1 & June 9. The winner of this tournament receives a Dream Gate title match on June 10. The fighter with the lowest point total in each block will also compete in a single elimination tournament, to be held on June 2 & 3 to decide overall last place. Eita took part in the last place tournament due to Dragon Kid's injuries. [7]

Final Standings
Block A Block B Block C Block D
YAMATO 6 Takashi Yoshida 6 Naruki Doi 8 Masato Yoshino 5
Ben-K 5 Jason Lee 4 Punch Tominaga 5 Susumu Yokosuka 4
Kzy 5 BxB Hulk 4 Yosuke♥Santa Maria 4 Shingo Takagi 4
Shun Skywalker 2 Genki Horiguchi 4 Eita 3 Kagetora 3
Yasushi Kanda 2 Big R Shimizu 2 Dragon Kid 0 Ryo Saito 0
Block A Ben-K Yasushi Kanda Kzy Shun Skywalker YAMATO
Ben-K X Ben-K
(9:07)
Draw
(20:00)
Ben-K
(9:15)
YAMATO
(17:29)
Yasushi Kanda Ben-K
(9:07)
X Kzy
(9:15)
Skywalker
(8:28)
Kanda
(13:12)
Kzy Draw
(20:00)
Kzy
(9:15)
X Kzy
(11:09)
YAMATO
(19:42)
Shun Skywalker Ben-K
(9:15)
Skywalker
(8:28)
Kzy
(11:09)
X YAMATO
(8:26)
YAMATO YAMATO
(17:29)
Kanda
(13:12)
YAMATO
(19:42)
YAMATO
(8:26)
X
Block B Genki Horiguchi BxB Hulk Jason Lee Big R Shimizu Takashi Yoshida
Genki Horiguchi X Hulk
(9:30)
Lee
(7:33)
Horiguchi
(10:19)
Horiguchi
(12:09)
BxB Hulk Hulk
(9:30)
X Lee
(11:11)
Hulk
(14:27)
Yoshida
(15:10)
Jason Lee Lee
(7:33)
Lee
(11:11)
X Shimizu
(10:11)
Yoshida
(5:17)
Big R Shimizu Horiguchi
(10:19)
Hulk
(14:27)
Shimizu
(10:11)
X Yoshida
(2:17)
Takashi Yoshida Horiguchi
(12:09)
Yoshida
(15:10)
Yoshida
(5:17)
Yoshida
(2:17)
X
Block C Naruki Doi Eita Dragon Kid Yosuke♥Santa Maria Punch Tominaga
Naruki Doi X Doi
(16:54)
Doi
(forfeit)
Doi
(12:02)
Doi
(13:16)
Eita Doi
(16:54)
X Eita
(7:48)
Santa Maria
(4:37)
Draw
(20:00)
Dragon Kid Doi
(forfeit)
Eita
(7:48)
X Santa Maria
(forfeit)
Tominaga
(forfeit)
Yosuke♥Santa Maria Doi
(12:02)
Santa Maria
(4:37)
Santa Maria
(forfeit)
X Tominaga
(11:20)
Punch Tominaga Doi
(13:16)
Draw
(20:00)
Tominaga
(forfeit)
Tominaga
(11:20)
X
Block D Kagetora Ryo Saito Shingo Takagi Susumu Yokosuka Masato Yoshino
Kagetora X Draw
(11:40)
Takagi
(15:13)
Kagetora
(10:10)
Double Pin
(13:22)
Ryo Saito Draw
(11:40)
X Draw
(16:22)
Yokosuka
(9:55)
Yoshino
(9:41)
Shingo Takagi Takagi
(15:13)
Draw
(16:22)
X Yokosuka
(17:38)
Takagi
(18:38)
Susumu Yokosuka Kagetora
(10:10)
Yokosuka
(9:55)
Yokosuka
(17:38)
X Yoshino
(11:44)
Masato Yoshino Double Pin
(13:22)
Yoshino
(9:41)
Takagi
(18:38)
Yoshino
(11:44)
X
King of Gate Semifinals King of Gate Finals
      
B1 Takashi Yoshida Pin
D1 Masato Yoshino 16:40
D1 Masato Yoshino Pin
A1 YAMATO 23:16
A1 YAMATO Pin
C1 Naruki Doi 23:16
Last Place Semifinals Last Place Finals
      
A5 Yasushi Kanda Pin
B5 Big R Shimizu 11:18
A5 Yasushi Kanda (Loser) Pin
D5 Ryo Saito 13:16
C4 Eita Pin
D5 Ryo Saito 11:06

2019

The 2019 King of Gate tournament, a round robin tournament, featuring 4 blocks took place from May 9 to June 8.[8] The semi-finals and finals took place on June 6 and 8, respectively. U-T forfeited the rest of his matches due to injury. Ben-K is the first wrestler to go undefeated in the King of Gate tournament since the format change from single-elimination to round-robin. [9]

Final Standings
Block A Block B Block C Block D
Kazma Sakamoto 8 Eita 10 Ben-K 10 KAI 7
Kzy 8 Susumu Yokosuka 8 YAMATO 6 Shun Skywalker 6
Naruki Doi 7 Masato Yoshino 6 Genki Horiguchi 4 Big R Shimizu 5
Ryo Saito 5 Yasushi Kanda 2 Kaito Ishida 4 Jason Lee 4
U-T 2 Yosuke♥Santa Maria 2 Takashi Yoshida 4 Dragon Kid 4
Punch Tominaga 0 Yuki Yoshioka 2 Kagetora 2 Masaaki Mochizuki 4
Block A Kazma Sakamoto Kzy Naruki Doi Punch Tominaga Ryo Saito U-T
Kazma Sakamoto X Sakamoto
(14:52)
Doi
(11:14)
Sakamoto
(7:13)
Sakamoto
(10:45)
Sakamoto
(Forfeit)
Kzy Sakamoto
(14:52)
X Kzy
(14:05)
Kzy
(10:01)
Kzy
(15:38)
Kzy
(10:55)
Naruki Doi Doi
(11:14)
Kzy
(14:05)
X Doi
(9:11)
Draw
(20:00)
Doi
(Forfeit)
Punch Tominaga Sakamoto
(7:13)
Kzy
(10:01)
Doi
(9:11)
X Saito
(9:49)
U-T
(8:39)
Ryo Saito Sakamoto
(10:45)
Kzy
(15:38)
Draw
(20:00)
Saito
(9:49)
X Saito
(Forfeit)
U-T Sakamoto
(Forfeit)
Kzy
(10:55)
Doi
(Forfeit)
U-T
(8:39)
Saito
(Forfeit)
X
Block B Eita Masato Yoshino Susumu Yokosuka Yasushi Kanda Yosuke♥Santa Maria Yuki Yoshioka
Eita X Eita
(4:08)
Eita
(18:13)
Eita
(6:52)
Eita
(7:46)
Eita
(9:16)
Masato Yoshino Eita
(4:08)
X Yokosuka
(14:30)
Yoshino
(8:52)
Yoshino
(4:51)
Yoshino
(9:56)
Susumu Yokosuka Eita
(18:13)
Yokosuka
(14:30)
X Yokosuka
(10:26)
Yokosuka
(12:13)
Yokosuka
(11:22)
Yasushi Kanda Eita
(6:52)
Yoshino
(8:52)
Yokosuka
(10:26)
X Santa Maria
(9:52)
Kanda
(10:05)
Yosuke♥Santa Maria Eita
(7:46)
Yoshino
(4:51)
Yokosuka
(12:13)
Santa Maria
(9:52)
X Yoshioka
(9:52)
Yuki Yoshioka Eita
(9:16)
Yoshino
(9:56)
Yokosuka
(11:22)
Kanda
(10:05)
Yoshioka
(9:52)
X
Block C Ben-K Genki Horiguchi Kagetora Kaito Ishida Takashi Yoshida YAMATO
Ben-K X Ben-K
(10:56)
Ben-K
(10:31)
Ben-K
(11:56)
Ben-K
(12:56)
Ben-K
(17:01)
Genki Horiguchi Ben-K
(10:56)
X Kagetora
(7:54)
Horiguchi
(7:08)
Yoshida
(10:14)
Horiguchi
(10:25)
Kagetora Ben-K
(10:31)
Kagetora
(7:54)
X Ishida
(10:03)
Yoshida
(9:12)
YAMATO
(9:43)
Kaito Ishida Ben-K
(11:56)
Horiguchi
(7:08)
Ishida
(10:03)
X Ishida
(1:54)
YAMATO
(15:08)
Takashi Yoshida Ben-K
(12:56)
Yoshida
(10:14)
Yoshida
(9:12)
Ishida
(1:54)
X YAMATO
(15:34)
YAMATO Ben-K
(17:01)
Horiguchi
(10:25)
YAMATO
(9:43)
YAMATO
(15:08)
YAMATO
(15:34)
X
Block D Big R Shimizu Dragon Kid Jason Lee KAI Masaaki Mochizuki Shun Skywalker
Big R Shimizu X Shimizu
(12:50)
Shimizu
(10:51)
Draw
(20:00)
Mochizuki
(11:24)
Skywalker
(12:29)
Dragon Kid Shimizu
(12:50)
X Lee
(11:15)
KAI
(10:27)
Kid
(12:19)
Kid
(8:41)
Jason Lee Shimizu
(10:51)
Lee
(11:15)
X KAI
(11:01)
Lee
(17:00)
Skywalker
(10:15)
KAI Draw
(20:00)
KAI
(10:27)
KAI
(11:01)
X Mochizuki
(11:49)
KAI
(13:06)
Masaaki Mochizuki Mochizuki
(11:24)
Kid
(12:19)
Lee
(17:00)
Mochizuki
(11:49)
X Skywalker
(11:28)
Shun Skywalker Skywalker
(12:29)
Kid
(8:41)
Skywalker
(10:15)
KAI
(13:06)
Skywalker
(11:28)
X
A Block Decision Semifinals Finals
         
A2 Kzy Pin
C1 Ben-K 17:43
A1 Kazma Sakamoto Pin
A2 Kzy 3:28
C1 Ben-K Pin
B1 Eita 20:13
B1 Eita Pin
D1 KAI 12:25

2020

The 2020 King of Gate tournament took place from May 15 to June 7, covering ten shows. Unlike the previous year, the tournament featured a singles elimination tournament contested by 24 wrestlers. Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in Japan, the tournament was held in empty arenas, with the tournament also being aired on tape delay.[10]

First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
         
H.Y.O DQ
Kzy 9:08
Kzy Pin
Yamato 14:12
Yamato Pin
Ryo Saito 13:11
Yamato Pin
Diamante 10:21
Dragon Kid Pin
Diamante 10:53
Diamante Pin
Yosuke♥Santa Maria 8:50
Yosuke♥Santa Maria Pin
Susumu Yokosuka 11:48
First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
         
Jason Lee Sub
Kaito Ishida 10:02
Kaito Ishida CO
Keisuke Okuda 6:01
BxB Hulk Pin
Keisuke Okuda 11:26
Kaito Ishida Pin
Naruki Doi 14:10
Genki Horiguchi Pin
Kai 10:06
Kai Pin
Naruki Doi 12:39
Big R Shimizu Pin
Naruki Doi 4:38
First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
         
Ben-K Pin
Kagetora 11:04
Ben-K Pin
Eita 13:14
Eita Pin
Strong Machine J 14:21
Eita Pin
Dragon Dia 9:31
Kazma Sakamoto Pin
Masaaki Mochizuki 15:18
Kazma Sakamoto Pin
Dragon Dia 8:34
Dragon Dia Pin
Takashi Yoshida 8:27
Semifinals Finals
      
1 Naruki Doi* Pin
4 Kaito Ishida 10:04
Naruki Doi Pin
Eita 18:52
3 Eita Pin
2 Yamato 15:56

* = Won a second chance battle royal also involving H.Y.O, Kzy, Ryo Saito, Yosuke♥Santa Maria, Genki Horiguchi, Jason Lee, Ben-K and Dragon Dia to secure the last semifinal spot.

2021

The 2021 King of Gate tournament took place from May 14 to June 3, covering fifteen shows. The tournament will see the return of the round-robin format, featuring 3 blocks. Repeating part of the previous year format, the final semifinal spot will be decided in a battle royal by a wrestler eliminated from the tournament. On May 7, it was announced that HipHop Kikuta would be forced to withdraw from the tournament, after suffering a shoulder injury, being replaced by his R.E.D stablemate H.Y.O. Ben-K forfeited all of his matches after testing positive for COVID-19. Naruki Doi, who wrestled Ben-K on the first day of the tournament, also withdrew from the tournament as a precaution.[11]

Final Standings
Block A Block B Block C
Kota Minoura 10 SB KENTo 6 YAMATO 7
BxB Hulk 6 Dragon Kid 5 Shun Skywalker 6
Diamante 6 Eita 5 Keisuke Okuda 5
Takashi Yoshida 6 Jason Lee 5 Kaito Ishida 4
Naruki Doi 2 Susumu Yokosuka 5 U-T 4
Ben-K 0 Kzy 4 H.Y.O 0
Block A Ben-K Diamante Naruki Doi BxB Hulk Kota Minoura Takashi Yoshida
Ben-K X Diamante
(Forfeit)
Doi
(14:39)
Hulk
(Forfeit)
Minoura
(Forfeit)
Yoshida
(Forfeit)
Diamante Diamante
(Forfeit)
X Diamante
(Forfeit)
Hulk
(7:04)
Minoura
(10:00)
Diamante
(9:59)
Naruki Doi Doi
(14:39)
Diamante
(Forfeit)
X Hulk
(Forfeit)
Minoura
(Forfeit)
Yoshida
(Forfeit)
BxB Hulk Hulk
(Forfeit)
Hulk
(7:04)
Hulk
(Forfeit)
X Minoura
(11:46)
Yoshida
(9:36)
Kota Minoura Minoura
(Forfeit)
Minoura
(10:00)
Minoura
(Forfeit)
Minoura
(11:46)
X Minoura
(13:00)
Takashi Yoshida Yoshida
(Forfeit)
Diamante
(9:59)
Yoshida
(Forfeit)
Yoshida
(9:36)
Minoura
(13:00)
X
Block B Eita SB KENTo Dragon Kid Kzy Jason Lee Susumu Yokosuka
Eita X Eita
(12:54)
Kid
(17:44)
Kzy
(18:02)
Eita
(10:25)
Draw
(20:00)
SB KENTo Eita
(12:54)
X Kid
(9:23)
KENTo
(11:16)
KENTo
(13:10)
KENTo
(14:52)
Dragon Kid Kid
(17:44)
Kid
(9:23)
X Kzy
(15:06)
Double Pin
(12:04)
Yokosuka
(16:13)
Kzy Kzy
(18:02)
KENTo
(11:16)
Kzy
(15:06)
X Lee
(17:24)
Yokosuka
(16:25)
Jason Lee Eita
(10:25)
KENTo
(13:10)
Double Pin
(12:04)
Lee
(17:24)
X Lee
(18:06)
Susumu Yokosuka Draw
(20:00)
KENTo
(14:52)
Yokosuka
(16:13)
Yokosuka
(16:25)
Lee
(18:06)
X
Block C U-T H.Y.O Kaito Ishida Keisuke Okuda Shun Skywalker YAMATO
U-T X U-T
(8:12)
Ishida
(10:30)
U-T
(1:58)
Skywalker
(9:15)
YAMATO
(17:48)
H.Y.O U-T
(8:12)
X Ishida
(7:33)
Okuda
(10:53)
Double Countout
(7:15)
Double Countout
(5:35)
Kaito Ishida Ishida
(10:30)
Ishida
(7:33)
X Okuda
(8:56)
Skywalker
(14:03)
YAMATO
(15:30)
Keisuke Okuda U-T
(1:58)
Okuda
(10:53)
Okuda
(8:56)
X Skywalker
(13:57)
Draw
(20:00)
Shun Skywalker Skywalker
(9:15)
Double Countout
(7:15)
Skywalker
(14:03)
Skywalker
(13:57)
X YAMATO
(16:12)
YAMATO YAMATO
(17:48)
Double Countout
(5:35)
YAMATO
(15:30)
Draw
(20:00)
YAMATO
(16:12)
X
Semifinals Finals
      
A1 Kota Minoura Pin
C1 YAMATO 11:13
Kota Minoura Sub
Kzy 20:05
B1 SB KENTo Pin
BRW Kzy* 4:03

* = Won a second chance battle royal also involving H.Y.O, Shun Skywalker, Keisuke Okuda, Kaito Ishida, Diamante, BxB Hulk, Takashi Yoshida, Jason Lee, Dragon Kid, Susumu Yokosuka, and Eita to secure the last semifinal spot.

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