With a non-title match in Queens before his big match with Hero at tomorrow’s event, Freedom Fight, Johnny took on a challenge few people knew the extent of. Masaaki Mochizuki looked to make an impression, and Johnny looked to give his all — as he always does as Your Hero. Thanks to PWInsider, we have detailed results from the bout! Interested?
DGUSA Open the Freedom Gate champion Johnny Gargano vs. Maasaki Mochizuki
Gargano took the ring mic and asked who was ready for the roast of Johnny Gargano, He told Mochizuki that he looked like a funny guy and asked him if he wanted to roast him. He said that this building isn’t big enough to host such an event and they will have to do it tomorrow. He said the guest list is out of this world. He claimed Barack Obama would be there tomorrow to show he “Obamacares” about Johnny Gargano. Gargano then said, “Card subject to change.”
Gargano said he was personally inviting everyone to the most important event in the history of the world…and he’s also going to beat up Chris Hero. Rich Swann came to ringside. Gargano said that the roast is tomorrow. Swann ripped the mic out of his hand and told him to never disrespect Queens, NY. He said that tomorrow, he was going to roast Gargano good. Jon Davis came out and attacked Swann and beat him to the back.
They finally rang the bell. They had a feeling out process early. Gargano nailed Mochizuki with a right and ran across the ring, celebrating with himself. Mochizuki called for a test of strength, then kicked Gargano in the chest hard. He missed several kicks and was nailed with an enziguiri. Gargano was sent to the outside and landed on the apron. Mochizuki came running with a hard kick to the back.
They battled on the floor. Gargano whipped him into the ringpost. Mochizuki regained control as they returned to the ring and worked over Gargano with a series of kicks. Mochizuki controlled Gargano, focusing his attack on his leg and knee.
Mochizuki began kicking away at Gargano’s legs, taking him down. Gargano tried to fight his way out of the corner but was drilled. Mochizuki whipped Gargano into the corner. Gargano fired back and nailed him, sending Mochizuki to the floor. Gargano nailed a nice dive to the outside, drilling Mochizuki into the guard rail.
Returning to the ring, they battled back and forth. Gargano locked in an armbar and tried to snap Mochizuki’s arm. Mochizuki battles back and tries to suplex Gargano. Gargano lands on his feet and pulls the ropes down. Mochizuki goes to the floor. Gargano goes for a pescado but Mochizuki moved and Gargano hit the floor hard.
Mochizuki hit a springboard kick. Gargano cut him off and nailed a shoulderblock into the ring. Mochizuki reversed a whip and nailed a big boot in the corner for a two count.
Mochizuki continued the assault, powerslamming him for a two count.They exchaned superkicks and strikes. Mochizuki nailed a leg lariat. Gargano came back with one of his own. They were down and the crowd chanted for Dragon Gate.
They battled to their feet. Gargano drilled him with a dropkick in the head. Gargano spiked him into the buckles and locked on the Crossface. Mochizuki fired back with some awesome offense and nailed a springboard kick for the pin.
Your winner, Maasaki Mochizuki!