|Dead or Alive (2016)|
|Date||May 5, 2016|
|Venue||Aichi Prefectural Gym|
|Dead or Alive chronology|
The Dead or Alive (2016) was a professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event and GAORA TV event promoted by Dragon Gate. The event took place on May 5, 2016, in Aichi at the Aichi Prefectural Gym and was the eighth annual event under the Dead or Alive namesake.
The event featured 7 matches with two of Dragon Gate's championships on the line. The main event saw a Double Risk Steel Cage Survival 6 Way match.
VerserK began facing inner turmoil when Shingo Takagi started to have problems with YAMATO. By April, with numerous instances of friendly fire and outright attacking of one another, tensions rose to the point where fingers were pointed at as to who was causing the power imbalance within VerserK. YAMATO pointed the finger at Takagi, while Naruki Doi and Naoki Tanizaki pointed the finger at Kotoka, splitting the groups in two with Doi, Tanizaki and YAMATO opposing Kotoka and Takagi. Cyber Kong would choose to side with Takagi against his former Twin Gate partner YAMATO, choosing to not oppose the Open The Dream Gate Championship Shingo Takagi.Yagi capitalized on this opportunity, as 6 entrants was the exact number he wanted for the annual cage match at Dead or Alive. Kong protested, but Mondai Ryu stood up to him. Kong said he wasn’t going to be able to climb any cage, so Mondai Ryu should take his place. Mondai Ryu refused to be apart of it. They had an impromptu singles match where the loser would be put into the match which Mondai Ryu won by reversing the Cyber Bomb for an upset win within 30 seconds. The rules for this year are once again that the last fighter left in the cage will lose their hair or mask. However, there is an extra penalty that will only apply to those with their hair at stake. They will have to preserve the bald head for minimum of one year. If Cyber Kong were to lose his mask, he has to permanently keep it off. To decide delegates for the double risk, each competitor selected two preferable delegates to face each other at the event, the losers of those matches would also have their hair or masks at stake. On April 16, Doi selected CIMA and Gamma, Kong selected Masaaki Mochizuki and Kzy, Tanizaki selected Don Fujii and Ryo "Jimmy" Saito, Kotoka selected Akira Tozawa and Masato Yoshino, YAMATO selected Jimmy Susumu and "Hollywood" Stalker Ichikawa & Takagi selected Jimmy Kanda and Punch Tominaga.
On April 7, the members of Over Generation invited Dragon Kid to join the stable, which he'd agree to, taking Eita under his wing. Eita & Kid would later challenge Monster Express's T-Hawk and Big R Shimizu for the Open The Twin Gate Championship.
|1||Over Generation (El Lindaman, Kaito Ishida and Takehiro Yamamura) defeated Jimmyz (Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee. Mee!!, Jimmy K-ness J.K.S.) and U-T||Six-man tag team match||6:15|
|2||Yosuke♥Santa Maria (c) defeated Mondai Ryu||Singles match for the Open The Brave Gate Championship||12:52|
|3||Kzy defeated Masaaki Mochizuki||Singes match; Cyber Kong Delegate Selection||07:40|
|4||Jimmy Kanda defeated Punch Tominaga||Singles match; Shingo Takagi Delegate Selection||03:27|
|5||Jimmy Susumu defeated "Hollywood" Stalker Ichikawa||Singles match; YAMATO Delegate Selection||1:20|
|6||Don Fujii defeated Ryo "Jimmy" Saito||Singles match; Naoki Tanizaki Delegate Selection||4:20|
|7||CIMA vs Gamma went to a time limit draw||Singles match; Naruki Doi Delegate Selection||10:00|
|8||Masato Yoshino defeated Akira Tozawa||Singles match; Kotoka Delegate Selection||07:43|
|9||Monster Express (T-Hawk and Big R Shimizu) (c) defeated Over Generation (Eita and Dragon Kid)||Tag team match for the Open The Twin Gate Championship||16:42|
|10||YAMATO, Naruki Doi, Shingo Takagi, Cyber Kong and Naoki Tanizaki defeated Kotoka||1 year bald head Double Risk Steel Cage Survival 6 Way match||46:18|
(c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
Order of Escape
|Loser:||Kotoka (Kotoka losses his hair)|
Order of Delegate released
|1||Ryo “Jimmy” Saito (Tanizaki pinned Kotoka)||05:04|
|2||Masaaki Mochizuki (Kong pinned Tanizaki)||09:06|
|3||“Hollywood” Stalker Ichikawa (YAMATO pinned Takagi)||13:06|
|4||Punch Tominaga (Takagi pinned YAMATO)||14:12|
|5||CIMA (Doi pinned Takagi)||19:42|
|6||Akira Tozawa (Kotoka pinned Doi)||21:27|
|7||Gamma (Doi pinned Kotoka)||28:44|