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General
MaxiMuM
MaxiMuM
Background Information
Current Members Naruki Doi
Masato Yoshino
Big R Shimizu
Ben-K
Kotoka
Former Members
Debut May 4th, 2017
Disbanded
Promotion Dragon Gate

MaxiMuM is a unit in Dragon Gate that began on May 4th, 2017 consisting of Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino, Big R Shimizu, Ben-K & Kotoka.

Overview:

On October 12, 2016, during a losing unit disbands match between VerserK and Monster Express, a returning Kotoka disguised as Dr. Muscle would attack El Lindaman, leaving VerserK in the process. As a result of the match, Monster Express disbanded leaving Big R Shimizu and Masato Yoshino without a unit. Naruki Doi was also kicked out of VerserK following the match by T-Hawk. Yoshino offered Doi some condolences, though Doi refused for the time being. Over the next few months, Doi, Yoshino and Kotoka would form a partnership against VerserK until Yoshino suffered a vertebrae injury. Doi agreed to wait for Yoshino during his recovery, teasing a reformation of their Speed Muscle team. On March 20th, Naruki Doi would win the vacant Open the Triangle Gate Championship with Ben-K and Big R Shimizu against Shingo Takagi, T-Hawk & "brother" YASSHI. On April 23rd, Yoshino would return from injury and would reunite with Doi on May 3rd, announcing a new unit with him, Doi, Ben-K and Big R. On May 4th, with the addition of Kotoka they announced their unit name as MaxiMuM.

The teams first match as an official unit took place at the Dead or Alive event on May 5th, where the team of Yoshino, Kotoka, Shimizu and Ben-K were defeated by the Jimmyz team of Susumu, Saito, Horiguchi & K-ness. Later that night, Doi failed to capture the Open the Dream Gate Championship from YAMATO in a Steel Cage 5-Way Survival match, being the 3rd man eliminated. On July 6th, MaxiMuM defeated the Jimmyz in a Captains’ Fall Naniwa Rules Elimination match when MaxiMuM Captain Kotoka defeated Jimmyz Captain Horiguchi. On July 23rd, Young MaxiMuM members in Kotoka, Big R Shimizu and Ben-K defeated Over Generations Eita, Gamma and Takehiro Yamamura to advance to the finals of the Triangle Gate Challange tournament, only to fall short to the Jimmyz team of Horiguchi, Susumu & Saito. That same night, Naruki Doi & Masato Yoshino were defeated by CIMA & Dragon Kid in a Open the Twin Gate Championship defense.

Championships and Accomplishments:

Members

Members Time
Naruki Doi May 4, 2017 – Present
Masato Yoshino May 4, 2017 – Present
Big R Shimizu May 4, 2017 – Present
Ben-K May 4, 2017 – Present
Kotoka May 4, 2017 – Present

Entrance Music:

  • "1st FINGER" by 21g

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