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General
R.E.D
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Background Information
Current Members See below
Former Members
Debut September 24, 2018
Disbanded
Promotion Dragon Gate
FCP
Wrestle Gate

Real Extreme Diffusion (リアル・エクストリーム・ディフュージョン Riaru Ekusutorimu Difyūjon), commonly abbreviated as R.E.D or R・E・D (アールイーディ Āruīdi) is the top heel stable, in the Dragon Gate promotion. It was formed on September 24, 2018 by the remaining members of ANTIAS, Ben-K, Yasushi Kanda, Takashi Yoshida, Big R Shimizu, Eita and their newest member Kazma Sakamoto, with Eita positioned as the leader in the beginning before being given to Eita. Since their formation, R.E.D has since added several new members, most notably gaijin members PAC and DAGA.

The stable had previously started in 2015, with his first incarnation VerserK, but continued in his second incarnation ANTIAS in January 2018, with its final incarnation being named R.E.D in September, based on Eita's leadership, since the end of VerserK.

After four months of their inception, R.E.D members held all titles Dragon Gate had to offer with Eita holding the Open The Brave Gate, PAC the Open The Dream Gate, Ben-K and Shimizu the Open The Twin Gate and Yoshida, Kanda and Sakamoto the Open The Triangle Gate Championships, becoming the most successful incarnation of VerserK and also meaning that R.E.D is the fastest stable in Dragon Gate history to win every championship available. In January 2019, Eita and Shimizu started feuding with each other to claim who had more power and was the leader of R.E.D, which divided the stable between Eita's side and Shimizu's, leading in May, R.E.D turning on Ben-K, with Eita retaining the leadership and Shimizu revealing he had been working with Eita.

History

Background (2015–2018)

The stable was initially known as VerserK in 2015, after Eita rejoined the stable in November 2017, Eita along with El Lindaman and T-Hawk who were part of VerserK, formed the second incarnation of the stable named ANTIAS, based under their leadership until Lindaman and T-Hawk left the promotion in May 2018, giving the lead back to Eita in August. During this time, the stable started feuding with MaxiMuM (after Big R Shimizu and Ben-K turn on them to join the stable) and Natural Vibes. The stable would also be compared to Deep Drunkers as being the worst heel units in Dragon Gate history. On September 6, 2018, ANTIAS leader Eita announced the third incarnation of the stable, it would be joined by a new member and change its name.

Eita's leadership (2018–Present)

On September 24 at Dangerous Gate, Eita announced that the stable would be renamed to R.E.D meaning Real Extreme Diffusion and the new member was revealed to be Kazma Sakamoto. Afterwards, R.E.D defeated Natural Vibes in an All Out War ten-man tag team elimination match, in which the two stables attacked each other following the match after Shimizu tried to shave Punch Tominaga's hair, continuing their feud. Later in the event, Eita lost the Open The Brave Gate Championship to Dragon Kid, which he had previously feuding during the year. In the main event, R.E.D attacked MaxiMuM, Eita and Shimizu nominated Ben-K to face Masato Yoshino for his Open The Dream Gate Championship at Gate of Destiny on November 4.

On October 2, Eita revealed PAC to be the newest of the stable, in the process, Eita and PAC defeated Shingo Takagi and BxB Hulk in one of Takagi's last matches in Dragon Gate. Following the match, after all, units came to the ring to challenge PAC, it was decided that Ben-K, Shimizu, and PAC would represent R.E.D in four-way elimination on November 6. On October 14, Ben-K's friend, Keisuke Okuda ally to the stable but would leave the stable shortly. On October 21, Eita announced on his twitter page, that DAGA would be the newest member of the stable. At the November 4 event, Ben-K unsuccessfully challenged Masato Yoshino for the Open The Dream Gate Championship. Following the match, PAC made his intentions of challenging Yoshino for the Open The Dream Gate Championship. On November 6, PAC challenged Yoshino to an Open The Dream Gate Championship match, which was officially announced to take place on December 4. On December 4, PAC defeated Yoshino to win the Open The Dream Gate Championship. With the win, PAC became the first British Open The Dream Gate Champion. On December 23 at Final Gate, captured two of Dragon Gate's titles with Yoshida, Kanda and Sakamoto defeating Natural Vibes (Kzy, Genki Horiguchi and Susumu Yokosuka) for the Open The Triangle Gate Championship and Ben-K and Shimizu defeating Tribe Vanguard (Kagetora and YAMATO), Speed Muscle (Masato Yoshino and Naruki Doi) and MexaBlood (Bandido and Flamita) in a four-way elimination tag team match for the Open The Twin Gate Championship. With this, R.E.D would become the fastest stable in Dragon Gate history to win every championship available. In the main event, Eita and Dragon Kid's feud culminated in a Lucha de Apuestas ("Bet Match"), Hair vs. Mask match, where Kid defeated Eita and then forced him to have his hair shaved off as per the stipulation.

Since January 16, 2019, during a match between R.E.D and MaxiMuM, Shimizu accidentally attacked Ben-K on two occasions which caused some tension between them. Shimizu had previously cost R.E.D a match, with the rest of R.E.D leaving the arena without him. Shimizu's mistakes would repeat during R.E.D's matches, leading Eita to accuse him of doing it on purpose, and blamed Ben-K and Shimizu for the loses and accused them of being incompetent. On February 5, tensions would come ahead between R.E.D and the rest of the others stables in Dragon Gate except MaxiMuM, Eita would criticize each stable weak points and agreed to a match with each other on March 7. Eita would nominate himself, PAC, Kazma Sakamoto and Yasushi Kanda for the match, leaving Shimizu arguing that he and Ben-K should be in the match due to holding the Open The Twin Gate Championship. Mochizuki Dojo would try to enter the match, Eita protested, but Shimizu wanted them in the match, leading Eita to claim that he was the leader of R.E.D. Five days later, Eita would accidentally hit Ben-K with a chair, costing his match against U-T. Shimizu blamed Eita for Ben-K's loss and demanded an explanation, but he refused claiming they were the ones who lost the match. Ben-K and Shimizu errors, led Eita to threat them that he would kick them out of the stable. Despite Big Ben, retaining the Open The Twin Gate Championship on March 3 at Champion Gate in Osaka, Eita warned them that he had no problems of kicking them out. On March 7, Tribe Vanguard won the four-way eight-man tag team elimination match, after Ben-K accidentally attacked Kanda. Shimizu would beg Eita to not kick them out of the stable, YAMATO would provoke Eita, leading him to berate the other units. General Manager Takayuki Yagi capitalized on the opportunity and announced the rules for the Steel Cage Survival match at Dead or Alive on May 6, as well multiple tag team matches between members of the respective units to decide, which member would enter in the match. Eita would select Yoshida as his partner and their opponents would be Big Ben. On April 10, Big Ben defeated Eita and Yoshida, with Shimizu pinning Eita, to represent R.E.D in the match. Afterwards, Shimizu dared Eita to kick him out of the stable. Yoshida declared that he was not on Eita's side causing tensions in R.E.D, leading Sakamoto and Kanda to choose Eita's side, dividing the stable, leading to the match PAC would join Eita's side. On April 28, Big Ben lost the Open The Twin Gate Championship to to KAI and YAMATO, after Eita cost them the match. On May 6 at Dead or Alive, Ben-K and Eita lost to Kaito Ishida and Masato Yoshino. During the match, Ben-K refused to cooperate with Eita and later after some miscommunication, Ben-K attacked Eita, allowing Ishida and Yoshino to win the match. Later that night, after Shimizu lost the "Bonds" steel cage survival five-way match, Shimizu along with the rest of R.E.D turned on Ben-K, revealing that he was never planning on kicking Eita out, they were working together all this time, while also claiming that Eita was the leader.

Members

Current

* Founding member
I Leader
Member Duration
Eita *I September 24, 2018 – Present
Big R Shimizu * September 24, 2018 – Present
DAGA October 21, 2018 – Present
Kazma Sakamoto * September 24, 2018 – Present
PAC October 2, 2018 – Present
Takashi Yoshida * September 24, 2018 – Present
Yasushi Kanda * September 24, 2018 – Present

Former

Member Duration
Ben-K * September 24, 2018 – May 6, 2019

Associates

Member Duration
Keisuke Okuda October 14, 2018 – October 28, 2018

Sub-groups

Affiliate Members Tenure Type Promotion(s)
Big Ben Big R Shimizu
Ben-K
2018–2019 Tag team Dragon Gate

Championships and Accomplishments

Luchas de Apuestas record

Winner (wager) Loser (wager) Location Event Date Notes
Naruki Doi (member) Big R Shimizu (member; Ben-K) Aichi, Japan Dead or Alive May 6, 2019 [1]

1 ^ This was a five-way steel cage match, also involving Kzy, YAMATO and Shun Skywalker, where Shimizu lost and as per the stipulation Shimizu decided to kick Ben-K out of R.E.D.

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