Preview: Gatoh Move ChocoPro #71 (12/5/20)

ChocoPro 71

Though this upcoming episode of ChocoPro is a one-match show, it will be one worth watching. For the last several episodes, Emi Sakura rose the ire of Mei Suruga and Baliyan Akki, collectively known as Best Bros. On episode seventy-one, Best Bros will take on a tall challenge in the form of Gatoh Move Pro Wrestling‘s top team. Here are the details of the show that viewers need to know.

Best Bros (Mei Suruga and Baliyan Akki) vs. Reset (Emi Sakura and Kaori Yoneyama)

It all began on episode sixty-seven of ChocoPro. As Warm Caterpillars, Chie Koishikawa and Mei Suruga failed to defeat Gatoh Move’s Asia Dream Tag Team Champions, Reset. Post-match, Suruga argued the decision; it didn’t help that this match led to the end of her eleven-match winning streak. As Emi Sakura approached Suruga to counter, the founder of Gatoh Move was caught off-guard by a superkick courtesy of Baliyan Akki. Needless to say, Akki proved to be a “best bro” in more than just name alone.

Since then, whenever Sakura would officiate a match of either Suruga or Akki’s, Best Bros expected the worst. This was made no better by Akki’s commentary during said matches, accusing Sakura of being a biased referee. Of her previous three matches, Suruga has only come out victorious in one. Meanwhile, Akki’s luck hasn’t been much better, as he hasn’t won a match since episode sixty-five. This weekend, the reunion of Best Bros may just be to their benefit.

It’s important to note that Suruga and Akki haven’t teamed since episode thirty-six, which took place in July. Despite this, Best Bros’ success speaks for itself. Victories over the likes of Tokiko Kirihara, Mitsuru Konno, and even Sakura herself are indicative of Best Bros’ formidable nature. Are they formidable enough to not only challenge Reset but defeat them in Ichigaya Chocolate Square? This won’t be an improbable endeavor but it will be an uphill battle all the same.

Reset is the top tag team in Gatoh Move and for good reason. Not only do Sakura and Kaori Yoneyama hold the Asia Dream Tag Team Championships, but they are long-time partners. Since the late 2000s, they held gold in not only Gatoh Move but Ice Ribbon and PURE-J as well. Sakura and Yoneyama are playful and mischievous. Nonetheless, once the bell sounds, they know it’s time to get to business. Against fearsome opponents such as Suruga and Akki, this approach will be vital to achieving victory.

ChocoPro #71 will air on December 5th at 10 AM JST (December 4th at 8 PM EST.)

It will air live on the Gatoh Move YouTube channel for free before being available for on-demand viewing afterward. To support the company, you can sign up for their Patreon, which features multiple tiers, or their own on-demand streaming service linked below. The final episode of ChocoPro, #72, is set to take place on December 9 at 8 PM JST (6 AM EST.)

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