Ray Paloma has challenged three times for the Dove championship; the first was in 2009 when he challenged Kaoru, the second was in the 2015 when he challenged GUNSO, and now seven years later this is his third, and judging from the reaction of both the fans and the Dove wrestlers at ringside, this may well have been his last, and because of that and how much Ray gave of himself, fans were reduced to tears.
Ray was joined before the match by old Dove friend, Tsuyoshi Okada, who also acted as his second, with the rest of the Dove roster on the outside.
"One-on-one combat between the man who has been supporting the dub and the man who carries the current Dove"
Although Kenshin Chikano is younger than Ray (and does not have gout), Ray refused to either give up or give in, and even pulled a moonsault of the drawer. However, the match came to a time out draw at 25 minutes. So far, a new challenger has not come forward.
The event was streamed on Twitcast. This was not a free stream, however, and it can still be viewed for 1,500 yen until Sunday, March 14th 2021, 23:59 JST. Once purchased you can view it as many times as you wish before the deadline.
"brother" YASSHI vs Tsuyoshi Okada
(YASSHI won in 6 minutes and 52 seconds, Figure Four Leglock)
GUNSO & Kabuki Kid vs Shoichi Uchida & Toru
(Shoichi Uchida defeated Kabuki Kid in 14 minutes and 34 seconds, Styles Crash)
Hiroaki Taniguchi & Jun Masaoka vs Kyohei Kinoshita & Naoki Tanzaki
(Naoki Tanizaki defeated Jun Masaoka in 16 minutes and 9 seconds, Cross Face Lock)
DOVE World Heavyweight Title Match: Ray Paloma vs Kenshin Chikano (c)
(Time out draw, 25 minutes)
~ Yasshi wrestled in short pants, not the usual chaps
~ Fans would like an Shoichi Uchida and TORU to do a "Divorce " Seminar" in Hiroshima (they want them to tag again)
~ There was a melee fight in the first match, in which Kabuki Kid ended up face first in a pillar
Ray Paloma filmed a few videos leading up to the match with Kenshin Chikano, they can be viewed on the official Dove YouTube.