In October 2018, Kotaro Suzuki started a feuding with RATEL'S, he would be joined by Yoshinari Ogawa. On October 30, Suzuki defeated RATEL'S leader Daisuke Harada to win GHC Junior Heavyweight Championship. Harada woud demand a rematch, but Suzuki would only grant it, under the stipulatuion that of Harada lost RATEL'S would be forced to disband. On December 16 at Great Voyage in Yokohama vol.2, Suzuki lost the title to Harada. After the match, YO-HEY turned on RATEL'S siding with Suzuki and Ogawa. The three dubbed themselves as "Stinger". On February 1, 2019, Stinger would be joined by another RATEL'S member HAYATA, who turned on RALTEL'S. On February 24, Ogawa and Suzuki defeated Hajime Ohara and Hitoshi Kumano to win the GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship. After the match, HAYATA turned on Stinger and rejoined RATEL'S. HAYATA along with Tadasuke challenged Ogawa and Suzuki to a title match. On March 10, Ogawa and Suzuki successfully defended the GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship against HAYATA and Tadasuke. Shortly after, Ogawa began offering Harada a handshake either before or after their matches, and Harada did once shake his hand. Tadasuke tried to stop him. After the third handshake, Harada attacked Ogawa. YO-HEY would later be hospitalized after suffering a collapsed lung, with HAYATA visiting YO-HEY in the hospital. YO-HEY would later announce he wanted to team with HAYATA to win their third consecutive Global Junior Heavyweight Tag League. On May 19, Stinger turned on YO-HEY, due to YO-HEY inderctly declaring war on them. Afterwards, YO-HEY would be saved by RATEL'S.

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