The Beyblade World Tag Team Championships are about to start in Rome as Barthez busily prepares his team for the big event. He's even invited a television news crew to document his efforts as a coach. Unfortunately, Barthez's personality slips through on occasion revealing the truth about how much a tyrant he really is. The Italian tournament begins and it's Barthez Battalion against White Tiger X. Ray starts for the Tigers going up against Claude. In mere seconds, Ray pulls off a victory that sets off alarm bells among the other competitors who think something is fishy. The second battle has Lee and Miguel pitted against each other. It doesn't take long for Miguel to win the match for Barthez Battalion which sets up the third and final round- Miguel against Ray. This battle starts off with Ray on the offensive, but suddenly, blades spring out of Miguel's blade and KABOOM. Miguel wins. Kenny, watching this on a monitor, is very suspicious of the victory just as Hiro enters to give the line-up for the next battle, which doesn't include Tyson.