Everyone in the stadium is extremely surprised that Shikamaru gave up so suddenly. Experienced ninja, analyzing the fight that just ended, believe that Shikamaru knows his strength, but lost the fight so as not to risk his safety in the next match. Kotetsu and Izumo point out that Shikamaru would make a good chuunin, as he can weigh the risks, the importance of the task, and possible losses. Naruto is so annoyed by Shikamaru’s actions that he jumps into the arena to scold him. Rock Lee and Maito Gai show up at the stadium to watch the final stage of the exam. They are extremely surprised by the news that Naruto was able to defeat Neji Hyuga. Rock Li rejoices at Naruto’s victory. Since all of the first round fights have been fought, viewers are wondering if the fight between Sasuke Uchiha and Gaara will take place. Sasuke and Kakashi Hatake show up at the last minute, allowing for one last match.