Quote Originally Posted by fastrthnwind View Post
If Lee uses gates, then Neji could use rotation. Then it would come down to who can last the longest.
Didn't Naruto bypass rotation and knock Neji unconscious like with just the Kyubbi cloak. Gated Lee is much faster and stronger than that.

I'd say Lee needs the gates to actually be able to beat Neji or else he won't be able to do much against Neji's whose taijutsu style is superior. Without gates, Neji wins mid difficulty but with the gates, Lee wins mid difficulty.