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Dragon Gate USA
Type Public
Founded 2009
Headquarters Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Key people Satoshi Oji (President)
Gabe Sapolsky (Vice president)
Industry Professional wrestling, Puroresu, Lucha Libre
Website Official Site

Dragon Gate USA (DGUSA) is an American professional wrestling promotion founded in 2009 as an international expansion of the Japanese promotion Dragon Gate.

Gabe Sapolsky, former head booker of Ring of Honor, serves as the promotion's Vice President.

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History

Dragon Gate USA features regular members of the Dragon Gate roster, along with notable American talent. All Dragon Gate titles and champions are recognized by Dragon Gate USA.[1]

In June 2009, it was announced that Dragon Gate USA had signed an agreement to film its shows for pay-per-view broadcast.[2] In August 2009, it was announced that Dragon Gate USA had signed an agreement with The Fight Network to air DGUSA content on television.[3]

The first Open the Freedom Gate Champion was crowned following a tournament held at DGUSA Freedom Fight on November 28, 2009.[4] This is the main title of Dragon Gate USA.

Partnerships

Working agreements between Dragon Gate USA and the following promotions have led to interchanges in talent. Also, matches from these promotions have appeared on Dragon Gate USA DVD releases.[5][6]

  • Chikara (established April 26, 2009)[7]
  • All American Wrestling (established June 15, 2009)
  • Hybrid Wrestling (established June 15, 2009)
  • Full Impact Pro (established September 28, 2009)
  • Jeff Peterson Memorial Cup (established October 13, 2009)
  • Women Superstars Uncensored (established October 14, 2009)

List of Dragon Gate USA Live Events

Pay-Per-View name Live event name Date filmed Date aired City Venue
Enter The Dragon Open The Historic Gate July 25, 2009 September 4, 2009 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania The Arena
Untouchable[8] Open The Untouchable Gate September 6, 2009 November 6, 2009[8] Chicago, Illinois Congress Theater
Freedom Fight[8] Open The Freedom Gate November 28, 2009 January 22, 2010[8] Philadelphia, Pennsylvania The Arena
Fearless [9] Fearless January 23, 2010[9] TBA Chicago, Illinois Congress Theater
N/A Open the Ultimate Gate March 26, 2010[10] N/A Phoenix, Arizona Celebrity Theatre
Mercury Rising Mercury Rising March 27, 2010[11] TBA Phoenix, Arizona Celebrity Theatre

Roster

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Wrestlers

Stables and tag teams

  • Mike Quackenbush & Jigsaw
  • Kamikaze (Shingo Takagi & Yamato)
  • Real Hazard (Ryo Saito, Genki Horiguchi & Susumu Yokosuka)
  • World-1 (Naruki Doi, BxB Hulk & Masato Yoshino)

Other

  • Kevin Harvey - Live Event Host (September 6, 2009 - present)
  • Lenny Leonard – Commentator
  • Mike QuackenbushCommentator
  • Phil Colvin – Commentator

Alumni

DGUSA Open the Freedom Gate Championship

Open the Freedom Gate Championship
Details
Current champion(s) BxB Hulk[12]
Date won November 28, 2009[12]
(aired January 22, 2010)
Promotion Dragon Gate USA
Date established November 28, 2009

The first holder of the Open the Freedom Gate Championship was crowned following a 14-man tournament held at DGUSA Freedom Fight on November 28, 2009.[4]

Wrestler: Times: Date: Location: Notes:
BxB Hulk 1 November 28, 2009 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Tournament final. Defeated Gran Akuma, Cima and Yamato in an elimination match.[12]

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