Dragon Gate USA News: New June Matches, More Comings & Goings
Some Dragon Gate USA news:
The recent major shifts in faction warfare in Japan will have an effect on DGUSA as well. The factions now look like this:
Blood Warriors: CIMA, Naruki Doi, Genki Horiguchi, Gamma, Brodie Lee, Ricochet, Ryo Saito, Austin Aries, Cyber Kong, Tomahawk TT (possibly Takuya Tomakomai, still unable to confirm this)
Unnamed faction: Almost everyone else, excluding NEX talent. Presumably this excludes non-DGUSA talent not listed by DGUSA including guys like KAGETORA & Don Fujii, to name a few.
This past week Dragon Kid was kicked out of BW, leading to the Open The Triangle Gate Titles being vacated after CIMA, Kid & Ricochet made a record-setting 5th successful defense, and KAMIKAZE is no more as it’s been absorbed into Masaaki Mochizuki’s unnamed faction except for Kong, who is now with BW. It also includes the former WORLD-1 members.
Current PPV/iPPV commentator Leonard F. Chikarason has left the promotion for family reasons. Chikarason previously worked with CHIKARA for several years (and may still). Rob Naylor will replace Chikarason effective immediately.
Akira Tozawa vs. AR Fox has been added to 6/4. It was first announced in yesterday’s email newsletter and posted on the main site today.
Masaaki Mochizuki has accepted a June weekend challenge resulting in the following matches (note that the singles matches below are NON-TITLE and thus the Open The Dream Gate Title is not on the line:
6/3-Mochizuki vs. Sami Callahan
6/4-Mochizuki vs. Arik Cannon
6/5-Mochizuki & Susumu Yokosuka vs. Callahan & Cannon
As far as broadcast details, 6/3 & 6/5 will both be iPPVs (streamed live online) while 6/4 is a regular PPV taping.
Thanks to DGUSA’s iPPV partner, WWNLive.com, there will be a FRAY!! during Friday’s EVOLVE live iPPV. The winner of FRAY!! will be added to one of the June events. Confirmed names for the match: Kory Chavis, Cheech, Scott Reed, Pinkie Sanchez, Derek Ryze, at least 2 others TBA.
Finally, the 25% off gear & DVDs sale that was to end today has been EXTENDED until Friday, but that’s as long as it goes. So get some DGUSA gear & DVDs now and save big!