Gamma

Gamma is a 13-year veteran who has competed in Dragon Gate in 2006 after a decade in the indies, mainly Michinoku Pro & Osaka Pro. Once the most despised heels in DG, he is in the midst of a very slow face turn. He entered DG in March 2006 to replace friend Magnitude Kishiwada, who was out to rehab an injury, in Blood Generation. He and stable head CIMA took an instant dislike to each other, however, and he was soon kicked out of the faction. This started a long-running feud with CIMA. He later won a match for the rights to the name but instead formed Muscle Outlaw’z. As September 2007 neared, he challenged the group’s personal referee Kinta Tamaoka to a match on September 22 where the loser would be banished from Muscle Outlaw’z, after Kinta had cost the group several matches due to misaimed protein powder attacks. He lost the match when the whole stable surprisingly interfered on Kinta’s behalf, so he left the stable and also seemingly left Dragon Gate when he had his contract annulled soon after. However, he would return a month later, saving Typhoon and New Hazard from a MO’z beatdown, and pledged his allegiance to Typhoon. It was all a ruse, as he immediately attacked CIMA and rejoined MO’z, and then he and the others members mobbed Kinta and kicked him out. After he returned, he was no longer treated as a top line player, instead wrestling mainly in tag matches in the midcards. However, at the end of the year, he won the King of Gate Tournament, beating CIMA in the finals. The victory came by referee stoppage, after he low-blowed CIMA and rendered him unable to continue. Speculation still exists as to whether this was the intended finish to the match or not, but nevertheless, his victory won him the right to face CIMA for his Open the Dream Gate Title, which was set for February 3, 2008. CIMA defeated him, and in the process settled their long feud.
On April 27, 2008, he captured the vacant Open the Brave Gate Championship, beating previous champion Anthony W. Mori in a tournament final. After winning it, he discarded the eight pieces that made up the logo plate on the belt’s face and replaced it with his own plate, and renamed the title the Open the Gamma Gate Championship. During his reign, he mostly defended the belt against weak opposition, and sometimes retained his title through outrageous means, thanks to him going under his real name and playing the role of the belt’s corrupt commissioner, with stablemate Genki Horiguchi enforcing the rules as secretary of the commissioner. He became a dual champion on May 14, when he, Shingo Takagi and YAMATO won the newly-vacated Open the Triangle Gate titles, beating Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino and BxB Hulk in a decision match. Both of his reigns were brought to an end on June 28 and 29: He and his team lost the Triangle Gate to Keni’chiro Arai, Taku Iwasa and Shinobu on the former date (where he took the fall), and on the latter date he lost the Gamma Gate title when Masato Yoshino, as Dr. Muscle, defeated him, and the Brave Gate’s faceplate was restored to the belt. He would win the Triangle Gate titles back with Yasushi Kanda and YAMATO on July 12, and lost them to Masaaki Mochizuki, Don Fujii and Magnitude Kishiwada on September 28. He then got into a brief feud with BxB Hulk’s “Killer Hulk” persona, and even came up with his own “killer” persona, Gamma Daiou, but he would lose their match on November 16 by countout after Hulk put him through a table on the outside with his E.V.O. finisher. Shortly after losing the Triangle Gate titles, he began to have problems with Yasushi Kanda. These problems escalated when Kanda began to misfire on protein powder attacks during their tag matches, blinding him instead of their opponents and costing them the matches. He even chastized Kanda to the point that Kanda told him that he would rather team with Cyber Kongcito than him. Eventually, a match was made-at the request of YAMATO-between him and Kanda for January 18, 2009, where the loser would be kicked out of Real Hazard. He got the victory, but then, Keni’chiro Arai came out, seemingly to assist Kanda from a beatdown by him and the rest of Real Hazard. However, Arai attacked him, and then he, Kanda, and the other group members beat him down and booted him out of their ranks.
Gamma then began making a slow face turn for the first time in his career, but a shadow of doubt was cast over his future in Dragon Gate. On February 15, he came to the aid of Susumu Yokosuka after Ryo Saito had turned on him to join Real Hazard and he and the stable were beating him down. This led to him and Susumu challenging for the Open the Twin Gate titles held by YAMATO & Cyber Kong on March 1, but with the added stipulation that he would be permanently banished from Dragon Gate if he lost. However, he and Susumu pulled through and won the titles after some assistance from Real Hazard member KAGETORA, and when CIMA made his return that night, he brought them and KAGETORA into his new WARRIORS-5 stable. On April 15, he, CIMA & KAGETORA won the Open the Triangle Gate titles from Shingo Takagi, Taku Iwasa & Dragon Kid, but on May 5 he and Susumu lost the Twin Gate titles to Ryo Saito & Genki Horiguchi in a Three-Way Match, which included Keni’chiro Arai & Yasushi Kanda. A month later, he, CIMA & KAGETORA would lose the Triangle Gate to Masato Yoshino, BxB Hulk & Pac. In August, he and CIMA participated in the annual Summer Adventure Tag League Tournament, but they performed very poorly, winning only one match out of eight and finishing in last place. However, they would win the Open the Twin Gate Titles on December 29, beating champions Shingo Takagi & YAMATO. Then, they strangely turned the belts in, declaring themselves to be only tentative champions, and announced their desire to face a strong team to determine the actual champions. On February 10, he and CIMA defeated Naruki Doi & Masato Yoshino to become the full champions. In addition, Gamma is currently involved in a feud with wrestlers from Osaka Pro, with both sides taking turns interfering in the other promotion’s matches. With major shifts in faction warfare in summer 2011, it is now possible that he is making a face turn.

Stats & Info:
Real name: Yoshito Sugamoto
Age: 36
Height: 5’7″
Weight: 180 pounds/82 kg
Experience: 13 years
Finishing move: Gamma Special
Current affiliation: Dragon Gate
Ring entrance music: “Shout At The Brain” performed by YO-HEI feat. Aki

Titles won:
1-time Open The Brave Gate Champion
1-time Open The Gamma Gate Champion (not recognized by Dragon Gate)
4-time Open The Twin Gate Champion
9-time Open The Triangle Gate Champion
1-time Osaka Pro Singles Champion
1-time Osaka Pro Tag Team Champion

Tournaments won:
2001 Osaka Pro Tag Festival
2007 King Of Gate