Dragon Gate ran their monthly Tokyo big show today, results from Korakuen via SportsNavi:
They claimed 1780 paid (overflow).
Super Shenlong beat Yusuke Watanabe in 4:24.
Dragon Kid & Super Shisa beat Tomahawk T.T. & Kzy in 9:29. Kid pinned ? after Bible. One of the losers, I believe it was Kzy, was a last-minute injury replacement for an outsider (I believe it was Metal Warrior. SportsNavi listed Kzy as “Tomahawk Kzy” for this match).
Don Fujii beat Kotoka in 8:55.
CIMA & Yasushi Kanda beat Masaaki Mochizuki & Rich Swann in 12:32. Kanda pinned Swann after Ryu’s.
Blood Warriors-recognized Open The Brave Gate Champion Naoki Tanisaki beat Gamma in 11:05 to retain the title. V2 for Tanisaki. Tanisaki only needed a 2 count to win.
K-ness Return Match: Ryo Saito & Genki Horiguchi beat Taku Iwasa & Kenichiro Arai and Susumu Yokosuka & K-ness in a 3-way elimination match in 17:41. Horiguchi pinned Arai in 14:38, Saito pinned K-ness in 17:41.
In a Naniwa-type Elimination Match, Naruki Doi, BxB Hulk, Cyber Kong & Akira Tozawa beat Masato Yoshino, Shingo Takagi, YAMATO & KAGETORA in 36:41. Order of elimination: Doi by KAGETORA at 23:42, KAGETORA by Hulk at 24:12, Kong by Yoshino at 27:16, ? by Hulk at 28:30 (SportsNavi says Doi, I doubt that’s true), Takagi by Tozawa via OTR at 30:44, Hulk by YAMATO at 33:03, YAMATO by Tozawa at 36:41. Tozawa survives and wins it for Blood Warriors. As a result, this type of match will now be known as a Yoshida-type elimination match.
Some likely upcoming matches resulting from today are Takagi & KAGETORA vs. Hulk & Kong and YAMATO vs. Tozawa & Takagi-Hulk.
An Open The Brave Gate Title Unification match between Tanisaki & Pac appears likely for the next Korakuen on 9/16.
An 8-man tag match will also be on 9/16, likely Yokosuka & K-ness and Iwasa & Arai vs. CIMA, Ricochet, Saito & Horiguchi. K-ness may have also issued an Open The Twin Gate Title challenge but considering there could be new champs by this event, this could be a fluid situation going forward.
Dragon Gate continued their current tour today, results from Twin Messe Shizuoka:
They claimed 450 paid.
YAMATO & Gamma beat Ryo Saito & Naoki Tanisaki in 12:08. Gamma pinned Tanisaki.
Susumu Yokosuka beat Tomahawk T.T. in 9:33.
Genki Horiguchi beat Dragon Kid in 9:41.
CIMA & Naruki Doi beat Masaaki Mochizuki & Rich Swann in 12:41. Doi pinned Swann after Bakatare Sliding Kick.
Bxb Hulk, Cyber Kong & Akira Tozawa beat Masato Yoshino, Shingo Takagi & KAGETORA in 15:58. Tozawa pinned KAGETORA with a German suplex hold.
Tomorrow is the monthly Tokyo big show at Korakuen. After skipping it last month SportsNavi will be back to usual event coverage so if all goes as planned results will be up just after 11 AM ET.
Dragon Gate continued their current tour today, results form Strait Messe Shimonoseki:
They claimed 500 paid.
Genki Horiguchi & Ryo Saito beat Susumu Yokosuka & Gamma in 12:45. Saito pinned Yokosuka after Vital Part Attack.
Naruki Doi beat Rich Swann in 9:53.
Dragon Kid beat Kzy in 12:17.
Masaaki Mochizuki & Masato Yoshino beat Yasushi Kanda & Akira Tozawa in 13:05. Yoshino beat Kanda with Sol Naciente.
CIMA, BxB Hulk & Cyber Kong beat Shingo Takagi, YAMATO & KAGETORA in 17:24. CIMA pinned KAGETORA after Shubain.
Dragon Gate resumed their August tour yesterday, results from Hakata Starlanes:
They claimed 2000 paid (a Full House).
Gamma & KAGETORA beat Naoki Tanisaki & Kzy in 10:16. KAGETORA pinned Kzy.
Open The Owarai Gate Champion Don Fujii beat Hollywood Stalker Ichikawa in 11 seconds to retain the title. V1 for Fujii. Which led to…
Hollywood Stalker Ichikawa beat Open The Owarai Gate Champion Don Fujii in 4:46 to win the title. Ichikawa wins the title for the 5th time and becomes the 15th Open The Owarai Gate Champion.
Yasushi kanda & Ryo Saito beat Susumu Yokosuka & Kotoka in 12:27. Saito pinned Kotoka after Double Cross.
CIMA, Naruki Doi & Genki Horiguchi beat Masato Yoshino, Dragon Kid & Rich Swann in 18:48. CIMA pinned Swann after Meteora.
Shingo Takagi & YAMATO beat BxB Hulk & Akira Tozawa in 21:33 by ref stoppage. YAMATO beat Tozawa with a sleeper hold.
Open The Dream Gate Champion Masaaki Mochizuki beat Cyber Kong in 23:39 to retain the title. V4 for Mochizuki.
Dragon Gate kicked off their August tour yesterday, results from yesterday & today:
Yesterday at Toyama Techno Hall:
They claimed 650 paid (sellout).
Yasushi Kanda & Naoki Tanisaki beat Gamma & Rich Swann in 13:33. Tanisaki pinned Swann after Implant.
Dragon Kid beat Kzy in 10:33.
Masato Yoshino beat Genki Horiguchi in 10:15.
Naruki Doi & Ryo Saito beat YAMATO & Super Shisa in 14:40. Saito pinned Shisa after Double Cross.
BxB Hulk, Cyber Kong & Akira Tozawa beat Masaaki Mochizuki, Shingo Takagi & KAGETORA in 16:29. Kong pinned KAGETORA after Cyber Bomb.
Today at Kobe Sambo Hall:
They claimed 800 paid (sellout).
Naoki Tanisaki & Tomahawk T.T. beat Yusuke Watanabe & ? in 4:35. T.T. pinned Watanabe.
CIMA, Yasushi Kanda & Genki Horiguchi beat Don Fujii, Super Shenlong & Kotoka in 11:03. Kanda pinned Kotoka after Ryu’s.
Naruki Doi beat Rich Swann in 8:35.
Akira Tozawa beat Super Shisa in 14:36.
Bxb Hulk & Cyber Kong beat Susumu Yokosuka & KAGETORA in 17:55. Kong pinned Yokosuka after Cyber Bomb.
Open The Triangle Gate Champions Masato Yoshino, YAMATO & Gamma beat Masaaki Mochizuki, Shingo Takagi & Dragon Kid in 28:52 to retain the titles. YAMATO pinned Kid after Gallaria. V2 for the champs.
UPDATE: SportsNavi reports an interesting thing happened after the Triangle Gate match on 8/14: To decide the next challengers to the title, Naruki Doi introduced a random-type determination method called “Doi Darts”, similar to the “Yoshino Lottery” that Yoshino used as Open The Dream Gate Champion. Ultimately, this resulted in Doi getting Naoki Tanisaki and Kzy as his partners for his title match challenge. That match will happen on 9/2 at Kobe Sambo Hall.
Dragon Gate ran the monthly NEX yesterday, results from NEX 81 at DG Arena:
They didn’t announce attendance.
Super Shenlong beat Shisa BOY in 7:01.
Rich Swann beat Jackson Florida in 6:30.
Tomahawk T.T. beat ? in 6:34.
Kotoka & AR Fox beat Super Shisa & Yusuke Watanabe in 10:06. Fox pinned Watanabe after KUSH.
NEX 82 is August 29.
SportsNavi reports 2 more 3/11 earthquake disaster charity fundraiser events were announced today-“Martial Romance” events on 9/7 & 9/8. A revival of sorts of the “Mochizuki Byuuden” (hopefully I spelled that right) independent events that in the past were occasionally produced by Dragon Gate star Masaaki Mochizuki, the events were actually announced last weekend via a news item from ZERO1 but today the cards for both events were announced. The focus is primarily on interpromotional matches between Dragon Gate & ZERO1 but there is some other notable indy participation as well. The cards:
Yusuke Watanabe & “thousand Hiroshi Tominaga” (Debut Match; My best guess as to his first name based on what little kanji I know is something like “Mahiro” or “Matomo” or similar as I’m pretty sure the kanji for “thousand” translates into Japanese text as “ma”) vs. Tomahawk T.T. & Takeshi Minamino
Jackson Florida vs. Lingerie Muto
KAGETORA & Kotoka vs. Naoki Tanisaki & Fujita “Jr.” Hayato
BxB Hulk & Kzy vs. Yoshikazu Yokoyama & Daichi Hashimoto
Masaaki Mochizuki, Shingo Takagi & Susumu Yokosuka vs. Daisuke Sekimoto, Ikuto Hidaka & Shinjiro Otani
Kenichiro Arai, Yusuke Watanabe & “thousand Hiroshi Tominaga” vs. Kento Miyahara, Satoshi Kajiwara & Jun Nishikawa
TBA vs. TBA
Tomahawk T.T. vs. Daisuke Sekimoto
Bxb Hulk & Takuya Sugawara vs. Ikuto Hidaka & K-ness
Masaaki Mochizuki, Shingo Takagi & Susumu Yokosuka vs. Katsuhiko Nakajima, Munenori Sawa & Fujita “Jr.” Hayato
One or both cards also likely will have a 0th match of Mochizuki vs. Hikaru Sato.