[Event Recap] ‘#DGUSA OPEN THE FREEDOM GATE 2009’ – First Champ Crowned, Speed Muscle vs. Shingo & Dragon Kid

DATE: November 28, 2009 (PPV Airdate: January 22, 2010 as Freedom Fight)
VENUE: The Arena (Philadelphia, PA)
COMMENTATORS: Lenny Leonard & Chikarason (& Mike Quackenbush)

DGUSA crowns its first Open the Freedom Gate Champion in a one night tournament of sorts, Jigsaw takes on Eddie Kingston, and much more!

CHAMPION

  • DGUSA OPEN THE FREEDOM GATE CHAMPION: Vacant

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  • OTFG QUALIFIER: Matt Jackson vs. Nick Jackson vs. Gran Akuma vs. Johnny Gargano vs. Hallowicked vs. Lince Dorado (***)
  • OTFG QUALIFIER: BxB Hulk vs. Brian Kendrick (***1/4)
  • OTFG QUALIFIER: CIMA vs. Mike Quackenbush vs. Super Crazy vs. Jorge Rivera (**1/2)
  • OTFG QUALIFIER: Davey Richards vs. YAMATO (****1/4)
  • Jigsaw vs. Eddie Kingston (**3/4)
  • Dragon Kid & Shingo vs. Naruki Doi & Masato Yoshino (****1/2)
  • FOUR WAY ELIMINATION MATCH FOR THE DGUSA OPEN THE FREEDOM GATE CHAMPIONSHIP (***3/4)

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[Event Recap] ‘DGUSA OPEN THE UNTOUCHABLE GATE 2009’ – Bucks vs. Real Hazard, Richards vs. Shingo, Danielson vs. Doi

DATE: September 7, 2009 (PPV Airdate: November 6, 2009)
VENUE: Congress Theater (Chicago, IL)
COMMENTATORS: Lenny Leonard & Phil Colvin

DGUSA Open the Untouchable Gate/Untouchable features a big Open the Historic Gate rematch as Dragon Kid takes on Masato Yoshino, plus Bryan Danielson and Davey Richards making their DGUSA debuts and The Young Bucks taking on Real Hazard’s Ryo Saito & Genki Horiguchi in the main event. 

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  • Dragon Kid vs. Masato Yoshino (***3/4)
  • Mike Quackenbush & Jigsaw vs. YAMATO & Gran Akuma (***)
  • Bryan Danielson vs. Naruki Doi (****)
  • CIMA vs. Brian Kendrick (***1/4)
  • Davey Richards vs. Shingo (****3/4)
  • The Young Bucks vs. Ryo Saito & Genki Horiguchi (***1/4)

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[Show Recap] ‘DGUSA OPEN THE HISTORIC GATE/ENTER THE DRAGON 2009’ – Shingo vs. Doi, Young Bucks vs. CIMA & Yokosuka

DATE: July 25, 2009 (PPV Airdate: September 4, 2009)
VENUE: The Arena (Philadelphia, PA)
COMMENTATORS: Lenny Leonard & Leonard Chikarason

Although I’ve been a wrestling fan for almost thirty (!!!) years I’ve never truly caught the indie bug except for when it comes to Dragon Gate USA. Just something about it hooked me in and I’ve been dying to go back and revisit it all to see if it holds up and to catch all the shows I missed (which is a lot because I didn’t jump on board until 2013). I’m starting right from the top with Open the Historic Gate, Dragon Gate USA’s inaugural show which aired on PPV under the title Enter The Dragon. I am PSYCHED. Let’s get to it.

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  • BxB Hulk vs. YAMATO (****)
  • Too Cold Scorpio vs. Kenn Doane (***)
  • Mike Quackenbush, Jigsaw, & The Colony vs. Amasis, Hallowicked, and F.I.S.T. (***3/4)
  • Dragon Kid vs. Masato Yoshino [w/ Naruki Doi] (***1/2)
  • The Young Bucks vs. CIMA & Susumu Yokosuka (****1/4)
  • Shingo vs. Naruki Doi (****1/2)

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