‘DGUSA OPEN THE ULTIMATE GATE 2010’ Recap + Review – Warriors vs. Evans & Young Bucks, BxB Hulk vs. Naruki Doi

DATE: March 26, 2010
VENUE: Celebrity Theatre (Phoenix, AZ)
COMMENTATOR: Lenny Leonard
VIEWING METHOD: DVD (Personal Collection)

Open the Ultimate Gate 2010 features a six-man tag team main event as CIMA, Gamma, & Dragon Kid of Warriors takes on Jack Evans & The Young Bucks. The Open the Freedom Gate Championship is also on the line as BxB Hulk defends against the now former Open the Dream Gate Champion Naruki Doi

CHAMPIONS

  • OPEN THE DREAM GATE CHAMPION: Yamato
  • OPEN THE FREEDOM GATE CHAMPION: BxB Hulk

LINEUP

  • Jigsaw & Mike Quackenbush vs. Genki Horiguchi & Susumu Yokosuka (***1/2)
  • TJP vs. Yamato (***)
  • Jimmy Jacobs & Paul London vs. Brian Kendrick & Jon Moxley (**1/2)
  • Masato Yoshino vs. Shingo (****)
  • BxB Hulk [c] vs. Naruki Doi for the OPEN THE FREEDOM GATE CHAMPIONSHIP (***1/2)
  • Warriors vs. Jack Evans & The Young Bucks (***1/2)

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[Event Recap] ‘DGUSA FEARLESS 2010’ – BxB Hulk vs. Dragon Kid, Davey Richards vs. Masaaki Mochizuki

DATE: January 23, 2010 (PPV Airdate: March 5, 2010)
VENUE: Congress Theatre (Chicago, IL)
COMMENTATORS: Lenny Leonard & Phil Colvin
VERSION: Commercial DVD

The first Dragon Gate USA show of 2010 features the first stateside defense of the Open The Freedom Gate Championship as BxB Hulk puts the gold on the line against Dragon Kid. Also on the show The Young Bucks take on Speed Muscle & Shingo/YAMATO in a triple threat elimination match, Davey Richards challenges Maasaki Mochizuki for the FIP Heavyweight Championship, and much more!

CHAMPIONS

  • DGUSA OPEN THE FREEDOM GATE CHAMPION: BxB Hulk
  • FIP WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION: Maasaki Mochizuki

LINEUP

  • TJ Perkins vs. Gran Akuma (***)
  • Jigsaw & Mike Quackenbush vs. CIMA & Super Crazy (***1/2)
  • Jimmy Jacobs vs. Brian Kendrick (**1/4)
  • Masaaki Mochizuki [c] vs. Davey Richards for the FIP WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP (****)
  • ELIMINATION MATCH: The Young Bucks vs. Speed Muscle vs. Shingo & YAMATO (***3/4)
  • BxB Hulk [c] vs. Dragon Kid for the DGUSA OPEN THE FREEDOM GATE CHAMPIONSHIP (***3/4)

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[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

LINEUP

  • 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. 

LINEUP

  • 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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[PPV Recap] ‘TNA GENESIS 2010’ – Hogan/Bischoff Era Begins, Styles vs. Angle, Two Debuts

DATE: January 17, 2010
VENUE: The Impact Zone (Orlando, FL)
COMMENTATORS: Mike Tenay & Taz

The Hogan/Bischoff Era of TNA makes its PPV debut as TNA enters its second decade with Genesis, live from the Impact Zone. And it’s got one helluva main event on paper too as AJ Styles defends the World Championship against Kurt Angle, plus a two out of three falls match for the Knockouts Championship as ODB defends against Tara, and Beer Money takes on The New World Or-sorry, THE BAND. They take on THE BAND.

CHAMPIONS

  • TNA WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION: “The Phenomenal One” AJ Styles
  • TNA KNOCKOUTS CHAMPION: ODB
  • TNA X-DIVISION CHAMPION: Amazing Red
  • TNA WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The British Invasion (Brutus Magnus & Douglas Williams)

LINEUP

  • The Amazing Red [c] vs. ??? for the TNA X-DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP (**1/2)
  • Sean Morley vs. Christopher Daniels (**1/4)
  • 2 OUT OF 3 FALLS: ODB [c] vs. Tara for the TNA KNOCKOUTS CHAMPIONSHIP (*1/2)
  • The British Invasion [c] vs. Hernandez & Matt Morgan for the TNA WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (**)
  • D’Angelo Dinero vs. Desmond Wolfe (***)
  • Beer Money vs. The Band (*3/4)
  • ??? vs. Abyss (DUD)
  • AJ Styles [c] vs. Kurt Angle for the TNA WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP (***1/2)

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[TV Review] ‘205 LIVE’ 10.30.2020 – Stallion vs. Daivari, Mansoor/Kendrick vs. Ever-Rise

COMMENTATORS: Vic Joseph & Nigel McGuinness

Curt Stallion gets a rematch against Ariya Daivari and Brian Kendrick teams with Mansoor to take on Ever-Rise this week on 205 Live.

LINEUP

  • Curt Stallion vs. Ariya Daivari (**3/4)
  • Mansoor & Brian Kendrick vs. Ever-Rise (**1/2)

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[TV Review] ‘205 LIVE’ 10.23.2020 – Stallion vs. Nese, Bollywood Boyz Return

COMMENTATORS: Vic Joseph & Nigel McGuiness

Curt Stallion looks for revenge this week on 205 Live as he takes on Tony Nese in the main event. The Bollywood Boyz also make their “long-awaited” return to the joy of…well, Nigel McGuinness mostly.

LINEUP

  • Mansoor vs. Brian Kendrick (**1/4)
  • Curt Stallion vs. Tony Nese (**3/4)

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[TV Review] ‘205 LIVE’ 10.16.2020 – Daivari Dinero Division, Swerve vs. Kendrick

COMMENTATORS: Vic Joseph & Nigel McGuinness

Ariya Daivari puts 10,000 dollars on the line against two new Performance Center recruits and Isaiah “Swerve” Scott takes on Brian Kendrick.

LINEUP

  • Anthony Greene vs. Ariya Daivari (**)
  • Curt Stallion vs. Ariya Daivari (**)
  • Isaiah “Swerve” Scott vs. Brian Kendrick (***)

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[TV Review] ‘205 LIVE’ 10.09.2020 – Kendrick/Adonis III, 200th Episode

COMMENTATORS: Vic Joseph & Nigel McGuinness

Ashante “Thee” Adonis looks to finally defeated The Brian Kendrick this week on the 200th episode of 205 Live.

LINEUP

  • Jake Atlas vs. Ariya Daivari (***)
  • The Brian Kendrick vs. Ashante Thee Adonis (***1/2)

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[TV Recap] ‘205 Live 9.3.19’ – Dorado/Carrillo, Nese/Kanellis

Commentators: Vic Joseph, Nigel McGuinness, & Aiden English

This week on 205 Live Lince Dorado takes on Humberto Carrillo with Clash of Champions stakes, Tony Nese takes on Mike Kanellis, and the show opens with…the conclusion of SmackDown Live? Weird.

CHAMPIONS

  • WWE CRUISERWEIGHT CHAMPION: Drew Gulak

LINEUP

  • Tony Nese vs. Mike Kanellis (***1/2)
  • Akira Tozawa & Brian Kendrick vs. Brandon Scott & Tyler Hastings (NR)
  • Lince Dorado vs. Humberto Carrillo (***1/4)

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