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Dragon Gate USA (DGUSA) is an American professional wrestling promotion founded in 2009 as an international expansion of the Japanese promotion Dragon Gate.

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Gabe Sapolsky, former head booker of Ring of Honor, serves as the promotion's Vice President.

History

Dragon Gate USA features regular members of the Dragon Gate roster, along with notable American talent. All Dragon Gate titles and champions are recognized by Dragon Gate USA.

In June 2009, it was announced that Dragon Gate USA had signed an agreement to film its shows for pay-per-view broadcast. In August 2009, it was announced that Dragon Gate USA had signed an agreement with The Fight Network to air DGUSA content on television.

The first Open the Freedom Gate Champion was crowned following a tournament held at DGUSA Freedom Fight on November 28, 2009. This is the main title of Dragon Gate USA.

On September 7, 2010, Dragon Gate USA announced a partnership with Go Fight Live and that their first live internet pay-per-view, Bushido: Way of the Warrior (later renamed Bushido: Code of the Warrior), would be taking place on October 29.

In the fall of 2010, DGUSA announced that it would be holding a tournament to crown the first Open the United Gate Champions, which is their tag team champions. It was announced on December 13, 2010 that the tournament would be a four team round robin tournament that would take place over three shows from January 28 through January 30.

Partnerships

Working agreements between Dragon Gate USA and the following promotions have led to interchanges in talent. Also, matches from these promotions have appeared on Dragon Gate USA DVD releases.

List of Dragon Gate USA pay-per-view events

Pay-Per-View name Date City Venue
Open The Historic Gate 2009 July 25, 2009 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania The Arena
Enter The Dragon 2009 September 4, 2009 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania The Arena
Open The Untouchable Gate 2009 September 6, 2009 Chicago, Illinois The Congress Theater
Untouchable November 6, 2009 Chicago, Illinois The Congress Theater
Open The Freedom Gate 2009 November 28, 2009 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania The Arena
Freedom Fight January 22, 2010 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania The Arena
Fearless 2010 January 23, 2010 Chicago, Illinois The Congress Theater
Fearless 2010 March 5, 2010 Chicago, Illinois The Congress Theater
Open The Ultimate Gate March 26, 2010 Phoenix, Arizona Celebrity Theatre
Mercury Rising 2010 March 27, 2010 Phoenix, Arizona Celebrity Theatre
Open The Northern Gate May 7, 2010 Windsor, Ontario, Canada The Windsor Armoury
Uprising 2010 May 8, 2010 Mississauga, Ontario, Canada International Centre
Mercury Rising May 14, 2010 Phoenix, Arizona Celebrity Theatre
Uprising 2010 July 9, 2010 Mississauga, Ontario, Canada International Centre
Enter The Dragon 2010 July 24, 2010 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania The Arena
Enter The Dragon 2010 September 10, 2010 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania The Arena
Untouchable 2010 September 25, 2010 Chicago, Illinois The Congress Theater
Way Of The Ronin September 26, 2010 Milwaukee, Wisconsin The Miramar Theatre
Bushido: Code of the Warrior October 29, 2010 Fall River, Massachusetts PAL Hall
Freedom Fight 2010 October 30, 2010 Rahway, New Jersey Rahway Recreation Center
Untouchable November 12, 2010 Chicago, Illinois The Congress Theater
United: NYC 2011 January 28, 2011 New York, New York B.B. King's Blues Club & Grill
United: Philly 2011 January 29, 2011 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania The Arena
United We Stand 2011 January 30, 2011 Union City, New Jersey ACE Arena
Mercury Rising 2011 April 2, 2011 Atlanta, Georgia The Presidential Ballroom
Open the Ultimate Gate 2011 April 3, 2011 Atlanta, Georgia The Presidential Ballroom
Fearless 2011 June 3, 2011 Revere, Massachusetts Wonderland Ballroom
Uprising 2011 June 4, 2011 Deer Park, New York NYWC Sportatorium
Enter The Dragon 2011 June 5, 2011 New York, New York B.B. King's Blues Club & Grill
Untouchable 2011 September 10, 2011 Chicago, Illinois The Congress Theater
Way of the Ronin 2011 September 11, 2011 Milwaukee, Wisconsin The Miramar Theatre
Revolt! 2011 November 11, 2011 Revere, Massachusetts Wonderland Ballroom
Code of the Warrior November 12, 2011 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania The Asylum Arena
Freedom Fight 2011 November 13, 2011 New York, New York B.B. King's Blues Club & Grill
Open the Golden Gate 2012 January 27, 2012 Los Angeles, California West Century Boulevard
Heat 2012 March 29, 2012 Hollywood, Florida The German American Society Clubhouse
Open The Ultimate Gate 2012 March 30, 2012 Miami Beach, Florida Deauville Beach Resort
Mercury Rising 2012 March 31, 2012 Miami Beach, Florida Deauville Beach Resort
Untouchable 2012
Enter The Dragon 2012
Fearless 2012
Uprising 2012
Freedom Fight 2012
Open The Golden Gate 2013
REVOLT! 2013
Heat 2013
Open The Ultimate Gate 2013
Mercury Rising 2013
Code Of The Warrior 2013
Enter The Dragon 2013

Roster

The company's roster is split into several units, with the majority of the wrestlers aligned with one faction or another.

Blood Warriors

Junction Three

Ronin

D.U.F. (Dirty Ugly Fucks)

Unaffiliated

  • AR Fox
  • Jon Davis
  • Stalker Ichikawa
  • Jigsaw

Guests

Notable alumni


Other

  • Kevin Harvey - Live Event Host (September 6, 2009 - present)
  • Lenny Leonard – Commentator
  • Leonard Chikarason – Commentator (July 25, 2009 - May 18, 2011)
  • Mike QuackenbushCommentator
  • Rob Naylor - Commentator
  • Phil Colvin – Commentator
  • Jason Harding - Referee
  • Bryce Remsburg - Referee
  • Mike Kehner - Referee

Special guests

Championships

Current champions

Championship Champion(s) Previous Date Won Location
DGUSA Open the Freedom Gate Championship Johnny Gargano YAMATO November 13, 201 Manhattan, NY
DGUSA Open the United Gate Championship Blood Warriors (CIMA and Ricochet) Junction Three (Masato Yoshino and PAC) September 11, 2011 Milwaukee, WI

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