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Dragon Gate
Dragon Gate
USA (DGUSA) is an American professional wrestling promotion founded in 2009 as an international expansion of the Japanese promotion Dragon Gate. Gabe Sapolsky, former head booker of Ring of Honor, currently serves as the promotion's Vice President, even with its dormant status.

Contents

1 History 2 Partnerships 3 Championships 4 References 5 External links

History[edit] Dragon Gate
Dragon Gate
USA featured regular members of the Dragon Gate
Dragon Gate
roster, along with notable American talent. All Dragon Gate
Dragon Gate
titles and champions were recognized by Dragon Gate
Dragon Gate
USA.[2] In June 2009, it was announced that Dragon Gate
Dragon Gate
USA had signed an agreement to film its shows for pay-per-view broadcast.[3] In August 2009, it was announced that Dragon Gate
Dragon Gate
USA had signed an agreement with The Fight Network
The Fight Network
to air DGUSA content on television.[4] The first Open the Freedom Gate Champion was crowned following a tournament held at DGUSA Freedom Fight
DGUSA Freedom Fight
on November 28, 2009. This was the main title of Dragon Gate
Dragon Gate
USA. On September 7, 2010, Dragon Gate
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.[5] In the fall of 2010, DGUSA announced that it would be holding a tournament to crown the first Open the United Gate Champions, which was 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, 2011. On November 25, 2011, Dragon Gate
Dragon Gate
USA and Evolve announced the unification of the two promotions. Dragon Gate
Dragon Gate
USA and Evolve will still promote separate events, but the two share rosters, including stables, and Evolve recognized Dragon Gate
Dragon Gate
USA's Open the Freedom Gate Championship and Open the United Gate Championship
Open the United Gate Championship
as its top two championships,[6] until establishing its own championship, the Evolve Championship in 2012. On September 18, 2013, Vito LoGrasso
Vito LoGrasso
announced that his new Wrestling School signed an agreement to be the Development Center for DGUSA.[7] In November 2014, Dragon Gate
Dragon Gate
USA, along with Evolve, Full Impact Pro (FIP) and Shine Wrestling, all under the WWNLive
WWNLive
banner, held a tour of China.[1] The following month, WWNLive
WWNLive
announced a long-term deal with Great-Wall International Sports Management for regular tours of Asia, starting in the spring of 2015.[8] On December 22, WWNLive announced it was putting Dragon Gate
Dragon Gate
USA on an indefinite hiatus until the promotion could secure more Japanese wrestlers for their shows.[9] In 2015, WWNLive
WWNLive
opened a training facility in Trinity, Florida
Trinity, Florida
named " World Wrestling Network Academy", which Dragon Gate
Dragon Gate
USA shares with Evolve, FIP and Shine.[10] Partnerships[edit] Working agreements between Dragon Gate
Dragon Gate
USA and the following promotions have led to interchanges in talent. Also, matches from these promotions have appeared on Dragon Gate
Dragon Gate
USA DVD releases.[11][12]

Chikara (established April 26, 2009)[13] All American Wrestling (established June 15, 2009) Hybrid Wrestling (established June 15, 2009) Full Impact Pro
Full Impact Pro
(established September 28, 2009) Jeff Peterson Memorial Cup (established October 13, 2009) Women Superstars Uncensored
Women Superstars Uncensored
(established October 14, 2009) Maximum Pro Wrestling
Maximum Pro Wrestling
(established March 3, 2010) Rampage Pro Wrestling Combat Zone Wrestling New York Wrestling Connection Insanity Pro Wrestling

Championships[edit]

Championship Last champion(s) Date retired

Open the Freedom Gate Championship Timothy Thatcher 000000002015-08-15-0000August 15, 2015

Open the United Gate Championship Ronin ( Johnny Gargano
Johnny Gargano
and Rich Swann) 000000002015-05-30-0000May 30, 2015

References[edit]

^ a b Johnson, Mike (2014-09-19). "Evolve heading to China
China
(no, really)". Pro Wrestling Insider. Retrieved 2014-09-19. WWNLive, the parent company of Evolve, Shine, FIP and Dragon Gate
Dragon Gate
USA.  ^ " Dragon Gate
Dragon Gate
USA's Title Situation". DGUSA.tv. 2009-04-15.  ^ "PWTorch.com - DGUSA News: Dragon Gate
Dragon Gate
USA announces PPV distribution deal with ROH's previous distributor". pwtorch.com. Retrieved 18 March 2018.  ^ http://thefightnetwork.com/news/wrestling/4240/dragon_gate_usa_partners_with_the_fight_network ^ Caldwell, James (2010-09-07). "DGUSA News: Dragon Gate
Dragon Gate
USA announces live Internet PPV debut next month". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2010-09-07.  ^ "Evolve evolves -- now unified with DGUSA". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. 2011-11-25. Retrieved 2011-11-25.  ^ "PWInsiderXTRA.com". www.pwinsiderxtra.com. Retrieved 18 March 2018.  ^ Caldwell, James (2014-12-03). "Newswire: WWNLive
WWNLive
announces long-term China
China
plan, Ross talks importance of Tokyo Dome, New Japan's subscription goals, latest World Tag League standings, more". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2014-12-04.  ^ Caldwell, James (2014-12-22). " WWNLive
WWNLive
news: Update on the future of Dragon Gate
Dragon Gate
USA, several new matches for Evolve Florida tour". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2014-12-23.  ^ Caldwell, James (2015-02-19). " WWNLive
WWNLive
news: Official new training facility announced". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2015-02-19.  ^ "News Alerts". Dragon Gate
Dragon Gate
USA.  ^ " Dragon Gate
Dragon Gate
USA News update for 10/15". Indy Wrestling News. 2009-10-15. Retrieved 2009-11-08.  ^ "DGUSA and Chikara Reach Working Agreement". Dragon Gate
Dragon Gate
USA. April 26, 2009. Retrieved November 8, 2009. 

External links[edit]

Official website

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Dragon Gate
Dragon Gate
USA

Pay Per View

DGUSA Enter The Dragon
DGUSA Enter The Dragon
(2009-2011) DGUSA Untouchable
DGUSA Untouchable
(2009-2011) DGUSA Freedom Fight
DGUSA Freedom Fight
(2010-2011) DGUSA Fearless
DGUSA Fearless
(2010-2011) Open the Ultimate Gate (2011) DGUSA Mercury Rising (2010-2014) DGUSA Uprising (2010) Bushido: Code of the Warrior (2010) United: NYC (2011) United: Philly (2011) DGUSA United We Stand DGUSA Way of the Ronin (2011)

Championships

Open the Freedom Gate Open the United Gate

Miscellaneous

Dragon Gate Evolve WWNLive

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Dragon Gate

Championships

Active

Open the Dream Gate Open the Brave Gate Open the Triangle Gate Open the Twin Gate Open the Owarai Gate

Inactive

Dragon Gate
Dragon Gate
I-J Heavyweight Tag Team

Tournaments

King of Gate Summer Adventure Tag League

Miscellaneous

Roster Dragon Gate
Dragon Gate
USA Dragon Gate
Dragon Gate
Network Evolve Toryumon Gate of Destiny

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Professional wrestling
Professional wrestling
in the United States

Active promotions

National promotions

Impact Wrestling Ring of Honor WWE

Notable programs

Impact! Lucha Underground Ring of Honor
Ring of Honor
Wrestling WWE
WWE
205 Live WWE
WWE
NXT WWE
WWE
Raw WWE
WWE
SmackDown

Notable independent promotions

AAW Wrestling All Pro Wrestling Championship Wrestling from Hollywood Chaotic Wrestling Chikara Combat Zone Wrestling CWF Mid-Atlantic East Coast Wrestling Association Empire Wrestling Federation Evolve Full Impact Pro Funking Conservatory Hoodslam House of Hardcore House of Pain Wrestling Federation Independent Wrestling Association Mid-South Independent Wrestling Federation Innovate Wrestling Jersey All Pro Wrestling Juggalo Championship Wrestling Kaiju Big Battel Main Event Championship Wrestling Major League Wrestling MCW Pro Wrestling Mason-Dixon Wrestling Millennium Wrestling Federation National Wrasslin' League National Wrestling Alliance New England Championship Wrestling NOVA Pro Wrestling Ohio Valley Wrestling OMEGA Championship Wrestling Pro Wrestling America Pro Wrestling Guerrilla Reality of Wrestling Resistance Pro Wrestling Ring Warriors Southern States Wrestling Style Battle Top Rope Promotions Ultra Championship Wrestling-Zero United Wrestling Coalition West Coast Wrestling Connection World League Wrestling World Xtreme Wrestling Xtreme Wrestling Center

Women's promotions:

Shimmer Women Athletes Shine Wrestling Women Superstars Uncensored

Governing bodies and interpromotional alliances

United Wrestling Network WWNLive

Defunct promotions

National promotions

American Wrestling Association Extreme Championship Wrestling Universal Wrestling Federation (Herb Abrams) World Championship Wrestling
World Championship Wrestling
(Jim Crockett Promotions)

Notable programs

AWA All-Star Wrestling AWA Championship Wrestling ECW Hardcore TV ECW on TNN ECW on Sci-Fi/Syfy WCW Monday Nitro WCW Pro WCW Saturday Night WCW Thunder WCW WorldWide Wrestling Society X

Notable former independent promotions and wrestling territories

50th State Big Time Wrestling American Wrestling Federation Assault Championship Wrestling Big Time Wrestling (Detroit) Big Time Wrestling (San Francisco) Capitol Wrestling Corporation Century Wrestling Alliance Championship Wrestling from Florida Continental Championship Wrestling Continental Wrestling Association Deep South Wrestling Dragon Gate
Dragon Gate
USA Extreme Rising Family Wrestling Entertainment Fred Kohler Enterprises Front Row Wrestling Future of Wrestling Georgia Championship Wrestling Global Force Wrestling (2014–2017) Global Wrestling Federation Hardcore Homecoming Heart of America Sports Attractions/Central States Wrestling Heartland Wrestling Association Houston Wrestling Incredibly Strange Wrestling Independent Professional Wrestling Alliance International Championship Wrestling International World Class Championship Wrestling IWF Promotions Lucha Libre USA Memphis Wrestling Memphis Championship Wrestling Metro Pro Wrestling Mid-Eastern Wrestling Federation MXW Pro Wrestling National Wrestling Federation NWA Mid-America NWA San Francisco NWA Wildside Pacific Northwest Wrestling/Portland Wrestling Phoenix Championship Wrestling Pro-Pain Pro Wrestling Smoky Mountain Wrestling South Atlantic Pro Wrestling Southern Championship Wrestling (Georgia) Southwest Championship Wrestling St. Louis Wrestling Club Steel City Wrestling Texas All-Star Wrestling Texas Wrestling Academy Turnbuckle Championship Wrestling Ultimate Pro Wrestling United States
United States
Wrestling Association Universal Wrestling Federation (Bill Watts)/Mid-South Wrestling Warriors 4 Christ Wrestling Western States Sports Windy City Pro Wrestling World Wide Wrestling Alliance World Wrestling Alliance World Wrestling Association Worldwide Wrestling Associates World Wrestling Network World Class Championship Wrestling Wrestling Association of Championship Krushers Xcitement Wrestling Federation Xtreme Pro Wrestling

Women's promotions:

ChickFight Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling Ladies Major League Wrestling Ladies Professional Wrestling Association Naked Women's Wrestling League Professional Girl Wrestling Association Powerful Women of Wrestling Women of Wrestling Women's Extreme Wrestling World Women's Wrestling Wrestlicious

Governing bodies and interpromotional alliances

Global Professional Wrestling Alliance National Wrestling Association Pro Wrestling USA Wrestli

.