6/30 RAINBOW GATE Opener - 30 Jun 2011
6/30/2011 Shizuoka, Fujisan Messe - 400 Attendance
1. CIMA, Naruki Doi{W} (12:48 Bakatare Sliding Kick) Gamma, Rich Swann{L}
2. Genki Horiguchi (11:30 Backslide from Hell) Dragon Kid
3. Masato Yoshino (11:22 Lightning Spiral) Naoki Tanizaki
4. PAC (10:56 High Angle Shooting Star Press) Yasushi Kanda
5. Naniwa Style Elimination Match: Masaaki Mochizuki, YAMATO, Shingo Takagi, Susumu Yokosuka (4-3) BxB Hulk, Akira Tozawa, Ryo Saito, Ricochet
-Tozawa (19:33 German Suplex Hold) Yokosuka
-YAMATO (21:04 Mushakaeshi) Ricochet
-Saito (22:08 Over the Top Rope) YAMATO
- (23;51 Both Over the Top Rope) Mochizuki & Hulk
-Takagi (25:02 Over the Top Rope) Tozawa
-Takagi (26:51 MADE IN JAPAN) Saito
6/27 Charity Event - 27 Jun 2011
6/27/2011 DRAGON GATE Special Charity Match in Parlour Sunrise Caribe Ocean
1. Susumu Yokosuka (9:52 Mugen) Super Shenlong
2. Masaaki Mochizuki (0:10 Flying Knee Strike to the Face) Hollywood Stalker Ichikawa
2b. Masaaki Mochizuki (6:24 Iron Claw) Hollywood Stalker Ichikawa
3. YAMATO, Masato Yoshino{W}, Super Shisa (16:12 Lightning Spiral) Shingo Takagi, KAGETORA{W}, Dragon Kid
DG Web Magazine Volume 3 - 26 Jun 2011
The much delayed 3rd edition of the English language Dragon Gate web magazine is now available for purchase. You can get it here:

Dragon Gate Web Magazine vol.3

This issue focuses on the end of December 2010, and is a must read for fans of Ricochet. It tells the story of his arrival and rise in DG Japan.

The magazine is once again active, after I pronounced it dead on the podcast. I'm not sure if we will be resuming from the most current issue in Japan, or also covering the back issues. I will keep everyone posted.
6/26 GATE OF MAXIMUM & New Lineups - 26 Jun 2011
6/26/2011 Gifu, Gifu Chamber of Commerce - 800 Attendance
1. CIMA, Diablo{W} (13:22 Diablo Driver) Masato Yoshino, Super Shenlong{L}
2. Gamma (13:09 Gamma Special) Hollywood Stalker Ichikawa
3. Naruki Doi (11:38 Bakatare Sliding Kick) Rich Swann
4. Shingo Takagi, PAC{W} (15:00 High Angle Cradle) Ryo Saito{L}, Ricochet
4. Akira Tozawa, BxB Hulk{W}, Yasushi Kanda (19:13 First Flash -> One Foot Pinfall) Masaaki Mochizuki, YAMATO, Dragon Kid{L}

6/27/2011 DRAGON GATE Special Charity Match in Parlour Sunrise Caribe Ocean
1. Susumu Yokosuka vs. Super Shenlong
2. Masaaki Mochizuki vs. Hollywood Stalker Ichikawa
3. YAMATO, Masato Yoshino, Super Shisa vs. Shingo Takagi, KAGETORA, Dragon Kid

7/2/2011 Aichi, Nagoya Telepia Hall
0. Super Shenlong vs. Eita Kobayashi
1. Don Fujii vs. Tomahawk T.T
2. Ryo Saito, Yasushi Kanda vs. Susumu Yokosuka, PAC
3. Cyber Kong vs. Rich Swann
4. Masato Yoshino vs. Naoki Tanizaki
5. CIMA, Ricochet vs. Dragon Kid, Gamma
6. Akira Tozawa, BxB Hulk, Naruki Doi vs. Masaaki Mochizuki, YAMATO, Shingo Takagi

7/4/2011 Dragon Gate Arena ~ Sanctuary.79
1. Shisa BOY vs. Yosuke Watanabe
2. Super Shenlong vs. Jackson Florida
3. Kotoka vs. Rich Swann
4. Tomahawk T.T, Kzy vs. Super Shisa, Eita Kobayashi

iHEARTdg Podcast #1 - 25 Jun 2011
Below is the first edition of our first ever podcast.

Myself and my fellow "broadcast journalist" Joel talk for a good 90 minutes about the recent happenings in Japan. This was the first time for both of us doing such a thing, so it is probably a little rougher than I would have liked. Forgive us, we'll get better. Promise.

Topics covered include CHAMPION GATE in Hakata, the BW vs. JIII war, previews for Osaka & Korakuen next week, reader mail, and much more!

Please give it a listen, send some feedback, questions, comments, etc to dgusa1 at gmail dot com.


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6/25 GATE OF MAXIMUM - 25 Jun 2011
6/25/2011 Toyama, Takaoka Ecoeur - 600 Attendance
1. CIMA, Cyber Kong{W} (13;33 Cyber Bomb) PAC, Super Shisa{L}
2. Ryo Saito (11:00 Double Cross) Rich Swann
3. Dragon Kid (10:54 Bible) Genki Horiguchi
4. YAMATO{W}, Masato Yoshino (15:21 Mushakaeshi) Naruki Doi, Ricochet{L}
5. Masaaki Mochizuki, Shingo Takagi{W}, Gamma (17:06 Pumping Bomber) Akira Tozawa, BxB Hulk, Yasushi Kanda{L}
Remaining GATE OF MAXIMUM Lineups - 23 Jun 2011
6/30/2011 Shizuoka, Fujisan Messe
1. CIMA, Naruki Doi vs. Gamma, Rich Swann
2. Genki Horiguchi vs. Dragon Kid
3. Masato Yoshino vs. Naoki Tanizaki
4. PAC vs. Yasushi Kanda
5. Naniwa Style Elimination Match: BxB Hulk, Akira Tozawa, Ryo Saito, icochet vs. Masaaki Mochizuki, YAMATO, Shingo Takagi, Susumu Yokosuka

7/1/2011 Okayama, Okayama Wholesale Center Orange Hall
1. CIMA, Ricochet vs. Gamma, Rich Swann
2. Masato Yoshino vs. Shachihoko Machine
3. Dragon Kid vs. Naoki Tanizaki
4. Akira Tozawa, Genki Horiguchi vs. Shingo Takagi, PAC
5. BxB Hulk, Ryo Saito, Naruki Doi vs. Masaaki Mochizuki, YAMATO, Susumu Yokosuka
6/22 GATE OF MAXIMUM - 22 Jun 2011
6/22/2011 Aichi, Tsushima City Culture Hall - 600 Attendance
1. CIMA, Naruki Doi{W} (11:11 Bakatare Sliding Kick) Gamma, Rich Swann{L}
2. Masaaki Mochizuki (7:15 Both Ringout) Naoki Tanizaki
3. Masaaki Mochizuki{W}, Dragon Kid (11:29 Twister) Yasushi Kanda , Naoki Tanizaki{L}
4. Masato Yoshino{W}, PAC (14:32 Speed Star) Ryo Saito, Ricochet{L}
5. Akira Tozawa, BxB Hulk{W}, Cyber Kong (19:11 First Flash -> One Foot Pin) Shingo Takagi, YAMATO, Susumu Yokosuka{L}

Match 3 was changed from Kanda vs. Kid singles match into a tag, after the way match 2 ended.
Podcast - 20 Jun 2011
As we have been talking about on Twitter recently, we will soon be starting an i<3dg podcast in the coming weeks.

Technical matters and syncing up a decent chunk of time for my broadcast partner and I to actually get it done should be sorted in the next few days.

I would like to include a reader mail portion, so please send your questions and the like to dgusa1 at gmail dot com

As on the site, I will be focusing on the happenings in Japan, but there will be a good bit of DGUSA discussion.
Lineups for Osaka, Korakuen, & World - 19 Jun 2011
7/3/2011 Osaka, Osaka Prefectural Gym #2
1. Kzy Return Match: Naoki Tanizaki, Kzy vs. Don Fujii, Hollywood Stalker Ichikawa
2. International High Flyer 3 Way Match: PAC vs. Ricochet vs. Rich Swann
3. Blood Warriors vs. JUNCTION THREEE 5 Match Series #1: Genki Horiguchi, Tomahawk T.T vs. KAGETORA, Gamma
4. Blood Warriors vs. JUNCTION THREEE 5 Match Series #2: Yasushi Kanda vs. Super Shisa
5. Blood Warriors vs. JUNCTION THREEE 5 Match Series #3: Naruki Doi vs. Susumu Yokosuka
6. Blood Warriors vs. JUNCTION THREEE 5 Match Series #4: Akira Tozawa, Cyber Kong vs. YAMATO, Shingo Takagi
7. Blood Warriors vs. JUNCTION THREEE 5 Match Series #5: CIMA, BxB Hulk, Ryo Saito vs. Masaaki Mochizuki, Masato Yoshino, Dragon Kid

7/8/2011 Tokyo, Korakuen Hall
0. Kotoka vs. Super Shenlong
1. Taku Iwasa, Kenichiro Arai vs. Susumu Yokosuka, PAC
2. Naruki Doi, Ryo Saito, Genki Horiguchi vs. Masato Yoshino, Super Shisa, Rich Swann
3. Naoki Tanizaki, Kzy vs. Don Fujii, Hollywood Stalker Ichikawa
4. Cyber Kong vs. KAGETORA
5. CIMA, Yasushi Kanda, Ricochet vs. Masaaki Mochizuki, Dragon Kid, Gamma
6. Akira Tozawa vs. YAMATO
7. BxB Hulk vs. Shingo Takagi

7/17/2011 Hyogo, Kobe World Hall ~Dragon Gate Pro Wrestling Festival in Kobe 2011
-Open the Dream Gate: Masaaki Mochizuki vs. BxB Hulk
-Open the Triangle Gate: YAMATO, Masato Yoshino, Gamma vs. Naruki Doi, Yasushi Kanda, Cyber Kong
-Open the Twin Gate: Dragon Kid, PAC vs. CIMA, Ricochet
-Akira Tozawa vs. Shingo Takagi
6/19 CHAMPION GATE - 19 Jun 2011
6/19/2011 Fukuoka, Hakata Star Lanes ~CHAMPION GATE in Hakata - 2100 Attendance
1. Naoki Tanizaki{W}, Tomahawk T.T, Ricochet (11:45 Implant) Don Fujii, Gamma, Super Shisa{L}
2. Cyber Kong (14:26 Cyber Bomb) Susumu Yokosuka
3. CIMA, Akira Tozawa{W} (15:17 Package German Suplex Hold) Masato Yoshino, Rich Swann{L}
4. Naruki Doi, BxB Hulk{W} (15:33 First Flash -> One Foot Pin) Shingo Takagi{L}, YAMATO
5. Open the Twin Gate: Dragon Kid{W}, PAC (20:57 Ultra Hurricanrana) Ryo Saito, Genki Horiguchi{L}
*Maraha Isappa fail in their 3rd Defense, PK-1 become the 16th Champions
6. Open the Dream Gate: Masaaki Mochizuki (27:20 Sankakugeri to the Face) Yasushi Kanda
*V2 for Mochizuki

There was much confused fight after both matches 4 & 5. After the Twin change, BW absconded with the belts.

After the main, Mochizuki celebrated the complete JIII sweep for this weekend. Kid interrupted and demanded CIMA return the Twin belts. CIMA declined, saying he was going to auction them off. Kid could put in a bid if he wanted them back. He then said they could have belts back, if they give CIMA & Ricochet a title match. If they win, they can have their title belts. The match was set.

Mochizuki moved on to the Triangle Gate. Doi stepped in right away, and named himself, Kanda, & Kong as the challenging team. Gamma promised another perfect three count like he performed yesterday, because he was a wonderful man.

With those titles out of the way, Mochizuki asked who wanted to come for the Dream. At this point, the lights went dark. When they came back on, Hulk had attacked Mochizuki. He delivered a strike combo to Mochizuki, and said he was the next challenger. He promised to return to Hakata in August as a defending champion.

BW left. Yoshino asked the beaten down Mochizuki if he could close out the show. Mocchy mustered up enough strength to say "Thank You".
6/18 CHAMPION GATE - 18 Jun 2011
6/18/2011 Fukuoka, Hakata Star Lanes ~CHAMPION GATE in Hakata - 2000 Attendance
1. Masaaki Mochizuki{W}, Super Shisa, Rich Swann (14:22 Twister) Yasushi Kanda, Ryo Saito, Tomahawk T.T{L}
2. Naoki Tanizaki (9:14 Schoolboy) Don Fujii
3. Akira Tozawa (14:13 Package German Suplex Hold) Susumu Yokosuka
4. Cyber Kong, Genki Horiguchi{W} (15:32 Backslide from Hell) Shingo Takagi, Dragon Kid{L}
5. Open the Brave Gate: PAC (16:06 High Angle Lyger Bomb) Ricochet
*8th defense for PAC
6. Open the Triangle Gate Decision Match: Masato Yoshino, YAMATO, Gamma{W} (24:14 Sky Twister Press) CIMA, Naruki Doi{L}, BxB Hulk
*JIII become the 32nd Champions
6/17 GATE OF MAXIMUM - 17 Jun 2011
6/17/2011 Fukuoka, Kokura North Gym - 1100 Attendance
1.Naruki Doi, Ricochet{W} (11:33 Low Blow -> Pin) Dragon Kid{L}, Gamma
2. Don Fujii (8:46 Thesz Press) Rich Swann
3. Shingo Takagi (13:10 MADE IN JAPAN) Naoki Tanizaki
4. Masato Yoshino, PAC{W} (14:28 Standing Shooting Star Press) Akira Tozawa, Genki Horiguchi{L}
5. CIMA, BxB Hulk, Yasushi Kanda{W} (20:40 Ryu's) Masaaki Mochizuki, YAMATO, Super Shisa{L}
Remaining GATE OF MAXIMUM Lineups - 14 Jun 2011
6/22/2011 Aichi, Tsushima City Culture Hall
1. CIMA, Naruki Doi vs. Gamma, Rich Swann
2. Masaaki Mochizuki vs. Naoki Tanizaki
3. Yasushi Kanda vs. Dragon Kid
4. Masato Yoshino, PAC vs. Ryo Saito, Ricochet
5. Akira Tozawa, BxB Hulk, Cyber Kong vs. Shingo Takagi, YAMATO, Susumu Yokosuka

6/25/2011 Toyama, Takaoka Ecoeur
1. CIMA, Cyber Kong vs. PAC, Super Shisa
2. Ryo Saito vs. Rich Swann
3. Dragon Kid vs. Genki Horiguchi
4. YAMATO, Masato Yoshino vs. Naruki Doi, Ricochet
5. Akira Tozawa, BxB Hulk, Yasushi Kanda vs. Masaaki Mochizuki, Shingo Takagi, Gamma

6/26/2011 Gifu, Gifu Chamber of Commerce
1. CIMA, Diablo vs. Masato Yoshino, Super Shenlong
2. Gamma vs. Hollywood Stalker Ichikawa
3. Naruki Doi vs. Rich Swann
4. Shingo Takagi, PAC vs. Ryo Saito, Ricochet
4. Akira Tozawam BxB Hulk, Yasushi Kanda vs. Masaaki Mochizuki, YAMATO, Dragon Kid
6/13 NEX 78 - 13 Jun 2011
6/13/2011 Hyogo, Dragon Gate Arena ~ NEX Sanctuary.78
1. Super Shisa (7:10 Half Crab Hold) Eita Kobayashi
2. Super Shenlong (7:58 Camel Clutch) Yosuke Watanabe
3. Shachihoko Machine (6:30 SHACHIHOKO) Jackson Florida
4. Tomahawk T.T{W}, Ricochet (12:25 Outsiders Edge) Kotoka{L}, Rich Swann
6/12 GATE OF MAXIMUM - 12 Jun 2011
6/12/2011 Hyogo, Kobe Sambo Hall - 1000 Attendance
0. Tomahawk T.T w/ Kzy (4:06 Outsiders Edge) Super Shenlong
1. PAC{W}, Rich Swann (12:09 School Boy) Ryo Saito, Genki Horiguchi
2. Cyber Kong (10;33 Fire Thunder) Taku Iwasa
3. Don Fujii (6:18 Gedo Clutch) Naoki Tanizaki
4. Masato Yoshino (11:42 Lightning Spiral) Ricochet
5. Akira Tozawa{W}, Yasushi Kanda (17:07 Package German Suplex Hold) Masaaki Mochizuki, Shingo Takagi{L}
6. CIMA, Naruki Doi, BxB Hulk{W} (27:07 First Flash) YAMATO, Dragon Kid, Gamma{L}

After his loss, Takagi demanded a singles rematch with Tozawa. He said he wanted repay his debt here in Kobe, so the match was made for World!

After the 2-2 finish today, there will be the first major full confrontation between BW & JIII will go down on 7/3 in Osaka. Mochizuki wants at least 5 matches. CIMA said he doesn't care if there are 99, BW will sweep them.
6/11 GATE OF MAXIMUM, PAC Injured - 11 Jun 2011
6/11/2011 Shizuoka, Act City Hamamatsu - 800 Attendance
1. BxB Hulk, Ricochet{W} (12:27 Backslide Driver) Gamma, Rich Swann{L}
2. YAMATO (11:54 Mushakaeshi) Naoki Tanizaki
3. Akira Tozawa (8:29 German Suplex Hold) Super Shisa
4. Shingo Takagi, Dragon Kid{W} (14:52 Bible) Ryo Saito, Tomahawk T.T{L}
5. Masaaki Mochizuki, Masato Yoshino, PAC{W} (18:01 High Angle Shooting Star Press) Naruki Doi, Yasushi Kanda, Genki Horiguchi{L}

PAC suffered a neck injury today, so he will join KAGETORA on the absent list. Here is the updated updated Sambo Hall lineup for tonight.

6/12/2011 Hyogo, Kobe Sambo Hall
0. Tomahawk T.T w/ Kzy vs. Super Shenlong
1. Ryo Saito, Genki Horiguchi vs. Super Shisa, Rich Swann
2. Cyber Kong vs. Taku Iwasa
3. Don Fujii vs. Naoki Tanizaki
4. Masato Yoshino vs. Ricochet
5. Akira Tozawa, Yasushi Kanda vs. Masaaki Mochizuki, Shingo Takagi
6. CIMA, Naruki Doi, BxB Hulk vs. YAMATO, Dragon Kid, Gamma

One other random note....There has been some confusion as to how to properly abbreviate JUNCTION THREE. JT is too reminiscent of Japan Tobacco. J3 is is similar to the J3 Soccer league. So, straight from Mochizuki himself, the official way to abbreviate the name is ..... JIII.
6/10 GATE OF MAXIMUM - 10 Jun 2011
6/10/2011 Osaka, Toyonaka Rose Culture Hall - 580 Attendance
1. Genki Horiguchi, Ricochet{W} (11:52 Low Blow -> Pinfall) Shingo Takagi, Dragon Kid{L}
2. Don Fujii (7:32 HIMEI) Kotoka
3. Akira Tozawa (9:20 German Suplex Hold) Rich Swann
4. YAMATO, PAC (10:52 BW Intrusion -> No Contest) BxB Hulk, Cyber Kong
5. Masaaki Mochizuki{W}, YAMATO, PAC, Masato Yoshino, Gamma (19:22 Sankakugeri to the Face) Naruki Doi, Naoki Tanizaki{L}, Yasushi Kanda, BxB Hulk, Cyber Kong

The participants in the semi-final tag were added to the main event, making it a 10 man tag.

BW win the second battle 2-1-1, but J3 take the main event.
Further injury updates - 10 Jun 2011
CIMA's injury will also keep him off the show in Shizuoka tomorrow. He returns in Sambo Hall on Sunday.

KAGETORA was also injured yesterday, on his left leg. He has been pulled from both shows this weekend.

The updated lineups are as follows:

6/11/2011 Shizuoka, Act City Hamamatsu
1. BxB Hulk, Ricochey vs. Gamma, Rich Swann
2. YAMATO vs. Naoki Tanizaki
3. Akira Tozawa vs. Super Shisa
4. Shingo Takagi, Dragon Kid vs. Ryo Saito, Tomahawk T.T
5. Masaaki Mochizuki, Masato Yoshino, PAC vs. Naruki Doi, Yasushi Kanda, Genki Horiguchi

6/12/2011 Hyogo, Kobe Sambo Hall
0. Tomahawk T.T w/ Kzy vs. Super Shenlong
1. Ryo Saito, Genki Horiguchi vs. PAC, Rich Swann
2. Cyber Kong vs. Taku Iwasa
3. Don Fujii vs. Naoki Tanizaki
4. Masato Yoshino vs. Ricochet
5. Akira Tozawa, Yasushi Kanda vs. Masaaki Mochizuki, Shingo Takagi
6. CIMA, Naruki Doi, BxB Hulk vs. YAMATO, Dragon Kid, Gamma
CIMA Injured - 09 Jun 2011
CIMA suffered a foot injury during the main event brawl yesterday. He will at least miss the show in Osaka tonight. Whether he misses any time beyond that will depend on how fast he heals. Here is the updated lineup for tonight:

6/10/2011 Osaka, Toyonaka Rose Culture Hall
1. Shingo Takagi, Dragon Kid vs. Genki Horiguchi, Ricochet
2. Don Fujii vs. Kotoka
3. Akira Tozawa vs. Rich Swann
4. YAMATO, PAC vs. BxB Hulk, Cyber Kong
5. Masaaki Mochizuki, Masato Yoshino, Gamma vs. Naruki Doi, Naoki Tanizaki, Yasushi Kanda
6/9 GATE OF MAXIMUM - 09 Jun 2011
6/9/2011 Aichi, Toyohashi City Gymnasium - 520 Attendance
0. Eita Kobayashi (5:00 Draw) Yosuke Watanabe
1. Naruki Doi, BxB Hulk{W} (11:03 First Flash) Shingo Takagi, Rich Swann{L}
2. Gamma (8:26 Gamma Special) Super Shenlong
3. PAC (10:17 Standing Shooting Star Press) Genki Horiguchi
4. YAMATO{W}, Masato Yoshino (15:03 Gallaria) Ryo Saito, Ricochet{L}
5. Masaaki Mochizuki, KAGETORA, Dragon Kid (No Contest) CIMA, Akira Tozawa, Yasushi Kanda
5b. Masaaki Mochizuki{W}, KAGETORA, Dragon Kid (14:38 Twister) Akira Tozawa, Yasushi Kanda, Tomahawk T.T{L}

There was a brawl in the early moments of the main event, which lead to CIMA being swapped out for Tomahawk.

Gamma will be participating on the 7/15 SMASH event in Korakuen Hall. He will be teaming with Toryumon graduate Hajime Ohara & Io Shirai to take on Ray, Kaz Hayashi, and .... Ultimo Dragon.
June Lineups. - 08 Jun 2011
6/9/2011 Aichi, Toyohashi City Gymnasium
1. Naruki Doi, BxB Hulk vs. Shingo Takagi, Rich Swann
2. Gamma vs. Super Shenlong
3. PAC vs. Genki Horiguchi
4. YAMATO, Masato Yoshino vs. Ryo Saito, Ricochet
5. CIMA, Akira Tozawa, Yasushi Kanda vs. Masaaki Mochizuki, KAGETORA, Dragon Kid

6/10/2011 Osaka, Toyonaka Rose Culture Hall
1. Shingo Takagi, Dragon Kid vs. CIMA, Ricochet
2. Don Fujii vs. Kotoka
3. Akira Tozawa vs. Rich Swann
4. YAMATO, PAC vs. BxB Hulk, Cyber Kong
5. Masaaki Mochizuki, Masato Yoshino, Gamma vs. Naruki Doi, Naoki Tanizaki, Yasushi Kanda

6/11/2011 Shizuoka, Act City Hamamatsu
1. CIMA, BxB Hulk vs. Gamma, Rich Swann
2. YAMATO vs. Naoki Tanizaki
3. Akira Tozawa vs. KAGETORA
4. Shingo Takagi, Dragon Kid vs. Ryo Saito, Ricochet
5. Masaaki Mochizuki, Masato Yoshino, PAC vs. Naruki Doi, Yasushi Kanda, Genki Horiguchi

6/12/2011 Hyogo, Kobe Sambo Hall
1. Ryo Saito, Genki Horiguchi vs. PAC, Rich Swann
2. Cyber Kong vs. KAGETORA
3. Don Fujii vs. Naoki Tanizaki
4. Masato Yoshino vs. Ricochet
5. Akira Tozawa, Yasushi Kanda vs. Masaaki Mochizuki, Shingo Takagi
6. CIMA, Naruki Doi, BxB Hulk vs. YAMATO, Dragon Kid, Gamma

6/17/2011 Fukuoka, Kokura North Gym
1.Naruki Doi, Ricochet vs. Dragon Kid, Gamma
2. Don Fujii vs. Rich Swann
3. Shingo Takagi vs. Naoki Tanizaki
4. Masato Yoshino, PAC vs. Akira Tozawa, Genki Horiguchi
5. CIMA, BxB Hulk, Yasushi Kanda vs. Masaaki Mochizuki, YAMATO, Super Shisa

6/18/2011 Fukuoka, Hakata Star Lanes ~CHAMPION GATE in Hakata
1. Yasushi Kanda, Ryo Saito, Tomahawk T.T vs. Masaaki Mochizuki, Super Shisa, Rich Swann
2. Don Fujii vs. Naoki Tanizaki
3. Akira Tozawa vs. Susumu Yokosuka
4. Shingo Takagi, Dragon Kid vs, Cyber Kong, Genki Horiguchi
5. Open the Brave Gate: PAC vs. Ricochet
6. Open the Triangle Gate Decision Match: CIMA, Naruki Doi, BxB Hulk vs. Masato Yoshino, YAMATO, Gamma

6/19/2011 Fukuoka, Hakata Star Lanes ~CHAMPION GATE in Hakata
1. Naoki Tanizaki, Tomahawk T.T, Ricochet vs. Don Fujii, Gamma, Super Shisa
2. Cyber Kong vs. Susumu Yokosuka
3. CIMA, Akira Tozawa vs. Masato Yoshino, Rich Swann
4. Naruki Doi, BxB Hulk vs. Shingo Takagi, YAMATO
5. Open the Twin Gate: Ryo Saito, Genki Horiguchi vs. Dragon Kid, PAC
6. Open the Dream Gate: Masaaki Mochizuki vs. Yasushi Kanda

7/8/2011 Tokyo, Korakuen Hall
-YAMATO vs. Akira Tozawa
-Shingo Takagi vs. BxB Hulk
6/8 GATE OF MAXIMUM Kickoff - 08 Jun 2011
6/8/2011 Tokyo, Korakuen Hall - 2000 Attendance
1. Don Fujii, Super Shisa{W} (10:50 Yoshitonic) Gamma, Rich Swann{L}
2. Naoki Tanizaki{W}, Tomahawk T.T (11:40 Implant) Susumu Yokosuka{L}, KAGETORA
3. Kenichiro Arai (8:51 Pinfall) Taku Iwasa
4. Cyber Kong, Ricochet{W} (14:41 Backslide Driver) Dragon Kid, PAC{L}
5. Ryo Saito, Genki Horiguchi (0:00 No Contest) Shingo Takagi, BxB Hulk
6. CIMA, Naruki Doi, Yasushi Kanda, BxB Hulk, Akira Tozawa{W} (23:43 Package German Suplex Hold) Masaaki Mochizuki, Masato Yoshino, YAMATO, Shingo Takagi, Gamma{L}

The Mochizuki Army got their eagerly anticipated name at the beginning of the show. It is: Junction Three. Their keynote colour will be green. The name comes from the union being the joining (or junctioning!) of the 3 units its' members come from. WORLD-1, the Veteran Army, & KAMIKAZE.

BW intruded after the opener to torment Gamma. CIMA mocked him, and asked whether he was a full time comedy performer now. J3 ran off BW afterwards. YAMATO basically told Gamma to man up and stand up for himself.

BW attacked yet again after the second match. J3 made another save. This time, during the confusion, Takagi hit Hulk by mistake.....

Hulk & Takagi entered for their match. Their theme music abruptly ended, and Darkside Hulk appeared on the other side. It was Tanizaki, but the commotion had Takagi distracted long enough for Hulk to attack him! He struck with a chair & the First Flash, and Takagi bled. They continued the attack, until J3 saved.

After some arguing, Yoshino called out .... Dr. Muscle? He unmasked to reveal Gamma. He told YAMATO that he indeed was a man, and it was time to prove it. They hugged.

Not to be outdone, Hulk & Doi called out their final trump card. Akira Tozawa. Tozawa berated Takagi & YAMATO for their treatment of him. He also said Mochizuki as champion was "laughable".

After the impromptu 10 man ended, Tozawa once again mocked his former stablemates. YAMATO called him a small boy, and challenged him to a singles match. Takagi laughed off his "triumphant homecoming". He also challenged him. Hulk stopped him, and challenged Takagi.

CIMA liked both ideas, so he appealed for Tozawa vs. YAMATO & Hulk vs. Takagi next month in Korakuen. CIMA also said the shift change was complete, and the winds were blowing their way. BW left.

Mochizuki turned to Gamma, and expressed some hesitation about his membership. He reminded Gamma of all the crap he pulled back in the beginning of the year for the Dream Gate contendership. Gamma expressed his desire to compete with the "Jackson 3.....er....Junction Three". He promised to do his best, and closed with an Uuuuuu!

So, the shuffle is over. Here is where things stand:

Blood WARRIORS:
CIMA, Naruki Doi, BxB Hulk, Akira Tozawa, Yasushi Kanda, Ryo Saito, Genki Horiguchi, Cyber Kong, Ricochet, Kzy, Naoki Tanizaki, Tomahawk T.T

JUNCTION THREE:
Masaaki Mochizuki, Masato Yoshino, YAMATO, Shingo Takagi, Susumu Yokosuka, PAC, Gamma, Dragon Kid, KAGETORA, Super Shisa

Unaffiliated:
Don Fujii, Taku Iwasa, Kenichiro Arai, Super Shenlong, Kotoka, Shisa BOY, Eita Kobayashi, Yosuke Watanabe

Unknown: K-ness (Still out due to his injury)
DG USA Weekend Notes - 06 Jun 2011
A couple little notes out of the shows this weekend that will affect what goes on in Japan.

-Rich Swann has asked Mochizuki to let him join up with his unit during his upcoming tour. Mochizuki didn't quite give an answer, but he seems to be leaning towards it. It would probably be in an assistant role, not as a full member.

-CIMA kept up his aggressive words all weekend. He said the shift change in Japan would spill into DGUSA. He also put out a challenge to YAMATO for the Freedom Gate during the Chicago swing in September. Everything else was, To Be Continued~ ... as has become the norm.

-Tozawa said that YAMATO was a bad partner. YAMATO was upset that Tozawa was placing all the blame on him for their loss.

-For those affected by the iPPV disaster last night...The show will be available On Demand by Wednesday, and anyone who purchased the event will have access to the Open the Southern Gate event On Demand as well.
6/5 Dragon Gate USA Enter the Dragon 2011 - 05 Jun 2011
6/5/2011 New York, New York City BxB King Blue Club & Grille ~Enter the Dragon 2011 - 680 Attendance
1. Masato Yoshino (14:30 Sol Naciente) Ricochet
2. AR Fox (13:27 Lo Mein Pain) Pinky Sanchez
3. Sami Callihan{W}, Arik Cannon (16:50 Stretch Muffler) Masaaki Mochizuki, Susumu Yokosuka{L}
4. Masato Yoshino, Johnny Gargano, Rich Swann (3-2) CIMA, Brodie Lee, Austin Aries
-CIMA (18:37 Jorge Clutch) Yoshino
-Swann (20:36 Pinfall) Lee
-CIMA (24:08 Meteora) Swann
-Gargano (28:25 Gargano Escape) CIMA
-Gargano (35:10 Gargano Escape) Aries
5. Open the Freedom Gate: YAMATO (22:45 Gallaria) PAC
*3rd Defense for YAMATO
NEX 78 Lineup - 05 Jun 2011
6/13/2011 Hyogo, Dragon Gate Arena
1. Super Shisa vs. Eita Kobayashi
2. Super Shenlong vs. Yosuke Watanabe
3. Shachihoko Machine vs. Jackson Florida
4. Tomahawk T.T, Ricochet vs. Kotoka, Rich Swann
6/4 Dragon Gate USA Uprising 2011 - 05 Jun 2011
6/4/2011 New York, Long Island NYWC Sportatorium ~ Uprising 2011 - 682 Attendance
1. 8 Way Match: Sami Callihan (11:29 Muffler Hold) Louis Lyndon{L}; John Davis; Scott Reed; Pinky Sanchez; Flip Kendrick; Alex Colon; Caleb Konley
2. Brodie Lee (9:51 Power Bomb) Tony Nese
3. Susumu Yokosuka (11:51 Mugen) Austin Aries
4. 4 Way Match: CIMA (12:15 Meteora) YAMATO{L}; Masato Yoshino; Johnny Gargano
5. Masaaki Mochizuki (9:02 Sankakugeri to the Face) Arik Cannon
6. Akira Tozawa (17:40 Package German Suplex Hold) AR Fox
7. 3 Way Match PAC (12:14 630) Rich Swann{L}; Ricochet

Back in Japan, KAGETORA returned to Michinoku Pro & Kowloon today. He participated in a Kowloon vs. MPro Seikigun 8 man elimination tag. Kowloon won, but KAGE was eliminated by Kenou over the top rope. Fujita Jr Hayato ended up winning the match via KID on Kenou.
Partial lineups for next week - 04 Jun 2011
6/9/2011 Aichi, Toyohashi City Gymnasium
-YAMATO, Masato Yoshino vs. Ryo Saito, Ricochet
-CIMA, Genki Horiguchi, Yasushi Kanda vs. Masaaki Mochizuki, Dragon Kid, KAGETORA

6/10/2011 Osaka, Toyonaka Rose Culture Hall
-CIMA, Ricochet vs. Shingo Takagi, Dragon Kid
-Masaaki Mochizuki, Masato Yoshino, PAC vs. Naruki Doi, Yasushi Kanda, Naoki Tanizaki

6/11/2011 Shizuoka, Act City Hamamatsu
-Shingo Takagi, Dragon Kid vs. Ryo Saito, Ricochet
-Masaaki Mochizuki, Masato Yoshino, PAC vs. Naruki Doi, Yasushi Kanda, Genki Horiguchi
6/3 Dragon Gate USA FEARLESS 2011 - 03 Jun 2011
6/3/2011 Massachusetts, Revere The Wonderland Ballrom ~ Fearless 2011 - 525 Attendance
1. CIMA (8:43 Meteora) Rich Swann
2. 6 way Match: Arik Cannon (8:19 Brainbuster) AR Foxx; Brodie Lee; Tony Niece, Scott Reed; Alex Colon{L}
3. Susumu Yokosuka (12:26 Mugen) Ricochet
4. Masaaki Mochizuki (12:53 Shin Saikyou High Kick) Sami Callihan
5. John Davis (9:56 Three Second Around the World) Pinky Sanchez
6. Austin Aries (25:59 Vertical Drop Brain Buster) Johnny Gargano
7. Open the United Gate: PAC{W}, Masato Yoshino (24:16 360 Shooting Star Press) YAMATO, Akira Tozawa{L}
*3rd successful defense
August Schedule - 02 Jun 2011
Due to the lack of relevant news this week, here is front page coverage of the August tour schedule.

There are two stops in Korakuen, which could be the opening and closing of the Summer Adventure Tag League. The tag league will be interesting to see this year, due to the two unit format. It could result in a much smaller field than normal, or perhaps some outside teams coming for the first time (Young Bucks not withstanding).

There is also the traditional stop in Hakata Star Lanes. The last two years it has featured a Brave Gate tournament. Hopefully we don't need one of those this year. 2008 played host to a Dream Gate match between Takagi & Kong.

August 2011
3rd - Tokyo, Korakuen Hall - 18:30
6th - Osaka, Osaka Prefectural Gym #2 - 18:30
7th - Aichi, Nagoya Congress Center - 16:00
13th - Toyama, Toyama Techno Hall - 18:00
14th - Hyogo, Kobe Sambo Hall - 17:00
17th - Oita, Oita Event Hall - 18:30
18th - Miyazaki, MRT Diamond Hall - 18:30
21st - Fukuoka, Hakata Star Lanes - 16:00
22nd - Yamaguchi, Kaikyou Messe Shimonoseki - 18:30
24th - Shizuoka, Twin Messe Shizuoka - 18:30
25th - Tokyo, Korakuen Hall - 18:30
27th - Mie, Matsusaka Heartful Mikumo - 18:00
28th - Tottori - Yonago Convention Center - 17:00
6/12 Sambo Hall Lineup - 31 May 2011
6/12/2011 Hyogo, Kobe Sambo Hall
1. Ryo Saito, Genki Horiguchi vs. PAC, Rich Swann
2. Gamma vs. Super Shenlong
3. Masato Yoshino vs. Tomahawk T.T
4. Don Fujii vs. Naoki Tanizaki
5. CIMA, Naruki Doi, Ricochet vs. YAMATO, BxB Hulk, Dragon Kid
6. Masaaki Mochizuki, Shingo Takagi vs. Yasushi Kanda, Cyber Kong
Looking at June - 30 May 2011
DG is off in Japan for the next week, returning at Korakuen Hall on the 8th.

Before that, the usual crew will be coming over for a series of DGUSA shows.

6/3/2011 Massachusetts, Revere The Wonderland Ballrom ~ Fearless 2011
-Susumu Yokosuka vs. Ricochet
-Masaaki Mochizuki vs. Sami Callihan
-CIMA, Brodie Lee vs. Chuck Taylor, Rich Swann
-Austin Aries vs. Johnny Gargano
-Open the United Gate: PAC, Masato Yoshino vs. YAMATO, Akira Tozawa

6/4/2011 New York, Long Island Deer Park
-Akira Tozawa vs. AR Fox
-Susumu Yokosuka vs. Austin Aries
-Masaaki Mochizuki vs. Sami Callihan
-YAMATO vs. CIMA vs. Masato Yoshino vs. Johnny Gargano
-PAC vs. Ricochet vs. Chuck Taylor

6/5/2011 New York, New York City BxB King Blue Club & Grille
-Masaaki Mochizuki, Susumu Yokosuka vs. Arik Cannon, Sami Callihan
-Masato Yoshino vs. Ricochet
-CIMA, Austin Aries, Brodie Lee vs. Chuck Taylor, Rich Swann, Johnny Gargano
-Open the Freedom Gate: YAMATO vs. PAC

The events on the 3rd & 5th will be available live in iPPV at http://www.wwnlive.com/

6/8/2011 Tokyo, Korakuen Hall
1. Don Fujii, Super Shisa vs. Gamma, Rich Swann
2. Naoki Tanizaki, Tomahawk T.T vs. Susumu Yokosuka, KAGETORA
3. Kenichiro Arai vs. Taku Iwasa
4. Cyber Kong, Ricochet vs. Dragon Kid, PAC
5. Ryo Saito, Genki Horiguchi vs. Shingo Takagi, BxB Hulk
6. CIMA, Naruki Doi, Yasushi Kanda vs. Masaaki Mochizuki, Masato Yoshino, YAMATO

6/18/2011 Fukuoka, Hakata Star Lanes ~CHAMPION GATE~
-Open the Brave Gate: PAC vs. Ricochet
-Open the Triangle Gate Decision Match: CIMA, Naruki Doi, X vs. YAMATO, Masato Yoshino, BxB Hulk

6/19/2011 Fukuoka, Hakata Star Lanes ~CHAMPION GATE~
-Open the Twin Gate: Ryo Saito, Genki Horiguchi vs. Dragon Kid, PAC
-Open the Dream Gate: Masaaki Mochizuki vs. Yasushi Kanda

Let's recap the May unit movement.

CIMA launched what he called a "Shift Change" for Blood WARRIORS at the beginning of the month. This ended up being a turn away from the middle ground that BW had occupied, into a more straight forward heel approach. Their first step was to rid themselves of Dragon Kid. The problems there started at DEAD or ALIVE when Kid, as team captain, was pinned by Shingo while BW had a 1-4 advantage. As captain, his loss meant BW lost the match outright. The problems persisted for a short time before he was ousted on 5/15. 

Meanwhile, Mochizuki continued to shore up the ranks of his new unit. Super Shisa & KAGETORA accepted his invitation. Don Fujii refused, instead choosing to stay out of the unit war for the time being to focus on helping the rookie class. Mocchy also got YAMATO & Takagi to fall in line after beating them, which lead to the end of KAMIKAZE. Cyber Kong promised to do the same, if Mocchy could beat him. He did, and Kong joined. It lasted about a half an hour, as he defected to BW right after the Kid banishment.

Takuya Tomakomai also refused an invitation from Mocchy. He said he wasn't ready, and had something else in mind. That ended up being a shocking transformation from the rookie powerhouse we came to know him as, to a mysterious heel character (and BW member) named Tomahawk T.T. Complete with face paint & t shaped mohawk.

BxB Hulk received a lukewarm reception to his KoG win. Even worse, he wasn't given the next Dream Gate shot, which instead went to KoG break out star Kanda. Hulk quickly left the ring without giving the customary winners speech. He said he was "too tired after wrestling twice", and deferred to Yoshino. He will be teaming with Shingo in a two person tag for the first time since 2008 in Korakuen. Hulk threw a few small barbs at him about his first round loss, but they exchanged a firm handshake in Sambo Hall at the end of the month.

BW made another big move in Sambo Hall. Doi had been making cryptic remarks all week leading up to the show, saying that the next portion of the shift change would be the most shocking. After the main event, Gamma & Doi banished CIMA from the group. However, the tables were quickly turned back on Gamma. Instead, he was the one kicked out. There was no place for his comedy shenanigans in the new BW. Taking his place in the group was the returning Kzy.

CIMA has promised that the hidden gem of the shift change will be unveiled at Korakuen. He also promised fans in Kobe Sambo Hall that when DG returns on the 12th, the shift change will be complete and the real unit war will begin. Until then, his parting words remain "To be continued".

AGGRESSIVE GATE 2011 & CHAMPION GATE
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