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    Posted: 08/November/2007 at 11:40

Quote from Dez: former WWE star Kenzo Suzuki made his Dragon Gate debut yesterday, according to dgusa.puroresufan.com. He alligned himself with Muscle Outlaw'z. The move has been met with a mixed reaction from most Dragon Gate fans, but mostly negative from American fans who last remember him from his days teaming with Rene Dupree.

I'm sure Phylth will appreciate a thread on Dragon Gate, as i'd have thought he would have already done one Tongue I'm not sure that Kenzo Suzuki is who they need in the company. He's a pretty average wrestler and didn't do anything in North America. All he brings to Dragon Gate from where i'm looking is being a home talent. I had a look at the Wikipedia page for the company here..........
 
 
When I got to the roster page here...........
 
 
I noticed the group he's been put in was the first on the list and so I assume the biggest group in the company.............
 
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i'd of done one but between following, ROH/1PW/Noah & alot more british wrestling, i dont really get more chance catch up with Dragon Gate. i have seen some of the blood generation & muscle outlawz on ROH shows & they are amazing i have to admit! some of the moves they can come out with are truely amazing and you see wrestling in true 3D (if that makes sense?) they will use every inch of the ring, run quicker than you can imagine & pull out huge high flying chain wrestling.
 
have a look on youtube or daily motion for some clips of Dragon Gate matches
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Taken from Thesun.co.uk

DURING the last few years here at SunSport we've made it our job to keep you informed of all the big wrestling events coming to the UK - whether from America, Mexico or Japan.

And now we have news of another major international show set to hit these shores.

After successfully bringing Pro-Wrestling Noah over last year Mark Sloan is at it again as on November 1 he will be bringing Japanese promotion Dragon Gate to Oxford.

For those of you haven't heard of Dragon Gate they are a Japanese based promotion, but with a more high-flying Mexican style.

They have built up a cult-like following around the world thanks to the Internet and tape traders.

Mark - who has also previously promoted the Frontier Wrestling Alliance - told us: "We were approached just after the Huge Pro Wrestling Noah events about bringing Dragon Gate to these shores.

"With the enthusiasm the Dragon Gate officials had for the event it really was a no brainer.

"The Dragon Gate style is something you are unlikely to see matched in the UK.

"They have their own stars which aside from two guys have yet to make any appearance in the UK."

Now for a little background info on Dragon Gate.

UK DEBUT ... shows poster

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The company was originally formed out of the ashes of a promotion called Toryumon Japan.

Most of the Toryumon performers were trained by Ultimo Dragon, who you will remember if you watched WCW in the late 90s or WWE around 2003.

However he left the promotion in 2004 taking the trademarks of Toryumon with him and the company was forced to come up with a new name.

Dragon Gate started to gain a lot of attention from the Independent scene in and around 2005 as Ring of Honor started bringing in their talent for its shows as headlining acts.

Through the working partnership with Ring of Honor, Dragon Gate got to know the now ex-RoH booker Gabe Sapolsky who has played a role in the expansion in the US and overseas.

For those of you who loved the US wrestling scene in the late 1990s when factions were all the rage with the NWO in WCW and Degeneration-X in WWE then you will love Dragon Gate as the storylines all centre around four major factions those being Kamikaze, Warriors-5, World-1 and Real Hazard.

If you just watch WWE then names such as CIMA - who wrestled in WCW under the name Shima Nobunaga - and Shingo who has held titles in RoH, Pro-Wrestling Noah and Dragon Gate itself may not mean anything to you.

But if you have had the chance to see them perform you will be raving about them to this day.

Add to this the UK involvement in the show with the high flying PAC, who brings the house down wherever he goes, makes this event which takes place at the intimate Regal in Oxford a must see event.

But I'll give the final word to Mark, who says: "Those who has seen Dragon Gate before will know what they are getting is world class - and the Dragon Gate office have insisted that the stars will go all out to make this the most memorable show of 2009.

"Those that haven't will witness some of the most fast paced, high flying charismatic superstars in the world do battle in a breathtaking epic show which is sure to be the event of the year."

For more information on the show and to find out how to get tickets log on to http://www.dragongateuk.com/



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SUSUMU YOKOSUKA will appear at the UK debut of Dragon Gate, The Sun can exclusively reveal.

Veteran Yokosuka, who is one of the Warriors-5 stable, has become one of the most respected competitors in the Japanese promotion, having graduated through the Toryumon dojo.

A founding member of the M2K stable, Yokosuka has long been associated with some of the top teams including Do Fixe and Typhoon.

Dragon Gate members have often turned to Yokosuka whenever they want a powerful warrior for their team.

Yokosuka's offence is some of the most explosive around, and has won him numerous championships, including the major singles, tag and trios titles in Dragon Gate (the Open the Dream, Twin and Triangle Gate titles), the NWA Welterweight championship and the UWA World Trios Championship.

He has also had successful tours of Ring of Honor and PWG.

Yokosuka's services are in demand all across the globe and he has a tremendous reputation for being involved in stand-out matches.

Over the last two years, he has traveled over to Hawaii to wrestle for Action Zone Wrestling and in 2007 received the match of the year accolade for his match with Dragon Kid.

And he will be going all out to show the UK fans what he is all about when he arrives on our shores.

Yokosuka joins CIMA and Kagetora for the Warriors-5 stable that will be making their way to The Regal in Oxford on the November 1 to do battle.

However, Yokosuka may have a little something else on his mind when he touches down in the UK having recently lost the Twin Gate titles to Ryo Saito and Genki Horiguchi, he may be gearing up for some major revenge.

For more information on the show and to find out how to get tickets log on to www.dragongateuk.com

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OXFORD might be famed for it's university, but high-flying academia made way for high-flying wrestling action on Sunday.

From the Far East to the USA, Dragon Gate is gaining a reputation as an innovative and exciting wrestling promotion.

Last night, the promotion wowed fans at The Regal by showcasing some of their best wrestlers in action alongside local talent.

The night started out with a dark match which will not be included when the DVD is released later this year. Stixx — a big man from the UK — took on the little known Lion Kid, clearly taking WWE star Rey Mysterio as a major influence.

The pair looked nervous and inexperienced, but upped their game in front of a clearly excited crowd. The diminutive babyface Lion Kid picked up the win.

It was soon time for the show itself to start, and it kicked it off with an international clash. Brits Jonny Storm and Marty Scurll took on Genki Horiguchi and Ryo Saito, representing Dragon Gate's Real Hazard faction. There was plenty of comic relief in this match, with Horriguchi and his red hair extensions a particular source of laughs. Meanwhile Storm showed the talent that has made him arguably the most consistent guy on the current UK scene. The Japanese duo got the victory in this one.

The UK v Japan theme continued in the next bout, pitting Warriors 5's Kagetora against Oxford's own Mark Haskins. But Haskins was not popular in his hometown. He played the heel — complete with fawning valet — while Kagetora led the crowd in the Warriors 5 salute which would prove very popular all night. The match was fine but felt like the pair were impersonating CM Punk and Masato Tanaka and it didn't really get going. Hawkins, incidentally, had his hand raised.

Before the intermission came a match which was much anticipated. Masato Yoshino — who had a brief stint in TNA during the World X-Cup — took on Dragon Kid, well known in his native Japan as a high-flyer. Things started slowly, but any fears that these two would not live up to expectations were soon dispelled. A well put together contest was won by Dragon Kid, despite the lack of his Dragonrana finisher.

After the break we came back with another all-Japanese singles bout, which featured Shingo and Susumu Yokosuka. This was surely the match of the night, and personally speaking the best match I've seen live a in a very long time. Shingo is bigger than the average Dragon Gate wrestler, and uses his power base extremely well. He was heavily cheered going into the match, but Yokosuka soon endeared himself to the crowd, helping to put on a superb bout with lots of high spots and psychology. A masterpiece. Yokosuka pulled off the win after a string of false finishes, as the two men elicited very loud "Dragon Gate" and "this is awesome" chants.

Finally, we were treated to an international six man tag. The Marty Janetty-trained duo The Young Bucks joined CIMA to take on the World 1 trio BxB Hulk, Pac and Naruki Doi. Bodies flew all over the venue in an amazing display of high-risk action. The match looked incredible — at least through the fingers held in front of my face. Frankly, it was terrifying because the men seemed intent on maiming themselves in the ring. Fortunately, everyone seemed to escape relatively unharmed. Pac was the star of a great closing effort, and it was fitting that he picked up the win for his team and then led the entire roster in a mutual moment of respect between wrestlers and fans.

Chants of 'please come back' rang round The Regal as the event drew to a close. If Dragon Gate does stage another show in the UK, we would recommend checking it out.

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