DGUSA Freedom Fight

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Freedom Fight / Open The Freedom Gate is a series of professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) events produced by Dragon Gate USA.

Background[edit]

Freedom Fight will feature an undetermined number of professional wrestling matches that will involve different wrestlers from pre-existing scripted feuds and storylines. Wrestlers will be portrayed as either villains or heroes in the scripted events that build tension and culminate into a wrestling match or series of matches.

The main emphasis on this show is to inaugurate the company's title, the Open the Freedom Gate Championship. There will be a 14-man tournament featuring four qualifying matches before leading to a final, which will be contested as a four-way elimination match between the winners. The first qualifier announced was a three-way match between Mike Quackenbush, Super Crazy, and Cima in a match billed as a "salute" to the trainer of all three men, Jorge Rivera. It was later announced Rivera was added to the match, making it a four-way.[1] Proceeding this was the announcement of two singles matches being entitled, "Next Level" and "Redemption". The former will be pitting Davey Richards against one-half of the Open the Twin Gate Champions Yamato.[2] The other singles match was announced on November 3 to be Brian Kendrick versus BxB Hulk.[3] There was also a six-way match announced with the first two competitors for the match being named as Nick and Matt Jackson. The final four participants were announced on November 3, giving the match a theme, "Generation New", as it highlights younger wrestlers. The names announced were: Jigsaw, Johnny Gargano, Lince Dorado, and Gran Akuma.[1][3][4][5]

Following their previous two encounters at Enter the Dragon and Untouchable, Dragon Kid and Masato Yoshino have developed a rivalry to determine who is the better competitor. With Dragon Kid winning both times, a frustrated Yoshino confronted his rival at the latter show, which also drew Yoshino's tag team partner Naruki Doi (the two together are known as Speed Muscle) into the conflict, as well as Shingo Takagi coming to the aid of Dragon Kid. This prompted the company to sign a tag team match featuring both parties at this show.[6]

Results[edit]

2010[edit]

Freedom Fight 2010
Information
Promotion Dragon Gate USA
Date November 28, 2009[7]
(aired January 22, 2010[8])
Venue The Arena
City Philadelphia
Pay-per-view chronology
Untouchable Freedom Fight 2010 Fearless
Freedom Fight chronology
Freedom Fight 2010 Freedom Fight 2011
# Matches[7] Stipulations
Dark Kyle O'Reilly defeated Adam Cole Singles match
Dark Jon Moxley defeated B-Boy Singles match
1 Gran Akuma defeated Matt Jackson, Nick Jackson, Hallowicked, Johnny Gargano and Lince Dorado Six-way qualifying match in the Open the Freedom Gate Championship tournament
2 BxB Hulk defeated Brian Kendrick Singles qualifying match in the Open the Freedom Gate Championship tournament
3 CIMA defeated Mike Quackenbush, Super Crazy, and Jorge Rivera Four-way qualifying match in the Open the Freedom Gate Championship tournament
4 YAMATO defeated Davey Richards Singles qualifying match in the Open the Freedom Gate Championship tournament
5 Jigsaw defeated Eddie Kingston Singles match
6 Speed Muscle (Masato Yoshino and Naruki Doi) defeated Shingo and Dragon Kid Tag team match
7 BxB Hulk defeated Gran Akuma, CIMA and YAMATO Elimination match tournament final for the Open the Freedom Gate Championship

2011[edit]

Freedom Fight 2011
Information
Promotion Dragon Gate USA
Date October 30, 2010
(aired January 7, 2011)
Attendance 792
Venue Rahway Rec Center
City Rahway
Pay-per-view chronology
Bushido: Code of the Warrior Freedom Fight 2011 United: NYC
Freedom Fight chronology
Freedom Fight 2010 Freedom Fight 2011
# Matches Stipulations
Dark [Rip Impact] defeated [Derek Ryze] Singles match
Dark Sami Callihan defeated Caleb Konley, Cheech, Amasis, Ophidian, and Silas Young Gauntlet match
1 Jimmy Jacobs defeated Arik Cannon Singles match
2 Brodie Lee defeated Akebono Singles match
3 BxB Hulk & Homicide defeated Akira Tozawa & Jon Moxley Tag team match
4 CIMA defeated SHINGO Singles match
5 Sami Callihan defeated James Small Singles match
6 Chuck Taylor & Johnny Gargano & Rich Swann defeated Genki Horiguchi & Austin Aries & Ricochet Six Man Tag team match
7 Masato Yoshino defeated YAMATO Singles match

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Live Events: Open the Freedom Gate". Dragon Gate USA. Retrieved 2009-10-30. 
  2. ^ "October 20 News Alerts". Dragon Gate USA. 2009-10-20. Retrieved 2009-11-03. 
  3. ^ a b "November 3 News Alerts". Dragon Gate USA. 2009-10-23. Retrieved 2009-11-04. 
  4. ^ "October 12 News Alerts". Dragon Gate USA. 2009-10-12. Retrieved 2009-10-30. 
  5. ^ "October 23 News Alerts". Dragon Gate USA. 2009-10-23. Retrieved 2009-10-30. 
  6. ^ "Dragon Kid - Masato Yoshino altercation". Dragon Gate USA. YouTube. 2009-10-05. Retrieved 2009-10-30. 
  7. ^ a b "Live Events". Dragon Gate USA. Retrieved 2009-10-06. 
  8. ^ "Dragon Gate USA: Freedom Fight". In Demand.com. Retrieved 8 December 2009. 

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