Open the Brave Gate Championship

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Open the Brave Gate
Details
Current champion(s) Kzy
Date won January 12, 2015
Date established March 13, 2005
Promotion Dragon Gate

The Open the Brave Gate Championship is a professional wrestling title in Japanese promotion Dragon Gate; it has a weight limit of 83 kg (183 lb), though it has been defended against heavier wrestlers in the past. It can be considered the secondary singles title in Dragon Gate and is more of a light heavyweight championship.[1] It was created on March 13, 2005 when Naruki Doi defeated YOSSINO in a tournament final.[2] The faceplate logo on the belt is divided into eight pieces, each piece representing the eight wrestlers who fought in the tournament to determine the inaugural champion. During Gamma's reign, he threw away all eight pieces of the faceplate and replaced it with his own plate, renaming it Open the Gamma Gate, dictating and often changing the rules of his title defenses. This ended when Masato Yoshino, wrestling as the masked Dr. Muscle, defeated Gamma and restored it to the Brave Gate title, vacating it soon afterwards. There have been a total of 17 recognized champions who have had a combined 26 official reigns.

Title history[edit]

# Wrestler Times Date Days Location Event Successful defenses Notes
1 Naruki Doi
1
March 13, 2005 245 Nagoya, Japan The Brave Gate Tour
5
Defeated YOSSINO in a tournament final[3]
2 Dragon Kid
1
November 13, 2005 84 Nagoya, Japan Crown Gate tour
1
[3]
- Vacated
-
-
February 5, 2006 Fukuoka, Japan Vacated due to a title defense against Masato Yoshino ending in a no contest after outside interference from both men's factions.[3]
3 Masato Yoshino
1
March 19, 2006 330 Kawagoe, Japan
4
Defeated Dragon Kid and Naoki Tanisaki in a three-way elimination tournament final.[3]
4 Matt Sydal
1
February 12, 2007 41 Kobe, Japan Live Gate
1
[3]
5 Genki Horiguchi
1
March 25, 2007 98 Tsu, Japan Memorial Gate tour.
2
[3]
6 Yasushi Kanda
1
July 1, 2007 83 Kobe, Japan Kobe Puroresu Festival 2007.
2
[4]
7 Masato Yoshino
2
September 22, 2007 205 Tokyo, Japan Storm Gate tour.
6
[3]
8 Anthony W. Mori
1
April 13, 2008 0 Nagoya, Japan Gate of Passion tour.
0
- Vacated
-
-
April 13, 2008 Nagoya, Japan Vacated voluntarily by Mori due to Yasushi Kanda interfering in his title win.
9 Gamma
1
April 27, 2008 63 Fukuoka, Japan Gate of Passion tour
0
Defeated Anthony W. Mori in a tournament final. The title was renamed "Open the Gamma Gate" during his reign. Gamma successfully defended his Open the Gamma Gate six times but none of the defenses were not counted as part of the official Brave Gate lineage.
10 Dr. Muscle
3
June 29, 2008 0 Osaka, Japan The Gate of Maximum tour
0
Renamed back to "Open the Brave Gate". This was Masato Yoshino disguised as Dr. Muscle but the reign is recognized as a Dr. Muscle reign.
- Vacated
-
-
June 29, 2008 Osaka, Japan Vacated the title
11 Genki Horiguchi
2
July 27, 2008 77 Kobe, Japan Kobe Puroresu Festival 2008.
2
Defeated m.c.KZ to win the title
12 Masato Yoshino
4
October 12, 2008 161 Nagoya, Japan The Gate of Victory tour.
2
13 CIMA
1
March 22, 2009 119 Tokyo, Japan "The Gate of Anniversary" tour.
3
14 Naruki Doi
2
July 19, 2009 9 Tokyo, Japan Kobe Puroresu Festival 2009
0
This was also for the Open The Dream Gate Championship.
- Vacated
-
-
July 28, 2009 N/A Vacated the title due to Doi also holding the Open the Dream Gate Championship.
15 Naoki Tanizaki
1
August 30, 2009 134 Fukuoka, Japan Summer Adventure Tag League III tour.
6
Beat KAGETORA in a tournament final for the vacant title
16 K-ness.
1
January 11, 2010 47 Nagoya, Japan Primal Gate tour.
1
[3]
17 Super Shisa
1
February 27, 2010 50 Nagoya, Japan Truth Gate tour.
1
[3]
18 Tigers Mask
1
April 18, 2010 118 Osaka, Japan Gate of Passion tour.
3
[3][5]
19 Masato Yoshino
5
August 14, 2010 0 Kobe, Japan Summer Adventure Tag League IV tour.
0
[3][6]
- Vacated
-
-
August 14, 2010 Kobe, Japan Vacated due to Yoshino also holding the Open the Dream Gate Championship[6]
20 PAC
1
August 29, 2010 447 Fukuoka, Japan
11
Defeated Susumu Yokosuka in a tournament final to win the vacant title.[7]
21 Ricochet
1
November 19, 2011 169 Osaka, Japan Crown Gate tour.
3
[3]
22 Dragon Kid
2
May 6, 2012 364 Aichi, Japan Dead or Alive 2012.
9
[3]
23 Masato Yoshino
6
May 5, 2013 117 Aichi, Japan Dead or Alive 2013.
4
[3]
- Vacated
-
-
August 30, 2013 Kobe, Japan Yoshino vacated the title, feeling it belonged to the younger generation.
24 Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!
3
September 29, 2013 168 Kobe, Japan Summer Adventure Tag League 2013
4
Defeated Kzy in the finals of a tournament.[3]
25 Flamita
1
March 16, 2014 290 Wakayama, Japan Memorial Gate 2014 in Wakayama.
9
[1]
- Vacated
-
December 31, 2014
-
-
-
-
Title declared vacant three days after Flamita left the belt in the ring in protest, following his ninth defense ending in a disqualification.[8]
26 Kzy
1
January 12, 2015 20+ Kobe, Japan Open the New Year Gate 2015.
0
Kzy, as the masked Dr. Muscle, defeated Eita in the finals of a tournament. Unmasked on January 16, 2015.

Notes[edit]

1.^ – On May 20, 2014, Flamita successfully defended the title against Drastik Boy, Kaleth and Shane Strickland at a Desastre Total Ultraviolento (DTU) event in Pachuca, Mexico. Although Dragon Gate has not recognized the defense, it is included here.[9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dragon Gate USA's Title Situation". Dragon Gate USA Pro Wrestling. Retrieved 2011-05-20. 
  2. ^ "Open the Brave Gate title history". Wrestling-Titles.com. Retrieved 2007-07-17. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o "Open the Brave Gate official title history" (in Japanese). Dragon Gate Official Site. Retrieved 2007-07-17. 
  4. ^ "Dragon Gate results, 2007" (in German). PuroLove.com. Retrieved 2007-07-17. 
  5. ^ Boutwell, Josh (2010-04-23). "Viva La Raza! Lucha Weekly". WrestleView. Retrieved 2010-04-24. Open the Brave Gate Title: Tigers Mask def. Super Shisa (c) to win the title [...] Osaka Pro's Tigers Mask shockingly upsets Super Shisa for the Brave Gate Title 
  6. ^ a b Boutwell, Josh (2010-08-20). "Viva La Raza! Lucha Weekly". WrestleView. Retrieved 2010-08-22. Open the Brave Gate Title: Masato Yoshino def. Tigers Mask (c) to win the title! [...] Yoshino will now vacate the (Brave Gate) title 
  7. ^ Boutwell, Josh (2010-08-30). "Viva La Raza! Lucha Weekly". WrestleView. Retrieved 2010-08-30. 
  8. ^ "オープン・ザ・ブレイブゲート王座決定トーナメント開催! 1月シリーズ前半戦 京都2連戦~神戸大会 対戦カード情報". Dragon Gate (in Japanese). 2014-12-31. Retrieved 2015-01-02. 
  9. ^ Boutwell, Josh (2014-05-31). "Viva la Raza! Lucha Weekly for 5/31/14". Wrestleview. Retrieved 2014-09-09. 

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