Open the Triangle Gate Championship

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Open the Triangle Gate
Details
Promotion Dragon Gate
Date established November 7, 2004
Current champion(s) Naruki Doi, Big R Shimizu & Ben-K
Date won March 20, 2017

The Open the Triangle Gate Championship is a professional wrestling trios title in Japanese promotion Dragon Gate. It was created on November 7, 2004 when The Italian Connection faction of Milano Collection A.T., Anthony W. Mori and Yossino defeated Aagan Iisou's Shuji Kondo, Takuya Sugawara and "brother" Yasshi in a tournament final.[1] Each title belt's face has three emblems on it, shaped in a triangle, that represent Power, Technique & Mind.[2] Not including provisional reigns, there have been a total of 40 recognized individual champions and 44 recognized trios, who have had a combined 54 official reigns.

Title history[edit]

"P" indicates provisional title reigns.
# Wrestlers
(Individual reigns)
Reigns Successful defenses Date Days held Location Event Notes
1 Italian Connection
Milano Collection AT (1), Anthony W. Mori (1) & YOSSINO (1)
1
2
November 7, 2004 108 Sapporo, Japan Rey de Parejas tour Defeated Aagan Iisou (Shuji Kondo, Takuya Sugawara & "brother" YASSHI) in a tournament final.[3]
- Blood Generation
CIMA (0), Naruki Doi (0) & Shingo Takagi (0)
P
-
February 23, 2005 11 Tokyo, Japan Defeated Final M2K (Kenichiro Arai, Masaaki Mochizuki & Susumu Yokosuka) to become provisional champions due to Milano getting injured. This match was originally against Mochizuki, Yokosuka and K-ness, but K-ness was quickly replaced due to injury.[3]
2 Do FIXER
Dragon Kid (1), Genki Horiguchi (1) & Ryo Saito (1)
1
1
March 6, 2005 119 Sapporo, Japan The Brave Gate Tour This was a two out of three falls match to decide the official champions, which Do FIXER won 2-1.[3]
3 Blood Generation
CIMA (1), Naruki Doi (1) & Don Fujii (1)
1
1
July 3, 2005 6 Kobe, Japan Pro Wrestling Festival 2005 [3]
4 Do FIXER
Dragon Kid (2), Genki Horiguchi (2) & Ryo Saito (2)
2
1
July 9, 2005 3 Morodomi, Japan Rainbow Gate tour. [3]
5 Blood Generation
CIMA (2), Magnitude Kishiwada (1) & Masato Yoshino (2)
1
3
July 12, 2005 319 Tokyo, Japan Rainbow Gate tour This was originally a two out of three falls match on the , which Do FIXER won 2-1, winning both falls by disqualification; it was restarted as an elimination match, which Blood Generation won.[3]
- Vacated
-
-
May 27, 2006
-
Osaka, Japan
-
Before this match, Yoshino and Kishiwada defected to Muscle Outlaw'z. Vacated due to CIMA, Yoshino and Kishiwada losing a title defense to the Muscle Outlaw'z Naruki Doi, Gamma & Naoki Tanizaki by disqualification on the Aggressive Gate tour.[3]
6 BxB Hulk (1), CIMA (3) & Jack Evans (1)
1
0
August 20, 2006 41 Sapporo, Japan The Gate of Adventure tour. Defeated Do FIXER (Dragon Kid, Genki Horiguchi & Ryo Saito) in a tournament final.[3]
7 Do FIXER
Dragon Kid (3), Genki Horiguchi (3) & Ryo Saito (3)
3
0
September 30, 2006 50 Osaka, Japan Storm Gate tour. [3]
8 Muscle Outlaw'z
Naruki Doi (2), Gamma (1) & Masato Yoshino (3)
1
0
November 19, 2006 34 Fukuoka, Japan Crown Gate tour Defeated Final M2K (K-ness, Yamato Onodera & Susumu Yokosuka) to become provisional champions when the titles were vacated by Do FIXER due to Dragon Kid suffering from appendicitis. The provisional reign was declared to be official on December 23, 2006 when a scheduled decision match against Do Fixer falls through due to Dragon's sustained illness.[1][3]
9 Pos.HEARTS
BxB Hulk (2), Anthony W. Mori (2) & Super Shisa (1)
1
0
December 26, 2006 26 Kobe, Japan Live Gate. [3]
10 Muscle Outlaw'z
Naruki Doi (3), Gamma (2) & Masato Yoshino (4)
2
3
January 21, 2007 63 Kobe, Japan Primal Gate tour. [3]
11 Typhoon
CIMA (4), Ryo Saito (4) & Susumu Yokosuka (1)
1
1
March 25, 2007 15 Tsu, Japan Memorial Gate. [3]
12 Muscle Outlaw'z
Naruki Doi (4), Gamma (3) & Magnitude Kishiwada (2)
1
0
April 9, 2007 6 Kobe, Japan Live Gate. [3]
13 Typhoon
CIMA (5), Ryo Saito (5) & Susumu Yokosuka (2)
2
0
April 15, 2007 25 Yokkaichi, Japan Glorious Gate tour. [3]
14 New Hazard
BxB Hulk (3), Cyber Kong (1) & Shingo Takagi (1)
1
1
May 10, 2007 64 Tokyo, Japan Aggressive Gate tour. [3]
- Vacated
-
-
July 13, 2007
-
-
-
Vacated due to Hulk suffering a jaw injury.[1]
15 Muscle Outlaw'z
Naruki Doi (5), Magnitude Kishiwada (3) & Masato Yoshino (5)
1
0
July 22, 2007 49 Kobe, Japan WrestleJAM tour Defeated New Hazard (Cyber Kong, Jack Evans & Shingo Takagi).[4]
16 Mushozoku
Masaaki Mochizuki (1), Don Fujii (2)and K-ness (1)
1
3
September 9, 2007 168 Fukuoka, Japan Storm Gate tour. [5]
17 New Hazard
BxB Hulk (4), Cyber Kong (2) & Shingo Takagi (2)
2
1
February 24, 2008 80 Fukui, Japan Truth Gate tour. [3]
- Vacated
-
-
May 14, 2008
-
Tokyo, Japan
-
Vacated after a title defense against Gamma, Genki Horiguchi & Yamato on the Aggressive Gate tour ended in a no contest when Takagi and Kong betrayed Hulk to form Real Hazard. An immediate decision match was made.[3]
18 Real Hazard
Gamma (4), Shingo Takagi (3) & Yamato (1)
1
1
May 14, 2008 45 Tokyo, Japan Aggressive Gate tour Defeated BxB Hulk, Naruki Doi & Masato Yoshino.[3]
20 Real Hazard
Gamma (5), Yasushi Kanda (1) & Yamato (2)
1
2
July 12, 2008 78 Akashi, Japan Rainbow Gate tour. [3]
21 Zetsurins
Masaaki Mochizuki (2),Don Fujii (3) and Magnitude Kishiwada (4)
1
3
September 28, 2008 140 Fukui, Japan Memorial Gate. [3]
22 KAMIKAZE
Dragon Kid (4), Shingo Takagi (4) and Taku Iwasa (2)
1
2
February 15, 2009 59 Fukuoka, Japan Truth Gate tour. [3]
23 WARRIORS-5
CIMA (6), Gamma (6) & KAGETORA
1
1
April 15, 2009 53 Tokyo, Japan Gate of Passion tour. [3]
23 WORLD-1
Masato Yoshino (6), BxB Hulk (5) & Pac (1)
1
2
June 7, 2009 129 Nagoya, Japan Gate of Maximum tour. [3]
25 Zetsurins
Masaaki Mochizuki (3) , Don Fujii (4) and Akebono (1)
1
3
October 14, 2009 203 Tokyo, Japan Gate of Victory tour. [3]
26 Deep Drunkers
Takuya Sugawara (1), Yasushi Kanda (2) and Kzy (1)
1
0
May 5, 2010 8 Nagoya, Japan Dead or Alive 2010. [3]
27 WARRIORS
Cima (7), Gamma (7) & Genki Horiguchi (4)
1
1
May 13, 2010 38 Tokyo, Japan Aggressive Gate tour. [3]
28 World-1
Naruki Doi (6), Naoki Tanizaki (1) & Pac (2)
1
0
June 20, 2010 4 Fukuoka, Japan Gate of Maximum tour. [3]
29 Warriors
Cima (8), Gamma (8) & Genki Horiguchi (5)
2
3
June 24, 2010 123 Osaka, Japan Gate of Maximum tour. [3]
30 Naoki Tanizaki (2), Takuya Sugawara (2) & Yasushi Kanda (3)
1
1
October 25, 2010 62 Miyazaki, Japan Gate of Victory tour. [3][6]
31 Blood Warriors
Cima (9), Dragon Kid (5) and Ricochet (1)
1
5
December 26, 2010 140 Fukuoka, Japan Final Gate 2010. [3][7]
- Vacated
-
-
May 15, 2011
-
Sapporo, Japan
-
Vacated due to Blood Warriors ejecting Dragon Kid from the group.[3]
32 Junction Three
Masato Yoshino (7), Yamato (3) and Gamma (9)
1
2
June 18, 2011 76 Fukuoka, Japan Champion Gate tour Defeated Blood Warriors (Cima, Naruki Doi and BxB Hulk) to win the vacant title.[3]
33 Blood Warriors
Kzy (2), Naoki Tanizaki (3) and Naruki Doi (7)
1
3
September 2, 2011 139 Kobe, Japan Storm Gate tour. [3]
- Vacated
-
-
January 19, 2012
-
Tokyo, Japan
-
Vacated due to Kzy, Doi and Tomahawk T.T., replacing an injured Tanizaki, being disqualified in a title match against K-ness, Kenichiro Arai and Taku Iwasa.[3]
34 Jimmys
Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!! (6), Jimmy Kanda (4) and Ryo "Jimmy" Saito (6)
1
1
March 3, 2012 64 Osaka, Japan Champion Gate tour. [3]
35 World-1 International
Masato Yoshino (8), Naruki Doi (8) and Pac (3)
1
5
May 6, 2012 77 Nagoya, Japan Dead or Alive 2012. [3]
- Vacated
-
-
July 22, 2012
-
Kobe, Japan
-
Title vacated when Pac leaves Dragon Gate for WWE.[3]
36 Mad Blankey
Akira Tozawa, BxB Hulk (6) and Naoki Tanisaki
1
2
August 19, 2012 63 Fukuoka, Japan Defeated Cima, Gamma and Magnitude Kishiwada in the finals of the 2012 Summer Adventure Tag League to win the vacant title. Naoki Tanisaki not to be confused with Naoki Tanizaki.[3]
37 Kaettekita Veteran-gun
Gamma (10), HUB and Magnitude Kishiwada (5)
1
1
October 21, 2012 27 Osaka, Japan The Gate of Destiny 2012. [3]
38 World-1 International
Masato Yoshino (9), Naruki Doi (9) and Shachihoko BOY
1
0
November 17, 2012 6 Osaka, Japan Crown Gate 2012 Won the title in a three-way match, which also included the Jimmyz (Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!, Mr. Kyu Kyu Toyonaka Dolphin and Ryo "Jimmy" Saito.[3]
39 Jimmyz
Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!! (7), Mr. Kyu Kyu Toyonaka Dolphin/Naoki Tanizaki (4) and Ryo "Jimmy" Saito (7)
1
4
November 23, 2012 100 Saga, Japan Crown Gate 2012 tour. Dolphin won the right to change his name back to Naoki Tanizaki during the reign on January 27, 2013.
40 World-1 International
Naruki Doi (10), Rich Swann and Shachihoko Boy (2)
1
1
March 3, 2013 94 Osaka, Japan Champion Gate 2013 tour.
41 M2K
Masaaki Mochizuki (4), Jimmy Susumu (3) and K-Ness (2)
1
0
June 5, 2013 11 Tokyo, Japan Gate of Maximum tour.
42 Jimmyz
Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!! (8), Jimmy Kanda (5) and Ryo "Jimmy" Saito (8)
2
1
June 16, 2013 64 Fukuoka, Japan Champion Gate tour.
43 Oretachi Veteran-gun
Dragon Kid (6), K-Ness (3) and Masaaki Mochizuki (5)
1
0
August 19, 2013 19 Miyazaki, Japan Gate of Generation tour.
- Vacated
-
-
September 7, 2013
-
Osaka, Japan
-
Title vacated after Dragon Kid suffered a knee injury.
44 Mad Blankey
BxB Hulk (7), Cyber Kong (3) and Yamato (4)
1
1
October 6, 2013 60 Fukuoka, Japan Gate of Victory tour Defeated Monster Express (Akira Tozawa, Masato Yoshino and Shingo Takagi) to win the vacant title.
45 Millennials
Eita, Flamita and T-Hawk (2)
1
0
December 5, 2013 17 Tokyo, Japan Miracle Gate.
46 Jimmyz
(Jimmy Susumu (4), Mr. Kyu Kyu Naoki Tanizaki Toyonaka Dolphin (5) & Ryo "Jimmy" Saito (9))
1
3
December 22, 2013 55 Tokyo, Japan The Final Gate 2013 Won the title in a three-way elimination match, which also included Oretachi Veteran-gun (Cima, Dragon Kid and Masaaki Mochizuki).
- Vacated
-
-
February 15, 2014
-
Nagoya, Japan
-
Title vacated after Saito was sidelined with a back injury.
47 Jimmyz
(Jimmy Kanda (6), Jimmy Susumu (5) & Mr. Kyu Kyu Naoki Tanizaki Toyonaka Dolphin (6))
1
1
February 20, 2014 24 Kobe, Japan Truth Gate Won the title by defeating Mad Blankey (Cyber Kong, Kzy and Naruki Doi) in a decision match.
48 Millennials
(Eita (2), T-Hawk (3) and U-T)
1
1
March 16, 2014 90 Wakayama, Japan Memorial Gate in Wakayama.
49 Mad Blankey
(Cyber Kong (4), Kzy (3) and Naruki Doi (11))
1
3
June 14, 2014 117 Fukuoka, Japan Champion Gate in Hakata Won the title in a three-way elimination match, also involving Oretachi Veteran-gun (Don Fujii, Dragon Kid and Masaaki Mochizuki).
50 Oretachi Veteran-gun
(Cima (10), Don Fujii (5) and Gamma (11))
1
0
October 9, 2014 10 Tokyo, Japan The Gate of Victory.
51 Jimmyz
(Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!! (9), Jimmy Susumu (6) and Ryo "Jimmy" Saito (10))
1
1
October 19, 2014 70 Yokkaichi, Japan The Gate of Victory.
52 Dia.Hearts
(Big R Shimizu, Dragon Kid (7) and Masaaki Mochizuki (6))
1
3
December 28, 2014 91 Fukuoka, Japan The Final Gate 2014
53 Jimmyz
(Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!! (10), Jimmy Kagetora (2) and Jimmy Susumu (7))
1
2
March 29, 2015 74 Saga, Japan Glorious Gate 2015
- Vacated
-
-
June 14, 2014
-
Fukuoka, Japan
-
Title vacated after Kagetora was sidelined with an injury.
54 Cima (11), Don Fujii (6) and Gamma (12)
2
2
June 14, 2015 135 Fukuoka, Japan Champion Gate in Hakata 2015 Defeated Jimmyz (Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!, Jimmy Susumu and Ryo "Jimmy" Saito) to win the vacant title.
- Vacated
-
-
November 1, 2015
-
Osaka, Japan
-
CIMA, Don Fujii, and Gamma voluntarily vacated the titles.
55 Monster Express
Akira Tozawa (2), Masato Yoshino (10) and T-Hawk (4)
1
5
December 6, 2015 273 Hokkaido, Japan
Fantastic Gate 2015
Defeated Naruki Doi, Shingo Takagi and Yamato in a decision match for the vacant titles.
56 Jimmyz
Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!! (11), Ryo "Jimmy" Saito (11) and Jimmy Kanda (7)
3
1
September 4, 2016 107 Okanawa, Japan
Summer Adventure Tag League
- Vacated
-
-
December 20, 2016
-
Tokyo, Japan
-
Titles vacated after Horiguchi suffered a rib injury
57 Jimmyz
Jimmy Susumu (8), Ryo "Jimmy" Saito (12) and Jimmy Kanda (8)
1
0
December 25, 2016 92 Fukuoka, Japan
The Final Gate 2016
Defeated teams of Masato Yoshino, Kotoka, Ben-K and Cyber Kong, Mondai Ryu, El Lindaman in decision match to win vacant titles
58 VerserK
(T-Hawk, (5) Shingo Takagi (5) and Cyber Kong) (5)
1
0
March 4, 2017 23 Osaka, Japan
Champion Gate 2017
- Vacated
-
-
March 19, 2017
-
Nagoya, Japan
-
Titles vacated after Cyber Kong suffered a shoulder injury
59 Naruki Doi, (12) Big R Shimizu, (2) and Ben-K
1
0
March 20, 2017 7+ Wakayama, Japan
Memorial Gate 2017

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Open the Triangle Gate title history". Wrestling-Titles.com. Retrieved 2007-07-17. 
  2. ^ "Dragon Gate USA's Title Situation". Dragon Gate USA Pro Wrestling. Retrieved 2011-05-20. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao "Open the Triangle Gate official title history" (in Japanese). Dragon Gate Official Site. Retrieved 2007-07-17. 
  4. ^ "DGUSA main page". Retrieved 2007-07-22. 
  5. ^ "Dragon Gate Storm Gate tour results, September 9, 2007" (in Japanese). SportsNavi. Retrieved 2007-09-09. 
  6. ^ Boutwell, Josh (2010-10-29). "Viva La Raza! Lucha Weekly". WrestleView. Retrieved 2010-10-31. 
  7. ^ Boutwell, Josh (2010-12-31). "Viva La Raza! Lucha Weekly". WrestleView. Retrieved 2011-01-01. 

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