Open the Twin Gate Championship

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Open the Twin Gate Championship
Details
Promotion Dragon Gate
Date established October 12, 2007
Current champion(s) Over Generation
(Cima and Dragon Kid)
Date won November 3, 2016

The Open the Twin Gate Championship is a professional wrestling tag team title in Japanese promotion Dragon Gate. Dragon Gate had used the WAR IJ Tag Team Championship since 2006, until 2007 when Naruki Doi & Masato Yoshino introduced the new Twin Gate after winning the Summer Adventure Tag League tournament. They later defeated the IJ champions, Kenichiro Arai & Taku Iwasa, to unify the titles and become the first Twin Gate champions. There have been a total of 25 recognized individual champions and 20 recognized teams, who have had a combined 37 official reigns. YAMATO and Naruki Doi hold the most successful consecutive defenses with 9. They are also the longest reigning champions, with their second reign as a team totaling 267 days.

Title history[edit]

"P" indicates provisional title reigns.
# Wrestler Reigns Date Days held Successful defenses Location Event Notes Ref.
1 Muscle Outlaw'z
(Naruki Doi & Masato Yoshino)
1 October 12, 2007 119 2 Tokyo, Japan The Gate of Victory Defeated Tozawajuku (Kenichiro Arai & Taku Iwasa) to unify the Dragon Gate I-J Heavyweight Tag Team Championship.
2 Tozawajuku
(Kenichiro Arai & Taku Iwasa)
1 February 8, 2008 87 2 Tokyo, Japan Truth Gate [1]
3 Typhoon
(Ryo Saito & Susumu Yokosuka)
1 May 5, 2008 144 3 Nagoya, Japan Dead or Alive [2]
4 World-1
(Naruki Doi (2) & Masato Yoshino (2))
2 September 26, 2008 9 0 Osaka, Japan Storm Gate [3]
5 Real Hazard
(Cyber Kong & Yamato)
1 October 5, 2008 147 4 Fukuoka, Japan The Gate of Victory [4]
6 WARRIORS-5
(Gamma & Susumu Yokosuka (2))
1 March 1, 2009 65 1 Osaka Japan Truth Gate [5]
7 Real Hazard
(Ryo Saito (2) and Genki Horiguchi)
1 May 5, 2009 135 3 Aichi Japan Gate of Anniversary [5]
8 Kamikaze
(Shingo Takagi (1) and Yamato (2))
1 September 17, 2009 101 3 Tokyo, Japan Storm Gate. [5]
9 Warriors-5
Cima and Gamma (2)
1 December 27, 2009 0 0 Tokyo, Japan Final Gate 2009. [5]
- Vacated - December 27, 2009 - Tokyo, Japan Cima & Gamma returned the titles immediately and declared themselves provisional champions
10 Warriors-5
Cima (2) and Gamma (3)
2 February 10, 2010 40 0 Tokyo, Japan Truth Gate Defeated World-1 (Naruki Doi and Masato Yoshino) to win the vacant titles [5]
11 KAMIKAZE
Cyber Kong (2) and Shingo Takagi (2)
1 March 22, 2010 52 1 Tokyo, Japan Compilation Gate. [5]
12 K-neSuka
K-ness and Susumu Yokosuka (3)
1 May 13, 2010 194 4 Tokyo, Japan Aggressive Gate. [5]
13 Gamma (4) and Naruki Doi (3) 1 November 23, 2010 48 1 Osaka, Japan Gate of Destiny. [5][6]
14 Masaaki Mochizuki and Don Fujii 1 January 10, 2011 27 0 Nagoya, Japan Primal Gate [5]
15 Blood Warriors
Genki Horiguchi (2) and Ryo Saito (3)
2 February 6, 2011 133 2 Fukuoka, Japan Truth Gate. [5]
16 Junction Three
Dragon Kid and PAC
1 June 19, 2011 28 0 Fukuoka, Japan Champion Gate [5]
17 Blood Warriors
Cima (3) and Ricochet
1 July 17, 2011 136 3 Kobe, Japan Kobe Puroresu Festival 2011 [5]
- Vacated - November 30, 2011 - - Tokyo, Japan Cima & Ricochet vacated the title so Ricochet could focus on his Open the Brave Gate Championship and Cima could focus on going for the Open the Dream Gate Championship
18 Blood Warriors/Mad Blankey
Akira Tozawa and BxB Hulk
1 December 1, 2011 94 2 Tokyo, Japan Fantastic Gate Defeated Junction Three (Kagetora and Susumu Yokosuka). [5]
19 Jimmyz
Jimmy Kagetora and Jimmy Susumu (4)
1 March 4, 2012 98 3 Osaka, Japan Champion Gate. [5]
20 Mad Blankey
BxB Hulk (2) and "Naoki Tanisaki"
1 June 10, 2012 7 0 Sapporo, Japan Gate of Maximum. [5]
21 Jimmyz
Jimmy KAGETORA (2) and Jimmy Susumu (5)
2 June 17, 2012 35 0 Fukuoka, Japan Champion Gate in Hakata It was a 3-Way elimination tag match which also included K-Ness and Kenichiro Arai of MadoGiwa Windows.
22 -akatsuki-
Shingo Takagi (3) and Yamato (3)
2 July 22, 2012 63 1 Kobe, Japan Kobe Puroresu Festival 2012
23 Kaettekita Veteran-gun
Masaaki Mochizuki(2) and Don Fujii(2)
2 September 23, 2012 160 6 Tokyo, Japan Dangerous Gate
24 Mad Blankey
BxB Hulk (3) and Uhaa Nation
1 March 2, 2013 64 1 Osaka, Japan Champion Gate
25 -akatsuki-
Shingo Takagi (4) and Yamato (4)
3 May 5, 2013 41 1 Aichi, Japan Dead or Alive 2013
26 Mad Blankey
Akira Tozawa (2) and BxB Hulk (4)
2 June 15, 2013 36 0 Fukuoka, Japan Champion Gate in Hakata
27 World-1 International
Naruki Doi (4) and Ricochet (2)
1 July 21, 2013 40 0 Kobe, Japan Kobe Puroresu Festival 2013
28 Oretachi Veteran-gun
Dragon Kid (2) and K-ness (2)
1 August 30, 2013 8 0 Kobe, Japan The Gate of Generation 2013 Day 13
- Vacated - September 7, 2013 - - Osaka, Japan The title was vacated after Dragon Kid suffered a knee injury.
- Millennials
Eita and T-Hawk
P
September 28, 2013 36 0 Kobe, Japan Summer Adventure Tag League 2013 Defeated Mad Blankey (BxB Hulk and Yamato) in the finals of the 2013 Summer Adventure Tag League to become provisional champions.[5]
29 Millennials
Eita and T-Hawk (2)
1 November 3, 2013 35 0 Osaka, Japan The Gate of Destiny 2013 Defeated Oretachi Veteran-gun (Dragon Kid and K-ness) to become the official champions.[5]
30 Mad Blankey
(Yamato (5) and Naruki Doi (5))
1 December 8, 2013 14 0 Hokkaido, Japan Fantastic Gate
31 Monster Express
(Akira Tozawa (3) and Shingo Takagi (5))
1 December 22, 2013 210 5 Fukuoka, Japan The Final Gate 2013
32 Millennials
Eita (2) and T-Hawk (3)
2 July 20, 2014 105 2 Kobe, Japan Kobe Puroresu Festival 2014
33 Osaka06
Cima (4) and Gamma (5)
3 November 2, 2014 31 0 Osaka, Japan The Gate of Destiny 2014
34 Millennials
Eita (3) and T-Hawk (4)
3 December 3, 2014 25 0 Tokyo, Japan Fantastic Gate
35 Mad Blankey
Cyber Kong (3) and Yamato (6)
2 December 28, 2014 63 0 Fukuoka, Japan The Final Gate 2014
36 Monster Express
Masato Yoshino (3) and Shachihoko Boy
1 March 1, 2015 104 2 Osaka, Japan Champion Gate 2015 in Osaka
37 Mad Blankey/VerserK
(Yamato (7) and Naruki Doi (6))
2 June 13, 2015 267 9 Fukuoka, Japan Champion Gate 2015 in Hakata Mad Blankey disbanded and their reign continued under the VerserK unit.
38 Monster Express
(T-Hawk (5) and Big R Shimizu (1))
1 March 6, 2016 105 1 Osaka, Japan Champion Gate 2016 in Osaka
39 Jimmyz
(Jimmy Kagetora (3) and Jimmy Susumu (6))
3 June 19, 2016 137 4 Kyoto, Japan The Gate of Maximum
40 Over Generation
(Cima (5) and Dragon Kid (3))
1 November 3, 2016 207+ 5 Osaka, Japan The Gate of Destiny 2016

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dragon Gate Truth Gate tour results" (in German). PuroLove.com. Retrieved 2008-10-05. 
  2. ^ "Dragon Gate results, 2008" (in German). PuroLove.com. Retrieved 2008-10-05. 
  3. ^ "Dragon Gate Storm Gate tour results" (in German). PuroLove.com. Retrieved 2008-10-05. 
  4. ^ "Dragon Gate The Gate of Victory 2008 tour results" (in German). PuroLove.com. Retrieved 2008-10-05. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q "Open the TwinGate official title history" (in Japanese). Dragon Gate Official Site. Retrieved 2011-11-23. 
  6. ^ Boutwell, Josh (2010-11-26). "Viva La Raza! Lucha Weekly". WrestleView. Retrieved 2010-11-26. 

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