Open the Brave Gate Championship
|Open the Brave Gate|
Eita with the title belt in November 2016
|Date established||March 13, 2005|
|Current champion(s)||Dragon Kid|
|Date won||April 6, 2018|
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. It was created on March 13, 2005 when Naruki Doi defeated Yossino in a tournament final. 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 18 recognized champions who have had a combined 27 official reigns.
|#||Order in reign history|
|Reign||The reign number for the specific set of wrestlers listed|
|Event||The event in which the title was won|
|Successful defenses||The number of successful defenses the champion had during his reign|
|—||Used for vacated reigns so as not to count it as an official reign|
|N/A||The information is not available or is unknown|
|+||Indicates the current reign is changing daily|
|#||Wrestler||Reign||Date||Days held||Location||Successful defenses||Event||Notes||Ref.|
|1||Naruki Doi||1||March 13, 2005||245||Nagoya, Japan||5||The Brave Gate 2005||Defeated Yossino in a tournament final.|||
|2||Dragon Kid||1||November 13, 2005||84||Nagoya, Japan||1||Crown Gate 2005|||
|—||Vacated||—||February 5, 2006||—||Fukuoka, Japan||—||Primal Gate 2006||Vacated due to a title defense against Masato Yoshino ending in a no contest after outside interference from both men's factions.|||
|3||Masato Yoshino||1||March 19, 2006||330||Kawagoe, Japan||4||Brave Gate 2006||Defeated Dragon Kid and Naoki Tanisaki in a three-way elimination tournament final.|||
|4||Matt Sydal||1||February 12, 2007||41||Kobe, Japan||1||Truth Gate 2007|||
|5||Genki Horiguchi||1||March 25, 2007||98||Tsu, Japan||2||Memorial Gate 2007|||
|6||Yasushi Kanda||1||July 1, 2007||83||Kobe, Japan||2||Kobe Pro-Wrestling Festival 2007|||
|7||Masato Yoshino||2||September 22, 2007||204||Tokyo, Japan||6||Storm Gate 2007: Dragon Storm|||
|8||Anthony W. Mori||1||April 13, 2008||0||Nagoya, Japan||0||The Gate of Passion 2008|
|—||Vacated||—||April 13, 2008||—||Nagoya, Japan||—||The Gate of Passion 2008||Vacated voluntarily by Mori due to Yasushi Kanda interfering in his title win.|
|9||Gamma||1||April 27, 2008||63||Fukuoka, Japan||0||The Gate of Passion 2008||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||0||The Gate of Maximum 2008||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||—||The Gate of Maximum 2008||Vacated the title.|
|11||Genki Horiguchi||2||July 27, 2008||77||Kobe, Japan||2||Kobe World Pro Wrestling Festival 2008||Defeated m.c.KZ to win the title|
|12||Masato Yoshino||4||October 12, 2008||161||Nagoya, Japan||2||The Gate of Victory 2008|
|13||CIMA||1||March 22, 2009||119||Tokyo, Japan||3||The Gate of Anniversary|
|14||Naruki Doi||2||July 19, 2009||9||Tokyo, Japan||0||Kobe Pro-Wrestling Festival 2009||This was also for the Open The Dream Gate Championship.|
|—||Vacated||—||July 28, 2009||—||N/A||—||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||6||Storm Gate 2009||Beat Kagetora in a tournament final for the vacant title.|
|16||K-ness||1||January 11, 2010||47||Nagoya, Japan||1||Primal Gate 2010|||
|17||Super Shisa||1||February 27, 2010||50||Nagoya, Japan||1||Truth Gate 2010|||
|18||Tigers Mask||1||April 18, 2010||118||Osaka, Japan||3||The Gate of Passion 2010|||
|19||Masato Yoshino||5||August 14, 2010||0||Kobe, Japan||0||Summer Adventure Tag League IV|||
|—||Vacated||—||August 14, 2010||—||Kobe, Japan||—||Summer Adventure Tag League IV||Vacated due to Yoshino also holding the Open the Dream Gate Championship.|||
|20||PAC||1||August 29, 2010||447||Fukuoka, Japan||11||Storm Gate 2010||Defeated Susumu Yokosuka in a tournament final to win the vacant title.|||
|21||Ricochet||1||November 19, 2011||169||Osaka, Japan||3||Crown Gate 2011|||
|22||Dragon Kid||2||May 6, 2012||364||Nagoya, Japan||9||Dead or Alive 2012|||
|23||Masato Yoshino||6||May 5, 2013||117||Nagoya, Japan||4||Dead or Alive 2013|||
|—||Vacated||—||August 30, 2013||—||Kobe, Japan||—||The Gate of Generation 2013||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||4||Summer Adventure Tag League 2013||Defeated Kzy in the finals of a tournament.|||
|25||Flamita||1||March 16, 2014||290||Wakayama, Japan||9||Memorial Gate 2014 in Wakayama|
|—||Vacated||—||December 31, 2014||—||N/A||—||N/A||Title declared vacant three days after Flamita left the belt in the ring in protest, following his ninth defense ending in a disqualification.|||
|26||Kzy||1||January 12, 2015||47||Kobe, Japan||1||Open the New Year Gate 2015||Kzy, as the masked Dr. Muscle, defeated Eita in the finals of a tournament. Unmasked on January 16, 2015.|
|27||Akira Tozawa||1||February 28, 2015||246||Osaka, Japan||6||Champion Gate 2015 in Osaka|
|28||Kotoka||1||November 1, 2015||125||Osaka, Japan||1||The Gate of Destiny 2015|
|29||Yosuke ♥ Santa Maria||1||March 5, 2016||141||Osaka, Japan||2||Champion Gate 2016 in Osaka: Sumoz Osaka Basho|
|30||Eita||1||July 24, 2016||223||Kobe, Japan||4||Kobe Pro-Wrestling Festival 2016|
|—||Vacated||—||March 4, 2017||—||Osaka, Japan||—||Champion Gate 2017 in Osaka||Vacated due to a match between Eita & El Lindaman being declared 'No Contest', due to multiple interference.|
|31||Jimmy Kagetora / Kagetora||1||March 20, 2017||278||Wakayama, Japan||4||Memorial Gate 2017 in Wakayama|
|32||Yasushi Kanda||2||December 23, 2017||70||Fukuoka, Japan||0||The Final Gate 2017|
|33||Punch Tominaga||1||March 3, 2018||18||0|
|—||Vacated||—||March 21, 2018||—||—||The title was vacated after a defence against Yasushi Kanda ended in No Contest.|
|34||Dragon Kid||3||April 6, 2018||14+||0||Defeated Kagetora to win the title.|
List of combined reigns
As of April 20, 2018.
|†||Indicates the current champion|
|1.||Masato Yoshino / Dr. Muscle||6||16||813|
|4.||Genki Horiguchi /
Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!
|7.||Jimmy Kagetora / Kagetora||1||5||278|
|11.||Yosuke ♥ Santa Maria||1||2||141|
|16.||Yasushi Kanda †||2||1||201+|
|22.||Anthony W. Mori||1||0||0|
- 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.
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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
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Open the Brave Gate Title: Masato Yoshino def. Tigers Mask (c) to win the title! [...] Yoshino will now vacate the (Brave Gate) title
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