Warning: You are not logged in. Your IP address will be publicly visible if you make any edits. If you log in or create an account, your edits will be attributed to your username, along with other benefits. Anti-spam check. Do not fill this in!=== Dragon Gate USA (2009–2012) === ==== KAMIKAZE USA (2009–2011) ==== On Enter the Dragon, Dragon Gate USA's first-ever pay-per-view which first aired on September 4, 2009, YAMATO defeated [[BxB Hulk]] in the opener. On the very same show, YAMATO cemented his villainous status when he and Gran Akuma engaged in a post-match attack on Mike Quackenbush and Jigsaw, starting a feud with the Chikara wrestlers. This led to YAMATO & Akuma facing Quackenbush & Jigsaw in a losing effort at [[Untouchable]]. At [[Freedom Fight]], YAMATO entered the tournament to crown the first [[Open the Freedom Gate Championship|Open the Freedom Gate Champion]]. He defeated [[Davey Richards]] to qualify for the four-way elimination match tournament finals against Hulk, Akuma, and [[CIMA]], but Hulk gained revenge by last eliminated YAMATO to become the champion. At [[Fearless]], YAMATO teamed with Shingo Takagi in an elimination match against Naruki Doi & Masato Yoshino and The Young Bucks. The duo would survive to see the Bucks eliminated but fell to Doi & Yoshino in defeat. After the conclusion of Fearless' main-event, YAMATO ran out with Takagi, Akuma, and Richards to beat down both Hulk and [[Dragon Kid]], but the attackers were thwarted by the Chikara wrestlers. At [[Mercury Rising]], YAMATO successfully defended his newly won [[Open the Dream Gate Championship]] against [[Susumu Yokosuka]] in his first defense, while forming the KAMIKAZE USA stable with Takagi and Jon Moxley. At [[Uprising]], [[Akira Tozawa]] and Gran Akuma were added to the KAMIKAZE USA stable, while YAMATO teamed again with Takagi to defeat the team of [[CK-1]], CIMA and Dragon Kid. KAMIKAZE USA would also attack Quackenbush, Jigsaw, Yoshino, and Hulk after their matches, leading to Quackenbush challenging YAMATO to a match between KAMIKAZE USA and the Chikara wrestlers. The match took place at [[Enter The Dragon]] 2010, which saw YAMATO, Tozawa, Moxley ,and Akuma, representing KAMIKAZE USA, being defeated by Yoshino, Quackenbush, Jigsaw, and Hallowicked, ending the feud between KAMIKAZE USA and the Chikara wrestlers. At [[Untouchable#2010|Untouchable 2010]], YAMATO was defeated by the WWE wrestler Bryan Danielson. At United: NYC in January 2011, YAMATO defeated his nemesis BxB Hulk to win the Open the Freedom Gate Championship. At [[Mercury Rising#2011|Mercury Rising 2011]], [[Austin Aries]] challenged YAMATO for his title by putting his own career on the line. YAMATO defeated Aries, who would later renege on his promise to leave the company. At the Open the United Gate 2011, YAMATO defeated his former KAMIKAZE USA stablemate Akira Tozawa to retain his title. ==== Junction Three (2011–2012) ==== By June, YAMATO had joined the [[Junction Three]] stable in Japan to feud with heels [[Blood Warriors]] after the dissolution of KAMIKAZE and its American version, KAMIKAZE USA, which cemented YAMATO's face status. At [[Fearless|Fearless 2011]], YAMATO would join forces with Tozawa to challenge for the [[Open the United Gate Championship]] from the tag team champions (and Junction Three stablemates) [[Masato Yoshino]] and [[PAC]], but PAC pinned Tozawa to ensure the champions retained their titles. At Enter the Dragon 2011, YAMATO defeated his stablemate PAC to retain his Open the Freedom Gate Championship in his fourth successful defense. (YAMATO's third successful defense of his title was against Yasushi Kanda in Japan in April 2011). At [[Untouchable#2011|Untouchable 2011]], CIMA, YAMATO's longtime rival and the leader of the Blood Warriors' stable, challenged YAMATO for his Open the Freedom Gate Championship based on CIMA's pin on YAMATO in a fatal-four way non-title match earlier that year at [[Uprising#2011|Uprising 2011]]. YAMATO managed to defeat CIMA in his fifth successful defense of his title. At Revolt!, YAMATO defeated BxB Hulk, who was now a Blood Warriors member, in DGUSA's first no-rope no-DQ match, which was also a non-title match. At Bushido 2011, YAMATO equaled BxB Hulk's number of successful title defenses with six by defeating Chuck Taylor of [[Ronin]]. At [[Freedom Fight#2011|Freedom Fight 2011]] in November, YAMATO lost the Open the Freedom Gate Championship to [[Johnny Gargano]] of Ronin. Summary: Please note that all contributions to the Puroresu System Wiki are considered to be released under the CC-BY-SA Cancel Editing help (opens in new window) Retrieved from "https://puroresusystem.fandom.com/wiki/YAMATO"