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The Champion Gate in Osaka (2019) was a two-day professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event and GAORA TV event promoted by Dragon Gate. The shows took place on March 2 and on March 3, 2020, in Osaka at the Edion Arena Osaka and was the ninth event under the Champion Gate. The first night featured two championship matches for the Open The Brave Gate and Open The Triangle Gate Championships and the second night two championship matches for the Open The Twin Gate and Dream Gate Championship. The event aired on GAORA and Dragon Gate Network streaming service.

ProductionEdit

BackgroundEdit

The Champion Gate in Osaka (2019) aired live through Dragon Gate's internet streaming site, Dragon Gate Network, with Japanese language commentaries. The Japanese commentary was provided by Katsuya Ichikawa. The event also aired on tape delay on Japanese TV Gaora Sports to be launched in Dragon Gate's ~ Infinity ~ Series.

StorylinesEdit

The Champion Gate in Osaka (2019) featured professional wrestling matches that involved wrestlers from pre-existing feuds and storylines that played out on the Dragon Gate's television program. Wrestlers portrayed heroes or villains as they followed a series of events that built tension and culminated in a wrestling match or series of matches.

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PAC, who is set to make his second defense of the Open The Dream Gate Championship at the Champion Gate in Osaka in the second night

The first night was main evented by Dragon Kid making his second defense of the Open The Brave Gate Championship against K-ness. On February 23, Dragon Kid talked about not having a match scheduled at Champion Gate, leading K-ness to challenge him, which Kid accepted. Kid went for a handshake, before K-ness laying him out with the Darkness Buster. The two had previously faced each other for the NWA World Welterweight Championship in 2002, but never for the Open The Brave Gate Championship and even held the Open The Twin Gate Championship together in 2013.

The second night will be main evented by PAC making his second defense of the Open The Dream Gate Championship against Shun Skywalker. On February 10, 2019, PAC defeated Kzy to make his first successful title defense of the Open The Dream Gate Championship. After the match, Skywalker challenged PAC to a title match. PAC's R.E.D stablemate Eita didn't accept, but PAC stopped him and accepted the challenge and was impressed of Skywalker not being scared, leading the General Manager Takayuki Yagi to make the match official at Champion Gate in Osaka. Their match was announced to take part in the second night of the show.

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Big Ben (Big R Shimizu and Ben-K), who are set to make their first defense of the Open The Twin Gate Championship at the Champion Gate in Osaka in the second night

In the Open The Twin Gate Championship match, Big Ben (Big R Shimizu and Ben-K) made their first title defense against Tribe Vanguard (KAI and U-T). On February 10, 2019, KAI and U-T defeated Big Ben, after their R.E.D stablemate Eita cost them the match. After the match, KAI and U-T challenged them to a title match. Shimizu accepted the challenge and warned Eita to not interfere in the match. Their match was announced to take part in the second night of the event.

In the Open The Triangle Gate Championship R.E.D (Kazma Sakamoto, Takashi Yoshida and Yasushi Kanda) would make their second title defense against MaxiMuM (Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino and Kaito Ishida). On January 27, 2019, Ishida, Doi and Yoshino defeated former Open The Triangle Gate Champions Natural Vibes (Kzy, Genki Horiguchi and Susumu Yokosuka) to win the Ashiyanikki Cup 6 Man Tag Team Tournament. After the match, Ishida on behalf of MaxiMuM challenged R.E.D to a title match at the Champion Gate in Osaka. Their match was announced to take part in the first night of the event.

Event Edit

Night 1 Edit

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The Open The Brave Gate Championship ceremony between the challenger K-ness. (right) and the champion Dragon Kid (left).

The first match of the event saw Yuki Yoshioka facing Mondai Ryu. The match ended with Yoshioka hitting with a Reversal Samson to win the match at 5 minutes and 38 seconds. In the second match, saw Natural Vibes (Kzy, Susumu Yokosuka and "brother" YASSHI) facing Mochizuki Dojo (Masaaki Mochizuki and Kota Minoura) and Dragon Dia. The match ended with Kzy hitting Dia with the Running Elbow Smash to win the match at 11 minutes. The third match of the event saw Don Fujii and Gamma facing Maraha Isappa (Genki Horiguchi and Ryo Saito). The match ended with Fujii hitting with a Sunset Flip on Saito to win the match at 9 minutes and 35 seconds. In the fourth match saw Shun Skywalker facing Jason Lee. The match ended when Skywalker hit the Ashla on him at 8 minutes and 48 seconds to win the match. In the fifth match saw R.E.D (PAC and Eita, Ben-K and Big R Shimizu) facing Tribe Vanguard (YAMATO, Kagetora, KAI and U-T). The match ended with Shimizu hitting with the Shot-put Slam on Kagetora to win the match at 12 minutes and 36 seconds. Following the match, Big Ben claimed their intentions of winning against KAI and U-T, while they left Tribe Vanguard would talk about their match on the second night at the event.

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The Open The Triangle Gate Championship ceremony between the champions R.E.D (Kazma Sakamoto, Takashi Yoshida and Yasushi Kanda) (right) and the challengers MaxiMuM (Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino and Kaito Ishida) (left).

In the semi-main event of the show saw, Dragon Kid making his first successful defense of the Open the Brave Gate Championship against K-ness. The match ended with Kid hitting the Bible on K-ness., pinning him at 18 minutes and 56 seconds to win the match. Following the match, Kid praised K-ness. and thanked him for the match. They shook hands. Susumu Yokosuka would interrupt challenged Kid to a title match, aiming to win the title that he never won, the match would be official to be at the Memorial Gate in Wakayama. In the main event of the show, saw R.E.D (Kazma Sakamoto, Takashi Yoshida and Yasushi Kanda) making his first successful defense of the Open the Triangle Gate Championship against MaxiMuM (Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino and Kaito Ishida). The match ended with Yoshida pinning Yoshino with a Small Package at 19 minutes and 42 seconds to win the match. Following the match, MaxiMuM wanted a rematch, but Yoshida refused it. Since Ishida and Yoshida would face each other in the second night of the event, Ishida added a stipulation where if won, MaxiMuM would get a rematch, but if Yoshida won MaxiMuM couldn't challenge for the Open The Triangle Gate Championship for a year.

Night 2 Edit

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The Open The Twin Gate Championship ceremony between the champions Big Ben (Big R Shimizu and Ben-K) (right) and the challengers Tribe Vanguard (KAI and U-T) (left).

The first match of the event saw Kota Minoura facing Mondai Ryu. The match ended with Ryu submitting Minoura with a Boston Crab at 5 minutes and 50 seconds to win the match. In the second match, saw Ryo Saito, Don Fujii and Gamma facing Masaaki Mochizuki, K-ness. and "brother" YASSHI. The match ended with Fujii pinning YASSHI with the Gedo Clutch at 9 minutes and 56 seconds to win the match. In the third match, saw Tribe Vanguard (YAMATO and Kagetora) facing MaxiMuM (Masato Yoshino and Jason Lee). The match would end with YAMATO hitting Lee with the Galleria to win the match at 10 minutes and 20 seconds. In the fourth match saw, Kaito Ishida facing Takashi Yoshida. The match ended with Ishida pinning Yoshida with an Inside Cradle at 8 minutes and 38 seconds to win the match and the opportunity for the Open. Following the match Yoshida would tell Ishida that winning the match was equal to winning the lottery, that he wouldn't win the match. In the fifth match saw MaxiMuM (Naruki Doi and Dragon Kid) facing Mochizuki Dojo (Hyou Watanabe and Yuki Yoshioka). The match ended with Doi hitting Watanabe with the Bakatare Sliding Kick to win the match at 9 minutes and 31 seconds. Following the match, Kid would celebrate while Doi would leave the arena. Doi would say that he remained confident with MaxiMuM's matches and said that it was time to MaxiMuM to collect titles. In the sixth match saw, Natural Vibes (Kzy, Genki Horiguchi and Susumu Yokosuka) defeated R.E.D (Eita, Yasushi Kanda and Kazma Sakamoto). The match ended with Kzy pinning Kanda with the Skayde Schoolboy at 14 minutes and 23 seconds to win the match. Following the match, tensions would boil with Kanda insisting that he kicked ou in two, while Eita would remind the bonds between the unit.

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The Open The Dream Gate Championship ceremony between the champion PAC (right) and the challenger Shun Skywalker (left).

In the semi-main event of the show saw, Big Ben (Big R Shimizu and Ben-K) making their first successful defense of the Open the Twin Gate Championship against Tribe Vanguard (KAI and U-T). The match ended with Shimizu hitting the Shot-put Slam on U-T, pinning him at 19 minutes and 51 seconds to win the match. Following the match, Shimizu claimed U-T was a million years away from being a credible Twin Gate challenger and Eita reminded their usefulness in the unit, claiming that had no problem kicking them out if they were dragging him down. In the main event of the show saw, PAC making his first successful defense of the Open the Dream Gate Championship against Shun Skywalker. The match ended with PAC hitting the Black Arrow on Skywalker, pinning him at 18 minutes and 30 seconds to win the match. Following the match, PAC told Shun to go back to the dojo and questioned who would challenge him next. Masaaki Mochizuki would praise Shun for the match. Shun would talk about his emotions after the match and his progress. Shun would thank the fans and claimed that his evolution was on the beginning. Said that fans would be excited about his future and the future of Dragon Gate.

Results Edit

Night 1Edit

# Results Stipulations Times
1 Yuki Yoshioka defeated Mondai Ryu Singles match 5:38
2 Natural Vibes (Kzy, Susumu Yokosuka and "brother" YASSHI) (with Genki Horiguchi) defeated Mochizuki Dojo (Masaaki Mochizuki and Kota Minoura) and Dragon Dia (with Yuki Yoshioka) Six-Man Tag Team match 11:00
3 Don Fujii and Gamma defeated Maraha Isappa (Genki Horiguchi and Ryo Saito) Tag Team match 9:35
4 Shun Skywalker (with Kota Minoura) defeated Jason Lee Singles match 8:48
5 R.E.D (PAC and Eita, Ben-K and Big R Shimizu) defeated Tribe Vanguard (YAMATO, Kagetora, KAI and U-T) Eight-Man Tag Team match 12:36
6 Dragon Kid (c) (with Jason Lee) defeated K-ness. Singles match for the Open The Brave Gate Championship 18:56
7 R.E.D (Kazma Sakamoto, Takashi Yoshida and Yasushi Kanda) (c) (with Big R Shimizu) defeated MaxiMuM (Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino and Kaito Ishida) (with Jason Lee) Six-Man Tag Team match for the Open The Triangle Gate Championship 19:42
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
  • Videoicon – refers to the video of that match

Night 2Edit

# Results Stipulations Times
1D Mondai Ryu defeated Kota Minoura Singles match 5:50
2 Ryo Saito, Don Fujii and Gamma defeated Masaaki Mochizuki, K-ness. and "brother" YASSHI Six-Man Tag Team match 9:56
3 Tribe Vanguard (YAMATO and Kagetora) defeated MaxiMuM (Masato Yoshino and Jason Lee) Tag Team match 10:20
4 Kaito Ishida (with Masato Yoshino) defeated Takashi Yoshida (with Yasushi Kanda and Kazma Sakamoto) Singles match
Had Ishida lost, MaxiMuM would be banned from challenging for the Open The Triangle Gate Championship for 1 year
8:38
5 MaxiMuM (Naruki Doi and Dragon Kid) (with Masato Yoshino and Jason Lee) defeated Mochizuki Dojo (Hyou Watanabe and Yuki Yoshioka) (with Kota Minoura) Tag Team match 9:31
6 Natural Vibes (Kzy, Genki Horiguchi and Susumu Yokosuka) (with "brother" YASSHI) defeated R.E.D (Eita, Yasushi Kanda and Kazma Sakamoto) (with Takashi Yoshida) Six-Man Tag Team match 14:23
7 Big Ben (Big R Shimizu and Ben-K) (c) defeated Tribe Vanguard (KAI and U-T) (with YAMATO and Kagetora) Tag team match for the Open The Twin Gate Championship 19:51
8 PAC (c) (with Eita, Yasushi Kanda, Kazma Sakamoto and Takashi Yoshida) defeated Shun Skywalker (with Kota Minoura, Masaaki Mochizuki, Hyou Watanabe and Yuki Yoshioka) Singles match for the Open The Dream Gate Championship 18:30
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
  • Videoicon – refers to the video of that match
  • D – indicates the match was a dark match
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