The Dead or Alive (2009) was a professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event and GAORA TV event promoted by Dragon Gate. The event that took place on May 5 2009, in Nagoya, Aichi at the Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium and was the second event under the Dead or Alive.

The event featured eight matches with three of Dragon Gate's sixth championships on the line. The main event was Naruki Doi against Akebono for the Open The Dream Gate Championship.

Production[edit | edit source]

The Dead or Alive (2009) aired in Japan through Dragon Gate's internet streaming site, Niconico, with Japanese language commentaries. The Japanese commentary was provided by Katsuya Ichikawa. The event also aired on tape delay on Japanese TV Gaora Sports and was launched in Dragon Gate's ~ Infinity ~ Series.

Storylines[edit | edit source]

Dead or Alive (2009) featured eight professional wrestling matches that involved different wrestlers from pre-existing scripted feuds and storylines. Wrestlers portrayed villains, heroes, or less distinguishable characters in the scripted events that built tension and culminated in a wrestling match or series of matches.

Matches[edit | edit source]

# Results Stipulations Times
1 KAMIKAZE (Akira Tozawa and Kenshin Chikano) and Anthony W. Mori defeated WARRIORS-5 (RYOMA, Nick Jackson and Matt Jackson) Six-man Tag Team match 11:08
2 Shachihoko Machine defeated Jackson Florida and "Hollywood" Stalker Ichikawa Three-way match 5:22
3 Zetsurins (Masaaki Mochizuki and Don Fujii) defeated Naoki Tanizaki and Super Shenlong Tag Team match 11:46
4 Masato Yoshino defeated KAGETORA, Cyber Kong and Shingo Takagi Four-way elimination match 18:47
5 BxB Hulk defeated YAMATO by referee stoppage Singles match 16:44
6 Maraha Isappa (Genki Horiguchi and Ryo Saito) defeated WARRIORS-5 (Gamma and Susumu Yokosuka) (c) and Real Hazard (Kenichiro Arai and Yasushi Kanda) Three-way elimination tag team match for the Open The Twin Gate Championship 20:33
7 CIMA (c) defeated Dragon Kid Singles match for the Open The Brave Gate Championship 26:37
8 Naruki Doi (c) defeated Akebono Singles match for the Open The Dream Gate Championship 15:24
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
  • Videoicon.png – refers to the video of that match

Four-way elimination match[edit | edit source]

Elimination Wrestler Eliminated by Elimination move Time
1 KAGETORA Masato Yoshino Pinned after a Lightning Spiral 09:42
2 Cyber Kong Masato Yoshino Pinned after a Speed Star 12:45
3 Shingo Takagi Masato Yoshino Submitted after a Sol Naciente Kai 18:47
Winner: Masato Yoshino

Three-way elimination tag team match[edit | edit source]

Elimination Wrestler Team Eliminated by Elimination move Time
1 Yasushi Kanda Real Hazard Susumu Yokosuka Pinned after a Jumbo no Kachi!gatame 08:17
2 Susumu Yokosuka WARRIORS-5 Ryo Saito Pinned after a Double Cross 09:26
Winners: Maraha Isappa (Genki Horiguchi and Ryo Saito) (New Open The Twin Gate Champions)
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