The Memorial Gate is an annual professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event and GAORA TV event promoted by Dragon Gate. The event was created in 2007 and the event was rebranded in 2012 as Memorial Gate in Wakayama as a pay-per-view (PPV). It was has been held annually since 2012, later in 2017, it was announced another event as Memorial Gate in Sendai as a pay-per-view (PPV). However, Memorial Gate in Sendai was renamed in July 2018, the event was changed to The Gate of Origin. In 2020 due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in Japan, the event was postponed.

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# Event Date City Venue Attendance Main event
1 Memorial Gate (2007) March 25, 2007 Mie, Japan Tsu City Gymnasium 3,800 Don Fujii (c) versus Jushin Thunder Liger for the Open The Dream Gate Championship
2 Memorial Gate in Wakayama (2012) March 25, 2012 Wakayama, Japan Wakayama, Iwade Citizens Gym Large Hall 1,180 Jimmyz (Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!, Ryo "Jimmy" Saito and Jimmy Kanda) (c) versus Mad Blankey (Akira Tozawa, BxB Hulk and Cyber Kong) versus Team Veteran Returns (CIMA, Dragon Kid and Masaaki Mochizuki) for the Open The Triangle Gate Championship
3 Memorial Gate in Wakayama (2013) February 11, 2013 Iwade City Sougou Gymnasium Large Hall 1,100 CIMA (c) versus Jimmy Kanda for the Open The Dream Gate Championship
4 Memorial Gate in Wakayama (2014) March 16, 2014 Wakayama Prefectural Gym 1,230 Monster Express (Akira Tozawa and Shingo Takagi) (c) versus Mad Blankey (Naruki Doi and BxB Hulk) for the Open The Twin Gate Championship
5 Memorial Gate in Wakayama (2015) April 19, 2015 Wakayama Big Wave 1,085 Jimmyz (Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!, Jimmy Kagetora and Jimmy Susumu) (c) versus Dia.Hearts (Big R Shimizu, Dragon Kid and Masaaki Mochizuki) for the Open The Triangle Gate Championship
6 Memorial Gate in Wakayama (2016) March 21, 2016 Wakayama Prefectural Gym 1,150 Shingo Takagi (c) versus Ryo "Jimmy" Saito for the Open The Dream Gate Championship
7 Memorial Gate in Wakayama (2017) March 20, 2017 370 VerserK (Shingo Takagi, T-Hawk and "brother" YASSHI) versus Naruki Doi, Big R Shimizu and Ben-K for the Open The Triangle Gate Championship
8 Memorial Gate in Sendai (2017) November 26, 2017 Sendai, Japan Sendai Sun Festa 1,600 Tribe Vanguard (YAMATOBxB Hulk and Kzy) (c) versus VerserK (Shingo TakagiYasushi Kanda and Eita) for the Open The Triangle Gate Championship
9 Memorial Gate in Wakayama (2018) March 29, 2018 Wakayama, Japan Wakayama Prefectural Gym 1,100 Masaaki Mochizuki (c) versus Big R Shimizu for the Open The Dream Gate Championship
10 Memorial Gate in Wakayama (2019) March 21, 2019 936 Dragon Kid (c) versus Susumu Yokosuka for the Open The Brave Gate Championship
11 Memorial Gate in Wakayama (2020) August 2, 2020 370 Naruki Doi (c) versus Eita for the Open The Dream Gate Championship
12 Memorial Gate in Wakayama (2021) March 27, 2021 TBD TBA
(c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

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