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Open The Brave Gate Championship
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Current Champion(s) Kaito Ishida
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Date Won November 4, 2019
Promotion(s) Dragon Gate
Date Established March 13, 2005

The Open The Brave Gate Championship is a secondary singles championship in Dragon Gate. It is the equivalent of a middleweight or welterweight championship as competitors are required to weight no more than 82 kilograms (or 181 lbs). An exception was made to the rule when Matt Sydal defended the title against Austin Aries on February 23, 2007 as this would be the first defense of any Dragon Gate championship in the United States.

OverviewEdit

The Brave Gate was conceived by K-ness and YOSSINO in early 2005. It was to be the spiritual successor to the NWA World Welterweight Championship from the Toryumon Japan days, for which came some of the more famous matches between the two wrestlers in their rivalry. A tournament was held beginning March 3, 2005 with the eight participants each receiving a piece that, when combined, made up the center plate on the belt. When defeated, the competitor must hand over all of their pieces to the winner. The eventual winner, Naruki Doi, would collect all of the pieces and complete the belt.

When Gamma won the championship on April 27, 2008, he discarded the eight center plate pieces and replaced it with his own plate, changing the name of the title to "Open The Gamma Gate." He was still recognized as the Brave Gate champion. However, his defenses were not necessarily part of the official championship lineage until he was finally defeated by Dr. Muscle on June 29, 2008, when the title was properly restored.

Following a match on July 17, 2011, the reigning champion PAC would be returning home to the United Kingdom for an extended stay. Naoki Tanizaki stole the title and proclaimed himself as the champion in his place, changing the name of the title to "Blood Authorized Open the Brave Gate". All of his supposed defenses, however, were not officially recognized. PAC would reclaim the belt in a proper defense on September 16, 2011.

In 2018, Eita and Dragon Kid started feuding, in their feud Eita would destroy the title, initially, he changed partially, but destroyed it during Kid's fourth reign, forcing Dragon Gate to have it repaired in January 2019, changing the belt to a white strap.

Inaugural tournamentEdit

On March 13, 2005 Dragon Gate held a single-elimination tournament in the Dragon Gate The Brave Gate Tour 2005; which involved seven wrestlers from Dragon Gate and one from Kaientai Dojo. The seven wrestlers from Dragon Gate were Daniel Mishima, Genki Horiguchi, K-ness, Naoki Tanizaki, Naruki Doi, Super Shisa and YOSSINO and from Kaientai Dojo was PSYCHO. The winner was Naruki Doi and he became the inaugural Open The Brave Gate Champion.

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                           
   YOSSINO Pin  
 K-ness 14:30  
   YOSSINO Pin  
   PSYCHO 8:29  
 PSYCHO Pin
   Naoki Tanizaki 3:17  
     YOSSINO 21:01
   Naruki Doi Pin
   Naruki Doi Pin1  
 Super Shisa 2:13  
   Naruki Doi RS
   Daniel Mishima 8:13  
 Daniel Mishima Pin
   Genki Horiguchi 9:26  


1The match ended in a no contest at 6:48 minutes, and then it was restarted.

Title HistoryEdit

# Wrestler Reign Date Location Event Length Defenses Notes
Open The Brave Gate Championship
1 Naruki Doi 1 March 13, 2005 Nagoya, Aichi Brave Gate Tour 2005 - Day 4 245 Days 5 Defeated YOSSINO in tournament finals to become the inagural champion.
2 Dragon Kid 1 November 13, 2005 Nagoya, Aichi Crown Gate 2005 - Day 7 84 Days 1
Vacated February 5, 2006 Hakata, Fukuoka The title was vacated due to the second defense ending in a controversial No Contest.
3 Masato Yoshino 1 March 19, 2006 Honkawagoe, Saitama Brave Gate Tour 2006 - Day 10 330 Days 4 Defeated Dragon Kid and Naoki Tanizaki in a tournament final to crown a new champion.
4 Matt Sydal 1 February 12, 2007 Kobe, Hyogo Live Gate 2007 Vol.1 41 Days 1
5 Genki Horiguchi 1 March 25, 2007 Tsu, Mie Memorial Gate 2007 98 Days 2
6 Yasushi Kanda 1 July 1, 2007 Kobe, Hyogo Kobe Pro-Wrestling Festival 2007 83 Days 2
7 Masato Yoshino 2 September 22, 2007 Ota-ku, Tokyo Storm Gate 2007 - Day 7: ~ Tokyo Special ~ Dragon Storm 2007 205 Days 6
8 Anthony W. Mori 1 April 13, 2008 Nagoya, Aichi The Gate Of Passion 2008 - Day 4 <1 Day 0
Vacated April 13, 2008 Nagoya, Aichi Mori immediately vacated the title after winning it due to the interference from Yasushi Kanada in the title switch.
Open The Gamma Gate Championship
9 Gamma 1 April 27, 2008 Hakata, Fukuoka The Gate Of Passion 2008 - Day 10 63 Days 6[Note 1] Defeated Anthony W. Mori in a tournament final, the reign his is recognized but his title defenses are not recognized by Dragon Gate.
Open The Brave Gate Championship
10 Dr. Muscle 1 June 29, 2008 Osaka The Gate Of Maximum 2008 - Day 9 0 Days 0
Vacated June 29, 2008 Osaka The was vacated when Masato Yoshino, revealed to be Dr. Muscle, vacated title immediately after winning it, only to restore the Brave Gate lineage.
11 Genki Horiguchi 2 July 27, 2008 Kobe, Hyogo Kobe Pro-Wrestling Festival 2008 77 Days 2 Defeated m.c.KZ in a decision match.
12 Masato Yoshino 3 October 12, 2008 Nagoya, Aichi The Gate Of Victory 2008 - Day 5 161 Days 2
13 CIMA 1 March 22, 2009 Tokyo The Gate Of Anniversary 119 Days 4
14 Naruki Doi 2 July 19, 2009 Kobe, Hyogo Kobe Pro- Wrestling Festival 2009 9 Days 0 This was a Title vs. Title Match also for the Open The Dream Gate Championship.
Vacated July 28, 2009 Doi vacated title due to being Open The Dream Gate Champion.
15 Naoki Tanizaki 1 August 30, 2009 Hakata, Fukuoka Storm Gate 2009 - Day 1 134 Days 6 Defeated KAGETORA in tournament final to win the title.
16 K-ness 1 January 11, 2010 Nagoya, Aichi Primal Gate 2010 - Day 2 47 Days 1
17 Super Shisa 1 February 27, 2010 Kyoto Truth Gate 2010 - Day 14 50 Days 1
18 Tigers Mask 1 April 18, 2010 Takaishi, Osaka Gate Of Passion 2010 - Day 4 118 Days 3
19 Masato Yoshino 4 August 14, 2010 Kobe, Hyogo Summer Adventure Tag League IV - Day 8 0 Days 0
Vacated August 14, 2010 Kobe, Hyogo Yoshino vacated title immediately after winning it due to being Open The Dream Gate Champion.
20 PAC 1 August 29, 2010 Hakata, Fukuoka Storm Gate 2010 - Day 2 322 Days 8[Note 2] Defeated Susumu Yokosuka in tournament finals decision match. Following a match on July 17, 2011, reigning champion PAC would be returning home to the United Kingdom for an extended stay.
Blood Warriors Authorized Open The Brave Gate Championship
Naoki Tanizaki
Provisional
July 17, 2011 Kobe Kobe Pro- Wrestling Festival 2011 61 Days 2 Naoki Tanizaki stole the title and proclaimed himself as the champion in his place and he was named the Blood Warriors Authorized Open the Brave Gate Championship. All of his supposed defenses, however, were not officially recognized.
Open The Brave Gate Championship
20 PAC 1 September 16, 2011 Tokyo Storm Gate 2011 - Day 12 64 Days 3[Note 2] PAC would reclaim the belt in a proper defense on September 16, 2011 and resume his reign.
21 Ricochet 1 November 19, 2011 Osaka Crown Gate 2011 - Day 6 169 Days 3
22 Dragon Kid 2 May 6, 2012 Aichi Dead or Alive 2012 364 Days 9
23 Masato Yoshino 5 May 5, 2013 Aichi Dead or Alive 2013 117 Days 4
Vacated August 30, 2013 Kobe Yoshino vacated the title, feeling it belonged to the younger generation.
24 Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!! 3 September 29, 2013 Kobe Summer Adventure Tag League 2013 168 Days 3 Defeated Kzy in the finals of a tournament.
25 Flamita 1 March 16, 2014 Wakayama Memorial Gate in Wakayama 2014 290 Days 10[Note 3]
Vacated December 31, 2014 The title was declared vacated three days after Flamita left the belt in the ring in protest, following his tenth defense ending in a disqualification.
26 Kzy 1 January 12, 2015 Kobe Open The New Year Gate 2015 - Day 3 47 Days 1 Kzy, as the masked Dr. Muscle, defeated Eita in the finals of a tournament. Later he unmasked on January 16, 2015.
27 Akira Tozawa 1 Febuary 28, 2015 Osaka Champion Gate in Osaka 2015 - Day 1 246 Days 6
28 Kotoka 1 November 1, 2015 Osaka Gate of Destiny 2015 125 Days 1
29 Yosuke♥Santa Maria 1 March 5, 2016 Osaka Champion Gate in Osaka 2016 - Day 1 141 Days 2
30 Eita 1 July 24, 2016 Kobe Kobe Pro-Wrestling Festival 2016 223 Days 4
Vacated March 4, 2017 The title declared vacant due to massive interference form both Over Generation and VerserK during Eita's title defense against El Lindaman
31 Kagetora

[Note 4]

1 March 20, 2017 Wakayama Memorial Gate in Wakayama 2017 278 Days 5 Defeated El Lindaman in a tournament final.
32 Yasushi Kanda 2 December 23, 2017 Fukuoka Final Gate 2017 70 Days 0
33 Punch Tominaga 1 March 3, 2018 Osaka Champion Gate in Osaka 2018 18 Days 0
Vacated March 21, 2018 Wakayama The title was declared vacated after Tominaga's title defense against Yasushi Kanda ended in a no contest.
34 Dragon Kid 3 April 6, 2018 Tokyo The Gate of Passion 2018 - Day 3 107 Days 1 Defeated Kagetora in a tournament final to win the vacant title.
35 Eita 2 July 22, 2018 Kobe Kobe Pro Wrestling Festival 2018 64 Days 1
36 Dragon Kid 4 September 25, 2018 Tokyo Dangerous Gate 2018 178 Days 2
37 Susumu Yokosuka 1 March 21, 2019 Wakayama Memorial Gate in Wakayama 2019 228 Days 4
38 Kaito Ishida 1 November 4, 2019 Osaka Gate of Destiny 2019 149+ 2
  1. When Gamma won the title, he discarded the 8 Pieces of the belt, replaced with his own. He changed the name to “Open the Gamma Gate”. However, his reign is still recognized, but his defenses are not a part of the official Brave Gate lineage. Also, when Gamma loses a title defense he said that the victories didn't count and he restarted the matches.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Following a match on July 17, 2011, the reigning champion PAC would be returning home to the United Kingdom for an extended stay. Naoki Tanizaki stole the title and proclaimed himself as the champion in his place. However PAC's reign is considered uninterrupted after all.
  3. Flamita also made two title defenses at Desastre Total Ultraviolento (DTU). Although, Dragon Gate don't officially recognize those title defenses.
  4. When Kagetora won the title, he was known as Jimmy Kagetora until the disbanding of Jimmyz, he reverted back to his old name Kagetora.

List of combined reignsEdit

Indicates the current champion
Rank Wrestler # of
Reigns
Combined
defenses
Combined
days
1 Masato Yoshino / Dr. Muscle 6 16 813
2 Dragon Kid 4 12 733
3 PAC 1 11 447
4 Eita 2 4 354
5 Genki Horiguchi / Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!! 3 8 343
6 Flamita 1 9 290
7 Jimmy Kagetora/Kagetora 1 4 278
8 Naruki Doi 2 5 254
9 Akira Tozawa 1 6 246
10 Susumu Yokosuka 1 4 228
11 Ricochet 1 3 169
12 Yasushi Kanda 1 2 154
13 Yosuke♥Santa Maria 1 2 141
14 Naoki Tanizaki 1 6 134
15 Kotoka 1 1 125
16 CIMA 1 3 119
17 Tigers Mask 1 3 118
18 Gamma 1 0 63
19 Super Shisa 1 1 50
20 Kzy 1 1 47
K-ness. 1 1 47
22 Kaito Ishida1 1 149+
23 Matt Sydal 1 1 41
24 Punch Tominaga 1 0 18
25 Anthony W. Mori 1 0 <1

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