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Open The Twin Gate Championship
Twingate
Details
Current Champion(s) R.E.D
(BxB Hulk and Kazma Sakamoto)
HulkSakamotoTwin
Date Won January 15, 2020
Promotion(s) Dragon Gate
Date Established October 12, 2007

The Open The Twin Gate Championship is the top tag team championship in Dragon Gate. It succeeded the International Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship (or I-J Heavyweight Tag Team Championship for short) that had previously been revived from the defunct Wrestle and Romance (WAR) promotion.

Overview

The development of the championship was founded through the prize money Naruki Doi and Masato Yoshino earned for winning the inaugural Summer Adventure Tag League in 2007. Once the belts had been commissioned, Doi and Yoshino faced reigning I-J Heavyweight Tag Team Champions Kenichiro Arai and Taku Iwasa to not only decide the first Twin Gate Champions but to also unify the two tag team championships.

The first set of the title belts were blue in strap color with silver plates barring the flags from Japan, America, and Mexico. Since then, they have been replaced with belts that are black in strap color with gold plates. Eita and T-Hawk became the first team to hold the titles four times, while individually YAMATO is the only wrestler to hold the title ten different times. Over the years, the title belt's physical condition got progressively worse, most notably during the reign of Eita and T-Hawk, which led the Dragon Gate logo in the front plate being partially removed, which led Dragon Gate repaired it in May 2018.

Title History

P Indicates for provisional reigns
# Tag Team
(Individual Reigns)
Team Reigns Date Location Event Length Defenses Notes
1 Speed Muscle
(Masato Yoshino and Naruki Doi)
1 October 12, 2007 Tokyo Gate of Victory 2007 - Day 4 119 Days 2 Defeated Tozawa-juku (Kenichiro Arai and Taku Iwasa) to unify the I-J Heavyweight Tag Team Championship.
2 AraIwa
(Kenichiro Arai and Taku Iwasa)
1 February 8, 2008 Tokyo Truth Gate 2008 87 Days 2
3 RyoSuka
(Ryo Saito and Susumu Yokosuka)
1 May 5, 2008 Nagoya, Aichi Dead or Alive (2008) 144 Days 3 Also known as RyoSuka.
4 Speed Muscle
(Masato Yoshino (2) and Naruki Doi (2))
2 September 26, 2008 Osaka Storm Gate 2008 - Day 9 14 Days 0
5 YAMAKong
(Cyber Kong and YAMATO)
1 October 5, 2008 Hakata, Fukuoka Gate of Victory 2008 - Day 1 147 Days 4
6 WARRIORS-5
(Gamma and Susumu Yokosuka (2))
1 March 1, 2009 Osaka Truth Gate 2009 - Day 10 65 Days 1
7 Maraha Isappa
(Genki Horiguchi and Ryo Saito (2))
1 May 5, 2009 Aichi Dead or Alive (2009) 135 Days 3 Also known as Maraha Isappa.
8 TakaYAMA
(Shingo Takagi and YAMATO (2))
1 September 17, 2009 Tokyo Storm Gate 2009 - Day 6 101 Days 3
9 Osaka06
(CIMA and Gamma (2))
1 December 27, 2009 Fukuoka Final Gate (2009) 0 Days 0
Vacated December 27, 2009 Fukuoka Osaka06 vacated titles immediately after winning it.
WARRIORS-5/Osaka06
(CIMA and Gamma (2))
P
December 27, 2009 Fukuoka Final Gate (2009) 56 Days 0 Carried the belts until the decision match and declared provisional champions.
10 Osaka06
(CIMA (2) and Gamma (3))
2 February 10, 2010 Tokyo Truth Gate 2010 - Day 3 40 Days 0 Osaka06 defeated WORLD-1 (Masato Yoshino and Naruki Doi) in a decision match.
11 KAMIKAZE
(Cyber Kong (2) and Shingo Takagi (2))
1 March 22, 2010 Tokyo Compilation Gate 2010 52 Days 1
12 K-neSuka
K-ness and Susumu Yokosuka (3)
1 May 13, 2010 Tokyo Agressive Gate 2010 - Day 1 194 Days 4
13 Team Doi
(Gamma (4) and Naruki Doi (3))
1 November 23, 2010 Osaka Gate of Destiny (2010) 48 Days 1
14 Zetsurins
(Don Fujii and Masaaki Mochizuki)
1 January 10, 2011 Nagoya, Aichi Primal Gate 2011 - Day 2 27 Days 0
15 Maraha Isappa
(Genki Horiguchi (2) and Ryo Saito (3))
2 February 6, 2011 Hakata, Fukuoka Truth Gate 2011 - Day 2 133 Days 2
16 PK-1
(Dragon Kid and PAC)
1 June 19, 2011 Hakata, Fukuoka Champion Gate in Hakata 2011 - Day 2 28 Days 0
17 Spiked Mohicans
(CIMA (3) and Ricochet)
1 July 17, 2011 Kobe, Hyogo Kobe World Pro Wrestling Festival 2011 136 Days 3
Vacated November 30, 2011 Tokyo Spiked Mohicans vacated titles after third defense to focus on individual achivements.
18 Darkside Tension
(Akira Tozawa and BxB Hulk)
1 December 1, 2011 Tokyo Fantastic Gate 2011 - Day 1 94 Days 2 Blood Warriors defeated Junction Three (KAGETORA and Susumu Yokosuka) in a decision match and during their reign tozawa renamed Blood Warriors to MAD BLANKEY.
19 Jimmyz
(Jimmy Kagetora and Jimmy Susumu (4))
1 March 4, 2012 Osaka Champion Gate in Osaka 2012 - Day 2 98 Days 3
20 MAD BLANKEY
(BxB Hulk (2) and Naoki Tanisaki)
1 June 10, 2012 Sapporo, Hokkaido Gate of Maximum 2012 - Day 5 7 Days 0
21 Jimmyz
(Jimmy Kagetora (2) and Jimmy Susumu (5))
2 June 17, 2012 Hakata, Fukuoka Champion Gate in Hakata 2012 - Day 2 35 Days 0 Won a three-way elimination match with MAD BLANKEY and WindowsMG (K-ness and Kenichiro Arai).
22 TakaYAMA 
(Shingo Takagi (3) and YAMATO (3))
2 July 22, 2012 Kobe, Hyogo Kobe World Pro Wrestling Festival 2012 63 Days 1
23 Team Veteran Returns
(Don Fujii (2) and Masaaki Mochizuki (2))
2 September 23, 2012 Tokyo Dangerous Gate 2012 160 Days 6
24 MAD BLANKEY
(BxB Hulk (3) and Uhaa Nation)
1 March 2, 2013 Osaka Champion Gate 2013 - Day 1 64 Days 1
25 TAKAYama
(Shingo Takagi (4) and YAMATO (4))
3 May 5, 2013 Aichi Dead or Alive 2013 41 Days 1
26 Darkside Tension
(Akira Tozawa (2) and BxB Hulk (4))
2 June 15, 2013 Fukuoka Champion Gate In Hakata 2013 36 Days 0
27 WORLD-1 INTERNATIONAL
(Naruki Doi (4) and Ricochet (2))
1 July 21, 2013 Kobe, Hyogo Kobe World Pro Wrestling Festival 2013 40 Days 0
28 DK-ness
(Dragon Kid (2) and K-ness (2))
1 August 30, 2013 Kobe, Hyogo Gate of Generation 2013 - Day 13 8 Days 0
Vacated September 7, 2013 Osaka We Are Team Veteran or DK-ness vacated the titles along with Open The Triangle Gate Championship due to Dragon Kid injury.
Millenials
(Eita and T-Hawk)
P
September 28, 2013 Kobe Summer Adventure Tag League 2013 36 Days 0 Defeated MAD BLANKEY (BxB Hulk and YAMATO) in the finals of the 2013 Summer Adventure Tag League to become provisional champions.
29 Millenials
(Eita and T-Hawk (2))
1 November 3, 2013 Osaka Gate of Destiny (2013) 35 Days 0 Defeated We Are Team Veteran or DK-ness in proper decision match to become officials champions.
30 YAMADoi
(Naruki Doi (5) and YAMATO (5))
1 December 8, 2013 Hokkaido Fantastic Gate 2013 - Day 2 14 Days 0
31 MONSTER EXPRESS
(Akira Tozawa (3) and Shingo Takagi (5))
1 December 22, 2013 Fukuoka Final Gate (2013) 210 Days 5
32 Millenials
(Eita (2) and T-Hawk (3))
2 July 20, 2014 Kobe, Hyogo Kobe World Pro Wrestling Festival 2014 105 Days 2
33 Osaka06
(CIMA (4) and Gamma (5))
3 November 2, 2014 Osaka Gate of Destiny (2014) 31 Days 0
34 Millenials
(Eita (3) and T-Hawk (4))
3 December 3, 2014 Tokyo Fantastic Gate 2014 - Day 1 25 Days 0
35 YAMAKong
(Cyber Kong (3) and YAMATO (6))
2 December 28, 2014 Fukuoka Final Gate (2014) 14 Days 0
36 Amigo Tag
(Masato Yoshino (3) and Shachihoko BOY)
1 March 1, 2015 Osaka Champion Gate in Osaka 2015 - Day 2 104 Days 2
37 YAMADoi
(Naruki Doi (6) and YAMATO (7))
2 June 13, 2015 Fukuoka Champion Gate 2015 in Hakata - Day 1 267 Days 9 MAD BLANKEY disbanded and their reign continued under the VerserK unit.
38 MONSTER EXPRESS
(Big R Shimizu and T-Hawk (5))
1 March 6, 2016 Osaka Champion Gate in Osaka 2016 - Day 2 105 Days 1
39 Jimmyz
(Jimmy Kagetora (3) and Jimmy Susumu (6))
3 June 19, 2016 Kyoto Gate of Maximum 2016 - Day 2 137 Days 4
40 CK-1
(CIMA (5) and Dragon Kid (3))
1 November 3, 2016 Osaka Gate of Destiny 2016 397 Days 9
Vacated December 5, 2017 Tokyo CIMA was forced to relinquish the titles after he lost a Six-Man Tag Team match, where as per the stipulation, he had to relinquish the titles since Dragon Kid was injured.
41 VerserK/ANTIAS
(Eita (4) and T-Hawk (6))
4 December 23, 2017 Fukuoka Final Gate 2017 134 Days 2 Defeated CIMASuka (CIMA and Susumu Yokosuka) to win the vacant titles. Previously held the titles under Millenials unit. VerserK renamed to ANTIAS and their reign continued under the ANTIAS unit.
42 Big Ben
(Ben-K and Big R Shimizu (2))
1 May 6, 2018 Aichi Dead or Alive 2018 77 Days 1
43 Tribe Vanguard
(YAMATO (8) and BxB Hulk (5))
1 July 22, 2018 Kobe Kobe Pro Wrestling Festival 2018 150 Days 4
Vacated December 19, 2018 Vacated after Hulk suffered a neck injury.
44 Big Ben
(Ben-K (2) and Big R Shimizu (3))
2 December 23, 2018 Fukuoka Final Gate 2018 126 Days 2
45 Tribe Vanguard
(YAMATO (9) and KAI)
1 April 28, 2019 Fukuoka The Gate of Passion - Day 12 84 Days 0
46 R.E.D
(Eita (5) and Big R Shimizu (4))
1 July 21, 2019 Kobe Kobe Pro-Wrestling Festival (2019) 147 Days 3
47 Tribe Vanguard
(YAMATO (10) and BxB Hulk (6))
2 December 15, 2019 Fukuoka Final Gate 2019 6
Days
0
Vacated December 21, 2019 Kyoto Titles were declared vacant when Hulk turned on YAMATO.
48 R.E.D
(BxB Hulk (7) and Kazma Sakamoto)
1 January 15, 2020 Tokyo Open The New Year Gate 2020 44+ 0 Defeated Dragon Gate (YAMATO and Ben-K) in a tournament final to win the titles.

List of combined reigns

By team

Rank [1] Team Reigns Defenses Combined days
1 CK-1
(CIMA and Dragon Kid)
1 9 397
2 Millenials/VerserK/ANTIAS
(Eita and T-Hawk)
4 4 300
3 YAMADoi
(Naruki Doi and YAMATO)
2 9 287
4 Maraha Isappa
(Genki Horiguchi and Ryo Saito)
2 5 278
5 Jimmyz
(Jimmy Kagetora and Jimmy Susumu)
3 7 270
6 MONSTER EXPRESS
(Akira Tozawa and Shingo Takagi)
1 5 210
YAMAKong
(Cyber Kong and YAMATO)
2 4 210
7 TAKAYama
(Shingo Takagi and YAMATO)
3 5 205
8 Big Ben
(Ben-K and Big R Shimizu)
1 2 203
9 K-neSuka
(K-ness and Susumu Yokosuka)
1 4 194
10 Zetsurins
(Don Fujii and Masaaki Mochizuki)
2 6 187
11 Tribe Vanguard
(YAMATO and BxB Hulk)
2 4 156
12 R.E.D
(Big R Shimizu and Eita)
1 3 147
13 RyoSuka
(Ryo Saito and Susumu Yokosuka)
1 3 144
14 Spiked Mohicans
(CIMA and Ricochet)
1 3 136
15 Darkside Tension
(Akira Tozawa and BxB Hulk)
2 2 130
16 Speed Muscle
(Masato Yoshino and Naruki Doi)
2 2 128
17 MONSTER EXPRESS
(Big R Shimizu and T-Hawk)
1 1 105

18

Amigo Tag
(Masato Yoshino and Shachihoko BOY)
1 2 104

19

AraIwa
(Kenichiro Arai and Taku Iwasa)
1 2 87
20 Tribe Vanguard
(YAMATO and KAI)
1 0 84
21 Osaka06
(CIMA and Gamma)
3 0 72
22 WARRIORS-5
(Gamma and Susumu Yokosuka)
1 1 65
23 MAD BLANKEY
(BxB Hulk and Uhaa Nation)
1 1 64
23 KAMIKAZE
(Cyber Kong and Shingo Takagi)
1 1 52
24 Team Doi
(Gamma and Naruki Doi)
1 1 48
25 WORLD-1 INTERNATIONAL
(Naruki Doi and Ricochet)
1 0 40
26 PK-1
(Dragon Kid and PAC)
1 0 28
27 DK-ness
(Dragon Kid and K-ness)
1 0 8
28 MAD BLANKEY
(BxB Hulk and Naoki Tanisaki)
1 0 7
29 R.E.D †
(BxB Hulk and Kazma Sakamoto)
1 0 44+

By wrestler

Rank Wrestler Reigns Defenses Combined Days
1 YAMATO 10 22 936
2 Susumu Yokosuka 6 15 673
3 CIMA 5 12 604
4 Naruki Doi 6 12 497
5 Shingo Takagi 5 11 467
6 Big R Shimizu 4 6 455
7 Eita 4 7 447
8 Dragon Kid 3 9 433
9 Ryo Saito 3 8 412
10 Naoki Tanisaki/T-Hawk 6 4 411
11 BxB Hulk † 7 7 402+
12 Akira Tozawa 3 7 340
13 Jimmy Kagetora 3 7 270
14 Genki Horiguchi 2 5 268
15 Cyber Kong 3 5 262
16 Masato Yoshino 3 4 232
17 K-ness 2 4 202
18 Ben-K 2 3 203
19 Don Fujii 2 6 187
20 Masaaki Mochizuki 2 6 187
21 Gamma 5 2 184
22 Ricochet 2 2 176
23 Shachihoko BOY 1 2 104
24 Kenichiro Arai 1 2 87
Taku Iwasa 1 2 87
25 KAI 1 0 84
26 Uhaa Nation 1 1 64
27 PAC 1 0 28
28 Kazma Sakamoto † 1 0 44+

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