The official logo of the unit
|Debut||December 18, 2019|
|Disbanded||December 20, 2020|
Toryumon Generation (闘龍門世代 Tōryūmon Sedai), commonly abbreviated as Toryumon (闘龍門 Tōryūmon) is a professional wrestling stable in the Dragon Gate (DG) promotion. The stable was founded on December 18, 2019, by Último Drágon and his students that were trained by him as part of the class of Ultimo Dragon Gym graduates.
The stable was founded after Último Drágon entered a feud with villainous stable R.E.D, leading him to be joined by his former students. Afterwards, the stable became part of a feud with Dragon Gate and R.E.D in a "Generation War". His former suspended their own stables in order to unite all wrestlers from the Toryumon generation to form the stable. During the "Generation War", the stable was joined by Toryumon's original Shuji Kondo. As part of the storyline, Naruki Doi brought the Open The Dream Gate Championship, while Dragon Kid, Ryo Saito, and Kenichiro Arai brought the Open The Triangle Gate Championship to the stable. The stable was forced to disband on December 20, 2020, after losing to R.E.D in a No Disqualification Losing Unit Disbands match.
History[edit | edit source]
Background[edit | edit source]
During Último Drágon's time working for World Championship Wrestling (WCW) in the United States, Dragón decided to open up a wrestling school to give Japanese hopefuls the chance to learn the Mexican Lucha Libre style. The wrestling school operated after the same principles of a university, divided into classes with several terms where wrestlers would "graduate" (debut) at the same time. The first class of Último Dragón Gym graduates began their own promotion, Toryumon Japan, while the second class of graduates called their promotion Toryumon 2000 Project, which primarily used a submission based style called Llave (Spanish for "Key" the Lucha libre term for submission locks). T2P ran until January 27, 2003, when the roster was absorbed into Toryumon Japan. In June 2004, Último Dragón left the promotion altogether and took the Toryumon name and trademarks with him since he owned the rights. Subsequently, Toryumon Japan changed its name to Dragon Gate, continuing the traditions of Toryumon Japan including references to Último Dragón.
Formation[edit | edit source]
In July 2019, Último Drágon returned to Dragon Gate as part of the celebration of its 20th anniversary, when the promotion was founded as Toryumon Japan. Afterwards, one of his former students began asking Drágon to join the promotion full-time, leading him to accept. In September, Drágon began a feud with R.E.D, leading him to be joined by his former students Darkness Dragon, Ryo Saito, and Super Shisa. On October 8, Dragón, Saito, Shisa and Darkness Dragon defeated R.E.D. Afterwards, Dragón joined by his former students Kenichiro Arai, Yasushi Kanda (who turned on R.E.D) and later "brother" YASSHI, Genki Horiguchi, and Susumu Yokosuka continuing a series of matches between the two sides. On December 4, Dragón defeated Eita by disqualification, after Eita removed Dragón’s mask. Afterwards, R.E.D attacked Dragón until his former students Naruki Doi and Masato Yoshino made the save. The Green and Red Masked Demons were forced to a match, leading Dragón, Doi, and Yoshino to face Eita, Red, and Green Mask Demons to face in a losing effort, after Kaito Ishida revealed himself to be the Green Masked Demon, turning on MaxiMuM.
Generation War[edit | edit source]
In December, Dragón's feud with R.E.D escalated to a "Generation War" against Dragon Gate and R.E.D, with Dragón and his former students "brother" YASSHI, Don Fujii, Dragon Kid, Genki Horiguchi, Kagetora, K-ness., Keni'chiro Arai, Konomama Ichikawa, Masato Yoshino, Naruki Doi, Ryo Saito, Shachihoko BOY, Super Shisa and Yasushi Kanda forming the stable.
On December 26, Dragon Gate announced the participating teams in a tournament to crown the new Open The Twin Gate Champions. In the tournament, Toryumon would be represented by four teams taking part in the tournament to crown the new Open The Twin Gate Champions, Kid and Kagetora; Fujii and Kanda; Horiguchi and Saito; Yoshino and Yokosuka. All four teams failed to win the tournament, with Yoshino and Yokosuka being eliminated in the semifinals to Ben-K and YAMATO on January 15. Afterwards, Yoshino and Yokosuka were attacked by R.E.D. During the event, Saito and Dragon Gate's Strong Machine J pinned one-third of the Open The Triangle Gate Champions H.Y.O. Afterwards, Arai, Kid, and Saito challenged R.E.D to a match for the Open The Triangle Gate Championship. Also in the event, Doi was challenged by Dragon Gate's Kzy to a match for his Open The Dream Gate Championship. Later that night, Yoshino revealed Shuji Kondo to be the stable newest member, after Yoshino challenged the Dragon Gate duo of Ben-K and YAMATO and the R.E.D's duo of BxB Hulk and Eita to match. Later that month, two teams of Toryumon took part in the 2020 Ashiyanikki Cup 6 Man Tag Team Tournament, Kid, Horiguchi, and Yokosuka; and Doi, Saito, and Yoshino. In the first round, Kid, Horiguchi, and Yokosuka were eliminated from the tournament by the Dragon Gate trio of Ben-K, Dragon Dia and Strong Machine J. Meanwhile, Doi, Saito, and Yoshino were eliminated in the semifinals by the R.E.D trio of (Big R Shimizu, Eita, and Kaito Ishida).
The second big event of the storyline was on February 7 with a card full of matches between members of Toryumon, Dragon Gate, and R.E.D. On that night, Kid, Saito, and Arai won the Open The Triangle Gate Championship by defeating R.E.D (Diamante, H.Y.O, and Takashi Yoshida) and Dragon Gate (Keisuke Okuda, Strong Machine J, Yosuke♡Santa Maria) in a three-way match. Later that night, Kondo and Yoshino won their match against R.E.D members BxB Hulk and Eita, and Dragon Gate members KAI and YAMATO. Afterwards, General Manager Takayuki Yagi announced a six-way match between all wrestlers that took part in the match. However, the match ended up being canceled, because of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. On February 29 on the first night of the Champion Gate in Osaka, Arai, Kid, and Saito lost the Open The Triangle Gate Championship to Ben-K, Dragon Dia, and Strong Machine J. From May 15 to June 7, six members of Toryumon took part in the 2020 King of Gate. During the tournament, Doi was defeated by Kaito Ishida in the quarterfinals. After winning a battle royal to return to the tournament, Doi was the only Toryumon member to reach the finals, losing to Eita in the finals on June 7, to finish as runner-up. On July 4, Kondo was revealed as the unknown member to team with Doi and Yoshino in a winning effort against R.E.D's Eita, H.Y.O, and Takashi Yoshida. On August 2, at Memorial Gate in Wakayama, Toryumon was represented in a three-way six-man tag team stable war wakayama rules tornado match, which Kid, Horiguchi, and Kondo were eliminated by R.E.D's Big R Shimizu, Diamante and Kaito Ishida to lose the match. In the main event, Doi lost the Open The Dream Gate Championship to Eita.
On September 21, at Dangerous Gate, Yoshino took part in the six-way steel cage survival match. The match ended with Yoshino, and R.E.D's Big R Shimizu and Eita still in the steel cage. After Eita retreived the fourth flag, Yoshino defeated Shimizu, after he retrieved the last flag of the match, following the help from Dragon. Afterwards, the members of Toryumon convinced Yoshino to postpone his retirement due to circuntances created by the COVID-19, leading him to accept. On December 2, Doi, Yoshino, Kid, and Kondo faced R.E.D's Eita, Kaito Ishida, SB KENTo and H.Y.O. The match ended by disqualification, after KENTo removed Kid's mask, before Kid put back on. Afterwards, Madoka Kikuta and Taketo Kamei made the save, but instead Kikuta turned heel, removing Kid's mask, before turning on Kamei, revealing himself to be R.E.D's newest member. Doi, Yoshino, Kid, Kondo and Kamei faced Eita, Kaito Ishida, KENTo, H.Y.O and Kikuta in a losing effort after Kikuta pinned Yoshino. After the match, H.Y.O revealed his in-ring, which he won at Kobe Pro-Wrestling Festival, challenging Toryumon to a No Disqualification Losing Unit Disbands match at Final Gate. On December 20, at Final Gate, Toryumon was forced to disband, after losing to R.E.D in No Disqualification Losing Unit Disbands match.
Members[edit | edit source]
|"brother" YASSHI||December 18, 2019 – December 20, 2020|
|Don Fujii/Don King Fujii||December 18, 2019 – December 20, 2020|
|Dragon Kid||December 18, 2019 – December 20, 2020|
|Genki Horiguchi||December 18, 2019 – December 20, 2020|
|Kagetora||December 18, 2019 – December 20, 2020|
|Keni'chiro Arai||December 18, 2019 – December 20, 2020|
|K-ness.||December 18, 2019 – December 20, 2020|
|Konomama Ichikawa||December 18, 2019 – December 20, 2020|
|Masato Yoshino||December 18, 2019 – December 20, 2020|
|Naruki Doi||December 18, 2019 – December 20, 2020|
|Último Drágon||December 18, 2019 – December 20, 2020|
|Ryo Saito||December 18, 2019 – December 20, 2020|
|Shachihoko BOY||December 18, 2019 – December 20, 2020|
|Susumu Yokosuka||December 18, 2019 – December 20, 2020|
|Shuji Kondo||January 15, 2019 – December 20, 2020|
|Super Shisa||December 18, 2019 – December 20, 2020|
|Yasushi Kanda||December 18, 2019 – December 20, 2020|
Sub-groups[edit | edit source]
|Speed Muscle||Naruki Doi
|2019–2020||Tag team||Dragon Gate|
|Maraha Isappa||Genki Horiguchi
|2019–2020||Tag team||Dragon Gate|
Championships and Accomplishments[edit | edit source]
- All Japan Pro Wrestling
- Asuka Project
- Dragon Gate
- Kyushu Pro Wrestling
- Kyushu Pro Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Horiguchi and Yokosuka
Gallery[edit | edit source]