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Early Christmas Tag Team Tournament
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Promotional image featuring the tag teams participating in the tournament
Theme
song(s)
"OPEN THE DREAM GATE" by Diamond✡Yukai
Information
Promotion Dragon Gate
Sponsor(s) GAORA
Date December 1, 2017
December 2, 2017
December 3, 2017
Attendance Day 1: 550
Day 2: 800
Day 3: 850
Venue Sapporo Susukino Mars Gym
City Hokkaido, Japan
Pay-per-view chronology

Memorial Gate in Sendai Early Christmas Tag Team Tournament Final Gate (2017)


The Early Christmas Tag_Team Tournament (アーリークリスマス・タッグトーナメント, Ārīkurisumasu taggutōnamento) was a single-elimination tag team tournament held in Dragon Gate to determine the strongest team in the promotion for the year. The winners of the tournament will be the #1 contender for the Open The Twin Gate Championship.

WinnersEdit

Winners Stable
VerserK (Eita and T-Hawk) VerserK Verserlogo17

Announced competitors Edit

On November 15, 2017 Dragon Gate announced a tag team tournament named Early Christmas Tag Team Tournament. Also, it was the dates for the tournament were announced to be on December 1,2 and 3 and the participants for the tournament. The tournament will feature two unaffiliated, two teams from VerserK, MaxiMuM and Tribe Vanguard and the format of the tournament would be a single-elimination format. The tournament will be to replace this year's Summer Adventure Tag League due to Unit Warfare that led to the 5 Units Survival Race in the August series.

ParticipantsEdit

Teams Stable
Masaaki Mochizuki and Susumu Yokosuka Unaffiliated Dragon Gate logo
Don Fujii and Ryo Saito Unaffiliated Dragon Gate logo
Tribe Vanguard (YAMATO and Yosuke♡Santa Maria) Tribe Vanguard Tribe Vanguard3
North Tribe 001 (BxB Hulk and Kzy) Tribe Vanguard Tribe Vanguard3
MaxiMuM (Big R Shimizu and Naruki Doi) MaxiMuM MaxiMuM
MaxiMuM (Ben-K and Masato Yoshino) MaxiMuM MaxiMuM
VerserK (Shingo Takagi and Yasushi Kanda) VerserK Verserlogo17
VerserK (Eita and T-Hawk) VerserK Verserlogo17

Tournament bracketEdit

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VerserK (Eita and T-Hawk), after winnig the Early Christmas Tag Team Tournament

  First round
(December 1)
Semifinals
(December 2)
Finals
(December 3)
                           
   North Tribe 001
(BxB Hulk and Kzy)
Pin  
 Masaaki Mochizuki and Susumu Yokosuka 17:09  
   North Tribe 001
(BxB Hulk and Kzy)
Pin  
   VerserK
(Shingo Takagi and Yasushi Kanda)
15:24  
 Don Fujii and Ryo Saito Pin
   VerserK
(Shingo Takagi and Yasushi Kanda)
15:43  
     North Tribe 001
(BxB Hulk and Kzy)
Pin
   VerserK
(Eita and T-Hawk)
19:18
   VerserK
(Eita and T-Hawk)
Pin  
 MaxiMuM
(Ben-K and Masato Yoshino)
13:30  
   VerserK
(Eita and T-Hawk)
Pin
   MaxiMuM
(Big R Shimizu and Naruki Doi)
16:49  
 Tribe Vanguard
(YAMATO and Yosuke♡Santa Maria)
Pin
   MaxiMuM
(Big R Shimizu and Naruki Doi)
10:12  


Non-Tournament matches Edit

# Results Stipulations Times
1 Hyo Watanabe, Jason Lee and Kagetora defeated CIMA, Gamma and Shachihoko BOY Six-Man Tag Team match 11:46
2 Genki Horiguchi defeated U-T Singles match, U-T 3 Match Trial Series #1 7:07
3 Shun Skywalker defeated Hyo Watanabe Singles match 6:33
4 MaxiMuM (Ben-K, Jason Lee and Masato Yoshino) defeated Tribe Vanguard (YAMATO and Yosuke♥Santa Maria) and Kagetora Six-Man Tag Team match 12:40
5 Susumu Yokosuka defeated U-T Singles match, U-T 3 Match Trial Series #2 12:16
6 Don Fujii and Genki Horiguchi defeated CIMA and Masaaki Mochizuki Tag Team match 13:30
7 Ben-K defeated Kaito Ishida Singles match 6:09
8 Speed Muscle (Masato Yoshino and Naruki Doi) defeated Genki Horiguchi and Jason Lee Tag Team match 10:50
9 Susumu Yokosuka defeated Shun Skywalker Singles match 6:33
10 Masaaki Mochizuki defeated U-T Singles match, U-T 3 Match Trial Series #3 10:35
11 Big R Shimizu and Ryo Saito defeated VerserK (Shingo Takagi and Yasushi Kanda) Tag Team match 14:31
12 Tribe Vanguard (YAMATO and Yosuke♥Santa Maria) and Kagetora defeated CIMA, Don Fujii and Gamma Six-Man Tag Team match 20:20

See also Edit

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