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The Kobe World Pro Wrestling Festival is a major professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event and a Gaora TV event, held by the Japanese professional wrestling promotion Dragon Gate and it is an annual pay-per-view event. It occurs every July at Kobe World Kinen Hall in Kobe, Japan. The Kobe World Pro Wrestling Festival is the successor to the Toryumon Japan Aniversario shows. It is the biggest, and arguably the most important, event of the year, equivalent to the WWE's WrestleMania and the NJPW's January 4 Dome Show. The attendance has grown over the years, being the higgest 9,800 persons on 2017 the most seen of the all years and often surpassing previously set record numbers for the promotion.

Dragon Gate often invites other promotions, Japanese and international, to participate in their Kobe World Pro Wrestling Festival shows like AAA, New Japan Pro Wrestling, Kaientai Dojo, Pro Wrestling Zero1. The shows have regularly featured wrestlers from all over Japan including Masakatsu Funaki, Yoshiaki Fujiwara and Masato Tanaka.

EventsEdit

# Event Date City Venue Attendance Main event
1 Kobe World Pro Wrestling Festival (2005) July 3, 2005 Kobe, Japan Kobe World Kinen Hall 7,500 Masaaki Mochizuki (c) versus Taka Michinoku for the Open The Dream Gate Championship
2 Kobe World Pro Wrestling Festival (2006) July 2, 2006 Kobe, Japan Kobe World Kinen Hall 8,500 Susumu Yokosuka (c) versus Dragon Kid for the Open The Dream Gate Championship
3 Kobe World Pro Wrestling Festival (2007) July 1, 2007 Kobe, Japan Kobe World Kinen Hall 9,000 Jushin Thunder Liger (c) versus CIMA for the Open The Dream Gate Championship
4 Kobe World Pro Wrestling Festival (2008) July 27, 2008 Kobe, Japan Kobe World Kinen Hall 9,000 Shingo Takagi versus BxB Hulk for the vacant Open The Dream Gate Championship
5 Kobe World Pro Wrestling Festival (2009) July 19, 2009 Kobe, Japan Kobe World Kinen Hall 9,300 Naruki Doi (Dream) versus CIMA (Brave) for the Open The Dream Gate Championship and the Open The Brave Gate Championship
6 Kobe World Pro Wrestling Festival (2010) July 11, 2010 Kobe, Japan Kobe World Kinen Hall 9,300 YAMATO (c) versus Masato Yoshino for the Open The Dream Gate Championship
7 Kobe World Pro Wrestling Festival (2011) July 17, 2011 Kobe, Japan Kobe World Kinen Hall 9,400 Masaaki Mochizuki (c) versus BxB Hulk for the Open The Dream Gate Championship
8 Kobe World Pro Wrestling Festival (2012) July 22, 2012 Kobe, Japan Kobe World Kinen Hall 9,500 CIMA (c) versus Akira Tozawa for the Open The Dream Gate Championship
9 Kobe World Pro Wrestling Festival (2013) July 17, 2013 Kobe, Japan Kobe World Kinen Hall 9,600 CIMA (c) versus Shingo Takagi for the Open The Dream Gate Championship
10 Kobe World Pro Wrestling Festival (2014) July 20, 2014 Kobe, Japan Kobe World Kinen Hall 9,400 YAMATO (c) versus BxB Hulk for the Open The Dream Gate Championship
11 Kobe World Pro Wrestling Festival (2015) July 20, 2015 Kobe, Japan Kobe World Kinen Hall 9,650 Masato Yoshino (c) versus T-Hawk for the Open The Dream Gate Championship
12 Kobe World Pro Wrestling Festival (2016) July 24, 2016 Kobe, Japan Kobe World Kinen Hall 9,650 Shingo Takagi (c) versus YAMATO for the Open The Dream Gate Championship
13 Kobe World Pro Wrestling Festival (2017) July 23, 2017 Kobe, Japan Kobe World Kinen Hall 9,800 YAMATO (c) versus T-Hawk for the Open The Dream Gate Championship
(c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match


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