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Open The Dream Gate Championship
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Current Champion(s) Masaaki Mochizuki
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Date Won September 18, 2017
Promotion(s) Dragon Gate
Date Established July 4, 2004


The Open The Dream Gate Championship is the top singles championship in Dragon Gate. It is the successor to the Ultimo Dragon Gym Championship from Toryumon Japan, which had been discontinued as a result of the split from Toryumon. Being the last Ultimo Dragon Gym Champion, CIMA was named the first Dream Gate Champion.

OverviewEdit

The belt itself is rather unique. The name of the champion is engraved onto a plate, which is then placed on the face of the belt and protected by a locked gate. For a competitor to be a challenger for the title, he must secure a Challenger's Key. If the champion successfully defends the title, the loser's key is added to the belt as a trophy. If the challenger wins the title, the key will unlock the gate, allowing him to replace the old nameplate with his own.

Each champion can devise their own method for how one can secure a Challenger's Key. Most of the time, these are done through the creation of matches, like in CIMA's third reign by holding battle royal matches dubbed CIMA Royale. Other times, there are different methods, such as when Masato Yoshino used a lottery system to determine his next challenger. Sometimes, the winner of the King of Gate tournament will be granted a Challenger's Key as proof of their being the strongest competitor over the previous one year period.

Since its inception, Dream Gate has not only been defended in every Kobe World Hall pay-per-view event, but it has also been placed indefinitely as the show's main event. A slight exception was made in 2006 when a No Rope Bonus Match took place after the Dream Gate match, and while it appeared to have aired on pay-per-view it was officially considered a post-show dark match.

In 2013, then-champion CIMA vowed to defend the belt once every month so long as he remained champion. Though his reign ended in July, the concept remained with the addition of the belt being defended on every show at Korakuen Hall. This is even if it had already been defended on another show during the month, such as Masato Yoshino defending on November 3 as part of the Gate of Destiny pay-per-view and then the belt being defended four days later at Korakuen Hall and also in 2017 YAMATO defended the title in 5-Way Survival Steel Cage match at the Dead or Alive against Shingo Takagi, BxB Hulk, Cyber Kong and Naruki Doi. The original title belt was lost following Dragon Gate's July 20, 2015, event, which forced the promotion to create a new belt, which debuted on August 16, 2015.

Title HistoryEdit

# Wrestler Reign Date Location Event Length Defenses Successful defenses Notes
1 CIMA 1 July 4, 2004 Kobe, Hyogo Live Event 175

Days

1 1. defeated Susumu Yokosuka on September 17, 2004 Was awarded the title for being last Ultimo Dragon Gym Champion; made official in Tokyo on August 1, 2004.
2 Masaaki Mochizuki 1 December 16, 2004 Tokyo Gate of Legend 323

Days

4 1. defeated Ryo Saito on February 6, 2005
2. defeated Don Fujii on May 11, 2005
3. defeated TAKA Michinoku on July 3, 2005
4. defeated Shingo Takagi on September 18, 2005
3 Magnitude Kishiwada 1 November 4, 2005 Tokyo Crown Gate 2005 - Day 3 112

Days

2 1. defeated Kenichiro Arai on December 4, 2005
2. defeated Anthony W. Mori on February 11, 2006
4 Ryo Saito 1 February 24, 2006 Tokyo, Japan Truth Gate 2006 - Day 8 58

Days

0
5 Susumu Yokosuka 1 April 23, 2006 Tokyo Glorious Gate 2006 - Day 8 214

Days

3 1. defeated BxB Hulk on May 7, 2006
2. defeated Dragon Kid on July 2, 2006
3. defeated Pentagon Black on September 17, 2006
6 Don Fujii 1 November 23, 2006 Tokyo Crown Gate 2006 - Day 6 122

Days

1 1. defeated Masaaki Mochizuki on February 4, 2007
7 Jushin Thunder Liger 1 March 25, 2007 Tsu, Mie Memorial Gate 2007 98

Days

1 1. defeated Masaaki Mochizuki on April 17, 2007
8 CIMA 2 July 1, 2007 Kobe, Hyogo Kobe World Pro Wrestling Festival 2007 364

Days

6 1. defeated Taku Iwasa on August 11, 2007
2. defeated Naruki Doi on September 22, 2007
3. defeated Shingo Takagi on November 25, 2007
4. defeated Gamma on February 3, 2008
5. defeated Masato Yoshino on March 20, 2008
6. defeated Ryo Saito on April 27, 2008
Vacated June 29, 2008 Osaka CIMA vacated title due to injury.
9 Shingo Takagi 1 July 27, 2008 Kobe, Hyogo Kobe World Pro Wrestling Festival 2008 154

Days

3 1. defeated Cyber Kong on August 31 2008
2. defeated TAKA Michinoku on September 28, 2008
3. defeated Susumu Yokosuka on November 16, 2008
Defeated BxB Hulk in a decision match.
10 Naruki Doi 1 December 28, 2008 Fukuoka Final Gate 2008 - Day 3 449

Days

8 1. defeated Taku Iwasa on February 8, 2008
2. defeated Koji Kanemoto on March 22, 2009
3. defeated Akebono on May 5, 2009
4. defeated Masato Yoshino on June 11, 2009
5. defeated CIMA on July 19, 2009
6. defeated Susumu Yokosuka on October 25, 2009
7. defeated BxB Hulk on November 23, 2009
8. defeated Magnitude Kishiwada on December 11, 2009
11 YAMATO 1 March 22, 2010 Tokyo Compilation Gate 2010 111

Days

3 1. defeated Susumu Yokosuka on March 27, 2010
2. defeated Shingo Takagi on May 5, 2010
3. defeated Masaaki Mochizuki on May 13, 2010
12 Masato Yoshino 1 July 11, 2010 Kobe, Hyogo Kobe World Pro Wrestling Festival 2010 277

Days

4 1. defeated Ryo Saito on October 10, 2010
2. defeated CIMA on November 11, 2010
3. defeated Naruki Doi on December 26, 2010
4. defeated Don Fujii on January 18, 2011
13 Masaaki Mochizuki 2 April 14, 2011 Tokyo Champion Gate 2011 - Day 3 255

Days

6 1. defeated YAMATO on May 5, 2011
2. defeated Yasushi Kanda on June 19, 2011
3. defeated BxB Hulk on July 17, 2011
4. defeated Cyber Kong on August 21, 2011
5. defeated Akira Tozawa on October 13, 2011
6. defeated Ryo Saito on November 3, 2011
14 CIMA 3 December 25, 2011 Fukuoka Final Gate 2011 574

Days

15 1. defeated Jimmy Susumu on February 5, 2012
2. defeated PAC on March 4, 2012
3. defeated Cyber Kong on May 6, 2012
4. defeated Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!! on June 17, 2012
5. defeated Akira Tozawa on July 22, 2012
6. defeated YAMATO on August 22, 2012
7. defeated Naruki Doi on September 23, 2012
8. defeated Masato Yoshino on October 21, 2012
9. defeated BxB Hulk & Shingo Takagi on December 23, 2012
10. defeated Ryo "Jimmy" Saito on January 20, 2013
11. defeated Jimmy Kanda on February 11, 2013
12. defeated Masato Yoshino on March 3, 2013
13. defeated K-ness on April 4, 2013
14. defeated Akira Tozawa on May 5, 2013
15. defeated Ricochet on June 16, 2013
15 Shingo Takagi 2 July 21, 2013 Kobe, Hyogo Kobe World Pro Wrestling Festival 2013 33

Days

0
16 YAMATO 2 August 23, 2013 Tokyo The Gate Of Generation 2013 - Day 10 48

Days

1 1. defeated Ryo "Jimmy" Saito on September 12, 2013
17 Masato Yoshino 2 October 10, 2013 Tokyo The Gate of Victory - Day 5 143

Days

4 1. defeated Naruki Doi on November 3, 2013
2. defeated T-Hawk on November 7, 2013
1. defeated BxB Hulk on December 22, 2013
4. defeated Masaaki Mochizuki on January 16, 2014
18 Ricochet 1 March 2, 2014 Osaka Champion Gate In Osaka 2014 - Day 2 64

Days

1 1. defeated Uhaa Nation on March 6, 2014
19 YAMATO 3 May 5, 2014 Nagoya Dead or Alive 2014 76

Days

2 1. defeated Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!! on May 25, 2014
2. defeated Jimmy Susumu on June 15, 2014
20 BxB Hulk 1 July 20, 2014 Kobe Kobe World Pro Wrestling Festival 2014 16 Days 0
Naruki Doi
Provisional
August 5, 2014 Tokyo Scandal Gate 2014 12 Days 0 Defeated Hulk in a four-on-one Handicap match where is partners were Kzy, Cyber Kong and Mondai Ryu. Afterwards Doi was recognized as a "provisional" champion, pending a rematch.
20 BxB Hulk 1(2) August 17, 2014 Tokyo Dangerous Gate 2014 301 Days 7 1. defeated Naruki Doi on August 17, 2014
2. defeated Cyber Kong on October 5, 2014
3. defeated Akira Tozawa on November 2, 2014
4. defeated Shingo Takagi on December 28, 2014
5. defeated Jimmy Susumu on February 5, 2015
6. defeated Uhaa Nation on March 1, 2015
7. defeated Cyber Kong on May 5, 2015
Defeated Naruki Doi in a rematch to resume his reign and make his first successful title defense.
21 Masato Yoshino 3 June 14, 2015 Fukuoka Champion Gate in Hakata 2015 - Day 2 63 Days 1 1. defeated T-Hawk on July 20, 2015
22 Shingo Takagi 3 August 16, 2015 Tokyo Dangerous Gate 2015 182 Days 4 1. defeated Don Fujii on October 4, 2015
2. defeated Masaaki Mochizuki on November 1, 2015
x. vs Gamma ended in a no contest on December 3, 2015
3. defeated CIMA on December 27 2015
Takagi's defense against Gamma was declared an unsuccessful attempt & Takagi didn't receive a Dream Key due to massive interference by VerserK/a no contest on 12/3/2015
23 Jimmy Susumu 2 Febuary 14, 2016 Fukuoka Truth Gate 2016 - Day 8 21 Days 0 Previously known as Susumu Yokosuka.
24 Shingo Takagi 4 March 6, 2016 Tokyo Champion Gate in Osaka 2016 - Day 2 140 Days 1 1. defeated Ryo "Jimmy" Saito on March 21, 2016
25 YAMATO 4 July 24, 2016 Kobe Kobe World Pro Wrestling Festival 2016 421 Days 6 1. defeated Akira Tozawa on September 22, 2016
2. defeated Naruki Doi on December 25, 2016
3. defeated BxB Hulk on February 2, 2017
4. defeated Cyber Kong on March 5, 2017
5. defeated Cyber Kong, Naruki Doi, BxB Hulk and Shingo Takagi on May 5, 2017
6. defeated T-Hawk on July 23, 2017
26 Masaaki Mochizuki 3 September 18, 2017 Oita Dangerous Gate 2017 87+ 1 1. defeated Susumu Yokosuka on November 3, 2017

Combined reignsEdit

Indicates the current champion
Rank Wrestler No. of
reigns
Combined
defenses
Combined
days
1 CIMA 3 22 1,113
2 Masaaki Mochizuki 3 11 662+
3 YAMATO 4 12 656
4 Shingo Takagi 4 8 509
5 Masato Yoshino 3 9 483
6 Naruki Doi 1 8 449
7 BxB Hulk 1 7 329
8 Susumu Yokosuka / Jimmy Susumu 2 3 235
9 Don Fujii 1 1 122
10 Magnitude Kishiwada 1 2 112
11 Jushin Thunder Liger 1 1 98
12 Ricochet 1 1 64
13 Ryo Saito 1 0 58

GalleryEdit

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Dragon Gate
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Wrestlers
Verserlogo17 "brother" YASSHIEl LindamanPunch TominagaShingo TakagiT-HawkTakashi YoshidaYasushi KandaEita
Over Generation CIMADragon KidGammaKaito IshidaTakehiro YamamuraMondai Ryu
Tribe Vanguard BxB HulkFlamitaKzyYAMATOYosuke♥Santa Maria
MaxiMuM Ben-KBig R ShimizuKotokaJason LeeMasato YoshinoNaruki Doi
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Independent
Don Fujii"Hollywood" Stalker IchikawaHyou WatanabeTakao TakashimaKeni'chiro Arai · Masaaki MochizukiShachihoko BOYShun SkywalkerSuper ShisaU-TYuki YoshiokaGenki HoriguchiKagetoraK-ness.Susumu YokosukaRyo Saito
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Championships
Active Open the Dream GateOpen the Brave GateOpen the Twin GateOpen the Triangle GateOpen the Owarai Gate
Inactive Open the Freedom GateOpen the United GateOpen the Owarai Twin GateI-J Heavyweight Tag Team ChampionshipInternational Junior Heavyweight Championship
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Tournaments
Current King of GateSummer Adventure Tag League5 Units Survival Race
Defuncted El Numero UnoKing of ChopRey De Parejas
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Events
Champion GateMemorial Gate in WakayamaDead or AliveKobe World Pro Wrestling FestivalScandal GateDangerous GateGate of DestinyMemorial Gate in SendaiFinal Gate

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