For those new to my (@Joesuffers) power rankings,  the calculation of these rankings will be based off:

  • Wrestlers win/loss records during the previous month
  • The position of the match on the card (a win in the main event is worth more points than a win in the opening match. A Loss in the main event minuses less points than losing in the opening match of the night.)
  • PPV and TV Show wins are worth more points than house shows
  • Title match wins and losses are also worth more points.

Today we look at the Dragon Gate and the rankings cover every show of 2018 up to and including the March 19 shows.

1. Eita
2. T-Hawk

At Open the New Year Gate Tag 3 on 1/16, Eita teamed with his ANTIAS team mates El Lindaman and T-Hawk to defeat the MaxiMuM trio of Big R Shimizu, Masato Yoshino and Naruki Doi… Teamed with T-Hawk to defeat Shimizu and Jason Lee at Open the New Year Gate Tag 9 on 1/27… ANTIAS won a Three Way Tag Team Elimination match at Kotoka Road to Final Tag 5 on 7/2… ANTIAS defeat trios including Genki Horiguchi on both Kotoka Road to Final Tag 7 and Tag 11 on 2/11 and 2/20 respectively… T-Hawk and he defended their Open the Twin Gate Title defeating the team of Horiguchi and Susumu Yokosuka at Champion Gate in Osaka Night 2

3. Masato Yoshino

Yoshino teamed with MaxiMuM team mate Kotoka and Naruki Doi to defeat the ANTIAS trio of T-Hawk, Takashi Yoshida and Yasushi Kanda on the 1/14 Open the New Year Gate show… Jason Lee, Doi and Yoshino defended their Open The Triangle Gate Title against an ANTIAS team made up of Shingo Takagi, Yoshida and Kanda on the 2/11 Kotoka Road to Final Show… Teamed with Doi to defeat Kotoka and Kzy on PRIME ZONE Vol 63… Lee, Doi and Yoshino again defended the Open the Triangle Gate Title against the Tribe Vanguard trio of Flamita, YAMATO and Yosuke Santa Maria at Champion Gate in Osaka Night 1… Added Shimizu to the trio to defeat another four members of Tribe Vanguard on Night 2 of Champion Gate in Osaka… Yoshino and Doi teamed with Ben-K to win a Three Way Six Man Tag Team Elimination defeating an ANTIAS trio and Genki Horiguchi, Kzy and Susumu Yokosuka

4. Jason Lee

Lee teamed with MaxiMuM teammates Ben-K and Kotoka and Genki Horiguchi to defeat K-Ness, Kagetora, Mondai Ryu and Shun Skywalker on 1/16 Open the New Year Gate show… Again teamed with Horiguchi and Susumu Yokosuka to defeat Bandido, Kagetora and Zachary Wentz on the 2/7 Kotoka Road to Final show… He, Naruki Doi and Masato Yoshino defended their Open the Triangle Gate Title against an ANTIAS team made up of Shingo Takagi, Takashi Yoshida and Yasushi Kanda on the 2/11 Kotoka Road to Final Show… He, Doi and Yoshino again defended the Open the Triangle Gate Title against the Tribe Vanguard trio of Flamita, YAMATO and Yosuke Santa Maria at Champion Gate in Osaka Night 1… Added Shimizu to the trio to defeat another four members of Tribe Vanguard on Night 2 of Champion Gate in Osaka

5. Kzy

Teamed with his Tribe Vanguard stable mates YAMATO and Yosuke Santa Maria to defeat with Don Fujii, Gamma and Susumu Yokosuka on the 1/14 Open the New Year Gate show… He and YAMATO defeated Masaaki Mochizuki and Yokosuka at the 1/16 Open the New Year Gate show… Teamed with BxB Hulk to again defeat Mochizuki and Ryo Saito on the 1/27 Open the New Year Gate Show… Had the biggest match of his career so far in an unsuccessful challenge of Mochizuki’s Open the Dream Gate Title on the 2/7 Kotoka Road to Final Show… Team with Yokosuka to defeat Bandido and Flamita on the 2/11 Kotoka Road to Final Show… Defeated Takashi Yoshida on the 2/20 Kotoka Road to Final Show… Teamed with Dragon Kid to defeat Kotoka and Oji Shiiba on the Champion Gate in Osaka Night 2

6. Naruki Doi

Doi teamed with Kotoka and Masato Yoshino to defeat the ANTIAS team of T-Hawk, Takashi Yoshida and Yasushi Kanda on the 1/14 Open the New Year Gate Show… With his MaxiMuM stable mates Yoshino and Jason Lee successfully defended their Open the Triangle Gate Title against Shingo Takagi, Yoshida and Kanda at the 2/11 Kotoka Road to Final Show… DoiYoshi teamed up to defeat Kotoka and Kzy at PRIME ZONE Vol 63… Lee, Yoshino and Doi again defended their Open the Triangle Gate Titles against Flamita. YAMATO and Yosuke Santa Marie at Champion Gate in Osaka Night 1.

7. Masaaki Mochizuki

The Open the Dream Gate Champion teamed with Kagetora to defeat Eita and El Lindaman by DQ on the 1/14 Open The New Year Gate Show… Teamed with Genki Horiguchi and Susumu Yokosuka to defeat the ANTIAS Trio of Eita, Lindaman and T-Hawk on the 1/28 Open the New Year Gate Show… Defended the Open the Dream Gate title for the third time in an excellent match against Kzy on the 2/19 Kotoka Road to Final Show… Suffered a shock two minute loss to Ben-K on the 2/11 Kotoka Road to Final Show… Mochizuki gained revenge and a forth defence of the Open the Dream Gate Title at Champion Gate in Osaka Night 2 when he forced Ben-K to pass out from a cross arm breaker causing the referee to stop the match… After the match Big R Shimizu challenged him for a future title match

8. Ben-K

Defeated Genki Horiguchi in two minutes at the 1/14 Open the New Year Gate show… AT THE 28/1 Open the New Year Gate Show he defeated Takashi Yoshida… Shocked the current Open the Dream Gate champion Masaaki Mochizuki in two minutes at the 2/11 Kotoka Road to Final Show… Pinned Big R Shimizu on the 2/20 Kotoka Road to Final Show… Was unsuccessful in his challenge for Mochizuki’s Open the Dream Gate Title but showed a lot of spirit in defeat, passing out from a Mochizuki Arm Bar… Team with Shimizu to defeat Yoshida and Yasushi Kanda at Kotoka Road to Final- The Ending on the 3/6

9. YAMATO

Teamed with his Tribe Vanguard stable mates Kzy and Yosuke Santa Maria to defeat Don Fujii. Gamma and Susumu Yokosuka at the 1/14 Open the New Year Gate Show… Kzy and YAMATO defeat Masaaki Mochizuki and Yokosuka at the 16/1 Open the New Year Gate Show… Yamato, Kzy and BxB Hulk defeated the MaxiMuM team of Big R Shimizu, Jason Lee and Naruki Doi on the 1/28 Open the New Year Gate Show… Defeated Oji Shiiba on PRIME ZONE Vol 63… Was unsuccessful when he, Flamita and Yosuke Santa Maria challenged for the Open The Triangle Gate Title against Lee, Masato Yoshino and Doi at Champion Gate in Osaka Night One… Teamed with Punch Tominaga, Ryo Saito to defeat the ANTIAS trio of El Lindaman, Shingo Takagi and Yasushi Kanda on Night Two… Was on the winning Tribe Vanguard team that defeat a MaxiMuM team which including Kotoka in his farewell match at Kotoka Road to Final – The Ending on the 3/6

10. Shingo Takagi

Defeated old punching bag Punch Tominaga by DQ on the 1/16 Open the New Year Gate show… Teamed with ANTIAS Stable mates Takashi Yoshida and Yasushi Kanda to defeat the MaxiMuM trio of Ben-K, Kotoka and Naruki Doi on the 1/27 Open the New Year Gate show… Teamed with Kanda to defeat Tominaga and Ryo Saito on the 1/28 Open the New Year Gate show… Was unsuccessful when he, Yoshida and Kanda challenged for Jason Lee, Masato Yoshino and Doi’s Open the Triangle Gate Titles… Teamed with El Lindaman to defeat Masaaki Mochizuki and Saito on the 2/20 Kotoka Road to Final Show… Again teamed with Lindaman to this time defeat CIMA and Kotoka at Champion Gate in Osaka Night 1… Captured the Open the Owarai Gate Title from Ryu Saito at Kotoka Road to Final – The Ending

That’s Dragon Gate Power Ranking for 2018 so far. Over the next two weeks in preparation for WrestleMania we will be looking at 2018 WWE Rankings split between RAW, SmackDown Live and NXT in particular.