Welcome to a new series on Open the Voice Gate, where Case (https://twitter.com/_inyourcase) and Mike (https://twitter.com/fujiiheya) are Rewinding and Rewatching the Dragon Gate USA era of shows. Starting with this episode, then going biweekly until the promotion gets back going again, Case and Mike are covering each show in the history of DGUSA!
In this first episode, they go back to 2009 to discuss the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Show of the Year: Open the Historical Gate from July 25th, 2009 from the former ECW Arena. Case and Mike take time before reviewing the show to talk about the events that led to the creation of the sub-promotion, the important figures, and the state of the wrestling landscape before they discuss this incredibly important Dragon System show with matches like a very different BXB Hulk and YAMATO kicking off this era, a weird “why did this happen” match, the introduction of Chikara into the Dragon System, Masato Yoshino and Dragon Kid revisiting their feud, the Young Bucks having an incredible match with CIMA and Susumu Yokosuka three days before Nick Jackson turns twenty, and the big main event of the then (and current) Open the Dream Gate champion, Naruki Doi, facing Shingo Takagi in a non-title match!
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