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by michaelrspears
Sat Feb 25, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: 2017
Topic: 2017 Rookie Tracking
Replies: 48
Views: 12152

Re: 2017 Rookie Tracking

mrjoshdude wrote: I think Yuki Yoshioka and Hyo Watanabe from Dragon Gate debuted past that point too but I'm not entirely sure.
THE BIG CAT debuted on 8/14, which sadly is 18 days too early for 2017 so he was 2016.
by michaelrspears
Sat Feb 25, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: 2017
Topic: 2017 Rookie Tracking
Replies: 48
Views: 12152

Re: 2017 Rookie Tracking

Yuki Yoshioka (DG) - 10/29/2016
Katsumi Takashima (DG) - 12/1/2016
by michaelrspears
Tue Dec 20, 2016 5:45 pm
Forum: International Wrestling
Topic: Dragon Gate (Discussion)
Replies: 1181
Views: 197778

Re: Dragon Gate

That might have been my favorite Doi Darts match they've had (outside of the Triangle Gate darts team of course). They managed to have everyone flow so well and worked great comedy (the Don Fujii chop sequence for godsakes) and the last five minutes were tremendous in both setting up Final Gate and ...
by michaelrspears
Mon Dec 05, 2016 5:48 pm
Forum: International Wrestling
Topic: Dragon Gate (Discussion)
Replies: 1181
Views: 197778

Re: Dragon Gate

K-ness was on the Sambo Hall show that didn't make tape.

Jae, do you know why that was? Is Kobe getting dropped from the recording rotation?
by michaelrspears
Mon Dec 05, 2016 5:42 pm
Forum: International Wrestling
Topic: Hirooki Goto, Go Shiozaki, Suwama, Shingo Takagi
Replies: 22
Views: 4859

Re: Hirooki Goto, Go Shiozaki, Suwama, Shingo Takagi

Yeah, the only people in Dragon System history that I would call "stars" in the wrestling business are CIMA and Magnum Tokyo. It's such a self contained universe. DG's representation in the Super J Cups/BOSJs are proof of it and it's gonna limit Takagi and Ben-K.
by michaelrspears
Mon Dec 05, 2016 5:33 pm
Forum: International Wrestling
Topic: Hirooki Goto, Go Shiozaki, Suwama, Shingo Takagi
Replies: 22
Views: 4859

Re: Hirooki Goto, Go Shiozaki, Suwama, Shingo Takagi

The biggest star is going to be Higuchi. I say this for a few reasons. One: he has the most star potential of those guys, the second the guy walks into the arena you think Tenryu. He's got the look, the aura and everything you think of with a "star". Also, I believe you talked about this on Twitter...
by michaelrspears
Mon Dec 05, 2016 12:41 am
Forum: International Wrestling
Topic: Hirooki Goto, Go Shiozaki, Suwama, Shingo Takagi
Replies: 22
Views: 4859

Re: Hirooki Goto, Go Shiozaki, Suwama, Shingo Takagi

...I'm not sure Shingo has that rep at all. I believe DG was extremely careful about how Shingo's career from his debut through 2008. He was immediately attached to the biggest star of the company and didn't have much of a young boy period, and then led his own unit which resulted in a remarkable h...
by michaelrspears
Sun Dec 04, 2016 11:51 pm
Forum: VOW Podcasts
Topic: Open the Voice Gate: Special Unit History Episode feat. Jae of IHeartDG
Replies: 7
Views: 2045

Re: Open the Voice Gate: Special Unit History Episode feat. Jae of IHeartDG

I don't post that often, but thanks for all the feedback. I had a blast recording with Jae/John & love doing these historical deep dives back into history.
by michaelrspears
Wed Jan 13, 2016 10:59 pm
Forum: 2015
Topic: Final Ballot - 2014/2015 WON Awards
Replies: 23
Views: 7236

Re: Final Ballot - 2014/2015 WON Awards

"CATEGORY A" AWARDS. PICK A FIRST, SECOND AND THIRD PLACE FINISHER IN EACH CATEGORY. POINTS WILL BE AWARDED ON A 5-3-2 BASIS. THE WINNER OF THE AWARD IS DETERMINED BY TOTAL POINTS. 1. LOU THESZ/RIC FLAIR AWARD - 1. Kazuchika Okada - NJPW 2. Brock Lesnar - WWE 3. Masato Yoshino - Dragon Gate 2. MMA M...
by michaelrspears
Tue Jan 12, 2016 5:44 pm
Forum: Plug Section
Topic: Inside the Gate - Dragon Gate Podcast
Replies: 5
Views: 2291

Re: Inside the Gate - Dragon Gate Podcast

http://insidedgcast.libsyn.com/inside-the-gate-episode-2-january-2016 Episode 2 is up! Awards Results, A Tozawa-juku timeline, FINAL GATE review and looking ahead! On top of all of that, Alan4L stops by and we talk all things DG including Lupin Matsutani, crazy merch, gaijins and much more! I've sub...
by michaelrspears
Mon Jan 11, 2016 7:21 pm
Forum: International Wrestling
Topic: Dragon Gate (Discussion)
Replies: 1181
Views: 197778

Re: Dragon Gate 2015!!!

I think the best way to think of DoiYAMA is that they are Bond villains and Shingo is the brutish best friend who's along for the ride as long as they let him beat the hell out of the old guys/they don't become punks.
by michaelrspears
Tue Dec 29, 2015 4:00 pm
Forum: Plug Section
Topic: Inside the Gate - Dragon Gate Podcast
Replies: 5
Views: 2291

Re: Inside the Gate - Dragon Gate Podcast

I've been shilling this on twitter, but I'm going to do a segment in January about a fanpolled "Best of 2015" awards. If you're interested, please send me an email and I'll send you a ballot. All ballots are due on 1/7/2016!
by michaelrspears
Sat Dec 19, 2015 5:38 pm
Forum: Plug Section
Topic: Inside the Gate - Dragon Gate Podcast
Replies: 5
Views: 2291

Inside the Gate - Dragon Gate Podcast

So I started a Dragon Gate podcast this month. It's still rough/I'm getting the technical parts down but I figured I'd make a plug post for it here! I'm really excited about my future episodes/guests and I hope everyone enjoys it! I'm doing timelines/mailbags each episode and I hope it helps folks b...
by michaelrspears
Sun Oct 18, 2015 11:24 pm
Forum: International Wrestling
Topic: Dragon Gate (Discussion)
Replies: 1181
Views: 197778

Re: Dragon Gate 2015!!!

I really hope wrestling with a bum shoulder for a majority of a year didn't do permanent damage to Hulk.
by michaelrspears
Tue Oct 13, 2015 3:21 pm
Forum: International Wrestling
Topic: Dragon Gate (Discussion)
Replies: 1181
Views: 197778

Re: Dragon Gate 2015!!!

This is probably the best place to ask this:

Does anyone know what has happened to U-T since Dangerous Gate? Haven't seen him on cards at all and didn't know if it was an injury or something else.