The card for Dragon Gate’s first venture into Sumo Hall is one of the most stacked wrestling cards in years. This is far and away their biggest show ever and demonstrates what great strides the company has made. Word is that the advance ticket sales have been very strong and everyone is expecting a roaring success come Sunday.
3/22/2009 Tokyo, Ryougoku Kokugikan
-Akira Tozawa, Kenshin Chikano vs. KAGETORA, WARRIORS 5 #5
-Masaaki Mochizuki, Don Fujii, Magnitude Kishiwada vs. Katsuhiko Nakajima, Kento Miyahara, Takashi Okita (Kensuke Office)
-Mascara contra Caballera: Cyber Kong vs. Anthony W. Mori
-Open the Brave Gate: Masato Yoshino vs. CIMA
-Open the Triangle Gate: Taku Iwasa, Shingo Takagi, Dragon Kid vs. BxB Hulk, PAC, Naoki Tanisaki vs. YAMATO, Yasushi Kanda, Kenichiro Arai
-Open the Twin Gate: Susumu Yokosuka, Gamma vs. Ryo Saito, Genki Horiguchi
-Open the Dream Gate: Naruki Doi vs. Koji Kanemoto
Thanks to dgusa.puroresufan.com for the card.
DRAGON GATE – Infinity 117!
1.SHINGO & Akira Tozawa vs. Naruki Doi & Masato Yoshino
Just like last week, Infinity kicks off with KAMIKAZE vs. World-1 action. Only this week’s version had one key extra – the return of on of the world’s best wrestlers, Masato Yoshino! And boy did things get turned up a notch with the Speed Star back in the mix. This was as slick an 11 minute TV match as you will EVER see, in any style of wrestling. Every was clicking 100%….. Tozawa was great in the underdog role, trying to hang with the higher status guys; Yoshino was great bringing the speed and sheer athleticism; and Doi and Shingo were awesome resuming their hard hitting strike battles from last week. We saw a bunch of the double teams that made DoiYoshi the best tag team in wrestling in 2008 and the crowd were eating it ALLLLL up. It came down to Tozawa and Yoshino, with the former taking everything the latter could dish out until he was put down by the MUTHA of all Lightning Spirals. This was the hot stuff right here.
2.Loser banishment “Real Hazard” match
Gamma vs. Yasushi Kanda