DGUSA Goals & Issues Going Into This Weekend
Jun 2, 2011 - by Steve Gerweck
Dragon Gate USA is ready for this weekend, which will be the only DGUSA events this summer. DGUSA will be in Boston on June 3rd, Long Island on June 4th and Manhattan on June 5th. Go to the www.DGUSA.tv Live Events section or call 267-519-9744 for complete card, building and ticket info. You can save big money with Tix Packs for Boston and Long Island until Thursday night at DGUSA.tv. Tickets will be full price at the door.
You can watch the June 3rd and June 5th events worldwide live as they happen at www.WWNLive.com on iPPV. Both cards start at 8pm est. June 4th will be taped for PPV on cable and DISH Network.
There is nothing like a three consecutive PPV worthy events. There are no house shows with DGUSA. Everyone on the roster is in for a grueling, tough weekend. Here is a quickie look at the issues and goals involving the incredible athletes of DGUSA:
-YAMATO: The DGUSA Title holder is on fire after two match of the year candidate title defenses in Atlanta against Austin Aries and Akira Tozawa. The honor and prestige of being Champion has changed YAMATO’s attitude. He now wants to be a fighting champion and be the respectable face of DGUSA. He has a chance to solidify his spot as the top dog as part of The Championship Challenge against PAC.
-PAC: He is no longer just an inhuman high-flyer. PAC is one of the most intense, well-rounded wrestlers on the planet. PAC is a franchise player. He can become the face of DGUSA by walking out of the weekend with the DGUSA Open The United Gate and Open The Freedom Gate Titles as part of The Championship Challenge against YAMATO. Also keep an eye on the growing PAC vs. Ricochet rivalry.
VIDEO: Championship Challenge Preview- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDRtCN3tKs8&feature=channel_video_title
-Blood Warriors: They will be represented by CIMA, Austin Aries, Ricochet and Brodie Lee. They have one goal- prove they are the dominant stable. There are two immediate threats- Ronin and the yet-to-be-named stable of Masato Yoshino, PAC, Masaaki Mochizuki and Susumu Yokosuka. Get ready for a lot of action. Just look at the talent involved in this.
-Open The Dream Gate Champion Masaaki Mochizuki and D.U.F. of Sami Callihan and Arik Cannon: We included them together because they will be at war against each other all weekend. Mochizuki is known as the last person in the DGUSA locker room you would want to get into a fight with. Callihan and Cannon are looking to throw down against Japan’s top title holder to show that D.U.F. is a force. D.U.F. made the challenge, now can they back it up? This is going to hurt.
VIDEO: D.U.F. challenge Mochizuki- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fvICyj4mL0
-Ronin: Chuck Taylor, Johnny Gargano and Rich Swann have one goal in mind- get revenge on Blood Warriors. Austin Aries and Blood Warriors took the disrespect and hatred to new levels with The Hotlanta Set Up and now Ronin is pissed. The fallout is coming on all three events.
VIDEO: The Hotlanta Set Up- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYd15xVq3f8&feature=relmfu
-Susumu Yokosuka: This respected Dragon Gate veteran finally returns to the East Coast for the first time since the debut “Open The Historic Gate” event. He’ll fight the battle representing the yet-to-be-named stable by taking on Blood Warrior members Ricochet and Austin Aries in singles matches. Then he’ll team with long time partner Mochizuki against D.U.F. in NYC.
-Akira Tozawa: This 2011 breakout star needs to win a title to make his stay in the United States a success. He’ll have that opportunity when he teams with YAMATO to challenge Masato Yoshino & PAC for the DGUSA Tag Titles on June 3rd in Revere, MA on live iPPV at WWNLive.com.
-AR Fox: DGUSA officials call him a #1 draft pick for his tools and raw ability. Now Fox will be tested to see if he is the real thing or a bust. It will be a battle of 2011 breakout stars when Fox and Tozawa wrestle on June 4th in Deer Park, NY.
-Pinkie Sanchez: He won FRAY! at EVOLVE to earn a chance in DGUSA. Now he needs a good showing and wins to stay. He’ll have that shot when he takes on the #1 draft pick, AR Fox, on June 5th in Manhattan, NY on live iPPV at WWNLive.com. Sanchez has told everyone not to sleep on him this weekend.
-The Rest: DGUSA has expanded its roster to include even more wrestlers than usual on these events. This means that only a few will return. Who will step up and do what it takes to secure their spot? Keep an eye on Jon Davis, Tony Nese, Flip Kendrick, Louis Lyndon, Scott Reed, Caleb Konley, Sugar Dunkerton among others this weekend.
The stakes are high. The world will be watching on iPPV and PPV. It’s almost time for action. Be there on June 3rd in Boston, June 4th on Long Island and June 5th in Manhattan or watch June 3rd and 5th at www.WWNLive.com on live iPPV. Get in on it!