I haven’t received any new Inifnities or shows lately so I thought I’d do a quick catch up on some events going on in Dragon Gate lately. Be warned though of course that this will contain spoilers for upcoming Infinities so if you like to get your updates from the shows then you should stop reading.
First of all, and possibly the biggest news in a long time (at least for me ;)) is that we have a new Brave Gate champion. K-ness is the man to take out Naoki Tanizaki. Naoki had been a bit of a surprise champion, but a popular one nonetheless and his win was certainly a big moment for this career. However, with this win K-ness claims to be back to 100% and that as he is now back to his former best no one can beat him. While I’ve yet to see any K-ness matches since his heel turn apart from the cage match recently it’s hard to tell if that is true, but frankly, as big as a K-ness fanboy as I am willing to take him on his word and begin marking out right away. If K-ness is indeed back to his former best then Dragon Gate will certainly be an exciting place going forward. He also has some new Real Hazard kicks which is nice to see. A slight hearkening back to his Darkness Dragon days.
The other Dragon of the company, Dragon Kid is also having some drama of his own. He officially left Kamikaze and joined CIMA and Gamma in WARRIORS-5. It would appear that with the absence of KAGETORA they are now WARRIORS-3. However, recently KAGE posted on his blog how he was shocked DK was allowed to join the group. One would expect him to form his own unit shortly. Sugawara and ken45 may not be far behind?
The once steady (and currently hot) Real Hazard has begun to show seasonal cracks. Genki Horiguchi, arguably current RH leader has claimed he wants the team to begin winning matches fairly. This obviously doesn’t sit well with Kanda and the two have come to blows on a couple of occasions because of this already. A possible Genki face turn coming? I’d be surprised if this wasn’t the case. However, Real Hazard has finally entered the generation war taking the position of the middle generation. It will be interesting to see how far they take this generation war and to see just where they are going with it. I feel it hasn’t quite hit it’s stride yet but we will see.
So that’s the majority of the news happenings as of late. For those new to Dragon Gate you may not be aware that usually around this time of year they go through a unit shake up so and often this is the time of year when Dragon Gate is most interesting. We have a ways to go until the dust all settles so keep an eye on this site to see what will come next.