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Dragon Gate’s most important show of the year is upon us and contains some monumental matches on the card. Celebrating his tenth year as a professional wrestler and one of the most popular in the company since his debut, Yoshino still hasn’t held the title that all others covet; the Open the Dream Gate belt. His dream has always been to headline World and win the belt, but will he be able to make it past the currently white hot champion YAMATO – the man who dethroned Yoshino’s friend and tag partner, Naruki Doi?

Elsewhere former friends but now bitter rivals, Shingo Takagi and BxB Hulk go at it in a hair vs hair match. Having already retired the Hulk entrance dance, will we see the end of what we all know as BxB? Shingo promises to win and send Hulk back to exhibition matches, but will Hulk overcome and move onto being another main event player? This could be a defining moment of his career either way.

Also keep an eye on the currently tumultuous Naoki Tanisaki who is having some heel streaks as of late as well as KneSuka defending their Twin Gate belts against the veterans Mochi and Fujii. And who is that in match 3? A possible new wrestler who we’ve never seen before??

Let us know what you think of the show in the comments. Here is the full card:

Hyogo, Kobe World Hall ~Pro Wrestling Festival in Kobe 2010

  1. Kzy, Kenichiro Arai, Yasushi Kanda vs. Naoki Tanisaki, Kotoka, Mark Haskins
  2. Comedy Survival Dream Handicap Match: Abdullah the Butcher, Akebono vs. Hollywood Stalker Ichikawa, Syachihoko Machine, Jackson Florida, Johnson Florida
  3. 4 Way Tag Match: Naruki Doi, PAC vs. Ryo Saito, Dragon Kid vs. KAGETORA, Cyber Kong vs. TOZAWA Kengai, NOSAWA Rongai
  4. Open the Triangle Gate: CIMA, Gamma, Genki Horiguchi (c) vs. Black Buffalo, Tigers Mask, The Bodyguard
  5. Open the Twin Gate: K-ness, Susumu Yokosuka (c) vs. Masaaki Mochizuki, Don Fujii
  6. Cabellera contra Cabellera: Shingo Takagi vs. BxB Hulk
  7. Open the Dream Gate: YAMATO (c) vs. Masato Yoshino
  • ryo saeba

    you forgot to hype the second match :-)

    btw,it s incredible how fast the ppv came !!!!!!!

  • Seth

    You’re right. I’ll add that in later when I finish it all off properly (at work right now but just wanted to get it up asap).

    And yea, we have mamasu to thank for getting this so soon.

  • mastermind

    Ryo I believe you asked about Shisa BOY he was on this show he also plays syachihoko machine

    johnson florida is played by referee yagi and jackson is kouji shishido who you may or may not know but he’s the guy who held the flag for Tozawa-Juku i don’t know if your dg watching goes back that for

  • mastermind

    far* not for

  • Seth

    I remember when Kouji spoke for the first time. That was the biggest moment of his career… :(

    Shame really.

    I’ve yet to watch this PPV yet but I’ve heard that Hulk vs Shingo is a potential MOTY.

  • mastermind

    I’m on the twin gate match and so far it’s only been ok and the 3 way tag being my fav so far the twin gate has been good too. Knesuka changed their look and colors. Pac seemed to be wearing Doi’s tights which is gross. The triangle match could have been better but the bodyguard was in it so…it was what it was.

  • mastermind

    my bad 4 way tag

  • ryo saeba

    why he sucks the bodyguard?.

    i hope tozawa was tozawa kengai just for a one shot……
    i prefer him in kamikaze

    just watched the entrances and susumu has a good looking mask but YAMATO has an awful sort of coat :-(
    pac must wears his short ala tanisaki again.

    jae said haskins has joined world-1.
    yeah it s logic because he was always in their corner to be with pac

  • PeePReeL

    Seth, can I hug you?

  • Seth

    OK, but just for a bit.

    And no groping (well just a little).

  • mastermind

    shingo vs hulk….was….awesome!

  • Nate The Great

    Hey everyone who doesn’t want to be spoiled should leave here. We’ve gone ten comments spoiler free but there are no guarantees.

  • Seth

    Yeah I think if I’ve posted the show then it’s ok to talk about what is in it. If you haven’t seen it yet and don’t want it spoiled then I suggest you don’t read the comments.

    I’m grateful everyone is respectful of keeping spoilers to a minimum before the shows are posted though. It helps everyone enjoy the shows so much more.

  • PeePReeL

    If I happen to touch your butt, just take it as a token of my great respect…

    Also for some reason, I just get more and more put off whenever I see all the times WARRIORS use weapons and whatnot. It’s like DD-level bad.

  • ryo saeba

    just a question Seth uses the expression white hot. I did not know it does exist it s the same meaning than red hot?

  • Nate The Great

    White hot means they’re so hot they’re shiny. They look good. I don’t know if this is common in British/Canadian English though.

  • Seth

    White hot is beyond red hot. Like when you heat metal it gets red hot, then white hot… basically means YAMATO is all kinds of awesome right now and on a tear.

    Anyway, good to see Yoshino new champ but very sad YAMATO isn’t anymore. I can’t comment too much on the match due to the circumstances I was watching it, but it seemed good. The show as a whole I think didn’t live up to the hype certain other people were building it as though. Best World ever? Hardly. Two great matches, two good ones and the others kinda bleh.

  • ryo saeba

    i m the king of predictions :-)
    all i predicted happened in that ppv

  • ryo saeba

    so yeah what was the best World and could you post it? Btw,you ll put a review of this show?

  • ryo saeba

    oh i forgot what is this written on Kzy s sign?.On 1 sign it might written drunkers rulers and on the other tanisaki,kokota and haskins suck.

  • mastermind

    He’s making fun of someone outside of DG the sign said Tarento San wo Nanburimasuka? not sure what nanburimasu means or who Tarento or Tarent san is supposed to be

  • mastermind

    my favorite Kobe World would either be 04 or 07 I agree with Seth this years Kobe wasn’t that great the last 2 matches were the only thing really good about this one

  • ryo saeba

    Wait it s fun to see the others matches right aside number 2 ? i ve read that Jae said Pac was great. Yeah i ve no idea i did not watched anything as i was still watching Dominion which was fun to see by the way.

  • ryo saeba

    it was better than doi vs cima the main event of that show? Btw,there were not good or what your boys from Osaka?(i say your boys because you told me you loved Osaka pro)

  • mastermind

    1. was good but nothing you don’t see on infinity plus nothing on tanizaki so that was lame.

    2….

    3. was good but NOSAWA was botching like crazy it got better once they were gone, thought kong was the real star of that match.

    4. the bodyguard was in most of the match which is why it wasn’t very good. he can work in osaka but clearly he can’t in dg.

    5. was great up until the finish, i thought it just sort of happened out of no where.

    6. great, bxb hulk got murdered it was sweet

    7. loved this mostly because i didn’t read the spoilers both guys appeared to had it won, back and forth action it was great.

  • Nate The Great

    Is Ryo the guy with the holy CIMA sig?

  • ryo saeba

    yeah but well in the first match there was two very young guys so
    it s nice if the match was good at least.

    you do not like hulk mastermind?.
    i like him but it s gonna be funny to see how the girls reacted maybe.

    cima vs tigers for all the straps who s gonna win?.

    you liked dominion?.i m sure you saw it.
    it was nice nakamura killed puder,bad intentions won(yeah i like them anderson is pretty funny),goto won,makabe retained in a good match(i prefer go but well……)and devitt won as expected in a great match.

    btw,you were right minoru fujita is better than suga.

  • Nate The Great

    Ryo what’s your name on SSS?

  • ryo saeba

    The same but i just post once there as i asked something(if anyone had emi sakura s entrance theme) and some guy without life called Tiger something and some others litteraly buried me because they did not knew me.Personally,i do not encourage people to go there because a lot of guys like tanahashism love to say dgate sucks and are not respectful of anyone…… I mean if someone disagree with my opinion i ll respect him not bashing him , so for me those guys are stupid.

  • mastermind

    yeah those nj guys have no lives but i did like dominion even though it was goto vs tanaka again and yano vs tanahashi again and the 3 way tag for the belts aaagaaaain but it was good probably my fav tana vs yano match, devitt vs maru was great, go vs makabe was a brutal match too

  • PeePReeL

    I’m glad someone else hates SSS, because everyone on there will treat you like garbage if you even hint at disliking a guy that they all love. Seriously, those morons prefer Mike Knox over anyone in DG. I think they all need to be euthanized to keep their genes from further polluting the human race.

  • ryo saeba

    i won t be as hard as you,but yeah some those guys are lame.
    furthermore,they are boring with their hate on marufuji and davey richards……
    when i think they prefer Takuma Sano than them ……

  • ryo saeba

    anyway,i think mike knox could be a good monster heel in puro i agree with them on that but yeah i also prefer dgate guys like you.

  • verdu

    KZ board had タレントさんを殴りますがそんなの覚えてません
    I’m not sure what it means thou. Something like I hit talents, I but don’t remember it.

  • mastermind

    I like Takuma/Naoki Sano too……..

  • ryo saeba

    yeah the guy is decent but on sss they claim he should be ghc champ……

    for me he s not a main eventer guy.
    to me the real main eventer in noah are suguira,akiyama,takayama,sasaki,shiozaki that s all.
    morishima could be main eventer but he s a midcarder now.

    in old noah midcarders guys i prefer ogawa for exemple.

    btw,i noticed that in dgate,there are no guys who wrestle in complete luchador style aside d kid(hurracanra and all those stuff)it would be nice if they ad some guy with that style.

  • ryo saeba

    i was writing that while watching kevin nash …… yeah that s ironic…….

  • Seth

    There was more lucha when Ultimo ran the company, for obvious reasons. In fact there were plenty of lucha visitors from AAA and CMLL because of him. A lot of people weren’t a big fan of this.

    I wouldn’t even say Kid wrestles a lucha style. It’s just a more general high flying style these days. It is a bit of a shame that Dragon Gate doesn’t have the old lucharesu style it used to have in the Toryumon days though. It definitely had way more highlights back then. These days a lot of the matches, as good as they are, do generally feel similar to each other.

  • Nate The Great

    Remember when I said Mori was going somewhere big as a serious/heel contender after losing his hair?

    LOL

  • Seth

    haha filling in for Super Shenlong is serious business. They wouldn’t trust that to just anyone. Only one with elegant royal blood could handle such a task.

  • Nate The Great

    Hulk is going to do great as Shenlong’s replacement too.

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  • ryo saeba

    He was heel Mori after losing his hair?????? i did not understood anything then……. So Seth when your review of the ppv is up?

  • Seth

    Once Mori lost his hair he because a great force in the company. I think Nate is thinking the same will happen to Hulk. You never know…

    Don’t know if I’ll be doing a review of this PPV. I’d need to watch it again as a lot of is kinda hazy on me now and doubt I’ll be able to find the time to watch the whole thing.

  • I thought Hulk would get the win over SHingo but now I see what they’re doing. Instead of taking him off show and TV like they would in America, they’ve used this fued as a way to change him. No hair, no more dancing entrance.
    I think we’re set to see a new BxB the next time he emerges. YAMATO best hope it isn’t Dark Hulk :P

  • Carl

    Where could I watch Pro wrestling NOAH, New Japan, All Japan and other Jap companies on the computer like this site?

  • ryo saeba

    bouh my mails does not work why? i try to help carl :-(

  • ryo saeba

    maybe,i put to much links

    so well carl on youtube go to the channels of

    jivan fernandez, sukiyaki 18 , MrHTanahashi, nagashimark , ImAwesomeJH , EvilPaul28 and HybridDolphinELPS |

    otherwise there is a forum called czwfans.com who has plenty of links of puro shows

    i hope it helped you :-)

  • mastermind

    you can get my collection of links here

    http://slumz.boxden.com/f239/puroresu-thread-japanese-wrestling-videos-discussion-912466/

    you have to sign up plus the main section is a never ending war of wwe vs tna but they stay out of my puro thread for the most part

    page 1 has some links that should help you out too

  • Zacky

    I know you guys might not like me saying this but I kind of liked Tozawa as TOZAWA Kengai he can pull off the Tokyo Gurentai look also I agree Kong looked pretty dominant in the match was disappointed after he and KAGE were eliminated