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* {{HSQ}}: Losing Unit Disbands matches and the annual 6-way Cage Match often break it, notably in their finishing stretches.


** Aagan Iisou was one of the hottest stables of its time, but there were many fans in the West who never understood quite what Japanese people saw in its member Takuya Sugawara, a non-luchador with a pretty limited moveset, a boring wrestling style and a very standard gimmick. It only got worse when Aagan Iisou moved to El Dorado Wrestling, as Sugawara immediately became the resident CreatorsPet there.

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** Aagan Hagure Gundan/Aagan Iisou was one of the hottest stables of its time, but there were many fans in the West who never understood quite what Japanese people saw in it, given that it was rather dull stable by Toryumon standards and its member only real trait was to be TheJuggernaut. The controversial decision by DG to bury Aagan Iisou after the breakup with Toryumon stirred up deept trouble backstage by them, but it almost looked like a rational decision from an international viewpoint.
** The worst individual of the group was
Takuya Sugawara, a non-luchador with a pretty limited moveset, a boring wrestling style and a very standard gimmick. gimmick, which often had Western peope wondering why was he supposed to be so popular. It only got worse when Aagan Iisou moved to El Dorado Wrestling, as Sugawara immediately became the resident CreatorsPet there.there to a degree unseen even in Toryumon.



* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: Many people resent that Dragon Gate did almost nothing with the few Toryumon X trainees it got access to in 2008, like Wrestling/TakuyaSugi, Takeshi Minamino and Shinjitsu Nohashi. They weren't acknowledged as former Toryumon men storyline-wise to begin with, and only Sugi received a mild push which everybody knew it would go nowhere.

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter:
** Aagan Iisou being immediately DemotedToExtra after the Toryumon breakup. Even if the concept of the group could have used some work, it was still wildly popular in Japan and people just wanted to see them. Instead, they were booked very randomly and almost given no segments. There is even a theory that their RoleEndingMisdemeanor was either deliberate so they could move to other promotion or a coverup for a collective resignment.
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Many people resent that Dragon Gate did almost nothing with the few Toryumon X trainees it got access to in 2008, like Wrestling/TakuyaSugi, Takeshi Minamino and Shinjitsu Nohashi. They weren't acknowledged as former Toryumon men storyline-wise to begin with, and only Sugi received a mild push which everybody knew it would go nowhere.


** Aagan Iisou was one of the hottest stables of its time, but there were many fans in the West who never understood quite what Japanese people saw in its member Takuya Sugawara, a non-luchador with a pretty limited moveset, a boring wrestling style and a very standard gimmick. It only got worse when Aagan Iisou moved to El Dorado Wrestling, as Sugawara immediately became the CreatorsPet.

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** Aagan Iisou was one of the hottest stables of its time, but there were many fans in the West who never understood quite what Japanese people saw in its member Takuya Sugawara, a non-luchador with a pretty limited moveset, a boring wrestling style and a very standard gimmick. It only got worse when Aagan Iisou moved to El Dorado Wrestling, as Sugawara immediately became the CreatorsPet.resident CreatorsPet there.



* ArcFatigue: It's well known that Dragon Gate bookers know only one type of storyline (namely, gang war-style stable rivalries) and that they have been playing it since the promotion's opening in 2004.

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* ArcFatigue: It's well known that Dragon Gate bookers know only one type of storyline (namely, gang war-style stable rivalries) and that they have been playing it since the promotion's opening in 2004. This is ironic (or not so much, depends on how one views it) considering that one of their reasons to break away from Toryumon is that Último Dragón's storylines and characters were becoming too outlandish.



** One of the great downsides of the Dragon Gate system is the sheer immobility of his roster. Aside from occasionally adding rookies, DG has had the same main names on its cards for ''decades'', even before the split from Toryumon. Its wrestlers have so much history together that it's difficult to take the stable wars seriously when everybody has been partner to everybody at least thrice on their careers.

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** One of the great downsides of the Dragon Gate system is the sheer immobility of his roster. Aside from occasionally adding rookies, DG has had mostly the same main names on its cards for ''decades'', even before the split from Toryumon. Its wrestlers have so much history together that it's difficult to take the stable wars seriously when everybody has been partner to everybody at least thrice on their careers.



* LGBTFanbase: The promotion is rumoredly popular between LGBT people in Japan, probably due to its many pretty boys.



* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: Many people resent that Dragon Gate did almost nothing with the few Toryumon X trainees it got access to in 2008, like Wrestling/TakuyaSugi, Takeshi Minamino and Shinjitsu Nohashi: they weren't even acknowledged as former Toryumon men storyline-wise. At the end, only Sugi received a mild push who everybody knew it would go nowhere, while the rest were forgotten.

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: Many people resent that Dragon Gate did almost nothing with the few Toryumon X trainees it got access to in 2008, like Wrestling/TakuyaSugi, Takeshi Minamino and Shinjitsu Nohashi: they Nohashi. They weren't even acknowledged as former Toryumon men storyline-wise. At the end, storyline-wise to begin with, and only Sugi received a mild push who which everybody knew it would go nowhere, while the rest were forgotten.nowhere.


** Aagan Iisou was one of the hottest stables of its time, but there were many fans in the West who never understood quite what Japanese people saw in its member Takuya Sugawara, a non-luchador with a pretty limited moveset, a boring wrestling style and a very standard gimmick. It only got worse when Aagan Iisou moved to El Dorado Wrestling, as the bookers immediately wrote an angle in which Sugawara, at the time only semi-affiliated to Aagan, became the most sought after wrestler in the promotion and all the stables wanted him as if he were Wrestling/TheBigShow.

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** Aagan Iisou was one of the hottest stables of its time, but there were many fans in the West who never understood quite what Japanese people saw in its member Takuya Sugawara, a non-luchador with a pretty limited moveset, a boring wrestling style and a very standard gimmick. It only got worse when Aagan Iisou moved to El Dorado Wrestling, as the bookers Sugawara immediately wrote an angle in which Sugawara, at the time only semi-affiliated to Aagan, became the most sought after wrestler in the promotion and all the stables wanted him as if he were Wrestling/TheBigShow.CreatorsPet.



* EarWorm: "Keep in Journey", Taiji Ishimori and the Sato brothers's music single.



** With Toryumon's remnants, obviously. The rivalry is mostly symbolic, as these remnants barely exist or have fans today.

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** With Toryumon's Wrestling/{{Toryumon}}'s remnants, obviously. The rivalry is mostly symbolic, as these remnants barely exist or have fans today.



* RootingForTheEmpire: One of the big problems with dragondoor. Their top heels were Aagan Iisou, a very popular Dragon Gate stable that had been controversially fired from its promotion and whose return had their fans on the edge of their seats. Meanwhile, the main good guy was Taiji Ishimori, a pretty boy with a pop idol gimmick who had mostly failed to gain the crowd's love in Toryumon. Ishimori wasn't disliked, but he wasn't close to popular enough to be the main draw of the promotion, and Aagan Iisou's popularity dwarfed his. In fact, the three Aagan Iisou guys were really the only wrestlers who were truly over in the whole promotion.
* SnarkBait: [=D2P=] (aka, Dragon Door Project) to those who weren't frustrated to the point of throwing their method of viewing against the wall. That said, it did put on some good matches despite the inherent faults that lead to its quick closing.


* AmericansHateTingle: A strange example in which the foreign spinoff of a promotion is disliked in said foreign country. Dragon Gate USA had a promising start in the States, but over time it became increasingly viewed as an inferior imitation of the real Dragon Gate. It didn't helpt that less and less of the Dragon Gate roster proper appeared through the years until the promotion eventually folded. Ironically enough, the only times DGUSA broke the 10,000 mark was outside the USA.

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* AmericansHateTingle: AmericansHateTingle:
** Aagan Iisou was one of the hottest stables of its time, but there were many fans in the West who never understood quite what Japanese people saw in its member Takuya Sugawara, a non-luchador with a pretty limited moveset, a boring wrestling style and a very standard gimmick. It only got worse when Aagan Iisou moved to El Dorado Wrestling, as the bookers immediately wrote an angle in which Sugawara, at the time only semi-affiliated to Aagan, became the most sought after wrestler in the promotion and all the stables wanted him as if he were Wrestling/TheBigShow.
**
A strange example in which the foreign spinoff of a promotion is disliked in said foreign country. Dragon Gate USA had a promising start in the States, but over time it became increasingly viewed as an inferior imitation of the real Dragon Gate. It didn't helpt that less and less of the Dragon Gate roster proper appeared through the years until the promotion eventually folded. Ironically enough, the only times DGUSA broke the 10,000 mark was outside the USA.



* BrokenBase: Dragon Gate is one in Japan, due mostly to being the most "Americanized" promotion in terms of style (CIMA himself is famously a big fan of United States indy promotions) and one who draws heavily from a punk/young/female audience (with most of his roster being pretty boys who often wear makeup and have hip gimmicks). The former has been softened a bit with the gradual Americanization of other promotions, like Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling, but it is still a breaking point.

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* BrokenBase: Dragon Gate is one in Japan, due mostly to being the most "Americanized" promotion in terms of style (CIMA himself is famously a big fan of United States indy promotions) and one who draws heavily from a punk/young/female audience (with most of his its roster being J-rock singer-style pretty boys who often wear makeup and have hip with punkish gimmicks). The former has been softened a bit with the gradual Americanization of other promotions, like Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling, but it is still a breaking point.



** Marginally with Wrestling/MichinokuProWrestling, as MPW took in most of the Toryumon X trainees who should have gone to Dragon Gate before the split. Also because Dragon Gate is nowadays what MPW was in TheNineties, only with the opposite flair added (MPW has a lot of folkloric gimmicks, aged stars and a big emphasis on traditional Japanese culture, while DG is made of hip characters, American influences and young punks both in age and spirit).

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** Marginally with Wrestling/MichinokuProWrestling, as MPW took in most of the Toryumon X trainees who should have gone to Dragon Gate before the split. Also because Dragon Gate is nowadays what occupies today the niche MPW was had in TheNineties, TheNineties as the premier and most coolest junior heavyweight promotion, only with the opposite flair added (MPW has a lot of folkloric gimmicks, aged stars and a big emphasis on traditional Japanese culture, while DG is made of hip characters, American influences and young punks both in age and spirit).



** The name of some stables, especially when using the proverbial GratuitousEnglish WordSaladTitle, can be quite jarring. Do FIXER, Deep Drunkers, ''Mad Blankey''? Seriously?

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** The name of some stables, especially when using the proverbial GratuitousEnglish WordSaladTitle, can be quite jarring. Do FIXER, Deep Drunkers, ''Mad Blankey''? Seriously?Seriously? (No, "Seriously" is not the name of another stable, in case you thought so, but it doesn't sound very far.)


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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: Many people resent that Dragon Gate did almost nothing with the few Toryumon X trainees it got access to in 2008, like Wrestling/TakuyaSugi, Takeshi Minamino and Shinjitsu Nohashi: they weren't even acknowledged as former Toryumon men storyline-wise. At the end, only Sugi received a mild push who everybody knew it would go nowhere, while the rest were forgotten.


* ArcFatigue: It's well known that Dragon Gate bookers know only one type of storyline (namely, MobWars) and that they have been playing it since the promotion's opening in 2004.

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* ArcFatigue: It's well known that Dragon Gate bookers know only one type of storyline (namely, MobWars) gang war-style stable rivalries) and that they have been playing it since the promotion's opening in 2004.


* AmericansHateTingle: A strange example in which the foreign spinoff of a promotion is disliked in said foreign country. Dragon Gate USA had a promising start in the States, but increasingly became viewed as an inferior imitation of the real Dragon Gate, and less and less of the Dragon Gate roster proper appeared through the years until the promotion eventually folded. Ironically enough, the only times DGUSA broke the 10,000 mark was outside the USA.
* ArcFatigue: Is well known that Dragon Gate bookers only know how to do one storyline (the interminable stable wars) and have been playing it through the promotion's entire story.
* BaseBreaker: Dragon Gate is one in Japan, due mostly to being the most "Americanized" promotion in terms of style (CIMA himself is famously a big fan of United States indy promotions) and one who draws heavily from a punk/young/female audience (with most of his roster being pretty boys who often wear makeup and have hip gimmicks). The former has been softened a bit with the gradual Americanization of other promotions, like Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling, but it is still a breaking point.

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* AmericansHateTingle: A strange example in which the foreign spinoff of a promotion is disliked in said foreign country. Dragon Gate USA had a promising start in the States, but over time it became increasingly became viewed as an inferior imitation of the real Dragon Gate, and Gate. It didn't helpt that less and less of the Dragon Gate roster proper appeared through the years until the promotion eventually folded. Ironically enough, the only times DGUSA broke the 10,000 mark was outside the USA.
* ArcFatigue: Is It's well known that Dragon Gate bookers know only know how to do one type of storyline (the interminable stable wars) (namely, MobWars) and that they have been playing it through since the promotion's entire story.
opening in 2004.
* BaseBreaker: BrokenBase: Dragon Gate is one in Japan, due mostly to being the most "Americanized" promotion in terms of style (CIMA himself is famously a big fan of United States indy promotions) and one who draws heavily from a punk/young/female audience (with most of his roster being pretty boys who often wear makeup and have hip gimmicks). The former has been softened a bit with the gradual Americanization of other promotions, like Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling, but it is still a breaking point.



** Marginally with Wrestling/MichinokuProWrestling, as MPW took in most of the Toryumon X trainees who should have gone to Dragon Gate before the split. Also because Dragon Gate is nowadays what MPW was in TheNineties, only with opposite flair added (MPW has a lot of folkloric gimmicks, aged stars and a big emphasis on traditional Japanese culture, while DG is made of hip characters, American influences and young punks both in age and spirit).

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** Marginally with Wrestling/MichinokuProWrestling, as MPW took in most of the Toryumon X trainees who should have gone to Dragon Gate before the split. Also because Dragon Gate is nowadays what MPW was in TheNineties, only with the opposite flair added (MPW has a lot of folkloric gimmicks, aged stars and a big emphasis on traditional Japanese culture, while DG is made of hip characters, American influences and young punks both in age and spirit).



** Although Dragon Gate proclaimed to have ditched the isolationism it suffered when its name was Toryumon Japan, it is still the most isolationist mainstream promotion in Japan today, to the point most of the top visitors in Dragon Gate history have been just guest opponents for Stalker Ichikawa. They make up a bit by being much more open towards American promotions, as well as some selected native indies (DDT and OPW being the main ones), but the dream matches of DG wrestlers against names from NOAH, AJPW or NJPW will probably never leave the dream world.

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** Although Dragon Gate proclaimed to have ditched the isolationism it suffered when its name was Toryumon Japan, it is still the most isolationist mainstream promotion in Japan today, to the point most of the top visitors in Dragon Gate history have been just guest opponents for Stalker Ichikawa. They make up a bit by being much more open towards American promotions, as well as some selected native indies (DDT and OPW being the main ones), but the many fans's dream matches of DG wrestlers against names from NOAH, AJPW or NJPW will probably never leave the dream world.



** The name of some stables, especially when using the proverbial GratuitousEnglish WordSaladTitle, can be quite jarring. Do FIXER, Deep Drunkers, ''Mad Blankey''? seriously?
* RootingForTheEmpire: One of the big problems with dragondoor (see below) was that their top heels were 3 of the members of Aagan Iisou - Shuji Kondo, brother YASSHI and Takuya Sugawara. Aagan Iisou had been controversially fired from Dragon Gate, and fans had been mad for their return. On the face side, the main good guy was Taiji Ishimori, a prettyboy with a pop idol gimmick. Ishimori wasn't disliked, but he wasn't close to popular enough to be the main draw of the promotion. In fact, the three Aagan Iisou guys were really the only wrestlers who were truly over in the whole promotion.

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** The name of some stables, especially when using the proverbial GratuitousEnglish WordSaladTitle, can be quite jarring. Do FIXER, Deep Drunkers, ''Mad Blankey''? seriously?
Seriously?
* RootingForTheEmpire: One of the big problems with dragondoor (see below) was that their dragondoor. Their top heels were 3 of the members of Aagan Iisou - Shuji Kondo, brother YASSHI and Takuya Sugawara. Aagan Iisou Iisou, a very popular Dragon Gate stable that had been controversially fired from Dragon Gate, its promotion and fans whose return had been mad for their return. On fans on the face side, edge of their seats. Meanwhile, the main good guy was Taiji Ishimori, a prettyboy pretty boy with a pop idol gimmick. gimmick who had mostly failed to gain the crowd's love in Toryumon. Ishimori wasn't disliked, but he wasn't close to popular enough to be the main draw of the promotion.promotion, and Aagan Iisou's popularity dwarfed his. In fact, the three Aagan Iisou guys were really the only wrestlers who were truly over in the whole promotion.


* ArcFatigue: Is well known that Dragon Gate bookers only know how to do one storyline (the interminable stable wars) and have been playing it through the promotion's entire story.



* FandomRivalry: With Toryumon's remnants, obviously. DGUSA has some with Wrestling/RingOfHonor.

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* FandomRivalry: FandomRivalry:
**
With Toryumon's remnants, obviously. The rivalry is mostly symbolic, as these remnants barely exist or have fans today.
** Marginally with Wrestling/MichinokuProWrestling, as MPW took in most of the Toryumon X trainees who should have gone to Dragon Gate before the split. Also because Dragon Gate is nowadays what MPW was in TheNineties, only with opposite flair added (MPW has a lot of folkloric gimmicks, aged stars and a big emphasis on traditional Japanese culture, while DG is made of hip characters, American influences and young punks both in age and spirit).
**
DGUSA has some with Wrestling/RingOfHonor.


* BaseBreaker: Dragon Gate is one in Japan, due mostly to being the most "Americanized" promotion in terms of style (CIMA himself is famously a big fan of United States indy promotions).
* EarWorm: "Keep in Journey", Taiji Ishimori and the Sato brothers's legit music single.

to:

* AmericansHateTingle: A strange example in which the foreign spinoff of a promotion is disliked in said foreign country. Dragon Gate USA had a promising start in the States, but increasingly became viewed as an inferior imitation of the real Dragon Gate, and less and less of the Dragon Gate roster proper appeared through the years until the promotion eventually folded. Ironically enough, the only times DGUSA broke the 10,000 mark was outside the USA.
* BaseBreaker: Dragon Gate is one in Japan, due mostly to being the most "Americanized" promotion in terms of style (CIMA himself is famously a big fan of United States indy promotions).
promotions) and one who draws heavily from a punk/young/female audience (with most of his roster being pretty boys who often wear makeup and have hip gimmicks). The former has been softened a bit with the gradual Americanization of other promotions, like Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling, but it is still a breaking point.
* EarWorm: "Keep in Journey", Taiji Ishimori and the Sato brothers's legit music single.



* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: Dragon Gate USA has only broken the 10,000 mark outside the USA. Inside the USA it had a promising start but increasingly became viewed as an inferior imitation of the real Dragon Gate as less and less of the Dragon Gate roster proper appeared.



** One of the great defects of Dragon Gate is the sheer immobility of his roster. Aside from occasionally adding some rookies, DG has had almost exactly the same names on its cards for ''decades'', even before the split from Toryumon. Its wrestlers have so much history together that it's difficult to take the stable wars seriously when everybody has been partner of everybody at least thrice on their careers.
** Although Dragon Gate proclaimed to have ditched the isolationism it was imposed when its name was Toryumon Japan, it is still pretty much the most isolationist mainstream promotion in Japan today, to the point that most of the top visitors in Dragon Gate history have been just Stalker Ichikawa's guest opponents. They make up a bit by being much more open towards American promotions, as well as some selected native indies (DDT and OPW being the main ones), but many fans's dream matches of DG wrestlers against NOAH or NJPW names will probably never leave the dream world.

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** One of the great defects downsides of the Dragon Gate system is the sheer immobility of his roster. Aside from occasionally adding some rookies, DG has had almost exactly the same main names on its cards for ''decades'', even before the split from Toryumon. Its wrestlers have so much history together that it's difficult to take the stable wars seriously when everybody has been partner of to everybody at least thrice on their careers.
** Although Dragon Gate proclaimed to have ditched the isolationism it was imposed suffered when its name was Toryumon Japan, it is still pretty much the most isolationist mainstream promotion in Japan today, to the point that most of the top visitors in Dragon Gate history have been just guest opponents for Stalker Ichikawa's guest opponents. Ichikawa. They make up a bit by being much more open towards American promotions, as well as some selected native indies (DDT and OPW being the main ones), but many fans's the dream matches of DG wrestlers against NOAH names from NOAH, AJPW or NJPW names will probably never leave the dream world.


* JustForFun/XMeetsY: Toryumon Mexico is basically Toryumon meets IWRG(or, given that Toryumon Mexico was the main branch for awhile, Dragon Gate is Toryumon ''[[InvertedTrope without]]'' the IWRG influence). Dragon Gate USA is basically Dragon Gate only half the wrestlers are EVOLVE regulars.


* SnarkBait: [=D2P=] (aka, Dragon Door Project) to those who weren't frustrated to the point of throwing their method of viewing against the wall. That said, it did put on some good matches despite the inherent faults that lead to its quick closing.

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* SnarkBait: [=D2P=] (aka, Dragon Door Project) to those who weren't frustrated to the point of throwing their method of viewing against the wall. That said, it did put on some good matches despite the inherent faults that lead to its quick closing.closing.
* JustForFun/XMeetsY: Toryumon Mexico is basically Toryumon meets IWRG(or, given that Toryumon Mexico was the main branch for awhile, Dragon Gate is Toryumon ''[[InvertedTrope without]]'' the IWRG influence). Dragon Gate USA is basically Dragon Gate only half the wrestlers are EVOLVE regulars.
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* {{HSQ}}: Losing Unit Disbands matches and the annual 6-way Cage Match often break it, notably in their finishing stretches.


* {{Narm}}: Dragon Gate's famous finisher obsolescence. A casual viewer can be understandbly freaked out when he watches a wrestler receiving seven finishing moves at a row and still kicking out the pin.

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* {{Narm}}: {{Narm}}:
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Dragon Gate's famous finisher obsolescence. A casual viewer can be understandbly freaked out when he watches a wrestler receiving seven finishing moves at a row and still kicking out the pin.pin.
** The name of some stables, especially when using the proverbial GratuitousEnglish WordSaladTitle, can be quite jarring. Do FIXER, Deep Drunkers, ''Mad Blankey''? seriously?


** There were some calls to simply have Evolve absorbed into Dragon Gate USA when the Dragon Gate regulars by and large stopped appearing. Drew Galloway and Timothy Thatcher both defended the Evolve title and Open The Freedom Gate at once, partially giving these fans what they wanted though Evolve is more likely to absorb DGUSA, rather than the other way around.

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** There were some calls to simply have Evolve absorbed into Dragon Gate USA when the Dragon Gate regulars by and large stopped appearing. Drew Galloway and Timothy Thatcher both defended the Evolve title and Open The Freedom Gate at once, partially giving these fans what they wanted though Evolve is was more likely to absorb DGUSA, rather than the other way around.around. Indeed, that's what happened, as the DGUSA titles, the last remaining bit of DGUSA were retired in 2015.

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* EarWorm: "Keep in Journey", Taiji Ishimori and the Sato brothers's legit music single.

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