Monday, April 4, 2011
Dragon Gate USA/ Mercury Rising
During Wrestlemania weekend here in Atlanta I had the pleasure of taking a lot of wrestling. The best time I had may have at the live taping and IPPV broadcast for Dragon Gate USA Mercury Rising 2011. If you are not familiar with Dragon Gate USA here is a little background on the promotion. Dragon Gate USA (DGUSA) is an American professional wrestling promotion founded in 2009 as an international expansion of the Japanese promotion Dragon Gate.
Gabe Sapolsky, former head booker of Ring of Honor, serves as the promotion's Vice President.
Here is the card for the event. I am not going to a match by match review because I want to you order this and check it out. It is that good. The matches were top notch and it told an excellent story. The crowd really was into the event the entire evening...
Main Event #1 – Open The Freedom Gate Title Match
YAMATO defends vs. Austin Aries
*Aries has stated he will leave DGUSA if he does not win the Championship
Main Event #2 – Grudge Match – The Six Man Tradition Returns
Blood Warriors of CIMA, Naruki Doi & Ricochet
Ronin of Chuck Taylor, Johnny Gargano & Rich Swann
Main Event #3 – Open The Brave Gate Title Match
PAC defends vs. Akira Tozawa
Special Attraction Match – Non-TitleOpen The Dream Gate Champion Masato Yoshino vs. Sami Callihan
Elimination Match - Jimmy Jacobs vs. Brodie Lee vs. Stalker Ichickawa vs. Silas Young vs. AR Fox vs. Jon Davis
Special Challenge Match - Jon Moxley with Trina Michaels vs. Arik Cannon
Many people called Dragon Gate USA "Mercury Rising 2011" iPPV the best event of that huge weekend in Atlanta. The entire card is now available On Demand at www.WWNLive.com