Open the Dream Gate Championship

Open the Dream Gate Championship Belt
The Dream Gate is the top championship in Dragon Gate. The belt itself is very unique. The name of the current champion is engraved onto a plate, which is then placed on the face of the belt. The plate itself is then protected by a locked gate. In order to become a challenger to the Dream Gate, one must first secure a Challenger’s Key. If the champion is able to successfully defend, he can add the losers’ key to the title belt as a trophy. If the challenger wins, the key will unlock the gate, allowing him to replace the old nameplate with their own.
The title lineage can be traced back to the UDG Title from Toryumon Japan. CIMA was the final UDG champion, and was named as the first Dream champion when Dragon Gate began in 2004.
 

 

1st Champion – CIMA (1 Defense)

1st – 9/17/2004 – Tokyo, Yoyogi National Stadium #2
CIMA (29:54 Schwein Redline) Susumu Yokosuka

2nd Champion – Masaaki Mochizuki (4 Defenses)

12/16/2004 – Tokyo, Yoyogi National Stadium #2
Masaaki Mochizuki (22:49 Shin Saikyou High Kick) CIMA
1st – 2/6/2005 – Fukuoka, Hakata Star Lanes
Masaaki Mochizuki (28:45 Shin Saikyou High Kick) Ryo Saito
2nd – 5/11/2005 – Tokyo, Korakuen Hall
Masaaki Mochizuki (15:42 Nice German Cutback) Don Fujii
3rd – 7/3/2005 – Hyogo, Kobe World Kinen Hall
Masaaki Mochizuki (25:25 Shin Saikyou High Kick) TAKA Michinoku
4th – 9/18/2005 – Hokkaido, Sapporo Taisen Hall
Masaaki Mochizuki (20:32 Shin Saikyou High Kick) Shingo Takagi

3rd Champion – Magnitude Kishiwada (2 Defenses)

11/4/2005 – Osaka, Osaka Prefectural Gym #2
Magnitude Kishiwada (25:52 Last Ride) Masaaki Mochizuki
1st – 12/4/2005 Hokkaido, Sapporo Taisen Hall
Magnitude Kishiwada (21:45 Last Ride) Kenichiro Arai
2nd – 2/11/2006 Osaka, Osaka Prefectural Gym #2
Magnitude Kishiwada (20:57 Last Ride) Anthony W. Mori

4th Champion – Ryo Saito

2/24/2006 Tokyo, Korakuen Hall
Ryo Saito (27:32 Premium Bridge) Magnitude Kishiwada

5th Champion – Susumu Yokosuka (3 Defenses)

4/26/2006 Tokyo, Ota City General Gymnasium
Susumu Yokosuka (22:50 Jumbo no Kachi!gatame) Ryo Saito
1st – 5/7/2006 Aichi, Nagoya Congress Center
Susumu Yokosuka (24:16 Double Arm Style Aikata) BxB Hulk
2nd – 7/2/2006 Hyogo, Kobe World Kinen Hall
Susumu Yokosuka (30:55 Kobe World Liner) Dragon Kid
3rd – 9/17/2006 Fukuoka, Hakata Star Lanes
Susumu Yokosuka (23:11 Jumbo no Kachi!gatame) Pentagon Black

6th Champion – Don Fujii (1 Defense)

11/23/2006 Osaka, Osaka Prefectural Gym #1
Don Fujii (26:40 Nice German) Susumu Yokosuka
1st – 2/4/2007 Fukuoka, Hakata Star Lanes
Don Fujii (21:38 Nice German) Masaaki Mochizuki

7th Champion – Jushin Thunder Lyger (1 Defense)

3/25/2007 Mie, Tsu City Gym
Jushin Thunder Lyger (30:23 Vertical Drop Brainbuster) Don Fujii
1st- 4/17/2007 Tokyo, Korakuen Hall
Jushin Thunder Lyger (22:11 Vertical Drop Brainbuster) Masaaki Mochizuki

8th Champion – CIMA (6 Defenses)

7/1/2007 Hyogo, Kobe World Kinen Hall
CIMA (25:14 Crossfire) Jushin Thunder Lyger
1st – 8/11/2007 Aichi, Nagoya Congress Center
CIMA (27:31 Crossfire) Taku Iwasa
2nd – 9/22/2007 Tokyo, Ota City General Gymnasium
CIMA (25:49 Schwein Redline) Naruki Doi
3rd – 11/25/2007 Osaka, Osaka Prefectural Gym #1
CIMA (31:31 Jorge Complete) Shingo Takagi
4th – 2/3/2008 Fukuoka, Hakata Star Lanes
CIMA (20:51 Crossfire) Gamma
5th – 3/20/2008 Tokyo, Ota City General Gymnasium
CIMA (29:54 Crossfire Naciente) Masato Yoshino
6th – 4/27/2008 Fukuoka, Hakata Star Lanes
CIMA (22:09 Schwein Redline Hold) Ryo Saito

CIMA vacated the title due to injury on 6/29/08

9th Champion – Shingo Takagi (3 Defenses)

7/27/2008 Hyogo, Kobe World Kinen Hall
Shingo Takagi (36:53 Last Falconry) BxB Hulk
1st – 8/31/2008 Fukuoka, Hakata Star Lanes
Shingo Takagi (22:27 Last Falconry) Cyber Kong
2nd – 9/28/2008 Fukui, Sun Dome Fukui
Shingo Takagi (19:50 Pumping Bomber) TAKA Michinoku
3rd – 11/16/2008 Osaka, Osaka Prefectural Gym #1
Shingo Takagi (26:53 Last Falconry) Susumu Yokosuka

10th Champion – Naruki Doi (8 Defenses)

12/28/2008 Fukuoka, Fukuoka Kokusai Center
Naruki Doi (26:20 Muscular Bomb) Shingo Takagi
1st – 2/8/2009 Aichi, Nagoya Congress Center
Naruki Doi (27:01 Tiger Suplex Hold) Taku Iwasa
2nd – 3/22/2009 Tokyo, Ryogoku Kokugikan
Naruki Doi (27:41 Muscular Bomb) Koji Kanemoto
3rd – 5/5/2009 Aichi, Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium
Naruki Doi (15:24 Bakatare Sliding Kick) Akebono
4th – 6/11/2009 Tokyo, Korakuen Hall
Naruki Doi (28:11 Bakatare Sliding Kick) Masato Yoshino
5th – 7/19/2009 Hyogo, Kobe World Kinen Hall
Naruki Doi (29:49 Muscular Bomb) CIMA
6th – 10/25/2009 Fukuoka, Hakata Star Lanes
Naruki Doi (32:52 V9 Clutch) Susumu Yokosuka
7th – 11/23/2009 Osaka, Osaka Prefectural Gym #1
Naruki Doi (27:02 Muscular Bomb) BxB Hulk
8th – 12/13/2009 Aichi, Nagoya Congress Center
Naruki Doi (29:28 Muscular Bomb) Magnitude Kishiwada

11th Champion – YAMATO (3 Defenses)

3/22/2010 Tokyo, Ryogoku Kokugikan
YAMATO (31:56 Galleria) Naruki Doi
1st – 3/27/2010 Phoenix, Arizona The Celebrity Theatre
YAMATO (21:42 Galleria) Susumu Yokosuka
2nd – 5/5/2010 Aichi, Aichi Prefectural Gym
YAMATO (31:35 Cross Armbreaker) Shingo Takagi
3rd – 5/13/2010 Tokyo, Korakuen Hall
YAMATO (23:04 Cross STF) Masaaki Mochizuki

12th Champion – Masato Yoshino (4 Defenses)

7/11/2010 Hyogo, Kobe World Kinen Hall
Masato Yoshino (31:50 Sol Naciente Kai) YAMATO
1st – 10/10/2010 Fukuoka, Hakata Star Lanes
Masato Yoshino (27:49 Sol Naciente Kai) Ryo Saito
2nd – 11/23/2010 Osaka, Osaka Prefectural Gym #1
Masato Yoshino (30:38 Sol Naciente Kai) CIMA
3rd – 12/26/2010 Fukuoka, Fukuoka Kokusai Center
Masato Yoshino (28:53 Top Rope Lightning Spiral) Naruki Doi
4th – 1/18/2011 Tokyo, Korakuen Hall
Masato Yoshino (23:56 Riverina Especial) Don Fujii

13th Champion – Masaaki Mochizuki (6 Defenses)

4/14/2011 Tokyo, Korakuen Hall
Masaaki Mochizuki (25:31 Sankakugeri to the Face) Masato Yoshino
1st – 5/5/2011 Aichi, Aichi Prefectural Gym
Masaaki Mochizuki (25:11 Sankakugeri to the Face) YAMATO
2nd – 6/19/2011 Fukuoka, Hakata Star Lanes
Masaaki Mochizuki (27:20 Sankakugeri to the Face) Yasushi Kanda
3rd – 7/17/2011 Hyogo, Kobe World Kinen Hall
Masaaki Mochizuki (27:58 Sankakugeri to the Face) BxB Hulk
4th – 8/21/2011 Fukuoka, Hakata Star Lanes
Masaaki Mochizuki (23:39 Shin Saikyou High Kick) Cyber Kong
5th – 10/13/2011 Tokyo, Korakuen Hall
Masaaki Mochizuki (21:39 Sankakugeri to the Face) Akira Tozawa
6th – 11/3/2011 Kyoto, KBS Hall
Masaaki Mochizuki (27:26 Sankakugeri to the Face) Ryo Saito

14th Champion – CIMA (15 Defenses)

12/25/2011 Fukuoka, Fukuoka Kokusai Center
CIMA (24:55 Meteora) Masaaki Mochizuki
1st – 2/5/2012 Fukuoka, Hakata Star Lanes
CIMA (28:48 Mad Splash) Jimmy Susumu
2nd – 3/4/2012 Osaka, Osaka Prefectural Gym #2
CIMA (24:18 Meteora) PAC
3rd – 5/6/2012 Aichi, Aichi Prefectural Gym
CIMA (25:16 Meteora) Cyber Kong
4th – 6/17/2012 Fukuoka, Hakata Star Lanes
CIMA (23:27 Meteora) Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!
5th – 7/22/2012 Hyogo, Kobe World Kinen Hall
CIMA (28:45 Meteora) Akira Tozawa
6th – 8/22/2012 Tokyo, Korakuen Hall
CIMA (24:35 Meteora) YAMATO
7th – 9/23/2012 Tokyo, Ota City General Gymnasium
CIMA (23:58 Meteora) Naruki Doi
8th – 10/21/2012 Osaka, BODYMAKER COLLOSSEUM
CIMA (27:02 Meteora) Masato Yoshino
9th – 12/23/2012 Fukuoka, Fukuoka Kokusai Center
3 Way Match:CIMA vs. Shingo Takagi vs. BxB Hulk
-CIMA (17:15 Meteora) Hulk
-CIMA (25:10 Meteora) Takagi
10th – 1/20/2013 Osaka, BODYMAKER COLOSSEUM
CIMA (24:47 Japanese Ocean Cyclone Suplex Hold) Ryo “Jimmy” Saito
11th – 2/11/2013 Wakayama, Iwade City Sougou Gymnasium Large Hall 

CIMA (20:13 Meteora) Jimmy Kanda
12th – 3/3/2013 Osaka, BODYMAKER COLOSSEUM #2
CIMA (29:26 Meteora to the Stomach) Masato Yoshino
13th – 4/4/2013 Tokyo, Korakuen Hall
CIMA (27:33 Meteora) K-ness
14th – 5/5/2013 Aichi, Aichi Prefectural Gym
CIMA (30:28 Japanese Ocean Cyclone Suplex Hold) Akira Tozawa
15th – 6/16/2013 Fukuoka, Hakata Star Lanes
CIMA (26:28 Meteora Hold) Ricochet

15th Champion – Shingo Takagi

7/21/2013 Hyogo, Kobe World Kinen Hall 
Shingo Takagi (37:33 Last Falconry) CIMA

16th Champion – YAMATO (1 Defense)

8/23/2013 Tokyo, Korakuen Hall
YAMATO (27:27 Frankensteiner) Shingo Takagi
1st – 9/12/2013 Tokyo, Korakuen Hall 
YAMATO (21:55 Galleria) Ryo “Jimmy” Saito

17th Champion – Masato Yoshino (4 Defenses)

10/10/2013 Tokyo, Korakuen Hall 
Masato Yoshino (26:35 Sol Naciente Kai) YAMATO
1st – 11/3/2013 Osaka, BODYMAKER COLOSSEUM 
Masato Yoshino (28:58 Sol Naciente Kai) Naruki Doi
2nd – 11/7/2013 Tokyo, Korakuen Hall 
Masato Yoshino (20:05 Sol Naciente) T-Hawk
3rd – 12/22/2013 Fukuoka, Fukuoka Kokusai Center 
Masato Yoshino (25:50 Sol Naciente Kai) BxB Hulk
4th – 1/16/2014 Tokyo, Korakuen Hall 
Masato Yoshino (27:13 Sol Naciente Kai) Masaaki Mochizuki

18th Champion – Ricochet (1 Defense)

3/2/2014 Osaka, BODYMAKER COLOSSEUM #2
Ricochet (24:30 Benadriller) Masato Yoshino
1st – 3/6/2014 Tokyo, Korakuen Hall
Ricochet (26:53 Benadriller) Uhaa Nation

19th Champion – YAMATO (2 Defenses)

5/5/2014 Aichi, Aichi Prefectural Gym
YAMATO (22:50 Galleria) Ricochet
1st – 5/25/2014 Saga, Morodomi Heartful
YAMATO (20:25 Galleria) Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!
2nd – 6/15/2014 Fukuoka, Hakata Star Lanes
YAMATO (30:30 Galleria) Jimmy Susumu

20th Champion – BxB Hulk

7/20/2014 Hyogo, Kobe World Kinen Hall
BxB Hulk (32:15 Phoenix Splash) YAMATO
8/05/2014 Tokyo, Korakuen Hall
Open the Dream Gate Championship 4 vs. 1 Handicap Match: BxB Hulk vs. Naruki Doi, Kzy, Cyber Kong, Mondai Ryu
-Hulk (13:34 FTX) Mondai Ryu
-Hulk (17:04 South Road) Kong
-Doi (21:29 Bakatare Sliding Kick) Hulk

Due to the unfair stipulation & excessive interference that took place during this match, Doi was only named interim champion pending a singles rematch. If he won, he would officially become 21st champion. If Hulk won, his reign would resume, and he would gain credit for his 1st defense.

1st – 8/17/2014 Tokyo, Ota City General Gymnasium
BxB Hulk (25:57 Phoenix Splash) Naruki Doi
2nd – 10/5/2014 Fukuoka, Hakata Star Lanes
BxB Hulk (25:47 Phoenix Splash) Cyber Kong
3rd – 11/02/2014 Osaka, BODYMAKER COLOSSEUM
BxB Hulk (26:26 Phoenix Splash) Akira Tozawa
4th – 12/28/2014 Fukuoka, Fukuoka Kokusai Center
BxB Hulk (35:04 First Flash) Shingo Takagi
5th – 02/05/2015 Tokyo, Korakuen Hall
BxB Hulk (33:35 First Flash) Jimmy Susumu
6th – 03/01/2015 Osaka, Osaka BODYMAKER COLOSSEUM #2
BxB Hulk (26:26 First Flash) Uhaa Nation
7th – 05/05/2015 Aichi, Aichi-ken Gymnasium
BxB Hulk (8:00 First Flash) Cyber Kong

21st Champion – Masato Yoshino

06/14/2015 Fukuoka, Hakata Star Lanes
Masato Yoshino (29:25 15th Anniversary) BxB Hulk
1st – 07/20/2015 Hyogo, Kobe World Kinen Hall
Masato Yoshino (30:23 Sol Naciente Kai) T-Hawk

22nd Champion – Shingo Takagi

8/16/2015 Tokyo, Ota City General Gymnasium
Shingo Takagi (30:01 Last Falconry) Masato Yoshino
1st – 10/04/2015 Fukuoka, Hakata Star Lanes
Shingo Takagi (24:39 Pumping Bomber) Don Fujii
2nd – 11/01/2015 Osaka, Edion Arena Osaka #1
Shingo Takagi (24:55 Last Falconry) Masaaki Mochizuki
X – 12/03/2015 Tokyo, Korakuen Hall
Shingo Takagi (17:09 Double Countout) Gamma
Restart: Shingo Takagi (24:54 No Contest) Gamma
*Takagi was not given credit for a defense due to the inconclusive finish.
3rd – 12/27/2015 Fukuoka, Fukuoka Kokusai Center
Shingo Takagi (28:00 Last Falconry) CIMA

23rd Champion – Jimmy Susumu

02/14/2016 Fukuoka, Hakata Star Lanes
Jimmy Susumu (29:40 Jumbo no Kachi!gatame) Shingo Takagi

24th Champion – Shingo Takagi

03/06/2016 Osaka, Edion Arena Osaka #2
Shingo Takagi (29:00 Pumping Bomber) Jimmy Susumu
1st – 03/21/2016 Wakayama, Wakayama Prefectural Gym
Shingo Takagi (24:13 Pumping Bomber) Ryo “Jimmy” Saito

25th Champion – YAMATO
07/24/2016 Hyogo, Kobe World Kinen Hall
YAMATO (33:47 Galleria) Shingo Takagi
1st – 09/22/2016 Tokyo, Ota City General Gymnasium
YAMATO (27:00 Galleria) Akira Tozawa
2nd – 12/25/2016 Fukuoka, Fukuoka Kokusai Center
YAMATO (34:38 Galleria) Naruki Doi
3rd – 02/02/2017 Tokyo, Korakuen Hall
YAMATO (30:12 Galleria) BxB Hulk
4th – 03/05/2017 Osaka, Edion Arena Osaka #2
YAMATO (19:28 Choke Sleeper) Cyber Kong
5th – 05/05/2017 Aichi, Aichi Prefectural Gym
Open the Dream Gate Dead or Alive Mask vs. Hair 5 Way Steel Cage Match: YAMATO vs. Naruki Doi vs. BxB Hulk vs. Shingo Takagi vs. Cyber Kong
YAMATO (44:29)
6th – 07/23/2017 Hyogo, Kobe World Kinen Hall
YAMATO (29:16 Ragnarok) T-Hawk