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Open the Brave Gate Championship
Bravegate
Statistics
Current
champion(s):
Jimmy Kagetora
Date won: March 20th, 2017
Promotion: Dragon Gate
Established: March 13, 2005
Date retired:
Other name(s):
Most reigns: Masato Yoshino (6)
First champion(s): Naruki Doi

The Open the Brave Gate Championship is a professional wrestling title in Japanese promotion Dragon Gate; it has a weight limit of 83kg, though it has been defended against heavier wrestlers in the past. It can be considered the secondary singles title in Dragon Gate and is more of a light heavyweight championship. It was created on March 13, 2005 when Naruki Doi defeated YOSSINO in a tournament final. The faceplate logo on the belt is divided into eight pieces, each piece representing the eight wrestlers who fought in the tournament to determine the inaugural champion. During Gamma's reign, he threw away all eight pieces of the faceplate and replaced it with his own plate, renaming it Open the Gamma Gate, dictating and often changing the rules of his title defenses. This ended when Masato Yoshino, wrestling as the masked Dr. Muscle, defeated Gamma and restored it to the Brave Gate title, vacating it soon afterwards. There have been a total of 18 recognized champions who have had a combined 27 official reigns.

Title history

# Wrestler Reigns Date Days held Successful defenses Event Notes
1 Naruki Doi
1
March 13, 2005 245
5
The Brave Gate Tour
Nagoya, Japan
Defeated YOSSINO in a tournament final.
2 Dragon Kid
1
November 13, 2005 84
1
Crown Gate tour
Nagoya, Japan
- Vacated
-
February 5, 2006
-
Fukuoka, Japan Vacated due to a title defense against Masato Yoshino ending in a no contest after outside interference from both men's factions.
3 Masato Yoshino
1
March 19, 2006 330
4
Kawagoe, Japan Defeated Dragon Kid and Naoki Tanisaki in a three-way elimination tournament final.
4 Matt Sydal
1
February 12, 2007 41
1
Live Gate
Kobe, Japan
5 Genki Horiguchi
1
March 25, 2007 98
2
Memorial Gate tour
Tsu, Japan
6 Yasushi Kanda
1
July 1, 2007 83
2
Kobe Puroresu Festival 2007
Kobe, Japan
7 Masato Yoshino
2
September 22, 2007 205
6
Storm Gate tour
Tokyo, Japan
8 Anthony W. Mori
1
April 13, 2008 0
0
Gate of Passion tour
Nagoya, Japan
- Vacated
-
April 13, 2008
-
-
Nagoya, Japan Vacated voluntarily by Mori due to Yasushi Kanda interfering in his title win.
9 Gamma
1
April 27, 2008 63
0
Gate of Passion tour
Fukuoka, Japan
Defeated Anthony W. Mori in a tournament final. The title was renamed "Open the Gamma Gate" during his reign. Gamma successfully defended his Open the Gamma Gate six times but none of the defenses were not counted as part of the official Brave Gate lineage.
10 Dr. Muscle
3
June 29, 2008 0
0
The Gate of Maximum tour
Osaka, Japan
Renamed back to "Open the Brave Gate". This was Masato Yoshino disguised as Dr. Muscle but the reign is recognized as a Dr. Muscle reign.
- Vacated
-
June 29, 2008
-
-
Osaka, Japan Vacated the title.
11 Genki Horiguchi
2
July 27, 2008 77
2
Kobe Puroresu Festival 2008
Kobe, Japan
Defeated m.c.KZ to win the title.
12 Masato Yoshino
4
October 12, 2008 161
2
The Gate of Victory tour
Nagoya, Japan
13 CIMA
1
March 22, 2009 119
3
"The Gate of Anniversary" tour.
Tokyo, Japan
14 Naruki Doi
2
July 19, 2009 9
0
Kobe Puroresu Festival 2009
Kobe, Japan
This was also for the Open the Dream Gate Championship.
- Vacated
-
July 28, 2009
-
-
N/A Vacated the title due to Doi also holding the Open the Dream Gate Championship.
15 Naoki Tanizaki
1
August 30, 2009 134
6
Summer Adventure Tag League III tour
Fukuoka, Japan
Beat KAGETORA in a tournament final for the vacant title.
16 K-ness.
1
January 11, 2010 47
1
Primal Gate tour
Nagoya, Japan
17 Super Shisa
1
February 27, 2010 50
1
Truth Gate tour
Nagoya, Japan
18 Tigers Mask
1
April 18, 2010 118
3
Gate of Passion tour.
Osaka, Japan
19 Masato Yoshino
5
August 14, 2010
0
0
Summer Adventure Tag League IV tour.
Kobe, Japan
- Vacated
-
August 14, 2010
-
-
Kobe, Japan Vacated due to Yoshino also holding the Open the Dream Gate Championship.
20 PAC
1
August 29, 2010 447
11
Fukuoka, Japan Defeated Susumu Yokosuka in a tournament final to win the vacant title.
21 Ricochet
1
November 19, 2011 169
3
Crown Gate tour
Osaka, Japan
22 Dragon Kid
2
May 6, 2012 364
9
Dead or Alive 2012
Aichi, Japan
23 Masato Yoshino
6
May 5, 2013 117
4
Dead or Alive 2013
Aichi, Japan
- Vacated
-
August 30, 2013
-
Kobe, Japan Yoshino vacated the title, feeling it belonged to the younger generation.
24 Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!
3
September 29, 2013 168
4
Summer Adventure Tag League 2013
Kobe, Japan
Defeated Kzy in the finals of a tournament.
25 Flamita
1
March 16, 2014 290
9
Memorial Gate 2014 in Wakayama.
Wakayama, Japan
- Vacated
-
December 31, 2014
-
-
-
Title declared vacant three days after Flamita left the belt in the ring in protest, following his ninth defense ending in a disqualification.
26 Kzy
1
January 12, 2015 47
1
Open the New Year Gate 2015
Kobe, Japan
Kzy, as the masked Dr. Muscle, defeated Eita in the finals of a tournament. Unmasked on January 16, 2015.
27 Akira Tozawa
1
February 28, 2015 246
6
Champion Gate 2015 in Osaka
Osaka, Japan
28 Kotoka
1
November 1, 2015 125
1
The Gate of Destiny 2015
Osaka, Japan
29 Yosuke♥Santa Maria
1
March 5, 2016 141
2
Champion Gate 2016 in Osaka
Osaka, Japan
30 Eita
1
July 24th, 2016 334+
0
Kobe Puroresu Festival 2016
Kobe, Japan
- Vacated
-
March 4, 2017
-
-
-
Title declared vacant after Eita & Lindaman's match at 3/4/2017 ended in a no contest. An 8-man tournament will determine the 31st Champion.
30 Jimmy Kagetora
1
March 20th, 2017 95+
0
Memorial Gate in Wakayama 2017
Wakayama, Japan
Defeated El Lindaman in a tournament final for the vacant championship.

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