Open the Freedom Gate Championship
Promotion(s) Dragon Gate USA
Dragon Gate
Date Established November 28, 2009
Date Retired August 15, 2015

The Open The Freedom Gate Championship was the major title in the promotion Dragon Gate USA. The first holder of the title was crowned following a 14-man tournament held at DGUSA Freedom Fight on November 28, 2009. The title is also recognized by Dragon Gate USA's parent promotion, Dragon Gate, and it has been defended at a Dragon Gate show in Japan. The title was also recognized by the Evolve promotion.


There were seven reigns by six wrestlers. BxB Hulk became the first champion by winning a 14-man tournament. Timothy Thatcher was the final champion, vacating the title on August 15, 2015.

The championship was defended in the USA, Japan, China, England, Germany, Canada, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Title History

# Wrestler Reign Date Location Length Defenses Notes
1 BxB Hulk 1 November 28, 2009 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 426 Days 6 Defeated CIMA, Gran Akuma, and YAMATO in tournament finals in an elimination match.
2 YAMATO 1 January 28, 2011 Manhattan, New York 289 Days 6
3 Johnny Gargano 1 November 13, 2011 Manhattan, New York 873 Days 22
4 Ricochet 1 April 4, 2014 New Orleans, Louisiana 226 Days 5
5 Johnny Gargano 2 November 16, 2014 Beijing, China 224 Days 3
6 Drew Galloway 1 March 28, 2015 San Jose, California 104 Days 5 This match was also contested for Galloway's Evolve Championship.
6 Timothy Thatcher 1 July 10, 2015 Tampa, Florida 36 Days 0 This match was also contested for the Evolve Championship.
- Deactivated - August 15, 2015 Queens, New York - - Thatcher handed the title to Johnny Gargano, rendering it vacant and inactive.


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Dragon Gate
Jimmy Logo v1 Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!! · Jimmy Kagetora · Jimmy Kanda · Jimmy K-ness J.K.S. · Jimmy Susumu · Ryo "Jimmy" Saito
MaxiMuM Ben-K · Big R Shimizu · Kotoka · Masato Yoshino · Naruki Doi
Over Generation CIMA · Dragon Kid · Eita · Gamma · Kaito Ishida · Mondai Ryu · Takehiro Yamamura
Tribe Vanguard BxB Hulk · Flamita · Kzy · YAMATO · Yosuke♥Santa Maria
VERZERK "brother" YASSHI · El Lindaman · Punch Tominaga · Shingo Takagi · T-Hawk · Takashi Yoshida
Don Fujii · "Hollywood" Stalker Ichikawa · Hyou Watanabe · Katsumi Takashima · Keni'chiro Arai · Masaaki Mochizuki · Shachihoko BOY · Shun Skywalker · Super Shisa · U-T · Yuki Yoshioka
Active Open the Dream Gate · Open the Brave Gate · Open the Twin Gate · Open the Triangle Gate · Open the Owarai Gate
Inactive Open the Freedom Gate · Open the United Gate · Open the Owarai Twin Gate · Ultimo Dragon Gym Championship · UWA World Trios Championship · NWA World Welterweight Championship · NWA International Light Heavyweight Championship · British Commonwealth Junior Heavyweight Championship
On-going King of Gate · Summer Adventure Tag League
Cancelled El Numero Uno · King of Chop · Young Dragons Cup · Rey De Parejas · T2P Strongest Merit Assessment League
Champion Gate · Memorial Gate in Wakayama · Dead or Alive · Kobe World Pro-Wrestling Festival · Scandal Gate · Dangerous Gate · Gate of Destiny · Final Gate

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