Dragon Gate "Bushido: Code Of The Warrior"
If you are tired of Sports Entertainment, and are hungry for some hard hitting professional wrestling, then Bushido: Code of the Warrior was and is a must see. This was solid action with some of the most sound technical wrestling, high-risk dare devil action, and pulse quickening shoot style fighting you will ever see.
The show started with American independent stars Chuck Taylor, Arik Cannon, Johnny Gargano, and Ricochet in a unique Free Style Fatal Fourway! This match was one hell of a way to start off the show and had all the fast paced high flying action that makes Dragon Gate USA such a talked about independent promotion.
Then independent sensation Rich Swann fights tooth and nail against Homocide in his DGUSA debut! Homocide taking his victory with his signature clothesline and takes the win from Swann in Homocide style.
Austin Aries also makes his debut with a heartfelt shoot on the business of pro wrestling and then takes on the Open the Dream Gate Champion Masato Yoshino, with one of the fastest wrestlers in the world taking on one of Americas best technicians. In the end Double A taps out but not with out leaving the fans with a spectacular performance.
Jon Moxley and Jimmy Jacobs end their war in bloody fashion with rail road spikes, and steel chairs, as the two fight tooth and nail through a bloody war until John Moxley is forced to say "I quit" and it was a brutal way to lose in one of the most memorable "I Quit" matches I have ever seen.
Next up sumo legend Akebono and the unpredictable Brodie Lee crush The Osirian Portal and then each other. While this match did have hints of Chikara humor, it was one of the shorter matches which is to be expected considering the size difference. Lee and Akebono ending the match by pinning both members of The Portal at the same time, which was just to get them out of the way so the two giants could get back at one another's throat and was good fun.
Team Kamikaze USA YAMATO and Akira Tozawa take on World-1 CIMA and Genki Horiguchi in the match of the night with an amazing Japanese style tag-team match! I thought this was the match of the night, and while the main event could certainly be the match of the night, this match just had a faster pace and more consistent action.
And finally Open the Freedom Gate Champion BxB Hulk successfully defends his belt against and incredible challenge from Shingo. This could very well be the match of the night as well, but Shingo seemed to hold his dominance on BxB for a very good pace. While it was full of suspense and was the best singles match-up of the night, I just don't think it stole the show the way Kamikaze USA and Warriors International did just prior.
In final analysis this was way better than anything on TV today, the stoy does not over take the action, the action is varied and exciting, and the production is exactly what a wrestling show should be. So if you missed this one, shame, shame on you! Get the DVD when it releases on DGUSA.tv, and order the next live iPPV on GoFightLive.tv so you can see why Dragon Gate USA is the future of professional wrestling!
Open The Freedom Gate Title: BxB Hulk def. Shingo via Pinfall
Dragon Gate Tag Team Wrestling At Its Best: YAMATO & Akira Tozawa def. CIMA & Genki Horiguchi via Pinfall.
I Quit Match Jimmy Jacobs def. Jon Moxley via Moxley saying "I Quit" a.k.a Verbal Submission
Dream Match - Non-Title Open The Dream Gate Champion Masato Yoshino def. Austin Aries via Submission.
Giant Tag Team Attraction Brodie Lee & Akebono def. The Osirian Portal via Double Pinfall
Special Challenge Match Homicide def. Rich Swann via Pinfall.
Four Way Freestyle Chuck Taylor def. Arik Cannon via Pinfall beating Ricochet, Johnny Gargano as a result.
Final Breakdown 4 out of 5 Stars Match of the Night: Team Kamikaze USA (YAMATO & Akira Tozawa) v. Warriors International (CIMA & Genki Horiguchi)
MVP of the Night: Chuck Taylor, for winning his match and forming Ronin w/ Johnny Gargano & Rich Swann
Move of the night: Jimmy Jacobs surprise Suicide Dive from the Balcony!