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Showing posts with label Dragon Gate. Show all posts
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June 11, 2015

More Exclusive Details On WWE Possibly Working With WNW / EVOLVE

As noted earlier, WWE is close to an agreement to work with WWN, the parent company of EVOLVE, Full Impact Pro and the now-defunct Dragon Gate USA. According to a source, the deal is that WWE will pay WWN a certain fee like they did for ECW in the 1990s. They will pay WWN to develop talent and keep them away from ROH and TNA so that NXT can get a look.

We noted earlier that The Wrestling Observer newsletter reported that top WWE officials not happy with ROH recently releasing a Kevin Steen action figure. This deal with WWN is said to be partially due to ROH releasing that item.

June 10, 2015

WWE NXT Working with Parent Company of EVOLVE and Full Impact Pro?

There are rumors going around that WWE NXT may be working with WWN, the parent company of EVOLVE, Full Impact Pro and the now-defunct Dragon Gate USA. PWInsider reports that WWE sources indicate there have been talks between the two sides and that WWE started the conversation a week or so ago.

February 24, 2012

WWE Signs Dragon Gate Talent

WWE signed DGUSA referee Jason Harding to a developmental deal. He is already heading to FCW. In recent months, a number of DGUSA stars have been told they are on WWE's radar.

source: pwinsider.com

November 25, 2011

Dragon Gate USA and EVOLVE Announce Merger

September 22, 2011

DGUSA Star Works WWE Superstars Taping

Johnny Gargano of Dragon Gate USA worked the Smackdown taping last night, wrestling Brodus Clay on an episode of WWE Superstars.

Gargano, who is under contract to DGUSA, worked the taping with the blessing of the promotion. DGUSA has shown in the past they are willing to release contracted talent (Jon Moxley, who is now in WWE developmental as Dean Ambrose) if WWE wants to sign them.

September 2, 2011

Update on WWE Interest in Dragon Gate Wrestlers

Pwinsider.com is reporting that there will be no immediate hiring of any DGUSA talents by WWE. Basically, the company reached out to several talents they were potentially interested in, so there's a few guys on the radar but no one who's about to get snatched up. Gabe Sapolsky was very happy that some of the roster was starting to get recognized for their work.

August 29, 2011

Rumor Mill - WWE Interested In Several Dragon Gate USA Talents

According to PWInsider, WWE has expressed interest in several currently signed Dragon Gate USA talents. DGUSA has said reportedly said that they will release talents from contracts if it means they will get a WWE deal, but declined to identify any of the talents WWE is currently interested in.

April 4, 2011

Indy Star Signs Developmental Deal With WWE

Indy star Jon Moxley has signed a developmental deal with WWE reports pwinsider.com. Moxley had been involved with the Dragon Gate USA promotion.

December 8, 2010

Full Episode of 'Strange Days with Bob Saget': What's So Funny About Pro Wrestling?

The full episode of last night's "Strange Days with Bob Saget" episode on A&E focusing on pro wrestling (titled "What's So Funny About Pro Wrestling") is now online. The show features a look at backyard wrestling, lucha libre and a recent Dragon Gate USA event featuring an appearance by WWE Hall of Famer Roddy Piper.

Full episode link:
What's So Funny About Pro Wrestling (aetv.com)

October 30, 2010

Decline In DVD Sales & Rampant Piracy Force Indy Wrestling To Internet Pay-Per-View

The move to all-digital distribution is already well under way, and it poses a problem for businesses that have based themselves around the sale of shiny plastic discs. That, combined with the rampant piracy of these discs when they’re released has particularly hurt independent pro-wrestling organizations (to pick something out of thin air). Gabe Sapolsky, vice-president of Dragon Gate USA, owner of Evolve, and former head booker of Ring of Honor, was recently interviewed on Figure Four Daily, a podcast dedicated to pro-wrestling and MMA news, and said that the only way these companies will survive is if a new technology, Internet Pay-Per-View, becomes viable...More?

source: crunchgear.com

September 11, 2010

More on Gabe Sapolsky

Gabe Sapolsky Reveals Behind The Scenes DGUSA Details

Dave Lagana Puts Over DGUSA's Gabe Sapolsky

August 16, 2010

Bryan Danielson Updates

Bryan Danielson's final Northeast indy date set

Bryan Danielson to keep DGUSA bookings

Update on Daniel Bryan's WWE Return

February 1, 2010

DGUSA Pursuing Legal Action Against TNA, Davey Richards, More

January 30, 2010

Ring of Honor Confirms Re-Signing of Davey Richards

Davey Richards has re-signed with Ring of Honor and has been pulled from all future Dragon Gate USA and EVOLVE Wrestling shows. It is believed that Richards signed a contract that forces him to get all bookings approved by ROH management, a clause that is typically in a lot of the higher level talent's contracts.

Dragon Gate USA released the following statement:

"Effective immediately Davey Richards has been removed from all DGUSA and EVOLVE events. I have been advised not to make more comments now. We apologize for the lineup changes and will do our best to make it up to you. We wanted to get word out now so we don't false advertise."

source: indywrestlingnews.com

Press release from ROH.

December 21, 2009

State of Dragon Gate USA Address

October 23, 2009

Dragon Gate USA Update

September 7, 2009

Dragon Gate's Chicago Debut

Two days after making its pay-per-view debut, Dragon Gate USA wrestling made its debut in Chicago this Sunday for its "Open the Untouchable Gate" show. Delivering the hard-hitting, quick-paced style of action that its Japanese counterpart is famed for, DGUSA might well be emerging as the premiere North American company in terms of in-ring action...More?

source: slam wrestling

August 10, 2009

Dragon Gate Heading to Oxford

After successfully bringing Pro-Wrestling Noah over last year Mark Sloan is at it again as on November 1 he will be bringing Japanese promotion Dragon Gate to Oxford.

For those of you haven't heard of Dragon Gate they are a Japanese based promotion, but with a more high-flying Mexican style. They have built up a cult-like following around the world thanks to the Internet and tape traders.

Mark - who has also previously promoted the Frontier Wrestling Alliance - told us: "We were approached just after the Huge Pro Wrestling Noah events about bringing Dragon Gate to these shores.

"With the enthusiasm the Dragon Gate officials had for the event it really was a no brainer...More?

source: the sun

August 4, 2009

Video: Dragon Gate USA Debut Show

July 26, 2009

Dragon Gate USA Results 07/25/09

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