Earlier this month, Dragon Gate held its yearend event, The Final Gate 2021. During this event, two major championship changes took place, setting the pace for what promises to be an eventful 2022. This is true for both the company’s singles and tag team scenes. Here’s what to know about the aforementioned title changes.
Title Changes at The Final Gate 2021
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SBKENTo and H•Y•O Win Open The Twin Gate Championship
At Dragon Gate’s The Final Gate 2021 the Open The Twin Gate Championship changed hands. On this show, Naruki Doi and Takashi Yoshida failed in their first defense of the belts, and H•Y•O and SBKENTo became the new champions. H•Y•O got a sneak win, marking the first Twin Gate reign for himself as well as SBKENTo. SBKENTo looked like he tweaked his knee during the contest, so whether this reign will even go forward is still in question. For now, he and H•Y•O will be guiding the Twin Gate division heading into the new year.
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— DRAGONGATE (@dragongate_pro) December 27, 2021
KAI Wins Open The Dream Gate Championship
At Dragon Gate’s The Final Gate 2021 a shocking turn of events took place. KAI defeated the company’s ace, YAMATO, clean to become the Open The Dream Gate Champion. This finally put their long feud with one another to rest. Moreover, with this victory, KAI captured his first world championship since he was WRESTLE-1 Champion. KAI made it known he thought Dragon Gate was the greatest company in the world, which made the Open The Dream Gate Championship the number one championship in the world.
KAI also stated he would go into the title match alone without the help of R.E.D., and he did just that. He put YAMATO away with the Meteo Impact Kai to capture his very first Open The Dream Gate Championship.
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