Let’s get to it….
It is with deep regret that DGUSA must inform our audience of the unfortunate fact Dragon Gate (Japanese) talent will not be able to perform on WrestleMania weekend shows. We have a prepared a series of replacements. We have already announced the first time ever matchup pitting Masato Tanaka against Chris Hero on the Friday night DGUSA show. As the entire pro wrestling world converges on New Orleans this week, the last thing our audience wants to hear or read about is promotional drama. We know you have practically unlimited choices this coming week, and we are going to make sure all those who chose and choose to support DGUSA are rewarded with the best experience we can possibly provide. Here are our replacements….
Low Ki will make his return to DGUSA and have his first high profile matches in over a year at the Friday and Saturday night events. It will be Low Ki vs. Trent Baretta at DGUSA on Friday and Low Ki vs. Open The Freedom Gate Champion Johnny Gargano at DGUSA on Saturday.
Bad Influence of Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian will wrestle at the DGUSA event on Saturday. We will have a top tag team for them to face. This will be a special main event for the live ticket holders. This match will not be on iPPV or DVD. Daniels and Kazarian’s opponents will be determined after the results of the Six Man Tag Team Tournament that night. They will be the best possible opponents. This is sure to be a unique experience when these TNA superstars invade DGUSA.
We have several more new match announcements. Here’s a no frills look at each lineup:
Dragon Gate USA – Open The Ultimate Gate 2014
Open The Freedom Gate Title Match
Johnny Gargano defends vs. Ricochet
International Dream Match – Non-Title
EVOLVE Champion Chris Hero vs. Masato Tanaka
Special Attraction Match
Low Ki vs. Trent Baretta
Tag Team Challenge Match (If Bravados Retain At EVOLVE It Will Be A Title Match)
Open The United Gate Champions The Bravado Brothers vs. Anthony Nese and Caleb Konley
Special Tag Team Attraction
Chuck Taylor and Drew Gulak vs. Fire Ant and Green Ant
AR Fox vs. Mr. A
Special Challenge Match
Rich Swann vs. Biff Busick
Dragon Gate USA – Mercury Rising 2014
Special Main Event For Live Crowd Only
Bad Influence Of Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian vs. To Be Determiend After Tournament Results
Special Main Event
Open The Freedom Gate Champion Johnny Gargano vs. Low Ki
Six Man Tradition Continues
DGUSA Mercury Rising is known for the Six Man Tag Team Tradition. We are taking it to the next level this year with a Six Man Tag Team Tournament. Each member of the winning team will get to book themselves in any future match they want. The format will see three first round matches. The three winners will then meet in a three-way six man team team mega elimination match!!! Here are the first round matches:
DGUSA Six Man Tournament First Round Match #1
Ricochet, Rich Swann and AR Fox vs. Chris Hero, Roderick Strong and TBA
DGUSA Six Man Tournament First Round Match #2
The Bravado Brothers and Moose vs. Fire Ant, Green Ant and Lince Dorado
DGUSA Six Man Tournament First Round Match #3
Trent Baretta, Anthony Nese and Caleb Konley vs. The Gentleman’s Club
DGUSA Six Man Tournament Finals – Elimination Match
Winner Of Match #1 vs. Winner Of Match #2 vs. Winner Of Match #3
All WWNLive Experience events will be held at:
McAlister Auditorium at Tulane University
6823 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70118
Go here for the full schedule featuring DGUSA, EVOLVE, SHIMMER, A Wrestling Odyssey and Kaiju Big Battel.
We are keeping this WWNLive Alerts short as we just want to focus on the make good talent replacements for DGUSA. We’ll be back tomorrow with more match announcements and a complete look at the WWNLive Experience. No words can express how sorry we are over the Dragon Gate talent, but we do promise that we will present special shows that will deliver. We appreciate you and hope you understand. DGUSA VP Gabe Sapolsky will be on Twitter during Raw to answer any questions you have. We look forward to seeing you in New Orleans. Thank you.