MLW delivers world heavyweight title fight against Dragon Gate superstar

MLW delivers world heavyweight title fight against Dragon Gate superstar
MLW delivers world heavyweight title fight against Dragon Gate superstar

MLW used the forbidden gate before it became an official phrase in professional wrestling. In the spirit of competition, MLW struck and Dragon Gate responded for an interpromotional title fight.

Cesar Duran has teased the news in a bid to be recognized as bookerman of the year.

Duran delivered. MLW has announced that Alexander Hammerstone will defend the MLW World Heavyweight Championship against Yamato at Blood & Thunder on January 7 in Philadelphia.

Yamato is a five-time champion of Open the Dream Gate, which is considered Dragon Gate’s top prize. He is also a ten-time Open the Twin Gate champion and a five-time Open the Triangle Gate champion. Yamato was ranked No. 47 in the PWI 500 in 2017.

The official press release promotes Yamato:

YAMATO will be the first-ever DRAGONGATE wrestler to challenge for the World Heavyweight Championship and would be the first Japanese wrestler to hold the MLW Championship title since 2003, when Satoshi Kojima’s championship reign ended in MLW.

“The Almighty” YAMATO, an eternal main fighter DRAGONGATE, is an elite class of fighters. Decorated in gold, having won the Open The Dream Gate Championship, Open the Triangle Gate Championship and Open the Twin Gate Championship, YAMATO’s skills and experience make him the most dangerous challenger in the more than one year reign of Hammerstone as champion.

A former MMA fighter, competing at Pancrase, the 5th graduate of the Dragon Gate dojo is a fierce competitor. Using the Ragnarok (an inverted back-to-belly shoulder piledriver) to finish off competitors, YAMATO’s world-class arsenal promises to wow fans and complicate Hammerstone’s mighty offense.

For a look at Yamato’s skills, watch this highlight video courtesy of The Indy Movement. Yamato is in the red trunks wrestling Kota Minoura.

Does this interpromotional matchmaking arouse your curiosity?


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