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Post by Gabe » Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:04 am

I figured I'd start a DGUSA/EVOLVE thread. Please feel free to ask me any questions about DGUSA/EVOLVE here, post news, thoughts and opinions. We are here to serve you.

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Post by WrestlingMatters » Wed Mar 21, 2012 12:18 pm

Are there any plans at some point to expand to other countries with your live shows? Like England for example.

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Post by Mdodmod » Wed Mar 21, 2012 3:28 pm

Is there any chance will see Shingo back in DGUSA in 2012?

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Post by SteenMark23 » Wed Mar 21, 2012 3:47 pm

Gabe, as a fan of DGUSA who ordered the first PPV and was of course blown away by it, I would like to ask you a question regarding something that's been concerning me over the past year or so, but what is with all the triple shots? Obviously, I'm no booker and I'm in no way trying to bash your booking style but as a fan I personally feel that if you were to focus around one big show once or twice a month DGUSA will have a ton of more buzz and even more iPPV/DVD buys. Once again, I ask this as a fan who is a bit concerned.

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Post by Mdodmod » Wed Mar 21, 2012 4:04 pm

They just did a one shot in L.A. Sometimes its good, but if they only did one shots then they'd only put on 5-6 shows a year, which is far to little for me. I prefer the 12-15 a year they do right now.

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Post by cviens » Thu Mar 22, 2012 3:50 am

Just ordered EVOLVE 10 hell yeah!
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Post by JSWO » Thu Mar 22, 2012 5:38 pm

Just chiming in to say I'm looking forward to both Thursday and Saturday of next weekend's DG USA shows. It will be nice to be back at a big wrestling event for the first time in a year.
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Post by Gabe » Thu Mar 22, 2012 7:02 pm

WrestlingMatters wrote:Are there any plans at some point to expand to other countries with your live shows? Like England for example.
We never say never. I learned that lesson with ROH. I never dreamed we would have gone to England and Japan and we did.

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Post by Gabe » Thu Mar 22, 2012 7:02 pm

Mdodmod wrote:Is there any chance will see Shingo back in DGUSA in 2012?
As soon as he's able to make it over we'll bring him back.

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Post by Gabe » Thu Mar 22, 2012 7:05 pm

SteenMark23 wrote:Gabe, as a fan of DGUSA who ordered the first PPV and was of course blown away by it, I would like to ask you a question regarding something that's been concerning me over the past year or so, but what is with all the triple shots? Obviously, I'm no booker and I'm in no way trying to bash your booking style but as a fan I personally feel that if you were to focus around one big show once or twice a month DGUSA will have a ton of more buzz and even more iPPV/DVD buys. Once again, I ask this as a fan who is a bit concerned.
I understand your concern and it is hard to promote 3 shows at once, but at the same time it is the only way we can take advantage of having the incredible Japanese talent in since it is hard for them to take time out of their touring schedule in Japan to come over here. It also makes a lot of business sense. It really maximizes the chance to bring them over here.

I am having a great time booking things that can play out over all three shows and telling stories over the course of a tripleshot. This really supplies a lot of great booking opportunities and ways to grow the characters and brands.

It also helps that we are able to bring DGUSA to more places. We never would have been able to go to Indianapolis, North Carolina and maybe even Boston if we didn't have the tripleshots.

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Post by Gabe » Thu Mar 22, 2012 7:05 pm

cviens wrote:Just ordered EVOLVE 10 hell yeah!
thank you!

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Post by Gabe » Thu Mar 22, 2012 7:06 pm

JSWO wrote:Just chiming in to say I'm looking forward to both Thursday and Saturday of next weekend's DG USA shows. It will be nice to be back at a big wrestling event for the first time in a year.
See you there! I think we'll really open your eyes to the DGUSA style next weekend in Florida.

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Post by JSWO » Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:07 pm

Gabe wrote:
JSWO wrote:Just chiming in to say I'm looking forward to both Thursday and Saturday of next weekend's DG USA shows. It will be nice to be back at a big wrestling event for the first time in a year.
See you there! I think we'll really open your eyes to the DGUSA style next weekend in Florida.

I know that you wouldn't be booking guys who are anything less than top shelf caliber. My personal style choice would be to slow down a bit and pace the show to not be so long. Even if both criteria aren't met, I know I'll be a proud viewer of two great shows.
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Re: DGUSA/EVOLVE Thread

Post by Mdodmod » Fri Mar 23, 2012 2:50 am

After seeing main event bouts like Cima vs. Yamato at Untouchable 2010, I'd say its been a point of DGUSA's to give the foreign roster confidence to slow down the pace when needed.

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Post by Gabe » Fri Mar 23, 2012 9:52 am

JSWO wrote:
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JSWO wrote:Just chiming in to say I'm looking forward to both Thursday and Saturday of next weekend's DG USA shows. It will be nice to be back at a big wrestling event for the first time in a year.
See you there! I think we'll really open your eyes to the DGUSA style next weekend in Florida.

I know that you wouldn't be booking guys who are anything less than top shelf caliber. My personal style choice would be to slow down a bit and pace the show to not be so long. Even if both criteria aren't met, I know I'll be a proud viewer of two great shows.
I think our shows being long is a misconception. We usually have a tight 3 hour or less show. Maybe one of the Miami ones might run a little long, but I go by the philosophy of "all killer, no filler" now and am not trying to cram 100 guys on a show.

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Re: DGUSA/EVOLVE Thread

Post by Gabe » Fri Mar 23, 2012 9:53 am

please spread the word:

Dragon Gate USA has come into its own. We are very proud of our brand with a diverse, exciting and fresh talent roster. We want you to see it.

As a one-time-only special we are offering the DGUSA Open The Ultimate Gate 2012 live iPPV one week from tonight at www.WWNLive.com for just $1.99. You have no excuses. Even if you watch just one match it'll be worth it. Try out DGUSA and watch this loaded card for just $1.99.

NOTES: It all starts at 8pm EST. The $1.99 price tag is for the live showing only. You can purchase the live and On Demand showings for the regular $14.99 price. DGUSA will also present a regular priced iPPV on March 31st. Please check out the WWNLive.com Affiliate Program for info on how you can make money on all these iPPVs. WWNLive.com iPPVs now play on your iPhone, iPad and anything with a Flash Player. Here's the lineup for the $1.99 iPPV in just one week:

Dragon Gate USA
Open The Ultimate Gate 2012
March 30th, 2012
Belltime: 8pm
Deauville Beach Resort
6701 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33141

Tickets now on sale in the DGUSA.tv Store or by calling 267-519-9744.

This is part of the WrestleReunion convention. Go to WrestleReunion.com for more info including a talent list of the legends, hall of famers and current stars set to appear.

Main Event #1 - Open The United Gate Title Match
CIMA & Ricochet defend vs. Johnny Gargano & Chuck Taylor

Main Event #2
PAC vs. Low Ki

Main Event #3
Masaaki Mochizuki vs. Akira Tozawa

Stable Shootout Match - Street Fight
Sabu & Jon Davis vs. Arik Cannon & Pinkie Sanchez

Stable Shootout Match - Fox Picks Callihan's Opponent
Sami Callihan vs. BxB Hulk

Stable Shootout Match - Callihan Picks Fox's Opponent
AR Fox vs. Uhaa Nation

Special Attraction Match
Masato Yoshino vs. Rich Swann

Plus: Bobby Fish, the mystery luchador, The Scene of Caleb Konley & Scott Reed with Larry Dallas and others!!!

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Re: DGUSA/EVOLVE Thread

Post by Mdodmod » Sat Mar 24, 2012 1:37 am

$1.99 for a great ippv is as good a value as you can get.

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Re: DGUSA/EVOLVE Thread

Post by 2 Gatz » Sat Mar 24, 2012 3:47 am

I'm really looking forward to watching that show. The 3 main matches in particular should be great.

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Re: DGUSA/EVOLVE Thread

Post by ROHWorld_Jon » Sat Mar 24, 2012 9:21 pm

I'm not going to lie, if I didn't have to do the live report for the site I would probably get the DGUSA iPPV for $1.99 and watch ROH on replay. $1.99 is just such an amazing deal for the quality of wrestling. I don't follow DGUSA as closely as I used to (mainly because of money), but that would have been too good of a deal to pass up. I have bought, and plan on continue buying, all of EVOLVE's shows. I'm looking forward to the next show in April.

I've always wondered, does being the American branch of a Japanese promotion kind of limit what you can do booking wise? It seems to me like there would be some things you might not be able to do, or things that might completely changed, based on what is happening in Japan. Is that an issue? I hope that question made sense.
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Re: DGUSA/EVOLVE Thread

Post by SamoaNOAH » Sun Mar 25, 2012 4:09 am

It's extremely aggressive to have such a high quality card for that price ... I'm going to make every effort to purchase. Low Ki / PAC could be one for the ages. Tozawa is arguably one of the hottest wrestlers in the world, in my bias opinion. The Open the United Gate match will kill it. And then you've got some really, really compelling matchups. BxB / Sami could be a show stealer, and Fox / Uhaa has two up and comers with incredible arial abilities.

This card is STACKED.

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