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|former= [[CIMA]]<br />[[Naruki Doi]]<br />[[Ryo "Jimmy" Saito|Ryo Saito]]<br />[[Jimmy Kanda|Yasushi Kanda]]<br />[[Dragon Kid]]<br />[[Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!|Genki Horiguchi]]<br />[[Naoki Tanizaki]]<br />[[Gamma]]<br />[[Cyber Kong]]<br />[["Naoki Tanisaki"|Tomahawk T.T]]<br />[[Kzy]]<br />[[Ricochet]]<br />[[Luke Harper|Brodie Lee]]<br />[[BxB Hulk]]<br />[[Akira Tozawa]]<br />[[Austin Aries]]<br />[[Uhaa Nation]]
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|former= [[CIMA]] {{small|(second leader)}}<br />[[Naruki Doi]] {{small|(First leader)}}<br />[[Ryo "Jimmy" Saito|Ryo Saito]]<br />[[Jimmy Kanda|Yasushi Kanda]]<br />[[Dragon Kid]]<br />[[Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!|Genki Horiguchi]]<br />[[Naoki Tanizaki]]<br />[[Gamma]]<br />[[Cyber Kong]]<br />[[T-Hawk|Tomahawk T.T]]<br />[[Kzy]]<br />[[Ricochet]]<br />[[Luke Harper|Brodie Lee]]<br />[[BxB Hulk]]<br />[[Akira Tozawa]] {{small|(Third leader)}}<br />[[Austin Aries]]<br />[[Uhaa Nation]]<br />[[Takuya Sugawara]]
|debut= January 14, 2011
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|debut= October 13, 2010
 
|disband= March 1, 2012
 
|disband= March 1, 2012
 
|promotion= [[Dragon Gate]]<br />[[Dragon Gate USA]]
 
|promotion= [[Dragon Gate]]<br />[[Dragon Gate USA]]
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==History==
 
==History==
===Formation===
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===Formation and Doi's leadership (2010-2011)===
On October 13, 2010, [[Deep Drunkers]] were forced to split up, after losing a match against [[WORLD-1|World–1]] ([[BxB Hulk]], [[Masato Yoshino]] and [[Naruki Doi]]), but after the match Doi turned on Yoshino and joined the former Deep Drunkers to form a new heel stable. On October 25 Sugawara, Tanizaki and Kanda defeated [[CIMA]], [[Gamma]] and [[Genki Horiguchi]] to win the [[Open The Triangle Gate Championship]]. On November 13, [[Gamma]] betrayed [[WARRIORS]] by revealing his partner as Naruki Doi for his upcoming [[Open The Twin Gate Championship]] match at Gate of Destiny, joining Doi's unnamed unit. On November 23, 2010, Gamma and Doi defeated [[K-ness]] and [[Jimmy Susumu|Susumu Yokosuka]] to win the Open the Twin Gate Championship. On December 26 Sugawara, Tanizaki and Kanda lost the Open The Triangle Gate Champions to WARRIORS (CIMA, [[Dragon Kid]] and [[Ricochet]]). After that Sugawara left the stable. Also Kzy was was sidelined with a leg injury. On January 10, 2011 Gamma and Doi lost the Open The Twin Gate Champions to [[Veteran-Gun]] ([[Don Fujii]] and [[Masaaki Mochizuki]]).
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On October 13, 2010, [[Deep Drunkers]] were forced to split up, after losing a match against [[WORLD-1|World–1]] ([[BxB Hulk]], [[Masato Yoshino]] and [[Naruki Doi]]), but after the match Doi turned on Yoshino and joined the former Deep Drunkers to form a new heel stable.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://wrestleview.com/viewnews.php?id=1287180298|title=Viva La Raza! Lucha Weekly|date=2010-10-15|last=Boutwell|first=Josh|accessdate=2010-10-16|work=WrestleView}}</ref> On October 25 [[Takuya Sugawara|Sugawara]], [[Naoki Tanizaki|Tanizaki]] and [[Jimmy Kanda|Kanda]] defeated [[CIMA]], [[Gamma]] and [[Genki Horiguchi]] to win the [[Open The Triangle Gate Championship]].<ref name="Triangle102510">{{cite web|url=http://www.wrestleview.com/viewnews.php?id=1288376845|title=Viva La Raza! Lucha Weekly|date=2010-10-29|last=Boutwell|first=Josh|accessdate=2010-10-31|work=WrestleView}}</ref> On November 13, [[Gamma]] betrayed [[WARRIORS]] by revealing his partner as Naruki Doi for his upcoming [[Open The Twin Gate Championship]] match at Gate of Destiny, joining Doi's unnamed unit. On November 23, 2010, Gamma and Doi defeated [[K-ness]] and [[Jimmy Susumu|Susumu Yokosuka]] to win the Open the Twin Gate Championship.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.wrestleview.com/viewnews.php?id=1290753672|title=Viva La Raza! Lucha Weekly|date=2010-11-26|last=Boutwell|first=Josh|accessdate=2010-11-26|work=WrestleView}}</ref> On December 26 Sugawara, Tanizaki and Kanda lost the Open The Triangle Gate Champions to WARRIORS (CIMA, [[Dragon Kid]] and [[Ricochet]]). After that Sugawara left the stable. Also Kzy was was sidelined with a leg injury. On January 10, 2011 Gamma and Doi lost the Open The Twin Gate Champions to [[Veteran-Gun]] ([[Don Fujii]] and [[Masaaki Mochizuki]]).
   
On January 14 [[CIMA]] and WARRIORS turned heel, revealing themselves as [[Metal Warrior|Metal Warriors]] who had been interfering in matches, and attacking [[Masato Yoshino]] and the [[WORLD-1]] unit, before joining forces with Naruki Doi's unit. On January 18 the new group was named Blood Warriors, a combination of the names of CIMA's two previous stables, [[Blood Generation]] and WARRIORS. On February 10 CIMA, [[Naruki Doi]] and [[Gamma]] defeated World–1 representatives Masato Yoshino, [[BxB Hulk]] and [[Jimmy Susumu|Susumu Yokosuka]] in a six-man tag team match and as a result, [[PAC]] was forced to leave WORLD–1 and join Blood Warriors. However, Ricochet blocked the move as he felt that he, not PAC, was the top high flyer in the world and instead challenged him to a match for his [[Open The Brave Gate Championship]]. The title match between PAC and Ricochet took place on March 1 and ended with PAC retaining his title.
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On January 14 [[CIMA]] and WARRIORS turned heel, revealing themselves as [[Metal Warrior|Metal Warriors]] who had been interfering in matches, and attacking [[Masato Yoshino]] and the [[WORLD-1]] unit, before joining forces with Naruki Doi's unit. On January 18 the new group was named Blood Warriors, a combination of the names of CIMA's two previous stables, [[Blood Generation]] and WARRIORS. On February 10 CIMA, [[Naruki Doi]] and [[Gamma]] defeated World–1 representatives Masato Yoshino, [[BxB Hulk]] and [[Jimmy Susumu|Susumu Yokosuka]] in a six-man tag team match and as a result, [[Neville|PAC]] was forced to leave WORLD–1 and join Blood Warriors. However, Ricochet blocked the move as he felt that he, not PAC, was the top high flyer in the world and instead challenged him to a match for his [[Open The Brave Gate Championship]].<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.wrestleview.com/viewnews.php?id=1298061214|title=Viva La Raza! Lucha Weekly|last=Boutwell|first=Josh|date=2011-02-18|accessdate=2011-03-02|work=WrestleView}}</ref>
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===Championship Persuits, CIMA's leadership and Feud with Juction Three (2011)===
On February 6, 2011, [[Genki Horiguchi]] and [[Ryo Saito]] defeated [[Don Fujii]] and [[Masaaki Mochizuki]] to win the [[Open The Twin Gate Championship]]. Two days later after the disbanding of [[KAMIKAZE]], [[Cyber Kong]] joined the stable. On April 3 at [[Dragon Gate USA]] at the [[Open The Ultimate Gate#2011|Open The Ultimate Gate]] [[Austin Aries]] turned on Chuck Taylor, Johnny Gargano and Rich Swann the trio known collectively as [[Ronin]] and joined the stable claiming to have found his purpose under the leadership of CIMA. On May 15, the rest of Blood Warriors turned on [[Dragon Kid]], kicking him out of the group despite the fact that he still held the [[Open The Triangle Gate Championship]] with CIMA and [[Ricochet]]. He was replaced by [[T-Hawk|Tomahawk T.T.]]. the titles were declared vacant as a result. On May 27, it was announced that one of the members of Blood WARRIORS would be expelled from the stable, initallý CIMA was the one who was meant to be expelled but Metal Warrior attacked Gamma with the rest of Blood Warriors and gave his spot to [[Kzy]] who was the Metal Warrior. On June 5 at [[Enter The Dragon#2011|Enter The Dragon]] Blood Warriors and Ronin faced each other in a six-man elimination tag team match which Ronin won after Johnny Gargano managed to submit both CIMA and Aries. On June 8, before [[BxB Hulk]] was scheduled to team with Shingo Tagaki, Naoki Tanizaki came out dressed as Black Hulk. With Takagi distracted with Tanizaki, Hulk hit Takagi with a chair, turning heel and joining Blood Warriors. [[Akira Tozawa]] made his return to Dragon Gate, joining Blood Warriors. One day later Aries left Dragon Gate USA and the unit. On June 19 Horiguchi and Saito would lose the twin gate titles to rival group [[Junction Three]] representatives, Dragon Kid and PAC, although CIMA and Ricochet would steal the belts after. On July 17, CIMA and Ricochet defeated Dragon Kid and PAC to win the Open The Twin Gate Championship. On July 17, Hulk received his shot at the Open The Dream Gate Championship but was defeated by Masaaki Mochizuki. On September 2, Kzy, Naoki Tanizaki and Naruki Doi defeated Gamma, Masato Yoshino and YAMATO to win the Open The Triangle Gate Championship. On September 11 at the [[Dragon Gate USA]]'s [[Dragon Gate USA Events#Way of the Ronin 2011|Way of the Ronin 2011]], CIMA and Ricochet defeated Masato Yoshino and PAC in a title vs. title match to win [[Open The United Gate Championship]]. On November 4, 2011, Blood Warriors faced Junction Three in a ten-man tag team match with the stipulation that the loser of the fall had to leave his unit. In the end, YAMATO managed to win the match for Junction Three by submitting Kong with a sleeper hold, who was then kicked out of Blood Warriors. On November 19, Ricochet defeated PAC for the Open The Brave Gate Championship. On November 30 at the Blood Warrior produce "First Blood, [[Uhaa Nation]] would debut for the stable. Later that night CIMA and Ricochet, after their third successful defense, vacated the Twin Gate championships in order for Ricochet to concentrate on defending the [[Open The Brave Gate Championship]] and CIMA to concentrate on chasing the [[Open The Dream Gate Championship]]. On December 1, Tozawa and BxB Hulk defeated [[Jimmy Kagetora|KAGETORA]] and [[Susumu Yokosuka]] to win the vacant Open The Twin Gate Championship, Tozawa's first title in Dragon Gate, and as a result were Susumu and KAGETORA were forced to change their ring names to Jimmy Susumu and Jimmy KAGETORA. On December 25 at ''Final Gate 2011'', CIMA defeated Masaaki Mochizuki to win the Open The Dream Gate Championship for the third time.
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On February 6, 2011, [[Genki Horiguchi|Horiguchi]] and his Blood WARRIORS stablemate [[Ryo Saito]] defeated [[Don Fujii]] and [[Masaaki Mochizuki]] to win the [[Open The Twin Gate Championship]]. Two days later after the disbanding of [[KAMIKAZE]] [[Cyber Kong]] joined the stable. The title match between PAC and Ricochet took place on March 1 and ended with PAC retaining his title.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.wrestleview.com/viewnews.php?id=1299276419|title=Viva La Raza! Lucha Weekly|last=Boutwell|first=Josh|date=2011-03-04|work=WrestleView|accessdate=2011-03-05}}</ref> On April 3 at [[Dragon Gate USA]] at the [[Open The Ultimate Gate#2011|Open The Ultimate Gate]] [[Austin Aries]] turned on Chuck Taylor, Johnny Gargano and Rich Swann the trio known collectively as Ronin and joined the stable claiming to have found his purpose under the leadership of CIMA.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Wrestling/2011/04/05/17883016.html|title=Austin Aries pulls a swerve at Dragon Gate USA's Open the Ultimate Gate 2011|last=Tylwalk|first=Nick|date=2011-04-05|accessdate=2011-04-06|work=Slam! Sports|publisher=[[Canadian Online Explorer]]}}</ref> On May 15, the rest of Blood Warriors turned on [[Dragon Kid]] and kicked him out of the group, despite the fact that he still held the [[Open The Triangle Gate Championship]] with CIMA and [[Ricochet]], and replaced him with [[T-Hawk|Tomahawk T.T.]] As a result, the titles were declared vacant. On May 27, it was announced that one of the members of Blood WARRIORS would be expelled from the stable initallý CIMA was the one who was attacked but Metal Warrior attacked Gamma and the rest of Blood Warriors turned on him and gave his spot in the group to [[Kzy]] that was the Metal Warrior. On June 5 at [[Enter The Dragon#2011|Enter The Dragon]] Blood Warriors and Ronin faced each other in a six-man elimination tag team match which Ronin won after Johnny Gargano managed to submit both CIMA and Aries.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://pwtorch.com/artman2/publish/Arena_Reports_10/article_50618.shtml|title=6/5 DGUSA in New York City: Live perspective on Internet PPV event with technical issues - DGUSA Title match, six-man tag, Fray!|date=2011-06-03|last=Devries|first=Eric|accessdate=2011-06-09|work=Pro Wrestling Torch}}</ref> On June 8, before [[BxB Hulk]] was scheduled to team with Shingo Tagaki, Naoki Tanizaki came out dressed as Black Hulk. With Takagi distracted with Tanizaki, Hulk hit Takagi with a chair, turning heel and joining Blood Warriors also [[Akira Tozawa]] made his return to Dragon Gate, joining Blood Warriors.<ref name="GateofMaximumKickoff2011">{{cite web|url=http://iheartdg.com/index.php?subaction=showfull&id=1307525978&archive=&start_from=&ucat=&|title=6/8 Gate of Maximum Kickoff - 08 Jun 2011|date=2011-06-08|accessdate=2011-06-08|work=iHeartDG}}</ref> One Day later Aries left Dragon Gate USA and the unit. On June 19 Horiguchi and Saito would lose the twin gate titles to rival group [[Junction Three]] representatives, Dragon Kid and PAC. On July 17, CIMA and Ricochet defeated Dragon Kid and PAC of rival group Junction Three to win the Open The Twin Gate Championship.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://iheartdg.com/index.php?subaction=showfull&id=1310915275&archive=&start_from=&ucat=&|title=7/17 Dragon Gate Pro Wrestling Festival in Kobe 2011 - 17 Jul 2011|date=2011-07-17|accessdate=2011-07-17|work=iHeartDG}}</ref> On July 17 Hulk received his shot at the Open The Dream Gate Championship but was defeated by Masaaki Mochizuki.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://iheartdg.com/index.php?subaction=showfull&id=1310915275&archive=&start_from=&ucat=&|title=7/17 Dragon Gate Pro Wrestling Festival in Kobe 2011 - 17 Jul 2011|date=2011-07-17|accessdate=2011-07-17|work=iHeartDG}}</ref> On August 3 to August 7 Tozawa and Hulk, Kong and Tomahawk TT, Doi and Kanda, Kzy and Tanizaki and Horiguchi and Saito participated at the [[Summer Adventure Tag League Tournament|Summer Adventure Tag League]] but Horiguchi and Saito and Kong and Tomahawk TT were eliminated at the first round, at the second round Kzy and Tanizaki were eliminated and at the semifinals Doi and Kanda were eliminated and Tozawa and Hulk defeated Masaaki Mochizuki and YAMATO to win the Summer Adventure Tag League. On September 2, Kzy, Naoki Tanizaki and Naruki Doi defeated Gamma, Masato Yoshino and YAMATO to win the Open The Triangle Gate Championship. On September 11 at the [[Dragon Gate USA]]'s [[Dragon Gate USA Events#Way of the Ronin 2011|Way of the Ronin 2011]], CIMA and Ricochet defeated Masato Yoshino and PAC in a title vs. title match to win [[Open The United Gate Championship]].<ref name="WayoftheRonin2011">{{cite web|url=http://pwtorch.com/artman2/publish/otherppvs/article_53180.shtml|title=Radican's DGUSA Internet PPV report 9/11: Ongoing coverage of DGUSA show from Milwaukee|date=2011-09-11|last=Radican|first=Sean|accessdate=2011-09-11|work=Pro Wrestling Torch}}</ref> On September 24 CIMA defeated [["Hollywood" Stalker Ichikawa]] to win the [[Open The Owarai Gate Championship]] but vacated title immediately after winning it. On November 4, 2011, Blood Warriors faced Junction Three in a ten-man tag team match with the stipulation that the loser of the fall had to leave his unit. In the end, YAMATO managed to win the match for Junction Three by submitting Kong with a sleeper hold, who was then kicked out of Blood Warriors.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://iheartdg.com/index.php?subaction=showfull&id=1320400740&archive=&start_from=&ucat=&|title=11/4 CROWN GATE - 04 Nov 2011|date=2011-11-04|accessdate=2011-11-04|work=iHeartDG}}</ref> On November 19, Ricochet defeated PAC for the Open The Brave Gate Championship.<ref name="DGNovember192011">{{cite web|url=http://iheartdg.com/index.php?subaction=showfull&id=1321694998&archive=&start_from=&ucat=&|title=11/19 Crown Gate - 19 Nov 2011|date=2011-11-19|accessdate=2011-11-19|work=iHeartDG}}</ref> On November 30 [[Uhaa Nation]] joined the stable and later that night CIMA and Ricochet after their third successful defense vacated the twin gate titles in order for Ricochet to concentrate on defending the [[Open The Brave Gate Championship]] and CIMA to concentrate on chasing the [[Open The Dream Gate Championship]].<ref>{{cite web|url=http://iheartdg.com/index.php?subaction=showfull&id=1322651092&archive=&start_from=&ucat=&|title=11/30 Blood Warriors Independent Performance - 1st Blood. - 30 Nov 2011|date=2011-11-30|accessdate=2011-11-30|work=iHeartDG}}</ref> On December 1, Tozawa and BxB Hulk defeated [[Jimmy Kagetora|KAGETORA]] and [[Susumu Yokosuka]] to win the vacant Open The Twin Gate Championship, Tozawa's first title in Dragon Gate, and as a result were Susumu and KAGETORA were forced to change their ring names to Jimmy Susumu and Jimmy KAGETORA. On December 25 at ''Final Gate 2011'', CIMA defeated Masaaki Mochizuki to win the Open The Dream Gate Championship for the third time.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://iheartdg.com/index.php?subaction=showfull&id=1324799846&archive=&start_from=&ucat=&|title=Final Gate 2011 - 24 Dec 2011|date=2011-12-25|accessdate=2011-12-26|work=iHeartDG}}</ref>
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===Disbanding, Tozawa leadership and end the feud with Junction Three (2011-2012)===
===Disbanding===
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On January 19, 2012, BxB Hulk and Akira Tozawa with the help of Cyber Kong turned on CIMA, causing him to lose a ten-man "Loser Leaves Unit" tag team match; as a result, CIMA was kicked out of Blood Warriors and Cyber Kong rejoined the stable.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://iheartdg.com/index.php?subaction=showfull&id=1326966215&archive=&start_from=&ucat=&|title=1/19 Primal Gate - 19 Jan 2012|date=2012-01-19|accessdate=2012-01-19|work=iHeartDG}}</ref> On February 9, Saito and Horiguchi were kicked out of stable. Later that night Tozawa-led Blood Warriors won their feud with Junction Three by defeating them in a fourteen-man elimination tag team match, forcing their rival group to disband.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://iheartdg.com/index.php?subaction=showfull&id=1328780215&archive=&start_from=&ucat=&|title=2/9 Truth Gate, Blood Warriors vs. Junction Three Finale - 09 Feb 2012|date=2012-02-09|accessdate=2012-02-10|work=iHeartDG}}</ref> On February 26 Kanda was kicked out of the stable. On March 1, Tozawa renamed the stable to [[MAD BLANKEY]].<ref>{{cite web|url=http://iheartdg.com/index.php?subaction=showfull&id=1330594556&archive=&start_from=&ucat=&|title=3/1 Truth Gate Finale - 01 Mar 2012|date=2012-03-01|accessdate=2012-03-04|work=iHeartDG}}</ref>
On January 19, 2012, BxB Hulk and Akira Tozawa with the help of Cyber Kong turned on CIMA, causing him to lose a ten-man "Loser Leaves Unit" tag team match; as a result, CIMA was kicked out of Blood Warriors and Cyber Kong rejoined the stable. On February 9, Saito and Horiguchi were kicked out of stable. Later that night Tozawa-led Blood Warriors won their feud with Junction Three by defeating them in a fourteen-man elimination tag team match, forcing their rival group to disband. On February 26 Kanda was kicked out of the stable. On March 1, Tozawa renamed the stable to [[MAD BLANKEY]].
 
   
 
==Championships and accomplishments==
 
==Championships and accomplishments==
 
* '''[[Dragon Gate]]'''
 
* '''[[Dragon Gate]]'''
 
**[[Open The Dream Gate Championship]] (1 time) – [[CIMA]]
 
**[[Open The Dream Gate Championship]] (1 time) – [[CIMA]]
**[[Open The Triangle Gate Championship]] (3 times) – [[Takuya Sugawara]], [[Jimmy Kanda|Yosushi Kanda]] and [[Naoki Tanizaki]] (1) and CIMA, [[Ricochet]] and [[Dragon Kid]] (1) and [[Kzy]], Tanizaki and [[Naruki Doi]] (1)
 
 
**[[Open The Brave Gate Championship]] (1 time) - [[Ricochet]]
 
**[[Open The Brave Gate Championship]] (1 time) - [[Ricochet]]
**[[Open The Brave Gate Championship|Blood Warriors Authorized Open The Brave Gate Championship]] (1 time)<sup>1</sup> - Tanizaki
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**[[Open The Brave Gate Championship|Blood Warriors Authorized Open The Brave Gate Championship]] (1 time)<sup>1</sup> - [[Naoki Tanizaki|Tanizaki]]
**[[Open The Twin Gate Championship]] (4 times) – Doi and [[Gamma]] (1), [[Genki Horiguchi]] and [[Ryo "Jimmy" Saito|Ryo Saito]] (1), [[CIMA]] and [[Ricochet]] (1) and [[Akira Tozawa]] and [[BxB Hulk]] (1)
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**[[Open The Owarai Gate Championship]] (1 time) – CIMA
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**[[Open The Twin Gate Championship]] (4 times) – [[Naruki Doi|Doi]] and [[Gamma]] (1), [[Genki Horiguchi|Horiguchi]] and [[Ryo "Jimmy" Saito|Saito]] (1), CIMA and Ricochet (1) and [[Akira Tozawa|Tozawa]] and [[BxB Hulk|Hulk]] (1)
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**[[Open The Triangle Gate Championship]] (3 times) – [[Takuya Sugawara|Sugawara]], [[Jimmy Kanda|Kanda]] and Tanizaki (1) and CIMA, [[Ricochet]] and [[Dragon Kid]] (1) and [[Kzy]], Tanizaki and Doi (1)
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**[[Summer Adventure Tag League]] ([[Summer Adventure Tag League#2011|2011]]) – Tozawa and Hulk
 
* '''[[Dragon Gate USA]]'''
 
* '''[[Dragon Gate USA]]'''
 
**[[Open The United Gate Championship]] (1 time) – CIMA and [[Ricochet]]
 
**[[Open The United Gate Championship]] (1 time) – CIMA and [[Ricochet]]
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==Gallery==
 
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Horiryo.jpg|Blood WARRIORS after adding Cyber Kong, Kzy, BxB Hulk and Akira Tozawa.
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Revision as of 09:47, December 2, 2016

Blood Warriors
Bw
Background Information
Current Members
Former Members CIMA (second leader)
Naruki Doi (First leader)
Ryo Saito
Yasushi Kanda
Dragon Kid
Genki Horiguchi
Naoki Tanizaki
Gamma
Cyber Kong
Tomahawk T.T
Kzy
Ricochet
Brodie Lee
BxB Hulk
Akira Tozawa (Third leader)
Austin Aries
Uhaa Nation
Takuya Sugawara
Debut October 13, 2010
Disbanded March 1, 2012
Promotion Dragon Gate
Dragon Gate USA


Blood Warriors or BW for short, was a unit in the Japanese promotion Dragon Gate, formed on January 14, 2011. It was formed on January 14, 2011 by the remaining members of WARRIORS and Team Doi. On January 19, 2012, Akira Tozawa and BxB Hulk turned on Blood Warriors leader CIMA, causing him to lose a ten-man "Loser Leaves Unit" tag team match; as a result, CIMA was kicked out of Blood Warriors. On March 1, Tozawa renamed the stable to MAD BLANKEY.

History

Formation and Doi's leadership (2010-2011)

On October 13, 2010, Deep Drunkers were forced to split up, after losing a match against World–1 (BxB Hulk, Masato Yoshino and Naruki Doi), but after the match Doi turned on Yoshino and joined the former Deep Drunkers to form a new heel stable.[1] On October 25 Sugawara, Tanizaki and Kanda defeated CIMA, Gamma and Genki Horiguchi to win the Open The Triangle Gate Championship.[2] On November 13, Gamma betrayed WARRIORS by revealing his partner as Naruki Doi for his upcoming Open The Twin Gate Championship match at Gate of Destiny, joining Doi's unnamed unit. On November 23, 2010, Gamma and Doi defeated K-ness and Susumu Yokosuka to win the Open the Twin Gate Championship.[3] On December 26 Sugawara, Tanizaki and Kanda lost the Open The Triangle Gate Champions to WARRIORS (CIMA, Dragon Kid and Ricochet). After that Sugawara left the stable. Also Kzy was was sidelined with a leg injury. On January 10, 2011 Gamma and Doi lost the Open The Twin Gate Champions to Veteran-Gun (Don Fujii and Masaaki Mochizuki).

On January 14 CIMA and WARRIORS turned heel, revealing themselves as Metal Warriors who had been interfering in matches, and attacking Masato Yoshino and the WORLD-1 unit, before joining forces with Naruki Doi's unit. On January 18 the new group was named Blood Warriors, a combination of the names of CIMA's two previous stables, Blood Generation and WARRIORS. On February 10 CIMA, Naruki Doi and Gamma defeated World–1 representatives Masato Yoshino, BxB Hulk and Susumu Yokosuka in a six-man tag team match and as a result, PAC was forced to leave WORLD–1 and join Blood Warriors. However, Ricochet blocked the move as he felt that he, not PAC, was the top high flyer in the world and instead challenged him to a match for his Open The Brave Gate Championship.[4]

Championship Persuits, CIMA's leadership and Feud with Juction Three (2011)

On February 6, 2011, Horiguchi and his Blood WARRIORS stablemate Ryo Saito defeated Don Fujii and Masaaki Mochizuki to win the Open The Twin Gate Championship. Two days later after the disbanding of KAMIKAZE Cyber Kong joined the stable. The title match between PAC and Ricochet took place on March 1 and ended with PAC retaining his title.[5] On April 3 at Dragon Gate USA at the Open The Ultimate Gate Austin Aries turned on Chuck Taylor, Johnny Gargano and Rich Swann the trio known collectively as Ronin and joined the stable claiming to have found his purpose under the leadership of CIMA.[6] On May 15, the rest of Blood Warriors turned on Dragon Kid and kicked him out of the group, despite the fact that he still held the Open The Triangle Gate Championship with CIMA and Ricochet, and replaced him with Tomahawk T.T. As a result, the titles were declared vacant. On May 27, it was announced that one of the members of Blood WARRIORS would be expelled from the stable initallý CIMA was the one who was attacked but Metal Warrior attacked Gamma and the rest of Blood Warriors turned on him and gave his spot in the group to Kzy that was the Metal Warrior. On June 5 at Enter The Dragon Blood Warriors and Ronin faced each other in a six-man elimination tag team match which Ronin won after Johnny Gargano managed to submit both CIMA and Aries.[7] On June 8, before BxB Hulk was scheduled to team with Shingo Tagaki, Naoki Tanizaki came out dressed as Black Hulk. With Takagi distracted with Tanizaki, Hulk hit Takagi with a chair, turning heel and joining Blood Warriors also Akira Tozawa made his return to Dragon Gate, joining Blood Warriors.[8] One Day later Aries left Dragon Gate USA and the unit. On June 19 Horiguchi and Saito would lose the twin gate titles to rival group Junction Three representatives, Dragon Kid and PAC. On July 17, CIMA and Ricochet defeated Dragon Kid and PAC of rival group Junction Three to win the Open The Twin Gate Championship.[9] On July 17 Hulk received his shot at the Open The Dream Gate Championship but was defeated by Masaaki Mochizuki.[10] On August 3 to August 7 Tozawa and Hulk, Kong and Tomahawk TT, Doi and Kanda, Kzy and Tanizaki and Horiguchi and Saito participated at the Summer Adventure Tag League but Horiguchi and Saito and Kong and Tomahawk TT were eliminated at the first round, at the second round Kzy and Tanizaki were eliminated and at the semifinals Doi and Kanda were eliminated and Tozawa and Hulk defeated Masaaki Mochizuki and YAMATO to win the Summer Adventure Tag League. On September 2, Kzy, Naoki Tanizaki and Naruki Doi defeated Gamma, Masato Yoshino and YAMATO to win the Open The Triangle Gate Championship. On September 11 at the Dragon Gate USA's Way of the Ronin 2011, CIMA and Ricochet defeated Masato Yoshino and PAC in a title vs. title match to win Open The United Gate Championship.[11] On September 24 CIMA defeated "Hollywood" Stalker Ichikawa to win the Open The Owarai Gate Championship but vacated title immediately after winning it. On November 4, 2011, Blood Warriors faced Junction Three in a ten-man tag team match with the stipulation that the loser of the fall had to leave his unit. In the end, YAMATO managed to win the match for Junction Three by submitting Kong with a sleeper hold, who was then kicked out of Blood Warriors.[12] On November 19, Ricochet defeated PAC for the Open The Brave Gate Championship.[13] On November 30 Uhaa Nation joined the stable and later that night CIMA and Ricochet after their third successful defense vacated the twin gate titles in order for Ricochet to concentrate on defending the Open The Brave Gate Championship and CIMA to concentrate on chasing the Open The Dream Gate Championship.[14] On December 1, Tozawa and BxB Hulk defeated KAGETORA and Susumu Yokosuka to win the vacant Open The Twin Gate Championship, Tozawa's first title in Dragon Gate, and as a result were Susumu and KAGETORA were forced to change their ring names to Jimmy Susumu and Jimmy KAGETORA. On December 25 at Final Gate 2011, CIMA defeated Masaaki Mochizuki to win the Open The Dream Gate Championship for the third time.[15]

Disbanding, Tozawa leadership and end the feud with Junction Three (2011-2012)

On January 19, 2012, BxB Hulk and Akira Tozawa with the help of Cyber Kong turned on CIMA, causing him to lose a ten-man "Loser Leaves Unit" tag team match; as a result, CIMA was kicked out of Blood Warriors and Cyber Kong rejoined the stable.[16] On February 9, Saito and Horiguchi were kicked out of stable. Later that night Tozawa-led Blood Warriors won their feud with Junction Three by defeating them in a fourteen-man elimination tag team match, forcing their rival group to disband.[17] On February 26 Kanda was kicked out of the stable. On March 1, Tozawa renamed the stable to MAD BLANKEY.[18]

Championships and accomplishments

Notes

1Championship not recognized by Dragon Gate.

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