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Open the Twin Gate Championship
Twingate
Current Champion(s) Jimmyz
Jimmy Kagetora and Jimmy Susumu
Date Won June 19, 2016
Promotion(s) Dragon Gate
Date Established October 12, 2007

The Open The Twin Gate Championship is the top tag team championship in Dragon Gate. It succeeded the International Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship (or I-J Heavyweight Tag Team Championship for short) that had previously been revived from the defunct Wrestle and Romance (WAR) promotion.

Overview

The development of the championship was funded through the prize money Naruki Doi and Masato Yoshino earned for winning the inaugural Summer Adventure Tag League in 2007. Once the belts had been commissioned, Doi and Yoshino faced reigning I-J Heavyweight Tag Team Champions Keni'chiro Arai and Taku Iwasa to not only decide the first Twin Gate Champions, but to also unify the two tag team championships.

The first set of the title belts was blue in strap color with silver plates barring the flags from Japan, America, and Mexico. Since then, they have been replaced with belts that are black in strap color with gold plates.

Title History

# Tag Team
(Individual Reigns)
Team Reigns Date Location Length Defenses Notes
1 Muscle Outlaw'z
Masato Yoshino and Naruki Doi
1 October 12, 2007 Tokyo 119 Days 2 Defeated Tozawa-juku (Keni'chiro Arai and Taku Iwasa) to unify the I-J Heavyweight Tag Team Championship.
2 Tozawa-juku
Keni'chiro Arai and Taku Iwasa
1 February 8, 2008 Tokyo 87 Days 2
3 Typhoon
Ryo Saito and Susumu Yokosuka
1 May 5, 2008 Nagoya, Aichi 144 Days 3
4 WORLD-1
Masato Yoshino (2) and Naruki Doi (2)
2 September 26, 2008 Osaka 14 Days 0
5 Real Hazard
Cyber Kong and YAMATO
1 October 5, 2008 Hakata, Fukuoka 147 Days 4
6 WARRIORS-5
Gamma and Susumu Yokosuka (2)
1 March 1, 2009 Osaka 65 Days 1
7 Real Hazard
Genki Horiguchi and Ryo Saito (2)
1 May 5, 2009 Aichi 135 Days 3
8 KAMIKAZE
Shingo Takagi and YAMATO (2)
1 September 17, 2009 Tokyo 101 Days 3
9 WARRIORS-5
CIMA and Gamma (2)
1 December 27, 2009 Fukuoka 0 Days 0
Vacated December 27, 2009 Fukuoka WARRIORS-5 vacated titles immediately after winning it. They would continue carrying belts as provisional champions until the decision match.
10 WARRIORS-5
CIMA (2) and Gamma (3)
2 February 10, 2010 Tokyo 40 Days 0 WARRIORS-5 defeated WORLD-1 (Masato Yoshino and Naruki Doi) in a decision match.
11 KAMIKAZE
Cyber Kong (2) and Shingo Takagi (2)
1 March 22, 2010 Tokyo 52 Days 1
12 K-neSuka
K-ness. and Susumu Yokosuka (3)
1 May 13, 2010 Tokyo 194 Days 4
13 Gamma (4) and Naruki Doi (3) 1 November 23, 2010 Osaka 48 Days 1
14 Don Fujii and Masaaki Mochizuki 1 January 10, 2011 Nagoya, Aichi 27 Days 0
15 Blood Warriors
Genki Horiguchi (2) and Ryo Saito (3)
2 February 6, 2011 Hakata, Fukuoka 133 Days 2
16 Junction Three
Dragon Kid and PAC
1 June 19, 2011 Hakata, Fukuoka 28 Days 0
17 Blood Warriors
CIMA (3) and Ricochet
1 July 17, 2011 Kobe, Hyogo 136 Days 3
Vacated November 30, 2011 Tokyo Blood Warriors vacated titles after third defense to focus on individual achivements.
18 Blood Warriors
Akira Tozawa and BxB Hulk
1 December 1, 2011 Tokyo 94 Days 2 Blood Warriors defeated Junction Three (KAGETORA and Susumu Yokosuka) in a Jimmy contra Twin Gate decision match.
19 Jimmyz
Jimmy Kagetora and Jimmy Susumu (4)
1 March 4, 2012 Osaka 98 Days 3
20 MAD BLANKEY
BxB Hulk (2) and Naoki Tanisaki
1 June 10, 2012 Sapporo, Hokkaido 7 Days 0
21 Jimmyz
Jimmy Kagetora (2) and Jimmy Susumu (5)
2 June 17, 2012 Hakata, Fukuoka 35 Days 0 Won a three-way elimination match with MAD BLANKEY and Windows (K-ness. and Keni'chiro Arai).
22 -akatsuki-
Shingo Takagi (3) and YAMATO (3)
2 July 22, 2012 Kobe, Hyogo 63 Days 1
23 Team Veteran Returns
Don Fujii (2) and Masaaki Mochizuki (2)
2 September 23, 2012 Tokyo 160 Days 6
24 MAD BLANKEY
BxB Hulk (3) and Uhaa Nation
1 March 2, 2013 Osaka 64 Days 1
25 -akatsuki-
Shingo Takagi (4) and YAMATO (4)
3 May 5, 2013 Aichi 41 Days 1
26 MAD BLANKEY
BxB Hulk (4) and Akira Tozawa (2)
2 June 15, 2013 Fukuoka 36 Days 0
27 WORLD-1 INTERNATIONAL
Naruki Doi (4) and Ricochet (2)
1 July 21, 2013 Kobe, Hyogo 40 Days 0
28 We Are Team Veteran
Dragon Kid (4) and K-ness (2)
1 August 30, 2013 Kobe, Hyogo 8 Days 0
Vacated September 7, 2013 Osaka We Are Team Veteran vacated the titles along with Open The Triangle Gate Championship due to Dragon Kid injury.Millenials defeated Mad Blankey (BxB Hulk and Yamato) in the finals of the 2013 Summer Adventure Tag League Tournament to become interim champions.
29 Millenials
Eita and T-Hawk (2)
1 November 3, 2013 Osaka 35 Days 0 Defeated interim champions We Are Team Veteran in proper decision match.
30 MAD BLANKEY
Naruki Doi (5) and YAMATO (5)
1 December 8, 2013 Hokkaido 14 Days 0
31 MONSTER EXPRESS
Akira Tozawa (3) and Shingo Takagi (5)
1 December 22, 2013 Fukuoka 210 Days 5
32 Millenials
Eita (2) and T-Hawk (3)
2 July 20, 2014 Kobe, Hyogo 105 Days 2
33 Osaka06
CIMA (4) and Gamma (5)
3 November 2, 2014 Osaka 31 Days 0
34 Millenials
Eita (3) and T-Hawk (4)
3 December 3, 2014 Tokyo 25 Days 0
35 MAD BLANKEY
Cyber Kong (3) and YAMATO (6)
2 December 28, 2014 Fukuoka 14 Days 0
36 MONSTER EXPRESS
Masato Yoshino (3) and Shachihoko BOY
1 March 1, 2015 Osaka 104 Days 2
30 MAD BLANKEY/VerserK
Naruki Doi (6) and YAMATO (7)
2 June 13, 2015 Fukuoka 267 Days 9 Mad Blankey disbanded and their reign continued under the VerserK unit.
31 MONSTER EXPRESS
Big R Shimizu and T-Hawk (5)
1 March 6, 2016 Osaka 105 1
32 Jimmyz
Jimmy Kagetora and Jimmy Susumu (5)
1 June 19, 2016 Kyoto Present 1

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