WWNLive.com Email MagazineIssue #11
February 14th, 2012
in this issue
:: Details On $1.99 Live iPPV
:: iPPV On Demand Update
:: Everything Happens....
:: Stable Scorecard
Click To Order The Live IPPV
Greetings!

We are back with a new issue of the WWNLive.com Email Magazine with a huge breaking story. Dragon Gate USA is going to make you an offer you can't refuse. The "Open The Ultimate Gate" iPPV on March 30th from Miami will be available for just $1.99 as a once-in-a-lifetime special promotion. We have all the details below.

This issue also has an emotional column from Open The Freedom Gate Champion Johnny Gargano, a quickie guide of all the stable shake ups in Japan to get you up to speed and more. We hope you enjoy it.

Now A Word From Our Sponsor: DVDs are coming out at a rapid pace in the DGUSA.tv Store or by calling 267-519-9744. "Untouchable 2011" is now shipping with YAMATO vs. CIMA for the DGUSA Title, PAC vs. Ricochet, Johnny Gargano vs. Akira Tozawa and much more. "Way Of The Ronin 2011" will ship later this week with CIMA & Ricochet vs. PAC & Masato Yoshino in a Title vs. Title Match, Johnny Gargano vs. Naruki Doi, YAMATO & AR Fox vs. Sami Callihan & Arik Cannon plus more. "REVOLT!" with the brutal YAMATO vs. BxB Hulk No Rope Match is now up for pre-order. You can already get all these DVDs in 2 and 3 Pack DVD deals to save money. Go to www.DGUSA.tv for complete match listings.
 


DGUSA Offers $1.99 Live iPPV

by Gabe Sapolsky

 

Dragon Gate USA will offer it's "Open The Ultimate Gate 2012" live iPPV at www.WWNLive.com on March 30th for just $1.99. DGUSA Vice President Gabe Sapolsky writes this column explaining why this once-in-a-lifetime offer is being made.

 

We are very proud of our Dragon Gate USA brand. We want you to see it.

We know our in ring action and overall presentation have reached a new level. We are excited and confident. However, we have to admit that our iPPV buy rate has hit a plateau.

Don't get me wrong, we are very happy with our buys, and they have slowly increased over our first year at WWNLive.com. We have just hit a wall that we are looking to break through.

We don't have a TV station backing us or a corporation willing to dump millions of dollars into the product. We are a self-sufficient independent promotion.

This has a lot of advantages. We don't have corporate suits with no idea about wrestling telling us what we can or can't do. There are no politics. We don't have to cater the masses by bringing in washed up names to try to get ratings. Really, we don't have to answer to anyone. We can put out the product we want with the interest of best serving you.

However, the negative is that it's tough to gain exposure and get new eyeballs on DGUSA and EVOLVE without the backing of a TV network and/or major sponsorship.

So we have decided to take matters into our own hands.

We are going to take advantage of the fact that we produce iPPV in house at www.WWNLive.com. We are going to offer the March 30th "Open The Ultimate Gate 2012" live iPPV featuring PAC vs. Low Ki for just $1.99.

Yes, we will lose money on this and we are giving up one of our most important shows of the year for just $1.99. We know it will be worth it because you will be blown away when you see the current DGUSA brand.

I need to make it clear that the $1.99 price gets you the live showing only. This is a one-time-only very special offer. We can never make an offer like this again. We will also offer the March 30th iPPV at our regular price of $14.99, which will get you the live showing and then On Demand access.

As an added bonus, this isn't just a promotion to attract new fans. This is our way of thanking those of you who have supported us over our first year of iPPV at WWNLive.com.

This is as straight forward as I can get. We want you to see Dragon Gate USA and EVOLVE. We have hit a new peak with both brands. Now on March 30th you will get a chance to witness what it is all about for just $1.99.
Low Ki vs. PAC

iPPVs On Demand Update

the latest at WWNLive.com

 

The new titles keep coming to WWNLive.com On Demand including the premiere of Main Event Wrestling. Here's all the new iPPVs now at www.WWNLive.com On Demand:

MEW "The Rising" - Main Event Wrestling is offering their debut iPPV for just $7.50 with Jimmy Rave vs. Sonjay Dutt, Johnny Gargano vs. Kyle Matthews, Kenn Doane vs. Brian Cage and more.

DGUSA "Open The Golden Gate" - DGUSA's raved about event from just a few weeks ago with PAC vs. Akira Tozawa in a match of the year candidate, CIMA & Ricochet vs. Masaaki Mochizuki & Jimmy Susumu for the DGUSA Tag Team Titles, AR Fox vs. Sami Callihan in a Tables Match and more.

"EVOLVE 10: A Tribute To The Arena" - The completed DVD version is now On Demand with the controversial final segment, Super Smash Brothers vs. Chuck Taylor & Rich Swann, Jigsaw vs. AR Fox and more.

DGUSA "Freedom Fight 2010" - CIMA vs. Shingo, YAMATO vs. Masato Yoshino and the first time teaming of Ronin vs. Austin Aries, Genki Horiguchi & Ricochet plus more.

DGUSA "Bushido: Code Of The Warrior" - BxB Hulk vs. Shingo for the DGUSA Title, CIMA & Genki Horiguchi vs. YAMATO & Akira Tozawa, Austin Aries vs. Masato Yoshino plus more.

DGUSA "Way Of The Ronin" - Kamikaze vs. World-1 six man action, Bryan Danielson vs. Jon Moxley, CIMA vs. Chuck Taylor plus more.

DGUSA "Untouchable 2010" - Bryan Danielson vs. YAMATO, CIMA & Ricochet vs. Naruki Doi & Masato Yoshino, Dragon Kid vs. Shingo plus more.

There are new iPPVs added all the time. Please keep checking www.WWNLive.com for the latest.

Johnny Gargano

Everything Happens For A Reason

by Johnny Gargano

 

The following is a column written by Open The Freedom Gate Champion Johnny Gargano as he recovers from the back injury he suffered at EVOLVE 10

 

"Everything happens for a reason"

 

I continue to tell myself that every single day. I consider myself somewhat of an open book. The past month of my life has been pretty well documented on various wrestling websites, and I've tried to keep everyone as up to date as possible on my Twitter (@JohnnyGargano) and my Facebook (FaceBook.com/TheJohnnyGargano).


If this is your first time hearing about any of this, well, here's a blog I wrote on January 17th, a few days after EVOLVE 10.


It is now February 13th, as I type this and to say the past few weeks have been a rollercoaster of emotions both personally, and

professionally, would be quite the understatement. Those first few days were 

hell, man. I barely remember them. The pain was just too unbearable. I was bedridden for a week. I couldn't walk, I was a 24 year old kid who needed help just to get out of bed to go to the bathroom. That type of thing really plays with your mind. It makes you question yourself, and your choices. 

I had to sit out and miss Dragon Gate USA's debut in Los Angeles. A show that I was immensely looking forward too. I was disappointed and a part of me felt like I let every single person down. That pain, now that pain is something else. It's not the physical sort of pain us wrestlers have grown accustomed too. It's undescribable. 


I was finally able to get up to the point where I could pseudo-walk on my own. At this point, I was able to go and see my sports physician, at the Cleveland Clinic. He's taken care of the majority of my injuries throughout my career. He's someone whose opinion I trust greatly. At first glance he couldn't figure out the problem. CT Scan - Negative. X-Rays - Negative. There was something more to this. He sent me down for blood work (still hate needles) and that came back pretty swell. I'm a tad Vitamin D deficient, which makes my muscles react differently to injury and such, but that wasn't the underlying problem. There was still something more. We scheduled an MRI.

A part of me was curious. I wanted to know what was wrong, and I wanted it fixed, but another part of me didn't want to know. What if this was something that couldn't be fixed? What if this really was the end? The final chapter on the career of Johnny Gargano had already been written and it wasn't a fairytale ending. It was just the cruel fate of life. I have my fair share of fears, but the fear of the unknown is a whole different type of fear.

The MRI results came back. I had a Grade 3 muscle tear in various muscles of my lower back and flank. Was it bad? Yes. Could it have been a whole lot worse? Oh, absolutely. Would it be easier to just lay in bed all day, and let these muscles heal for a few months, then casually start physical therapy? Yeah, but that's not me. As soon as I heard the results of the MRI the very first words out of my mouth were...


"Let's get to work."

And my strenuous, painful road to recovery has begun.

Things turn out best for people who make the best out of the way things turn out. You have two choices when it comes to facing adversity. You can let it define you or you can use it. Use it to become better than you've ever been. I will not let this injury define me. Whatever I

have to do, I will not give up until I am 100%. Words like defeat and retreat are not in my vocabulary. I will be back and I can guarantee you I will work my hardest not to miss another Dragon Gate USA show.

"Everything happens for a reason"

There is a reason for all of this. When I'm back in that ring, where I belong I'll know mine.

 

 

Stable Scorecard 
quickie recap of changes in Japan

There has been a major upheaval in Japan when it comes to the stables. This will effect Dragon Gate USA and EVOLVE, which now recognizes the Dragon Gate stables.

We realize on the surface it might seem confusing, but once you dive in everything is very clear. Here is a simple scorecard on where it all stands right now:

CIMA

Junction Three Is Done
- Junction Three lost a 70 plus minute, 14 man match to Blood Warriors and has been forced to disband as a result. There is no more Junction Three.

CIMA Out Of Blood Warriors- Akira Tozawa and BxB Hulk led the way in ousting CIMA from Blood Warriors. CIMA is now aligned with Don Fuji and outside Dragon Gate friends in Japan.

Ricochet Out Of Blood Warriors- Tozawa & Hulk attacked Ricochet after the main event in Los Angeles, signifying that he is out of Blood Warriors too. Ricochet will continue to team with CIMA as the Open The United Gate Tag Team Champions in DGUSA.

Ryo Saito & Genki Horiguchi Out Of Blood Warriors- The house cleaning led by Tozawa and Hulk continued as they also kicked Saito & Horiguchi out of Blood Warriors.

What Now? - Alliances and enemies are still being made in Japan. This will carry over to DGUSA. Right now all the chaos has made it difficult for DGUSA officials to determine the traditional six man tag team match that will take place on March 31st in Miami. Keep checking www.DGUSA.tv for the latest news.
The Email News Express will be back later in the week with new matches and talent for DGUSA on March 30th & 31st in Miami and EVOLVE on April 13th in Toronto. Go to the DGUSA.tv Live Events section for ticket and building info.

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