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COMPLETE DRAGON GATE USA - MERCURY RISING 2012 COVERAGE

By Stuart Carapola on 2012-03-31 19:53:13
Dos Bendejos vs The Scene

I'd like to apologize in advance that I don't know the Bendejos individual names, but I haven't seen them before and nobody said their name on commentary, so I'll do the best I can. Konley does a back and forth with one of the Bendejos early on, and the Bendejo with a flying headscissors followed by an armdrag off the second rope. Bendejos with a series of double teams on Konley, and Reed tags in and tries a backdrop, but the Bendejo lands on his feet and outmaneuvares Reed with a series of speed moves. Bendejos kick Reed's legs out from under him and hit stereo knockout kicks for 2. Konley tags in and puts the boots to the Bendejo he has in the ring, but the Bendejo hits a flying headscissors and goes for a dive, but Konley hides behind one of the girls at ringside and Reed comes in from behind and dumps the Bendejo out to the floor. The Scene with a double elbowdrop for 2, then Konley with a three quarter nelson, followed by a knee to the breadbasket and a vertical suplex, and he holds the Bendejo up while Reed chops him in the chest before dropping him. Reed nails the other Bendejo off the apron before giving the one in the ring a vertical suplex for 2. The battered Bendejo finally makes the hot tag and the other Bendejo comes in and cleans house, hitting a double kneedrop to Konley for 2. Bendejos with a series of double teams, but Scene gets control and Konley catapults one of the Bendejos into a powerslam from Reed, and then they hit their finish for the win.

Winners: The Scene

The girls gyrate on the Scene at ringside before they make their way to the back.

Open The Freedom Gate Title Match: Johnny Gargano vs Masato Yoshino

Some light chain wrestling to start as Chuck Taylor, who joins Lenny Leonard on commentary, discusses how much he hates Gargano because he takes things to seriously and lost his sense of humor. Taylor says he sees through the facade of what DGUSA is as Yoshino scores with a leg lariat, but gets dumped to the outside where Gargano follows him out with a dive through the ropes and a rolling senton off the apron. Gargano begins working over Yoshino's arm, then ties him up in a Tequila Cloverleaf. Yoshino makes it to the ropes, so Gargano puts the boots to Yoshino and suplexes him for 2. Gargano goes back to the arm, but Yoshino makes the ropes so they trade chops in the middle of the ring and Yoshino drills Gargano with a back elbow before pounding him to the mat in the corner. Yoshino rolls Gargano to the mat in a sort of seated Royal Octopus with a hammerlock thrown in for good measure, but Gargano makes his way to the ropes and Yoshino is forced to break. Yoshino puts the boots to Gargano in the corner, but Gargano fires back with some right hands of his own before Yoshino puts him right back down with a stiff shot. Gargano tries to catch Yoshino with a dropkick as he comes off the ropes, but Yoshino holds onto the top rope and Gargano crashes to the mat. Gargano with a rollup out of nowhere and catches Yoshino with a boot to the side of the head. Yoshino rolls out to the apron, Gargano tries a double stomp over the ropes, but Yoshino rolls back inside and hits the ropes, so Gargano slingshots his way between the ropes and hits the spear. Gargano with a modified version of the Tarantula in the ropes, followed by a high knee in the corner. Yoshino goes for a Frankensteiner but Gargano drops right down into a sitout powerbomb and gets 2. Gargano goes for Snake Eyes, Yoshino slips out the back and hits Slingblade. Yoshino tries a missile dropkick off the top, Gargano dodges and backdrops Yoshino to the apron, Yoshino tries to slingshot his way back in, but Gargano catches him coming in and hits an Alabama Slam followed by a kick to the head for 2, then goes right into the Gargano Escape but Yoshino quickly makes his way to the ropes. Yoshino with a twisting slam for 2, followed by a missile dropkick for 2. Yoshino is tired, but goes back after Gargano with a series of counters as they both go for their submission finishers, then each others' hold, and Yoshino gets Gargano in the Gargano Escape. Gargano starts to fade out, but comes back to and makes his way to the ropes. Yoshino comes off the top rope with a double stomp to the arm and Tormelino, then rolls Gargano right into Sol Naciente. Gargano becomes one of the first people to ever escape that hold and catches Yoshino right in the Gargano Escape, but Yoshino hangs in there and scoots to the ropes. They're both on their knees going toe to toe in the middle of the ring, Gargano with a pair of superkicks, Yoshino with a boot to the face, and Gargano with a discus lariat and both men are down. Gargano with a running dropkick in the corner, Snake Eyes into the second turnbuckle, Hertz Donut attempt that Yoshino rolls through into a pinning combination for 2. Gargano with a superkick and Hertz Donut for 2, another Hertz Donut and then the Gargano Escape and Yoshino is forced to tap out.

Winner: Johnny Gargano

Nice show of sportsmanship after the match as they shake hands, but Chuck Taylor runs in and nails Gargano from behind before superkicking him in the face. Taylor drags Gargano out to the floor and rams his injured back into the ringpost twice and then into the guardrail. Rich Swann chases him off and then goes to check on Gargano while the crowd lets Taylor know what they think of him.

Still to come:

The annual Wrestlemania weekend six man in up next on Page 4!


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