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Ring of Honor Newswire for January 24, 2013



We have a packed edition of the WWNLive Alerts as we head into this weekend’s Dragon Gate USA tripleshot. We have the latest news on those events, some must see videos and our 2012 DGUSA/EVOLVE Year End Awards. Let’s get to it….

January 24th: First, we want to give you some quick links so you can attend or watch this weekend’s events:

-Open The Golden Gate 2013 on Jan. 25th in Santa Maria, CA. Tickets available here.
-REVOLT! 2013 on Jan. 26th in Huntington Park, CA: Tickets available here or order live iPPV here.
-Heat 2013 on Jan. 27th in Huntington Park, CA: Tickets available here or order live iPPV here.

Please note if you order tickets they will be held at the door for you and the shipping charge will be refunded. If you have any questions please email us at Help@DGUSA.tv.

For building and more info go to the DGUSA.tv Live Events section. We invite you to join us in person or on iPPV.

January 24th: We will introduce a new concept to our iPPVs on Saturday and Sunday. We urge you to keep watching after the in ring action ends to see it. We want you to go in with an open mind so all we’ll say is it applies our rule of “look ’em in the eye and speak from the heart.”

January 24th: IMPORTANT iPPV NEWS- Please remember the prices of our iPPVs must raise on the day of the show. You can save money by pre-ordering the live iPPVs now. Our iPPVs play on your iPhone, iPad, anything that uses Flash, live on Xbox360 and on demand on PS3. Unfortunately, we cannot broadcast Friday’s event on live iPPV due to the building not having the proper access to the Internet. We will record the show live, just like it was a live iPPV, and then immediately upload it to www.WWNLive.com On Demand when we have the right Internet connection. This means we hope to have it at WWNLive.com within 24-48 hours of its conclusion. If you have any questions about our iPPVs please email Help@WWNLive.com.

January 24th: We have the finalized lineups for all three of this weekend’s cards at the end of the release. We hope you will now watch these can’t miss promos from Johnny Gargano and Sami Callihan:

MUST SEE: Johnn Gargano Talks About CA Tour

Whats Left For Sami Callihan In DGUSA & EVOLVE?

January 24th: EVOLVE will present a match at National Pro Wrestling Day in Philadelphia on February 2nd. This is a free event! EVOLVE will host AR Fox vs. Shane Strickland. If you saw their match at the Jeff Peterson Cup, you know the potential of this one! DGUSA and EVOLVE will have a merch table at both the afternoon and night cards. Make sure to stop by, say hi and check out our wide selection of DVDs including the new EVOLVE 12 and EVOLVE 13 releases.

January 24th: You have voted on the 2012 DGUSA/EVOLVE Year End Awards and the winners are official. These awards were decided 100% by fan vote.

DGUSA Champion Johnny Gargano won Wrestler Of The Year, Match Of The Year, Feud/Rivalry Of The Year and was in the Story Of The Year as voted by the fans in the
2012 DGUSA/EVOLVE Year End Awards
Wrestler Of The Year
Winner: Johnny Gargano
Runner Up: Akira Tozawa
3rd Place: El Generico
There was no denying the Open The Freedom Gate Champion in the past year. “The Whole Shebang” won with a whooping 38% of the vote. That is a huge compliment to Gargano, as this was a deep and tough field. Ricochet and Sami Callihan both trailed Generico for 3rd place by less than 2%.

Tag Team/Stable Of The Year
Winner: The Super Smash Brothers
Runner Up: El Generico & Samuray Del Sol
3rd Place: The Gentleman’s Club
Player Uno & Player Dos were rewarded for their great contributions to the DGUSA and EVOLVE tag team scene by running away with this award with 31% of the vote. Now we’ll see if they can finally get a title shot in 2013. There is no doubt about their popularity.

Show Of The Year
Winner: DGUSA Open The Golden Gate
Runner Up: DGUSA Mercury Rising 2012
3rd Place: DGUSA Freedom Fight 2012
This one went right down to the wire with Open The Golden Gate winning by less than 1%. Open The Golden Gate produced one of the best top-to-bottom cards in DGUSA history highlighted by CIMA & Ricochet vs. Mochizuki & Susumu for the DGUSA Tag Team Titles, Tozawa vs. PAC, Fox vs. Callihan in a Tables Match and Doi vs. Yoshino.

Match Of The Year
Winner: Johnny Gargano vs. Akira Tozawa vs. Ricochet vs. AR Fox at DGUSA Freedom Fight 2012
Runner Up: PAC, Ricochet & Mochizuki vs. Low Ki, Tozawa & Hulk at Mercury Rising 2012
3rd Place: CIMA & AR Fox vs. El Generico & Samuray Del Sol at Untouchable 2012
The Four Way Elimination DGUSA Title Match ran away with the award with 34% of the vote. The two runner ups were only separated by 1%. Tozawa vs. Mochizuki from Open The Ultimate Gate 2012, Callihan vs. Finlay at EVOLVE 11 and Gargano vs. Callihan at EVOLVE 18 were all close to cracking the top 3.

Feud/Rivalry Of The Year
Winner: Johnny Gargano vs. Chuck Taylor
Runner Up: AR Fox vs. Sami Callihan
3rd Place: El Generico vs. Samuray Del Sol
The top three was close and these three feuds/rivalries dominated the category. All three brought different elements of hate, violence, competition and storylines to DGUSA and EVOLVE.

Best Newcomer
Winner: Samuray Del Sol
Runner Up: The Super Smash Brothers
3rd Place: Drew Gulak
Samuray Del Sol ran away with this award with 61% of the vote. 2013 looks to be a big year for the luchador.

Story Of The Year
Winner: Chuck Taylor Breaks Up Ronin
Runner Up: Johnny Gargano Retains DGUSA Title For Entire Year
3rd Place: Akira Tozawa’s MVP Year Of Outstanding Matches
There was only 1% separating the winner and runner up here. El Generico and Samuray Del Sol’s rivalry and tag team just missed cracking the top 3.

The Final DGUSA Match Of 2012 Was Voted By The Fans As The Match Of The Year.
Watch It Now By Clicking The Picture!!!
January 24th: ATTN: WRESTLERS- There will be walk up spots available for the Seminar/Tryout this Saturday in Huntington Park, CA. It is at the same location as the DGUSA event that night and will begin at 4pm. Please go here for info or email us at Help@DGUSA.tv. This is your chance to step in the ring with Dragon Gate veterans, learn the Dragon Gate system and possibly get booked. This is a rare opportunity to participate in a DGUSA Seminar/Tryout on the West Coast.

January 24th: Thank you for taking time out of your busy day to read the WWNLive Alerts. Here’s a look at the updated lineups for this weekend:

Friday, January 25th, 8pm PST – 11pm EST
Dragon Gate USA – Open The Golden Gate 2013 – Santa Maria, CA

The Main Event
FKA John Morrison vs. Akira Tozawa

Tag Team Bonus Main Event #1
Open The Freedom Gate Champion Johnny Gargano & Rich Swann vs. Jimmy Susumu & Ryo Saito

Tag Team Bonus Main Event #2
The Young Bucks of Nick & Matt Jackson vs. Sami Callihan & Arik Cannon of D.U.F.

EVOLVE Records Match
Chuck Taylor (9-5) vs. AR Fox (7-5) vs. Jon Davis (5-3)

Special Attraction Match
Samuray Del Sol vs. Mystery Young Dragon Gate Wrestler

Special Challenge Match
Brian Cage vs. Ray Rosas

There will be a Vendetta Pro card at 6:30pm for all ticket holders. The lineup has: Santa Maria Street Fight – Parental Discretion ( Mike Menace & Mario Banks) & ?? vs. Creepshow ( Bo Cooper, JD Horror, Sledge); Ballard Bros (Shane & Shannon) vs. Su/Ka (Sunami & Kadin Anthony); “Rock of Love” Billy Blade w/ Melissa Coates vs Famous B; Vendetta Pro Tri Force Championship – (C) El Scorpio Del Combate vs Lil Cholo vs SoCal Crazy; Open Onvitational Battle Royal

Saturday, January 26th, 8pm PST – 11pm EST
Dragon Gate USA – REVOLT! 2013 – Huntington Park, CA

Open The Freedom Gate Title No Rope Match
Johnny Gargano defends vs. Jon Davis

Special Tag Team Attraction
The Young Bucks vs. Jimmy Susumu & Ryo Saito

Dream Singles Match
Akira Tozawa vs. Sami Callihan

New Stars Invade The LA Area
AR Fox vs. Samuray Del Sol

Special Attraction Match
Rich Swann vs. Mystery Young Dragon Gate Wrestler

Special Challenge Match
Chuck Taylor vs. Arik Cannon

Brian Kendrick Will Be In Attendance!!!

California FRAY!
two men start, every two minutes another enters, eliminations take place anytime by pinfall, DQ or submission, last man standing is the winner
Participants: B-Boy, Brian Cage, Drake Younger, Johnny Yuma, Johnny Goodtime, Ray Rosas, representative of Brian Kendrick’s School Of Wrestling and Famous B

Sunday, January 27th, 1pm PST – 4pm EST
Dragon Gate USA – Heat 2013 – Huntington Park, CA

The Main Event – One-Time-Only Dream Tag Team Match
The Young Bucks vs. AR Fox & Akira Tozawa

Special Challenge Match
Sami Callihan vs. Jimmy Susumu

Special Challenge Match
Samuray Del Sol vs. Ryo Saito

Special Attraction Match #1
Chuck Taylor vs. Mystery Young Dragon Gate Wrestler

Special Attraction Match #2
Rich Swann vs. Arik Cannon

Johnny Gargano will face winner of California FRAY! on Jan. 26th

Brian Kendrick Will Be In Attendance!!!

If Drake Younger wins FRAY! on 1/26 he will wrestle Johnny Gargano, if he does not win he will wrestle Jon Davis

Make sure to check our social networks for the latest news & matches signed for this weekend