4. YAMATO Is a Badass
Don’t let YAMATO‘s good looks fool you. The reigning Open the Gate Champion is a legitimate competitor.
Big ups to rutube, of all places, for this sweet match. While YAMATO certainly carries with him the “essence”, his opponents know just how good he is. Here, Akira Tozawa is literally humbled by his opponent in what I would call a decisive victory from YAMATO. His post-match monologue after defeating Tozawa indicates to me that YAMATO carries his championship with pride and purpose, and he leads his peers with maturity and respect. I don’t know the whole story, but it seems like YAMATO is in true harmony wrestling for Dragon Gate.
Huge fan of pro-wrestling for over 25 years. Lived through the Monday night wars (WWE/WCW) and the ECW revolution. Currently a big fan of Lucha Underground, NXT, MLW, PWG, and even Impact Wrestling…