Chikara Announces Working Agreement With Dragon Gate USA

Bill Behrens

Recently Dragon Gate announced a July 25 show at the New Alhambra Arena and the creation of Dragon Gate US.  It then announced that former ROH booker Gabe Sapolsky would be involved with the company, and now CHIKARA and it’s founder Mike Quackenbush has announced a working relationship with Dragon Gate USA.

CHIKARA announced a working agreement with Dragon Gate USA at its April 26th event at The Arena in Philadelphia. This is the beginning of a close relationship between the two avant-garde promotions. The partnership will start on July 25th when Dragon Gate USA has its debut event at The Arena (tickets go on sale this Wednesday, April 29th at

July 25th will see CHIKARA present an eight man tag team bout featuring its top stars. The participants in this contest will be announced at and in the upcoming weeks. The partnership between CHIKARA and DGUSA is a natural one as both come from the same family. CHIKARA founder Mike Quackenbush and Dragon Gate kingpin CIMA were both trained by the Lucha Libre veteran Jorge "Skayde" Rivera.

"To both CHIKARA fans and Dragon Gate USA fans around the world, this partnership is a natural progression," Quackenbush said. "This is a very exciting time for CHIKARA, and it’s very exciting to be teaming up with Dragon Gate USA. Like us, they are trailblazing a path into the future of our sport, and now that the two most cutting-edge wrestling companies on Earth are coming together, it makes this an exciting time to be a fan as well."

CHIKARA has earned a loyal fanbase by developing a unique, cutting-edge brand. CHIKARA promotes an innovative, high-flying, lucha-inspired brand of wrestling. The hungry talent of CHIKARA will mesh perfectly with the style that Dragon Gate USA plans to promote. CHIKARA recently pulled off the highly successful King Of Trios weekend featuring 48 top stars in a 3-day tournament. The raved-about shows are now available on DVD at for immediate delivery. This offers fans a great look at what CHIKARA’s wrestlers will bring to DGUSA.

"After attending the King Of Trios it was obvious that there isn’t a better partner for Dragon Gate USA than CHIKARA," your host to DGUSA Gabe Sapolsky said. "Both promotions come from the same roots and strive to evolve their pro wrestling style. Both DGUSA and CHIKARA will progress together. The fans will see our appreciation with a great talent roster and the most exciting matches."

Keep checking and for more information on this partnership including news about CHIKARA involvement on the Labor Day Weekend DGUSA event in Chicago.

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