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— DGUSA sent out the following today…

Dragon Gate USA is excited to announce the most important Seminar/Tryout in its history. Dragon Gate kingpin CIMA will be the head trainer of the DGUSA Seminar/Tryout on April 7th at 9am at WrestleCon. The Open The Dream Gate Champion has not been a trainer at a Seminar/Tryout in years. This is your chance to get in the ring with the top decision maker from Dragon Gate.

You will have the opportunity to learn the Dragon Gate system and get immediate feedback by CIMA. A good showing in a Seminar/Tryout can also lead to bookings in Japan, DGUSA, EVOLVE, SHINE, and FIP. This is also a chance to improve your resume.

“I look forward to getting in the ring with new talent,” CIMA said. “We always want to make new stars in Dragon Gate and DGUSA. I want to teach new wrestlers. This will be a great experience.”

The DGUSA Seminar/Tryout has proved to be very successful with several talents being discovered, getting booked and, most importantly, improving their skills and learning more techniques. Uhaa Nation and Scott Reed are two examples of wrestlers who were discovered in a DGUSA Seminar/Tryout. They have each gone on to be regulars in DGUSA, EVOLVE, its sister promotions and they have each toured Japan. Many others have gotten on DGUSA/EVOLVE iPPVs, DVDs and have gained other exposure. An example is Derek Ryze, who was booked in the final edition of the Jeff Peterson Cup after being seen in a DGUSA Seminar/Tryout.

This is open to any wrestler who has completed a training course. There are two options. You can take part in a full Seminar/Tryout. This will get you in the ring with CIMA so you can learn the Dragon Gate system and techniques. You will get immediate feedback on how to improve. You will also be on the DGUSA/EVOLVE radar and we will monitor your improvements. Samuray Del Sol is an example of someone who first got noticed in a DGUSA Seminar/Tryout, had his progress followed and eventually earned a contract. You will then get to put on a match for a private audience of Dragon Gate wrestlers and office staff. Normally you would have to go to Japan to learn the things you will in a full Seminar/Tryout. The cost of this unique opportunity is $149.

“Being able to get in the ring with CIMA is a special and rare opportunity,” DGUSA President Satoshi Oji said. “It is very hard to get into the Dragon Gate dojo and this is an opening. We have offered several wrestlers the chance to come and train in Japan due to their performance in the Seminar/Tryout.”

You can also take part in a DGUSA Tryout for just $49. This will involve having a tryout match in front of Dragon Gate wrestlers and office staff. You will then receive critiques. This is a great opportunity to be booked.

“The track record of the DGUSA Seminar/Tryouts speaks for itself,” DGUSA Vice President Gabe Sapolsky said. “A lot of wrestlers have gotten on DGUSA, EVOLVE or shows of our sister promotions through these. Some have even gotten contracts and toured Japan. I admit I am flooded with match links and DVDs of wrestlers trying to get noticed. That way simply doesn’t work. You have to be there in person to really be seen these days. This is also a tremendous way to improve your skills and enhance your resume.”

There is also a pay-as-you-go option for wrestlers who want to continue their training with DGUSA. Once you participate in a DGUSA Seminar/Tryout, you can take part in as many futures ones as you want for half price. Email us at [email protected] if you want to take advantage of this option. This means if you have participated in a past Seminar/Tryout you can sign up for April 7th with CIMA at half price.

To take part in a DGUSA Seminar/Tryout please fill out the application found in the Seminar/Tryout section listed on the menu at the bottom of the page. Then email it to [email protected] with “Seminar/Tryout” in the subject. You will then be notified on if you are approved to participated. Thank you. If you have any questions feel free to email us.

It will be years until CIMA is the head trainer in a Seminar/Tryout again. This is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for.

— Ring of Honor will return to Chicago Ridge, IL at the Frontier Fieldhouse for two shows this weekend.

Here is the card for the 11th Anniversary iPPV on March 2:

– ROH champion Kevin Steen vs. Jay Lethal

– ROH Tag Team champions The Briscoes vs. Bobby Fish & Kyle O’Reilly

– American Wolves (Eddie Edwards & Davey Richards) vs. New Japan’s Forever Hooligans (Rocky Romero & Alex Koslov)

– Best of Three Falls with Truth Martini Banned from Ringside: Michael Elgin vs Roderick Strong

– ROH TV champion Adam Cole vs. Matt Taven

– Charlie Haas vs. BJ Whitmer – No Holds Barred Street Fight

– Steve Corino & Jimmy Jacobs vs. Cedric Alexander & Caprice Coleman

– A new member of SCUM will debut.

– QT Marshall vs. ACH vs. Silas Young vs. Mike Sydal vs. Adam Page vs. Tadarius Thomas

The next day, March 3, will have the first TV taping in the city since the debut. This is part of a new plan to have an iPPV and TV taping in the same weekend in the company’s biggest markets. This will continue in New York City in April and Toronto in May. Here’s the card so far:

– ROH TV Champion Adam Cole vs. Matt Hardy

– ROH Tag Team champions The Briscoes vs. The Foever Hooligans (Rocky Romero & Alex Koslov)

– The American Wolves (Davey Richards & Eddie Edwards) vs. Tadarius Thomas & ACH

– Four Corner Survival Match – Athena vs. Mschief vs. Cherry Bomb vs. Scarlet Bordeaux

The rest of the roster working the iPPV will be on the TV taping as well. If there are any title changes the night before, the new champions will defend the belts. You can find more details here.

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