Dragon Gate Wrestling, a wrestling promotion begun in Tokyo in 2004 by legendary luchador Ultimo Dragon, is the perfect subject for Contactmusic's first detailed coverage of a live wrestling event as it makes its return to the UK, being as it is the most exciting independent promotion currently operating. Its focus lies far from the hyper-violence and extremity of the now defunct ECW, and provides much greater spontaneity and entertainment than the studious in-ring storytelling of Ring Of Honor. Whilst having a unique style from top-to-bottom there are obvious roots in the Mexican style of Lucha Libre, which at times resembles gymnastics as much as wrestling, with an instillation of the superhuman spirit of Pro Wrestling NOAH at its peak.

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