Akira Tozawa - Professional Wrestling Career - Return To Dragon Gate (2011–present)

Return To Dragon Gate (2011–present)

On June 8, 2011, Tozawa made his return to Dragon Gate, joining the promotion's dominant heel stable, Blood Warriors. Upon his return, Tozawa was treated as a serious competitor and given a major push, which included defeating Shingo Takagi on July 17 at Wrestling Festival 2011. On August 7, Tozawa and fellow Blood Warriors member BxB Hulk defeated Masaaki Mochizuki and YAMATO of rival group Junction Three to win the 2011 Summer Adventure Tag League. Tozawa's win streak built to him unsuccessfully challenging Masaaki Mochizuki for the Open the Dream Gate Championship on October 13. On December 1, Tozawa and BxB Hulk defeated KAGETORA and Susumu Yokosuka to win the vacant Open the Twin Gate Championship, Tozawa's first title in Dragon Gate. On January 19, 2012, Tozawa and Hulk turned on CIMA, causing him to lose a ten man "Loser Leaves Unit" tag team match; as a result, CIMA was kicked out of Blood Warriors. After this match, Tozawa assumed the leader role inside Blood Warriors. On January 29, Tozawa made a one night return to PWG, when he teamed with Kevin Steen and Super Dragon in a six man tag team main event, where they were defeated by El Generico, Masato Yoshino and PAC. On February 9, the Tozawa-led Blood Warriors won their feud with Junction Three by defeating them in a fourteen man elimination tag team match, forcing their rival group to disband. On March 1, Tozawa renamed the Blood Warriors as Mad Blankey. Three days later, he and BxB Hulk lost the Open the Twin Gate Championship to Jimmy Kagetora and Jimmy Susumu. On July 22, Tozawa received another shot at the Open the Dream Gate Championship, but was this time defeated by CIMA. On August 19, Tozawa, BxB Hulk and Naoki Tanisaki defeated CIMA, Gamma and Magnitude Kishiwada to win the 2012 Summer Adventure Tag League and the vacant Open the Triangle Gate Championship. They lost the title to Team Veteran Returns (Gamma, HUB and Magnitude Kishiwada) on October 21.

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