[ sports ]
Japanese wrestling league Dragon Gate USA is gearing up for a smackdown in South Philly that, unlike its drama-filled American counterparts, focuses on the athletic side of pro wrestling, with innovative moves, hard kicks and crazy submissions. The roster of notable American and Japanese wrestlers includes CIMA, Austin Aries and the masked Dragon Kid. And if you prefer your wrestling seeped in theatrics, check out havoc-wreaking opening act Kaiju Big Battel, a comedy mini-show featuring wrestlers in monster costumes.
Sat., Jan. 29, 8 p.m., $20-$75 (discount with this issue of City Paper), Asylum Arena, 7 W. Ritner St., 267-519-9744, dgusa.tv.