Katsuyori Shibata

Nov 5, 2020 - by Allen Rockum

Real Name: Katsuyori Shibata
Height: 6’0″
Weight: 209 lbs.
Date of Birth: November 17, 1979
Hometown: Kuwana, Mie (Japan)
Pro Debut: July 21, 1999
Trained By: NJPW Dojo
Finishing Move: Penalty Kick (PK)

Biography

– Shibata has been nicknamed The Wrestler, Kenka Strong Style & Kyoken/The Rabid Dog. Shibata has also been known as Makai #4.
– July 21, 1999, Shibata competed in a Super Junior Battle Royal at NJPW Summer Struggle ’99.
– April 14, 2000, Shibata entered into the NJPW Young Lion Cup ’00.
– May 20, 2001, Shibata entered into the Best of the Super Junior VIII.
– September 16th, Shibata & Wataru Inoue challenged TEAM2000 (Gedo & Jado) for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles.
– October 28th, Shibata challenged Kendo Kashin for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title.
– November 16th, Shibata & Wataru Inoue entered into the G1 Junior Tag League ’01.
– January 24, 2002, Shibata competed in the New Japan Rumble.
– March 6th, Shibata lost to Kenzo Suzuki in the semi-finals of the One Night Young Lion Tournament.
– March 29th, Shibata & Yutaka Yoshie lost to Jado & Masahiro Chono in the first round of the Naeba Cup Tag Tournament ’02.
– April 22nd, Shibata & Wataru Inoue challenged Jado & Gedo for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles.
– May 19th, Shibata entered into the Best of the Super Junior IX.
– July 21, 2003, Shibata challenged Hiroshi Tanahashi for the NJPW U-30 Openweight Title.
– August 16th, Shibata lost to Yuji Nagata to decide the Block B Decision of the G1 Climax ’03.
– October 13th, Shibata challenged Kazunari Murakami for the Murakami 2,000,000 Yen bounty.
– July 19, 2004, Shibata challenged Kazuyuki Fujita for the IWGP Heavyweight Title.
– August 15th, Shibata lost to Hiroyoshi Tenzan in the semi-finals of the G1 Climax ’04.
– October 30th, Shibata & Hirooki Goto lost to Ryusuke Taguchi & Shinsuke Nakamura in the semi-finals of the U-30 One Night Tag Tournament.
– August 4th, Shibata lost to Jun Akiyama in the first round of the WRESTLE-1 Grand Prix Tournament.
– August 1, 2013, Shibata entered into the G1 Climax ’13.
– March 22nd, Shibata lost to Shelton Benjamin in the second round of the New Japan Cup ’14.
– April 6th, Shibata & Hirooki Goto challenged BULLET CLUB (Karl Anderson & Doc Gallows) for the IWGP Tag Team Titles.
– July 21st, Shibata entered into the G1 Climax ’14.
– November 8th, Shibata challenged Shinsuke Nakamura for the IWGP Intercontinental Title.
– December 7th, Shibata & Hirooki Goto defeated BULLET CLUB to win the World Tag League ’14.
– January 4, 2015, Shibata & Hirooki Goto defeated BULLET CLUB for the IWGP Tag Team Titles.
– February 11th, Shibata & Goto lost the titles to BULLET CLUB.
– March 8th, Shibata lost to Hirooki Goto in the second round of the New Japan Cup ’15.
– July 20th, Shibata entered into the G1 Climax ’15.
– November 21st, Shibata & Hirooki Goto entered into the World Tag League ’15.
– January 4, 2016, Shibata defeated Tomohiro Ishii for the NEVER Openweight Title.
– February 11th, Shibata retained the title against Tomohiro Ishii.
– March 19th, Shibata defended the title against Satoshi Kojima.
– April 10th, Shibata defended the title against Hiroyoshi Tenzan.
– May 3rd, Shibata lost the title to Yuji Nagata.
– June 19th, Shibata defeated Yuji Nagata to win back the NEVER Openweight Title.
– July 3rd, Shibata defended the title against Tomoaki Honma.
– July 10th, Shibata challenged Zack Sabre Jr. for the RevPro British Heavyweight Title.
– July 22nd, Shibata entered into the G1 Climax ’16.
– August 19th, Shibata defeated Silas Young at ROH Death Before Dishonor XIV.
– August 20th, Shibata challenged Bobby Fish for the ROH World Television Title.
– August 27th, Shibata lost to Kyle O’Reilly at ROH Field of Honor.
– September 17th, Shibata retained the NEVER Openweight Title against Bobby Fish.
– October 10th, Shibata defended the title against Kyle O’Reilly.
– November 5th, Shibata lost the title to EVIL.
– November 10th, Shibata defeated Zack Sabre Jr. for the RevPro British Heavyweight Title.
– November 11th, Shibata would defend the title against Chris Hero.
– November 15th, Shibata defeated EVIL for the NEVER Openweight Title.
– November 19th, Shibata & Yuji Nagata entered into the World Tag League ’16.
– January 4, 2017, Shibata lost the NEVER Openweight Title to Hirooki Goto.
– March 6th, Shibata lost the RevPro British Heavyweight Title to Zack Sabre Jr.
– March 20th, Shibata defeated Bad Luck Fale to win the New Japan Cup ’17.
– April 9, 2017, Shibata challenged Kazuchika Okada for the IWGP Heavyweight Title, following the match Shibata collapsed backstage by suffering a subdural hematoma.
– March 4, 2018, within the midst of his recovery Shibata became the head coach of the NJPW Dojo in Los Angeles.

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