Katsuyori Shibata will be in action at AEW WrestleDream.
The Wrestler continues to make waves in the world of professional wrestling as he holds the Ring of Honor Pure Championship. As fans eagerly await his next title defence, AEW has announced that Shibata will be facing off against the 18-year-old, Nick Wayne, on the September 21st episode of Ring of Honor. Wayne is a rising star in the industry and has been making waves with his impressive skills at such a young age.
In addition to his upcoming title defence, Shibata has also been confirmed for AEW WrestleDream in Seattle on October 1st. This announcement was made by Shibata himself, using Google Translate during the September 16th episode of AEW Collision.
Fans are eagerly anticipating what Shibata will bring to the table and who he will face off against on this grand stage.
Not only will #ROH Pure Champion Shibata defend the title against @TheNickWayne on @RingOfHonor's #HonorClub THIS THURSDAY, but he just announced that he'll be at #AEWWrestleDream LIVE on PPV on October 1st in Seattle! Watch #AEWCollision LIVE on TNT!@K_Shibata2022pic.twitter.com/jtzZB7Soxl
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) September 17, 2023
How Long Has Katsuyori Shibata Been ROH Pure Champion?
Katsuyori Shibata won the ROH Pure Title on March 31st at the Supercard of Honor event, beating Wheeler Yuta. Since this win, Shibata has held the championship for over 160 days and has defended his title six times.
Shibata has enjoyed success in his career, which started back in 1999 when he first wrestled for NJPW, having held the IWGP Tag Team Championship and the NEVER Openweight Title three times. Shibata returned to AEW in 2022 following what many thought to be a career ending injury in 2017.