NEW JAPAN PRO-WRESTLING

PROFILE

Katsuyori Shibata

UNIT

NJPW main unit 

HEIGHT

183cm 

WEIGHT

95kg 

YEAR OF BIRTH

17 Nov 1979 

Katsuyori Shibata
HEIGHT
183cm 
WEIGHT
95kg 
YEAR OF BIRTH
17 Nov 1979 
PLACE OF BIRTH
Kuwana-shi, Mie, Japan 
BLOOD TYPE
DEBUT
10 Oct 1999 
FINISH HOLD

PK, G2PK, Mushagaeshi, Chickenwing facelock, Triangle armbar

 
THEME SONG
Takeover 

BIOGRAPHY

A relentless fighter that encapsulates every meaning of the word “hardcore”. Shibata debuted for New Japan in October 1999 and together with Hiroshi Tanahashi and Shinsuke Nakamura he became known as one of the “New Three Musketeers”. In 2005 he fought amongst various pro wrestling organizations and in 2007 turned towards the world of mixed martial arts to hone his skills. Upon his return to NJPW in August of 2012, his growth as a fighter was clear as he utilized sharp blows and targeted submissions. Shibata has had a longstanding friendly rivalry with fellow wrestler Hirooki Goto, going back to when they were high school classmates.

A relentless fighter that encapsulates every meaning of the word “hardcore”. Shibata debuted for New Japan in October 1999 and together with Hiroshi Tanahashi and Shinsuke Nakamura he became known as one of the “New Three Musketeers”. In 2005 he fought amongst various pro wrestling organizations and in 2007 turned towards the world of mixed martial arts to hone his skills. Upon his return to NJPW in August of 2012, his growth as a fighter was clear as he utilized sharp blows and targeted submissions. Shibata has had a longstanding friendly rivalry with fellow wrestler Hirooki Goto, going back to when they were high school classmates.

FINISH HOLD

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    PK

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