Katsuyori Shibata

Birthdate:  November 17th, 1979
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 220 lbs.
Debut:  October 10th, 1999 vs. Wataru Inoue
Background:  Amateur Wrestling
Promotion History:  New Japan (1999 to 2005) and Big Mouth LOUD (2005 to 2006)
Ring Attire:  Black trunks
Card Position:  Mid-Card
Major Tournaments Won: None

Championship History

None

Pictures:
- A Kick by Shibata
- Shibata applies a stretch hold to Tenryu

Signature Moves:
- Backdrop Suplex
- FK (Free Kick)
- GK (Goal Kick)
- Musha Gaeshi
- Pedigree
- PK (Penalty Kick)
- Touch The Sky (with KENTA)

2005 Recap:
Unhappy with his stay in New Japan, in 2005 Shibata became a freelancer and began wrestling primarily for Big Mouth LOUD.  Big Mouth is a strong-style promotion that did not run many shows in 2005, forcing Shibata to work in NOAH and other smaller promotions as well.  In NOAH, on November 5th he teamed with KENTA to challenge for the GHC Tag Team Championship (which he lost).  Set to wrestle in New Japan in 2006 at the Tokyo Dome Show, Shibata is finally returning home once again.

Shibata defeated Tanahashi at the Tokyo Dome, but that was his last match in New Japan. He wrestled on several events in NOAH after that, but after wrestling only in Big Mouth LOUD he has since taken a break from puroresu and has been trying MMA. It is unknown at this time when or where his next puroresu match will be.


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