Shibata & more New Japan stars announced for ROH’s next PPV

By James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor

ROH "Death Before Dishonor" logo (c) ROH


NEVER Openweight champion Shibata is heading to Ring of Honor for the first time for the “Death Before Dishonor” PPV on August 19 in Las Vegas.

Shibata, who is arguably the hardest-hitting wrestler on New Japan’s roster, joins a loaded talent roster from NJPW heading to Vegas.

ROH also announced Wednesday that former IWGP World champion Naito and EVIL from the L.I.J. are booked for Vegas.

Plus, Guerrillas of Destiny and Yujiro Takahashi from the Bullet Club have been added.

Updated NJPW Origin Talent Roster

  • IWGP World Hvt. champion Kazuchika Okada
  • Hiroshi Tanahashi
  • NEVER Openweight champion Shibata
  • L.I.J. (Naito & EVIL)
  • GHC Hvt. tag champion Toru Yano
  • Kamaitachi
  • More to be announced

Bullet Club Talent Roster

  • Adam Cole
  • Guerrillas of Destiny (Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa)
  • Yujiro Takahashi
  • More to be announced

ROH Talent Roster

  • ROH World Hvt. champion Jay Lethal (?)
  • ROH TV champion Bobby Fish
  • ROH tag champions The Addiction (Christopher Daniels & Kazarian)
  • IWGP World tag champions The Briscoes
  • IWGP IC champion Michael Elgin
  • RPG Vice (Rocky Romero & Trent Baretta)
  • All Night Express (Rhett Titus & Kenny King w/Caprice Coleman)
  • Donovan Dijak (w/Prince Nana)
  • More to be announced

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