ROH announces first match for DBD PPV – Shibata’s ROH debut match

By James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor

Shibata (art credit Matt Charlton & Sam Gardiner)


Ring of Honor announced Tuesday the first match for their next PPV, “Death Before Dishonor,” on August 19 from Las Vegas.

New Japan’s NEVER Openweight champion Shibata will face Silas Young in a curious singles match.

Young has mainly been in opening or second matches on ROH PPVs and is now paired up with one of New Japan’s top stars in Shibata’s ROH debut match.

At the last ROH PPV, Best in the World,” Young lost to A.C.H. in the second match of the show. The PPV before, at “Global Wars,” Young was not on the main PPV. Same with the 14th Anniversary show in February.

ROH is incorporating this into the explanation for why the match is taking place, with Silas’s character being upset at New Japan stars for “taking spots” on the ROH PPVs.

DBD PPV Line-up

  • NEVER Openweight champion Shibata vs. Silas Young

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

Shibata art credit Matt Charlton & Sam Gardiner ]

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