NJPW star Shibata to challenge for ROH TV Title

By James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor


ROH "Death Before Dishonor" logo (c) ROH Wrestling.com

New Japan’s NEVER Openweight champion Shibata has been announced for an ROH TV Title shot on August 20 in Las Vegas.

Shibata will face the winner of Bobby Fish vs. Mark Briscoe from the “Death Before Dishonor” PPV on August 19.

ROH has also announced more matches for their next big trio of shows in Las Vegas and the following weekend in New York for “Field of Honor.”

Upcoming ROH Line-ups

August 19 “Death Before Dishonor” PPV – Las Vegas

  • ROH World Title match: Jay Lethal vs. Adam Cole
  • ROH TV Title match: Bobby Fish vs. Mark Briscoe
  • ROH Tag Title match: The Addiction (Christopher Daniels & Kazarian) vs. Michael Elgin & Tanahashi vs. Naito & EVIL in a three-team match
  • IWGP World Hvt. champion Kazuchika Okada vs. Dalton Castle
  • NEVER Openweight champion Shibata vs. Silas Young
  • Bullet Club (Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa & Yujiro Takahashi) vs. CHAOS (Rocky Romero & Trent Baretta & Toru Yano) in a isx-man tag match

August 20 DBD Post-PPV TV taping – Las Vegas

  • ROH TV Title match: Fish-Briscoe winner vs. NJPW star Shibata
  • IWGP Tag champions The Briscoes vs. Lio Rush & Jay White
  • ROH tag champions The Addiction & Kamaitachi vs. RPG Vice & Toru Yano in a six-man tag match
  • All Night Express (Rhett Titus & Kenny King w/Caprice Coleman) vs. Guerrillas of Destiny (Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa)

August 27 Field of Honor – Brooklyn, N.Y.

  • ROH World Title match: Jay Lethal vs. Adam Cole vs. Tanahashi vs. Naito
  • IWGP IC Title match: Michael Elgin vs. Donovan Dijak
  • ROH TV Title match: Bobby Fish (if still champion) vs. EVIL
  • Shibata vs. Kyle O’Reilly
  • ROH vs. Bullet Club: Motor City Machineguns (Alex Shelley & Chris Sabin) & A.C.H. & Lio Rush vs. Bullet Club (Young Bucks & Hangman Page & Yujiro Takahashi) in an eight-man tag match

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