NJPW star Shibata injured, next title defense vs. ROH champ in jeopardy?

By James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor


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New Japan star Shibata is currently injured with a reported “cervical spine injury.”

Shibata was pulled from New Japan’s “Road to Destruction” show Wednesday in Japan. New Japan did not disclose the severity of the injury. (PuroresuSpirit.net)

Shibata is scheduled to defend the NEVER Openweight Title against ROH TV champion Bobby Fish on Saturday night in Tokyo. It remains to be seen if the match takes place.

September 17 – Destruction in Tokyo Top Matches

  • (9) IWGP Jr. Hvt. Title match: KUSHIDA vs. BUSHI
  • (8) NEVER Openweight Title match: Shibata vs. Bobby Fish
  • (7) Team Elgin & Tanahashi vs. L.I.J.
  • (6) Will Ospreay’s Team CHAOS vs. Kenny Omega’s Bullet Club
  • (4) Ishii & Goto’s CHAOS vs. Chase Owens’s Bullet Club
  • FULL MATCH CARD

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