Birthday: November 17th, 1979 Place of Birth: Kuwana, Mie, Japan
Katsuyori Shibata is a Japanese semi-retired professional wrestler, mixed martial artist, and professional wrestling trainer. In professional wrestling, he is known for his hard-hitting offense. He is currently working for New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW), though on indefinite hiatus due to injury. In New Japan, he is a former three-time NEVER Openweight Champion, one-time IWGP Tag Team Champion, and the winner of the 2017 New Japan Cup. He is also a former holder of Revolution Pro Wrestling's British Heavyweight Championship. Since March 2018, Shibata has served as the head coach of NJPW's dojo in Los Angeles.