Originally published at Katsuyori Shibata to defend ROH Pure Championship against Daniel Garcia at Death Before Dishonor
Katsuyori Shibata will put his ROH Pure Championship on the line against Daniel Garcia on Friday at the Death Before Dishonor pay-per-view.
It is the first match to be announced for the show in which both competitors are known.
Tony Khan announced the contest on Saturday evening, pointing out that Garcia had pinned Shibata on AEW Dynamite.
Earlier today, the Chairman of the #ROH Board of Directors @TonyKhan, announced that the ROH Pure Championship will be on the line at #ROHDBD Death Before Dishonor THIS FRIDAY with Champion @K_Shibata2022 facing challenger @garciawrestling LIVE on PPV at @CUREArena in Trenton, NJ pic.twitter.com/GSXPWQQeUn
— ROH – Ring of Honor Wrestling (@ringofhonor) July 16, 2023
The match in question took place on June 21st and pitted Garcia and Zack Sabre Jr. against Shibata and Orange Cassidy. Garcia scored the pin after Cassidy accidentally hit Shibata with the Orange Punch.
Both men also took part in a four-way match for Cassidy’s AEW International Championship at AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door.
Current card for ROH Death Before Dishonor 2023
- ROH World Championship: Claudio Castagnoli (c) vs. TBD
- ROH TV Championship: Samoa Joe (c) vs. Dalton Castle or Shane Taylor
- ROH Pure Championship: Katsuyori Shibata (c) vs. Daniel Garcia