Eddie Kingston will face Katsuyori Shibata in a one-on-one match for the NJPW Strong Openweight title and ROH World title match at AEW WrestleDream PPV event.
Eddie Kingston announced the match on the September 23 episode of AEW Saturday Collision, expressing his desire to pay tribute to Antonio Inoki through this matchup.
AEW then confirmed that Kingston will defend his both his titles at AEW WrestleDream PPV event. If Shibata wins the match he will be seen holding the 3 titles after the match as he already holds ROH Pure Championship.
Coming off his monumental win at #AEWDynamite Grand Slam, the NEW #ROH World Champ & NJPW Strong Openweight Champ #EddieKingston will put BOTH Titles on the line against #ROH Pure Champ @K_Shibata2022 next Sunday at #AEWWrestleDream LIVE on PPV!— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) September 24, 2023
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Eddie Kingston recently won ROH World Championship at AEW Dynamite Grand Slam where he defeated Claudio Castagnoli in a Title vs Title match. He won NJPW Strong Openweight title from KENTA at NJPW Strong Independence Day event in July.
At the AEW All Out 2023 PPV event, Kingston and Shibata teamed up as partners but were defeated by Castagnoli and Wheeler Yuta in a tag team match.
Katsuyori Shibata’s most recent ROH Pure title defense took place on the September 16 episode of ROH on HonorClub, where he successfully defended his championship by defeating Nick Wayne. He has held the title for the past 6 months after winning it at Supercard of Honor 2023.
AEW WrestleDream 2023 PPV event is scheduled for October 1, 2023, at Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, WA. A Six-man tag team match is also set for the event where Ospreay, Takeshita, and Guevara will face Jericho, Kenny Omega, and Ibushi.
Next Sunday, 10/1— Tony Khan (@TonyKhan) September 24, 2023
Live on PPV 8pm ET/5pm PT
ROH World +
NJPW Strong Openweight Title Match
Eddie Kingston vs @K_Shibata2022
Don't miss the historic double title fight
Kingston vs Shibata live on ppv next Sunday in Seattle at WrestleDream! pic.twitter.com/YP4rwHqMao