Without a doubt, the return to physicality for Katsuyori Shibata was one of the most emotional moments in recent NJPW history.
According to a report in the latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter, this is not leading to a match of any kind with KENTA. Shibata would love to wrestle, but as it stands right now he will not be cleared to do so.
On the flipside, Hiromu Takahashi is said to be ready to return and it’s a matter of finding the proper storyline to allow his return to have the most impact.
Takahashi had to relinquish the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship Following a very serious neck injury which he suffered last year and a match with Dragon Lee at the G1 Special: