Katsuyori Shibata
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Katsuyori Shibata Attacks Will Ospreay At Forbidden Door

Katsuyori Shibata made a surprise appearance at Forbidden Door on Sunday, saving Orange Cassidy from an attack by Will Ospreay and Aussie Open.

After Ospreay defeated Cassidy, he tried to attack his fallen opponent when Roppongi Vice ran out to help. Roppongi got attacked as well, then Shibata came to the ring and cleared house before Cassidy gave Shibata his glasses as a sign of respect.

Check out a recap of the match from our live coverage page below:

IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship: Will Ospreay (with Aussie Open) (c) vs. Orange Cassidy

Cassidy puts his hands in his pockets and matches Ospreay step for step. He gives the champion a thumbs up and drops him with a headscissors takedown. Ospreay rocks Orange with a big boot and blasts him with a kick at ringside. Ospreay does some sit-ups and drops Cassidy with a spinning back-breaker. He slams “Freshly Squeezed” into the corner and flips him off while he locks in an abdominal stretch.

Cassidy rallies and hits a crossbody. Ospreay drops Cassidy with a spinning kick. Ospreay kicks his face and taunts. Cassidy fires up and puts his hands in his pockets. He catches Ospreay with a dropkick. “Freshly Squeezed” does a kip-up and “kicks” Ospreay. Orange blasts him with a superkick. He dodges the Os-cutter and gets a two count on a bridging pin. Cassidy hits the Stun-dog Millionaire and spikes Ospreay with a DDT.

Aussie Open grabs Orange, and he dives onto them. A diving DDT earns Cassidy a two count. Ospreay catches Cassidy with a Spanish Fly. Cassidy slams Ospreay head-first into the camera on the ring post. “Freshly Squeezed” gets on the mat, playing possum, and Ospreay dives onto him. Cassidy gets a two count with a roll-up and gets a near fall with the Beach Break. Ospreay hits the Os-cutter for a near fall. The champion blocks the Orange Punch and hits a running elbow to the head. He then hits the Stormbreaker for the win.

Winner and still IWGP United States Champion: Will Ospreay

Juice Robinson, who still has the title, poses from the sky box. Ospreay and Aussie Open attack Cassidy, but Roppongi Vice tries to make the save. Aussie Open sends them out of the ring, but Katsuyori Shibata comes to the ring. He drops Davis with a kick and nails Ospreay with another one. He chokes Ospreay until Aussie Open drags the champion away. Cassidy gives Shibata his sunglasses and a thumbs up.

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