Tony Khan has revealed that Bryan Danielson is set to go toe-to-toe with Katsuyori Shibata on the upcoming episode of AEW Collision airing on March 16th.

This clash marks Shibata’s long-awaited return to the ring following his loss of the ROH Pure Title to Wheeler Yuta back in November on AEW Rampage.

Reports from Fightful Select shed light on Shibata’s sudden departure from the scene, citing urgent visa issues that necessitated his return to Japan. It was during this time that he had to relinquish his title to Wheeler Yuta. However, sources indicated that despite this setback, Tony Khan remained optimistic about Shibata’s future within AEW, and the wrestler himself expressed contentment with his role in the promotion.

This week, Shibata’s visa matters have been sorted out, prompting the decision-makers to line up a marquee showdown against Bryan Danielson for Collision.


The Collision episode is set to feature the commencement of the AEW World Tag Team Tournament, alongside a high-stakes encounter for the AEW TBS Championship between Julia Hart and Trish Adora. Additionally, fans can anticipate a clash between Kyle O’Reilly and Bryan Keith, before the main event that pits Bryan Danielson against the returning Katsuyori Shibata.

Ringside News will be providing comprehensive coverage of AEW Collision, with the action kicking off at 8 p.m. ET this Saturday.

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