Masato Shibata

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Masato Shibata
Shibata as Mad Paulie in 2016
Birth nameMasato Shibata (柴田 正人, Shibata Masato)
Born (1978-09-13) September 13, 1978 (age 40)[1]
Akiruno, Tokyo[2][3]
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Mad Paulie
Masato Shibata[2][4]
Billed height180 cm (5 ft 11 in)[2][5]
Billed weight140 kg (309 lb)[2][6]
Trained byU-File Camp
DebutDecember 17, 2003[7]

Masato Shibata (柴田 正人, Shibata Masato, born September 13, 1978) is a Japanese professional wrestler primarily working for DDT, where he competes as part of the Damnation unit under the ring name Mad Paulie (マッド・ポーリー, Maddo Pōrī).

Professional wrestling career[edit]

Style-E, IGF and BJW (2003-2016)[edit]

After training at the U-File Camp, Shibata debuted in December 2003 and primarily competed in Style-E for the next few years. In March 2007, he received his first opportunity at the Style-E Openweight Championship, unsuccessfully challenging Isami Kodaka.[8] In December, he once again challenged for the title, this time losing to Kazuhiro Tamura.[9] In March 2012, Shibata teamed up with Shota to unsuccessfully challenge DDT's Sanshiro Takagi and Soma Takao for the KO-D Tag Team Championship. In June, Shibata once again unsuccessfully challenged for the Style-E Openweight Championship, losing to Kenichiro Arai.[10] In September, Shibata won Apache Pro Wrestling's WEW Tag Team Championship, teaming with Kotaru Nasu to defeat Kengo Nishimura and Tomohiko Hashimoto,[11] but lost the championship to Hashimoto and Shoichi Imiya two weeks later.[12]

Shibata in 2015

In January 2015, Shibata teamed with Shuji Ishikawa to capture the UWA World Tag Team Championship, defeating Isami Kodaka and Fuma in overtime.[13] The duo lost the championship to the Brahman Brothers in June.[14]

DDT (2008-present)[edit]

Shibata began competing in DDT sporadically in 2008, mainly in their sister promotion Union Pro, but in April 2016, Shibata became a regular in DDT, changing his name to Mad Paulie and aligning himself with Daisuke Sasaki as Sasaki's "pet". In his first match as Paulie, Shibata and Sasaki defeated Yukio Sakaguchi and Masa Takanashi.[15] Soon after, Sasaki and Paulie were joined by Shuji Ishikawa, with Sasaki calling Ishikawa his other "pet". The trio dubbed themselves "Damnation", and in July added a fourth member to their ranks when Tetsuya Endo turned on his partner Konosuke Takeshita to join. In August, Paulie, Sasaki, and Endo entered the tournament for the vacant KO-D 6 Man Tag Team Championship, defeating Shuten-dōji (Sakaguchi, Takanashi and Kota Umeda) in the final to win the tournament and the championship.[16] On October 10, they made their first successful defence, defeating Happy Motel (Antonio Honda and Konosuke Takeshita) and Mike Bailey,[17] but dropped the championship to Shuten-dōji (Takanashi, Sakaguchi and Kudo) on November 11.[18]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]


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  3. ^ "入江茂弘 - DDTプロレスリング公式サイト".
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  8. ^ Kreikenbohm, Philip. "STYLE-E 3rd Anniversary ~ STYLE-E World In West Chofu Arena « Events Database « CAGEMATCH".
  9. ^ Kreikenbohm, Philip. "STYLE-E Battle Christmas E 2007 ~ Take Me To West Chofu « Events Database « CAGEMATCH".
  10. ^ Kreikenbohm, Philip. "STYLE-E Shinkiba Romance The 3rd « Events Database « CAGEMATCH".
  11. ^ Kreikenbohm, Philip. "Apache Pro « Events Database « CAGEMATCH".
  12. ^ Kreikenbohm, Philip. "Apache Pro « Events Database « CAGEMATCH".
  13. ^ Kreikenbohm, Philip. "Union Yuki Nimonakezu Union 2015 « Events Database « CAGEMATCH".
  14. ^ Kreikenbohm, Philip. "Union Pro Ame Ni Mo Makezu Union 2015 « Events Database « CAGEMATCH".
  15. ^ Kreikenbohm, Philip. "DDT Yokohama Tosogare 2016 ~Haru~ « Events Database « CAGEMATCH".
  16. ^ Kreikenbohm, Philip. "DDT Saitam Slam! Vol. 13 « Events Database « CAGEMATCH".
  17. ^ Kreikenbohm, Philip. "DDT Sapporo Wrestling Festa ~ DDT Crab ~ « Events Database « CAGEMATCH".
  18. ^ Kreikenbohm, Philip. "DDT Road To Super Arena ~ Dramatic Dream Tonkotsu ~ « Events Database « CAGEMATCH".
  19. ^ a b c d e f Kreikenbohm, Philip. "Titles « Masato Shibata « Wrestlers Database « CAGEMATCH".
  20. ^ "大阪オクトパス2016~浪花節だよプロレスは~". DDT Pro-Wrestling (in Japanese). Retrieved January 26, 2017.