Masato Shibata (柴田 正人, Shibata Masato, born September 25, 1975) is a Japanese professional wrestler primarily working for DDT, where he competes as part of the Damnation unit under the ring name Mad Paulie.

Professional wrestling career[edit | edit source]

STYLE-E, IGF and BJW (2003-2016)[edit | edit source]

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.[1] In December, he once again challenged for the title, this time losing to Kazuhiro Tamura.[2] 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.[3] In September, Shibata won Apache Pro Wrestling's WEW Tag Team Championship, teaming with Kotaru Nasu to defeat Kengo Nishimura and Tomohiko Hashimoto,[4] but lost the championships to Hashimoto and Shoichi Imiya two weeks later.[5]

In January 2015, Shibata teamed with Shuji Ishikawa to capture the UWA World Tag Team Championship, defeating Isami Kodaka and Fuma in overtime.[6] The duo lost the championships to the Brahman Brothers in June.[7]

DDT (2008-present)[edit | edit source]

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 Pauley, Shibata and Sasaki defeated Yukio Sakaguchi and Masa Takanashi.[8] Soon after, Sasaki and Pauley 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, Pauley, Sasaki, and Endo entered the tournament for the vacant KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Championship, defeating Shuten Doji (Sakaguchi, Takanashi and Kota Umeda) in the final to win the tournament and the championship.[9] On October 10, they made their first successful defence, defeating Happy Motel (Antonio Honda and Konosuke Takeshita) and Mike Bailey,[10] but dropped the championships to Shuten Doji (Takanashi, Sakaguchi and Kudo) on November 11.[11] On June 26, 2018 Paulie and Endo defeated Daisuke Sekimoto and Kazusada Higuchi to become the new KO-D Tag Team Champions. On July 22 Paulie and Endo lost the titles to Mike Bailey and MAO.

In wrestling[edit | edit source]

  • Finishing moves
    • Paulie Buster (Cradle Suplex lift Muscle Buster)
    • Reverse splash
  • Signature moves
    • Multiple suplex variations - German, dragon, belly-to-belly, vertical
    • Death Valley Bomb
    • Lariat
  • Nicknames
  • Themes
    • "Tulevaisuus" by Poikkeus

Championships and accomplishments[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Kreikenbohm, Philip. STYLE-E 3rd Anniversary ~ STYLE-E World In West Chofu Arena « Events Database « CAGEMATCH - The Internet Wrestling Database .
  2. Kreikenbohm, Philip. STYLE-E Battle Christmas E 2007 ~ Take Me To West Chofu « Events Database « CAGEMATCH - The Internet Wrestling Database .
  3. Kreikenbohm, Philip. STYLE-E Shinkiba Romance The 3rd « Events Database « CAGEMATCH - The Internet Wrestling Database .
  4. Kreikenbohm, Philip. Apache Pro « Events Database « CAGEMATCH - The Internet Wrestling Database .
  5. Kreikenbohm, Philip. Apache Pro « Events Database « CAGEMATCH - The Internet Wrestling Database .
  6. Kreikenbohm, Philip. Union Yuki Nimonakezu Union 2015 « Events Database « CAGEMATCH - The Internet Wrestling Database .
  7. Kreikenbohm, Philip. Union Pro Ame Ni Mo Makezu Union 2015 « Events Database « CAGEMATCH - The Internet Wrestling Database .
  8. Kreikenbohm, Philip. DDT Yokohama Tosogare 2016 ~Haru~ « Events Database « CAGEMATCH - The Internet Wrestling Database .
  9. Kreikenbohm, Philip. DDT Saitam Slam! Vol. 13 « Events Database « CAGEMATCH - The Internet Wrestling Database .
  10. Kreikenbohm, Philip. DDT Sapporo Wrestling Festa ~ DDT Crab ~ « Events Database « CAGEMATCH - The Internet Wrestling Database .
  11. Kreikenbohm, Philip. DDT Road To Super Arena ~ Dramatic Dream Tonkotsu ~ « Events Database « CAGEMATCH - The Internet Wrestling Database .
  12. DDT Roster (2010-11-28).
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 13.5 Kreikenbohm, Philip. Titles « Masato Shibata « Wrestlers Database « CAGEMATCH - The Internet Wrestling Database .
  14. ja:「年越しプロレス2016~年忘れ!五団体シャッフル・タッグトーナメント~」 (in Japanese). Sports Navi. Yahoo! (2016-12-31). Retrieved on 2017-01-01.
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