SHO to face Takanori Ito in UWF Rules Match at Tokyo Dome City Hall
Thursday July 1 will see SHO represent NJPW and CHAOS at GLEAT’s card in Tokyo Dome City Hall, as he faces Takanori Ito in the main event.
GLEAT was established in October 2020 under executive director, former wrestler and MMA pioneer Kiyoshi Tamura. After special preview event GLEAT ver.0 last autumn, this GLEAT Ver. 1 card sees the promotion’s first fully fledged event.
GLEAT combines disciplines under traditional pro-wrestling in the form of ‘G Pro-Wrestling’, and MMA influenced stylings under the ‘LIDET UWF’ brands. SHO’s main event will take place under UWF rules against 27 year-old Ito, who made his pro debut in WRESTLE-1 in 2016 after a background in full contact karate.
SHO has his own background in jiu jitsu and MMA, and now wrestles under UWF rules for the first time.
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