Britain’s Best Against the Ace - NJPW on AXS TV

Zack Sabre Jr. defends the British Heavyweight Title against Hiroshi Tanahashi.

We return across the pond with more coverage of the Royal Quest event. This time, in the main event, we have Hiroshi Tanahashi challenging for the British Heavyweight Championship against the United Kingdom’s own Zack Sabre Jr., two men who are no strangers to one another. Cocky, brash, and unorthodox – these are words that describe the British Heavyweight Champion, Zack Sabre Jr. With his unique physique, he seems to always snake around his opponent’s body to form impressive submission holds, often with a tap-out victory. He has performed this feat a number of times on the Ace of New Japan, Hiroshi Tanahashi, the challenger of his title this Saturday night. As impressive of a resume Tanahashi has, he always encounters difficulty with ZSJ. In 2018, he fell victim to him in the finals of that year’s New Japan Cup, and again this year, at the G1 Supercard at Madison Square Garden. Tanahashi does pull out victories, but under high pressure situations, ZSJ seems to always edge out to victory. What will happen when the two go head-to-head once more in Zack’s home country? The belt is on the line! Where will you be this Saturday night? We hope you will join us 9/8c for some Saturday Slam action!


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