One of the best New Japan Cup tournaments finished in 2018 with a surprise winner, Zack Sabre Jr. While Japanese publications had Kota Ibushi as a favorite and even stateside magazines had Tomohiro Ishii, New Japan pulled the trigger to have Suzuki-gun’s ZSJ not only earn the trophy, but challenge IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kazuchika Okada for the upcoming Sakura Genesis event.
But there are rumblings about disappointment that this British import is getting an opportunity over fan favorites like Tetsuya Naito and Hiroshi Tanahashi. Well, I’ve got 5 reasons why we should be happy about the results.
Hi, I’m Chia Ng with Octopus Stretch and this is the Five Count.
As always, King Kong Bundy graces this video with his lovely smile.
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