Hiroshi Tanahashi has added another title to his long list of championships won.
At the NJPW Royal Quest event, Tanashahi defeated Zack Sabre Jr. to win the Revolution Pro Wrestling British Heavyweight title. This is Tanahashi’s first title with Revolution Pro Wrestling and the loss ends Sabre’s third reign as champion.
Below is a recap of the ending of the title match, written by David Tees on Fightful’s live coverage of the event.
Tanahashi gets free and he rolls Sabre Jr up for a few near falls, Sabre Jr trips up Tanahashi before twisting away on his neck. Tanahashi recovers and he nails Sabre Jr with another dragon screw leg whip, Tanahashi then applies a Texas cloverleaf to Sabre Jr. Sabre Jr gets free and he rolls up Tanahashi for a near fall, Sabre Jr follows that up by getting Tanahashi in an octopus stretch. Tanahashi breaks the hold by falling into the ropes, Tanahashi fights back again and Sabre Jr lands an overhead kick followed by a penalty kick. Sabre Jr goes for a Zack Driver and Tanahashi counters with a swinging neck breaker, Tanahashi then hits Sabre Jr with a sling blade for a near fall. Tanahashi goes for a High Fly Flow and Sabre Jr gets his knees up, Sabre Jr gets Tanahashi in a triangle choke and he transitions to a Rings Of Saturn like maneuver. Tanahashi gets free and he nails Sabre Jr with an inverted dragon screw leg whip, Sabre Jr catches Tanahashi in a roll up from out of nowhere for a near fall. Tanahashi and Sabre Jr have a striking exchange in the ring, Tanahashi ends that by nailing Sabre Jr with another sling blade.
Tanahashi then hits Sabre Jr with a dragon suplex for a near fall, Tanahashi then hits Sabre Jr with a High Fly Flow for a three count.
Winner: Hiroshi Tanahashi, your new RPW British Heavyweight Champion
This was Tanahashi’s second attempt at winning the British title this year after unsuccessfully challenging Sabre for the belt at G1 Supercard in New York back in April.
Tanahashi has had a big year in the ring, headlining the Tokyo Dome at Wrestle Kingdom 13 and beating Kenny Omega to win the IWGP Heavyweight title in January and is now the British champion for the first time in his career.