Zack Sabre Jr. says he'll be staying with NJPW and redefining the concept of what professional wrestling can be.
At NJPW The New Beginning in Osaka, Zack Sabre Jr. defeated Bryan Danielson in a rematch of their clash at AEW WrestleDream. Sabre Jr. scored the win over Danielson via pinfall.
In his backstage comments, Sabre Jr. discussed his win against Danielson. He reflected on their history before he noted that while Danielson and others went off to become millionaires, he will stay with NJPW. Sabre Jr. vowed to win the world title and change the landscape of professional wrestling.
“From that first match with Bryan, my career took off, and j haven’t looked back once. Then Bryan decided to do one better and he went to the largest professional wrestling company in the world that refused to call what we do professional wrestling. But Bryan, through every obstacle, became the most important wrestler in the entire world, and the entire industry is indebted to everything he’s done. In that time, Bryan went to work for the largest wrestling company in the world and before a millionaire, I turned down every single offer from every major company because I believe in something different. I’ve dedicated my entire adult life, my entire life since 14, to a vision of pro wrestling that I haven’t even started to complete. I’ll dedicate the rest of my life to this sport. I expect no thanks, no adulation from it, and one day, I’ll disappear and you’ll never hear from me again. But until that day, every single day, you’ll find me in New Japan Pro-Wrestling, changing the concept of what professional wrestling can be. Whilst doing that, while every other fucker goes off to be a millionaire, I’m staying. Probably through stupidity, probably in part because I don’t believe in capitalism. Money’s of no interest to me, professional wrestling is. In 2024, I’m gonna win the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship, and I’m gonna change the entire professional wrestling landscape," Sabre Jr. said.
Sabre Jr. then highlighted TMDK as a whole and declared that they would have a successful year in 2024.
Bryan Danielson has challenged Zack Sabre Jr. to a rematch. Check out his comments here.
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