Z.S.J. holding nothing back
On November 3rd New Japan Pro Wrestling will be hosting one of their biggest shows on the road to Wrestle Kingdom, 'Power Struggle'. On the card the finals of the of 2018 Super Junior Tag tournament conclude with an IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Titles match. Hiroshi Tanahashi will team up with David Finlay to meet Kota Ibushi and Tanahashi's Wrestle Kingdom 13 opponent Kenny Omega. Fans watching from home and those who are present at the 'Edion Arena' in Osaka will also see the in-ring return of Chris Jericho who will be defending the IWGP Intercontinental Championship against EVIL.
At 'King Of Pro Wrestling' Zack Sabre Jr. was set to take on EVIL in a grudge match but Chris Jericho ambushed EVIL before the match got underway. Once Jericho walked away Sabre Jr. went in the ring and added insult to injury to EVIL but it was not long before Tetsuya Natio came down to the ring for the save which has led to the Naito/Sabre Jr. match at 'Power Struggle'.
During an interview with Tokyo Sports, Zack Sabre Jr. stated that his forthcoming match with Naito is pointless but once he is finished with the tranquilo L.I.J. leader, he will be the next man to challenge for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship.
(Partial translation by way of @dartvader_one on Instagram)
"It is utterly absurd that I have to come all the way from the U.K. for a Naito rematch. There is absolutely no merit to this rematch, it is a waste of time." Zack said. "But I wil not keep silent about this humiliating treatment. After I will kill Naito for a third time, I'd like to commit the right to challenge the next IWGP Heavyweight Championship to New Japan. I will challenge with the next big match to the winner of the Omega versus Tanahashi match on January 4th at Tokyo Dome."
To get a look at the updated match card for 'Power Struggle', head over to Fightful's "events" section and we also have results from the 'Road To Power Struggle' shows which can be seen on the "results" section of the site.