Zack Sabre Jr is coming to ROH.
The company announced that Jonathan Gresham will welcome Zack Sabre Jr. to ROH at Final Battle on Dec. 14.
In a segment that will air on this weekend’s episode of “Ring of Honor Wrestling,” Gresham said he wanted to prove that he is the best technical wrestler in the world, so he was issuing an open challenge for Final Battle to the top technical wrestlers around the globe.
Almost immediately, Sabre Jr. appeared on the video screen. The New Japan Pro-Wrestling standout said he was the best technical wrestler in the world and he’s coming to ROH next month. He said he couldn’t think of a better first opponent than Gresham, so he’ll see “The Octopus” at Final Battle. Gresham vowed to tap him out.
Gresham, a 13-year veteran who has wrestled in 14 countries and on four continents, would love to cap what has been a breakthrough year for him with a victory over the much-heralded Sabre Jr. Gresham took Jay Lethal to the limit on three occasions in 2018, including in a 30-minute Iron Match over the summer for Lethal’s ROH World Title in which Gresham scored a pinfall over the champion and came within an eyelash of winning the championship.
When Sabre Jr. faces Gresham at Final Battle, it will be the first time the hard-hitting London native has ever stepped into an ROH ring. He comes to ROH with a very impressive resume.
Sabre Jr., a member of the Suzuki-gun faction in NJPW, won the New Japan World Cup earlier this year by defeating Tetsuya Naito, Kota Ibushi, Sanada and Hiroshi Tanahashi in succession. Sabre Jr. also won the prestigious Battle of Los Angeles tournament in 2015 and has won championships all over the world.
ROH Final Battle is scheduled for Dec. 14 at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. Fightful will provide live coverage of the event. Here is the announced card thus far:
ROH World Championship
Jay Lethal (c) vs. Cody
ROH World Television Championship
Jeff Cobb (c) vs. Adam "Hangman" Page
Women Of Honor World Championship - Four Corner Survival Match
Sumie Sakai (c) vs. Madison Rayne vs. Karen Q vs. TBA
Jonathan Gresham vs. Zack Sabre Jr.
Matt Taven vs. Dalton Castle