Zack Sabre Jr. Says He's Done Being A Cruiserweight, Explains Passing On WWE

For years, many figured Zack Sabre Jr. wouldn't be on WWE's radar because of his untraditional pro wrestling physique. However, last year Sabre not only had interest, but passed on a deal.

Sabre rejected WWE's offer for a contract in 2016 after wrestling four WWE matches as a part of the Cruiserweight Classic. Much like Kota Ibushi, Sabre saw a more positive future outside the WWE. When speaking to New Japan Pro Wrestling's official website, Sabre expanded on his reasoning. 

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"It would be like asking a musician, 'Why didn't you sign with the biggest record label?' I'm just concerned with being the best professional wrestler I can be. It was really just a personal choice. This is my path," said Sabre. 

Sabre not only left WWE in his rearview, but also the idea of being a cruiserweight -- or junior heavyweight as they're known in NJPW. When asked about his future in either of those divisions, Sabre didn't mince words.

"Oh yeah, I’m done with being a Junior Heavyweight. Really, my interest in focusing on being a Heavyweight is a stylistic one. Obviously I’m much smaller than a lot of the Heavyweights, but I think my style is much more in-tune with Heavyweight wrestling," said Sabre.

You can see Sabre's full interview at this link.

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