Zack Sabre Jr vs Tetsuya Naito (3-11-2018)

Zack Sabre Jr vs Tetsuya Naito (3-11-2018)

Zack Sabre Jr vs Tetsuya Naito
****1/2

March 11, 2018
Baycom Gymnasium in Amagasaki, Japan
NJPW New Japan Cup (Day 3)

Exactly what you’d expect from these two.  This was helpful in establishing Zack Sabre Jr as a serious player in New Japan, although no matter how good a technical wrestler he may be, he still looks like a dweeb.  And Tetsuya Naito doesn’t, so it was almost a travesty of justice to see the cool guy put over the dorky guy.  Seriously, can’t this guy change his ring gear or hairstyle so that he doesn’t look like a Computer Science Teaching Assistant?  Boggles the mind…

With that said, this match played to each guy’s strengths and featured a very clean submission finish.  That takes balls for a booker to do, and when it’s done, it means something.

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