NEW JAPAN PRO-WRESTLING

PROFILE

Zack Sabre Jr.

UNIT

Suzuki gun 

HEIGHT

183cm 

WEIGHT

85kg 

YEAR OF BIRTH

24 Jul 1987 

Zack Sabre Jr.
HEIGHT
183cm 
WEIGHT
85kg 
YEAR OF BIRTH
24 Jul 1987 
PLACE OF BIRTH
Isle of Sheppey, Kent, United Kingdom 
DEBUT
2004/4/20 
FINISH HOLD

Orienteering With Napalm Death, European Clutch, Zack Driver, Hurrah! Another Year, Surely This Shall Be Better Than The Last; The Iexorable March Of Progress Shall Lead Us All To Happiness

 
TWITTER
@zacksabrejr 

BIOGRAPHY

A master of joint locks and holds, he debuted in England in March 2004 and has experience fighting all over Europe, America and Japan. His New Japan debut opposite Katsuyori Shibata at the 45th Anniversary event in 2017 saw him join the ranks of Suzuki-Gun post match, and he and Minoru Suzuki were kindred, psychotic spirits. The two brutal technical masters would win RPW’s British Tag Team Championships, while in Japan, ZSJ quickly established himself as a top name as a singles star.

His first G1 Climax saw him pick up wins over Tomohiro Ishii and Hiroshi Tanahashi en route to an impressive ten points. ZSJ would then go on to win the New Japan Cup in 2018 on his first attempt, and was in the conversation all the way to the final league matches of the 2018 G1 Climax. 

At Wrestle Kingdom 13, Zack defeated Tomohiro Ishii to become RPW Undisputed British Heavyweight Champion for the third time. He was unsuccessful in challenging for IWGP gold in early 2019, first for the heavy tag belts with Suzuki and then for the IC belt against Ibushi. However, he fared better in defending his British Heavyweight title, which, a brief spell for Hiroshi Tanahashi aside, he would hold for the lion’s share of 2019.

He would defend British gold at Wrestle Kingdom 14 against SANADA, and then New Beginning against Will Ospreay, before losing the title in London on February 14 to the Aerial Assassin. ZSJ quickly refocused on his Dangerous Tekkers tag team with Taichi. At Dominion 2020, Zack & Taichi successfully seized the IWGP Tag Team Championships from Hiroshi Tanahashi & Kota Ibushi; his first taste of IWGP gold, and surely not his last.  

 

A master of joint locks and holds, he debuted in England in March 2004 and has experience fighting all over Europe, America and Japan. His New Japan debut opposite Katsuyori Shibata at the 45th Anniversary event in 2017 saw him join the ranks of Suzuki-Gun post match, and he and Minoru Suzuki were kindred, psychotic spirits. The two brutal technical masters would win RPW’s British Tag Team Championships, while in Japan, ZSJ quickly established himself as a top name as a singles star.

His first G1 Climax saw him pick up wins over Tomohiro Ishii and Hiroshi Tanahashi en route to an impressive ten points. ZSJ would then go on to win the New Japan Cup in 2018 on his first attempt, and was in the conversation all the way to the final league matches of the 2018 G1 Climax. 

At Wrestle Kingdom 13, Zack defeated Tomohiro Ishii to become RPW Undisputed British Heavyweight Champion for the third time. He was unsuccessful in challenging for IWGP gold in early 2019, first for the heavy tag belts with Suzuki and then for the IC belt against Ibushi. However, he fared better in defending his British Heavyweight title, which, a brief spell for Hiroshi Tanahashi aside, he would hold for the lion’s share of 2019.

He would defend British gold at Wrestle Kingdom 14 against SANADA, and then New Beginning against Will Ospreay, before losing the title in London on February 14 to the Aerial Assassin. ZSJ quickly refocused on his Dangerous Tekkers tag team with Taichi. At Dominion 2020, Zack & Taichi successfully seized the IWGP Tag Team Championships from Hiroshi Tanahashi & Kota Ibushi; his first taste of IWGP gold, and surely not his last.  

 

FINISH HOLD

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    Orienteering With Napalm Death

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    Hurrah! Another Year, Surely This Shall Be Better Than The Last; The Iexorable March Of Progress Shall Lead Us All To Happiness

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