Zack Sabre Jr. Talks WWE & Being The First British-Born Wrestler To Compete In NJPW’s G1 Climax Since 1997 – More


Independent wrestling star, Zack Sabre Jr., was recently interviewed by Bleacher Report to promote the upcoming Evolve 86 & 87 events on June 25th & 26th. During the interview, Sabre Jr. discussed the fact that he will be the first British-born wrestler to compete in New Japan Pro Wrestling’s G1 Climax & also provided his thoughts on WWE acknowledging the Indy wrestling scene.

Here are the highlights: (if you are going to use any of the quotes below, please give credit to Bleacher Report with an H/T to eWrestlingNews for the transcriptions)


Sabre Jr.’s Thoughts On Facing Matt Riddle:

“I’m very excited for the match, Matt Riddle is someone who I’ve kind of connected to very well and he doesn’t need me to say or speak glowingly about how talented he is. He is really remarkable and with his background in mixed martial arts and combat sports, he just connected and got to such a level so quickly in two years, where a lot of us would have to spend a decade at being terrible and he’s fantastic already. It’s definitely the biggest match that I can have in Evolve right now.”

Competing In NJPW’s G1 Climax:

“Obviously, I try to represent as broadly as possible independent wrestling, but certainly, I try to represent and showcase the modern British wrestling style. So, I am very proud to come in as a British wrestler. It’s a great achievement to be following someone like Regal who is the last British entrant. There’s no question really, the G1 Climax is the biggest tournament in pro wrestling. I think the lineup this year is very elite with the New Japan roster.”

WWE Acknowledging The Indy-Wrestling Scene:

“I think the company is certainly trying to change the way they approach things and I think that’s only for the positive. With them acknowledging independent wrestling companies is only a good thing. I think any people worrying about it falls onto the independent company to use that and continue to grow themselves and have their own identity. The largest company in the world opening up to international wrestling and independent wrestlers and acknowledging that the history of the wrestlers they sign now, rather than creating a new narrative for them is brilliant and good for the scene.”

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