Zack Sabre Jr. will battle Hiroshi Tanahashi in the final of the 2018 New Japan Cup after tapping out Sanda in the semifinals Sunday.
The Brit has utilized a punishing, torturous submission arsenal to defeat some of the most talented stars in New Japan en route to his showdown with Tanahashi and will look to deny the beloved Ace of New Japan Pro-Wrestling his third cup.
Sabre's victory came at the top of a card that also featured his upcoming opponent in action.
Tanahashi teamed with David...
Hiroshi Tanahashi is on his way to the finals of the 2018 New Japan Cup tournament following a hard-fought victory over Juice Robinson in a stellar main event Friday.
Ace absorbed everything Robinson threw at him and still managed to deliver his patented High Fly Flow finisher to advance and potentially win his third New Japan Cup.
That main event was the headliner on a card which saw the Chaos faction dominate in tag team action and Minoru Suzuki and Kazuchika Okada come face-to-face,...
The semifinals of the New Japan Cup tournament are set following the conclusion of Thursday's round-two action.
Zack Sabre Jr. became the first man to defeat Kota Ibushi in New Japan Cup competition, thanks to a referee's decision that may have been controversial but necessary given the predicament the Golden Lover found himself in.
The Brit will face Sanada, who defeated Toru Yano Thursday, in the next round of competition.
Juice Robinson vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi is the other semifinal match, but...