Zack Sabre Jr. On Facing Ren Narita Ahead Of Their New Japan Cup Match

This past Sunday’s NJPW New Japan Cup Day 3 event saw first-ever NJPW World Television Champion Zack Sabre Jr. defeat Taichi in a New Japan Cup 2024 1st Round Match. Sabre Jr. will now battle Ren Narita in the next round of the 2024 New Japan Cup tournament.

Sabre Jr. took part in a backstage interview shortly following the match and talked about a number of topics including the ongoing New Japan Cup tournament.

Sabre Jr. said, “It’s not even started for me yet. There were two things that I was really looking forward to. Sadistically, a TMDK battle between Mikey Nicholls would have been very interesting in the New Japan Cup. I faced Shane Haste in the G1. That can’t happen. The other match that I was most excited about was finally facing my Dangerous Tekkers tag team partner, still one of my closest friends in Japan, Taichi. I think that would have been an incredible bout.”

Sabre Jr. also talked about facing Narita in the next round of the 2024 New Japan Cup tournament.

“Instead, we’ve got the Caravan of Twats, the Gazebo of Cunts. The House of — it’s not torture, is it? [Nicholls asks who’s they’re torturing] I mean, it’s undeniable, it’s the audience. Ren-Ren, do you want revenge from the Tokyo Dome a year ago, when I became the first New Japan World Television Champion, joined TMDK, and had a magnificent bloody year? This year’s getting better because I’m gonna win the New Japan Cup for the third time and finally get the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship. First step, Ren, is taking you and your gaggle of buffoons down.”

You can check out Sabre Jr.’s comments in the video below.

(H/T to Fightful for transcribing the above quotes)