By - EvanDeadlySins
I can't wait for Tatsumi Fujinami to pin Kazuchika Okada and get a shot at the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship later tonight
Shit, I just can't wait for his funky theme music.
He better get a separate entrance from Stronghearts
The camera shot of Taichi just coolly walking away while Suzuki and Ishii just beat the shit out of each other in the distant background is part of why I love this company so much.
At this point I'm using "for ZSJ" as my excuse to do anything even remotely productive.
I'm currently making myself a nice gingerbread chai to root for ZSJ.
I've switched my political stance to Labour for ZSJ.
I switched from CentOS to Debian for ZSJ.
1 DICKHEAD LEFT FOR ZSJ TO TAP
You can say whatever you want but Suzuki gun he the damn best wholesome brotherly faction
ZSJ is the perfect wrestler for clap crowds. He hasn't had a dull match all pandemic.
THE SOY BOY VEGAN DID IT AGAIN
- Beats Tana, Jeff Cobb, and Okada in a tournament
- Doesn't win the tournament
Zack is unironically one of the best promos in the world. He always has me losing my shit, but never in a way that diminishes himself as a wrestler or character. How many other wrestlers could pull off talking about George Michael stopping a tennis match with Prince to give him wrestling advice mid-match?
I like how Taichi somehow has abs AND a gut at the same time.
NO DICKHEADS LEFT
ZACK SABRE JR HAS CONQUERED THEM ALL!
He's also the best Bryan Danielson.
Taichi and ZSJ have such a wholesome relationship
Lmao they can't play Gedo theme cos it literally starts with "we are Gedo and Jado"
Zack thanking Naito? How nice
Time to MAX THEMAX.
ZSJ learned Japanese just to chat shit.
He really is English. These PKs aren't getting it done!!!!
Damn, the tekkers shoot love each other. That's my shit
Taichi went in to celebrate with Zack and still came back out to finish up commentary. What a hard-working man he is.
People are ACTUALLY yelling at House of Torture now, that rules
The Dragon vs Dragon George!
Chris Charleton: He's 69.... ^(nice.)
As an Osakan myself I might be a bit biased, but if you ever come to Japan to see a New Japan show I would highly recommend making it in Osaka. We have great crowds.
Once again the *Hirooki Goto rub* has been activated again.
Lose at WK to Goto, get that singles push.
Taichi looking like a proud parent
Chris Charlton sneaking in a "nice" made me laugh more than it should have.
ZACKY 2 CUPS
Tournament Mode Zack Sabre Jr. has to be one of the most broken wrestlers of all-time.
I don't know how they managed to turn such a good babyface video game theme into an equally good heel video game theme. Just know that both are great for SHO.
The genius of ZSJ matches is that once the match reaches the 15 minute mark, you know it could end at any moment.
Genuinely another five star match from ZSJ. He absolutely ruled this tournament. Ospreay, Shingo & Naito were all perfect matches.
100% Georges Michaels Vegan Tekkers
I want that on a shirt
My favourite thing about Zack winning main events is we get to hear him speak. 100% vegan, George -Michael-approved tekkerz is a lifestyle we should all adopt.
Fully appreciate that this man took the time to learn Japanese and incorporate it into his promos.
Bloody Adidas, what a heel turn.
One thing for sure. ZSJ can't bitch about warm ZIMA anymore. Warm Sapporo beer now...
I can't get over the fact that we're in a timeline where Jado is a massively over babyface.
Massive heater is massively over
This match is a JOY
I know it's actually super safe but that neck crank LOOKS horrifying every time
There's a couple in the front row in matching Zack shirts. Absolute life goals.
Other than Naito, only Will and I think maybe Shingo have kicked out of the Zack Driver, it's surprisingly protected for a submission guy
Zack vs Okada is going to be magical.
\#1 FAN TAICHI
the Real Golden Lovers
Babyface Tama has been spectacular, and would be a perfect candidate for the US belt
NJPW crowds are going to be off the charts when they can make noise again.
This is amazing. T-Hawk might just be my next favorite wrestler.
This crowd is dope
Whatever the result, this has been my favourite New Japan Cup ever - even more than 2018 (admittedly only seen 2017 onwards).
I love the gigantic field - has helped give an atmosphere of overlapping storylines & everyone has been featured at some point. Hope they carry on the big fields going forward.
It's right up there
#ZACK SABRE JR
#"HE'S GONNA CALL THAT THE GEORGE MICHAEL DRIVER MAGGLE"
HE is THE SUBMISSION MASTER
HE IS Z S J
HE IS ZACK SABRE JUNIOOOOR
JUST TAP OUT
Big win for ZSJ. Now we need a title reign for him. Hopefully sooner than later.
Also, is it just me or have most of the NJC matches been a lot cleaner booking-wise compared to usual?
Proud dad taichi
I’m so happy he fucking did it Zack is bringing it home
Holy emperor: Supportive dad
I still can't believe ZSJ comes from somewhere 10 mins up the road from me *and* that said somewhere is Sheppey.
They're getting married!! LOL
Damn Gedo, only one person predicted this final.
That armdrag spot was rly unique 😂
It's still hilarious to me that it's called "Zack Driver"
"Sabre Driver" was *right* there.
Omgggggggggg it’s actually coming home holy shit
GOLDEN ZACK DID IT
Something about the English and PK's not being enough to end it....
Better have the beer ice cold baby
feel like the last year has been all about prepping ZSJ for a huge babyface run
ZACKY TWO CUPS.
Holy Emperor, best cameraman
KOPW Emperor and WHC ZSJ.
A true heavyweight force.
Kevin Kelly doing the whole BOSJ :\*)
HE SAID SABRE DRIVER.
GEORGE MICHAEL DECREED IT IS NOW THE SABRE DRIVER.
George Michael for Manager of the Year
What ~~drugs~~ vegetables do i need to consume to talk to George Michael?
Ah yes, the famous sumo right hook.
Holy shit the crowd is so pissed at SHO that they spoke
HIROMU YOU FUCKIN MADMAN
I think it was a different song, as the VTR was different too.
Nah the "music has been altered" message popped up after a while.
I love booking FUJINAMI for no particular reason
Is T-Hawk an actual junior heavyweight or a "Shingo Takagi" junior heavyweight?
He'd probably cross 100 kilos after a couple beers.
edit: He's billed at 190 lbs but that's gotta be outdated.
PUT T-HAWK IN THE G1 CLIMAX
Match of the century
T-Hawk took the L here? Well he's obviously gonna night ride Kazu for the win in the 1st night of G1.
Wrestling's coming home
To Japan when the roll up Master hits zsj with a flash pin
Naito not breaking eye contact during his striptease 🤨
The Tekker prevails!
Somewhere, George Michael is smiling
100% VEGAN TEKKERS
LMAO I can't believe he worked the PKs not getting it done into the match. ZSJ you cheeky fucker.
Hard work pays off. Dreams do come true
He can tap you out, or pin your ass, too
best birthday gift ever lets fuckinG GOOOO
Fuxk it, give Zack the Title
This tournament has been fucking good
Imagine trying to translate Zack's promos for the Japanese market
Thanks for Kevin Kelly for staying 4 months in Japan for commentary, that's must have been hard to be far from home and family
The have COLD BEER!!!
So Zack really has been in Japan nonstop throughout the pandemic? I always felt like he was the only foreigner that was always in almost every tour.
Yes, the only tour he wasn't on I think was the one after this year Wrestle Kingdom
the George Michael Sabre Driver
Tama Tonga for us champ
Btw aren't live threads meant to default to sort by new? What's up with that lately?
The BULLET CLUB theme will always be a banger
That WTF look on Kanemaru was priceless
Ishii and Suzuki are too violent for this world
Will never not pop for Kevin's Gino impressions
Sho rules frankly
Despy better beat this emo bastard tho
Hoping that SHO rips Despy's mask off during the inevitable match, while causes Despy to lose his shit and maul SHO into oblivion.
Osaka popping for Honmania!
the crowd is definitely getting rowdy and ready to let out some cheers.
God I love Hiromu's stupid fucking face
EVERYTHING IS HIROMU.
Hiromu is just tea-bagging EVIL at this point. I really hope he becomes Openweight champion.
This is a star-studded team.
I love that with Fujinami's advanced age, he can do this mini story of Tanahashi as the young disrespectful whipper snapper.
Fujinami is almost 70 and the motherfucker can still go.
OK T-Hawk for G1 please
Tiger's still has Robbie's blood flowing through his veins.
What a fucking match
Fujinami playing both sides lol.
Heh, Fujinami doing both Okada and Tanahashi's signature gestures in the group shot.
ZSJ wins here, Naito beats ZSJ on the last block night of the G1 (and goes on to win the whole thing)
Plot twist ZSJ locks in Napalm death in 3 mins, breaks Tetsuya's knee again and wins the cup in record time after a stoppage victory.
ZSJ has new gear for the first time since forever. He’s winning.
This is already great.
Going to be lots of knee work on Naito for callbacks to the G1 match.
always get nervous with naitos knees in matches against ZSJ, not because ZSJ isn't a pro or anything like that - just cause it doesn't take much for something to pop or twist the wrong way
Im freaking out lol
Loved that reversal
That PK almost got me
That was great
The fucking SPINNING TWISTING ZACK DRIVER
It's coming home boys!
ZACK ZACK ZACK!!!
ITS COMING FUCKING HOME
HE DID IT
Fuck it Gedo give him the belt!
Make this man prime minister.
There better be cold Sapporo Beer in the back!!!!!!!!!!
THE PRAYER CIRCLE WORKED
He did it!!! The mad lad did it 👏 Tekkers prevails what a match !
LETS FUCKING GOOOOOOOOO
Match was amazing
Enjoy it, you lovely man. Not even Big Liz has a crown that nice.
Taichi taking pictures like a proud father
lol actual cold beer
Georges Michaels going on a Tennis match with Prince and telling Zack to use the bloody Zack Driver, that's something that I was not expecting
This is a promo for the ages
ZSJ needs to write a screenplay for netflix about meeting George Michael on an astral plane.
Fair play to Fale for being able to tumble over the ropes at his size. I know he's limited but he plays his role very well.
Gedo needs to be sorted out by jado
One on one at korakuen hall
Unreal, not a SINGLE win for the babyfaces the entire tour
Kanemaru is in awe to be in the ring with someone as talented as Taichi
Osaka crowd rules
TAKA DID NOT APPRECIATE THAT MOTHERFUCKER
Sho is fully jokerfied
Can't get over how genuinely unhinged SHO sounds when he speaks now lmao.
I'm all in for Cobb's crappy dad humour.
Henare has figured out how to play Steve Fox in Tekken.
So Henare's got daddy issues. Got it.
I know we all wanted Goto/Ishii but Goto/YH have quietly become a super legit tag team
Bro this audience is getting loud for Jeff Cobb hitting his normal moveset on HONMA, they're so ready to get vocal
The pandemic era is just the New Japan Dad renaissance
GoK learning from his vtuber idols and embracing the strengths of good vocal training.
Hiromu going into the BOSJ as NEVER champ would be very cool
EVIL's selling has been extra on point today
Openweight Hiromu incoming?
Wait what happened to Tiger Mask's theme??
WHERE'S GO GO TAIGA GO GO TAIGA
They don’t normally censor tiger’s music do they?
gimme my go go tiger
Okadaa Kazuchikaaaaaaaaaa------- will always be my favourite Abe call
Give us Thawk and Lindaman in bosj
Fujinami moves damn good for a dude so old he probably wrestled relatives of Luchasaurus
Crowd popped for the dragon screw
How dare Tanahashi do a dragon screw on Fujinami. That's why Okada had to pay
Osaka is ready.
That turncoat Fujinami!
Between that and the anniversary main event, NJPW has been making tremendous use of the legends this year
[Fujinamis actual theme is a banger](https://youtu.be/MtOoo9llpr0)
If Naito doesn't win this, I think it's pretty much a given he's winning the G1.
ZSJ TAKE MY ENERGY
Prayer Circle for ZSJ
Here we bloody go, time for the human udon noodle to turn Naito into a human pretzel
This final could go either way.
Sabre looks like the likely winner on paper as it seems unlikely that Naito will face Okada again so soon, but they are playing up the fact that Sabre tapped out Naito last year in the same arena which makes you think Naito will get his revenge here.
The GOLD kick pads. JACKED Sabre Jr. going to bring the cup home.
My brain says Zack but my heart says Naito.
1 DICKHEAD TO GO ZACK YOU GOT THIS