In the world of professional wrestling, dream matches are what fans live for, and it seems like we’re on the brink of witnessing one such epic showdown. NJPW World TV Champion Zack Sabre Jr has now responded to Bryan Danielson’s challenge for a match at AEW WrestleDream, and the anticipation is reaching fever pitch.
Bryan Danielson laid down the gauntlet during the September 9 edition of AEW Collision, and AEW promptly confirmed this high-stakes encounter for their upcoming pay-per-view on October 1.
Though Sabre wasn’t physically present in the arena to address the challenge, he ensured his voice was heard during Sunday’s NJPW Road To Destruction show. With a steely resolve, Sabre declared:
“Dragon bollocks. Bryan Danielson. About bloody time. About bloody time. I’ve been waiting. I’ve been waiting, mate. I’ve been waiting.
“I can’t think of a better time and a better place than WrestleDream, October 1. The whole event is in honor of Antoni Inoki, and I can’t think of a better way to honor Inoki than to find out who the best technical wrestler in the world really is.
“Bryan, you’re one of the greatest wrestlers that has ever lived, but I surpassed you yonks ago, dickhead. Yonks ago. Bryan, in 2008, you helped kickstart my career.
“I have some bad news for you, you don’t have another year left. In 2008, you jump-started Zack Sabre Jr. In 2023, Bryan, I end your career. See you in Seattle, dickhead.”
This impending clash has been a dream match in the eyes of wrestling fans for years. While it nearly took place at the first AEW X NJPW Forbidden Door show, Bryan Danielson was unable to compete. Instead, Claudio Castagnoli faced Zack Sabre Jr in an unforgettable encounter.
The wrestling world now eagerly awaits the collision of these two masters of technical prowess. Both Zack Sabre Jr and Bryan Danielson have a storied history, each having held the prestigious title of best technical wrestler in the world according to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, making this matchup an absolute treat for fans.
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