In a remarkable match at NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 18, Hiroshi Tanahashi emerged victorious, securing the NJPW World TV Championship by defeating Zack Sabre Jr.

The finish of the match witnessed Tanahashi executing a clever reversal of a pinning attempt by ZSJ, turning the tables and pinning him to achieve the victory.

Following the match, Zack Sabre Jr. displayed a sign of respect towards Tanahashi by handing over the title to him. Tanahashi then addressed the crowd, expressing his gratitude for their unwavering support.

This victory marks Hiroshi Tanahashi’s first reign as the NJPW World TV Champion. Zack Sabre Jr. held the title for an impressive one-year duration, successfully defending it on 16 occasions. Notably, ZSJ became the inaugural NJPW World TV Champion at NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 17 by defeating Ren Narita in a tournament final, and now, Tanahashi joins the ranks as only the second individual to hold this prestigious title.


Fans interested in further details about NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 18 can refer to the event’s results for more information.

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