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NJPW crowns 2022 New Japan Cup winner

The annual tournament concluded tonight at Osaka-jo Hall.
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Zack Sabre Jr. is the winner of this year’s New Japan Cup.

Sabre defeated Tetsuya Naito in the finals of the tournament that was held tonight at Osaka-jo Hall. The finish of the match had Naito kick out of a penalty kick by Sabre. However, Sabre fired back with the second Zack Driver of the match to pick up the win.

After the match, Sabre thanked Naito. He said he was not just the technical wrestler in the world, but he would soon be the best wrestler in the whole world. He mentioned the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship before finishing his promo.

Sabre defeated Ryohei Oiwa, Douki, Great-O-Khan, Will Ospreay, and Shingo Takagi to make it to tonight’s finals. This is the second time Sabre has won the New Japan Cup, previously winning in 2018 after defeating Hiroshi Tanahashi in the finals.

NJPW resumes touring on April 3 with their Hyper Battle tour, running through April 9 at Sumo Hall.