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Zack Sabre Jr. challenges Bryan Danielson for AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door

ZSJ called out Danielson backstage at NJPW Dominion.
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Zack Sabre Jr. wants to face Bryan Danielson at AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door. 

ZSJ called out Danielson in a backstage promo following his match at NJPW Dominion on Sunday. 

"American Dragon, can you take some time out of your busy golfing schedule at the Blackpool Country Club to find out who the best technical wrestler in the world is? But I'll tell you now, darling, it's f---ing me," ZSJ said. 

Danielson recently mentioned wanting to face ZSJ as well during an interview with Sports Illustrated. 

"I’m thinking about Zack Sabre Jr. and wrestling him to see who is the best technical wrestler in the world," he said. "We have two very different styles of technical wrestling. We wrestled in 2008, and he was just a kid, but I was super impressed with him then. He’s grown into this amazing wrestler, and I don’t ever recall seeing anyone wrestle with his technique."

Danielson and ZSJ are the only two wrestlers since 2004 to win the Bryan Danielson/Best Technical Wrestler Award in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter awards. Danielson won the award every year from 2005 until 2013. It was then named after him in 2016. ZSJ won the award consecutively from 2014 until 2020. Danielson then claimed the award for a tenth time last year.