Sapolsky Says Danielson/Sawa Wasn’t Match of the Night

Nick Paglino

Dragon Gate USA’s Gabe Sapolsky posted an exclusive blog over at The Heyman Hustle, offering his thoughts on last weekend’s big DGUSA show in Rahway, NJ. Below is an excerpt from the blog:

"Bryan Danielson vs. Munenori Sawa was everything it was hyped to be. I wouldn’t call this a pro wrestling match. It was fight exhibition. The two exchanged submissions, strikes, slaps and kicks that would make any UFC fan gasp in amazement. The skill level exhibited by Danielson and Sawa was unprecedented. Funny thing is, it wasn’t even my favorite match on the card.
 
Sometimes, you need to take an educated gamble. We’ve had two young wrestlers in EVOLVE that have risen with every opportunity. Their names are Ricochet and Kyle O’Reilly.
 
What really impresses about Richochet and Kyle O’Reilly is the fact they have each shown creativity, athleticism, desire and a strong work ethic. It was time to go next level with them. In order to do this, they needed the chance. That came by putting them in the semi-main event. If they had a breakout match, they would make the entire show. If they didn’t, we had a safety net in the main event of Danielson vs Sawa, but it would be a momentum killer that would definitely hurt buzz coming out of the event.
 
I am so proud to say Ricochet vs. O’Reilly came through and rose to the spot of the card with a flyer vs. striker contest that gained the second loudest fan reactions of the night behind the Danielson-Sawa main event." To read the entire blog, CLICK HERE.

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