At the conclusion of Wednesday’s New Japan Cup Final, New Japan Cup winner Zack Sabre Jr. challenged IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kazuchika Okada. Sabre stretched Hiroshi Tanahashi past his breaking point to earn the right to challenge any Heavyweight champion in New Japan Pro Wrestling. Okada has held the IWGP Heavyweight Championship for 639 days and last defended it against SANADA at February’s New Beginning In Osaka.
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Sabre vs. Okada is set to main event Sakura Genesis on 4/1 at 3am EST. It will air live on NJPWWorld.com.
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