In a clash of titans at last night’s AEW WrestleDream pay-per-view event, Bryan Danielson faced off against NJPW World Television Champion, Zack Sabre Jr. The world stood still as these two heavyweight champions fought tooth and nail to secure the somewhat elusive title of the world’s best technical wrestler.
Danielson, a globally revered talent, delivered a masterclass of strategy and skill to claim victory against his worthy adversary. But, it wasn’t without controversy as he took down Sabre Jr with a decisive running knee strike. Although this is a technically valid move, its deployment did not sit well with the NJPW World Television Champion.
After the pummelling showdown, Sabre Jr didn’t hold back in expressing his disdain for the “undeniably talented” Danielson’s winning method. He vehemently stated, “But knocking me out, Bryan, that’s a scoundrel move from Brittle Bryan.”
Interestingly, Sabre Jr readily acknowledged Danielson’s prowess and admired his enduring reign in the wrestling arena that spanned nearly two decades. “[Bryan] You’ve been the best in the world for what, over two decades? For that, I’ll be eternally grateful,” claimed Sabre Jr.
Despite the respect, Sabre Jr was disturbed by the unsettled question of who really is the best technical wrestler of all time. Seething with the fire of competition, he challenged Danielson to a rematch. The stakes were set with Sabre Jr demanding the clash be held on his home turf, the United Kingdom, or his adopted home ground – Japan – where Danielson made his claim to fame.
Sabre Jr warns the triumphant Danielson, “This proved nothing. We’re gonna do the rematch on my home turf, England, or my adopted home turf of Japan…and I’ll put you into retirement for good.”
Fans are eagerly awaiting further developments on this wrestling “soap opera”. To truly test who stands as the best technical wrestler, it would be a remiss not to nickname this ongoing feud as ‘Battle of the Wrestling Titans’.
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