Tanahashi Overtakes Sabre Jr, Claims RevPro British Heavyweight Title At NJPW Royal Quest

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At New Japan Pro-Wrestling’s Royal Quest, Hiroshi Tanahashi has become champion yet again. Winning against Zack Sabre Jr., the Japanese legend is now the RevPro British Heavyweight Champion. This is the pair’s second encounter with championship implications, and Tanahashi previously went after the British gold at G1 Supercard earlier this year.

Tanahashi has also claimed NJPW’s top prize this year, defeating Kenny Omega at Wrestle Kingdom 13, breaking his own record at eight total reigns. That period was short-lived, and Hiroshi spent the majority of the year pursuing Sabre Jr. Zack has held the British Heavyweight Championship for 239 days, picking it up back at RevPro/NJPW Global Wars UK 2018 last October.

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