British wrestling star Zack Sabre Jr. recently spoke with Sports Illustrated’s Extra Mustard blog about meeting Triple H for the first time during Royal Rumble weekend, his time wrestling in Japan, Finn Balor, Shinsuke Nakamura and much more.
As one of the best technical wrestlers in the world not currently signed to WWE, there’s been a lot of speculation that Sabre Jr. is on WWE’s radar and will eventually wind up with the company. Despite the fact that he’s been a WWE fan since childhood and could see himself in a WWE ring one day, Sabre does not see WWE as part of his “big plans” for 2016. He said:
“The WWE is fantastic, but you have to go in with the right mindset. If I went there, then I would be aware that I would be working for a company that is predominantly television-minded. You can’t be naive when you enter there and expect to be doing what you’re doing on a live show in front of a few hundred people who are all real passionate wrestling fans.
But their product is great, and it’s an incredible weekly television show. If you want to succeed, you can if you have the right mindset. I also feel there is so much more to achieve and learn, on a personal level as well, for me in Japan. With my style, I really think I can go anyway.”