As we head into the final episode of the WWE’s Cruiserweight Classic this Wednesday night, only four men remain in the tournament. Zack Sabre Jr., representing the United Kingdom, is one of them. The exposure that ZSJ has garnered through the CWC has given many American fans their first taste of his work, but Mr. Sabre has been tying opponents in knots for years.
In this Progress Wrestling match from May of 2014, Sabre Jr. takes on another wrestler on his path to greatness, Prince Devitt, better known to WWE fans as Finn Balor. Devitt, whose elaborate costumes have always been a staple of his persona, pays homage to Heath Ledger’s Joker for this contest, one of his last before heading to the WWE. To the best of my knowledge, this is the only time that these two technicians have gone toe-to-toe in the ring, but given the current state of their careers, they may very well meet again someday on a much grander stage.