NJPW star Hiromu Takahashi has issued a challenge to Ace Austin for the IMPACT X Division Championship.
During today’s (May 21) Best of the Super Juniors 29 show, Takahashi pinned Austin to pick up two points in the tournament, and serve the X Division Champion his first NJPW loss.
The two stars shook hands following the contest. Showing his respect to the former IWGP Jr Heavyweight Champion, Austin tweeted:
We will meet again @TIMEBOMB1105
Congratulations. I am forced to respect you, but I will meet again.
Arguing that he has earned an X Division Title shot, Takahashi replied:
A man never breaks his word, right? I want your belt!
I got the right to challenge (for) the belt!
Prior to the tournament commencing, Takahashi had teased that a win over Austin could open some ‘pretty cool doors’.
Takahashi and IWGP Jr Heavyweight Champion Taiji Ishimori currently lead the A Block with 6 points (three wins) apiece.
Here are the results from Best of the Super Juniors Night 5 (via Fightful):
- Jado, Titan & El Lindaman def. BULLET CLUB (Gedo, Dick Togo & El Phantasmo)
- Los Ingobernables De Japon (Shingo Takagi & BUSHI) def. Master Wato & Hiroyoshi Tenzan
- Robbie Eagles, Tiger Mask & Wheeler Yuta def. Suzuki-Gun (El Desperado, DOUKI & TAKA Michinoku)
- SHO (2) def. Clark Connors (0) – A Block Action
- Ryusuke Taguchi (2) def. Francesco Akira (2) – A Block Action
- YOH (4) def. Yoshinobu Kanemaru (0) – A Block Action
- Hiromu Takahashi (6) def. Ace Austin (4) – A Block Action
- Taiji Ishimori (6) def. Alex Zayne (4) – A Block Action
A man never breaks his word, right?
I want your belt!
そのベルトの挑戦権利ゲットしちゃった！#BOSJ #BOSJ29 #njpw https://t.co/ZHW5kqJxtx
— 高橋ヒロム / Hiromu Takahashi (@TIMEBOMB1105) May 21, 2022
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